The 2025 Young America's Foundation Cruise

Cruise Fares: As low as $11,949 per person
From / To: New York to Montreal
Dates: September 19 - 30, 2025
Ship: Regent Seven Seas Splendor
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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 2025, 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 2025 voyage, you will visit some of the world’s most breathtaking sites as we sail from New York to Montreal aboard the Regent Seven Seas Splendor. This cruise—described by Regent as a “Gilded New England” voyage—begins in New York.

Embarking in New York, we will continue our 11-night journey with stops in Newport and Bar Harbor. From there, we sail to Canada, visiting St. John, Halifax, and Sydney, Nova Scotia. Our journey then takes us to Saguenay, and Quebec City, before concluding in Montreal, Quebec. 

Before setting sail, we invite you to join us for a special pre-cruise stay and opening reception in New York City. (Please inquire for pre-cruise details.) 

In addition to this fascinating journey, we will enjoy remarks from key conservative leaders, including former CEO of CKE Restuarants, Andy Puzder. 

The luxurious, all-suite Regent Seven Seas Splendor 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
President

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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Andrew Puzder
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Former CEO
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.
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Voyage Details

Join Young America's Foundation on an extraordinary voyage aboard the ultra-luxurious Regent Seven Seas Splendor, embarking on a captivating journey through the beautiful northeastern United States and Canada. 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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SEMINARS-AT-SEA

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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EXCLUSIVE DINNERS & RECEPTIONS

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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UNSURPASSED LUXURY & ENTERTAINMENT

The all-inclusive Regent Seven Seas Splendor 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, FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED IN EVERY PORT!
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CULINARY DISCOVERY

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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