CE at Sea

Looking for a real estate learning adventure?

Set sail with NC REALTORS® on one of the most amazing cruise ships for our annual CE at Sea educational adventure, February 24 – March 2, 2024. Not only will you explore the Eastern Caribbean with your NC REALTORS® colleagues, but you’ll also get the unique opportunity to complete your 2024 Continuing Education at sea with instructor Mark Saunders. Download this fact sheet, or explore the options below.

Explore the Ship

Sail on Celebrity Apex

A Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rated resort at Sea.  Recipient of Travel and Leisure World’s Best Award, 2022.

Apex, a new ship, offers:

  • 29 distinct Restaurants, Bars and Lounges
  • A Spa and Fitness Center
  • A Conference Center exclusively for NC REALTORS® use
  • A reimagined main dining room concept with four complimentary restaurants to choose from
  • Entertainment at the Club, Caravan, Eden, Wonder at Eden, Resort Deck and Rooftop Garden
  • Dinner on the Edge Experience, on the Magic Carpet traveling 13 stories
  • Theater with 20 foot tall LED screen as the backdrop for Rockumentary, Tree of Life, and Crystallize shows.


NC REALTORS® Registration & CE:
Mandy Lowe

Cruise Booking Information:
Yvonne Rickabaugh


Saturday, February 24
Depart Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sunday, February 25
At Sea

Monday, February 26
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Tuesday, February 27
Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Wednesday, February 28
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Thursday, February 29
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Friday, March 1
At Sea

Saturday, March 2
Disembark, Fort Lauderdale

Step 1: Register for CE

Register online at

  • Registration for NC REALTORS®: $139
  • Registration for non-NC REALTORS®: $159
  • Guests (not taking classes): $89

*Pre-registration and a $139 fee is REQUIRED for NC REALTORS® who would like to receive CE credit. Pre-registration and a $159 fee is required for  non-NC REALTORS® who would like to receive CE credit. Guests registration fee is $89. These fees cover special group rates, receptions, group seating at dinner and class/registration instructor fees (for members), as well as a welcome gift, organized on-board events, networking lunch, group photo,  marketing/promotion expenses, and on-site staff support.

Step 2: Book Your Cabin on the Cruise

Once registered with NC REALTORS® you will receive an email confirmation with cabin booking instructions. Please do not contact the Celebrity Cruise  directly.

Booking Available for Cabins:
Cabin selection is first come first served now through October 20, 2023. Cabins may be available after October 20, 2023, but no guarantees on price or  selection.

Cruise Payment Schedule:
All payments to be made with credit card.

  • $750 deposit due at time of booking your cabin
  • Final payment due by Thursday, November 9, 2023

Current Pricing Per Person (Includes Gratuities)**:

  • Ocean Veranda (balcony) stateroom: $2,145 per person, double occupancy cabin
  • Ocean Veranda (balcony) stateroom: $3,325 single occupancy (cabin designed for one person)
  • Oceanview cabin (window): $1,865 per person, double occupancy cabin

If you prefer a suite, or a triple or quad occupancy, or if you have additional guests, please call 336-414-7223 to make arrangements for that.

***Prices include selected stateroom accommodations for 7-night sailing, Refundable deposit, Wifi for each guest, gratuities for cabin steward and dining  room, use of conference center/beverage service for up to three days, classic drink package (soda, juices, standard alcoholic drinks, coffees and teas.  Prices do not include flights, ground transfers, daily port parking charges, optional pre or post hotel stays, shore excursions, packages for specialty dining, or optional travel protection insurance.

Travel Insurance & Cancellation Information

Allianz Travel Insurance: $191 per prson
This is a per person rate, which offers primary coverage, and covers pre-existing conditions if insurance is purchased prior to your final payment. Travel  insurance is optional, but highly recommended, to protect your investment as well as your health and safety. Coverage begins at the time of purchase and  absolutely must be purchased before final payment. Insurance details are available on the cruise booking site. Once purchased, travel insurance is non-refundable.

Registration Cancellation Fees:
$75 cancellation fee per person is in effect to cover credit card fees and vendor website fees, prior to November 1, 2023.

Cruise Cancellation Penalties on Final Payment:

  • 25% cancellation penalty, starting November 2, 2023
  • 50% cancellation penalty, starting November 16, 2023
  • 75% cancellation penalty, starting November 30, 2023
  • 100% cancellation penalty, starting December 28, 2023
Liability & Policy Waivers

NC REALTORS® is committed to keeping the health and safety of our event attendees a top priority. We are requiring the following safety protocols for this  event. You will need to electronically verify/sign the following documents during the registration process.

Be Epic. Be an NC REALTOR®.