Panama Credit Union Educational Cruise Conference

Ms Zuiderdam
February 18 – 28, 2018 – RegisterBrochure

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


Sunday, February 18, 2018 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Monday, February 19, 2018 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 At Sea
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Oranjestad, Aruba
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Willemstad (Curacao), Antilles
Friday, February 23, 2018 At Sea
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Cruising Panama Canal & Gatun Lake; Colon, Panama
Sunday, February 25, 2018 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Monday, February 26, 2018 At Sea
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 At Sea
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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



Claudine DiTorrice, branded as the “Staff Whisperer,”  has helped numerous organizations increase productivity and improve business outcomes through the development of their greatest asset – Human Capital.

With three decades of adult and workplace development experience (20 years in the credit union industry); Claudine has designed and delivered educational programs on subjects such as:

  • Change and Time Management
  • Coaching Teams to Reach Strategic Goals
  • Defining Organizational Culture (Branding)
  • Employee Engagement and Outcome Optimization
  • Leadership Skills
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sales/Service Initiatives

She understands that telling is not training and is known for her ability to cut through complexity and deliver presentations that create “learning anchors” for participants through the use of her CLEAR education model:

C – Creative and concise
L – Learner-focused
E – Engaging
A – Actionable
R – Relevant

Long ago and far away, in a parallel universe, Claudine also tried her hand at stand-up comedy but was counseled not to “give up her day job.” She now uses humor to create learning anchors that greatly improve learning retention and performance outcomes.

Claudine graduated from the Professional Management Institute at Oregon State University. In her spare time, she is an avid reader and loves to comb the Oregon beaches for agates and fossils with her husband Guy.

Bruce Hoogstraten is President of Geo-San, Inc. which has been in existence since 1998.  He has over 30 years of experience in operational management, sales, and engineering.  Geo-San is a management consulting practice focusing on operational management issues for small businesses, government contractors, as well as being instrumental in supporting various non-profits organizations. He has also been the executive director for the non-profit advocacy group – the NASA Aerospace Support Team (NAST) for 15 years.

Mr. Hoogstraten lives in Hampton, VA and attended Hampton High School.  He received his BSME from the small private military college of Norwich University. He was a project engineer for the Westinghouse Corporation working on Naval Nuclear hardware, and a design engineer for a local NASA LaRC contractor.  After receiving his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Hoogstraten worked for Ferguson Enterprises Incorporated as a manager specializing in operations and business processes. The first startup venture Mr. Hoogstraten created was an effort centered on technology transferred from the NASA LaRC involving a patented ultra-stable laser which was marketed in the space based communication industry.

Bruce is married, has two sons and is very active in volunteer work.  He is the past Chairmen of the Governor’s Aerospace Advisory Council; Past Chairman of the Hampton YMCA and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA; He was on the Colonial Virginia Council of the Boys Scouts of America; Currently Chairman of The Board of Fellows for Norwich University (as well as The Class Agent for Norwich 1982); Current Vice-Chairman for the Board of Directors for Langley Federal Credit Union; The Peninsula Baseball Stadium Authority; Chairman of the Pilots Youth Baseball Organization; and has been an adjunct MBA professor at Hampton University.


  • New Board Members
  • Defining A Sustainable Credit Union Culture
  • Gaining Strategic Clarity As A Leadership Team
  • Efficient Meetings
  • Becoming Your Members’ Financial Advocate
  • Data Analytics
  • And Much More!

Book by July 31, 2017 and Save $100 Per Person…AND Receive $100 Per Person Shipboard Credit.
Book August 1 – October 18, 2017 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)
J…Inside Stateroom $3295 $1495
D…Oceanview $3895 $1595
VD….Verandah $4195 $1695
VB….Verandah $4395 $1695

Rates based on double occupancy. Rates do not include taxes and fees of $370.00 per person. For single, 3rd, and 4th person rates, and availability of Suites, contact Jill Donati at 800-880-0055. (All taxes and fees are subject to change) Insurance is mandatory and additional.

Registration can NOT be confirmed until a $1200 per person deposit has been received.

For cabin availability or to reserve your cabin, contact Jill Donati of Altair Travel and Cruises 800-880-0055.

Featuring Recent Posts WordPress Widget development by YD