Just a brief note.
Coming up on their August 3rd sail date, the twitter feeds of Ezra Levant, Brian Lilley, Monte Solberg, and other Freedom Cruise "celebrities" have gone dark. These folk are either on the move, or it went bust and Ezra has sworn them to silence.
But I am inclined to think its a go. The Holland America Line's ms Zuiderdam seems to host these kinds of gathering on a regular basis. Or at least, the same day Ezra's crowd boards, a tour led by Hot Air's Ed Morrissey disembarks. They'll probably pass one another on the gangway. Maybe a slappy fight breaks out, and specs get busted.
And maybe the Zuiderdam has special facilities, a sealed-off spot way below deck, kind of like the wing of your old high-school where they housed the slow kids, which in my old high-school we referred to as "The Auk Hall".
So Ed vacates, the place gets hosed down, and Ezra and Co. come aboard. Presto! The Freedom Cruise is on its way.