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WESTERN EUROPEAN COAST
CREDIT UNION EDUCATIONAL CRUISE CONFERENCE
SEPTEMBER 13 – 23, 2015
Presented By CU Conferences® – The Original Credit Union Educational Cruise Conference Provider
Includes Exciting, New Cruise Conference Ports!
TO BE YOUR BEST
YOU MUST LEARN
FROM THE BEST
AND MINGLE
WITH THE BEST!
ENJOY A 10–DAY
WESTERN EUROPE
COASTAL ADVENTURE
Cruise Aboard Holland
America’s ms Ryndam To
Porto And Lisbon, Portugal;
Seville, Almeria, Cartagena
And Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Plus Gibraltar & More!
UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION
Experienced & Entertaining
Pros Guide You Through
An Exploration Of The Issues
Facing Your Credit Union
In The 21st Century.
VALUABLE NETWORKING
OPPORTUNITIES
Share Ideas With Your Credit
Union Peers From Across The
Country & “The Ones In Red.”
BOOK EARLY FOR
THE BEST CABIN
SELECTION & THE
GREATEST SAVINGS!
CU
CONFERENCES®
Visit Colorful Cities In Portugal
Relax On
The Beautiful
Coastal Beaches
View The Breathtaking
Rock Of Gibraltar
Experience The Art &
Architecture Of Spain
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Educating The Credit Union Community V Since 1979
WESTERN EUROPEAN COAST CREDIT UNION
EDUCATIONAL CRUISE CONFERENCE
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TO BE YOUR BEST YOU MUST
LEARN FROM THE BEST
AND MINGLE WITH THE BEST!
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ABOUT THIS EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
2015 ITINERARY
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Cruise The Western European Coast While Exploring
Up-To-The-Minute Topics With Two Experienced Pros
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Our Members Aren’t Borrowing . . .
Or Are They?
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U.S. Economic Outlook & its Impact
On Credit Unions
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Strategic Positioning
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Business And Community
Development
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An Eyes-Wide-Open Approach
To Insurance Distribution Models
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Management Override –
Controls That Board Members Need
To Make Sure Are In Place
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How To Build Effective Boards
And Supervisory Committees
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Financial Literacy & BSA Training
Allowance For Loan Losses
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100 Tough Questions For Directors
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And Much More!
Bill Farley, CCUE
Sales Manager–
Select Sales
CUNA Mutual Group
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Monday, September 14
And Tuesday, September 15, 2015
At Sea
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Leixoes (Porto), Portugal
Jerry Tenbrink
CPA
J. Tenbrink & Associates
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Lisbon, Portugal
Friday, September 18, 2015
Cadiz (Seville) Spain
Western European Coast Credit Union
Educational Cruise Conference Includes:
Saturday, September 19, 2015
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10–Night Cruise Aboard Holland America’s ms Ryndam
All Educational Sessions, Workshops & Materials
Sunday, September 20, 2015
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Complete Shipboard Facilities
All Onboard Meals
Monday, September 21, 2015
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World-Class Entertainment
Private Cocktail/Networking Reception With Your Peers
From Across The Country And . . . “The Ones In Red”
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Gibraltar, British Territory
Almeria, Spain
Cartagena, Spain
Palma de Mallorca Spain
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Barcelona, Spain
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The Original Credit Union Educational Cruise Conference Providers
For Pre- Or Post-Cruise Hotel
Accommodations, Call Jill Donati
At Altair Travel & Cruises:
800-880-0055
ENJOY A 10–DAY UNFORGETTABLE WESTERN EUROPEAN
COAST CRUISE – Aboard Holland America’s ms Ryndam
CU
CONFERENCES®
CU CONFERENCES® PRESENTS HIGH-QUALITY CREDIT UNION EDUCATIONAL CRUISE CONFERENCES
ABOARD INNOVATIVE CRUISE SHIPS COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN & SERVICE.
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PORTS OF CALL
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Often called the gateway to Europe, the port
city of Rotterdam is full of old-world charm, amazing views, a maze of wharves &
canals and towering spires. Check out Kijk-Kubus, a whimsical upside-down house.
