with Langham Partnership
November 7 - 19, 2024
with Cairo land package
Our Trip Hosts
Ben & Annette Homan
From 2001 until 2010, Ben Homan served as president and chief executive officer
of a Christian relief and development organization. He has led assessment teams to Iraq, Afghanistan, tsunami-ravaged Indonesia, Sudan’s Darfur region, and other devastated zones of the world. Prior to that, he taught at the University of California- Irvine and was vice-president at Covenant Theological Seminary. In 2006, Ben was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the HELP Commission, an entity that was established by Congress to recommend reform of all of the U.S. government’s foreign assistance. He also served as president of the Association of Evangelical Relief and Development Organizations (AERDO) and as chairman of the USAID’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid. Ben joined the leadership of Langham Partnership in August 2010. Ben and his wife, Annette, live in Whitefish, Montana, and have three children. Homan is an alumnus of Biola University, the University of Nebraska, Shanghai Normal University, and Washington University.
Special Guest for the Journey
Christopher J. H. Wright is Global Ambassador and Ministry Director of Langham Partnership. He was formerly Principal of All Nations Christian College, and taught at Union Biblical Seminary (UBS) in Pune, India. His books include The Mission of God, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God (both IVP), The Uniqueness of Jesus, Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament (both Monarch) and the New International Biblical Commentary on Deuteronomy (Paternoster).
Wright moved in 1983 to India with his wife, Liz, and four children to teach at Union Biblical Seminary (UBS) in Pune for five years. At that time he and Liz were mission partners with Crosslinks, an evangelical Anglican mission agency. While at UBS, he taught a variety of Old Testament courses at
B.D. and M.Th. levels. In 1988, he returned to the U.K. as academic dean at All Nations Christian College, an international training center for cross- cultural mission. He was appointed principal there in September 1993 and held that post for eight years. In September 2001, Chris was appointed
to the role as the International Ministries Director of the Langham Partnership International.
Chris and his wife, Liz, belong to All Souls Church, Langham Place, where Chris enjoys preaching from time to time as a member of the ministry team. This is also the church, of course, where Langham Partnership’s founder, John Stott, was rector emeritus. Chris and Liz live in London and have four adult children and a growing number of grandchildren.
ACCOMMODATIONS & MEALS:
Nights of November 8, 9, 10 at Nile Ritz Carlton, Cairo • Three breakfasts & two lunches in Cairo November 9, 10, 11 • Welcome Reception at Ritz Carlton • Seven nights AmaDahlia accommodation in stateroom assigned • All meals aboard ship – American buffet breakfast; lunch and dinner with complimentary wines and beer; complimentary cocktail hour before dinner; tea and coffee station available 24/7; late-night snacks • Lunch in Cairo on November 18 • Night of November 18 at Ritz Carlton in Cairo • Breakfast on November 19
TRANSPORTATION, SIGHTSEEING & EXCURSIONS:
Comprehensive program of sightseeing tours and shore excursions with expert national Egyptologists • Local transportation in deluxe air-conditioned motorcoaches and all entrance fees • Transfers between the Cairo Airport and Ritz Carlton upon arrival • Transfers for flight to Luxor and back to Cairo • Round-trip flights between Cairo and Luxor • Roundtrip flights between Aswan and Abu Simbel • Private transfer to Cairo Airport on November 19 • Egypt Visas
RECREATION & AMENITIES:
Free use of AmaDahlia’s fitness center & sundeck pool; individual booking available for hair and nail salon treatments and the ship’s massage therapist. Free Wifi on board and at our hotels.
Our trip hosts, Ben & Annette Homan with special guest Dr. Christopher Wright • FCV Tour Manager handling daily touring arrangements • AmaDahlia’s Cruise Director and Egyptologists
OTHER ITEMS INCLUDED:
Currency Advice • Packing Tips • Suggested Reading List • Luggage Tags • Printed Daily Programs
Roundtrip air transportation to Egypt • Tips for ship crew and land staff • Passport expenses • Accident/ baggage/trip cancellation insurance • Items of a personal nature such as telephone, internet and fax tolls, bar tabs, personal laundry • Passengers making requests for special services that cause FCV or our local ground operators to incur additional expenses in time and money may be asked to bear the corresponding costs associated with any such individual out-of-theordinary requests.
Terms and Conditions
To confirm your space, please send a signed Reservation Form and a deposit of $2000 per person payable to:
FIRST CENTURY VOYAGES
Post Office Box 3592
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Due in full 185 days prior to departure
CANCELLATION & REFUND:
If written or emailed notice of cancellation is received from passenger 185 days or more prior to departure, all advance deposits will be refunded, less a per person administrative fee of $600. If cancellation is 184-155 days before departure, the cancellation charge, as liquidated damages, is 35% of the tour cost; 154-90 days before departure, 50%; 89-40 days before departure, 75%. The forfeiture for cancellations 39 or fewer days before our departure is the full cost of the tour less $600 per person. If the sailing is sold out and the cancelled space can be resold by FCV prior to departure, the sum received for resale, less $750 per person, will be refunded. In fairness to all, no exceptions can be made to these terms. There are no refunds for early withdrawal once the tour has commenced.
Insurance programs are recommended and available to insure: (a) baggage valued up to $1,000; (b) accidental injury, illness or death from any cause; and (c) trip cancellation. Upon confirmation of your reservation, you will be sent information regarding such policies. We strongly recommend this protection for all of our passengers. Consider "cancel for any reason" coverage offered by some trip insurance providers. Many options for trip insurance are available at this partner site.
RESPONSIBILITY & LIABILITY:
A detailed statement of limitations and exclusions of liability of AmaWaterways, FIRST CENTURY VOYAGES, and all trip hosts for loss of property, injury, illness, or death will be provided to all trip registrants and is available to prospective travelers upon request.
In the unlikely event that a dispute arises between the traveler and FCV, the traveler agrees that any dispute arising from or related to this agreement shall be settled by mediation and, if necessary, legally binding arbitration in accordance with the Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation of the Institute for Christian Conciliation (complete text is available at https://www.aorhope.org/icc). Judgment upon an arbitration decision may be entered in any court otherwise having jurisdiction. The parties understand that these methods shall be the sole remedy for any controversy or claim arising out of this agreement and expressly waive their right to jury and their right to file a lawsuit in any civil court against one another for such disputes, except to enforce an arbitration decision. Given the ever-changing health protocols surrounding Covid-19 concerns, the traveler agrees to abide by all health policies required by trip providers and domestic and international governments for safe participation in this trip. No refunds will be given for failure to comply.
CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES:
Trip prices are based on exchange rates, fuel costs, and tax rates in effect as of June 2023, and are subject to change without notice to reflect fluctuations impacting FCV’s program component costs (currency and maritime fuel prices in particular). However, as a protective cap for FCV's passengers, in no case shall additional collections caused by such fluctuations exceed 3% of the advertised tour cost.
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