New Year's Credit Union Educational Cruise Conference

December 29, 2024 - January 5, 2025| Aboard Celebrity's Ascent  *New Ship*

For Questions, email Jill Donati at jilldonati@altairtravel.com or call her at (800) 880-0055 

This Conference is for You!

The fourth ship in the revolutionary Edge® Series, Celebrity Ascent(NEW SHIP) takes the innovative outward-facing design further than ever, creating an even closer connection between you, the sea, and every exciting place on the horizon. Soak up the sun, salt breezes, and stunning scenery in newly expanded open-air spaces. Savor fine dining that rivals anything you’d find on land. And discover even more ways to relax and renew. 


Ship & Registration Information

Celebrity's Ascent

Enjoy this new ship!  Soak up the sun, salt breezes, and stunning scenery in newly expanded open-air spaces. Savor fine dining that rivals anything you’d find on land. And discover even more ways to relax and renew. 

Cabin Selection and Rates

We offer an excellent educational return on your conference investment. Register early for the best conference rates! 

Book on or before April 5, 2024 and SAVE $100 Per Person. Book April 6, 2024 through June 3, 2024 and SAVE $50 Per Person.   

For Questions, email Jill Donati at jilldonati@altairtravel.com or call her at (800) 880-0055

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The rates below include the cost of the cruise, registration fee and conference materials.

Special Promotion:

Everyone Receives Classic Beverage Package, Free Basic Wifi  and Free Gratuities

Inside (Category I2)

Oceanview (Category O1)

Infinite Veranda (Category E2)

Concierge Class (Category C2)

Note: A $1200.00 per person deposit is required to hold the cabin.

Rates based on double occupancy. Rates do not include taxes & fees of $299.29 per person (All taxes and fees are subject to change).

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. 

Booking Instructions

You may request a reservation form from Altair Travel or register online. In order to feel safe and secure when you travel, travel insurance is highly recommended 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. 

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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.

Weather

The weather in the Caribbean during the month of December/January is generally pleasant.  Average temperatures reach a high of about 84° during the day and 69° in the evenings. 

Speaker Information

Rory Rowland, Consultant, Rowland Consulting

Chelsea Treboniak, Owner, Critical Ops

Cruise Itinerary & Sessions

Your Conference Includes

The New Year's Credit Union Educational Cruise Conference Includes:

Plus .. enjoy numerous networking opportunities with other credit union professionals from across the country and "The Ones in Red." 

Itinerary (Ports are subject to change)

Session Topics

Port Information (Ports are subject to change)

The Caribbean is a region of The Americas that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.  So, let's set sail and in beautiful locations like the ones below... 

Nassau, Bahamas

Bustling markets and placid beaches are like the yin and yang of this capital of The Bahamas. The Nassau Straw Market, three blocks from the port, presents a riot of vendors, shoppers, and pirates, while the broad white beaches, minutes from town, feature sun-kissed sands, turquoise waters, and coral reefs. Browse the duty-free shops and Nassau Straw Market downtown. On vibrant Bay Street, find duty-free deals and colorful architecture. Nassau’s culinary bounty emerges from the ocean—dishes like fried snapper served with grits and grouper drizzled with butter. Try conch, the marine mollusk of the iconic shell.

Labadee, Haiti

*Potential Port Change*

The pristine port of Labadee is a Royal Caribbean, Ltd. private resort on the northern shores of Haiti. Surrounded by dense forest, this secluded paradise is filled with exclusive activities including rollercoasters like the Dragon’s Tail Alpine Coaster, the 2,600-foot-long Dragon’s Breath, the world’s longest over water zip line, the High Speed Coastal Adventure, exhilarating speedboat tour of the peninsula, and much more. The stunning white sandy beaches with crystal blue waters are perfect for relaxing in the sun, swimming, or leisurely walks along the shore. Finish the perfect day with a refreshing cocktail and sumptuous seafood fare. 


George Town, Grand Cayman

No destination blends global finance with the Caribbean lifestyle quite like the Cayman Islands. This upscale destination offers world-class restaurants, designer boutiques, and duty-free shopping, plus white sand beaches, brilliant blue waters, and teeming coral reefs. Enjoy postcard views of George Town, Seven Mile Beach, and West Bay from the custom-designed Cayman Explorer. Launch your snorkeling adventure from a luxurious catamaran. You'll shop till you drop in the duty-free boutiques of George Town. Try Cayman conch in salads, chowders, and fritters. 

For Questions, email Jill Donati at jilldonati@altairtravel.com or call her at (800) 880-0055