The 2020 Young America’s Foundation Cruise
As low as $6,549 per person
From / To:
Dover to Amsterdam
August 8-19, 2020
As low as $6,549 per person
From / To:
Dover to Amsterdam
August 8-19, 2020
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. 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, 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.
Our August 2020 voyage will enable you to experience the pomp and celebration of Edinburgh’s Royal Military Tattoo during a two-day visit and marvel at the wonder of Norway’s Nordfjord and Briksdal Glacier en route to Amsterdam for an overnight stay.
In addition to a fascinating voyage through the North Sea, we will also enjoy remarks from key conservative leaders, including Governor Scott Walker, longtime CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, Brexit leader and Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan, and others.
Prior to setting sail from England on August 8, we invite you to join us for a special tour of vibrant and historic London. (Please inquire for rates and hotel information for this optional pre-cruise tour.)
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
CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc.
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.
Member of the European Parliment
Brexit Leader, Writer
Daniel Hannan is a writer and journalist. After 17 years as a Member of the European Parliament, campaigning for British withdrawal from the EU, he succeeded in abolishing his job in the Brexit referendum on 23 June 2016. He is the author of nine books, including New York Times bestseller Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World, and Sunday Times bestseller Vote Leave. His latest book is What Next: How to Get the Best from Brexit. Read him at Hannan.co.uk
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. Governor Walker was active in school, sports, church, Scouts, and American Legion's Badger Boys State and Boys Nation programs. In June 1993, he 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, Governor Walker 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, he 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. Governor Walker 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. Governor Walker is currently Young America's Foundation's president-elect, a role he will take on full-time in early 2021. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars within the Smithsonian Institute and is national honorary chairman of the Center for State-led National Debt Solutions. He and his wife, Tonette, have two sons.
Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women
Founder & President
Michelle Easton is the president of the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women, an organization she founded in 1993 as the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, which puts forward conservative women role models who promote traditional family values and prepares young women for conservative leadership. The Center for Conservative Women also produces an annual calendar and hosts campus lectures, conferences, seminars, and summits featuring and honoring rising conservative women leaders. Prior to founding CBL, Ms. Easton received Presidential appointments from both Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush with Senate confirmation for her position at the U.S. Department of Education, serving the full 12 years of their administrations. During the Reagan Administration, she also served as Private Voluntary Liaison of the Agency for International Development's Africa Bureau and as the first director of President Reagan's new Missing Children's Program at the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1994, Virginia Governor George Allen appointed Ms. Easton to the 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, Ms. Easton 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 a BA in development psychology from Briarcliff College in New York where she briefly taught elementary school before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1973. Ms. Easton travels widely to promote conservative principles and speaks at conferences, meetings, and campus events. She has been interviewed on hundreds of talk radio programs and television programs, including C-SPAN. She lives in Reston, Virginia, with her husband, Ron Robinson, and they have three grown sons and three grandchildren.
On this voyage through the North Sea get carried away by the pomp and celebration of Edinburgh’s Royal Military Tattoo during a two-day visit, and marvel at the wonder of Norway’s Nordfjord and Briksdal Glacier EnRoute to Amsterdam for an overnight stay.View Itinerary
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:
From sunrise to sunset, spend your time precisely as you wish. With everything from fitness classes and spa treatments to bridge class and poolside service, Crystal ships are outfitted with your every interest in mind. Nighttime arrives with the bright lights of Broadway and the thrill of Vegas-style gaming at the casino. From paddle tennis to dancing and singing around the baby grand, the choices are yours.
Hear keen insights and learn new perspectives on free enterprise, individual freedom, national defense, Young America's Foundation's mission, and more. On this enriching and education voyage you’ll enjoy remarks from key conservative leaders including Governor Scott Walker, longtime CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, Brexit leader and Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan, and others.
A superior standard of service is at the heart of the all-inclusive Crystal experience. Recently emerged from her longest-ever makeover, Crystal Symphony features more luxury suites, more specialty dining options, and more high-tech amenities, including free Wi-Fi. From an indulgent spa and state-of-the-art fitness offerings to a glittering casino and wine dinners in The Vintage Room, the focus is always on choice.
Visit magnificent Edinburgh Castle and witness one of the finest exhibitions of military pomp and splendor in the world. Filled with music, color, and movement, The Royal Military Tattoo is an internationally acclaimed event featuring performances from pipers, drummers, singers and dancers. You’ll be blown away by the breathtaking scenery of Norway’s fjords and mesmerized by the spectacular expanse of the Briksdal Glacier.
Call and speak with an experienced Cruise Specialist who can provide world-class service and expertise answering your questions and booking your voyage.