October 16 – 26th, 2023
Athens, Greece – round trip
Celebrity Cruise Line – ‘Celebrity Apex’


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 union leaders 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, how to become a more effective board member, and how to use this knowledge to experience transformational growth in your credit union.

Journey with us on the incredible Celebrity Apex to ancient Israel, Egypt, Greece and Turkey. begin your cruise conference adventure around some of the world’s most fascinating ancient sites in Athens, home to the dazzling ruins of the Acropolis. Stand on the banks of the River Jordan in Haifa. Walk around Jerusalem’s Old City and visit the holy Western Wall. Tour the fascinating landmarks of Alexandria, including the nearby Great Pyramids of Giza. Finish off your journey at the sprawling ruins of Ephesus where you’ll have the chance to see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Complete your odyssey in Athens before heading home

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

This CU EduCruise is packed with useful information, focused around these key strategic areas of concentration:

  • Foundations of the Modern Credit Union Volunteer
  • Implementing a Member-Centric Financial Literacy Program in Your Credit Union
  • 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 …

Landing Big Benefits For Your Credit Union

Landing Big Benefits For Your Credit Union

  •  Receive Free Consultation with our on-board industry leaders
  •  Participate in multiple networking opportunities
  •  Discover personal development concepts that can help you grow
  •  Discuss how a successful Board & Management Team can communicate effectively
  •  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 Leaders

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


JOHN VARDALLAS is founder of The AmericanBoomer, an international Credit Union business consulting organization. He conducts and facilitates leadership, management development, marketing and strategic planning seminar training for credit union leadership staff and volunteer leaders.

John is one of the most requested speakers in the credit union industry and has spoken before thousands of credit union volunteers and management teams during his 20-year career. John has facilitated countless credit union strategic planning sessions across America, and has presented at credit union conferences and programs around the world.

An international trend watcher, John also helps leaders synthesize credit union industry trends into strategic organizational directions. He is the author of ‘Leadership Thoughts for Prospering in the 21st Century’


Darrell Jensen

Darrell Jensen is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Florida. He is currently a Certified Financial Coach helping people and companies achieve their financial goals. His passion is Financial Literacy. Darrell and his wife Lynn reside in Lakeland, Florida.

Darrell has worked as a C.O.O., C.F.O. and C.E.O. during his 30-year career in private industry. He has served Midflorida Credit Union in Lakeland, Florida on the Supervisory committee for 14 years, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors in his 10th year. He is also CCD Certified Credit Union Director through CUES.
Darrell has a B.S. and an M.B.A. degree in accounting and is currently finishing his Doctoral program at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Darrell is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.



Celebrity Apex®

‘Celebrity Apex’ is the second ship in our highly anticipated Edge® series. With an innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces that stand apart from anything else at sea, ‘Celebrity Apex’ will revolutionize the way you experience the world. Discover the unparalleled luxury of The Retreat®, exclusively for guests of The Retreat®. Unwind in transformational accommodations that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Soar above the sea on the Magic Carpet. Surrender to the carefree pleasures of the Rooftop Garden. And embark on a culinary journey through an unrivaled collection of restaurants, bars, and lounges.



Innovative, outward-facing design gives you open air access to the sea with the push of a button—whenever you wish. Precisely adjust nearly every comfort feature in your stateroom or suite with the latest technology. Reinvented spaces offer larger living areas, bigger bathrooms, and king-size beds in 99% of the rooms—an industry first for all premium cruise lines—plus Celebrity’s eXhale™ bedding, featuring the Cashmere Mattress.

‘Celebrity ApexS’, the second in our Edge® Series ships, offers the widest range of staterooms in our fleet. From Single Staterooms—designed for modern travelers who love to explore the world on their own—to the largest of our suites at sea, the Iconic Suite, there’s something for everyone.  

World renowned interior designer Kelly Hoppen took the lead on design for the staterooms and suites aboard ‘Celebrity Apex’. Her work evokes the intimacy of an inviting, indulgent urban apartment that opens to the most beautiful scenery on earth. With Kelly’s unique style, every stateroom on Apex is a work of art where you’ll feel right at home every moment of your cruise conference!



Package Pricing: Double Occupancy

  • Verandah Stateroom – Category E3: $3,187.00 per person, double occupancy
  • Verandah Stateroom – Category E2: $3,207.00 per person, double occupancy
  • Verandah Stateroom – Category E1: $3,469.00 per person, double occupancy
  • Concierge Class Stateroom – Category C1: $4,404.00 per person, double occupancy

Single Rates :

  • Verandah Stateroom – Category E3: $6,006.00 per person, double occupancy
  • Verandah Stateroom – Category E2: $6,046.00 per person, double occupancy
  • Verandah Stateroom – Category E1: $6,570.00 per person, double occupancy
  • Concierge Class Stateroom – Category C1: $8,440.00 per person, double 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. Cruise taxes and fees are included and subject to change.
*3rd and 4th Person costs upon request.

Not Included:
Airline flights, air-imposed baggage fees, airport porters, meals (other than those included in the package); optional excursions that may be offered, and any items of a personal nature. Travel Insurance Protection is NOT INCLUDED. Ask your Fox World Travel Consultant about our reasonable rates and options

Stateroom Package Price Includes:

  • Ten-night cruise aboard Celebrity’s Apex
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and room service on board ship (some specialty restaurants
    may be an additional cost)
  • Choice of Verandah cabin categories
  • Classic drink package (restrictions apply)
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Gratuities to shipboard staff
  • Current taxes and fees
  • Entertainment as provided onboard the Apex

Initial Deposit: $550.00 per person
Final Payment: No later than July 7, 2023
Requirements: Passport

Celebrity Cancellation Fees:

From date of deposit to July 7, 2023 Initial deposit of $550.00 per person

July 8 – August 2, 2023 50% package price cancellation fee    

August 3 – August 16, 2023 75% package price cancellation  

August 17 – 0 days prior to travel No refunds

Additional fees may apply if airline tickets are purchased.

CU EduCruises Information:

$1,700.00 registration fee for each conference attendee  - if paid by Check

$1,800 registration fee for each conference attendee– If paid by Credit Card

$100.00 Early Booking Registration Fee discount if reserved by December 1, 2021

Optional Fees:

Athens) Ship Transfers:  

Arrival: $39.95/person (1:30 pm is the latest flight arrival on day of embarkation)
Departure: $39.95/person (11am is the earliest flight departure on day of debarkation)
Roundtrip: $79.90/person


Contact our FOX World Travel Team at:


Toll Free: 1-888-367-2571