After fighting a battle with cancer, Shannon McKinney beat the odds and survived. To celebrate her mother’s recovery and honor her family’s charitable work, thirteen-year-old Elizabeth McKinney nominates her parents for a dream vacation to the Bahamas. Hosts Andrea and Anji take them on an aquatic adventure at Half Moon Cay where they discover the island’s fascinating marine life. Next, they sail to Nassau, exploring the historic and cultural heart of the Bahamas. Back on the ship, the McKinney family kicks up their heels and learns a traditional island dance.
For years, Carol McDermott has battled a devastating illness while raising her two children and mentoring teens. Now that her health has improved, Carol is nominated by her best friend, Samantha, for the vacation of a lifetime. Hosts Andrea and Anji set sail with the two longtime friends and their three children in the Middle East. They venture to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and learn about Dubai’s dynamic, multicultural community. Next, they travel to Khasab, Oman, and explore the mountainous landscape of this seaside oasis. Back on board, they cap off their unforgettable adventure by learning a traditional Middle Eastern dance.
Richard nominates his family after his wife survived a debilitating brain tumor. Now, Andrea and Anji are ready to help them enjoy brighter days together with a cruise through the Arabian Gulf. Their incredible adventure includes greeting wild camels in the Abu Dhabi desert, discovering local spices in Bahrain, and a cooking experience with an unexpected local ingredient. It’s a trip this family will remember for a lifetime.
The Lopez family is in need of a vacation after surviving a wildfire that erupted near the summer camp they run for disadvantaged children. Andrea and Anji take them on an exploration of Vietnam where they travel to Da Nang and tour the city by rickshaw and discover an incredible cave nestled in the mountains. Next, they’re off to magnificent Ha Long Bay for an unforgettable boat ride exploring this stunning geological marvel. Back on the ship, it’s arts and crafts time as the Lopez family learns how to make a special souvenir of Vietnam, a paper lantern.
Preview of Voyage to Vietnam!
Anji and Andrea embark on two thrilling adventures, with two deserving families, in two very different destinations. First, the Puryear family has an Alaskan adventure they’ll never forget as they go off-roading on ATVs around the foothills of Mt. Denali. Then, the McDonald family sails to the Caribbean for an action-packed vacation. They snorkel with sea turtles in the stunningly clear waters of St. Thomas, sail as crew members for the day on a legendary America’s Cup racing yacht in St. Maarten, and show off their musical talents with a lesson in Caribbean Soul. From Alaska to the Caribbean, these two families set off on unforgettable adventures, creating new memories that will forever be imprinted on their hearts.
Preview of Vacation in the Great Outdoors!