A journey to the Holy Land too much for you, particularly with the Middle East unsettled? Here’s an invitation to join Mike Huckabee, inveterate Israel tour group leader, on something closer to home. It’s a June “Freedom Cruise” to Alaska — “the best Christian-based cruise for the 2011 season.” Musical entertainment includes the Dixie Echoes. Mindful of the Huckster’s recently-stated desire to make enough money on book sales and his other enterprises to pay for his $2.8 million beachfront house in Florida here’s a little free advertising, a link to the Princess cruise details. Tab will run roughly $1,600 to $3,000 per person, depending on stateroom, from Seattle.

Somehow, I don’t think Sarah Palin will be greeting the ship at any of the Alaskan stops.