Topics in Family Medicine and Primary Care CME Italy and Greek Isles Cruise Conference - Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, August 31 - September 10, 2018
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Topics in Family Medicine and Primary Care

10-Night Italy & Greek Isles Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
August 31 - September 10, 2018

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 Reflection
Celebrity Reflection

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
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.
Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Optimizing Results through Teamwork
    • Apply the characteristics of successful teams and tools to build teamwork and improve outcomes
    • Describe how teamwork can improve chronic disease metrics
    • List and explain stages of team formation
  2. Preparing Your Patients for a Successful Transition to their Golden Years
    • Improve the wellness of the elder patients seen
    • Address preventive measures for elder patients
    • Provide appropriate medication management for the elderly
    • Improve communication strategies in discussing advance directives with patients
  3. Medical Error Reduction: Optimizing Outcomes and Patient Safety
    • Discuss types of medical errors that can result in increased morbidity and mortality
    • Minimize potential cognitive error risks to result in improved outcomes and patient safety
    • Explain how diagnosis momentum can result in medical errors
  4. Travel Medicine: Prevention Goes International
    • Discuss the scope of US travelers abroad
    • Assess appropriately the medical risk to the traveler
    • List commonly needed Immunizations for travelers
    • Implement helpful travel preventative treatments
    • Utilize travel medicine related website resources
  5. Optimizing Patient Safety - Appropriate Opioid Prescribing
    • Appropriately evaluate a patient for Chronic Pain
    • Utilize general guidelines for prescribing Controlled Substances / Opioids, including the new CDC guidelines
    • Implement the use of multiple modalities in managing chronic pain
    • Explain the added risks when prescribing opioids in excess of 100 mg Morphine Equivalent Dosing (MED)
    • Implement strategies to improve patient safety and compliance with guidelines in prescribing opioids and other Controlled Substances
  6. Health Promotion: Encouraging a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit
    • Assess the patient's current state of physical, psychological, and spiritual health.
    • Analyze the patient’s current dietary and exercise practices.
    • Discuss an individualized health-promotion strategy for each patient.
  7. "Oh, My Aching Head!": Evaluation and Treatment of Migraine, Tension-Type, and Cluster Headaches
    • Discuss the appropriate use of brain imaging in evaluating patients with headache.
    • Describe the appropriate use of abortive and preventive medications in the treatment of migraine.
    • Describe the distinguishing clinical characteristics of tension-type and cluster headaches.
  8. Male Sexual Disorders: Hypogonadism, Erectile, and Ejaculatory Dysfunction
    • Elicit a through, non-judgmental sexual history.
    • Describe appropriate laboratory and radiologic testing in the evaluation of male sexual problems.
    • Discuss the effects, risks, and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy.
  9. "I'm Sick and Tired of Being Tired!": Approach to Chronic Fatigue
    • Describe the exclusion and inclusion criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome and distinguish this syndrome from other types of chronic fatigue
    • Elicit and address the diagnostic beliefs of patients regarding the etiology of their fatigue
    • Apply specific principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy in the treatment of patients with chronic fatigue
  10. Hypertension: "What Goes Up Must Come Down"
    • Describe the appropriate measurement and classification of hypertension.
    • Discuss the laboratory testing and imaging needed to diagnose the most common causes of secondary hypertension.
    • Describe the major classes of anti-hypertensive treatment and discuss the particular type of patient likely to benefit from each class of medication.
  11. Enhancing Clinician-Patient
    • Distinguish the technical , biomedical aspects of the clinician's role from the personal and psychosocial aspects of care.
    • Describe specific attitudes and values needed to create a healing environment with patients.
    • Apply techniques for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients and enhancing clinician-patient communication.
  12. The Faith Factor: Practicing Spiritually-Sensitive Care
    • Elicit a spiritual history in an ethically-appropriate manner.
    • Analyze the physiologic, psychological, social, and lifestyle effects of religious beliefs upon health outcomes.
    • Describe the spectrum of possible interventions available for addressing patients" spiritual needs.
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
Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP

Dr. Matthews practices general internal medicine in Washington, DC and is a member of the clinical faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He conducts research and lectures nationally and internationally on the doctor-patient relationship and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of faith, religion, and prayer in clinical care and healing. He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998).

Dr. Matthews is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University (AB, 1976), where he majored in Romance Languages and Literatures with a special concentration in European Civilization. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1980, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut in Farmington in 1983. In the same year, he was named as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Yale University School of Medicine. At Yale, he studied clinical epidemiology and began his research career by examining patients' perceptions of physician performance in the hospital and outpatient setting.

He joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, CT in 1985 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He is a co-founder of the Connecticut Chronic Fatigue Study, one of the first major longitudinal studies of this perplexing condition. In 1989, he was named the George Morris Piersol Teaching and Research Scholar of the American College of Physicians.

In 1991, he accepted a position as Chief of Internal Medicine at the Minirth-Meier and Byrd Clinic in Arlington, VA. This position offered him an opportunity to integrate his religious faith with his skills in internal medicine and psychiatry and to develop his research interest in the spiritual aspects of medicine.

