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Financial ConNEXTion Educational Cruise

4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
February 20-24, 2014

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Royal Caribbean's Fabulous Liberty of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas
IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience

Society of Financial Service Professional (FSP) members*, students, staff, family and friends are invited to this unique educational and networking experience on the newly renovated Liberty of the SeasŪ. The Lubbock, Phoenix & Southwest Michigan FSP Chapters are inviting you to join them on the 2014 Financial ConNEXTion cruise and get connected to exceptional speakers, experienced professionals, and the next generation of financial service professionals from some of the top universities/colleges providing degrees in financial services.

Program Purpose / Objectives
Educational Sessions

This weekend cruise provides a one of a kind educational experience featuring a blend of practice management and technical topics.

Friday, February 21

8:00-9:30am Rising Tide in Fiduciary Standards

9:30-11:00am This is Your Brain on Finance: Advising Imperfect Humans

11:00-1:00pm RainMaker DNA

2:00-4:00pm Sponsored Program: Til' Death Do Us Part: The Marriage of Insurance Products & Techniques

 

Sunday, February 23

8:00-9:30am Lessons Learned from Internship to Building & Transitioning a Practice

9:30-11:00am Current Research in Financial Services

11:00-12noon Planning Techniques in the Grey Zone - Point/Counterpoint

12:00-1:00pm Do Clients Value Your Education? What the Brain Indicates

2:00-4:00pm Optional Program: RainMaker DNA - Part 2

 

NOTE: We expect to file for CFP ® credit for most of the courses, though at this time none have been submitted or approved. We also expect that most courses will meet CE/CPE requirements for PACE, CPA and JD credits. However, we do not plan to file for individual state insurance CE. For attendees who wish to earn state insurance CE, they will receive a card with access to courses provided by outside vendors which have been approved for up to 10 hours of insurance credit.

Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
Speakers include:
  • Linda Stimac, CFP®
  • Russell James III, Ph.D, J.D., CFP®
  • Andrew Rinn, J.D., CLU®, CFP®, ChFC®
  • Steve Parish, J.D., CLU®, ChFC®
  • John Gilliam, Ph.D., MBA, CFP®, ChFC®
  • James Gasaway, CFP®, QPA, QKA, AIF®, CLU®, ChFC®
  • Gary L. Flotron, MBA, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP
  • Robert Slane, AEP, CLU®
  • Tyler Chaney (student) and more*
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Thu Feb 20 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 4:30pm
Fri Feb 21 At Sea Cruising - -
Sat Feb 22 Cozumel, Mexico 7:30am 6:00pm
Sun Feb 23 At Sea Cruising - -
Mon Feb 24 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 7:00am -

Ports of Call
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Liberty of the Seas

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM
DETAILS
PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. (594 sq. ft., balcony 204 sq. ft.)
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (401 sq. ft., balcony 104 sq. ft.)
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Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (N) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Payments

$200 per person deposit required at time of booking.

December 5, 2013 – Final payment due

Royal Caribbean International reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement on all guests if the price of West Texas Intermediate fuel exceeds $65.00 per barrel. The fuel supplement for 1st and 2nd guests would be no more than $10 per guest per day, to a maximum of $140 per cruise; and for additional guests would be no more than $5 per person per day, to a maximum of $70 per cruise.

* Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, for cruise only on select sailings and stateroom categories. Government taxes and fees are included. For new reservations only. Subject to availability. Certain restrictions apply. May not be combinable with any other promotion and may be withdrawn at any time. "Deals" pricing reflects the special rate(s) you may be eligible for. Proof of eligibility required. If eligibility cannot be validated, you will be charged the standard rate or denied boarding. All prices are quoted in US Dollars. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice. Ships' Registry: Bahamas. © 2010 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

 

PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.