Leixoes (Porto), Portugal – The twisting ancient streets lead to the prominent
Torre dos Clerigos, a baroque tower, a Romanesque cathedral and the unique
two-storied Dom Luis Bridge. Sample the region’s famous port wine in a variety
of tasting rooms and enjoy the ambience of the charming Ribeira district, one of the
oldest in Porto.
Lisbon, Portugal – Situated on a wide bay where the Tagus River meets the
Atlantic, the white facades of its ancient neighborhoods lead uphill to the iconic
Castelo de São Jorge. Visit the World Heritage Sites of Belém Tower and Jerónimos
Monastery, both built in Lisbon’s native Manueline architectural style.
Cadiz (Seville), Spain – In the very heart of Andalusian culture, Seville is the
center of bullfighting and Flamenco music. Walk the narrow lanes to the Plaza de
Espana, or stroll through the halls of the Museo de Bellas
Artes. Don’t forget to stop for tasty tapas.
Gibraltar, British Territory – Jutting off the southern
end of the Iberia Peninsula, the dominant feature is a 1,398foot-high, cave-riddled mass of limestone. The upper slopes
are covered in olive, pine and bouquets of the Gibraltar candytuft and the Barbary apes (macaques, really) can be seen playfully cavorting about.
Almeria, Spain – The city lies at the foot of a monstrous mountain range with
Alcazaba at its peak. Wander the streets and find displays of unique street art or
experience the reefs, dunes, and salt pond in Cabo deGata-Nijar Natural Park. Visit
Monsul beach where the long black sand lava beaches were used as a backdrop for the
filming of Indiana Jones.
Cartagena, Spain – Located in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea,
this seaport town is walled, the harbor defended by forts, Roman ruins are scattered
throughout and is rich in ancient and maritime history.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain – Majorca, the largest island of the Balearic archipelago, is known for spectacular, warm & sunny beaches. In the capital city of Palma
de Majorca, you’ll find the historical city centre of the island, with stunning and
impressive buildings dating back to Roman and Muslim civilizations, narrow streets
and quiet courtyards, and the famous cathedral La Seo.
Barcelona, Spain – The city is a global capital of commerce, fashion, culture,
and sunshine (the city gets about 300 days of it a year). Walk down Las Ramblas –
the glorious tree-shaded thoroughfare at the heart of the city, enjoy one of the city’s
sandy beaches or visit visionary architect Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, the Park
Guell, and Casa Mila.
CRUISE SHIP ACCOMMODATIONS
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Cruise aboard ms Ryndam, a spacious mid-size ship where you
will encounter elegance at every turn – from a string quartet
serenade in the splendid Rotterdam Dining Room to the two-deck
Vermeer Show Lounge featuring the very best in entertainment.
Luxuriously appointed and uniquely refined, Holland America
Line’s ms Ryndam combines classic cruise ship features and
state-of-the-art amenities with gourmet cuisine, museum-quality
art, spacious accommodations and sophisticated ambiance.
Register Early For Best Cabin Selection!
CABIN CATEGORY
K – Inside
DA – Oceanview
BA – Vista Suite
PARTICIPANT*
SPOUSE/GUEST*
(1st Person)
(2nd Person)
$3795
$1195
4495
5995
1295
1995
*Rates based on double occupancy. For single, third & fourth person rates
call Jill Donati at 800-880-0055. Rates do not include taxes & fees
of $465.83 per person (All taxes & fees are subject to change).
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BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS
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Register Early For Greatest Savings!
BOOK BY JANUARY 30, 2015 – Save $100 Per Person
JANUARY 31 – MAY 1, 2015 – Save $50 Per Person
You may request a reservation form from Altair Travel or register
online at www.cuconferences.com. A deposit of $1200 per person
must accompany the reservation form in order to hold the category
requested. In order to feel safe and secure when you travel, travel
insurance is now mandatory for CUC Cruises and is included in
the required deposit. Details on complete insurance coverage will
be mailed with your documents. Prices do not include airfare, taxes
or insurance and are based on double occupancy. Triple and quad
cabins are based on availability. Inquire for rates and book early.
Gratuity Policy: A per guest/per day dining & stateroom services gratuity
will be automatically charged to your onboard stateroom account.
