It’s election day, and for lots of Americans, that means we’ve finally come to the end of a tiresome season of fundraising, campaigning and debating. But others — both conservatives and liberals — can’t get enough of all things political, and the idea of sailing aboard a cruise ship filled with a couple thousand folks eager to talk foreign policy and social security might be just what they need to get them through until the next campaign season.
A number of political theme cruises set sail annually — whether a major election is coming up or not. Of course, with 2012 being a presidential election year, the summer months were laden with such cruises, but the opportunity to sail with a group of politically inclined cruisers doesn’t end on election day. Several cruises depart this winter and throughout 2013. The Nation, a left-leaning magazine, and the conservative National Review magazine will host two of the top-billed sailings.
Democrats and Republicans are welcome to join the fun on either cruise.
The Nation Cruise will sail the Caribbean aboard Nieuw Amsterdam in December and feature a slew of political journalists, writers and social activists including Julian Bond and Dave Zirin as well as musical guest Joan Baez. Similarly, the National Review cruise — a Northern Europe sailing aboard Eurodam — will feature seminars and lectures hosted by the magazine’s editors and other guest speakers including Jonah Goldberg, Dick Morris and Governor Tim Pawlenty. Both sailings will include question-and-answer sessions, meet-and-greets, exclusive dinners and cocktail parties and more.
For more information on both of these sailings check out our Political Cruises page.
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