Trip Details

Our Trip Hosts: Vince & Patti Elliott

Vince and Patti live in Houston and have three grown children and
three grandchildren.

Vince created Fortiter Wealth Management with the intent to create a more meaningful client experience in wealth management for individuals and their families. For Vince, this means keeping Christ in the middle of every piece of advice and keeping money in its proper place in his life and the lives of those he serves. Vince and Patti are active in several civic, church and political organizations. Together they serve as Journey of Generosity facilitators for Generous Giving. Patti serves as a facilitator for Strategic Ministries, Inc. Vince is a Founder and current Board Chair of National Christian Foundation – Houston. He has also served on the National Board of Directors for Dare2Share Ministries, the Houston YL Metro Steering Committee, and the West Houston Committee for Young Life. Vince considers his 36 years as a volunteer leader with Young Life at The Kinkaid School among his most fulfilling adventures.

Patti enjoys tennis and art as well as time with friends, but her first and favorite hobby is spending time in the Word with the Lord. Vince is a private pilot and his idea of a perfect day is running away with Patti and holding her hand while walking around and looking at stuff... doesn't much matter what the stuff is!

Sea Cloud II Deck

Swim Time in the Aegean

Sea Cloud II's Restaurant


The night of July 7 at the Çırağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul • Breakfast in Istanbul on July 8 • Seven nights SEA CLOUD II accommodation in stateroom assigned • All meals aboard ship—American buffet breakfast; lunch and dinner with complimentary wines and beer; daily afternoon tea with fresh pastries and tea sandwiches; and late-night snacks • Lunch ashore on July 12 in Ephesus


Comprehensive program of sightseeing tours and shore excursions with expert national guides as described in this brochure • Local transportation in deluxe air-conditioned motorcoaches and all entrance fees • Transfers between the Çırağan Palace Kempinski and the ship on July 8 to the airport in Athens on the morning of July 15


All tips to porters, baggage handlers, hotel staff, guides, and tour bus drivers.  An all-inclusive gratuity for SEA CLOUD II’s sixty-member crew is included


Free use of SEA CLOUD IIs library, onboard games, shared ship laptop for brief emails, and sports equipment--snorkeling gear, floats, banana boat, water skis, etc.


Our Trip Hosts, Vince & Patti Elliott • FCV Tour Manager handling daily touring arrangements • SEA CLOUD II's Cruise Director and Musician • Ship’s Physician providing medical services at no charge


Travel Document Holder • Currency Advice • Packing Tips • Suggested Reading List • Luggage Tags • Printed Daily Programs • Abridged newspapers received on ship daily via satellite


Roundtrip air transportation to Istanbul and from Athens • Taxi transfer from the Istanbul airport to the Çırağan Palace Kempinski on the day of arrival • 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-the-ordinary requests.

Terms and Conditions


To confirm your space, please send a signed Reservation Form and a deposit of $2000 per person payable to:

Post Office Box 4042
Chattanooga, TN 37405


Due in full 185 days prior to departure


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.


A detailed statement of limitations and exclusions of liability of Sea Cloud Cruises, 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 or [email protected]). 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.


Trip prices are based on exchange rates, fuel costs, and tax rates in effect as of February 2024, 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.


Please call Karl or Julie Johnson at (919) 381-5722 or email [email protected].