Altair Travel & Cruises
Travel Consultants/Domestic & International
2025 South Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63144
Toll-free: 800-880-0055
Fax: 888-213-1465
Ask for Jill Donati or email her at [email protected]
PLEASE NOTE:
◆ Credit Cards ARE NOT accepted for payment.
PASSPORT
REQUIRED
◆ Registration CANNOT be confirmed until a
$1200 PER PERSON deposit is received.
◆ U.S. and Canadian citizens MUST carry a valid passport
with a validity date of 6 months beyond travel date.
TERMS & CONDITIONS – Please Read The Terms & Conditions And Complete ALL Applicable Spaces On Registration Form.
CANCELLATION POLICY:*
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Cancellations made on or before January 30, 2015 will receive
a complete refund less a $200 per person Administrative Fee.
Cancellations made January 31, 2015 through February 28,
2015 will be assessed $200 per person plus Administrative
Fee and non-refundable insurance.
Cancellations made March 1 through April 28, 2015 will
be assessed $600 per person plus Administrative Fee and
non-refundable insurance.
Cancellations made April 29 through May 19, 2015 will be
assessed 50% of cruise per person including airfare, hotel and
package charges plus Administrative Fee and non-refundable
insurance.
Cancellations made May 20 through June 29, 2015 will be
assessed 75% of the total cost* per person including airfare,
hotel and package charges plus Administrative Fee and
non-refundable insurance.
Cancellations received after June 29, 2015 will be assessed
a 100% cancellation fee per person including airfare, hotel,
and package charges. This also applies to “no shows.”
TRAVEL INSURANCE (continued):
DOCUMENTS: All documentation including invoices information
includes coverage for Trip Cancellation and Interruption for
Select Covered Reasons; Missed Connection; Travel Delay;
Baggage Delay; Emergency Medical Transportation plus Medical
Expenses, plus other coverage as offered by the insurance
company. Details on the complete insurance package will be
mailed to you with your documents. Insurance premiums are
non-refundable/non-transferable and are included in the required
deposit. The insurance premium is dependent on total trip cost
(cruise, air, taxes, etc.). Therefore the premium may increase if
optional land packages, cabin upgrades or other items affecting
total package price are added.
packets, etc will be sent to your credit union. Requests to have
documents mailed directly to your home must be emailed with
current home address to [email protected]
AIR: Airfare is not included as part of the package, however
Altair Travel can make flight arrangements for you and add it to
your package. Altair Travel will charge a service fee for all airline
tickets issued by them. Airfares are based on capacity controls and
fares can be discontinued at any time, therefore airfares cannot be
guaranteed until ticketed. Payment is required at time of ticketing.
Most airfares are non-refundable with penalties involved for
changes. Name changes are not allowed once tickets are issued.
Due to flight schedules and/or availability, it may be necessary
for passengers to overnight either before or after the cruise. Hotel
accommodations and transfers will be at the passenger’s expense.
All cancellations must be received in writing,
as well as by phone, by Altair Travel, 800-880-0055.
AIRPORT/SHIP TRANSFERS**:
Please Note: MOST AIRLINE TICKETS ARE
NON-REFUNDABLE FARES FROM DAY OF PURCHASE.
CRUISE CONFERENCE ARRIVALS:
– Transfer from Amsterdam Airport to Port is $60 per person.
Please Note: If arriving the day of sailing, September 13, 2015
into Amsterdam your flight must arrive no later than 11 a.m.
– Flying into Rotterdam Airport is also an option. Holland
America does not provide transfer from Rotterdam Airport
however Altair Travel can arrange private transfers for you.
CHANGE CHARGES: Any changes made after May 20, 2015
will be subject to fees imposed by Holland America, airlines, and
hotels involved in your package.
Note About Name Changes: It is at the discretion of the cruise
line if name changes will be allowed. Changes will be charged
a change fee determined by the cruise line plus additional fees for
ticketing and mailing. Name changes may result in recalculation
of fare at current rates. Name changes are not allowed on airline
tickets once issued.
CRUISE CONFERENCE DEPARTURE:
– Transfer from Barcelona port on September 23, 2015 to airport
is $39 per person.
Please Note: On September 23 you can book a departing flight
out of Barcelona 11:30 a.m. or later.
