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Communications for a New Industry Dynamic

Auckland to Sydney
March 12 - 24, 2007

A Message to Alumni of The American College

Join Us in Australia and New Zealand!

The Alumni Association of The American College is pleased to announce that one of its 2007 Study Cruises is destined for “the land down under”. Yes, Australia and New Zealand are our destinations for what promises to be an exceptional cruise and educational opportunity. This fabulous Study Cruise runs from March 12 – 24, 2007, and provides twelve never-to-be forgotten nights in an exciting and beautiful part of the world.

In New Zealand, you will have an opportunity to visit exciting Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin (Port Chalmers), Fiordland National Park, and Tauranga. While in Australia, visits will be made to beautiful Melbourne and Hobart (Tasmania). We will be setting sail on the luxurious Sapphire Princess, one of the world’s more elegant cruise ships.

T. Rowe Price and Associates will be offering a Financial Seminar that includes topics related to retirement planning, the outlook for U.S. Markets, and portfolio management.

Only a limited number of The College’s graduates have visited Australia and New Zealand. Those who have already enjoyed this great opportunity, have noted a desire to return and revisit these elegant countries. For those of you who have never been “down under,” this Study Cruise promises to be an experience of a lifetime.

Come with us and join Dr. Larry Barton, President of The American College, for a great cruising experience and an exceptional educational opportunity. See you in March!


Russ Figueira, AVP
Alumni Relations
The American College

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.

Cruise Conference to Australia and New Zealand

Plus a Complimentary Financial Presented by T. Rowe Price & Associates

Princess Cruises Sapphire

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
Insurance Specialists, CLUs, Financial Planners
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

Featured Speaker: Larry Barton, Ph.D. , President and Chief Executive Officer , Professor of Management

Larry Barton, Ph.D., is the eighth president and chief executive officer of The American College. Dr. Barton has a long and distinguished career spanning both higher education and industry. He is also professor of management at The American College.

Dr. Barton has offered keynote speeches and presentations at more than 130 financial and academic conferences in nearly 20 countries, including conferences sponsored by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (2003), American Association of University Administrators (2003) and the United States Army War College (2002), as well as past presentations to the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Frost and Sullivan investment forums, and many others.

His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, and more than 40 academic journals worldwide. Dr. Barton has been interviewed on CNBC, ABC News This Morning, CNN, Public Radio’s “Marketplace”, and other network programs on issues related to financial services, business insurance, and crisis prevention. He has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal and other publications. In 2004 and 2005, Insurance Newscast recognized Dr. Barton as “One of the 100 Most Powerful People in Insurance.”

Dr. Barton holds an AB degree, magna cum laude, in speech and communications from Boston College, the MALD (Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy) degree in international business from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a Ph.D. degree in public affairs and international communications from Boston University. 

Accreditation
Accreditation

The American College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. Middle States accreditation is an expression of confidence in an institution's mission and goals, performance, and resources. It attests the judgment of the Commission on Higher Education, based on the results of an internal institutional self-study and an evaluation by a team of outside observers assigned by the Commission, that an institution is guided by well-defined and appropriate goals; that it has established conditions and procedures under which its goals can be realized; that it is accomplishing them substantially; that it is so organized, staffed, and supported that it can be expected to continue to do so; and that it meets the standards of the Middle States Association. The American College has been accredited since 1978.
This course is accredited for 12 hours

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
DATES
PORTS
ARRIVE
DEPART
Mon Mar 12
Auckland, New Zealand
-
6:00pm
Tue Mar 13
Tauranga, New Zealand
9:00am
7:45pm
Wed Mar 14
At Sea
-
-
Thu Mar 15
Christchurch (Lyttelton), New Zealand
8:00am
6:00pm
Fri Mar 16
Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
8:00am
6:00pm
Sat Mar 17
Fjordland National Park, New Zealand (Scenic Crusing)
9:00am
7:00pm
Sun Mar 18
At Sea
-
-
Mon Mar 19
At Sea
-
-
Tue Mar 20
Hobart (Tasmania), Australia
8:00am
6:00pm
Wed Mar 21
At Sea
-
-
Thu Mar 22
Melbourne, Australia
7:00am
5:00pm
Fri Mar 23
At Sea
-
-
Sat Mar 24
Sydney, Australia
6:00am
-

