This is the incredible true story of the three thousand mile voyage of a United States luxury cruise liner to a tiny US territory and return. It carried the most important cargo of history: governors of all fifty states accompanied by their families, high level representatives of the president, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and the cream of the crop of the news media. This story has never before been documented. It is a part of our history which will never again be repeated, particularly in these terror-filled times. This is the story of the 1967 Governors' Conference held aboard the SS Independence en route to the United States Virgin Islands and return, a voyage which at the time was dubbed the 'Ship of Fools.'