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The 2021 Young America’s Foundation Cruise

Cruise Fares:
As low as $6,099 per person

From / To:
Rome to Athens

September 28 to October 11, 2021

Crystal Symphony

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Dear Friend and Fellow Traveler:

Young America’s Foundation has been around the world, offering our supporters an in-depth study of the many pressing policy questions facing countries from Australia to Hungary to Argentina and beyond. In 2021, it will be my honor, as YAF’s president, to join you on the Foundation’s latest at-sea program!

These study trips have assembled some of the most prominent leaders and heads of state in the world, including Margaret Thatcher, Lech Walesa, José María Aznar, Tony Abbott, Ed Meese, 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.

On our 2021 voyage, you will visit some of the world’s most ancient and breathtaking sites as we sail the Mediterranean Sea. Together, we will take in Rome’s heavenly cathedrals and the preserved city of Pompeii. We will journey to the islands of Cyprus, Patmos, and Rhodes, stopping along the Aegean coast in Turkey before making our way to Haifa, the gateway to Nazareth and Galilee. We will also visit the picturesque island of Santorini and make Old Testament discoveries in Ashdod and sacred Jerusalem sites. Our time together concludes in Europe’s oldest capital city, Athens.

In addition to this fascinating cruise, described by Crystal Cruises as its “Heavenly Masterpieces” voyage, we will enjoy remarks from key conservative leaders, including longtime CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, Brexit leader and author Daniel Hannan, and talk radio host Larry O’Connor, among others.

Prior to setting sail from Italy on September 28, 2021, we invite you to join us for a special tour of beautiful and historic Rome. (Please inquire for rates and hotel information for this optional pre-cruise tour.)

The redesigned and luxurious Crystal Symphony will be your home away from home as you join
like-minded friends for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Tonette and I look forward to being with you on this enriching and educational voyage.

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Scott Walker | President-Elect, Young America's Foundation
Scott Walker | President-Elect, Young America's Foundation Signature

Scott Walker | President-Elect, Young America's Foundation

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Governor Scott Walker

Young America's Foundation


Governor Scott Walker was raised with a heart for public service, patriotism, and hard work. He moved to the small town of Delavan, Wisconsin, when he was in third grade. There, his father was a minister and his mother worked part time as a bookkeeper and secretary. Scott was active in school, sports, church, Scouts, and American Legion's Badger Boys State and Boys Nation programs.
In June 1993, Scott was elected to the state assembly, where he helped lead the way on welfare reform, public safety, and educational opportunities. In 2002, he was elected to the Milwaukee County executive office. In this position, Scott worked to reform the scandal-ridden county government and faithfully kept his promise to spend taxpayer money as if it were his own.
In 2008, he won re-election with nearly 60 percent of the vote. On November 2, 2010, Scott was elected the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Inheriting a $3.6 billion budget deficit, $800 million worth of unpaid bills, and an eight percent unemployment rate, he immediately implemented reforms to renew economic revival, fiscal order, and government accountability in Wisconsin.
Scott became the only governor in American history to survive a recall election on June 5, 2012. He was re-elected in 2014 and sworn into a second term on January 5, 2015.

He serves on the boards of Students for Life Action, American Federation for Children, and the Center for State-led National Debt Solutions.

Scott and his wife, Tonette, have two adult sons.

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Andrew Puzder

CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc.

Former CEO

Andy Puzder is the recent CEO of CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc., which owns, operates, and franchises popular restaurant brands Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Green Burrito, and Red Burrito. Known as a turnaround king for guiding both Carl's Jr. and Hardee's out of financial turmoil before fusing the two fast-food businesses, he is credited with growing CKE into the mega-corporation it is today. In 2017, Puzder, who served as an economic adviser and spokesman for Gov. Mitt Romney, was nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be United States Secretary of Labor. Puzder later withdrew his nomination. Now retired from CKE, Puzder speaks widely on the topics of free enterprise, regulation, employment, labor, job automation, and the future of consumer goods industries. Puzder is the author of The Trump Boom: America's Soaring Economy and the Left's Plot to Stop It and Job Creation: How It Really Works and Why Government Doesn't Understand It. He is an author on economic and legal issues often published in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, as well as a frequent guest on business news programs, including Your World with Neil Cavuto. He earned a Juris Doctorate in 1978 from Washington University School of Law, where he served as senior editor on the Law Review. He is a member and national council co-chair of the American Enterprise Institute and the recipient of many awards for his outstanding contributions to the business world.

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Daniel Hannan

Brexit Leader, Writer

Daniel Hannan is an author and columnist. He succeeded in abolishing his position as a member of European Parliament after 21 years.

He is president of the Initiative for Free Trade, a visiting professor at the University of Francisco Marroquand a visiting lecturer at the University of Winchester.

Hannan is the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World and the Sunday Times bestseller Vote Leave. His latest book is What Next: How to Get the Best from Brexit.

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Andrew Coffin

Young America's Foundation

Vice President & Director of the Reagan Ranch

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.

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Visit some of the world’s most ancient and breathtaking sites, including Rome’s heavenly cathedrals and the preserved city of Pompeii; the islands of Cyprus, Patmos and Rhodes; the gateway to Nazareth and Galilee, Haifa; the picturesque island of Santorini; sacred sites in Jerusalem; and Europe’s oldest capital city, Athens.

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The Experience

Travel with like-minded friends and personally get to know accomplished conservative leaders while learning about the Young America’s Foundation. This journey will offer you the best of everything, including:



Indulge in cuisine of Michelin-level envy, crafted by master chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa and Crystal’s own award-winning chefs showcasing inventive Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, Vintage Room wine dinners, fine Italian fare, and ever-evolving dishes from around the world that make every meal an artful orchestration of culinary discovery.

Conservative Camaraderie

Conservative Camaraderie

Hear new perspectives on free enterprise, individual freedom, national defense, Young America's Foundation's mission, and more on this enriching and educational voyage featuring exclusive cocktail receptions, dinners, seminars, and informal discussions with key conservative leaders and supporters.

Six-Star Service

Six-Star Service

A superior standard of service is at the heart of the all-inclusive Crystal experience featuring an award-winning staff that caters to your every need with genuine hospitality and discreet attention to detail. With one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in cruising, there is always someone to assist you and ensure the perfect atmosphere.

Ultra-Luxurious Retreats

Ultra-Luxurious Retreats

Butler-serviced suites and penthouses are veritable sanctuaries at sea aboard the recently-renovated Crystal Symphony, as are beautifully appointed staterooms, most with private verandah. With supremely comfortable beds and lush amenities, all are the perfect place to call home on this Mediterranean adventure.


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