Ports of Call
Auckland, New Zealand - Shop along the picturesque waterfront of this ever-expanding city, home to one-third of the country's population. From museums housing Maori artifacts to extinct volcanic peaks, this pedestrian-friendly city is the perfect combination of nature and commerce.
Christchurch (Lyttelton), New Zealand - Christchurch has a rich history of adventurers who used Christchurch as a gateway for Antarctic explorations. Famed explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton used the port of Lyttelton as a departure point for their expeditions.
Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand - Dunedin is the old Gaelic name for Edinburgh. Uncover this "kiwi" city's Scottish heritage roots as you meander its octagon-shaped streets and quaint Victorian buildings.
Fiordland National Park, New Zealand (Scenic Cruising) - Fifteen thousand years ago, glaciers carved out Fiordland National Park. Witness what nature perfected over time — its snowcapped mountains, roaring rivers filled with ice, and the lush green grasslands that blanket this famed wilderness landscape in southwest New Zealand.
Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Hobart is Australia's second oldest city and state capital of Tasmania. Home to more than 90 National Trust buildings, Hobart combines colonial character with a metropolitan lifestyle. It is the gateway to Tasmania's other scenic attractions and a range of shore activities lets you experience the best of both worlds.
Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne is a huge, sprawling city with something for everyone ‐ culture, art, fashion, and friendly Australians. It is also Australia's financial and commercial center. Easy to explore, at the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and business corridor, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters.

Melbourne also offers one of the world's finest parks - the Royal Botanic Gardens. Tour this city's charming Victorian-era architecture and visit the countryside via a vintage steam train.
Tauranga, New Zealand - The "Bay of Plenty" was named by Captain Cook after the prosperous Maori villages of the region generously replenished his supplies. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber center and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is the gateway to Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture and New Zealand's primary tourist attraction.

Tauranga, meaning "sheltered waters" in Maori, is rich with native culture and tradition. Waterskiing, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing abound in Tauranga Harbour. Rotorua with its healing, natural mineral springs is an ideal place to unwind in a therapeutic bath.

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.
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

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our reservations staff for your particular program
SPACE IS LIMITED!

CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
AM COLL RATE
J
Inside Stateroom
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Refrigerator and TV. Spacious closet. Bathroom with shower. Approximately 168 to 182 square feet.
$1695
Single $2712
3rd/4th $872
I
Inside Stateroom
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Refrigerator and TV. Spacious closet. Bathroom with shower. Approximately 168 to 182 square feet.
$1745
Single $2792
3rd/4th $922
II
Inside Stateroom
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Refrigerator and TV. Spacious closet. Bathroom with shower. Approximately 168 to 182 square feet.
WAIT LIST
FF
Oceanview Double
Twin beds that make up into a comfortable queen-size bed. Picture window. Refrigerator and TV. Spacious closet. Bath with shower. Approximately 183 - 194 square feet.
WAIT LIST
EE
Oceanview Double
Twin beds that make up into a comfortable queen-size bed. Picture window. Refrigerator and TV. Spacious closet. Bath with shower. Approximately 183 - 194 square feet.
WAIT LIST
BB
Oceanview Double With Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a comfortable queen-size bed. Balcony. Refrigerator and TV. Spacious closet and desk. Bathroom with shower. Approximately 237 to 307 square feet, including balcony.

WAIT LIST
BA
Oceanview Double With Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a comfortable queen-size bed. Balcony. Refrigerator and TV. Spacious closet and desk. Bathroom with shower. Approximately 237 to 307 square feet, including balcony.
WAIT LIST
AC
Mini-Suite with Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Separate sitting area with sofa bed and desk. Balcony. Two televisions. Refrigerator. Walk-in closet. Bath with tub and shower. Approximately 354 square feet, including balcony.
WAIT LIST
AB
Mini-Suite with Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Separate sitting area with sofa bed and desk. Balcony. Two televisions. Refrigerator. Walk-in closet. Bath with tub and shower. Approximately 354 square feet, including balcony.
WAIT LIST
VS
Suite With Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Separate sitting area with sofa bed and desk. Expansive balcony. Two televisions. Refrigerator with wet bar. Walk-in closet. Bathroom with separate tub and shower. Approximately 525 to 706 square feet, including balcony.
WAIT LIST
PS
Suite With Balcony
Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Separate sitting area with sofa bed and desk. Expansive balcony. Two televisions. Refrigerator with wet bar. Walk-in closet. Bathroom with separate tub and shower. Approximately 525 to 706 square feet, including balcony.
WAIT LIST
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy - Subject to Change
3rd/4ths in Cabin - depend on the category
Deposit $600.00 per person
Port Charges, taxes & fees $335.39
Air Fare Additional
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; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason