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Galapagos – October 30-November 10, 2025

On Board Celebrity Flora

Topics: Emergency MedicinePaediatrics

Departing October 30th, 2025 - November 10th, 2025

The Galapagos Islands are known both for their spectacular volcanic landscapes as well as penguin spotting: over 95% of the Galapagos Penguins live in these islands. Go snorkelling or take a walk along the beach to look for the playful Galápagos Penguin, perched on a rock or zooming underwater. One of the most pristine islands in the world, Fernandina hosts an impressive array of wildlife including sea lions, colourful Sally Lightfoot crabs and the rare endemic Flightless Cormorant. As you travel along the coast, you may find many other creatures that shelter amid the red and white mangroves: eagle rays, marine turtles, Brown Pelicans and resting Cattle Egrets. Kayaking through the turquoise waters here is a true pleasure, inviting a sense of peaceful solitude and an invigorating feeling of connection to nature.

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Faculty & Conference Details

Dr. Sandra Seigel

Dr. Sandra Seigel

Specialty:

Paediatrics

About The Speaker

Dr. Seigel graduated from University of Toronto Medical School in 1986. She completed her paediatric residency at McMaster University and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at McMaster University. Dr. Seigel has had a consulting paediatric practice in Dundas since 1990 seeing a large range of general paediatric issues including a large number of children with behavioural/learning and mental health difficulties. Since 1995, she have been the paediatrician in the SIS (Special Immunology Services) Clinic at Hamilton Health Sciences taking care of HIV positive children and adolescents as well as infants of HIV positive mothers. Dr. Seigel was a member of the CAAP (Child Advocacy and Assessment Program) team from 1998-2020 assessing infants and children being assessed for possible child maltreatment. She also supervised paediatric residents in the Refuge clinic in Hamilton which sees children who are new immigrants or refugees after their arrival to Canada. Dr. Seigel was deputy chief in the Division of General Paediatrics at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton from 2006-2019. She continues to be a staff paediatrician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare working in the level 2 B nursery. St Joseph’s sees a large number of infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)/ Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) and in addition to caring for those infants in hospital, she is one of the paediatricians who continues to follow them in our NAS?NOWS follow up clinic. Dr. Seigel was the recipient of the 2020 Sister Joan O’Sullivan award from St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton and the recipient of the 2021 Medical Staff Association Humanitarian Award from Hamilton Health Sciences.

Dr. Mitchell Shulman

Dr. Mitchell Shulman

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Mitch Shulman (or “Dr Mitch” as he’s known to those who follow him on radio, TV and in print) has always loved teaching. He’s an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill and an attending physician in the emergencies of the 2 campuses of the McGill University Health System teaching medical students and residents. He has presented at McGill’s Thursday Evening Lecture series and its Lunchtime Webinars, at the McGill Refresher Course for Family Physicians and at many other professional meetings. He’s an ACLS Master Instructor. He’s also actively engaged in educating the public. He appears daily on Bell Media Radio, weekly on Global TV’s, Montreal This Morning and is an award-winning columnist with a weekly column in the largest English language weekly in Quebec, The Suburban. He volunteers his time speaking at many charitable events.

After completing his undergraduate training at Harvard, he came back home to Montreal to attend McGill Medical School and then did a residency in Emergency Medicine (where he was Chief Resident). He was among the first Royal College certified Emergency Medicine specialists (1983) and served as an examiner for the Royal College. He was acting Director of the Emergency Department and served as its Research Director. He’s been a community doc and an occupational health physician. Currently, as well as his emergency department clinical responsibilities, he also serves as a medical scientist on an ethics review committee and works at the McGill Student Health Center. His commitment to his community runs deep. He was its Medical Director responsible for First Response and coached hockey to the Junior level. He still refs local ice hockey and plays. His philosophy on teaching has always been that we all have valuable knowledge to share and so he sincerely looks forward to hearing from you as we share the learning at this Sea Courses event.

