Sales are very brisk for the upcoming National Review 2011 Caribbean Cruise – close to 500 people have reserved nearly 300 cabins. Which should come as no surprise: This is going to be a wonderful trip, filled with conservative camaraderie, and, more importantly, deep, entertaining, and insightful discussion of the 2012 elections and the day’s top issues – courtesy of over three dozen primo conservative stars, including
acclaimed author Mark Steyn, 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.
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, you will be having the experience of a lifetime. You know you want to go, so why not go ahead and do it – 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.