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3-Night Bahamian Cruise aboard the Disney Dream
With keynote speaker Fireman Rob
Voyage Dates: 1/16-19/2015

*Registration closes October 1, 2014

WHAT IF a professional conference opportunity included:

  • Warm weather, beaches and golden sunshine?
  • 50% work and 50% play?
  • A "Family First" experience?
  • Always outstanding RD content and topics?
  • Included lodging, meals and conference fee in one low price?

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Fireman Rob - Robert Verhelst, best known as Fireman Rob, is a 12-year veteran firefighter as well a veteran of the United States Air Force. He assisted in the search and recovery after the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City. Verhelst completed his first triathlon in 2005,  and in 2011, he completed the marathon portion of IRONMAN Wisconsin in full firefighting gear. He has now completed 14 IRONMAN events and six long-course triathlons wearing full gear, wearing an additional 50 pounds of weight in hopes of inspiring others. In 2013, he established the Fireman Rob Foundation to raise funds and deliver Gund Bears to children in local children's hospitals in cities in which he competes, speaks and visits. He is happily married to Nicole and is a father to one son and two step-daughters.



January 16, 2015
 1:00 am - 3:00 pm

 Ship Check-In and Boarding
Meet and Greet the USAT Event Services Staff
LOCATION - Port Canaveral, FL
Terminal A

Saturday  January 17, 2015
8:00 am - 8:20 am


Barry Siff - USA Triathlon Board of Directors President

8:20 am - 9:30 am

Fireman Rob

9:30 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:35 am

USA Triathlon Technology Advances

USA Triathlon Technology Team


Breakout Session I

Controlling Costs While Improving Quality
Rob Childers


Fireman Rob
10:50 am - 11:25 am

USA Triathlon Technology Advances

USA Triathlon Technology Team

 Breakout Session II

Controlling Costs While Improving Quality
Rob Childers

Fireman Rob

11:45 am - 12:45pm
 General Session

Shared Responsibilities Forum

 Sunday January 18, 2015
8:30 am - 10:30 am

 Risk Management Mystery Theater - Conclusion
Sponsored by ESIX

10:30 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00pm

 State of the Sport

Rob Urbach - USA Triathlon CEO

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 Family Fun Splash and Dash

LOCATION - Disney's Castaway Cay

 Monday January 19, 2015
7:30 am

 Guests Ashore

*subject to change

Printable Schedule

Symposium will be a professional and family-friendly event with USA Triathlon and Disney Cruise Lines. Meeting times TBD but will consist of half day sessions to allow attendees free time to enjoy the cruise experience with friends and family.

Please visit for more information on the Disney Dream, its amenities and activities.

Price Structure

Symposium Attendee
1 Adult/Double Occupancy = $899.00*
Single Occupancy = $1,449.00
3rd/4th Person Adult Race = $649.00

Non-Symposium Attendee
1 Adult/Double Occupancy = $799.00
3rd/4th Person Adult Race =$649.00
3rd/4th Person Youth Rate = $514.00

Race Director Certification & Symposium**
1 Adult/Double Occupancy = $1,249.99
1 Adult/Single Occupancy = $1,799.00

**Only lunch will be provided on 1/15/15. All other meals will be on your own until you board the Disney Dream. You will be responsible for your room reservation at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort on 1/14/15 & 1/15/15 ($139 +tax as noted above). All prices & dates related to Race Director Certification are subject to change

Included in the package:

  • Deluxe Oceanview room w/Verandah (includes one queen size bed & one convertible sofa)
  • Round trip transportation between Orlando International Airport or a Disney property to Port Canaveral and back
  • Gratuity for stateroom hosts and dining room personnel
  • Symposium Conference fee
  • Government Taxes and fees
  • All meals in the three signature restaurants, receptions, soft drinks served at meals and at the beverage station on Deck 11, ice cream and snacks throughout the ship
  • 5k run on Disney Castaway Cay
Not included in the registration fee:
  • Gratuities for luggage handling
  • Gratuities bar and deck services
  • Port adventures
  • Spa or salon visits
  • Phone calls
  • Photos
  • Video games
  • Internet usage
  • Alcoholic beverages

*Compare with 2013 USA Triathlon Race Director Symposium fees (average):

Additional Information

Please visit the Disney Cruise Line website for more information:

Frequently Asked Questions

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Stateroom Information

  • Photos, deck plans and details about our imaginative and comfortable staterooms onboard the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream & Disney Fantasy.

