Former CIA Directors to Dish on SpyCruise

Porter Goss and Michael Hayden will be the guest speakers on a Caribbean cruise.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

It's not exactly Disneyland, but two former CIA directors are getting a nice retirement hat tip: A Caribbean cruise where they'll be guest speakers, wowing about 1,000 passengers on spycraft. It's called "SpyCruise," and it's going to be the biggest one of it's kind, says organizer and retired spook Bart Bechtel. That's because the November 13-20 cruise will feature former CIA directors Porter Goss and Michael Hayden, along with authors and other spy celebs who'll speak to the Holland America guests and then hobnob with them over dinner and drinks. "It's a very big deal. I consider it a coup," Bechtel says of getting the former directors onboard. "This is a great opportunity for those with a strong interest in espionage to share a voyage of discovery with shipmates who have lived the life of secrets," says one ex-spook, who prefers to remain below deck.

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