Focus Events & Activities
The Focus on the Family staff is working hard to get ready for our exclusive events on board our cruise.
All Times TBD; Bookmark FocusCruise.com and check back on a regular basis for important information about activities and events.
Focus on the Family Events
Focus on the Family is pleased to present exclusive events aboard our cruise for you to enjoy. Please see offerings below. Times and locations will be available in the daily Disney Navigator on the ship.
Focus on the Family - 40th Anniversary Celebration
Don’t miss our signature event Thursday evening, with a look back at our history and a look forward with special insights by Jim Daly – and more surprises to come. Please attend the show opposite your dinner seating.
Family Impact Stories
How has Focus made a difference for your family? We would love to know! During the cruise, we invite you to record the impact the ministry has made on your life, so that others may be blessed. In addition, you will also be able to upload short family videos and photos from your time on the cruise. Some of these may even be shown during the 40th Anniversary Celebration event! Location and time information for these events will be available on FocusCruise.com or at Focus Guest Service HQ on Deck 4. Join in the celebration of 40 years of impact!
MercyMe – Concert
Enjoy a concert from this award-winning contemporary Christian band, Tuesday evening, at the time opposite your dinner seating.
MercyMe - Meet and Greet
Come by to say hi and get autographs from the band.
MercyMe - Christmas Carols
Join Mercy Me in the Atrium of the ship Monday night as we celebrate Christmas with carols and tree lighting.
Radio Broadcast – Live Taping
Come be uplifted and encouraged at a live taping Wednesday hosted by Jim Daly and John Fuller with guests MercyMe frontman Bart and his wife Shannon Millard as they discuss their spiritual journey.
Ray Vander Laan – Devotions
Participate in an inspiring morning devotional from renowned Bible historian and teacher Ray Vander Laan.
Ray Vander Laan – Bible History
Join Bible historian Ray Vander Laan as he teaches about “The Clash of Kingdoms”, the newest volume from the popular That the World May Know® film series.
Dr. Del Tacket – Biblical Worldview
Engage in a highly interactive discovery with Dr. Del Tackett, the architect and teacher of The Truth Project ® series, as he presents biblical worldview teaching through the use of real-life stories.
Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley – Marriage
With wit and humor, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley discuss biblically-based strategies to help couples build a romance that will last a lifetime.
Danny Huerta – Parenting
Participate in interactive sessions hosted by Danny Huerta, Director of Parenting, to learn unique parenting skills.
Adventures in Odyssey Events
Adventures in Odyssey is celebrating their 30th Birthday and we want you to celebrate with us! Please see exclusive events aboard our cruise for you to participate in all the fun we will have together. Times and locations will be available in the daily Disney Navigator on the ship.
Adventures in Odyssey 30th Birthday Live Show
Join Whit, Connie, Eugene, Wooton, Jason, Chris, and some surprise guests as they perform an exciting Adventures in Odyssey live show. This cruise-only stage event features scenes from classic stories plus brand-new heart-warming and hilarious scenes set in everyone’s favorite small town. Please plan to attend the show opposite your dinner seating, Wednesday evening.
Adventures in Odyssey Meet and Greet
Meet the cast and crew that bring that the audio dramas to life. Get autographs with your favorite characters and make memories.
Adventures in Odyssey Story Time
End the day on Monday and Tuesday nights with imaginative bedtime stories and lullabies from some of your favorite Adventures in Odyssey actors and musicians.
Adventures in Odyssey Cast Q & A
How much do you practice for recording? How did you get started in voice acting? What’s your favorite episode? Hear the answers to these questions and more as the actors answer questions from the audience live on stage. Submit your questions no later than November 1, 2017 to AIO@FocusCruise.com.
Adventures in Odyssey Writer’s Workshop
Ever wanted to write your own script for Adventures in Odyssey? Take on the challenge by learning from the writers who put each episode together. Separate workshops are planned for kids and adults.
The Whit’s End Trivia Game
Pit your knowledge of the history of Adventures in Odyssey against other fans. Whether you’re new to Odyssey or you’ve been listening from the beginning, you’ll enjoy this light-hearted contest.
The Harlequin Theatre
The playhouse from the town of Odyssey comes onboard and you can be a part of the action! Your ideas will help create hilarious skits that the Adventures in Odyssey actors will perform on the spot. One of the skits will be “Kids Radio” where the actors read scripts written by children. There are two categories of sketches – one written by kids ages nine and under, and another category written by kids ages 10 to 13.
Please check out the specific requirements and submission form at FocusCruise.com/Harlequin. Deadline extended to October 15 for submissions. Your child’s script may be one of those chosen for the actors to perform live on the cruise.
Focus on the Family Guest Service HQ
Located on Deck 4, Focus on the Family Guest Service HQ is the place to connect with our staff with your specific questions about Focus exclusive run events and locations on the ship. You can upload photos and videos of your adventures, pick up a special autograph sheet for your meet-ups with MercyMe and Adventures in Odyssey actors, and receive important information about the cruise!