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10-Night Venice, Turkey and Greek Islands CME AWAY® Cruise

On Board Celebrity Constellation

Emergency MedicinePalliative Care

Sailing August 8th, 2022 - August 18th, 2022

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Nicola Macpherson

Dr. Nicola Macpherson

Specialty:

Palliative Care

About The Speaker

Dr. Nicola Macpherson has been travelling and lecturing with Sea Courses since 2008. She completed Medical School in Ottawa in 1985 followed by a rotating internship at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC. Until 1989, she was a medical officer in the Canadian Forces at the National Defense Medical Centre in Ottawa. She finished her anaesthesia residency at UBC and became a Fellow of the Royal College in 1992. She worked for 12 years as an anaesthesiologist in Prince George and Maple Ridge, BC, including a brief stint in the Australian Outback. She returned to training as an R6 in Palliative Medicine in 2004-05. Since then, she has practiced full-time palliative medicine, initially throughout the Fraser Health Authority in BC. In 2014, realizing how hard it was to find locum coverage for palliative physicians in practice, she decided to become a locum in Regina, Calgary and in Fraser Health, so that colleagues can take much needed time off to recharge. She currently has faculty appointments in the Department of Medicine at UBC, and in Anaesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics at UBC, as well as Family Medicine, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She developed and helped present three palliative workshops in Ghana (West Africa) in 2013 and 2015.

Dr. Joe Nemeth

Dr. Joe Nemeth

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine

About The Speaker
Dr. Nemeth completed his training in the US and Europe.  He has been working at the McGill University Health Centre since 2001. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill. He is also the Fellowship Director of the Trauma Fellowship for Emergency Medicine physicians. He divides his clinical work as an emergency medicine physician and trauma team leader between the Montreal General and Montreal Children’s Hospitals.  He has extensive experience in international level teaching and lecturing. His teaching skills have also been recognized at a University level winning the McGill University Dept of Emergency Medicine Teacher of the Year award three times. His academic interests include trauma, PEM, education and global health.

CME Topics

Clinical Updates in Palliative Care & Emergency Medicine

Dr. Macpherson
  • Spotting Palliative Patients in the Wild – the ER Edition
  • Acute Symptom Management in the ER
  • The Jedi Approach to Opioid Prescribing for Cancer Pain
  • Managing a Pain Crisis in the ER
  • End-of Life Delirium
  • Final Weeks, Days and Hours - Dying Well in the ER
  • Topical Lotions and Potions
Dr. Nemeth
  • Details coming soon!

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 $1345
Specialist $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1145
Conference Tuition Book Before November 3rd, 2021 Book After November 3rd, 2021
FP $1195 $1345
Specialist $1195 $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $995 $1145

Venue Information

The starting point for this Eastern Mediterranean cruises is Venice, Italy, and its historic canals. Here, you can experience an authentic Venetian gondola ride, as you cruise on the water through winding, narrow city canals, enjoying picturesque cityscapes while listening to a live serenade. En route to your gondola station, you’ll walk through St. Mark’s Square, with a view of its iconic bell tower. Thrill to a 35-minute romantic ride along Venice’s charming canals with an experienced gondolier. Glide under picturesque bridges and lively seafronts while accompanied by the sounds of an Italian vocalist and accordion player on this non-narrated tour.

It’s no wonder the Greek Islands have always been a perennial favorite of travelers. Greece is a magical, romantic destination where you can wander alongside stunning coastlines, explore the ruins of ancient cultures, and dine on fresh Mediterranean cuisine all in one vacation. Explore far-flung beaches, drift out to sea on catamarans and kayaks, and duck into tiny tavernas where you can eat and drink like a local. From the sun-soaked stone buildings in Santorini to the white-sand beaches that beckon in Mykonos, this cruise is the best way to experience the captivating Greek Islands.

Ephesus, Turkey and the port town of Kusadasi will give you a look at thousands of years of history. When your ship docks in port, you’re perfectly positioned to head further inland to the ruins of Ephesus, where you’ll discover an off-the-beaten-path approach to Turkey. Ephesus was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and is known for its significance in early Christianity. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where it’s said that the mother of Jesus Christ lived out her final days. Venture to the city of Priene on a day trip, where the ruins of the Temple of Athena are the main attraction. Because the excavation of Ephesus is just beginning, who knows what marvels are still buried?

From its stunning coastline and ancient architecture to its famous cuisine and charming culture, cruising through the Eastern Mediterranean can be one of the most rewarding travel experiences you’ll ever have.

Always Included

Vacations should be effortless from the start. That’s why every Celebrity cruise includes drinks, Wi-Fi, and tips – always. It’s that simple!

