June 5 - June 15th, 2020

Celebrity Cruise Line – ‘Celebrity Reflection’

Dublin, Ireland – Round Trip


The speed of change in the financial industry is both exciting and challenging. Credit Unions can’t continue to do “business as usual”, but must become flexible and quick. To be able to do this, credit unions must have an understanding of critical changes impacting strategic growth, leadership success and innovation. 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 us on the beautiful ‘Celebrity Reflection’ as we meet together while sailing to the magical countries of Ireland, Scotland and Iceland. Your CU EduCruise begins in beautiful Dublin, Ireland with a stop in Glasgow, Scotland; then on to Iceland with visits to Akureyri and Reykjavik.  After a full day of Meetings at Sea, finish up your EduCruise conference cruise with visits to Belfast, Cork, and ending back in Dublin.  This fascinating CU EduCruise adventure is a wonderful blend of outdoor grandeur, exciting cities and quaint towns.

CLARIFICATION: Cabins Are Still Available. Although our EduCruise block of cabins are sold out, we can still secure you a cabin at a great rate, as the ship itself is not full.

Credit Union Topics We Will Navigate

*Foundations of the Modern Credit Union Volunteer

*From Bylaws to Travel Policies: Creating Governance Documents that Work

*You Want to Do What? Understanding Technology and Service Trends

*High Level Questions Boards Can Use to Increase Effectiveness

*Conduct Risk and Ethics for Credit Union Volunteers

*Learning from Other’s Mistakes: When Bad Things Happen to Good Credit Unions

*Open Forum: Let’s Discuss Those Key Issues That Keep You Up at Night
And Much More …

All Sessions are very interactive. Questions, discussion, and exchange of ideas are highly encouraged. Plenty of networking opportunities throughout this educational journey.

Landing Big Benefits For Your Credit Union

*Receive Free Consultation with our on-board industry leaders

*Participate in multiple networking opportunities

*Discuss leadership concepts and techniques that can make a difference

*Discover how an effective Board/Management Team equals future success

*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

*Compared to most other credit union educational cruises, you'll return home with more ideas

*Find solutions to problems your CU is facing today, and will soon be encountering

*Share with other CU volunteers and senior management leaders

Speaker for the Course


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.


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.

About the Ship

Voted Best Mediterranean Cruise (Large Ship) by Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Awards

Celebrity Reflection® received several new enhancements during her recent dry dock. Now, you can experience a cinematic night under the stars with A Taste of Film at the Rooftop Terrace. It’s an exciting way to enjoy the great outdoors, satisfy your love of movies, and dazzle your taste buds all at once. Treat yourself to spa innovations at the luxurious Canyon Ranch® Spa or visit our just-added shops for Tiffany and Swiss Watch on board. Celebrate the flavorful joys of outdoor grilling at the Lawn Club Grill. Enjoy more than 20 delicious dining options in the Main Restaurant. Unwind in your own cabana-style haven at The Alcoves. More upgrades include faster, more secure access to your stateroom utilizing radio-frequency technology. Just tap your SeaPass card-no more fumbling with magnetic cards. Your time is precious, and your time aboard Celebrity Reflection will make the most of it.



Our Celebrity chefs are true culinary artists who insist on serving the very finest cuisine – and it shows. Each chef’s menu is creative and the selections change every day. Pair that with impeccable service and you’re in for an unforgettable gourmet experience. The ‘Celebrity Reflection’ offers several optional seating times for our Traditional dining rooms along with several incredible specialty restaurants. Other food options are available throughout the ship.


Couple gazing off the back deck of Celebrity Solstice Group of friends having cocktails at the Sunset Bar, SL, Sunset Bar, onboard activities

Whether you’re in the mood for a cozy space to sip cocktails with someone special or a swanky place to savor a cigar and make new friends, the ‘Celebrity Reflection’ has something for everyone, with multiple lounges ranging from intimate to high energy. Many wonderful choices that will fit whatever you desire.

To say the nightlife onboard is entertaining is an understatement. Illuminating the stage in captivating productions, our performers are some of the most talented musicians, singers and dancers at sea. Our Celebrity Broadway-Style Shows, lounge performers, street performers, movies and large casino are just some of the entertainment our guests enjoy as they escape completely. Entertainment is non-stop throughout the ‘Celebrity Reflection’ – day and night!


Room Choices:



Double Occupancy

  • 1B – Verandah Stateroom: $2,978.00 per person, double occupancy     
  • 1A – Verandah Stateroom:  $3,078.00 per person, double occupancy    
  • C3 -Concierge Class Verandah Stateroom: $3,568.00 per person, double occupancy    

Single Occupancy

  • 1B – Verandah Stateroom: $5,637.00 per person, single occupancy     
  • 1A – Verandah Stateroom:  $5,837.00 per person, single occupancy    
  • C3 – Concierge Class Verandah Stateroom: $6,817.00 per person, single occupancy    

Enclosed pricing is capacity controlled. Rates are subject to change once the staterooms reserved have been sold. Additional stateroom categories are available based on current rates. 

NOTE – 3rd and 4th Person:  Not available within current group block – but upon request. 

Not Included: Airline tickets; airline-imposed baggage fees; airport transfers, airport gratuities to baggage handlers; gratuities to Reflection onboard staff; medical services; any other items of a personal nature.

 A valid passport is required. Travel insurance protection is not included. Ask your travel consultant about our reasonable options.

* Transfers to the ship and return if arriving and departing day of cruise are an additional cost – $30.00 each way (2019 pricing) subject to change for 2020


Conference Fee: $1,700.00 registration fee for the conference attendee  

Book by December 31, 2019 and receive a $200 registration fee discount!



If your Credit Union books 4 or more cabins aboard the same EduCruise, each of your conference attendees, who book aboard said EduCruise, will receive a $200 Conference Registration Fee Discount. 


Deposit:  $600.00 per person at time of booking

***Final payment date: March 1, 2020***

 Cancel Penalties:

Date of Booking to March 1, 2020: $600.00 per person 

March 2 – April 3, 2020: 75% of trip cost

April 4, 2020 to departure:  No refund

What Your Rate Includes:


  • Ten-night cruise aboard Celebrity Cruise Line’s Celebrity Reflection round-trip Dublin, Ireland
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service on board ship, (specialty restaurants will be additional fee)
    • Choice of Interior, Verandah, and Concierge Verandah stateroom accommodations
    • Current taxes and fees 
  • Entertainment as provided onboard the Reflection
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing all trip details and helpful planning information

To attend this conference and/or to take advantage of these low group rates, all cabin reservations must be booked through “FOX World Travel”, our designated travel affiliate.

Contact Information

FOX World Travel 

Toll Free:  1-888-367-2571


CLARIFICATION: Cabins Are Still Available. Although our EduCruise block of cabins are sold out, we can still secure you a cabin at a great rate, as the ship itself is not full.