Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly to Host Mediterranean Cruise in July

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Having said goodbye to politics for now after watching the President sign her last bill into law, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is settling into private life as she continues to recover from a gunshot wound she suffered in January of 2011.

This July, Giffords and her husband, former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, will headline a Mediterranean cruise from Lisbon, Portugal to Rome, Italy. Kelly is expected to speak about “the power of the human spirit” and Giffords will briefly join him at the end of the presentation, according to a press release from Crystal Cruises.

(MORE: 2-Minute Biography: Mark Kelly)

The 12-day cruise will be be stopping in Barcelona, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Florence and other destinations along the way to Rome. A ticket costs $5,410.

“We are pleased they have chosen to do this,” said the VP of public relations for the cruise to Reuters, adding. “She is still recovering and she has to be very thoughtful about the kind of travel she does.”

Kelly and Giffords have published a memoir, Gabby, recounting their experience in several hospitals since the day she was shot by gunman Jared Loughner. In her first interview last November, the former Congresswoman spoke to Diane Sawyer, admitting “It’s difficult,” when asked about her continued efforts to recover.

MORE: Gabrielle Giffords Talks to Diane Sawyer in First TV Interview

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