Cruise Theme Ideas

Cruise Into Living
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted April 28, 2008

Spiritual Application

A theme revolving around a cruise, focusing on living as a steward and serving Christy by serving others. 

Theme Verse Suggestions

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.  Romans 15:1,2

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  Galatians 5:13, 14 

Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.  Colossians 3:22-24

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Set Sail For Serving by Julia

Fresh Towels by Julia

I Saw 7 Ships Come Sailing By by Julia

8 discussion questions for this devotional.

7 Ships Discussion Questions

Download in a PDF File

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

Cruise into Living

Sail Away!

Cruise Into Life!

All Board For The Christian Life!

Bon Voyage

Board The Good Ship: Christian Living T

The Good Ship: Hospitality

Set Sail For True Living

Evening On The High Seas

See the Anchored in Christ Theme for more nautical ideas.


Color:  navy blue and white

Make a pier for a welcome or entry area. 

Make a gangway/deck by laying down wood planks.

Hang some travel posters.

Decorate using island decorations (sea shells, palm trees, sunsets, etc.)

Make a sign for the name of your cruise ship.

Use nautical decorations (ropes, anchors, lifesavers, etc.)

Make portholes on walls out of posterboard.

Use candle arrangements with sand and seashells.


Make Me A Blessing (Ira B. Wilson)

Others (Charles D. Meigs)

Servants Heart (Ron Hamilton)

Teach a sea shanty (search for them online)


Pack of Lifesavers candy

Anything nautical

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Anything nautical

Travel Atlas  

Basket of mini travel items such as shampoos, hand creams, toothbrush containers, etc.

Cosmetic bag


Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Have boarding passes (could make as invitations)

Have various areas designated for shipboard activities. (game area, craft area, spa area, etc.)

Use captain hats for those in charge of various areas.

Have passports for each lady and have them signed at each ship area/workshop that they visit. (Use them later for a drawing)

Have shipboard entertainment. This could be special music, commedian, or even a skit performance.

Share some hospitality tips and ideas.

Food and Serving

Have a "captains" table for special speakers and leaders.

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

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Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.

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See my related Pinterest board for more ideas!

Nautical Theme Party Ideas

Beach Summer Pinterest Board

This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon.  Be creative...Julia

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