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COVID-19 Update

By order of Florida's Governor, our offices will be closed beginning April 2, 2020. We are currently working on setting up our workforce to operate remotely. We expect to be able to service your calls next week and, if we manage a best case scenario for the rollout, that will begin Monday, April 6 at 9 A.M. Please be patient if you find we haven't managed it by then and try again on Tuesday.

The CoVID-19 pandemic is, of course, affecting all aspects life. Here at Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea®, your safety and well-being are primary considerations as we adapt to the changes each new day brings. We promise transparency and, as events and guidelines from the government change, we will continue to work closely with our valued clients and speakers, as well as with the various cruise lines, in an effort to make changes as seamless as possible, while still doing our best to provide our clients with options to obtain the credits they need.

Be assured that we are committed to being here to resume serving you with the high quality, live-lecture CME cruise experiences as soon as possible. We have options available still in 2020 and are actively developing our schedule for 2021. You will see 2021 programs added over the coming weeks and months.

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Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unique and challenging times.

Stay well and take care of one another,
Sandra Barnhart and the whole team at Continuing Education/ University at Sea

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Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
October 20 - 27, 2019

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Royal Caribbean's <em>Freedom of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas
16 CME Hours
$595 for Physicians
$595 for Physician Assistants  & Nurse Practitioners

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Program Purpose

Session Descriptions

Orthopedic Radiology

Musculoskeletal Imaging encompasses the essentials of musculoskeletal radiology and other common imaging modalities. This course is designed to help participants’ confidence grow in the areas of common radiographic views and radiographic presentation of common musculoskeletal conditions.

Oh My Aching Back

Back pain is the second most common cause of disability and the most common cause of job-related disability in the U.S. It has been reported by Healthy People 2010 that 8 out of 10 people in the U.S. will experience at least one episode of back pain, at one point in their lives. Interestingly the individuals aged 30-50 tend to suffer an increased incidence of back pain because of the greater amount of time spent sitting. Recently, Children are reporting back pain and as their activity levels rise, so do the reports. The majority of back pain reported by children is not serious; however, it does need to be worked up thoroughly to ensure a more serious condition is not left undiagnosed. This session will guide the clinician through a comprehensive understanding of back strain, radicular back pain and some of the red flag pains that we need to watch for in clinical practice.

Every Breath You Take: Respiratory Cases

This presentation will provide an overview of the distinctive types of acute respiratory failure, as well as, an overview of mechanism and pathophysiology. Emphasis will be placed on initial evaluation including oxygen supplementation techniques and indications/contraindications for the use of NIPPV. Finally, this presentation will provide an overview of acute respiratory distress syndrome with a focus on diagnostic criteria and a review of evidence-based treatment guidelines.

Managing Airline Emergencies

While exact numbers are not known, it is estimated that approximately 1 in 10,000 passengers have a medical event on board aircraft each year. 75% of these are minor medical events that can be treated with simple first aid. While serious medical events are rare, physician assistants need to be aware of how to respond to such emergencies. Using a case based format, this presentation will review the common medical conditions encountered in flight, resources available to providers, and the legalities surrounding responding to out of hospital emergencies. In addition to general concepts, this presentation will focus problem specific treatments.

Evaluating Chest Pain: Approaches and Controversies

Chest pain is one of the most common chief complaints to the emergency departments with definitive diagnosis elusive in most cases. However, who gets to be sent home? Who requires admission? This presentation addresses those specific questions with a review of the challenges in delineating cardiac vs. non-cardiac chest pain. A heavy emphasis will be placed on risk stratification methodologies for patients with suspected cardiac chest pain and an evidence-based approach to initial evaluation. Finally, this presentation will provide a review of optimal testing strategies for both cardiac and non-cardiac etiologies of chest pain including current controversies and guidelines.

Pediatric Sports Injuries

Sports injuries in kids are quite different by age in injury diagnosis, type, and body area involved. Children continue to engage in physically demanding sports predisposing themselves to a higher incidence of injury. Overuse injuries, overtraining, and exposure to excessive levels of physical activity can present an increased risk of injury. Research has shown that when not managed properly, overuse injuries can affect normal physical growth and maturation.

Injury Prevention is the key; gradual rather than sudden increases in stresses and intensity can usually avoid physical break down. This session will discuss the epidemiology of sports injuries in children and their differences in physiology /development. Injury evaluation and management of the child athlete and return to play criteria will be discussed as it pertains to common athletic injuries.

Alphabet Soup: Evaluation and Management of CAP, HAP, and VAP

Trouble remembering the right acronym for the type of pneumonia your treating? Not to worry, this presentation will differentiate the types of pneumonia including community-acquired, hospital-acquired, ventilator-associated, and aspiration. Emphasis will be placed on a cost-efficient diagnostic approach and strategies to identify patients that require admission or higher level of care. Finally, a review of the guidelines including antibiotic selection will be discussed for each type of pneumonia.

GI Cocktails: Cases to Remember

GI and liver disease account for a disproportionate amount of emergency room visits. Despite recent updates in care guidelines and evidence-based recommendations, the management of patients admitted with these disorders is often variable. This presentation will focus on the updated guidelines and management protocols for acute gastrointestinal bleeding, acute hepatitis, small bowel obstruction, and diverticulitis. While this presentation will focus on the acute management, specific recommendations and best practices for a safe transition to home will also be reviewed.

Not for the Faint of Heart: Evidence-Based Evaluation & Management of Syncope

This presentation will review the common cause of syncope and pathophysiologic mechanisms that commonly lead to syncope. With a focus on initial evaluation and management, this presentation will review the guidelines and risk stratification tools available to aid in diagnosis. Finally, this presentation will provide an evidence-based approach to disposition and follow-up.

DATE TIME PORT/ACTIVITY SPEAKER
10-20-2019 8:30 PM    
10-21-2019 8:00-10:00 AM At Sea / Orthopedic Radiology Vacala
  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Oh My Aching Back Vacala
  1:00-2:00PM Every Breath You Take: Respiratory Cases Hartsell
  2:00-3:30PM Managing Airline Emergencies Hartsell
  3:30-5:00PM Evaluating Chest Pain: Approaches and Controversies Hartsell
10-22-2019 8:00AM-9:00PM Oranjestad, Aruba  
10-23-2019 8:00AM-8:00PM Willemstad, Curacao  
10-24-2019 8:00AM-5:00PM Kralendijk, Bonaire  
10-25-2019 8:00-10:00AM At Sea /Pediatric Fractures Vacala
  10:00AM-12:00PM Pediatric Sports Injuries Vacala
  1:00-2:00PM Alphabet Soup: Evaluation and Management of CAP, HAP, and VAP Hartsell
  2:00-3:30PM GI Cocktails: Cases to Remember Hartsell
  3:30-5:00PM Not for the Faint of Heart: Evidence-Based Evaluation & Management of Syncope Hartsell
10-26-2019 8:00AM-5:00PM Phillipsburg, St. Maarten  
10-27-2019 6:00 AM    
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
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Faculty

Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC, MSPAS

Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC, MSPAS

Practicing as a Physician Assistant and specializing in Orthopaedic sports medicine for 32 years, Mary Vacala resides in Savannah GA. Mary has extensive experience working with patients and athletes of all ages and professions. Mary started her sports medicine career in college where she was both a scholarship athlete and athletic trainer. Mary’s philosophy is to live your life with purpose and have fun doing it. Mary holds 2 Bachelor’s of Science degrees and 2 master’s degrees in Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies. Mary has been certified as an athletic trainer for 41 years and a Physician Assistant for the past 32 years. Mary has coordinated several athletic training, sports medicine, and PA programs and served as department chair/program director of a Physician assistant program. She continues to mentor student PA and ATC interns, and Family Medicine Residents. Mary has been presenting guest lectures throughout the country and internationally for the past 25 years.

She has worked with the USA Olympic Committee since 1993. Mary was one of 3 medical coordinators and a Chief athletic trainer in the 1966 Atlanta Olympic games.She was selected to the USA medical Team in 2000, 2004, 2016 and 2020 where she covered the Paralympic games in Sydney Australia, Athens Greece Rio, Brazil and Tokyo,Japan.
She has been a part of several Paralympic Medal Teams most notably:
  • Trainer for 3 Gold Medal Americas Cup teams
  • Trainer for 2 silver medal world Championship teams
  • Trainer for 2 Gold medal ParaPan American Championship teams
  • Trainer for 2 Gold Medal Paralympic Teams
  • Trainer for USA men’s Paralympic 2020 Team
Mary has served as a secretary and a two-term president of the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants. Mary has served as a delegate for the AAPA House of Delegates for eleven terms. She was elected by her peers as the GAPA Physician Assistant of the year in 2015.

Mary has co-authored a Chapter on the Care of the Physically Challenged Patient in the book “Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice. She has numerous honors of which most recent include; The Hu. C Myers Award, distinguished alumni PA award at Alderson Broaddus University, The 2017 Distinguished Alumni award from Western Illinois University and the AAPA Distinguished Fellow.

Zachary Hartsell, MHA, PA-C

Zachary Hartsell, MHA, PA-C

Zachary Hartsell is a Hospital Medicine PA and Adjunct faculty member at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Zachary also currently works as a healthcare consultant specializing in workforce design and optimization and had extensive healthcare administration experience.

Zachary originally graduated from Touro College in 1999 and has nearly 20 years of experience as a PA in hospital medicine, emergency medicine, and cardiology. Additionally, he participated in the initial pilot program introducing PAs to the National Health Service Scotland and worked outside of Glasgow in emergency medicine for a year.

Zachary serves on the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants editorial board and is a frequent speaker nationally and at hospital medicine conferences. Zachary is completing his Doctorate in Health Administration and when not studying enjoys baseball and spending time with his family.

Accreditation

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC

Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

 

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Oct 20 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Mon Oct 21 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Oct 22 Oranjestad, Aruba
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Wed Oct 23 Willemstad, Curacao
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu Oct 24 Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Oct 25 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Oct 26 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Oct 27 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes

Willemstad, Curacao - An isle of Dutch treats: gabled storybook houses, duty-free Delftware, the famous Curacao orange flavored liqueur

Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles - Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. Famous for its diving - the island is surrounded by a Marine Park - Bonaire also offers such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Royal Suite with Balcony, RS Royal Suite with Balcony (RS)
Grand entrance with doorbell. Separate bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano. Stateroom: 1633 sq. ft. and Balcony 257 sq. ft. 
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Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (OS)
Marble entry with door bell. Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. Stateroom: 622 sq. ft. Balcony:  160 sq. ft. 
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Junior Suite with Balcony, J4 Junior Suite with Balcony (J4)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Stateroom: 320 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft. 
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Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom, GS Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (GS)
Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area and private bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 432 sq. ft. Balcony: 89 sq. ft.
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Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms, GT Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms (GT)
Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), a private balcony, two bathrooms and living area with double sofa bed. Stateroom: 616 sq. ft. Balcony: 208 sq. ft.
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Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Suite/Deluxe Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Stateroom: 320 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Panoramic Suite (No Balcony), VP Suite/Deluxe Oceanview Panoramic Suite (No Balcony) (VP)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area with double sofa bed, vanity and sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic windows, 76 inches high by 321 inches wide. Stateroom: 406 sq. ft.
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Villa Suite - 4 Bedrooms, VS Suite/Deluxe Villa Suite - 4 Bedrooms (VS)
Two master bedrooms with baths. Two additional bedrooms, each with two Pullman beds and two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Two additional bathrooms with showers and a spacious living area with a sofa bed and dining table. Private balcony with dining area, lounge chairs and whirpool. 1,302 sq. ft. Balcony 845 sq. ft.
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Balcony

Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (Quad), 3B Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (Quad) (3B ) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft. 
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 1B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (1B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 1D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (1D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 2B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (2B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 4B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (4B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (5D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 6B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (6B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Balcony with Balcony, 6D Balcony Oceanview Balcony with Balcony (6D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 189 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 8N Oceanview Stateroom (8N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft.  
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Ultra Spacious Oceanview, 1K Outside Ultra Spacious Oceanview (1K)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 358 sq. ft.
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Spacious Panoramic Oceanview - Accessible, 1L Outside Spacious Panoramic Oceanview - Accessible (1L)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Double sofa bed. Vanity with sitting area. Private bathroom with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic window, 76 inches high by 253 inches wide. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 283 sq. ft
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Spacious Oceanview, 1M Outside Spacious Oceanview (1M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (1N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 3N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (3N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview, 4M Outside Spacious Oceanview (4M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 3V Interior Stateroom (3V) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 150 sq. ft. 
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Interior Stateroom (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 150 sq. ft. 
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Spacious Promenade View Interior, 1Q Inside Spacious Promenade View Interior (1Q)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 340 sq. ft.
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Spacious Interior, 1R Inside Spacious Interior (1R)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 338 sq. ft.
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Promenade View Interior, 1T Inside Promenade View Interior (1T)
A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 169 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 1V Inside Interior Stateroom (1V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 150 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 150 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 4V Inside Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $249.89 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
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Please click here to visit TravelSafe.com to get a quote.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel protection is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel protection is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel protection is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

Travel Protection Plans

  • TravelSafe Basic Plan - A plan for those who want just the bare necessities.
  • TravelSafe Classic Plan - TravelSafe's most popular plan includes higher limits on all of the important benefits to expand your coverage. Add Cancel For Any Reason for even more coverage.

Below please find some examples of insurance coverage:

Coverage For Your Arrangements - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Trip Cancellation Trip Cost Trip Cost
Trip Interruption 150% of Trip Cost Trip Cost
Missed Connection $2,500 $500
Trip/Travel Delay $750 $500
Travel Delay
Per Day Maximum Limit $150 $100
Required minimum delay time 6 Hours 6 Hours
Cancel For Any Reason Not Included Not Included
Coverage For You - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Medical Expense / Emergency Assistance
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $100,000 $35,000
Emergency Dental Expense $750 $750
Emergency Medical Evacuation &

Return of Remains
$1,000,000

Included
$100,000

Included
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation $25,000 Not Included
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
24 Hour Coverage during Trip $25,000 Not Included
Coverage For Your Belongings - Benefit Limits
Plan Classic Basic
Baggage & Personal Effects $2,500 $500
Baggage Delay $250 $100
Required minimum delay time 12 Hours 12 Hours