Additional Noteworthy Features

Celebrity Cruises

For modern travelers, it’s about being fully immersed in new destinations and cultures without sacrificing comfort and style. We set the standard for modern luxury travel and now we’ve made the destination experience even more immersive, starting right on board. Predictability and convention are stripped away, returning luxury sea travel to its very essence: simple, beautiful, imaginative encounters that leave you relaxed, refreshed, and inspired by the world around you. We brought together teams of world-class architects, interior designers, stylists, and even landscape artists to create a showcase of the most inspiring spaces at sea, custom designed just for you.

Staterooms

More than a room. Exhilarating days of discovering the world deserve an equally wonderful place to recharge. Revel in stylish design. Sink into exquisite bedding. Bask in the breathtaking views. Our array of luxurious accommodations has been artfully created to make your stay warm and welcoming.

Dining

Our menus, crafted by Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, are inspired by, and locally sourced from, the amazing  regions we visit. Choose casual or upscale, sushi or Italian, dining room or alfresco under the stars. With up to a dozen specialty restaurants, and an array of bars, lounges, and clubs, every experience takes you on a journey. And with Celebrity's Select Dining, when you dine, and with whom, is entirely up to you.

Experiences

We're opening up the world with over 270 destinations. From the castles of Europe and the ancient civilizations of Asia, to the contrasting shores of the Americas, Australia, Antarctica, and the rugged beauty of Alaska—there's no limit to what you can do.

The Ship

On a Celebrity vacation, you're not just sailing with our ships—you're sailing with our service. For 25 years that's been our calling card—the main reason why our guests cruise with us year after year. From your stateroom attendant to our attentive pool butlers, we're always there with a smile and a helping hand. Our outstanding customer service and onboard services are intuitive, so you can enjoy your vacation to its fullest." Our crew is as diverse and captivating as the places to which we travel. And each one of them believes that modern luxury means providing service that's intuitive about what would make you happiest before you've even requested it. The chocolate on your pillow each night? That's just the icing on the cake.
Set sail on a vacation aboard Celebrity Constellation® and discover an unforgettable journey to the most exciting destinations in the world. Relax and feel at home in luxurious accommodations that include Concierge Class and our spa-inspired AquaClass® with exclusive clean cuisine dining at Blu. And, guests of The Retreat® experience the ultimate in luxury, which includes exclusive private restaurant dining and 24/7 lounge. Wine and dine in restaurants and lounges like Tuscan Grill, as well as the main dining room, Oceanview Café and Rendezvous Lounge. Plus, there’s Le Petit Chef™ for a one-of-a-kind entertainment and dining experience. Invigorate your senses in The Spa which features incredible treatments and therapies. Enjoy shopping at fantastic retail boutiques. Unwind and recharge aboard Celebrity Constellation® and we’ll take care of every detail, so all you have to do is enjoy your vacation.
  • Knowledgeable, personalized, genuine service
  • Suite class butlers
  • Certified sommeliers in every restaurant
  • Twice daily makeup and turn down service
  • Nearly 2:1 guest to crew ratio
  • Crew from over 50 diverse cultures dedicated to creating a world class experience for each guest, every time

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Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
August 8th Venice (Ravenna), Italy 5:00 PM
August 9th At Sea 8:00 AM—12:30 PM; 1:30 PM—4:30 PM
August 10th Olympia (Katakolon), Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
August 11th Santorini, Greece 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
August 12th Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
August 13th Mykonos, Greece 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
August 14th Athens (Piraeus), Greece 6:00 AM 6:00 PM
August 15th Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
August 16th Zakynthos, Greece 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
August 17th At Sea 8:00 AM—12:00 PM; 1:00 PM—4:15 PM
August 18th Venice (Ravenna), Italy 6:45 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions

VENICE (RAVENNA), ITALY

One of the world’s most beautiful cities also happens to be one of its most unusual. Venice is actually spread over 120 islands in the Adriatic Sea. Because the city is connected by canals instead of streets, a good way to see Venice is by boat or, if you prefer, a romantic gondola ride. The epicenter of the city is St. Mark’s Square, where you’ll find the 900-year-old St. Mark’s Basilica. On your cruise to Venice you’ll admire all the buildings that line the banks of the Grand Canal and enjoy morning espressos, in this capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region. The city has been immortalized in art, literature, and film over the centuries and one of the prime buildings found reflected in these mediums is the Palazzo Ducale. This proud, ornate building on the waterfront represents Venice’s seat of power. Make your way to the countless galleries and landmarks this city has to offer, and once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll be thrilled to be in a city that takes its food very seriously. Squid-ink spaghetti, risotto with prawns and zucchini, and marinated sardines are a specialty, while the world-favorite tiramisu, originally invented in nearby Treviso, has found a happy second home in Venice. The ship departs from Ravenna (2.5 hours from Venice).  

