3 Reasons to Sign Up For The Reason Cruise, Jan. 30-Feb. 6, 2011


Reason is launching its first-ever cruise next Jan. 30 through February 6.

Here are three reasons you should think about shipping out with us:

1. The speakers! Reason mag Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch is acting as host, and he'll be joined by Reason staffers such as Senior Editor Jacob Sullum, Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey, Reason Foundation Senior Policy Analyst Shikha Dalmia, and me.

Then there are the special guest stars such as Mercatus Center economist and Reason economics columnist Veronique de Rugy, financial analyst Ben A. Rast, Seasteading Institute head Patri Friedman, and the great Matt Ridley, author of, among other books, The Rational Optimist and The Red Queen. We'll be having panels every day of the cruise along with lots of informal hang-time with the speakers and other guests.

2. The ports of call! We set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and head off to places such as San Juan, Puerto Rico, Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands, and Philipsburg, Saint Maarten. We're cruising on the Celebrity Solstice, a 1,000-foot-long ship featuring great restaurants, multiple decks, theaters, even a grass lawn!

It's the perfect combination of stimulating intellectual programming and get-away-from-it-all luxury.

3. The pricing! Cabins start as low as $1,510 for double occupancy lodgings that include a sitting area with sofa, large-screen TV, and private vanity and shower. The cabin fee includes entry to all Reason-sponsored events, all port fees, all meals, and all gratuities (shore excursions and alcoholic beverages are extra).

Think of it: A week's vacation in an unforgettable and affordable setting!

For more information, go to the cruise's homepage now.