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The 30th Forbes Cruise for Investors

Cruise Fares:
As low as $6,195 per person

From / To:
Vienna, Austria Round-trip

September 30 to
October 10, 2018

Crystal Mozart

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M-F 9am-5pm ET

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Please accept my invitation to join Steve Forbes, an outstanding roster of experts, and me for The 30th Forbes Cruise for Investors, sailing the Danube, September 30–October 10, 2018. Be among the first ever to experience an inaugural Forbes river cruise along the Danube roundtrip from Vienna with visits to the most picturesque locations including the Wachau Valley, Melk, Linz, Passau, Bratislava, and Budapest!

Step aboard the Crystal Mozart—a highly acclaimed all-suite butler-serviced river ship.
On this voyage, you’ll enjoy the unhurried luxuries of scenic river cruising, Crystal’s incredible service and amenities, and cultural experiences in port including two exclusive and exquisite music, art, and culinary events that will take your breath away.

You’ll enjoy an incredible journey of 10 magical days cruising with a topnotch faculty of
investment experts who will share their insights and perspectives with you, both formally
during in-depth presentations and Q&A sessions, as well as informally over cocktail
receptions and hosted dinners. You will get answers to your most pressing questions and get to know these experts on a first-name basis, along with their specific recommendations
for profitable investing strategies.

An outstanding roster of investment experts, an opportunity to spend time with like-minded friends to exchange ideas, extraordinary first-class excursions you can’t experience
anywhere else, and relaxation in six-star luxury with Crystal’s unique blend of style, luxury,
and beyond-compare service await.

Prime staterooms are reserved with the best possible pricing, so be sure to book your
reservation for this extraordinary adventure. Many repeat cruisers will tell you there is no
better way to combine pleasure and profit than on a Forbes investment seminar cruise!

Mark Mills | Co-Founder & Partner, Cottonwood Venture Partners
Mark Mills | Co-Founder & Partner, Cottonwood Venture Partners Signature

Mark Mills | Co-Founder & Partner, Cottonwood Venture Partners

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.


Douglas Kass

Seabreeze Partners Management Inc.

Founder and President

Doug Kass is the principal contributor to TheStreet's Real Money Pro and the president of Seabreeze Partners Management Inc., which manages a hedge fund and individually managed accounts. Past roles include senior portfolio manager at Omega Advisors, executive senior vice president and director of institutional equities at First Albany Corporation and JW Charles/CSG, general partner at Glickenhaus & Co., as well as various positions with Putnam Management and Kidder, Peabody. Mr. Kass co-authored Citibank: The Ralph Nader Report with Nader and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law and wrote the best-selling Doug Kass On The Market: A Life on the Street in 2016. He has been featured on the cover and has been interviewed frequently in Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and has written numerous editorials for Barron's, The Financial Times, and other newspapers. Since 2003 Mr. Kass has been a guest host of CNBC's Squawk Box, and over the last three years, he has been a guest host at Bloomberg's Market Surveillance. He attended Alfred University and received his MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Alfred University in 2010 where he was vice chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Kass has lectured at Harvard Business School, the Yale School of Management, and the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.


John Buckingham

The Prudent Speculator


John Buckingham, CIO of the AFAM Division of Kovitz Investment Group, joined AFAM Capital in 1987 and Kovitz Investment Group in 2018, as part of the Kovitz acquisition of AFAM. He has more than 30 years of investment management experience and serves as editor of The Prudent Speculator, which has been a trusted newsletter for over 40 years. Mr. Buckingham chairs the AFAM Investment Committee, leading a team that performs comprehensive investment research and financial market analysis. He has been featured in Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, and frequently contributes to CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business News. Mr. Buckingham is a recognized industry contributor who regularly speaks at prominent industry seminars and events.


Jack Ablin



As chief investment officer, Jack Ablin, is the leader of Cresset's investment strategy and provides investment policy and philosophy guidelines to the firm's advisor teams and clients. He joined the organization in 2018 and has three decades of experience in money management. Mr. Ablin was formerly the chief investment officer with BMO Harris Bank. He is the author of Reading Minds and Markets: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Returns in a Volatile Global Marketplace, published in July 2009 by F.T. Press, which was on The Wall Street Journal best-seller list. Mr. Ablin is a frequent contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and Barron's. He served as a professor of finance at Boston University, Graduate School of Management. Mr. Ablin spent five years as a money and markets correspondent for the NBC affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. He was named one of the Top 100 Wealth Advisors in North America by CityWealth Magazine in 2006, 2010-2017.

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This incredible 10-day voyage aboard the all-suite, butler-serviced river yacht, the Crystal Mozart, takes you round-trip from Vienna along the Danube with visits to picturesque locations including the Wachau Valley, Melk, Linz, Passau, Bratislava, and Budapest!

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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 Investing Advice

Expert Investing Advice

Get to know our topnotch investment experts on a first-name basis while learning their specific recommendations for profitable investing strategies during formal seminars and Q&A sessions, as well as informal cocktail receptions and gourmet dinners.

Luxury River Cruising

Luxury River Cruising

Enjoy the unhurried luxuries of scenic river cruising, Crystal’s renowned six-star service and amenities, and cultural experiences in port including two exclusive and exquisite music, art, and culinary events that will take your breath away.

All-Inclusive Shore Excursions

All-Inclusive Shore Excursions

An enriching collection of Crystal Adventures shore excursions is yours to enjoy. You’ll get a full experience of each destination on this exceptional voyage and you’ll participate in a wealth of activities and sensations indigenous to the area.

Explore the Danube

Explore the Danube

Explore the center of European culture, Vienna; the robust wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley; Linz's innovative culture and art scene; Passau's magnificent St. Stephen's Cathedral; Bratislava's majestic palaces and museums; and the world-class city of Budapest.

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