Australia & New Zealand EduCruise 2025



February 22 – March 8, 2025
Sydney Australia – Round trip
Princess Cruise Line – ‘Crown Princess’

February 22 – March 8, 2025 Sydney Australia – Round trip Princess Cruise Line – ‘Crown Princess’

The speed of change in the financial industry is both exciting and frightening. Credit Unions can’t continue to do “business as usual”, but must become flexible and quick. To be able to do this, credit union leaders must have an understanding of critical changes impacting the credit union. Participants in this credit union cruise/conference will be given a better understanding of what changes are coming, how to prepare for fast paced change, and how to use change to better serve the members. Join CU EduCruises on this amazing 14-day cruise to the shores of Australia and New Zealand. Visit the vibrant cities from Sydney (round-trip) to Auckland. You’ll find your home onboard the beautiful Princess Cruise Line ‘Crown Princess’ with luxurious accommodations, diverse dining choices and endless entertainment.


  • Financial Services Update
  • Regaining Relevance
  • Governance Tune Up
  • Board/CEO Relationship
  • Regulatory Outlook
  • Volunteer Recruitment and On Boarding
  • Attracting and Retaining Younger Members
  • Strategic Growth Opportunities
  • Technology Decision Points
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • CEO Performance Management
  • Policy Checklist – Do You Have What You Need?

Landing Big Benefits For Your Credit Union 

  • Participate in multiple networking opportunities
  • Discuss leadership concepts and techniques that can make a difference
  • Learn from others about their Credit Union's future growth strategies
  • Discover how your credit union can thrive in times of fast paced change 
  • Create a game plan for future regulatory and economic change
  • Find solutions to problems your CU is facing today and tomorrow



Attorney, author, consultant and nationally recognized trainer, David A. Reed is a partner in the law firm of Reed and Jolly, PLLC.  Through Reed and Jolly, Mr. Reed provides guidance to credit unions concerning a variety of matters including the establishment and revision of policies and procedures, organizational compliance, collections, security, contractual agreements, regulatory matters and corporate governance.  In addition to his legal expertise, Mr. Reed is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Chairman of a Supervisory Committee.  His engaging speaking style has garnered him status as a regular lecturer nationwide on topics such as regulatory compliance, governance, examination planning, consumer lending, bankruptcy and collections.  He offers facilitation services and a full range of on-site training programs that can be delivered to the Board, executive team, managers or frontline staff.

Mr. Reed received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in 1986 and his Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law in 1989.   He resides in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife Diane and an odd assortment of cats.



Nationally recognized speaker, writer and communications professional, Diane Reed, currently serves as President of CUDoctor, a full-service credit union consultancy, assisting credit unions nationwide with human resource, marketing, community relations, compliance, sales, training, board relations and governance, and executive support.  Prior to joining CUDoctor, Diane served for more than a decade as Vice President of Administration for a mid-sized credit union. Diane’s expertise in “Service-Oriented Culture Change” has been cited in such publications as “Credit Union Times”, “Credit Union Management” and a host of other industry magazines.  She has co-authored cross-discipline (Human Resources and Security) articles such as “Bad Guys Don’t Always Wear Black” published in “Credit Union Magazine.”

In 2016, she teamed up with CUNA to create and deliver the industry’s first Credit Union HR Compliance Certification School, a program which has proven not only popular but a new “necessary” for all credit union HR professionals. Prior to joining the credit union movement, Diane acted as Marketing Communications Director at Carfax, Inc.; as Communications Director for the International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc. and as Marketing Director for Creative Hairdressers, Inc.  She attended The American University and graduated from George Mason University where she specialized in Organizational Communication.  Diane currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband David, a credit union guru in his own right.



Crown Princess

‘Crown Princess’ is the perfect Princess ship to cruise Australia and New Zealand. With room for 3,000 guests, her 900 balconies allow you to enjoy sweeping views of jaw-dropping landscapes throughout the voyage portion of this special EduCruise. After experiencing the relaxed comfort of our intimate onboard venues, however, you may not want to explore the beauty ashore! The serenity of The Sanctuary® and the casual street café atmosphere of the Piazza may just reel you in for the day, while your nights might be filled with great tasting food, followed by a Broadway style show or a first-run film at Movies Under the Stars®. ‘Crown Princess’ is the ideal size ship to navigate the seas and fjords of this breathtaking region of the world




  • Category BD4 Balcony $2878.00 per person double occupancy
  • Category BC4 Balcony $2940.00 per person double occupancy
  • Category BB4 Balcony $3002.00 per person double occupancy

* Pricing for 3rd & 4th passengers upon request.

Initial Deposit: $500.00 per person

Final Payment: No later than November 15, 2024

Cancellation Penalties:

From date of deposit to November 15, 2024 Initial deposit of $500.00 per person
November 16 – December 6, 2024 50% package price cancellation fee
December 7, 2024 – 0 days prior to travel No refunds

Fox World Cancellation Fee of $100.00 per reservation will apply in addition to any Fox Group Vacation or vendor cancellation penalties.


CU EduCruises Conference Information:

* $1,750.00 registration fee per Conference attendee – If paid by Check
* $1,950.00 registration fee per Conference attendee – If paid by Credit Card
* $250.00 Early Booking Conference Fee Discount if reserved BEFORE August 1, 2024

Government Requirements: 

  • Valid US Passport, recommended 6 months validity from return date
  • Australia Visa: US citizens require an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa for Australia.
  • New Zealand Visa: US citizens require a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) visa for New Zealand.
  • New Zealand Levy: Visitors are required to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of approximately NZD$35 (guidance will be given by the cruise line closer to travel)

Not Included:  Airline flights, airline luggage fees, transfers in destination, travel insurance, meals at specialty restaurants onboard, optional excursions, medical services, gratuities to transfer drivers, gratuities to Princess shipboard staff, or any personal items. 


Optional:  You can add pre-paid shipboard gratuities for $17.00 per person per day for balcony, and $18.00 per person per day for mini-suite categories. Airport transfers can be added to your reservation. Airport transfers are offered on only the cruise departure and return dates. A flight itinerary will be required to add transfers. Insurance: For peace of mind, we recommend purchasing travel protection insurance. Your travel advisor can discuss options with you, including medical expense coverage, pre-existing medical condition exclusion waivers, trip cancellation, trip delay, lost, delayed, or damaged baggage and more. To cover pre-existing conditions, most policies must be purchased within 14 days of making your initial deposit. Travel protection insurance prices are based on your age and the trip cost.


  • 14 night cruise onboard Princess Cruise Line ‘Crown Princess’
  • Choice of Balcony Stateroom categories
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and treats onboard ship (fees for specialty restaurants)
  • 11 restaurants, 8 bars & lounges, 24-hour room service
  • Onboard activities, pools, entertainment, spa, salon, casino, art auctions, internet café, library, boutiques & more! (some fees may apply)
  • Current taxes and fees
  • Princess Cruise Line travel documents containing trip details and planning information 


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