CME Topics

Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine

Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to a Continuing Medical Education program during an 11-Night Cruise through the Galapagos Islands. Dr. Sandi Seigel and Dr. Mitchell Shulman have presented many times in the past for Sea Courses. They have developed a highly interactive  educational  program that will be of interest to family physicians, specialists, and allied health professionals.   Dr. Sandra Seigel is a pediatrician practicing in Dundas, Ontario. She is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University and a staff Pediatrician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, both in Hamilton. She was the recipient of the 2020 Sister Joan O’Sullivan award from St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton. Dr. Seigel’s presentations will include Children with ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Effect of Cannabis on Infants and Approach to Infants Born after Limited Prenatal Care.   Dr. Mitchell Shulman (or "Dr. Mitch" as he’s known to those who follow him on radio, TV and in print) has always loved teaching. He’s an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill and an attending physician in the emergencies of the 2 campuses of the McGill University Health System teaching medical students and residents. For this program, Dr. Shulman’s topics will include Managing Pain in the ER, Concussions, In-fight Emergencies, Office Emergencies and BCLS.   Dr. Seigel and Dr. Shulman look forward to welcoming you on this Cruise.  

Dr. Seigel-

  • Approach to Infants Born after Limited Prenatal Care
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) / Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS)
  • Transition of Care for Children with Chronic Medical Conditions from Pediatric to Adult Care
  • Care and Follow Up of Infants and Children Born Prematurely
  • Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Children with ADHD
  • Diagnosis and Management of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Effects of Cannabis on Infants exposed in Ureo or via Breastmilk
  • Caregiver Fabricated Illness and Medical Neglect involving Children

Dr. Shulman-

  • Managing Pain in the Emergency Room: Useful tips that you can apply elsewhere too!
  • Concussion: It’s Not Just Athletes
  • ENT Emergencies: From Nose Bleeds to Orbital Cellulitis: What You Need to Know to Handle Common and Uncommon ENT Emergencies
  • Airway Management: From Bag Valve Mask to a Surgical Airway
  • Basic (BCLS) & Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS): Latest Updates –What Do They Mean For Me and My Patients?
  • Managing In-Flight Medical Emergencies: Is There A Doctor On Board?
  • Office Emergencies: You and Your Staff Are at Risk! Do you know what to do?
  • Red Flags: Serious Diseases Masquerading as Common Illnesses: Diagnosis That You Must Not Miss

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 own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.

Conference Tuition Price
FP $1445
Specialist $1395
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1245
Conference Tuition Book Before January 1st, 1970 Book After January 1st, 1970
FP $1295 $1445
Specialist $1295 $1445
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1095 $1245

Galapagos – October 30-November 10, 2025

On Board Celebrity Flora

Sailing October 30th, 2025 - November 10th, 2025

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Mitchell Shulman

Dr. Mitchell Shulman

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Mitch Shulman (or “Dr Mitch” as he’s known to those who follow him on radio, TV and in print) has always loved teaching. He’s an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill and an attending physician in the emergencies of the 2 campuses of the McGill University Health System teaching medical students and residents. He has presented at McGill’s Thursday Evening Lecture series and its Lunchtime Webinars, at the McGill Refresher Course for Family Physicians and at many other professional meetings. He’s an ACLS Master Instructor. He’s also actively engaged in educating the public. He appears daily on Bell Media Radio, weekly on Global TV’s, Montreal This Morning and is an award-winning columnist with a weekly column in the largest English language weekly in Quebec, The Suburban. He volunteers his time speaking at many charitable events.

