03/14/2012 08:12 am ET Updated Mar 15, 2012

Gabrielle Giffords And Mark Kelly To Headline A Crystal Cruise

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

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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