COVID-19 Updates >
"The goal of a CME AWAY® conference by Sea Courses is to provide the very best opportunity for health care professionals to not only LEARN but to CONNECT with peers in a stimulating yet RELAXING environment."

10-Night France, Spain and Portugal CME AWAY® Cruise

On Board Azamara Quest

Chronic PainCommunicationMedical CannabisMindfulnessPain ManagementPhysician BurnoutPhysician Empowerment

Sailing August 30th, 2022 - September 9th, 2022

Trip Characteristics

Save This Trip for Later

Want to review this itinerary another time? Just enter your email address below and we'll email a copy of this trip's details to you!

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Lydia Hatcher

Dr. Lydia Hatcher

Specialty:

Pain Management

About The Speaker

Dr. Hatcher graduated with her MD in 1982 from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 1984, she received certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada(CFPC) and in 1994, was certified with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives. In 1998, she received the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s annual Mental Health Awareness Award. In 2001, the College of Family Physicians of Canada awarded her a fellowship. She has been doing pain management for over 25 years. Her focus is on a bio-psycho-social approach to pain management. She does a significant amount of teaching in chronic pain across the country and is a physician assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of both Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador. She chairs a subcommittee for the National Opioid Use Guideline Group. She is a member of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management and the Canadian Pain Society. She is a committee member of the CFPC community of practice in chronic pain. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at McMaster University and Chief of Family Medicine at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario.

Dr. Gerald Levine

Dr. Gerald Levine

Specialty:

Family Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Gerald Levine graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1982 and the University of Toronto Family Medicine School in 1984. From 1985 to 2017 he ran his family medical practice in Barrie, Ontario, and has focused on stress management, burnout prevention and mindfulness facilitation since 2006. He has conducted stress management/burnout prevention staff training for the Canadian Mental Health Association York Region, Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe, York Support Services Network and Simcoe County Elementary Teachers Federation. He has also hosted workshops on stress management/burnout prevention for many family practitioners and specialists, the General Practitioner Psychotherapy Association of Canada, Ontario Social Workers Association, Georgian Bay Cancer Support Network, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and many more.

CME Topics

State of the Art Management of Pain, Wellness & Practical Mindfulness

Dr. Hatcher
  • Travel Health Tips for You & Your Patients
  • Understanding Pain and Making a Diagnosis
  • Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Pain
  • Applying the Guidelines for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Acute and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Into Your Practice
  • Considering Medical Cannabis? Patient Based Scenarios
  • Depression, Anxiety, Panic, and PTSD – What to Do!!
  • Health Care Management in Older (65+), Frail Patients & Yourselves
  • Skills to Improve Communication & Avoid Lawsuits
Dr. Levine
  • Physician Stress and Burnout
  • Concepts of Mindfulness for Self Care
  • Applied Mindfulness: Listening and Communication
  • Applied Mindfulness: Thoughts and Emotions
  • Applied Mindfulness: Pain Management
  • Applied Mindfulness: Burnout Prevention
  • Mindful Time Management
  • The Mindful Physician

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 24th, 2021 Book After November 24th, 2021
FP $1195 $1345
Specialist $1195 $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $995 $1145

Venue Information

Muse on voyages past as you sail out of Southampton, long a maritime center, its yards turning out warships for king and country from the Hundred Years War in the 14-15th centuries, to two world wars in the 20th.  After a relaxing day at sea we come to an overnight Bordeaux, for two days of education about wine production in this handsome and cohesive city filled with monumental buildings and fine estates.

A late night in one of France’s most picturesque beach retreats, St. Jean de Luz is next, followed by another late night in Bilbao, located in the heart of Basque Country and perfect for a day spent sightseeing highlighted by the Guggenheim Museum. After a stop in Gijon for a trip along the Cider Trail, we arrive in La Coruna, or The Glass City, where the Roman Tower of Hercules, a UNESCO World Heritage Site designated stone lighthouse is a must-visit.

We arrive next in Porto, a European capital of culture where you can stroll the Ribeira neighborhood before your voyage wraps up in Lisbon, the colorful, historic heart of Portugal. Here you’ll be delighted by the cobblestoned streets, hilly neighborhoods, and warm welcomes everywhere you go. Stay after you disembark to check out the venerable São Jorge Castle, or roam the winding alleys of the Alfama district lined with taverns where fado singers perform.

Cruise With Confidence

Azamara understands things can change. With Azamara’s Cruise with Confidence Policy, you have up to 48 hours prior to your departure date to receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit that can be used towards any Azamara Club Cruises sailing through September 30, 2022. Valid only for Azamara Club Cruises fares paid. Does not include monies paid for Airfare, Insurance or CME AWAY® tuition.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Azamara Club Cruises

What makes Azamara cruises different from the rest? It’s our focus on Destination Immersion® experiences, which lets you stay longer and experience more on every one of our voyages. This means you get to explore everything from nightlife in Stockholm and morning walks in the French Riviera to all-day adventures in Costa Rica’s rain forests. Because life isn’t on a 9 to 5 schedule, and neither are Azamara voyages. You’ll also experience incredibly scenic waterways and prime docking locations—two great advantages of our boutique-style, award-winning ships. Here, you’ll find people who are genuinely friendly and happy to make you feel welcomed. And with a maximum of 702 guests, staff and crew can quickly learn your name, tastes, and preferences, too. Plus, you’ll enjoy lots of inclusive amenities that will leave money in your wallet and put a smile on your face. We’re the voyage for those who love travel.