Dining Information

  • Videos, photos & information about our: Adult Exclusive Dining, Casual Dining, Quick Service Dining and our innovative Rotational Main Dining.

Before You Go and Passport Information

  • Reserve My Cruise Activities, My Online Check-In, Packing List, Passport and Travel Documentation.

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Onboard Gifts & Amenities

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Refund Policy

Registration for Symposium and RD Certification will close on October 31, 2014

Full refunds for Symposium offered if requested by June 30, 2014
Full refunds for RD Certification ($350) offered if requested by August 29, 2014*

*Only a full refund will be issued for RD Certification & Symposium if requested by June 30, 2014.

No refunds after June 30, 2014

Proof of Citizenship

Guests are responsible for obtaining proper documentation to board the ship. U.S. Government passport requirements continue to change; therefore, Disney strongly encourages guests of all ages to have a valid U.S. passport for all cruises. Please visit the U.S. Department of State website at or call the U.S. National Passport Information Center at 877-4USA-PPT for the most current requirements.

Pre-Book Cruise Activities

Attendees can pre-book activities such as Adult Exclusive Dining, Port Adventures, Spa Services & Nursery Time (subject to availability) based on the timeline below. More details will follow from Disney.

  • 9/18/2014 - Platinum Castaway Club Members (having sailed on 10+ Disney Line Cruises)
  • 10/3/2014 - Gold Castaway Club Members (having sailed on 5+ Disney Line Cruises)
  • 10/18/2014 - Silver Castaway Club Members (having sailed on 1+ Disney Line Cruises)
  • 11/2/2014 - All Guests

Cruise Tips

  1. Arrive early for embarkation, many of the ships amenities open at 1:00 P.M. and guests can start their vacation as soon as they board.

  2. Cellular at Sea phone services is available. You can make and receive phone calls and text messages on your own cell phone once the ship is approximately 12 miles out at sea. This service is available from most phone service carriers - such as AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile - and is currently accessible in the staterooms. Pricing varies depending on your wireless provider and usually includes International roaming charges. We recommend you contact your service provider to obtain information on rates before beginning your cruise.

  3. Walkie-talkies and two-way radios (e.g., Motorola, JVC) can be used onboard to keep in touch with family and friends. Please be aware that the amount of steel in the ship's infrastructure may cause some "dead zones" and the radios may not transmit in these areas. Two "Wave Phones" will be provided that will allow you to call/text other wave phones or state rooms from anywhere on the ship or Castaway Cay.

  4. Alarm Clocks - Cabins typically don't include alarm clocks, so make sure you pack one to stay on time with the event schedules.

  5. Sea sickness - If you're a first time cruiser and unsure of how your body will react at sea, make sure to pack over the counter medicine, or for the more natural cure, try these tips:
    a. Apples - green applies have been suggested to help cure seasickness
    b. Ginger - candied ginger can reduce seasickness
    c. Oranges - peel an orange, and hold the rind to your nose an inhale

  6. Internet Online - To limit your use of expensive internet rates while aboard the ship, pre-type emails to friends and family on your laptop in advance. When you're ready to send them, you can log on to the internet service and simply paste in the completed text.

  7. Communicating with your stateroom steward - Bring sticky notes with you to leave small notes on the cabin mirror asking for anything from fresh towels to more ice from your steward. This means you spend less time searching for your steward, and more time enjoying your vacation.

  8. Power strip - Several ships don't have outlets abound in the cabin space, so pack a power strip to ensure you have enough outlets to charge all your electronics.

  9. Purse/Bags - Ladies, this one is for you, it's been suggested to bring a small bag, cross body purse, or light weight backpack for carrying items throughout the day. Depending on what you want to carry (camera, sunscreen, Key to the World card, sunglasses, extra cash, etc.), something small, light-weight and hands free is the suggestion.

  10. Prepare for the weather:
    Port Canaveral, FL
    Nassau, Bahamas
    Disney Castaway Cay

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