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The 29th Forbes Cruise for Investors

Cruise Fares:
As low as $5,490 per person

From / To:
Perth to Sydney, Australia

February 5 to
17, 2018

Crystal Symphony

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M-F 9am-5pm ET

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Dear Fellow Investor:

Please accept my personal invitation to join Steve Forbes, an outstanding roster of experts, and me for the 29th Forbes Cruise for Investors, sailing February 5-17, 2018. We've arranged for an incredible journey of 12 magical days cruising from Perth to Sydney, Australia, with fellow market enthusiasts and a brilliant faculty of top experts. On this wonderfully enticing, sun-kissed itinerary, we’ll be visiting some of the most delightful ports in the “Land Down Under” during a very pleasant time of the year.

Between ports, our faculty of renowned market experts will share their insights, wisdom, and experience with you, both formally in informative seminars-at-sea and interactive Q&A sessions, and informally over cocktail receptions and hosted dinners. They will discuss global-macroeconomic overviews, cutting-edge strategies for managing your portfolios in volatile markets, promising international growth opportunities, and more, all while you’re enjoying the many shipboard amenities and legendary service that is the hallmark of Crystal Cruises. This line-up of top financial experts provides you with a truly unique opportunity for learning and enrichment.

And—it is all at sea, in a spectacular setting of natural beauty, luxury, and relaxation. This promises to be a memorable adventure—one that I sincerely hope we can share together, so I hope you will join us.

Rich Karlgaard | Editor-at-Large, Forbes
Rich Karlgaard | Editor-at-Large, Forbes Signature

Rich Karlgaard | Editor-at-Large, Forbes

Featured Experts


Steve Forbes

Forbes Media

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief

Steve Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. The company's flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation's leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe, and the company's licensee editions together reach a worldwide audience of more than five million readers. has become one of the world's most influential Web sites, with more than 60 million unique visitors a month. Mr. Forbes writes editorials for Forbes under the heading of "Fact and Comment." A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate. He is the author of Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code, and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy--and What We Can Do About It, How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today's Economy, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames; and Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels Between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today...and the Lessons You Can Learn, co-authored by John Prevas. He also wrote: Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS; and A New Birth of Freedom, a book of bold ideas for the new millennium. Mr. Forbes serves on the boards of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.


Mark Mobius

Mobius Capital Partners


Dr. Mark Mobius is seen by many as the founder of the emerging markets asset class. He has a reputation as one of the most successful and influential managers over last 30 years. In May 2018, with two ex-colleagues, he launched Mobius Capital Partners. The firm utilizes a highly specialized active investment approach with an emphasis on improving governance standards in emerging and frontier market companies. Prior to this, Dr. Mobius was employed at Franklin Templeton Investments for more than 30 years, most recently as executive chairman of the Templeton Emerging Markets Group.


James Stack

Stack Financial Management


Recognized by Barron's as one of the "Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in the US," James Stack has been a popular speaker at MoneyShow conferences for more than 30 years. Credited with having warned investors of the impending housing bubble in 2005 and imminent bear market in August 2007, he told Orlando MoneyShow attendees in 2009--just four weeks before the March 9th bottom--to "prepare for the buying opportunity of a lifetime." Mr. Stack's track record and safety-first approach to investing have been described by Forbes as "more or less impervious to declines."


Mark Mills

Cottonwood Venture Partners

Co-Founding Partner

Mark Mills, co-founding partner in Cottonwood Venture Partners, an energy-tech venture fund, is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a faculty fellow at Northwestern University's engineering school. He writes a column for on the intersections of technologies and is published widely, including frequently in The Wall Street Journal. He earlier served as chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies, helping take it public in a 2007 IPO. He is author of Work In The Age Of Robots (Encounter Books, 2018), and earlier co-authored the book, The Bottomless Well, which rose to #1 in Amazon science. He served in the White House Science Office under President Reagan, and previously was an experimental physicist and engineer in semiconductors and fiber optics, working at Canada's Bell Labs and RCA's Sarnoff Research Center.

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Set sail for the "Land Down Under” on The 29th Forbes Cruise for Investors and enjoy 12 luxurious days discovering the natural beauty, white-sand beaches, and Mediterranean-like climate of Australia's southern coast with stops in Perth, Bunbury, Albany, Esperance, Melbourne, Burnie, Hobart, and Sydney.

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The Experience

Fine-tune your portfolio in six-star splendor while cruising exciting destinations with world-class investment experts. This journey will offer you the best of everything, including:

Expert Advice

Expert Advice

Renowned market experts will share their insights, wisdom, and experience with you, both formally in informative seminars-at-sea and interactive Q&A sessions, and informally over cocktail receptions and hosted dinners.

Unsurpassed Luxury & Entertainment

Unsurpassed Luxury & Entertainment

The six-star Crystal Symphony is equipped with ultra-luxurious amenities, countless onboard activities such as the casino and spa, world-class culinary experiences, and the legendary service that makes Crystal the world's most awarded luxury cruise line.

Enjoy Great Camaraderie

Enjoy Great Camaraderie

Build new friendships with fellow market enthusiasts and our financial experts in a spectacular setting of natural beauty, luxury, and relaxation on what promises to be a phenomenal cruise adventure.

Explore Exotic Gems

Explore Exotic Gems

The wonders of Australia await right outside your window with this sun-kissed itinerary featuring some of the most extraordinary ports in the "Land Down Under" during a very pleasant time of year.

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