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Gabrielle Giffords And Mark Kelly To Headline A Crystal Cruise

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Following in the footsteps of celebrities and politicos before her, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will headline a cruise this summer.

Giffords, who will be joined by her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, will host a July sailing of Crystal Cruises' Crystal Serenity.

According to a press release from Crystal Cruises, it looks like only Kelly is scheduled to speak, but will be joined after his presentation by Giffords for a "special appearance" and photo op.

"We look forward to Mark sharing their incredible story of love, trials, and triumphs, live and in person with Crystal guests," said Bret Bullock, Crystal Cruises' vice president of entertainment, in the release.

The 12-day Mediterranean cruise embarks from Lisbon, Portugal July 25. It will call on ports in Gibraltar, Barcelona, Palamos, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Florence, Porto Venere and Rome. Rates start at $5,410

As of May 2012, voyages on the Crystal Serenity will be all-inclusive.

Just over a year ago, in January 2011, Giffords was shot in the head during a meeting with constituents. In January 2012, she resigned from her seat in the U.S. House Of Representatives.

Giffords follows Mary Matalin and James Carville as the next political figure to hop on the cruise bandwagon. Matalin and Carville also sail on the Crystal Serenity this month. But, if Kate Gosselin is a bit more your style, here's the rundown on other sea-faring celebrities.

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