Quest for Excellence CE Alaska Cruise Conference, Roundtrip Seattle Washington, July 12 - 19, 2019
1-800-422-0711
1-727-526-1571
Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association
Join our mailing list

OUR OFFICE HOURS


Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:00pm EST
Sat 9:00am-5:00pm EST
Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm EST
Continuing Education, Inc.
University at Sea®
5700 4th St. N.
St Petersburg, 
Florida 
33703
E-Mail Us
Stress Free - Our Cruise Conferences provide a unique, relaxing learning environment.
Family Friendly - Our cruises are fun for the entire family. You will never run out of things to do!

Quest for Excellence™
Alaska Cruise

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
July 12 - 19, 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.

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Solstice
Celebrity Solstice

Up to 20 accredited CE Hours
for California licensed health care professionals including: RN, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Nursing Home and Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators (NHA, RCFE, ARF, GH). Check with your state licensing agency for CE reciprocity.

Course Fees:
Early Bird Registration: Book before January 15, 2019 and receive $100 discount per person on the total Conference registration fee.
$500 if booked on or after January 16, 2019

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.
Target Audience

This educational program is designed for community care professionals, owners and stakeholders practicing in every setting across the continuing care continuum. Twenty (20) hours of accredited professional continuing education are available for California Residential Care and Assisted Living Administrators (RCFE, ARF, GH, SFH), Registered and Licensed Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists.

Program Purpose / Objectives
Under development
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.
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.
Faculty
Bill Clawson
Founder of Quest for Excellence™

Bill Clawson is a professional speaker, author and consultant since 1983. Upon retiring as a senior, decorated Naval Officer in 1994, Commander Clawson founded and currently serves as president of Quest for Excellence , a non-profit educational organization. Actively practicing in health care for over 35 years, Bill has an extensive clinical background in critical care and elder care, along with an extensive administrative background in medical staff development and health care administration.

He actively practices as a medical legal consultant, providing expert witness and expert consulting, specializing in health care administration and long term care. Bill has served as an educator-consultant to numerous federal and California state agencies including the California Department of Social Services, the Department of the Navy, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and Stanford University School of Medicine. He currently serves as an active member of numerous professional organizations and advisory committees related to long term care, and sits as a director of several nonprofit boards and foundations.

Bill has been a featured speaker for California Assisted Living Association, the Assisted Living Success National Conference, and many other organizations. An ardent advocate of the residential care and continuing care industry, he authors reports on public policy, and provides testimony to public agencies and advocacy groups on an ongoing basis. He is consistently described by audiences as engaging, empowering, a fierce advocate, invigorating, and fun!

Margot Julian
Principal at Clawson Julian & Associates

Margot Julian has been a professional nurse, educator, author and consultant since 1975. Ms. Julian holds a Master Degree in Human Relations and Organizational Development from the prestigious University of San Francisco. She has been a certified Enterostomal Therapist since 1975, and a licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1988. She has held numerous positions in health care including Director of Staff Development, Quality Assurance Coordinator, and Utilization Review Nurse. She has practiced in nearly every facet of healthcare including acute care hospitals, psychiatric nursing, and long term care in skilled nursing facilities.

Ms. Julian is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, an active member of the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, and is a Principal with Clawson Julian and Associates Medical Legal Consultants.

She is an active member of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association, and has served in various leadership positions in many organizations, including: American Cancer Society, American Heart Society. American Red Cross, Area I Agency on Aging, Business and Professional Women, California Nurses Association, Community Health Alliance, Humboldt Community Breast Health Project, Girl Scouts of America, International Association for Enterostomal Therapy, United Ostomy Association, Vice President of Quest for Excellence , and numerous others.

Scott "Q" Marcus
Speaker, Author, and Consultant

Accreditation
Quest for Excellence is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation providing educational services and products since 1994. This conference is Provider approved for up to 20 contact hours of professional continuing education by Quest for Excellence - POB 9050, Eureka, CA 95502 . California licensed health care professionals including: RN, LVN, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Nursing Home and Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators (NHA, RCFE, ARF, GH). BRN Provider Number CEP11897, CCL Vendor #2000124 NHAP Provider Number 1634, PT Accreditation Agency, Provider approval #QFE0001. We reserve the right to replace scheduled speakers at our sole discretion.
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.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Fri Jul 12 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jul 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 14 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jul 15 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Scenic Cruising
6:00 am 10:00 am
Mon Jul 15 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jul 16 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jul 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jul 18 Victoria, Canada
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Jul 19 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Seattle, Washington (Embark and Debark) - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.
Inside Passage - This is one of the most famously beautiful passages in all the world. It features virtually everything you came to Alaska hoping to see, including rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks. All of which create a setting that's perfect for viewing whales and sea lions.
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, you can pan for gold at Gold Creek and taste salmon baked on an alderwood fire, mush sleddogs, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier at the park. This charming small city also hosts an excellent zipline course. And for the less adventurous, the Red Dog Saloon is near the dock.
Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront. Port tips from our blog
Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar. Port tips from our blog
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Amidst the pure silence, you'll sail past translucent blue icebergs silhouetted against a most dramatic backdrop of waterfall-laced rock walls ascending thousands of feet into the sky. This classic fjord, Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles and once seen, it is never to be forgotten.
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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.

Celebrity Solstice

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.
Cruise Pricing
COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered to the general public directly by the cruise line at the time of booking. In addition, we can offer the Cruise Line's lower non-refundable deposit rates.

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

STATEROOMS DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Royal Suite (RS) -
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette ® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom : 538 sq. ft. Veranda: 195 sq. ft.
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Celebrity Suite (CS)
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette ® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom : 467 sq. ft. Veranda: 79 sq. ft.
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
AquaClass (A1) -These 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.
Stateroom Includes: Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1, twice daily service (makeup and turndown), daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets.
Dining: 24 hour complimentary room service, exclusive access to Blu, a specialty restaurant featuring "clean cuisine" that also serves complimentary, full-service breakfast every day, upgraded room service menu
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Services: Daily delivery of bottled water and tea, priority check-in, express luggage delivery, priority disembarkation based on travel needs, complimentary shoeshine service.
Amenities: Complimentary access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room, aromatherapy diffuser, Pillow menu, additional bathroom amenities, including shower gel, facial spray and lip balm, plush bathrobes, slippers, On-demand wellness programming including meditation and yoga.
Stateroom:195 sq. ft. Veranda:54 sq. ft.
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Concierge Class (C3)
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Two lower beds convertible to queen. 20" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette ® bathrobes Hansgrohe ® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & high-quality binoculars. Complimentary beach towel service.
Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
$2,840.36
Sky Suite (S1) –
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area, some with sofa bed and lounge chair. Entertainment center with television VCR and DVD player. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom : 251 sq. ft. Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (1C)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Four pillows in every stateroom. Complimentary use of bathrobes. 100% cotton towels. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (2B)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Four pillows in every stateroom. Complimentary use of bathrobes. 100% cotton towels. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
$2,705.36
OceanView Stateroom (08) -
Large ocean view window. Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
$2,465.36
Inside Stateroom (10) -
Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
Stateroom : 183 - 200 sq. ft.
$2,035.36
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Bundled prices: includes registration of $500.00, all port fees & taxes.
Deduct $500 for guests not taking class.
Deposit $250 per person

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%
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.
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.
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.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance 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 insurance 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 insurance 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.