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Financial ConNEXTion Educational Cruise

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 09 - 14, 2019

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 <em>Independence of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

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

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.

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or register online.

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

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 - Beachside meets mountainside on the shores of Labadee — a Royal Caribbean private destination on Haiti’s northern coast. Here you’ll find pristine sands, coral reefs and jungle-covered hilltops nestling lagoon-like bays. There’s no shortage of places to relax and recharge across five stretches of beach. Or dial up the thrills on an active adventure like a half-mile-long zip line ride over the ocean. And fascinating culture, history and the natural beauty of Haiti’s spectacular coasts wait to be discovered around every corner. Escape to the Western Caribbean for a wilder way to experience paradise.

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.

Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or by registering online.
STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Suite/Deluxe

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. Stateroom: 317 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft. 
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and we'll find the best value for you.
Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 1D Suite/Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (1D)
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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Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS Suite/Deluxe Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (OS)
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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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. 
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Spacious Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 2B Balcony Spacious Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (2B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 2D Balcony 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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Spacious Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony, 3B Balcony 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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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.  
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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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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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Ocean View Stateroom, 4N Outside Ocean View Stateroom (4N)
Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 6V Interior Stateroom (6V)
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom 
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Interior Stateroom, 1V Inside Interior Stateroom (1V)
Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a private bathroom
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Promenade View Interior Stateroom, 2T Inside Promenade View Interior Stateroom (2T)
 A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom

Stateroom: 169 sq. ft.
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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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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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Interior Stateroom, 4V Inside Interior Stateroom (4V)
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

Cruise pricing is presented per person, based double occupancy of the stateroom, per standard industry practice. Pricing presented above is listed accordingly to allow easy comparison for the stateroom categories displayed. Our agents always provide 'total cost' pricing disclosing all particulars before you make any commitment.

3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please call to secure the best possible pricing

COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: We will match any price currently offered by the cruise line; this promise includes their short-term, promotional rates. As a value-added organizer of meetings at sea, however, we do not seek to compete with 'cruise discounters,' 'travel clubs,' or 'distressed inventory' sales operations.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Market Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time prior to depositing on your stateroom. Those rates are capacity and revenue controlled and can be withdrawn without notice.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: We recommend Travel Insurance to protect your investment from unexpected, late cancellations.
Cruise Cancellation Policy:Late Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please congirm the policy applicable to this cruise with one of our agents.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: During periods of unusual oil price volatility, cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge at any time prior to sailing.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Please note, this insurance protection is available to the residents of the United States only,
that coverage limits are per person and that limits can vary by State.

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


Questions?
Call us at 800.422.0711 (US & Canada)
Or +1-727-526-1571
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.