COLORADO SPRINGS. People interested in the 2018 Danube Pilgrimage Cruise with Bishop Michael Sheridan and Msgr. Bob Jaeger will have the opportunity to meet pilgrims who have registered at a final information night at 6 p.m. (after the 5 p.m. Mass) March 10 at St. Paul Catholic Church.
The evening will feature a sharing of highlights of the itinerary and travel questions, as well as allow those who are curious but have not yet registered to ask questions and meet the pilgrimage family. Refreshments will be provided.
Bishop Sheridan’s 2018 Danube Pilgrimage Cruise will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 10. Bishop Sheridan, Msgr. Jaeger, pastor of St. Paul Parish in Colorado Springs, former Colorado Catholic Herald editor Bill Howard and a world-class guide will lead this journey through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Pilgrims also have the opportunity, at additional cost, to extend their stay an extra 2-3 days and visit either Prague or Czestechowa and Krakow, Poland.
Cabin availability is now under 20 cabins, and there are several other groups filling the ship, so remaining cabins are claimed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bishop Sheridan is seeking eight more pilgrims, or four couples.
There is also a waiting list for single rooms. Select International will help single pilgrims find a roommate in the event that a single room does not become available. Single rooms come with a supplemental cost.
Daily Mass is included throughout the pilgrimage, and beautiful churches where Masses are being finalized include the shrine in Altotting, Maria Plain Basilica in Salzburg, St. Martin Cathedral in Bratislava and St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Budapest. Pilgrims will get to explore a deeply rich Catholic part of the world.
The Amadeus Silver III ship combines the luxuries of a 5-star hotel with first-class crew service. There are three room decks, with the top featuring 12 luxury suites with walkout balconies. The majority of the other cabins have automatically lowering panorama windows, offering a spectacular view of the passing river landscapes. All cabins have a modern bathroom and a walk-in closet. The top deck of the Silver III features a glass-shielded River Terrace, and the main restaurant offers panoramic views.
Pricing is based on double occupancy and ranges from $3,695 to $4,195 cash/check (credit card pricing is also available at a slightly higher cost). While the pilgrimage begins at JFK airport, Select can also book the leg from Denver or Colorado Springs for additional cost. Pilgrims who fly out of Denver will arrive in Munich around the same time as the JFK group.
To register for the pilgrimage by mail or online, visit SelectInternationalTours.com, click on “Cruises” and then click on the brochure for the Bishop Sheridan-Msgr. Jaeger Cruise. Physical brochures can also be mailed upon request by emailing Bill Howard at MercyPilgrimageCS@gmail.com.