Ok here is the plan.  We need someone or a group of individuals to donate $5,000 to Canadian Observer so that we can send an operative on the Western Standard Winter Cruise.  Should we be able to raise this money our operative will post daily blogs on all aspects of the Western Standard Cruise including whether or not Michael Walker is a top or a bottom.  Further we will send our most trusted operative because on such a cruise temptation to drink the cool aid will be at its highest when Ezra slips into his speedo.  ew.   Send us an email if you would like to contribute to the fund. See cruise details below.

Dear Western Standard reader,

Our amazing seminar cruise sails in January — you’d better book your tickets right now! We have over 160 people signed up already, and we only have a few cabins left — this cruise will sell out.

It’s easy to see why. The cruise line, Holland America, is known as one of the best in the business — pure floating luxury (and talk about food!) The itinerary is beautiful and interesting — sailing out of San Diego, we’ll visit Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. Talk about a great way to get away from the Canadian winter!

But the main reason our cruise is so popular is the guest speakers. With great public intellectuals like Michael Walker of the Fraser Institute, former presidential speechwriter David Frum, National Review editor-at-large John O’Sullivan, and many more, it’s going to be a great week of ideas. This cruise will relax your body, but stimulate your mind!

The great thing is that you can interact with our speakers all day long — over lunch; by the pool; on the beach — not just in our formal seminar discussions. What a great way to have a personal chat with your favourite columnists like the National Post’s Lorne Gunter and Fr. Raymond de Souza!

For a complete list of all of our guest speakers, visit www.westernstandardcruise.com. You’ll also be able to learn more about our itinerary, check out the prices of our cabins, and even book your tickets right online.

Last year was our first cruise and in our post-cruise survey literally 97% said we met or beat their high expectations. No wonder almost all of last year’s cruisers are coming back this year!

Hurry, though — we sail in less than two months, and there are only a few more cabins left!

I can hardly wait to see you in sunny San Diego. All aboard!

Yours truly,

Ezra Levant
Publisher and Skipper

P.S. You can learn everything about our cruise — from prices to our full list of guest speakers — right online, at www.westernstandardcruise.com. Book today!