Sailing October 3rd, 2020 - October 14th, 2020
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||Book Before December 31st, 2019||Book After December 31st, 2019|
|Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other||$895||$1045|
This 11-night odyssey showcases the region’s incredible diversity of scenery, from Aitutaki’s low-lying islands to the jagged peaks and deep valleys of fertile Rarotonga, which was simply called “Paradise” by the first European explorers. Continue to the Society Islands to delight in the South Pacific’s crown jewels—Bora Bora, Taha’a, Huahine, and Moorea.
On every voyage of The Gauguin, we’re accompanied by our own troupe of Tahitian hosts and entertainers that bring the spirit of Polynesia to life. Enjoy a retelling of ancestral legends through dance, delight in traditional songs onboard and on our private motu, and learn local handicrafts during hands-on demonstrations. Couples celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary can even attend a Polynesian blessing ceremony.
Dine al fresco or enjoy wraparound ocean views from the dining room of La Veranda, where we offer an ever-changing selection of buffet breakfast and lunch items and a la carte options, many of which are inspired by the destinations we visit. In the evening, La Veranda is transformed to a reservation-only dining venue serving Jean-Pierre Vigato’s gourmet cuisine.
Our exquisite main dining room is dressed to impress with perfectly appointed décor, fine table linens, and delicate china. Join us every evening for dinner and sample a tantalizing array of expertly prepared dishes, perfectly paired with complimentary wines.
When your day’s plans call for a more casual dining experience, join us at Le Grill, located by the pool and offering a buffet breakfast, grilled lunch favorites, salads, and fresh tropical fruit. In the afternoon, stop by for tea with finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, desserts, pastries, and petit fours. Return in the evening to sample Polynesian specialties in a relaxed atmosphere. Reservations required for dinner.
|Date||Port / Location||Arrival Time||Departure Time||Notes / CME Details|
|October 3rd||Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands||11:55 pm|
|October 4th||Huahine, Society Islands||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|October 5th||At Sea||8:00 am – 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm|
|October 6th||Aitutaki, Cook Islands||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|October 7th||Rarotonga, Cook Islands||9:00 am||5:00 pm||4:00 pm—5:00 pm|
|October 8th||At Sea||8:00 am – 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|October 9th||Bora Bora, Society Islands||8:00 am|
|October 10th||Bora Bora, Society Islands||11:00 pm|
|October 11th||Taha'a, Society Islands||9:00 am||5:00 pm||3:00 pm—5:00 pm|
|October 12th||Moorea, Society Islands||8:00 am|
|October 13th||Moorea, Society Islands/Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands||7:30 pm||5:00 pm||3:45 pm—5:00 pm|
|October 14th||Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands|
Huahine, Society Islands ● Known as “The Garden Island,” Huahine’s lush rainforests and dramatic terrain surround sacred sites and legendary landmarks that are among the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. If Huahine’s expansive lagoon is calling your name, enjoy a SCUBA diving excursion or picnic on the beach.
Aitutaki, Cook Islands ● While the island of Aitutaki may be small, it’s big on beauty, thanks to its coral reef-enclosed lagoon. Witness its splendor up-close with a leisurely beach visit. Don’t forget to save time to venture into the village of Arutanga, where you’ll find the oldest church in the Cooks, which dates from 1829.
Rarotonga, Cook Islands ● Rugged Rarotonga is the most mountainous of all the Cook Islands, and time here is best spent exploring its natural beauty. Snorkel in Muri Lagoon, wander the lush Takitumi Conservation Area, or take a hike into the island’s dense interior with Pa, a local naturalist.
Bora Bora, Society Islands ● A bucket list destination for many, stunning Bora Bora welcomes you for two full days of exploring lush peaks, white-sand beaches, colorful coral reefs, and romantic lagoons. Experience the natural beauty of the island with an optional snorkeling excursion, sunset jetboat ride, or a helicopter tour that flies you over Bora Bora’s iconic Mount Otemanu. You can also spend time at our private beach which offers volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding.
Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands ● Embark on your choice of exciting shore excursions today, or spend your whole day relaxing on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a chilled beverage from our floating bar. Les Gauguines will also be on hand to provide musical entertainment and demonstrate traditional Polynesian crafts. A delicious barbecue lunch is provided.
Moorea, Society Islands ● Vibrant colors abound during two leisurely days in Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches. Shop for local handicrafts, embark on an optional dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, and sample the local pineapples, said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia.