"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."

14-NIGHT JAPAN, CHINA & TAIWAN CME CRUISE

Onboard the Celebrity Millennium

Family MedicineGynecologyObstetrics

Sailing November 23rd, 2019 - December 7th, 2019

Trip Characteristics

Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Skye Raffard

Dr. Skye Raffard

Specialty:

OB/GYN

About The Speaker

With her roots in Midwifery, Dr. Raffard returned to university as a wife, mother, and mature student, determined to fulfill her lifelong goal of becoming a surgeon. With a Bachelor of Science from University of Victoria, she next attended Medical School at the University of British Columbia. Her internship followed at the very busy Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC and then Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UBC. When her training was complete, Dr. Raffard took up a position at Cariboo Memorial Hospital, in beautiful Williams Lake, BC. As a rural specialist, Dr. Raffard is a generalist OB/GYN, providing care in perinatology and high risk obstetrics, uro-gynecology, gyne-oncology, and infertility. She is also an instructor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Marla Shapiro

Dr. Marla Shapiro

Specialty:

Family Medicine

About The Speaker

For years, well-known medical contributor Dr. Marla Shapiro has waded through the constant barrage of medical research and has disseminated the most sensible medical information you need to make smart healthcare decisions. She completed medical school at McGill University and trained at the University of Toronto for her Masters of Health Science in Community Health and Epidemiology. Trained in Family Medicine and certified by the Canadian College of Family Practice, Dr. Shapiro concluded her specialty training in Community Medicine receiving her Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and is in private practice. In 1993 she joined City TV in Toronto, Ontario as the medical expert on the nationally syndicated show Cityline. Shortly thereafter she became the medical expert for City Pulse and CP24 News. In 2000, she left City to become the Health and Medical Contributor for CTV’s Canada AM. In addition to her weekly appearances on Canada AM, she is seen on Newsnet and as the medical consultant on CTV’s National News with Lloyd Robertson. 2003 saw the exciting addition of Balance: Television for Living Well, in which Dr. Shapiro appears as host. This refreshing daily health and lifestyle show is seen across North American households and has sold internationally.

CME Topics

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 TuitionBook Before February 28th, 2019Book After February 28th, 2019
FP$1045$1195
Specialist$1045$1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other$845$995

Venue Information

Sail with us from Tokyo to Hong Kong, and enjoy stops through Japan, China and Taiwan.

Additional Noteworthy Features

This beautiful part of the world is an especially good fit for those travelers who want to combine history and culture with stunning beauty. Visiting 6 capital cities you will experience some of the best highlights in European culture and architecture in addition to a 2 day visit in St. Petersburg, one of the world’s most iconic cities of the last half millennium and a UNESCO world heritage site.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Luxurious and upscale on every level, Celebrity Constellation® continues to set new standards in modern luxury vacations.The inviting Rooftop Terrace features chic, cozy furniture, surprising artistic elements, and a large soundscape and movie screen that lets you kick back and catch Taste of Film—our unique way to experience movies.Below deck, the Penthouse and Royal Suites will be updated and you’ll discover some of the top names in fashion in a completely refreshed shopping area. We even brought updated technology to your stateroom with new RFID door locks. All you’ll need to do is tap your room card on your door lock, and your stateroom door will automatically unlock itself for you. All staterooms include:
  • Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1
  • Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)
  • Ice service on request
  • 24 hour room service
  • Robe
  • Complimentary tote bag
  • Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs
  • Water/wine glasses
  • Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% cotton linens
  • Hair dryer
  • Private mini-bar*
  • Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
  • Private safe
  • Dual voltage 110/220AC outlets

QsineHands down one of the most unique and popular restaurants in our fleet. So, we’re taking it even more global by adding a Qsine®to Constellation. Everything here is “uniquely unordinary,” from the inventive twists of favorite dishes to the playfully quirky ambiance (yes, the chandeliers are oversized, upside-down table lamps) and the iPad®menus. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that will have every one of your senses humming.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub®Relax and rejuvenate in our serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting—aboard Celebrity's modern luxury ships. Enhance your vacation with a complete wellness and lifestyle program that increases resilience, restores serenity, and helps you feel rejuvenated.
AquaClass® StateroomsSpa-inspired staterooms featuring indulgent amenities like a Hansgrohe® shower tower and custom blended bath products to help you feel restored and renewed. Complimentary access to our relaxing Persian Garden. Plus, priority access to Blu restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.
Celebrity iLoungeKeep in touch 24 hours a day in the Celebrity iLoungeSM, our one-of-a-kind hip Internet lounge that is the first Apple® Specialist at Sea. Celebrity iLoungeSM also offers various iLearn classes to help you master the latest photography, video and audio skills.
Michael's ClubA private lounge for those in Celebrity, Signature, Royal, Penthouse and Reflection Suites, as well as for Captain’s Club Zenith members. This luxurious club features a large-screen TV, reading areas stocked with magazines, newspapers, and books, a premium continental breakfast, light lunch, and self-service snacks. Pre-dinner drinks are complimentary between 5:30 and 8 PM daily. Its dedicated Concierge can help arrange your specialty dining, shore excursions, even handle inquiries about various ports of call. Desk hours vary by itinerary. Michael’s Club is available 24 hours a day.
BluAs an AquaClass® guest, you can enjoy Blu, your own exclusive restaurant for breakfast and dinner. If the concept of "spa restaurant" causes you or your significant other to think you'll never see a steak or a rich dessert on the menu, that is definitely not the case. The cuisine at Blu is simply an imaginative way of preparing popular dishes without fussiness or pretense. Tender steak is served with a flavorful truffle vinaigrette instead of a heavy béarnaise. We call it "clean cuisine."
Concierge ClassDesigned for the traveler who settles in nicely to veranda staterooms where little details make a big difference. Savor unexpected delights such as complimentary shoeshine service. The attention to detail will amaze you, even as you sleep on the perfect pillow you've selected from our pillow menu. If personalized Concierge service, priority check-in and early disembarkation appeal to you, Concierge Class is your clear choice.
AquaClassThese veranda staterooms offer spa elements infused into the stateroom experience and priority seating in the chic AquaClass restaurant, Blu. These spa-inspired staterooms, offer unlimited access to the AquaSpa® Persian Garden as well as a host of other soothing extras. If you love the spa, there's no finer way to travel.
SuitesOur spacious suites transform your vacation into a completely indulgent experience. Book this type of stateroom and enjoy special privileges plus an extensive list of amenities including European-style butler service (except Celebrity Xpedition).