Staterooms

When you book a cruise stateroom, you'll love the polished style and stellar service in your own private retreat. You'll appreciate the finer touches included, but it takes more than a beautiful room to elevate a voyage from "good" to "great." With Azamara®, you'll discover just how much professional service and a friendly attitude can add to your enjoyment.

Dining 

Azamara offers a choice of 5 distinctive dining options, as well as 24-hour room service and a quality café. Whether you’re a fan of adventurous cuisine or classic cooking, you'll love the quality reflected in the fresh ingredients, careful preparation, and variety of menu choices. Discoveries Dining, the main restaurant presents elegant yet lively dining with a renewed décor befitting the culinary heart of our ships. Reservations are not required, and you have the choice of being seated at a table for two or as part of a larger group of fellow guests. There are two specialty restaurants Aqualina and Prime C. Aqualina exhibits contemporary, inventive Italian cuisine and features some of Italy’s most famous dishes. Prime C, offers a marvelous evening at this classic wood-paneled steakhouse with stunning views and lush autumn décor. Windows Café is primary spot for casual dining with indoor and outdoor tables. Enjoy an intimate breakfast, lunch, or dinner for two or a lively meal for six with the flexible seating options. The Patio serves as a casual “pool grill” during the day and becomes transformed into a more sophisticated dining experience in the evening. The self serve Frozen yogurt station is a staple of the Patio and is available all day. Mosaic Café is the on board coffee corner where You'll find all your favorite coffee drinks and you can order them just the way you like as well as light snacks. Lastly is the delicious Room Service served 24 hours a day. Lunch and dinner room service features a menu of hearty soups, fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and desserts.

Experiences

Entertainment
  • While Vacation is a time to explore it is also a time to relax. The Discoveries Lounge is located just outside Azamara’s main restaurant and this congenial bar is a favorite gathering place for pre- and post-dinner conversation and drinks. Bar service includes a full selection of fine wines, mixed drinks, and premium spirits. Enjoy live performances of professional full-stage musicals, classical soloists, bands and other forms of entertainment in a cabaret nightclub with a full bar and cozy tables. Each cruise has as many as three distinctly different shows while on board. Azamara’s famous Evening Under the Stars party and buffet, held at least once on every cruise is always rated as of the guest’s highlights. Colorful décor and linen-draped tables, a fabulous buffet feast, and boutique wines on the house make this an event like no other. Dance late into the night as the live band kicks in after dinner. Wearing white is optional, but encouraged. The Casino will keep you entertained with blackjack, roulette, slot machines, and three-card poker games. Group and individual gaming lessons are offered at no charge and a great way to learn gaming strategy! For Sports fan, the Spirits bar adjacent to the Casino features a flat-screen TV and full bar, making it a very pleasant place to keep up with your favorite teams.
On Board Activities
  • Treat yourself to health, beauty, and restorative treatments in the all new Sanctum Spa. With a focus on wellness and vigor, the relaxing spa can provide you an oceanfront massage, a quick manicure teeth whitening, barber services, or even a healing acupuncture treatment. The well-equipped Fitness Center filled with lifecycles, treadmills, stair-steppers and weights will help you maintain your body despite the delicious dining on board. There are complimentary group classes like sunset yoga on the deck, Pilates, cycling, core workouts, and nutrition classes. You also have the option of working with certified personal trainers who will help you develop a customized workout plan and lead you through individualized instruction. The beautiful library on board is known as the Drawing Room. The library is one of the quiet jewels of Azamara, a peaceful and beautifully appointed space for reading or relaxing after dinner. Browse the collection and feel free to borrow the library books or simply relax in the tranquil atmosphere. For on board shopping You’ll find a tasteful collection of merchandise and beautiful jewelry and watches in four on board stores. The daily news will outline specials and one-time offers that make shopping even more fun. The Photo Stop has camera supplies that can be purchased and displays photos available of the previous day’s events, taken by the ship’s roving photographer.
Inclusive Amenities for All Guests
  • Selected standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Gratities
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

The Ship

Your boutique hotel at sea, the Azamara Quest® is a mid-sized ship with a deck plan that’s intimate but never crowded, and offers everything modern voyagers are looking for—plus some unexpected extras. Across the fleet, our authentic service goes beyond the expectations of even the most well-traveled cruisers. Friendly and approachable, our staff are attentive, and happy to offer everything from poolside service to recommendations for your on-shore exploration. After all, we love sailing the world just as much as you do! Re-imagined staterooms include modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. Plus the ship features a large number of staterooms and suites with verandas, perfect for starting your day with fresh sea air and stunning views. Add to all of that world-class dining optionsspa experiences to relax and refresh, and all-new entertainment offerings, you’ve got an on board experience that’s matched only by the immersive cultural encounters we’ve got in store on shore.

