Reviews & Stories

Learn what previous guests have to share about their Love Like You Mean It experience!

Can a few days on a ship make a lifetime of difference? Past participants tell you their stories in their own words. Ready to start cruising now? Click the Book Now button!

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My wife and I had such an amazing time. The speakers were great. The itinerary was jammed pack with things to do. We got closer to God and our marriage is that much stronger. Thank you Family Life.
Edwin and Rose - Connecticut

Love being on the cruise for valentine.. We went to the steak house restaurant, the ambience was so romantic. We joined a Latin dance class. We had a lot of fun dancing on the Lido deck! So much more!! So worth it!!

Carolyn Rivera - Trumbull, CT
We had never been on a cruise before nor had we traveled outside of California much. There was a bit of fear to be out on the icean but that faded quickly. Everyone we met was shocked to find out we traveled so far to experience this. It was so worth every mile, hour, penny! The llymi marriage cruise is the greatest and best investment we've made for our marriage so far. No only did we feel like we were on a real vacation but it was so intimate, filled with opportunities for us to reconnect and relax. No cell phones, no work, no chores, no interferences for all that God had planned. We loved being around other believers, focused on improving their marriage. Everyone was so friendly. Lord willing, we will see you all on the 2019 LLYMI cruise. Reservations have been made!
Alton & Crystal Youngblood - Fresno, CA
Don't think of this cruise as just another expensive vacation but rather think of it as an investment, a rock solid investment in which you can be guaranteed long lasting rewards. Your marriage is worth investing in and we highly recommend this cruise to any and all couples. So much so that we would go so far to say that every married couple needs to experience this for themselves. It is unlike any other vacation/cruise you have ever experienced. The atmosphere, the music, the teaching, the concerts, the laughter, the destinations, the food, the relaxing, the fun, the friendships made with other believers along with the renewed connection between you and your spouse all wrapped up with God in the center of it.... makes for one unforgettable getaway! 2018 was our first time going and I'm beyond excited to be booked again for 2019. There is no other vacation I'd rather choose, simply's like a little taste of heaven. If you find yourself thinking it's beyond your budget, dare to ask and believe God for the ability to go...I did. He is very much interested in the health of your marriage, as a matter of fact He's the designer of it all and I'm sure He is pleased to see His children enjoying marriage exactly as He intended. Thank You Family Life for all the effort and prayers put into planning this phenomenal cruise for married couples.
Jennifer and Joel Chase - British Columbia, Canada
Two years ago, we were encouraged to experience the LLYMI Marriage Cruise by our friends Nancy and Carlos who have been part of it for the past 5 yrs. Last year we encouraged a couple from our church (Mike and Jackie) to join us and they are coming again this year! It looks like this is going to be our annual vacation getaway! The LLYMI Cruise is a MUST, at least once, for every couple who is serious about strengthening their relationship with God and with each other. Everything about this cruise breathes JESUS and quite frankly, you can't have a better vacation and spiritual refreshing than that! Thank you, Family Life. BTW, we are the couple who dress alike at least once a day. We are already getting our new wardrobe ready! ;-)
Joe and Maribel Rodriguez - Belleville, New Jersey
2019 was our 3rd LLYMI cruise. We have been blessed each year not only with the beautiful places we visit and the experiences we share together but also with the new friendship we have made and the awesome materials that Family Life provides. We look forward to the gifts that we find hanging on our door every night. We have booked for 2020!! Counting down the days!!
Mike & Sharon Gionfriddo - Southington, CT
We were going through a very difficult issue with our family. So difficult we could not go to our church. We had to leave and find a new church. Many people told us we needed to stay home and not go on this cruise. We knew we needed time to get away and process and focus on our marriage and make sure we were ok. One day in the cruise I asked Ken if he was ok with us asking for prayer for our situation and he agreed. With in a couple of hours we got a note under our door asking if we wanted to meet with someone on the prayer team. We did and Gary and Cindy are the best. The prayer and acceptance they gave us knowing our situation was exactly what we needed. I know for a fact without the advice, acceptance and prayer we got that week on the cruise I know our marriage and family would not be as strong as it is today. Thank you Family Life for being there for families in need.
Shannon - GA

My wife Sherry and I have been blessed to be on all 10 LLYMI cruises. As full time missionaries, the group plan has been an incredible blessing to us and an opportunity to introduce other couples to the ministry of FamilyLife! We look forward to the cruise each year as a time to reconnect, which is made easier by being disconnected from our cell phones and email. Each year, we decide just how much we need to participate: some years we've gone to every activity, some years we've skipped activities, but every year, we've had irreplaceable time together. As long as we're able, we'll be there!

Scott & Sherry Jennings - Durham, North Carolina

This was our first cruise ever, and it was fabulous!! We are booked for next year, Lord willing! The speakers were so great, so focused on the gospel! We needed this time together it was so special. We are excited about next year, and having an extra day!! Can't wait! Thanks so much!

Pertti and Michelle Laitinen - Alberta, Canada