Itinerary & Schedule

DatePort / LocationArrival TimeDeparture TimeNotes / CME Details
November 23rdTokyo, Japan6:00 pm
November 24thMt. Fuji, Japan8:00 am4:00 pm
November 25thKobe, Japan11:00 am
November 26thKobe, Japan
November 27thAt Sea8:00 am - 12:30 pm
November 28thKagoshima, Japan7:00 am4:00 pm
November 29thAt Sea8:00 am - 12:00 pm/1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
November 30thShanghai, China6:00 am8:00 pm
December 1stAt Sea8:00 am - 12:00 pm
December 2ndTaipei, Taiwan8:00 am
December 3rdTaipei, Taiwan4:00 pm
December 4thKaohsiung, Taiwan8:00 am6:00 pm
December 5thAt Sea8:00 am - 12:15 pm
December 6thHong Kong, China8:00 am
December 7thHong Kong, China

Detailed Port Descriptions

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan - Yokohama cruise. There aren't many places on Earth that blend ancient tradition and the ultra modern quite like Tokyo. Centuries-old gardens and cobblestone laneways live in perfect harmony with soaring skyscrapers and dazzling neon lights. Get immersed in an unrivalled dining scene, fashionable boutiques, and endless cultural encounters in this ever-evolving city.

 

Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Japan - On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When Japan's highest mountain is capped with snow, it's a picture-postcard perfect volcanic cone. One of the best-known symbols of Japan, this iconic mountain has been considered sacred since ancient times and was even forbidden to women until the early 1900s.

 

Kobe, Japan - Perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Kobe is one of Japan's most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. Home of the heralded Kobe beef, this small city is easily navigated. Visit the Hatsukura Sake Brewery Museum for a tour or dine in one of the area’s incredible restaurants.

 

Kagoshima, Japan - Kagoshima is the southernmost city on Japan's bullet train network and the capital of Kagoshima Prefecture. The city is often compared with its Italian sister city, Naples, due to a similarly mild climate, streets lined with palm trees, and Sakurajima, Kagoshima's version of Vesuvius. Near port, find the fascinating Kagoshima aquarium, traditional Senganen Japanese gardens, museums, the Shiroyama mountain-top park with a view over the city, and Yakushima Island, a registered world heritage site. Plus, an abundance of hot springs, mud baths, and spas to promote serenity and relaxation.

 

Shanghai (Baoshan), China - Located at the mouth of the Yangtze River, this seaport is a vigorous modern metropolis with a rich Chinese heritage. Your trip to Shanghai is not complete without strolling the Bund, a colonial-era street with neoclassical and art deco architecture, or visiting the Jade Buddha Temple or the beautiful Yu Gardens. Don't forget to stop and pick up authentic Chinese souvenirs in the Old City God's Temple Market.

  Taipei, Taiwan - This culturally diverse and commercially influential city has been shaped by its fierce sense of independence vying with undeniable ties to mainland China. The result is a fascinating blend of culture, art, history and social diversity.  As you explore through the city on your Taipei cruise, you’ll fall in love with the futuristic cityscape and dazzling arcitecture. Dotted with tranquil parks and green spaces, you’ll find locals practicing the art of Tai Chi. Cuisine plays a central role in Taiwanese culture with culinary traditions from regions throughout China, including Fujian, Shanghai, Sichuan, and Hunan found around the city. Be sure to visit a relaxing tea house, or sample some famous Taiwanese snacks at a lively night market. Browse high-end boutiques in the Zhongxiao-Dunhao area and explore the dozens of fashionable malls in Xinyi District for keepsakes and souvenirs. 

Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Kaohsiung is Taiwan's largest port and the country's second largest city; it's therefore hardly surprising that there are so many things to see and do during a visit here. Highlights: Shoppers will delight in a visit to Dream Mall—the largest shopping mall in Taiwan and the second largest in Asia—while adventurers and animal enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Shoushan, or Monkey Mountain, on the west coast.

 

Hong Kong, China - Neon signs galore, dim sum, and amazing temples are a few of the favorite experiences in Hong Kong. Take in as much as you can of this thrilling city with its endless shopping and towering skyscrapers. Your agenda for Hong Kong should include Victoria Peak, an Aberdeen Fishing Village, the Man Mo Temple and Sheung Wan Dried Food and Herbal Market. Be certain to have extra room in your suitcase for the bargains you are bound to discover.

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