July 6 - July 13th, 2019

Princess Cruise Line – ‘Sapphire Princess’

London, England – round trip


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 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.

Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It’s home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities and fascinating history.

This beloved destination features magnificent views, fascinating cultures and enchanting people.  Join us for this incredible Norwegian Fjords cruise conference onboard the magnificent Sapphire Princess.  


Credit Union Topics We Will Navigate

*10 High Level Questions Boards can use to Increase Effectiveness

*Examination Themes and Strategies

*Crisis Management: What to do when bad things happen

*Modern Fraud and How to Combat it

*Preparing for CECL: Understanding the new rules of ALLL

*Effective CEO Evaluations

*Emerging Technologies: What Directors Need to Know

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 Chairman of a Supervisory Committee and a 20 year League and Chapter volunteer. 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.
A former trial attorney and Vice President and General Counsel of Apple Federal Credit Union, Mr. Reed is particularly noted as an expert in the areas of credit union operations, governance, security, bankruptcy and collections. He has been selected to train federal and state field examination staff on numerous issues including BSA, ID Theft Red Flags, S.A.F.E Act, Third Party Contract Management, Cybersecurity and Bankruptcy. He also serves as a frequent contributor to numerous industry publications.
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 is also a Certified Compliance Officer and resides in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife Diane.

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.” And, her marketing expertise has been featured in articles for “Exhibit Builder” and “Business Management” magazines. 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. In addition, Diane was a nationally ranked Public Speaking Coach at George Mason University for nearly a decade specializing in speech and the oral interpretation of literature. Today, she serves as a Guest Lecturer with the University and speaks to classes in “Small Group Communication”, “Communication in the Workplace”, and “Corporate Culture Creation & Maintenance”. 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.

About the Ship

Sapphire Princess®

Featuring our latest innovations, Sapphire Princess is one of the largest Princess cruise ships, with room for 3,080 guests. From her nearly 900 balconies, you can enjoy sweeping views of romantic landscapes across the world.  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 the great tasting food offered in the Crown Grill followed by a first-run film at Movies Under the Stars®


Our Princess chefs are true culinary artists who insist on serving the very finest cuisine – and it shows. Our entire fleet has been inducted into the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society. 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 Sapphire Princess offers several optional seating times for our Traditional dining rooms along with two incredible specialty restaurants. Other food options are available throughout the ship.

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 Sapphire Princess has something for everyone, with 6 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 Princess Signature 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 Sapphire Princess – day and night!


Sat., Jul 6London (Southampton), England 04:00 PM (Ship Departs)
Sun., Jul 7Meetings At Sea 09:00 AM04:00 PM
Mon., Jul 8Stavanger, Norway07:00 AM04:00 PM
Tues., Jul 9 Olden, Norway
(Tender Required), (Wheelchair Access Limited)
09:00 am07:00 PM
Wed., Jul 10 Hellesylt, Norway
(Tender Required), (Wheelchair Access Limited)
08:00 AM10:00 AM
Geiranger, Norway
(Tender Required), (Wheelchair Access Limited)
12:00 PM06:00 PM
Thurs., Jul 11Bergen, Norway
07:00 AM02:00 PM
Fri., Jul 12Meetings At Sea 09:00 AM04:00 PM
Sat., Jul 13London (Southampton), England07:00 AM (Depart for Home)

Room Choices:


Cabin CategoryConference Attendee (Double Occupancy)
Category MB- Mini Suite Cabins $2,769.00 per person
Category MD -Mini Suite Cabins $2,719.00 per person
Category BB- Verandah Cabins $2,439.00 per person
Category BC - Verandah Cabins $2,404.00 per person
Conference Attendee (Single Occupancy)
Category MB- Mini Suite Cabins $5,368.00 per person
Category MD -Mini Suite Cabins $5,268.00 per person
Category BB- Verandah Cabins $4,708.00 per person
Category BC - Verandah Cabins $4,638.00 per person
3rd and 4th Person: $1,169.00 per person (Based on cabin availability)

Package Inclusions:

*Seven-night cruise aboard the Sapphire Princess, round-trip Southampton, England

*All meals onboard the ship (surcharges may apply for specialty restaurants)

*Entertainment as provided onboard the Sapphire Princess

*Choice of Verandah and Mini Suite accommodations

*Current taxes and fees

*Entertainment as provided onboard the Sapphire Princess

*Customized, informative travel documents containing all trip details and helpful planning information

Not Included:

Airline tickets, airline imposed baggage fees; gratuities to Sapphire Princess staff; airport gratuities to baggage handlers, 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.

* $1,600.00 conference registration fee for the meeting attendee (not included in cabin rate/price.)

Deposit:   $650.00 per person at time of booking

Final payment date: April 15, 2019


Cancel Penalties:

Date of Booking to April 15, 2019:     $150.00 per person

April 16 – May 3, 2019:     $650.00 per person

May 4 – June 5, 2019:     75% of trip cost  

June 6, 2019 to departure:     No refund

Airline Tickets:

If airline tickets are purchased through Fox World Travel, once purchased, they may be non-refundable.


(OPTIONAL) Trip Insurance – you must pay the premium with a check.

What Your Rate Includes:

* Transfers to the ship, if arriving day of cruise, are an additional cost – $118.00 Round trip per person

* Fox Travel will offer pre/post packages

Contact Information

Contact our NEW 2019 Travel Team:

FOX World Travel

Toll Free: 1-888-367-2571