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The 2019 Young America’s Foundation Cruise

Cruise Fares:
As low as $3,570 per person

From / To:
Panama to 
New Orleans

October 15-25, 2019

Crystal Symphony

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Dear friend and fellow traveler:

Young America’s Foundation has been around the world, offering our supporters in-depth study of the many pressing policy questions facing countries from Australia to Hungary to Argentina and beyond. These study trips have assembled some of the most prominent leaders and heads of state in our world, including Margaret Thatcher, Lech Walesa, Jose María Aznar, Daniel Hannan, and dozens more.

That’s why you will not want to miss another opportunity to travel with like-minded friends, mingle with accomplished leaders, and learn about how your exceptional Young America’s Foundation educates young minds.

Our 2019 voyage will enable you to experience the tropics with a twist on a unique itinerary combining the historical treasures of Cartagena, the southern charm of New Orleans, and a crossing of the Panama Canal. You can also experience the eco-wonders of Costa Rica, as an additional option. (This is an optional pre-YAF cruise segment.)

In addition to a fascinating transit of the Panama Canal and its complicated system of locks, we’ll also explore the strategic importance of the Canal, commerce, and America’s historic role in all of it.

Even though you’ll be miles away from the creature comforts to which you’re accustomed, you’ll feel most at home with our group of travelers on the newly redesigned and luxurious Crystal Symphony.

We hope you’ll join us on this enriching and educational voyage.

Ron Robinson | President, Young America's Foundation
Ron Robinson | President, Young America's Foundation Signature

Ron Robinson | President, Young America's Foundation

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Ronald Robinson

Young America's Foundation


Ron Robinson has served as Young America's Foundation's president for more than three decades. Time magazine wrote that Young America's "Foundation-run by a former Reagan Administration advisor, Ron Robinson, is now the nation's largest advocacy group devoted to student politics." Time referred to Robinson as one of the "seasoned generals of the right" who is leading the "diverse and well funded" generation of conservatives who are "winning battles on campus." He received a bachelor of arts degree in political science at Canisius College and a juris doctor degree at The Catholic University of America. Mr. Robinson served as executive director of Young Americans for Freedom (1977-79), president of the United States Youth Council (1983-85), and president of the International Youth Year Commission (1983-84). He was an advisor to the US Department of Education during the Reagan administration. He is also co-author of Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement. Mr. Robinson served as a trustee of the Philadelphia Society, is currently a trustee of The Phillips Foundation, a director of Citizens United and the Citizens United Foundation, a director of the American Conservative Union, and he is the vice-president of the Free Speech Defense and Education Fund. He also serves on the boards of the Strong Charitable Trust and the D.J. Findley Family Foundation.


Edwin Meese III

The Heritage Foundation

Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus

Edwin Meese is a prominent leader, thinker, and elder statesman in the Conservative Movement and America. He served as Governor Reagan's executive assistant and chief of staff in California from 1969 through 1974. He then served as the 75th U.S. attorney general and later held the position of counsellor to the President-the senior position on the White House staff-where he functioned as Reagan's chief policy advisor. As attorney general and counsellor, Meese was a member of Reagan's Cabinet and the National Security Council. Today, he is the Ronald Reagan distinguished fellow emeritus at the Heritage Foundation. He also serves as the co-chairman of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors.


Andrew Coffin

The Reagan Ranch

Vice President & Director

Andrew Coffin is a vice president of Young America's Foundation and the director of the Reagan Ranch. Beginning his service with the Foundation in 2001, Andrew is the longest serving team member in the Santa Barbara office. Andrew has been active in every facet of the Reagan Ranch project: student outreach programs (including the launching of the annual College Conference at the Reagan Ranch), communications, development, and the completion of the Reagan Ranch Center. Formerly, Andrew was a staff assistant in the communications office of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives; this office was assigned to handle receipt of the report of the Independent Counsel's investigation of President Clinton. Andrew also served for five years as a correspondent for WORLD Magazine, writing on film and culture for the national news weekly.


Michelle Easton

The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute

Founder & President

In January 1993, Michelle Easton finished 12 years of service in the Administrations of Presidents Reagan and Bush. She received presidential appointments from both Presidents Reagan and Bush with Senate confirmation for her position at the U.S. Department of Education, where she served for seven of the 12 years. In 1994, Virginia Governor George Allen appointed Ms. Easton to the Virginia State Board of Education, whose members later elected her President of the Board. She led the Board to create nationally acclaimed academic standards, tests, and a rigorous new system of accountability for both students and schools. Prior to her government service, she worked five years for Young Americans for Freedom and two years for National Right to Work, putting herself through law school at night to graduate from American University's Washington School of Law in 1980. She received her BA from Briarcliff College in New York where she briefly taught elementary school before moving to Washington DC in 1973. The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, founded by Michelle Easton 20 years ago, is putting forward conservative role models who promote traditional family values and reach out to women all over the nation to prepare them for effective conservative leadership.

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