Click here for the latest health and safety protocols from Azamara Club Cruises!

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
August 30th Southampton, England 5:00 PM
August 31st At Sea 8:00 AM—12:30 PM; 1:30 PM—4:30 PM
September 1st Bordeaux, France 11:45 AM 8:00 AM—11:00 AM
September 2nd Bordeaux, France 9:30 PM
September 3rd St. Jean De Luz, France 1:30 PM 9:00 PM 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
September 4th Bilbao, Spain 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
September 5th Gijon, Spain 9:00 AM 6:00 PM 7:45 AM—9:00 AM
September 6th La Coruna, Spain 7:30 AM 5:00 PM
September 7th Porto (Leixoes), Portugal 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
September 8th Lisbon, Portugal 8:00 AM
September 9th Lisbon, Portugal

Detailed Port Descriptions

Southampton, England

It was the departure point for the Mayflower in 1620, and for the ill-fated Titanic in 1912. The charms of London are not far away, but pray tarry in the south to explore other wonders, including Bath, with its natural hot springs and stunning architecture and the mysterious megaliths of Stonehenge, or venture all the way west to Lands End, and the wild moorlands and pirate haunts of Cornwall.

Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux’s fortunes have long been tied to viticulture. As a result it is a handsome and cohesive city of incredible classical and neoclassical style, with monumental buildings and fine mansions financed by the almighty grape. Be sure to bring your tasting palate to sample some of the world’s best wines.

St. Jean De Luz, France

Escape to St. Jean de Luz, one of the most stunning beach retreats in France. This Basque town is home to beautiful architecture, delicious cuisine, and the Church of St. John Baptist. Step inside this simple church and discover its 17th-century baroque golden altar. Elsewhere, you’ll find pedestrian areas with many delightful shops and cafes to explore.

Bilbao, Spain

Home to a cultural and architectural renaissance, Bilbao's factories and ports have been transformed into spectacular urban projects. The ultra-modern Guggenheim Museum is a definite standout, and this gem in Basque country is brimming with fine wines, exceptional cuisine, and a vibrant spirit.

Gijon, Spain

Gijón is the apple of the Bay of Biscay’s eye. And speaking of the fruit, what wine is to Rioja, cider is to Gijón and the surrounding region, Asturias. Follow the Cider Trail (a guided tour to some of the city’s best cider houses and restaurants), browse the Ecological and Crafts Market, and be sure to try a local pastry. Gijón has the largest number of bakeries per capita in all of Spain.

La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna is a city shaped by the sea. You can see this influence in the Roman Tower of Hercules, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lighthouse marks one end of the spectacular Paseo Marítimo promenade, one of the longest in Europe. Take a stroll to see other waterfront highlights like the Marina, Castelo de San Antón, the Millennium monument, and the most popular beaches—Orzán and Riazor.

Porto (Leixoes), Portugal

At the mouth of the Rio Douro lies the city of Porto, known mostly for its port wine trade. With origins dating back to the 5th century, there is plenty to see in this town. Stroll the Ribeira neighborhood along the river, explore the Cathedral area, or tour the port lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia across the river. Savoring a taste of tawny port, tripe, and seafood while here is highly recommended.

Lisbon, Portugal

One of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is rich in architecture and criss-crossed by monument-studded grand boulevards. Must-sees include the church of Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora, which dates back to the 12th century; Musee Calouste Gulbenkian, one of Europe’s leading fine arts museums; and Torre de Belém, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous monuments in Portugal.

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

There are no Sea Courses pre or post tours for this CME AWAY. Please click here to design your own!
x
x

Western Canada Office

402 West Pender Street, Suite 715

Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1T6

604-684-7327 Or 1-888-647-7327

BC Travel Agent Reg. #3320-2


Eastern Canada Office

1660 North Service Rd. E, Suite 101

Oakville, Ontario, L6H 7G3

905-845-6631 Or 1-800-268-3273

TICO #3328458


cruises@seacourses.com











    YesNo




    x

    Warning: include(/nfs/c12/h05/mnt/225396/domains/seacourses.com/html/wp-content/themes/seacourseseighteen/parts/contactboxtwo.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /nfs/c12/h05/mnt/225396/domains/seacourses.com/html/wp-content/themes/seacourseseighteen/footer.php on line 167

    Warning: include(): Failed opening '/nfs/c12/h05/mnt/225396/domains/seacourses.com/html/wp-content/themes/seacourseseighteen/parts/contactboxtwo.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php-7.3.11/share/pear') in /nfs/c12/h05/mnt/225396/domains/seacourses.com/html/wp-content/themes/seacourseseighteen/footer.php on line 167