The 2024 Young America's Foundation Cruise

Cruise Fares: As low as $11,950 per person
From / To: Italy to Portugal
Dates: August 31 - September 15, 2024
Ship: Regent Seven Seas Voyager
M-F, 9am - 5pm ET

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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. In 2024, it will be my honor, as YAF’s president, to join you on the Foundation’s latest at-sea program!

These study trips have assembled some of the most prominent leaders and heads of state in the world, including Margaret Thatcher, Stephen Harper, Lech Walesa, José 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.

On our 2024 voyage, you will visit some of the world’s most breathtaking sites as we sail from Italy to Portugal aboard the Regent Seven Seas Voyager. This cruise—described by Regent as a “Timeless Mediterranean Treasures” voyage—begins in northern Italy.

Embarking in Trieste, Italy, we will continue our 15-night journey with stops in Croatia and Malta. From there, we sail back to Italy, visiting Rome, Naples, and Tuscany. Our journey then takes us to Saint-Tropez, France, and on to Barcelona and the Spanish coast, before concluding in Lisbon, Portugal.

Before setting sail, we invite you to join us for a special pre-cruise stay and opening reception in picturesque Venice, Italy, at the historic Hilton Molino Stucky Venice. (Please inquire for pre-cruise details.)

In addition to this fascinating journey, we will enjoy remarks from key conservative leaders, including author and Young America’s Foundation Director Kate Obenshain Keeler, author and Presidential speechwriter Peter Robinson, and Rear Admiral JJ Quinn, among others.

The luxurious, all-suite Regent Seven Seas Voyager will be your home away from home as you join like-minded friends for this incredible experience.

This will truly be a journey of a lifetime.

Tonette and I look forward to being with you on this enriching and educational voyage.

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Scott Walker|President|Young America's Foundation

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Scott Walker
Young America's Foundation

The Occupy Movement didn't start on Wall Street. It started in Madison, Wisconsin, when 100,000 protestors descended onto the grounds of the State Capitol soon after Scott Walker took office as Governor. Their goal was to intimidate him and his allies, but he did not back down. He was unintimidated.

Scott's reforms took power from the hands of big government special interests and put it firmly into the hands of the hard-working people of Wisconsin and those that they elect to run their local governments. Those reforms, known as Act 10, have saved taxpayers more than $16 billion. During Governor Walker's tenure, Wisconsin enacted more common-sense conservative reforms than any state in the nation. They targeted him, and he won, becoming the first Governor in American history to win a recall election.

Now, Scott serves as president of Young America's Foundation, which trains the next generation of leaders in the fight for freedom. YAF conducts programs at the Reagan Ranch, Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, its national headquarters in northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and regional sites nationwide. YAF also hosts more conservative campus lectures than any other organization and has a digital presence with more than one billion views.

Scott has been married to Tonette for more than 30 years. They live on Pewaukee Lake in Wisconsin while also spending time in Virginia and California. Scott and Tonette have two adult children.

Born the son of a pastor and a part-time bookkeeper and raised in a small town, Scott understands the value of hard work and community. He is a proud Eagle Scout and an alum of the American Legion's Badger Boys State and Boys Nations programs. When he's not working, Scott can be found riding on his Harley Davidson Road King, on their pontoon boat out on the lake, or cheering on the Packers or one of Wisconsin's other sports teams. Most importantly, he is a follower of Christ.

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Larry O'Connor
Larry O'Connor Show

Larry O'Connor hosts the O'Connor & Company, heard daily from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. on WMAL FM in Washington, D.C.

He appears regularly on Fox News on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream, and Varney & Co., and was a regular on the cult hit Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld.

He is a senior columnist and creative director at Townhall. Prior to joining Townhall, his writing has appeared on Hot Air,The Federalist, Washington Free Beacon, IJ Review, and Andrew Breitbart's original websites, Big Hollywood, Big Government, and BreitbartTV.

Larry is married to Meredith Dake-O'Connor, and they have four children. He previously worked in management in the Broadway theatre industry.

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James Quinn
United States Navy (Ret.)
Rear Admiral

JJ Quinn is a highly accomplished operating executive with experience as a chief operating officer and chief executive officer over multiple commands as a rear admiral with the United States Navy. He is also an experienced business leader with more than 20 years of senior executive management experience in government and private industry.

Mr. Quinn retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation's aerospace sector unmanned systems division, where he was the lead executive responsible for the development and execution of domestic and international growth strategies for the newly restructured $3B division.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman Corporation, Mr. Quinn retired from the United States Navy after a long and decorated career as a naval aviator with the rank of rear admiral. Previously, he was commander of Carrier Group TWO/Harry S. Truman Battle Group and served as the senior military assistant to the Secretary of Defense. Earlier in Mr. Quinn's career, he served as commander of the Naval Space Command and commanding officer of the USS Abraham Lincoln, as well as the USS Juneau and Fighter Squadron TWO. Previous assignments included an instructor tour with the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) and as the naval aide to presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Over his 30-year Navy career, Mr. Quinn held a total of five commands and accumulated more than 2,800 flight hours and more than 550 carrier landings in a number of fighter aircraft.

He received his wings and was designated a Naval Flight Officer at NAS Pensacola in September 1975.

Mr. Quinn currently serves as chairman of the board of The Tailhook Educational Foundation and is a board member of Young America's Foundation Reagan Ranch Board of Governors.

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Kate Keeler
Divider in Chief: The Fraud of Hope and Change

Kate Obenshain, author of Divider in Chief: The Fraud of Hope and Change, is a popular speaker and commentator on national television and radio shows. Kate has spent her career championing expanded liberty in America, and impressing upon young people an understanding of the blessings of freedom.

Formerly a vice president of Young America's Foundation, she has been speaking on college campuses for 30 years, has appeared on Fox News, CNBC, and MSNBC, has written for numerous publications and been on hundreds of radio shows.

Kate served as chairman of the Virginia GOP from 2003 to 2006, when she led the fight against tax increases and the expanding role of government; as advisor to former Governor George Allen, and as his Senate chief of staff; and as vice chairman of the Virginia State Council for Higher Education. In 2004, she founded the Jennifer Byler Institute, a leadership training program for women in Virginia.

She is currently a board member of Young America's Foundation and the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women and serves on the advisory boards of the McShin Foundation and the Virginia Conservative Women Coalition. She has served on the NRA's National School Shield Advisory Board and the Steamship Institute's Advisory Board.

Kate is a regular speaker for gatherings̬civic, corporate, educational, and religious̬ across the country, and is known for her inspirational style. Her most treasured role, however, is that of mother to six grown children. Currently, she resides in Cape Charles, Virginia with her husband.

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Voyage Details

Join Young America's Foundation on an extraordinary voyage aboard the ultra-luxurious Regent Seven Seas Voyager, embarking on a captivating journey through the stunning Mediterranean. Experience an all-inclusive adventure with complimentary shore excursions, fine wines and spirits, wi-fi, taxes, pre-paid gratuities, and more!

The Experience

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:
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During our time at sea, you will hear from our distinguished faculty as they delve into the state of our nation and the world and discuss the challenges to individual freedom, free markets, and our traditional values. Best of all, you’ll get to know them on a personal level, hear their candid commentary, engage them in stimulating dialogue, and enjoy each other’s company!
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Join key conservative leaders and other like-minded YAF cruisers for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and stimulating conversations during exclusive cocktail receptions, dinners, and informal discussions to explore the important geopolitical and economic issues of the day and hear new perspectives on free enterprise, individual freedom, and national defense.
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The all-inclusive Regent Seven Seas Voyager is equipped with ultra-luxurious amenities, countless onboard activities such as the casino, pool and spa, world-class culinary experiences, unlimited Wi-Fi, all-inclusive fine wines and spirits, and pre-paid gratuities. Plus, you get FREE, UNLIMITED SHORE EXCURSIONS!
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises takes pride in creating dining experiences that are simply superb. From succulent lobster to the perfect burger and shake, you’ll find a vast array of tantalizing flavors from which to choose, along with expert wine recommendations and an elegantly decorated setting featuring stunning Versace tableware.


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