After completing his undergraduate training at Harvard, he came back home to Montreal to attend McGill Medical School and then did a residency in Emergency Medicine (where he was Chief Resident). He was among the first Royal College certified Emergency Medicine specialists (1983) and served as an examiner for the Royal College. He was acting Director of the Emergency Department and served as its Research Director. He’s been a community doc and an occupational health physician. Currently, as well as his emergency department clinical responsibilities, he also serves as a medical scientist on an ethics review committee and works at the McGill Student Health Center. His commitment to his community runs deep. He was its Medical Director responsible for First Response and coached hockey to the Junior level. He still refs local ice hockey and plays. His philosophy on teaching has always been that we all have valuable knowledge to share and so he sincerely looks forward to hearing from you as we share the learning at this Sea Courses event.

Dr. Sandra Seigel

Dr. Sandra Seigel

Specialty:

Paediatrics

About The Speaker

Dr. Seigel graduated from University of Toronto Medical School in 1986. She completed her paediatric residency at McMaster University and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at McMaster University. Dr. Seigel has had a consulting paediatric practice in Dundas since 1990 seeing a large range of general paediatric issues including a large number of children with behavioural/learning and mental health difficulties. Since 1995, she have been the paediatrician in the SIS (Special Immunology Services) Clinic at Hamilton Health Sciences taking care of HIV positive children and adolescents as well as infants of HIV positive mothers. Dr. Seigel was a member of the CAAP (Child Advocacy and Assessment Program) team from 1998-2020 assessing infants and children being assessed for possible child maltreatment. She also supervised paediatric residents in the Refuge clinic in Hamilton which sees children who are new immigrants or refugees after their arrival to Canada. Dr. Seigel was deputy chief in the Division of General Paediatrics at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton from 2006-2019. She continues to be a staff paediatrician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare working in the level 2 B nursery. St Joseph’s sees a large number of infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)/ Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) and in addition to caring for those infants in hospital, she is one of the paediatricians who continues to follow them in our NAS?NOWS follow up clinic. Dr. Seigel was the recipient of the 2020 Sister Joan O’Sullivan award from St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton and the recipient of the 2021 Medical Staff Association Humanitarian Award from Hamilton Health Sciences.

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 own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.

Conference Tuition
Conference Tuition Book Before January 1st, 1970 Book After January 1st, 1970
FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

The Galapagos Islands are known both for their spectacular volcanic landscapes as well as penguin spotting: over 95% of the Galapagos Penguins live in these islands. Go snorkelling or take a walk along the beach to look for the playful Galápagos Penguin, perched on a rock or zooming underwater. One of the most pristine islands in the world, Fernandina hosts an impressive array of wildlife including sea lions, colourful Sally Lightfoot crabs and the rare endemic Flightless Cormorant. As you travel along the coast, you may find many other creatures that shelter amid the red and white mangroves: eagle rays, marine turtles, Brown Pelicans and resting Cattle Egrets. Kayaking through the turquoise waters here is a true pleasure, inviting a sense of peaceful solitude and an invigorating feeling of connection to nature.

Additional Noteworthy Features

All Suite Luxury Mega Yacht

Celebrity Flora is the first ship of its kind to be built especially for the Galápagos Islands. This 100 passenger all-suite mega-yacht features our innovative outward-facing concept—designed to ensure the destination remains the center of attention during your sailing. Inspired by the islands and built with natural materials, the ship merges seamlessly with the surroundings, giving you a feeling of total immersion. To bring you an even more in-depth experience, certified naturalists from the Galápagos National Park are on board to guide the journey. Celebrity Flora offers the most luxurious accommodations in the Galapagos Islands. In fact, every stateroom on board is a suite that includes an unrivaled array of indulgent design features, services, and amenities. Full room automation that lets you control everything with the touch of a button. Premium linens and bathrobes. Personal Suite Attendants. Chocolates and bath products sourced locally from Ecuador. Integrated drinking water filtration systems in every suite. We could go on. Proving you can practice responsible tourism and deliver ultimate luxury at the same time, Celebrity Flora was built with the latest environmental technologies. The dynamic positioning system allows the mega-yacht to remain on station without dropping anchors, protecting the seabed—and the solar panels supplement electricity, reducing emissions. The result is one of the most eco-friendly ships sailing anywhere—just one reason Celebrity Flora was voted “Best Overall Cruise Ship” in 2019.

