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Western Mediterranean – August 24 – 31, 2025

On Board Allure of the Seas

Topics: Palliative CareTba

Departing August 24th, 2025 - August 31st, 2025

7 Nights – 5 Ports – 2  Sea Days

– Barcelona, Spain –

– Palma De Mallorca, Spain –

– Florence / Pisa(La Spezia), Italy –

– Rome(Civitavecchia), Italy –

– Naples(Capri), Italy –

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Faculty & Conference Details

Dr. Michael Gagnon

Dr. Michael Gagnon

Specialty:

Palliative Care

About The Speaker

Doctor Michael Gagnon graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2004 with Honours and went on to complete his residency in Family Medicine in Abington Pennsylvania where he took an interest in Palliative care. Doctor Gagnon has been practising family medicine in Bolton for 17 years now and Medical Director of Bethell Hospice since 2012. He has worked within the community to normalize death and dying and has been partnering with local schools to educate and support students to remove the stigma of palliative care. He is a LEAP (learning essential approaches to palliative and end of life care) facilitator and coach. Doctor Gagnon has mentored numerous local physicians and residents, increasing the local palliative care capacity in his community. He sits on the board of directors of the Ontario College of Family physicians, and is actively involved in his local Ontario health team sitting on numerous primary and palliative care committees.

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CME Topics

Dr. Gagnon-

  • Palliative Care 101
  • Pain Management in Palliative Care
  • Respiratory Symptoms in Palliative Care
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms in Palliative Care
  • Delirium in Palliative Care
  • Managing Difficult conversations

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Cruise, Land, Resort must be booked through CME AWAY®.

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 November 15th, 2024 Book After November 15th, 2024
FP $1295 $1445
Specialist $1295 $1445
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1095 $1245

Western Mediterranean – August 24 – 31, 2025

On Board Allure of the Seas

Sailing August 24th, 2025 - August 31st, 2025

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Michael Gagnon

Dr. Michael Gagnon

Specialty:

Palliative Care

About The Speaker

Doctor Michael Gagnon graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2004 with Honours and went on to complete his residency in Family Medicine in Abington Pennsylvania where he took an interest in Palliative care. Doctor Gagnon has been practising family medicine in Bolton for 17 years now and Medical Director of Bethell Hospice since 2012. He has worked within the community to normalize death and dying and has been partnering with local schools to educate and support students to remove the stigma of palliative care. He is a LEAP (learning essential approaches to palliative and end of life care) facilitator and coach. Doctor Gagnon has mentored numerous local physicians and residents, increasing the local palliative care capacity in his community. He sits on the board of directors of the Ontario College of Family physicians, and is actively involved in his local Ontario health team sitting on numerous primary and palliative care committees.

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Specialty:

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About The Speaker

Speaker to be announced

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 November 15th, 2024 Book After November 15th, 2024
FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

7 Nights – 5 Ports – 2  Sea Days

– Barcelona, Spain –

– Palma De Mallorca, Spain –

– Florence / Pisa(La Spezia), Italy –

– Rome(Civitavecchia), Italy –

– Naples(Capri), Italy –

Additional Noteworthy Features

Explore deck-defying discoveries, world-class dining, and the best cruise entertainment onboard Allure of the Seas® - the most awarded ship in the world. This Oasis Class favorite brings adventure to soaring new heights. Discover next-level thrills on every deck of Allure of the Seas®, from white-knuckle zip line rides ten decks up to totally splashworthy spaces for kids, like the interactive H20 Zone℠ Water Park. Get down after dark with more bars than any ship out there and savor a world of possibilities right onboard. Recognized for its dazzling onboard entertainment, thrilling attractions and wanderlust-fueled itineraries, this ship has already been named Best Large Cruise Ship, Best for Entertainment, and Best Individual Ship — and it’s just getting started.

