Here's your chance to sail with Steyn on the very first Mark Steyn Club Cruise along the St Lawrence and the Eastern Seaboard at the height of fall foliage. We'll leave Montreal on September 29th and sail aboard the beautiful ms Rotterdam, flagship of the Holland America fleet, via Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Maine (with a brief passing glimpse of the highly minimal New Hampshire seacoast) before landing at Boston on October 6th.
Mark will be doing double-duty, hosting the cruise, and also hosting live editions of The Mark Steyn Show at sea - with among others former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann; John O'Sullivan, Mrs Thatcher's speechwriter and a doughty Brexiteer; and bestselling authors and film-makers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, whose new movie on America's all-time champion mass murderer premieres a few days after our cruise. We'll address all the heavy geopolitical stuff but we'll also kick loose in the evening with dinner, convivial receptions, and some late-night laughs. And we'll do a lot of the stuff we do at SteynOnline but this time at sea: On the St Lawrence, where the destiny of a continent changed hands, we'll dive into a little history; as we approach Prince Edward Island, Mark will essay a real-time Tale for Our Time of Anne of Green Gables; and against the backdrop of the blazing autumnal leaves of New England we'll present a live version of one of our Steyn Club Sunday Poems; and there'll be a live-music edition of Steyn's Song of the Week with Mark's special guest Tal Bachman.
There'll also be plenty of time for relaxation and revelry and getting to know your fellow Club members and our guests. And every day we'll enjoy world class service from Holland America, exquisite dining, all the benefits of a flagship cruise ship, and the spectacular beauty of the Canadian Maritimes and the New England coast at the height of leaf season.
We've reserved the best cabins throughout the ship - and in all of the various categories so that you can make accommodation arrangements that suit you best. We're excited to welcome you aboard for the first ever Steyn at Sea cruise - but tempus fugit, so don't leave it too long! (As with most travel bookings, the price is better the earlier you book.)
So picture yourself on Holland America's lovely ms Rotterdam, along with your fellow Steyn Club cruisers and me and my guests, enjoying seven full days and nights of shipboard fun as we ponder the collapse of western civilization. There'll be:
*Live editions of The Mark Steyn Show, including your participation in our Clubland Q&As;
*Plenty of chances to meet, schmooze and hector me and my guests;
*Exclusive Club parties and dining with yours truly, our guest speakers, and your fellow Steyn Club cruisers;
*Exclusive cocktail receptions;
*Accommodations and all meals included;
*Port charges, taxes, fuel surcharges, and government fees all included;
*Most shipboard activities included;
*A fully escorted cruise by Steyn Club staff and the best cruise organizers in the business;
*And a few surprises along the way...
If you're one of those people who have always wanted to come on a cruise but have yet to take the, er, plunge, well, there's never been a better time to stop procrastinating. You don't have to be married, or even going steady: Nearly thirty per cent of our cruisers are single, so, if you fancy your chances with a Steyn Club member as the moon hangs over the Bay of Fundy and the sound of me singing "Cat Scratch Fever" wafts up from below deck, give it a go. You'll have the time of your life - from September 29th to October 6th, aboard the ms Rotterdam, or, as we'll rechristen it for the week, HMCS Steyn*.
If you've a Steyn fan in your family or among your best friends, here's the ultimate treat - the present that lasts all year long: our special Gift Membership in The Mark Steyn Club. This offer from The Mark Steyn Club comes with a raft of great benefits:
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~Mark's new series of video poetry
~Exclusive Steyn Store member pricing on over 40 books and other products;
~The chance to engage in live Q&A sessions around the planet with Mark;
~Transcript and audio versions of The Mark Steyn Show and our other video content;
~Comment Club membership;
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~Customized email alerts for new content in your areas of interest (arts, politics, culture, or the Full Steyn).
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