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The 33rd Forbes Cruise for Investors

Cruise Fares:
As low as $5,649 per person

From / To:
Venice to Rome

July 19 to 31, 2020

Crystal Serenity

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M-F 9am-5pm ET

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Dear Fellow Investor:

Please join Steve Forbes, an outstanding roster of money experts, and me for The 33rd Forbes Cruise for Investors, July 19-31, 2020. As we immerse ourselves in the beauty of the Mediterranean aboard the luxurious Crystal Serenity, we’ll explore ancient walled cities, extraordinary architecture, renowned museums, and mesmerizing waters along the Adriatic Coast.

As we round Italy’s boot, you’ll get specific market recommendations and investment strategies from some of the financial industry’s most renowned money experts and analysts. In the lead-up to the Presidential election, we’ll discuss what you can expect from the election and how it will affect your investment strategy. Our hand-picked roster of experts will share their market wisdom and peerless investment insights.

During this 12-day voyage, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know our incomparable investment faculty during hosted dinners, special receptions, and one-on-one chats throughout the voyage. They look forward to interacting with our investors and providing candid and honest recommendations so you can make the best decisions for your own portfolio with absolute confidence.

There is no better way to combine pleasure and profit than on a Forbes Cruise for Investors. I urge you to give yourself a fantastic treat next summer and join Forbes on this beautiful and enriching voyage.

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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. His newest project is the podcast "What's Ahead," where he engages the world's top newsmakers, politicians, and pioneers in business and economics in honest conversations meant to challenge traditional conventions as well as featuring his signature views on the intersection of society, economy, and policy. Mr. Forbes helped create the highly acclaimed public television documentary, In Money We Trust?, which was produced under the auspices of Maryland Public television. The film was inspired by the book he co-authored, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy - and What We Can Do About It. His latest book is Inflation: What It Is, Why It's Bad, and How to Fix It, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames and Nathan Lewis. Mr. Forbes writes editorials for each issue of 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 US Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate. In both 1996 and 2000, Mr. Forbes campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits, and a strong national defense.

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Mark Mills

Montrose Lane Ventures

Co-Founding Partner

Mark Mills is a co-founding partner in Montrose Lane, a software-centric energy-tech venture fund, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a faculty fellow at Northwestern University's engineering school. He writes for numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, and his online PragerU videos have been viewed over 10 million times. Mr. Mills is the author of The Cloud Revolution (2021). His previous books include Digital Cathedrals: The Information Infrastructure Era, (2020), Work In The Age Of Robots (2018), and The Bottomless Well, (2005), about which Bill Gates said, "This is the only book I've ever seen that really explains energy." He served as Chairman/CTO of ICx Technologies helping take it public in a 2007 IPO. Mr. Mills served in President Reagan's White House Science Office, and earlier, was an experimental physicist and development engineer in microprocessors and fiber optics, earning several patents at Bell Northern Research (Canada's Bell Labs) and RCA Semiconductor.

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John McIntyre

RealClear Holdings

Co-Founder & CEO

John McIntyre is one of the early new media political entrepreneurs, co-founding RealClearPolitics (RCP) in 2000. RealClearPolitics has become the go-to digital source for Washington news and information. The RCP Poll Average is considered the gold standard in political polling and is widely used by news organizations around the world. Mr. McIntyre is a long-time political commentator, having appeared on CNBC, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, Reuters, and the BBC to provide political insight and analysis. He is one of the few political analysts to have understood the impact of Donald Trump on US politics. As a weekly guest on Larry Kudlow's nationally syndicated radio program, Mr. McIntyre reported throughout the 2016 election that candidate Donald Trump had a very good chance to win the White House.

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Lindsey Bell

248 Ventures

Chief Strategist

Lindsey Bell is chief strategist at 248 Ventures, where she provides insights and guidance on equity market investing strategies for institutional clients, advisors, and high net-worth clients. Prior to 248 Ventures, she was the chief markets & money strategist at Ally where she was responsible for the development of the firms investment outlook, as well as strategies for making smart money decisions. Ms. Bells unique ability to connect the dots between data and real life stems from her deep background as an analyst, researcher, and portfolio manager at organizations including J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, and S&P Global (CFRA Research). She is a BetterInvesting board member, which is a non-profit that helps create investment clubs to teach individual investors how to become successful long-term investors. Finally, Ms. Bell was named one of American Bankers Most Powerful Women in Banking: Next 2021 and is an honoree of the 2020 Investment News 40 Under 40. Bell graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Set sail from Venice to Rome on The 33rd Forbes Cruise for Investors and enjoy 12 awe-inspiring days discovering ancient walled cities, extraordinary architecture, renowned museums, and mesmerizing waters along the Adriatic Coast.

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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:



Begin and end your journey at special VIP receptions, where you’ll be joined by your distinguished faculty and other like-minded Forbes cruisers. As you mix and mingle, enjoying drinks, hors d’oeuvrés, and engaging conversation, you’ll gain a varied perspective from your fellow investors as you find yourself immersed in discussions about today’s economic landscape and geopolitical events.



Spend an evening dining on Michelin-level cuisine, amplified by a continuous pour of the finest wines and premium spirits, as you engage in delightful conversation with your conference faculty. Our speakers love to interact with our investors, and our speaker-hosted dinners are your chance to get to know them on a more social level.



Forbes Cruise Seminars are a unique blend of educational experiences, cultural discoveries, fascinating landscapes, and countless shipboard activities. While the ship is at sea, our incomparable investment experts will weigh in on some of the most relevant and timely issues of the day. You’ll also have the chance to ask them any questions you might have about profitable stock picks, income investing, emerging trends, and more!



One of the greatest rewards of exclusive group travel are the friendships made along the way. During Forbes cruises there are plenty of opportunities to connect with and enjoy the camaraderie of other like-minded travelers. Whether it’s comparing notes over coffee or exchanging ideas at dinner with other market enthusiasts, there is no other adventure that provides such a unique and enriching experience.

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