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St Petersburg, 
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Financial ConNEXTion Educational Cruise

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 09 - 14, 2019
Royal Caribbean's <em>Independence of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

Course Fees:

Students: Free
Experienced practitioners : $149 if paid by 12/1/2018. 
After 12/1/2018 : $199
This fee goes to support the student attendees. 

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

This is an FSP Chapter sponsored program open to all professionals involved in the various financial service professions and students interested in careers in financial services.
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, university students, staff, family and friends are invited to this unique educational and networking experience,

Program Purpose

Get out of the winter blues and join FSP members, their families, and university students for a one of a kind educational and networking experience on the 6th Financial ConNEXTion Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas ®. The venue provides an opportunity to make lasting connections with fellow members and a unique chance to interview university students interested in pursuing careers in the financial services industry.

Business Practical Programs & Student Award Contests

The event includes an educational program focusing on practice management topics, a cruise based spouse program, and optional group ship board fun and shore excursions. In addition, the cruise is host to the Industry Issues Contest which will award participating college teams $10,000 and the Elevator Speech Contest which awards $1,000 and is open to all student attendees.
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.

Accreditation

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
Sat Mar 09 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12:00 am 4:30 pm
Sun Mar 10 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Mar 11 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 3:30 pm
Tue Mar 12 Falmouth, Jamaica
8:30 am 4:30 pm
Wed Mar 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Mar 14 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am 12:00 am
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas

Ports of Call

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.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

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.

Royal Caribbean's Independence 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.

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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (OS) Quad
Owner's Suites feature a marble entry with door bell. There is a queen-size bed, and a bathroom with tub. The separate living area has a queen-size sofa bed. 
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800-422-0711
for Pricing

Non-refundable Deposit

Junior Suite, J4 Junior Suite (J4)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 317 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
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800-422-0711
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Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 1D Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (1D) Quad
Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area, a private balcony, and a private bathroom. 
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Non-refundable Deposit

Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 2D Suite/Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (2D)
Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area, a private balcony, and a private bathroom.
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Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom, GT Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom (GT)
Grand Suites feature two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a Royal King (one room has third and fourth Pullman beds). There is a private balcony, two bathrooms, and a living area with a double sofa bed.
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Balcony

Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 6D Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (6D)
Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area, a private balcony, and a private bathroom. Also available as a Quad.
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Outside

Ocean View Stateroom, 8N Ocean View Stateroom (8N)
Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom.  Also available as a Quad.
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Ocean View Stateroom, 2N Outside Ocean View Stateroom (2N)
Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom.
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Spacious Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 3B Outside Spacious Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (3B)
Spacious Balcony staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area, a private balcony, and a private bathroom
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800-422-0711
for Pricing
Ocean View Stateroom, 3N Outside Ocean View Stateroom (3N)
Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom.
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800-422-0711
for Pricing

Inside

Interior Stateroom, 6V Interior Stateroom (6V)
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom Also available as a Quad.
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800-422-0711
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom
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800-422-0711
for Pricing
Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom
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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to change. Port charges, taxes / fees and gratuities are included. Travel Insurance is optional but recommended. Cancellation penalties apply. Other cabin types and single occupancy rates are available on request

. Remember that at the time of booking, any applicable cruise line promotions will be extended to you.

Must book through Tina at Continuing Education Inc.

Deposit: $100 per person 

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to
* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.

Please click here to visit TravelSafe.com to get a quote.

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.

Travel Insurance Plans

  • TravelSafe Basic Plan - A plan for those who want just the bare necessities.
  • TravelSafe Classic Plan - TravelSafe's most popular plan includes higher limits on all of the important benefits to expand your coverage. Add Cancel For Any Reason for even more coverage.

Below please find some examples of insurance coverage:

Coverage For Your Arrangements - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Trip Cancellation Trip Cost Trip Cost
Trip Interruption 150% of Trip Cost Trip Cost
Missed Connection $2,500 $500
Trip/Travel Delay $750 $500
Travel Delay
Per Day Maximum Limit $150 $100
Required minimum delay time 6 Hours 6 Hours
Cancel For Any Reason Not Included Not Included
Coverage For You - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Medical Expense / Emergency Assistance
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $100,000 $35,000
Emergency Dental Expense $750 $750
Emergency Medical Evacuation &

Return of Remains
$1,000,000

Included
$100,000

Included
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation $25,000 Not Included
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
24 Hour Coverage during Trip $25,000 Not Included
Coverage For Your Belongings - Benefit Limits
Plan Classic Basic
Baggage & Personal Effects $2,500 $500
Baggage Delay $250 $100
Required minimum delay time 12 Hours 12 Hours