September 18 - September 28th, 2020

Celebrity Cruise Line – ‘Celebrity Edge’ (NEW SHIP!!)

Rome, Italy – round trip


The speed of change in the financial industry is both exciting and challenging. Credit Union Leaders 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 new skills in becoming a transformational leader and credit union.

Travel with us on the incredible new Celebrity Edge to exciting Italy and Greece.   Your cruise conference odyssey begins in ancient Rome (Civitavecchia) and then a stop in Messina Sicily; then onto beautiful Greece. Enjoy the beautiful island of Santorini, with its whitewashed housed sand sea-blue roofs. Your next stop, in Athens, was once home to the world’s most powerful and civilized empires. Athens is now the world’s foremost archaeological playground.  Continue to the enchanting islands of Mykonos, Rhodes & Crete. After a day at sea, you’ll stop in the fascinating city of Naples, Italy. Its historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Credit Union EduCruise Odyssey will conclude in Rome. 

Credit Union Topics We Will Navigate

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

*Eisenhower on Enlightened Leadership

*Digital Disruption and the Branch Evolution

*Seven Steps to Becoming a Strategic Board

*Successful Business Models: Which One Is for You

*Reframing the Pace of Credit Union Governance

*Open Forum: A Discussion of Opportunities, Challenges & Concerns

And Much More …

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

*Find solutions to issues your CU is facing now, and may soon encounter

*Share with other CU Volunteers and Senior Management Leader

Speaker for the Course

Timothy P. Harrington
Author, consultant and international speaker, Tim Harrington has worked with credit unions in 49 states, two territories, Canada, Jamaica and Mexico. His progressive ideas and broad knowledge of credit union issues has made Tim a valuable resource for credit unions nationwide. Tim has spoken to tens of thousands of credit union volunteers and staff and continues to inspire them to improve their credit unions.
Since 1996, Tim has been President of TEAM Resources, a firm providing consulting, strategic planning, and training to credit unions from coast-to-coast. TEAM Resources’ clients range from a few million to the billions in assets.
Tim’s book, Eisenhower on Enlightened Leadership, has inspired and delighted credit union and non-credit union readers nationwide. His presentation on the book guides people to realize that leadership skills can be developed.
Mr. Harrington is also the co-author of A Credit Union Guide to Strategic Governance. This book helps boards to understand how to lead their organization through a clear strategic plan with strong reporting and monitoring systems. This guide is used by boards of hundreds of credit unions throughout the United States.
From 2001 to 2006, Tim was the chairman of the board of a credit union in Tucson, Arizona. He was appointed to the board of this troubled credit union in 2001 and served until 2006. During his tenure on the board, the credit union evolved from losing over $2 million per year to earning a profit of nearly $2 million.
Tim was formerly a partner with the nation’s 3rd largest auditor of credit unions, known today as Clifton-Larson-Allen. He has been working with credit unions since 1989, when he directed the internal audit of a large credit union in Tucson, Arizona. Prior to that, he was with a national accounting firm and has been practicing accounting and consulting since 1980.
Because of his knowledge, wit and unpretentious delivery, Tim is a much sought after speaker in the credit union movement. Tim has made presentations at conferences for CEOs, Directors, Supervisory Committees, lenders, marketers, and many more. Tim is on the faculty of the CUNA Finance for Non-Financial Managers and Volunteers School, CUNA Volunteer Certification School, and CUNA Management School.

About the Ship

Celebrity Edge is the first in Celebrity Cruise Line’s new Edge Class of ships designed to shatter expectations. With luxuriously designed rooms that erase the boundary between indoors and out, a cantilevered Magic CarpetSM soaring above the sea, and a collection of 29 world-class restaurants, bars, and lounges, it’s no wonder Celebrity Edge has been voted “Best New Ship” by the editors of Cruise Critic.

Celebrity Edge’s draw lies within its name: It’s edgy. Entertainment in the theater is influenced by today’s top hits. Food venues are straight out of any big city, from a grab-and-go gourmet deli and a reservations-only sushi spot to a high-tech French bistro with an animated dining experience you have to see to believe. The cocktails you’ll find in the ship’s three-deck spiraling restaurant/lounge/theater called Eden are mind-bendingly one-of-a-kind. (Speaking of Eden, while it’s playful and chill during the day, the complex gets pretty sensual at night.)

The experience on the ship also blends edges — between indoor and outdoor, between stage and audience. There’s so much greenery onboard and so many massive windows, it’s easy to feel as though you’re outside, even when sitting inside Eden or in your cabin. It’s especially true if you’re in one of the 918 Infinite Veranda rooms, cabins that can function as an ocean view with solarium with floor-to-ceiling views and air conditioning or as a quasi-traditional balcony with the push of button to lower the top window. (The innovation also gives you more space.)

In the theater, the stage juts out into the audience, and in Eden, performance artists wander around the lounge, drawing people into the show. The Rooftop Garden on the top deck combines the best of the Millennium-class and Solstice-class designs, with a stage for live bands and metallic trees for performers to perch in.

Celebrity Edge didn’t just revolutionize cabins, dining and entertainment. The ship has turned tendering — that often unpleasant experience where you have to board a small boat to get to a port — into an infinitely more pleasant experience. The Magic Carpet is a tennis court-sized moveable deck, kitted out with an open-air lounge, complete with bar and comfy couches and armchairs. From there, it’s a breeze to get onto the tenders, or you can stay to get a drink and watch others get on and off — talk about people-watching. It’s somewhere people actually want to go, rather than escape.

And the Magic Carpet isn’t just a tender platform. It can be positioned on Decks 5 and 14, where it serves as an eatery or bar. On special days, it climbs to Deck 16 for exclusive brunches and dinners “on the Edge.”

To love this ship, you have to appreciate stylish, contemporary design, and to get the full experience, you need to be tech savvy; the ship uses facial recognition when you board for the first time, and you can control your room’s lights and temperature from your phone.

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 Edge’ offers several optional seating times for our Traditional dining rooms along with several incredible specialty restaurants. Other food options are available throughout the ship, both day and night.

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 Edge’ 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 Edge’ – day and night!


Room Choices:


Double Occupancy

  • C3 – Concierge Verandah Stateroom: $3,890.00 per person, double occupancy     
  • C2 – Concierge Verandah Stateroom :  $4,060.00 per person, double occupancy    
  • CI – Concierge Verandah Stateroom: $5,180.00 per person, double occupancy    

Single Occupancy

  • C3 – Concierge Verandah Stateroom: $7,549.00 per person, single occupancy    
  • C2 – Concierge Verandah Stateroom :  $7,889.00 per person, single occupancy     
  • CI – Concierge Verandah Stateroom: $10,129.00 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.    

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

Not Included: Airline tickets; airline-imposed baggage fees; airport gratuities to baggage handlers; gratuities to Edge onboard staff; meals, unless noted; 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.

Deposit:  $600.00 per person at time of booking

Final payment date: June 9, 2020

 Cancel Penalties: Date of Booking to June 9, 2020: $600.00 per person 

June 10 – July 17, 2020: 75% of trip cost

July 18, 2020 to departure:    No refund


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. 

What Your Rate Includes:

*Ten-night cruise aboard Celebrity Cruise Line’s Celebrity Edge round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

*Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and room service on board ship, (specialty restaurants may be additional

*Choice of Concierge Verandah stateroom accommodations

*Current taxes and fees

*Entertainment as provided onboard the Celebrity Edge

*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