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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. 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, economic, and policy. Mr. Forbes helped create the recently released and 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 Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity co-authored by Elizabeth Ames (McGraw-Hill Professional). 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, Steve 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.


Douglas Kass

Seabreeze Partners Management Inc.

Founder and President

Doug Kass is the president of Seabreeze Partners Management, Inc., a money management organization. He is the principal writer for's RealMoneyPro site. Mr. Kass has lectured Harvard Business School, Tulane University, The Kellogg School at Northwestern and, in 2019, at The Yale School of Management during the Spring semester. He has written several books including Doug Kass on The Market: A Life on the Street (J Wiley) and has been featured on the cover of Barrons. Mr. Kass received his B.A. from Alfred University and an M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


John Buckingham

The Prudent Speculator


John Buckingham, CIO of the 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 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 of 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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