CONFERENCE RATE: The conference rate includes a 10 night
** AIRPORT TO PORT TRANSFERS ARE VALID
cruise and conference fees. These rates are not combinable with
any other Holland America promotional offer, certificate, voucher
or past passenger specials as they are negotiated contracted rates.
ON DAYS OF SAILING ONLY.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel insurance is now mandatory
for Credit Union Conference Cruises and must be paid with
deposit. Travelex offers the most comprehensive package which
DEPOSIT: $1200.00 PER PERSON deposit is required.
A completed reservation form along with the required deposit
must be sent in order to register. Faxed reservation forms are not
accepted. The non-refundable insurance premium is included in
the deposit.
FINAL PAYMENT: Final Payment Is Due May 20, 2015
Port charges, government taxes, and fees are $465.83 per person
and will be added to your final invoice.
All taxes & fees are subject to increase.
PASSPORT
REQUIRED
PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP:
U.S. and Canadian Citizens MUST Carry A Valid Passport
With A Validity Date Of 6 Months Beyond Your Travel Date.
Please ensure that the full name given on the conference
reservation form is your legal name (no nicknames or
abbreviations) as your cruise and air ticket must match passport.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: Credit Union Conferences and
Altair Travel hereafter referred to as the Sponsor and the Agent, act
as a mere agent for suppliers in selling travel related services, that
are not directly supplied by the Sponsor or the Agent. Therefore,
they shall not be responsible for breach of contract or any actions
or omissions on part of such suppliers, which result in any loss,
damage, delay or injury to you or your travel companions or group
members. Sponsor and Agent do not guarantee any such suppliers
rates, bookings, reservations, connections, scheduling, or handling
of personal effects. Sponsor and Agent shall not be responsible for
any injuries, damages, or losses caused to any traveler in connection
with terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or
construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic
conditions, criminal acts or abnormal conditions or developments,
or any other actions, omissions, or any other conditions outside the
Sponsor or Agent’s control including cancellations or delays caused
by invalid passports, visas or other required travel documents.
The responsibility of Holland America is governed by the passenger
contract on your cruise ticket.
Payment of cost constitutes an automatic consent to the above and
all clauses.
A Signature of Excellence
SPECIAL NOTES:
◆ Any special requests will be forwarded on to the cruise line;
however these are requests only and cannot be guaranteed.
◆ Credit cards are NOT accepted for payment.
◆ Registration can NOT be confirmed until deposit is received.
CU Conferences ® – The Original Credit Union Educational Cruise Conference Providers
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Citizenship:
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❑ U.S. ❑ Other (please specify) :
Date of Birth
Cruise Ship Cabin Category:
(Cabins MUST Be Booked With Altair Travel & Cruises)
Title
Nickname for Badge
1st Choice:
Airfare Options:
❑
Home Address (required)
City
(
State
Zip Code
)
Home Phone Number
Citizenship:
❑
U.S.
Nickname for Badge
❑
Other (please specify) :
Date of Birth
Credit Union Name
Airport Transfers:* q Yes q No
❑
E-mail Address
Sharing Cabin With
Book My Airfare From:
(city) _____________________
Asset Size
Dining Selections: (non-smoking only)
Check One Seating Option:
❑ 1st Seating (5:45 p.m.)
I Will Book My Own Airfare
Airport Transfers:* q Yes q No
*Available On Cruise Days Only
Special Requests And
Special Needs (MUST Be
Made At Time Of Booking) :
2nd Choice:
Table Size: ❑ 4
❑ 6 ❑ 8 ❑ 10
Seat Us With:_________________________________
___________________________________________
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Open Seating (dine anytime between 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
Mail Registration and Deposits to:
Credit Union Contact
Altair Travel & Cruises
Credit Union Address (No P.O. Box)
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Travel Consultants/Domestic & International
2025 S. Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63144
City
(
State
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Preferred Daytime Phone Number
E-mail Address
❑ 2nd Seating (8:00 p.m.)
(
Zip Code
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Toll-free: 800–880–0055
Fax Phone Number
Please ask for Jill Donati
q Credit Union q Home
Fax: 888–213–1465
[email protected]
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A $1200 per person deposit
Must be included with this form
to hold the category requested.
Faxed requests to hold cabins
are no longer accepted.
Credit Cards are
Not Accepted For Payment
Registration Can Not be confirmed
until deposit is received.