New Year’s Credit Union Educational Cruise Conference

Aboard Celebrity’s NEWEST ship, Celebrity Edge
December 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Register – Brochure

Join us for an educational conference undisturbed by the everyday distractions of the office as we cruise aboard the Celebrity’s NEW ship, Celebrity Edge. Benefit from timely updates on the credit union topics of the day while enjoying spacious staterooms and world-class amenities.


Sunday, December 29, 2019 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Monday, December 30, 2019 At Sea
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Thursday, January 2, 2020 Philipsburg,  St. Maarten
Friday, January 3, 2020 At Sea
Saturday, January 4, 2020 At Sea
Sunday, January 5, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, Florida



Bill Farley is a Sales Manager-Select for CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wisconsin. He leads a sales team of 12 executives who provide superior service to more than 800 credit unions in the eastern United States.

Bill joined CUNA Mutual in 2001 as Division Manager of Business Development. He was promoted to Regional Vice President of Lending for the Southeast Marketing Division in 2004, and he accepted his current position in 2006. Bill is based in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Previously, Bill spent 13 years as President & Chief Executive Officer of Central Virginia Federal Credit Union, and he worked for five years as Vice President & City Executive for North Carolina State Employees Credit Union.

Bill earned a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina. He has completed the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) CEO Institute at Wharton School of Business and the CUES Advanced Leadership Institute at Harvard University.

Bill also graduated with Highest Honors from the National Credit Union Institute. He was awarded the Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation from CUNA’s Center for Professional Development.

Bill is a frequent speaker at league meetings and credit union conferences, speaking on topics such as board/CEO relationships, channel management, strategic planning, lending, and leadership.


Rory Rowland is a been there, done that speaker. He has successfully turned around a failing credit union. Within 2 years it rocketed from a bottom 10 percentile performer to achieve the recognition of a top 10 performer in the state of Missouri.

Rory knows the challenges you face every day, with being asked to do more with less. He will give you practical, useful ideas to improve your credit union, from years of experience working with top performing credit unions nationwide.

Rory has helped thousands of professionals clearly define what great leadership is and how to be one of the best bosses.  Rory facilitates strategic planning sessions for boards so that boards and management will be on the same page, while they lead their credit union to greater results and better performance. Rory has presented his high energy fun and humorous programs in all 50 states over the past 25 years as well as Canada and Mexico.


  • Economic Update
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • The Future of Lending
  • Who is Your Competition?
  • Millennials and Credit Unions
  • And Many More!


Book on or before April 25, 2019 and SAVE $100 per person
Book April 26, 2019 – August 1, 2019 and SAVE $50 per person

CONFERENCE RATE: The conference rate includes the cruise and conference fees. These rates are not combinable with any other promotional offer, certificate, voucher or past passenger specials offered by the cruise line. All cruise conferences MUST be booked through Altair Travel & Cruises as they are negotiated contracted rates.

Category Participant Rate (1st Person) Spouse/Guest Rate (2nd Person)
11……Inside $3895 $1595
8….Oceanview $4395 $1695
E3..Infinite Veranda $4995 $1795
C3 ….Concierge w/Infinite Veranda $5395 $1895

Rates based on double occupancy. A $1200 per person deposit is required. For single, third & fourth person rates and the availability and rates for suites, call Jill Donati at 800-880-0055. Rates do not include taxes and fees of $155.40 per person. (All taxes & fees are subject to change) In order to feel safe and secure when you travel, travel insurance is now mandatory for CUC Cruises and is included in the required deposit.

For cabin availability, call Jill Donati of Altair Travel & Cruises, 800-880-0055 or email Jill at

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