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Classical Conversations Capstone Cruise

Major changes in store for Classical Conversations’ 2021 celebrations

In the face of all of the precautions of 2020, we have been greatly looking forward to make-up events for our missed celebrations this year, such as the annual Capstone Cruise and Graduation, etc. We have recently been informed, however, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended the No Sail Order in the U.S. for another month, and we have no guarantees as to when cruises will be allowed. Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the cruise industry and COVID-19, we are saddened to announce that Classical Conversations will not sponsor a Capstone Cruise in 2021.

We know that means you have many questions, and here are our best answers to all of the implications of this change. First, however, we want you to know that, Lord willing, we will host a Capstone Cruise in 2022.

2021 Capstone Cruise refunds

If you have already signed up for the 2021 Capstone Cruise, Amy True and her team will give you a call in the next five business days to assist you with any questions you may have about rescheduling or refunding your current reservation.


The 2021 graduation celebration will be held during Classical Conversations’ national conference in May. Continue reading below for more information on this event.

National Memory Master (NMM)

The National Memory Master preliminary round competitions will be held as in past years. However, the 2021 National Memory Master finals, featuring the 16 selected finalists, will be held April 29 during the National Conference (see below for more information).

National Memory Master Details

2021 Classical Conversations National Conference

Look for a separate email coming soon with details on this celebratory event we are hosting April 29-May 1 with the home office in Southern Pines, North Carolina. This event will include the 2021 (and 2020) graduation celebration and 2021 National Memory Master competition.

National Number Knockout (N2K)

The National Number Knockout competition will not be held in 2021. The competition is canceled this year due to declining interest. It will be reevaluated for future years. We realize this is a disappointment to some families who have been anticipating the 2021 competition, and we grieve with you that the competition will not take place this year. We encourage families and communities to continue enjoying the Number Knockout game and to continue striving as a family to “knock out innumeracy.”

An Alternative to the CC Capstone Cruise

Knowing that some of you may still be interested in cruising next year, Amy True, who also works with Escape Traveling Planning, is offering her own homeschool family cruise with a graduation ceremony, May 10-14, 2021. The cruise sets sail out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Amy is an independent travel agent who has worked directly with Carnival Cruise Line for the past few years to host the Capstone Cruise. To learn more or register for this cruise, contact Amy at: 502-767-6902 or