Cruising with Condoleezza


World Leaders Travel has unveiled its 2010 World Leaders Symposium, an educational travel event from Moscow to Istanbul.

Some of the heavy-hitters on the roster of speakers are former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, and other leading figures in fields that range from technology to cultural history.

The event features a 10-night cruise aboard Silver Wind, with shore excursions in Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Turkey.

It will begin with a three-night stay at The Ritz-Carlton in Moscow. Visitors will attend a gala dinner with Gorbachev. Guests are flown to Istanbul where they will board Silver Wind. The ship will make a roundtrip voyage and upon return guests will stay at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel for two nights.

The event will be held August 30 to September 15.