Hey, what gives here?! Not complaining, but there is . . . something in the air (Fernando)? In the water? Whatever the motivation, there’s a bona fide rush to reserve cabins for the National Review 2011 Caribbean Cruise. And why not? Just look at the speaker line-up:
acclaimed author Mark Steyn, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, conservative foreign-policy hero John Bolton, former Senator Fred Thompson, Islam scholar Bernard Lewis, historian Victor Davis Hanson, esteemed academics James Q. Wilson and Charles Kesler, foreign-policy expert Elliott Abrams, former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu, columnists Tony Blankley, Cal Thomas, Mona Charen, and Deroy Murdock, Fox News commentator S. E. Cupp, terrorism and legal experts Andrew McCarthy and John Yoo, political guru Ralph Reed, social critic and humorist James Lileks, Americans United for Life president Charmaine Yoest, best-selling conservative authors Andrew Klavan and Michael Walsh, ace economist Kevin Hassett, State Policy Network executive Tracie Sharp, domestic-policy expert Sally Pipes, and, from NR, editor Rich Lowry, Liberal Fascism author Jonah Goldberg, columnist Rob Long NRO editor-at-large Kathryn Lopez, senior editors Jay Nordlinger, David Pryce-Jones, and Ramesh Ponnuru, “Campaign Spot” blogger Jim Geraghty, “Exchequer” blogger Kevin D. Williamson, NRO contributor John Derbyshire, National Correspondent John J. Miller, ace political reporter Bob Costa, and infamous NR artist Roman Genn.
They’ll be participating in 10 panel sessions (each two-plus hours of scintillating conversation between our all-star guests about hot topics), two “Night Owls’ (one featuring Mark, Rob, and Jonah in their terribly funny impromptu take on anything and everything), three cocktail receptions, one late-night poolside smoker featuring H. Upmann cigars, and intimate dining on at least two night with our guest speakers and editors. Admit it: You know you want to go. So do it: Come with us. You’ll have no regrets. The dates are November 12-19, the ship is Holland America Line’s Eurodam, prices for our spacious and well-appointed cabins start at only $1,899 a person, and the place with complete information (and a secure registration process) is www.nrcruise.com.