This is not your typical cruise...

Guests of The Weekly Standard Cruise will enjoy informative seminars and extensive interaction with our guest speakers, numerous social events, dining with fellow TWS cruise guests as well as guest speakers, and a wonderful sense of sharing and camaraderie.

In addition to all the wonderful activities aboard the ms Nieuw Amsterdam and in port, this exclusive the Weekly Standard event includes:

Moderated panel sessions featuring our esteemed guest speakers, along with plenty of passenger Q&A.
Many chances to meet, schmooze, and enjoy personal interaction with our special guest speakers.
Exclusive parties and dining with our special guest speakers. You will dine with your fellow The Weekly Standard Cruise attendees, so that you have the chance to meet many of your fellow like-minded cruisers.
Admission to The Weekly Standard seminars
Admission to numerous TWS cruise private cocktail parties.
Port charges, taxes, fuel surcharges, and government fees.
Accommodations & All Meals
Most Shipboard activities
A fully escorted cruise.
And much more...
Remember you must book your cruise package through The Cruise & Vacation Authority / the Weekly Standard Cruise office to participate in these exclusive events! Airfare is separate.
Rates for this cruise are inclusive of the cruise, gratuities, taxes, port fees and all the Weekly Standard Cruise exclusive seminars, events, dinners & receptions. Shore excursions, alcoholic beverages, alternative dining options and personal items are additional. Failure to appear for embarkation for any reason constitutes a cancellation subject to full penalties.
NEW POLICY: All staterooms are non-smoking.

Things to do onboard...

Work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center
Relax by the pool
Enjoy High Tea
Take an arts tour
Pamper yourself in the Luxurious Spa
Take a class in the Culinary Arts Center
Play paddle tennis
Attend a wine tasting
Surf the internet
Attend an art auction
Relax in a hydrotherapy pool
See a first-run movie
Enjoy coffee and the New York Times
Check out a book from the library

Quotes from past cruise guests...

"We had an amazing time!"

"The social times were great - we also appreciated the Weekly Standard tours so we could continue to meet and get to know other TWS cruisers."

"Fred and Bill make it all worthwhile!"

"Elliott Abrams was superb, he gave a reassuring portrait of President Bush."

"The seminars were top notch."

"I really enjoyed meeting the other travelers in our group."

"The lectures and seminars win the day!"

"The location, the ship, the speakers...what could be better?"

"Excellent seminar presentations, lovely and hospitable ship, and a great group of travel companions."

"Any time we go the Med it's exciting and interesting. Combining that with a Weekly Standard cruise to that area was super! Thoroughly enjoyed the political seminars and interactions with everyone afterwards. Great Discussions!"

Meet your Event Coordinator...

Your cruise features an event coordinator provided by The Cruise & Vacation Authority. These managers will ensure that every aspect of your cruise is enjoyable. Should you have any problems or issues, please do not hesitate to contact one of these professionals while on board this cruise. A help desk will be scheduled each day.

The Cruise & Vacation Authority is an award winning cruises-only travel agency, based in Atlanta, GA, which specializes in producing large group events. The Cruise & Vacation Authority has received considerable recognition for its focus on customer satisfaction and attention to detail.

Cindy Hoepfner
Cindy has been in the travel business for over twenty years and joined The Cruise & Vacation Authority Group department in 2008. She enjoys working with organizations, meeting people and exploring new travel destinations.