In 1993, he joined the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, where he continued to expand his clinical, teaching, and research interests. In the same year, he was named as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In 1997, he received an Exemplary Paper in Humility Theology Award from the John Templeton Foundation.

From 1999 to 2012, he practiced general internal medicine in Washington, DC. In 2012, he moved his medical practice to McLean, Virginia and joined the Primary Care division of the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group. In 2016, he joined Executive Healthcare Services in Reston, Virginia.

He has received the Vitals Patients' Choice Awards yearly from 2008-15 and Most Compassionate Doctor recognition from 2012-4. He was named a Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctor yearly from 2011-13.

Dr. Matthews is also the author of a four-volume research work (The Faith Factor: An Annotated Bibliography of Clinical Research on Spiritual Subjects), three documentaries (Body, Mind, and Spirit, Shall We Pray?, and Healing Hands), a annotated, videotaped lecture on religion and medicine (The Faith Factor: Is Religion Good for Your Health?), a teaching videotape on the doctor-patient relationship (Bedside Manners), and over 65 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and other publications.

He has been a member of several national advisory boards and committees, including the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Humility Theology Information Center of the John Templeton Foundation, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-Primary Care Version of the American Psychiatric Association, and the Bayer Institute on Health Care Communication. He was the director of the Physical Health Panel for the Scientific Progress in Spiritual Research project of the National Institute for Healthcare Research. He has served on review boards for over a dozen professional journals and was the founding editor of Faith and Medicine Connection. He is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Society and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Matthews has been featured in numerous national newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, USA Today Weekend, Hartford Courant Sunday Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, Reader's Digest, Prevention, Guideposts, Good Housekeeping, McCall's, and Christianity Today. He has appeared on many national television and radio programs, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Fox Evening News, CNN Early Prime Time, 700 Club, One-on-One with John MacLaughlin, and National Public Radio (The Diane Rehm Show and All Things Considered).

He lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Demetra, a certified public accountant. He has two adult children: Karen Goodman (married to Robert Goodman), and Louis Matthews (married to Michelle Matthews) and one grand-daughter: Sophia Goodman. He enjoys family and church activities, Bible study and teaching, golf, baseball, piano, singing, songwriting, ballroom dancing, travel, and photography.

Tim Munzing, MD
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP)
University Appointment - Full Clinical Professor - University of California, Irvine
Academic Position - Program Director, Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family Medicine Residency Program
Executive Curriculum Committee, helping to plan the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Timothy Munzing has been a family physician with Kaiser Permanente in Orange County (KP-OC), California for the past 32 years and holds the academic appointment of Full Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine.

For the last 28 years he has been the program director of the KP-OC Family Medicine Residency Program and now serves on the ACGMG Family Medicine Review Committee that accredits all Family Medicine residencies in the USA.

Tim received the 2017 Zervanos National Family Medicine Program Director of the Year Award present by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the 2017 Hero of Family Medicine Award from the California Academy of Family Physicians. Tim serves on Executive Curriculum Committee of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine being developed in Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Munzing is a Medical Expert for Opioid Prescribing for the Medical Board of California, DEA, and FBI. In 2017 his article "Physician Guide to Appropriate Opioid Prescribing in Noncancer Patients" was published in the peer-reviewed Permanente Journal.

His leadership background includes being a member of the National Residency Match Program Board of Directors, California Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors, American Academy of Family Physicians Residency Program Solutions consultant, and numerous other Boards and committees.

Dr. Munzing maintains a busy clinical practice with Kaiser Permanente. He has received numerous past awards including the Orange County Medical Association 2016 Physician of the Year.

Dr. Munzing has been an invited speaker at numerous venues, including at the AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, The Prevent Cancer Foundation Colorectal Conference, as well as lecturing to residents and physicians in Rwanda, Egypt, Scotland, and Ecuador. Within the last year he has given workshops for state and federal law enforcement and prosecutors in California, Texas, and Virginia. He has given CME lectures over a dozen times in Italy, Scotland, Switzerland, and Russia.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education 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 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

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

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

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

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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 Aug 31 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sat Sep 01 Messina, Sicily, Italy
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Sep 02 Valletta, Malta
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Sep 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Sep 04 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Sep 05 Rhodes, Greece
7:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Sep 06 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Sep 07 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Sep 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 09 Naples (Pompeii/Salerno/Capri), Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Mon Sep 10 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (Embark and Debark) - Ah, the Eternal City: Romance, culture, food, history, art and fashion. You'll have to plan your time carefully as the sights of Rome are captivating and seemingly endless: the Colosseum and Forum, Trevi Fountai and the incredible Pantheon. And, of course, the Vatican is there with St. Peter's, it's museums and the Sistine Chapel. And, of course, there are also world class (secular) museums for lovers of every art era and great food is easily found (if you take a brief stroll away from the most heavy tourist areas to find the good stuff). No, you really can't fit it all in one day (or even a week, to be honest) so plan a couple days enjoying the many pleasures Rome has to offer before and/or after your cruise conference.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!
Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.
Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
Rhodes, