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"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."

16-Night Intensive New Zealand CME AWAY® Cruise

On Board Azamara Journey


Sailing January 20th, 2022 - February 5th, 2022

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Ian Landells

Dr. Ian Landells



About The Speaker

Dr. Landells graduated from Memorial University Medical School in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada in 1988. He practiced two years of family medicine in St. John’s, then went on to study pediatric medicine at Memorial University, dermatology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and fellowship training in pediatric dermatology at Northwestern University and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He has been the president of the Canadian Dermatology Association and is the Medical Director of dermatology at Nexus Clinical Research in St. John’s. He has participated in over 100 clinical trials and has been a member of several academic editorial boards. He is a clinical associate professor
in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University.





About The Speaker

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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 April 15th, 2021 Book After April 15th, 2021
FP $1195 $1345
Specialist $1195 $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $995 $1145

Venue Information

Begin your journey in Auckland, where you can enjoy a day visiting the Avondale Markets or take it easy with a harbor cruise. Next up is Bay of Islands. Home to Waitomo Caves, experience some must-do rafting before departing for Kingston, Norfolk Island. A small island in the middle of the South Pacific between Australia and New Zealand, explore it’s verdant green hills and crystal-clear, reef-protected waters between dark stories of Kingston’s past as a convict settlement.

We arrive in back New Zealand via New Plymouth for more Kiwi experiences before sailing through the jaw-dropping Milford Sound. Over the next few days, you’ll get to experience the Scottish-influenced Victorian and Edwardian structures of Dunedin, the Colonial architecture (with a French flair) of Akaroa, and breathtaking views of Wellington from the Kelburn cable car en route to the artist’s haven of Nelson where you can shop for one-of-a-kind pieces.

If you like wine, you’ll love Picton. Located close to the legendary Marlborough wine region, taste this area’s renowned terroir with each sip. Then it’s on to Napier, where you’ll swear you’ve stepped back in time to the Roaring Twenties with its Art Deco style. With an overnight stay Tauranga, you’ll have lots of time to relax in thermal pools and visit the Pikirangi Māori Village before the journey ends in Auckland.

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.


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.


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 onboard 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.


  • 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 onboard. 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.
Onboard 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 onboard shopping You’ll find a tasteful collection of merchandise and beautiful jewelry and watches in four onboard 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

A luxurious boutique hotel at sea, the Azamara Journey® 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. 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. 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! Add to all of that world-class dining optionsspa experiences to relax and refresh, and all-new entertainment offerings, you’ve got an onboard experience that’s matched only by the immersive cultural encounters we’ve got in store on shore.

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Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
January 20th Auckland, New Zealand 6:00 PM
January 21st Bay Of Islands 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
January 22nd At Sea 9:00 AM—12:30 PM
January 23rd Kingston, Norfolk Island 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
January 24th At Sea 9:00 AM—12:00 PM; 1:00 PM—4:00 PM
January 25th New Plymouth 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
January 26th At Sea 9:00 AM—12:00 PM
January 27th Milford Sound 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
January 28th Dunedin 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
January 29th Akaroa 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
January 30th Wellington 8:00 AM 10:00 PM
January 31st Nelson 8:00 AM 10:00 PM
February 1st Picton 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
February 2nd Napier 12:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 AM—12:15 PM
February 3rd Tauranga 5:00 PM
February 4th Tauranga 5:30 PM
February 5th Auckland 7:00 AM

Detailed Port Descriptions

Day 1           Auckland

Explore the eye-catching black sand beaches of "The City of Sails" and take a trip to the top of the Southern Hemisphere's    tallest building for sweeping panoramic views. Outside the city, immerse yourself in Maori culture, embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure, or discover the region's stunning wine country.

Day 2            Bay Of Islands

Exceptional island beauty—144 times over. This stunning group of islands is home to the first permanent British settlement in New Zealand, as well as rich Maori history. Trek through dense forests of kauri trees, or explore the bioluminescent wonder of the Waiomio Caves system. Take a swing at some world famous golf courses or take a tour and take in impressive waterfalls.

Day 3            At Sea

Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck. In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

Day 4    Kingston, Norfolk Island

Captain Cook. Bounty mutineers. Convict settlement. At a glance, there’s little about this place that suggests such a spirited history. The tiny island is surrounded by pristine waters and full of endless green hills, Norfolk Island pines, and dramatic cliffs. Pop into a cozy café or friendly pub, dip into the chocolate factory, or do some swimming in Emily Bay’s calm, reef-protected waters.

Day 5           At Sea

Day 6            New Plymouth

Under snow-capped Mount Taranaki unfolds the vibrant city of New Plymouth. Midway between Auckland and Wellington, this active center of the Taranaki region offers plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventure from its crowning peaks to its coastal plains. Vast and breathtaking, get a taste of the wild meets the wonderful contrast that is New Zealand.

Day 7            At Sea

Day 8            Milford Sound

Dramatic and breathtaking, Milford Sound is the place you didn’t know should be on your bucket list. Surrounded by dense rainforest clinging to sheer cliff faces, gushing waterfalls of staggering heights, and towering jagged peaks, Milford Sound is made up of truly spectacular landforms and is largely unspoiled and untouched.

Day 9            Dunedin

Scottish influence meets distinct Kiwi flair in the port city of Dunedin. Known as the Edinburgh of the South, Dunedin has beautiful sandy beaches, unique wildlife, and is home to the many delicious wines found on the Otago Peninsula. Those with a sweet tooth will want to visit Cadbury World, where you can take a tour of a working chocolate factory (and maybe sample a little bit for yourself!)

Day 10          Akaroa

Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa is a paradise for animal lovers—and is the only French settlement in New Zealand. It's home to some of the world's rarest dolphins, and a host of other diverse marine life. Explore Colonial architecture with a distinctly French flair, and take to the trails to see Akaroa's dramatic landscape from a different perspective. .

Day 11         Wellington 

Take a ride on the Kelburn cable to and get to know Wellington, the coolest little capital in the world. Situated on New Zealand’s North Island, Wellington is known for its art deco structures, the Botanic Gardens, and its wonderful museums. During your adventure, be sure to tour the Weta Cave, where you’ll find memorabilia from films shot in the area, including Lord of the Rings and Avatar.

Day 12         Nelson

A haven for artists and outdoor enthusiasts, Nelson is a sunny, stunning, and sophisticated city in the centre of New Zealand. Marked by beautiful beaches, national parks, wineries, and other charms, Nelson is also home to buzz-worthy local music and arts scenes. Take in a show, shop for one-of-a-kind art, and then escape to the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary, a wildlife sanctuary near the city centre.  

Day 13         Picton

Like most of New Zealand, this area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Bring your walking shoes and walk to the Snout—a peninsula that's still wild and untamed. After your hike, be sure to explore more than 35 cellar doors in the Marlborough wine region. And when it’s time to wave goodbye to Picton, be sure to stay above deck to see the incredible sights of the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Day 14        Napier

The Art Deco Capital of New Zealand, Napier is a visual delight. Spend your day walking the enchanting streets of this city and you’ll come across the Pania of the Reef (one of the most photographed attractions in the country), as well as many cafes to relax in while the world bustles outside. And don’t forget to visit the farmers’ market to shop for delightful products from local artisans.

Days 15-16  Tauranga

It’s easy to fall in love with Tauranga. Situated in the sunniest region of the North Island, Tauranga is home to endless golden beaches, beautiful waters, and The Strand—a waterfront lined with restaurants and cafes. Outside of town, you’ll find the Pikirangi Māori Village, where you can relax in rejuvenating thermal pools while watching the Pohutu geyser shoot nearly 100 feet in the sky.

Day 17        Auckland


Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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