KATAKOLON, GREECE

This small port on the Ionian coast is your gateway to ancient Olympia, the home of the original Olympic Games. Olympia has preserved both athletic and mythological monuments, many dating back to 776 BC. Most intriguing is the stadium, which is still standing, and the gymnasium. The museum also offers a peek at fabulous Greek sculptures. This Grecian port city is also the gateway to one of the most important archeological sites in the world, the ruins of ancient Olympia. You can relive the glory of ancient Greece on your Katakolon cruise. As the birthplace of the Olympics, the great stadium still echoes the cheering of the first superstars of sport. Enter the stadium and pose in the marble starting blocks where the first marathoners once stood. Take a scenic drive through the small Greek villages on the way to Kouroutas Beach and spend three hours relaxing under the sun, swimming, and soaking up a perfect Greek beach day. Soak up the gorgeous Katakolon waterfront views while savoring traditional Greek specialties, like pastitsio or moussaka at one of the quaint tavernas and cafes offering shady outdoor tables. And of course, an abundance of calamari and other fresh seafood brought in by local fishermen are always on menus.

SANTORINI, GREECE

Here on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape—whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo. In many ways, Santorini could be considered an explosive place, being that its terraced collection of homes and windmills lie on a caldera-- a huge basin formed by an erupting volcano. The island’s volcanic past has also produced delicious grapes for excellent wines that are well worth investigating while on your Santorini cruise. Some of the best on the island can be found in Pyrgos, Megalochori, and Oia. Oia’s hilltop not only has the ancient, Minoan site of Akrotiri, but is quite possibly the best vantage point from which to witness the spectacular sunsets. And, if you have some time, take a short trip to the island of Nea Kameni for a dip in its famous hot springs. The warm dark waters are enriched with iron and manganese and considered therapeutic.

EPHESUS (KUSADASI), TURKEY

Once the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor, this coastal town is now an archeologist’s dream. The UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Ephesus impress even those familiar with the world's other ancient cities. Though excavations have been underway for 150 years, only 20 percent of the city has been uncovered. This former Greek banking and trading center is rich with historic sites, including the Great Theater, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. On your Europe cruise, check out the the Celsus Library — built in 117 A.D.— made up of towering columns highlighted by the statue of the goddess of wisdom.  

MYKONOS, GREECE

Mykonos is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It's also famous for its sophisticated nightlife. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.

ATHENS (PIRAEUS), GREECE

Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world's most powerful and civilized empires, Athens is now the world's foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena. The Parthenon sits atop the Athenian Acropolis and watches over the city where it can be seen from just about anywhere in Athens. Make it a point to visit the incredible Acropolis Museum on your cruise to Athens. The joint effort between two architects, one American and the other Greek, this outstanding building was completed and opened to the public in 2009. It focuses primarily on the Greek period dating to 5 B.C., considered to be the apex of art, culture, and philosophy in ancient Greece, but it also has artifacts from the Bronze, Roman, and Byzantine Ages. There’s even a Plexiglas walkway from which an excavated section of an old Athenian neighborhood can be viewed. In addition to an abundance of historical riches, modern Athens has plenty on offer—from scenic beaches to restaurants with superb Mediterranean cuisine and bustling central markets.

CHANIA (SOUDA), CRETE, GREECE

Like many ports in this part of the world, archeological ruins dating back to antiquity are found everywhere. There are also hundreds of gorges around the island and over 1,500 land and sea caves, including Elefantos, noted for its remarkable white and red stalactites. Over the millennia, this harbor city was conquered many times over by Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Turks. Chania remains crisscrossed with Ottoman architecture and historic Venetian mansions, many of which have been transformed into quaint shops, inviting cafes, and boutique hotels.Experience Cretan hospitality and history on your cruise to Chania with a tour to the traditional Village of Vamos, the Karidi Monastery, the Braoudakis winery, and the Folklore Museum. Admire the local flora, the ancient homes, and time-worn old mill, with its 12 arches built in 1862. A stroll through Chania’s breathtaking Botanical Park, featuring 50 acres of exotic fruit trees, plants, and herbs. You’ll learn about the Cretan diet and prepare a traditional dish using local products and extra virgin olive oil. A historic Venetian lighthouse still watches over the harbor and local artisans can still be seen crafting their wares in the older streets. However, beyond its rich history, Chania is a beachcomber’s paradise, with some of the finest sands and most inviting waters in all of Crete.

ZAKYNTHOS, GREECE

A Greek island in the Ionian Sea, the popular summer resort Zakynthos is also known by its Italian name, Zante. Surrounded by bright turquoise waters, the island boasts wonderful sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and woods so captivating, they were a favorite spot for godly twins Artemis and Apollo, according to ancient myths. Popular beaches like Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi offer swimming and water sports. Accessed only by boat, Instagram-worthy Navagio beach is the site of a famed 1980 smugglers’ shipwreck resting in a sandy cove dramatically framed by towering limestone cliffs.

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