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / Details
August 24th Barcelona, Spain 5:30pm
August 25th Palma De Mallorca, Spain 8:00am 6:00pm
August 26th At Sea TBA
August 27th Florence / Pisa(La Spezia), Italy 7:00am 8:00pm
August 28th Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
August 29th Naples (Capri), Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
August 30th At Sea TBA
August 31st Barcelona, Spain 5:00am

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1 | Barcelona, Spain

It’s easy to see why Barcelona is the most-visited city in Spain. As the capital of the country’s Catalonia region, this cityscape’s cultural mosaic pieces together a 2,000-year-old hodgepodge of sun-drenched beaches, cutting edge architecture, and a world-renowned dining and drinking scene. Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí left his modernist handprint all over the city, while medieval treasures linger in historic Gothic Quarter squares. Get lost in the whimsical gardens of Park Güell or savor a chef-led Catalan cooking class. Browse art collections dedicated to Picasso and Miro— or ride a cable car to the top of Montjuïc Hill, relishing citywide views along the way.

Day 2 | Palma De Mallorca, Spain

The Spanish island of Mallorca offers towering mountains and dramatic cliffs rising over clear, blue water — but its hidden gem is Palma de Mallorca, the island's capital and largest city, where you'll find quaint historic streets, Gothic castles and gastronomic delights. Cruise to Palma de Mallorca and check out one-of-a-kind Palma Cathedral: The 14th-century Gothic spires of exterior contrast the modernist interior designed by in the early 1900s by Gaudi. See the circular courtyard and Arab-inspired arches of Castell de Bellver, and take in the fresh scent of the miles of pine forest that surround it. Or rent bikes and pedal east to Palma Beach, where you can soak in the sun on the white sands and clear waves.

Day 3 | At Sea

Day 4 | Florence / Pisa (La Spezia), Italy

The northern Italian port city of La Spezia, on the border of Liguria and Tuscany, offers an ideal gateway to two of the country's most famous cities: Pisa and Florence. Just one hour by car or train will bring you to Pisa, where you can check out the white-stone arches of the city's famous leaning tower and its sister-structure, the Pisa Cathedral. Or spend your day in Florence, about two hours away by train: Climb to the top of the famous Duomo ("dome"), the nickname for the Italian Gothic Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral, for stunning 360-degree views of the city. Cruise to Florence to stroll through the San Lorenzo market with an espresso in hand and take in the smells of local spices and truffles as you people-watch.

Day 5 | Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

With 28 centuries of celebrated history, Rome holds the edge when it comes to unrivaled adventures. The city that sparked the world’s largest empire is very much alive today with a jumble of ancient ruins, world-renowned art and vivacious street culture. Here you can live la dolce vita, recalling the glory days of Ancient Rome and twirling forks full of pasta in a trattoria. Ride past centuries-old basilicas in a three-wheeled Ape Calessino, or stand in awe of paintings by Italian masters at Villa Borghese. Whether it’s Vatican City’s spiritual allure, Trastevere’s backstreet charms, or the Colosseum’s embattled legacy— The Eternal City endures with endless adventures.

Day 6 | Naples (Capri), Italy

With a skyline defined by towering Mount Vesuvis, Naples is a bustling Italian city brimming with beauty. Experience its rich neoclassical architecture at sites like Gesu Nuovo Church, with its lavish interior adorned with detailed frescoes, statues and gold inlay. Go even deeper into history at the San Gennaro catacombs, where Naples' first bishops were buried in the second century A.D. Walk along the Miglio Sacro ("Holy Mile") and people-watch your way through the cafes and shops of the Sanita district with a zuccherato (sweetened espresso) in hand. Jump onboard a Naples cruise and take the short bus ride to the base of Mount Vesuvius — it's an easy 20- to 30-minute hike will take you to the summit — and tour the ruins of Pompeii afterward.

Day 7 | At Sea

Day 8 | Barcelona, Spain

Today you will disembark Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas with photos and memories of the Western Mediterranean to last a lifetime.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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