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / Details
October 30th Quito, Ecuador
October 31st Quito, Ecuador 7:30am-12:30pm
November 1st Quito, Ecuador
November 2nd Embarkation: Celebrity Flora Baltra Island (Galapagos) 2:30 PM
Daphne Island 5:00pm 6:00pm
November 3rd Gardner Bay, Española 7:00 AM 2:00 PM
Suarez Point, Española 3:00PM 7:00PM
November 4th Cormorant Point ( Floreana) 7:00 AM 1:00 PM
Bahia Post Office (Floreana) 1:30 PM 8:00 PM
November 5th Moreno Point (Isabela) 7:00 AM 12:00 PM 1 Hour TBA
Urvina Bay (Isabela) 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
November 6th Espinoza Point ( Fenandina) 7:00 AM 12:00 PM 3 Hours TBA
Vicente Roca Point (Isabela) 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
November 7th South Plaza (Santa Cruz) 7:00 AM 11:00AM 1 Hour TBA
Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz) 3:00PM 9:00PM
November 8th Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
November 9th Baltra Island (Galapagos) Disembarkation: Quito, Ecuador 7:00 AM 1:00pm-6:00pm
November 10th Quito, Ecuador

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1 | Thursday October 30, 2025 | Quito, Ecuador

Arrive at Quito International Airport. You will be met and transferred to your hotel the JW Marriott Quito. The lively capital of Ecuador, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is most famous for its historic centre’s colonial architecture, the most impressive in South America. Founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city, it has remained nearly untouched despite a major earthquake. You’ll find many noteworthy historic sites including Santo Domingo, Jesuit College of La Compania, and the monasteries of San Francisco.

Day 2 | Friday, October 31, 2025 | Quito, Ecuador

Attend morning and afternoon CME sessions. Evening at leisure to enjoy Quito.

Day 3 | Saturday, November 01, 2025 | Quito, Ecuador

Today will include a guided tour of Quito, including a visit to the Equator Line at the Intinan Solar Museum.

Day 4 | Sunday, November 02, 2025 | Baltra Island, Galapagos

You will be transferred to the Quito, Ecuador airport to board the flight to Baltra, Galapagos, where naturalist guides will be waiting to transfer you to embark Celebrity Flora.

Day 4 | Sunday, November 02, 2025 | Daphne Major - Cruising

Daphne is a satellite volcanic cone located north of Santa Cruz Island. The crater floor is an important breeding site for blue-footed boobies. The cliff shore of the island is home for sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and tropical birds which can be observed during the circumnavigation of the island.

Day 5 | Monday, November 03, 2025 | Gardner Bay ( Española )

The beach at Gardner Bay, with its sparkling white sand, offers one of the best places to relax and swim in the Galapagos. It's home to one of the most important colonies of sea lions in the archipelago, and is also a nesting site for sea turtles. Three species of Darwin’s finches and Española mockingbirds may also be seen here.

Day 5 | Monday, November 03, 2025 | Punta Suarez

Española is the oldest island in the Galapagos and home to an abundance of wildlife. At Suarez Point, be greeted by a colony of sea lions upon arrival. This area is also home to nearly the entire world population of Waved Albatross—though they're graceful in the air, their clumsy behavior on land is a sight to see. A cliffside hike leads to a natural lava fissure that spews water like a towering geyser.

Day 6 | Tuesday, November 04, 2025 | Cormorant Point, Floreana Island

Floreana was the first capital of the Galapagos, and where Charles Darwin met the islands' Governor. It's small brackish lagoon is often home to flamingos, stilts, and white-cheeked pintail ducks, and one of its beaches is a highly used nesting site for sea turtles. Check out the green-hued sand where you land.

