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ms Veendam

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam combines 21st-century amenities and elegant spaces graced by a multi-million-dollar art and antiques collection. While on board, guests can learn video-editing tips at a Digital Workshop powered by Windows®, hone their culinary skills at an America’s Test Kitchen cooking show or hands-on workshop, or workout out in their state-of-the-art fitness center. Guest can also explore fine dining at their specialty restaurants.

Reservations and Travel Tips

Booking Instructions

You may request a reservation form from Altair Travel or register online here. 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. Details on complete insurance coverage will be mailed with your documents.

Prices do not include airfare, taxes or insurance and are based on double occupancy. Single, triple and quad cabins are based on availability. To inquire about these cabin rates or for pre- or post-cruise hotel accommodations, call Jill Donati at Altair Travel And Cruises at 800-880-0055 or you may email her at jilldonati@altairtravel.com.

GRATUITY POLICY: A per guest/per day gratuity for dining & stateroom services will be automatically charged to your onboard stateroom account.

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Passport Required

As portions of the trip involve visits to foreign ports, please make sure you bring a valid passport. U.S. & Canadian citizens MUST carry a valid passport with a validity date of 6 months beyond travel date.


The weather in the Eastern Caribbean during February is generally in the mid to upper 80s, with the evenings cooling down to the 70s.

Cruise Experience


Post-sessions you'll have time to enjoy the a number of shows in the plush theater.


Enjoy the fine fare in one of the many shipboard restaurants and cafes.


Grab a cocktail and socialize with your fellow conference attendees in the Explorer Lounge

Eastern Caribbean

Fort Lauderdale, commonly known as the “Venice of America”), is the port of departure for the Eastern Caribbean Credit Union Educational Cruise Conference. Your destinations include a magical journey to some of the top destinations the Caribbean has to offer. You will have the opportunity to explore these wonderful ports or just continue to relax and enjoy all the amenities the newly updated ms Veendam has to offer.

Grand Turk

Grand Turk Island is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s dotted with the remains of salt ponds and windmills from the island’s sea salt industry, prevalent from the 17th to 20th century. The 19th-century Grand Turk Lighthouse is perched on a rocky bluff in the north. Beaches with clear water ring the island, which is home to wild horses and donkeys. den Bay and Smuggler’s Cove.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Little San Salvador Island, also called Half Moon Cay, is a tiny private island in the Bahamas. Accessible by cruise ship, it's known for the long, crescent-shaped Half Moon Beach. Luxury cabanas dot the beachfront, which gives way to trail-lined country rich in birdlife. Half Moon Lagoon Aqua Park has water slides and playgrounds. Stingray Cove, a lagoon enclosure, is home to tame stingrays. aking Dunn’s River Falls.

St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Thomas is the gateway isle of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It's known for its beaches and snorkeling spots. Territorial capital Charlotte Amalie, founded by the Danish in the 1600s, is a busy cruise-ship port. Historic buildings include a 1679 watchtower called Blackbeard’s Castle, in reference to the area’s pirate history. On the harbor, 17th-century Fort Christian is now a local-history museum.