Modern Woodmen Travels:
New England/ Canada Cruise

September 29-October 6, 2024

Join Modern Woodmen of America for this fun-filled 7-night cruise from Boston aboard Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas!

Experience a relaxing, preplanned voyage along the coasts of New England and eastern Canada, including special packages and group events with Modern Woodmen members from across the nation! 

Registration is now OPEN!


Aside from costs associated with your travel to and from Boston/Port of Boston, and pre/post-cruise hotel accommodations, this trip is all-inclusive! Your Jewel of the Seas cabin, onboard meals and entertainment, taxes and port fees are included in one very affordable price!

Even better news? Reserving your cabin through Modern Woodmen includes two exclusive "extras": 

  • Royal Caribbean's onboard Wi-Fi/streaming package, Voom.
  • Royal Caribbean's Refreshment Package, featuring a special souvenir cup and unlimited access to sodas, juices, coffee, tea, nonalchoholic cocktails, and still/sparkling water!

Meet or Reconnect

Meet-ups with helpful, caring home office staff and friendly Modern Woodmen members?

Yes, please!

Those who've participated in previous Modern Woodmen Travels trips say they love being a part of our groups.

We call it fraternalism. You'll call it fun and enjoyable! 

Join us and discover why 91 percent of past attendees plan to come along on future Modern Woodmen adventures!

Adventures Galore

Aboard the Jewel of the Seas, you can fill your days - and nights - with nearly unlimited activity. Tap your toes to a musical extravaganza; test your luck at Casino Royale; compete in trivia and other contests; hang with friends in the lounges; and indulge in unique culinary experiences. 

If a relaxing, revitalizing getaway is more your style, pamper yourself at the Spa & Fitness Center; expand your mind with a language course or informative lecture; or improve your flexibility with a yoga class.

Want even more adventure? Learn about shore excursion options on Royal Caribbean's website.

All are welcome aboard the New England/ Canada Cruise!

Modern Woodmen Members

Modern Woodmen Travels preplanned trips are open to all Modern Woodmen members and their member/nonmember guests.  

The 2024 New England/Canada Cruise is geared to members ages 50 and older and their personally invited guests. 



Nonmembers have the opportunity to participate in the New England/Canada Cruise and its exclusive events. However, only Modern Woodmen members receive an $50 onboard credit.

Contact a local Modern Woodmen representative to learn more about Modern Woodmen and what we offer. 

Who are
Modern Woodmen

By joining Modern Woodmen, you become a member of our organization. Members trust Modern Woodmen to help them with their life insurance, retirement planning and other financial needs.

Members not only have access to exclusive programs like Modern Woodmen Travels, but may participate in regularly scheduled opportunities to socialize, learn and volunteer through our adult chapters and youth service clubs. 

Onboard Hosts

Jerry and Keri

Jerry Lyphout joined Modern Woodmen in 1983 and was appointed National Secretary in 2015. He served as National Secretary and Executive Vice President 2021-2022. On January 1, 2023, Jerry became Modern Woodmen's 12th President and CEO.

Keri Rursch worked for 16 years in Modern Woodmen's Public Relations and Fraternal Departments and became Director of Fraternal in September 2023.



“The East Coast is one of our favorite travel destinations: it's rich with history and has great seafood.

"Fall is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the deep, lush colors of the season.”


"I love travel. My first ride on an airplane was in 1993, when I traveled to France as part of a study abroad program. Somewhere between Paris and my small hometown, I fell in love with travel.

"I love gaining new perspectives and meeting people, and I look forward to exploring New England with you this fall."

Onboard Staff

Melissa and Ann

Melissa Gottwalt and Ann Held from Modern Woodmen's Fraternal Department will join you aboard the Jewel of the Seas to assist should you have questions or issues during our trip.

This leaves you free to enjoy the Modern Woodmen Travels New England/Canada Cruise with no worries! 

Melissa and husband Chris

"The Northeast has so many charming coastal towns -- it's such a unique placed filled with history and beautiful landscapes!

"I'm especially looking forward to the vibrant fall foliage we'll experience."

Ann and husband Mike

"We LOVE adventure! Whether we're traveling around our own state (Iowa), exploring the Midwest or venturing halfway across the country, we enjoy trying unique cuisines and delighting in new experiences everywhere we go! Life aboard a cruise ship and cruise ports are full of 24/7 fun. We can't wait to enjoy it all with you!"

Cruise Departure & Arrival:

Port of Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

Cruise Departure & Arrival:

Port of Boston

Boston, Massachusetts