Day 6 | Tuesday, November 04, 2025 | Post Office Bay, Floreana Island

Rich in history, this site is home to the post office barrel established in about 1793, where pirates, buccaneers, whalers, and others could leave their mail to be picked up by outbound ships. The tradition continues today, as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home.

Day 7 | Wednesday, November 05, 2025 | Moreno Point, Isabela Island

Along this beautiful rocky shore, a field of hardened black lava flows is pockmarked by shallow pools, which are home to shorebirds and flamingos. The mangrove-lined shore also provides a chance to see marine iguanas, sea turtles, stingrays, sharks, penguins, and the flightless cormorant.

Day 7 | Wednesday, November 05, 2025 | Urvina Bay, Isabela Island

Composed of five coalesced volcanoes, Isabela is the largest island in the Galapagos and the most recently active, the latest eruption having occurred in 2015. Here we will see large land iguanas, finches, and if lucky, a giant tortoise or two. In 1954, the intrusion of magma below one of the island’s volcanoes caused part of the bay to be uplifted some 6 meters, and today we can walk through the remains of what was once a thriving underwater reef.

Day 8 | Thursday, November 06, 2025 | Espinoza Point, Fernandina Island

Fernandina is the youngest island in the Galapagos and, as Darwin wrote, it is “covered with immense deluges of black naked lava”. Along with its extraordinary black lava rocks, this point of land hosts the largest colony of marine iguanas in the Archipelago, along with sea lions and a nesting site for flightless cormorants.

Day 8 | Thursday, November 06, 2025 | Vicente Roca Point, Isabela Island

The half-collapsed remains of an ancient volcano make for a spectacular setting at this site. Awe-inspiring cliffs, blue waters, and wildlife create a zodiac ride to remember as we search for sea turtles, penguins, fur seals, the flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, marine mammals, and the oddly shaped form of the elusive sunfish.

Day 9 | Friday, November 07, 2025 | South Plaza (Santa Cruz Island)

A small uplifted island just off the northeast coast of Santa Cruz. The island's low-lying landscape is covered with colorful saltbush, scrub, and giant prickly pear cactus. A subspecies of land iguana is found on the island in plentiful abundance and sometimes can be seen munching on the cactus. The southern cliffs are steep and rocky, and home to numerous seabirds as well as a bachelor colony of sea lions. Looking down into the clear blue waters, schools of surgeonfish swim by as birds shoot in and out of the holes in the cliff. A short hike and Zodiac ride provide ample opportunity to observe the beauty and wildlife of the island.

Day 9 | Friday, November 07, 2025 | Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island)

Dragon Hill, or "Cerro Dragon" is named after its population of land iguanas. The site offers a beautiful view of the landscape and two small brackish lagoons where flamingos and other shore birds occasionally feed. Along the trail, we'll cross a beautiful "white forest" of Palo Santo (incense) trees and Galapagos cotton plants. Excursion options include a high-intensity hike with swimming/snorkeling at the beach, high-intensity snorkeling from a zodiac followed by a short walk and a low-intensity Zodiac ride along the coastline with optional dry landing for animal observation.

Day 10 | Saturday, November 08, 2025 | Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island

This is the main population center of the islands, and home to the National Park Service tortoise-breeding center and the Charles Darwin Research Station. You will be able to visit the tortoise-breeding center and walk through the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Day 11 | Sunday, November 09, 2025 | Baltra Island, Galapagos

During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S. military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the region's main airport.

Day 11 | Sunday, November 09, 2025 | Baltra—Quito—DISEMBARKATION

You will be transferred to the airport in Baltra for your flight to Quito. Upon your arrival in Quito, a Celebrity Cruises® representative will escort you to the JW Marriott hotel. Dinner is served at the hotel.

Day 12 | Monday November 10, 2025 | Quito, Ecuador

Your Celebrity Cruises representative will once again escort you to the airport for your return. Breakfast is included.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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