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    *SOLD OUT* 14-Night Northern Isles CME Cruise August 5-19, 2018

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*SOLD OUT* 14-Night Northern Isles CME Cruise August 5-19, 2018

Onboard the Holland America Line ms Koningsdam.

"THE FIRST. It’s always a thrill to anticipate a new ship joining Holland America Line’s magnificent fleet. But it’s especially exciting when that new arrival is the first of a new class of ship. For when the 2,650-guest ms Koningsdam sets sail in April 2016, she will not only be the first to bear that name, she will usher in a new era of Pinnacle-class cruising. Pinnacle means “high point”—and the debut of Koningsdam is a high point in Holland America Line history. Then again, in many ways, Koningsdam has been 143 years in the making. As heir, she’ll carry forward all of the tradition, nautical heritage, and signature service and style for which Holland America Line is known—while raising the bar for 21st-century elegance. Her name sets the tone. Its roots, like the ship itself, are a mix of something contemporary and something classic: “Koning,” means king in Dutch—and is a salute to King Willem-Alexander, the Netherland’s first king in more than 100 years. And “dam,” because, after all ... this is a Holland America Line ship, and the ""dam"" naming convention dates back to 1883."

*SOLD OUT* 14-Night Northern Isles CME Cruise August 5-19, 2018


Dr. Petr Polasek


Topic: Cardiology

  • Clinical Cardiologist
  • Assistant professor of Medicine, University of...

Dr. Nicola Macpherson


Topic: Palliative Care

Dr. Nicola Macpherson of Maple Ridge, BC, has faculty appointments in the Department of Medici...

Dr. Christian Turbide


Topic: Gastroenterology

Dr. Turbide graduated from McGill in Gastroenterology, with specialty training in Therapeutic ...

Additional Noteworthy Features

At the heart of the ship, Koningsdam’s central atrium is pure visual drama. Soaring three decks high, the space is graced by an airy stainless steel sculpture that evokes the feeling of a classical quartet, with strings, arches, and bows. The atrium is capped by a ceiling that serves as a backdrop for subtly changing high-definition projections. Look up by day to see wispy cirrus clouds floating overhead. By evening, the atrium takes on dramatic lighting hues or reflects the clear constellations of the night sky.

Culinary Innovation

Whet your appetite for delicious new tastes and engaging interactive culinary experiences on board.
The Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine: Our signature show kitchen for demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes during the day now transforms to a dinner venue at night! Based on the popular farm-to-table movement, dinner at the Culinary Arts Center will feature simple, artisanal dishes prepared by chefs at the center of the action. Inspired by blue and white Delftware (and our Dutch heritage), the Grand Dutch Cafe is the place to enjoy a fine pale lager or favorite coffee beverage with a traditional Dutch snack. Sel de Mer is an intimate new seafood brasserie offering a contemporary twist on timeless French classics, with à la carte dishes ranging from fresh oysters to salt-crusted whole fish and bouillabaisse. Canaletto's menu, offering a variety of authentic Italian dishes to enjoy with family and friends, is designed around the Italian concept of spartire, meaning "to share." The exotic menus of Tamarind evoke the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan, including a newly added sushi bar. Transformed into a modern marketplace with different themed stations, Lido Market offers a curated selection of delicious options to grab and go or have quickly made to order. Grab one of our signature burgers by the pool at Dive-In, choose sophisticated ambiance in our elegant dining room, spend a romantic evening in the Pinnacle Grill or enjoy in-room dining any time of day.

Grab one of our signature burgers by the pool at Dive-In, choose sophisticated ambiance in our elegant dining room, spend a romantic evening in the Pinnacle Grill or enjoy in-room dining any time of day.


Step into a private haven characterized by light, space and elegance. Our interior designer, guided by guest feedback, was given the freedom to completely reimagine staterooms aboard. The result: welcome modern touches such as bedside USB ports and frameless shower glass doors, as well as luxe appointments like customized wooden cabinetry.

All staterooms include:

  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service


  • BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle (Intimate Tasting and Wine-Blending Classes)
  • America's Test Kitchen (coming soon in 2017)
  • BBC Earth Experiences
  • Digital Workshop, powered by Windows
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Club HAL and The Loft
  • Two swimming pools
  • Fitness Center
  • Basketball & Volleyball courts
  • The Shops of Holland America Line
  • Entertainment
  • B.B. King's Blues Club
  • Lincoln Center Stage
  • Billboard Onboard
  • World Stage
  • Casino
  • Movies Poolside
  • Ocean Bar
  • Notes
  • Pinnacle Bar


This course is designed for Family Physicians, Specialists, and Allied Health Care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to facilitate the faculty with the development of their presentations.


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  • Sun, Aug 5 Amsterdam, Netherlands


  • Mon, Aug 6

    At Sea

    CME 7:00 am - 6:00 pm 

    Sea Courses Private Welcome Reception 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

  • Tue, Aug 7 South Queensferry, United Kingdom

    Free day!

  • Wed, Aug 8 South Queensferry, United Kingdom

    CME 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm 

  • Thu, Aug 9 Invergordon, United Kingdom

    Free day!

  • Fri, Aug 10

    At Sea

    CME 7:00 am - 6:00 pm 

  • Sat, Aug 11 Reykjavik, Iceland

    CME 8:00 am - 2:00 pm 

  • Sun, Aug 12 Reykjavik, Iceland

    Free day!

  • Mon, Aug 13 Isafjordur, Iceland

    Scenic Cruising

    Free day!

  • Tue, Aug 14 Akureyri, Iceland

    Scenic Cruising - Eyjafordur

    CME 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

  • Wed, Aug 15

    At Sea

    CME 7:00 am - 6:00 pm 

  • Thu, Aug 16 Aalesund, Norway

    CME 7:00 am - 10:00 am 


  • Fri, Aug 17 Bergen, Norway

    Free day!

  • Sat, Aug 18

    At Sea

    CME 7:00 am - 6:00 pm 

  • Sun, Aug 19 Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Arrive: 6:00 am

Our Group Will Be Visiting Many Exciting Stops

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A stop in Amsterdam offers the chance to explore the sights of one of Europe’s most colorful, dynamic and historic cities—one with a well-earned reputation as a laid-back and inviting place for ...

South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland, UK

History was made in this port, just across the Firth of Forth from Rosyth, when the future Queen Margaret of Scotland arrived around 1071. Her devout religious attitude established "Queen's Ferr...

Invergordon (Inverness), Scotland, UK

Welcome to the Highlands, the wildest and least trammeled region in the entire United Kingdom. Inverness is considered the Highland capital and, while a very small city by international comparis...

Reykjavik, Iceland

Laid-back and effortlessly cool, the world's most northerly capital is like nowhere else on earth. With geothermal water pumping through its veins and a staggering backdrop of gnarly lava fields...

Isafjordur, Iceland

Although it is the largest town in and the capital of the Westfjords region of Iceland, Ísafjörður has a mere 2,600 inhabitants and is only connected to the mainland by a narrow nine-meter-wide ...

Akureyri, Iceland & Eyjafjordur

Often described as the capital of north Iceland, the country's second-largest city is both vibrant and pretty, and serves as an ideal hub for exploring the incredible landscape that surrounds it...

Alesund, Norway

Ålesund, a quaint fishing town of approximately 45,000 in western Norway, has been called Norway’s most beautiful city. A fire in 1904 destroyed much of it, resulting in the town being rebuilt i...

Bergen, Norway

Beautiful Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city, is one of the most popular ports of call on a cruise up the fjords. Step off the ship into the medieval Bryggen wharf area, a UNESCO World Heritag...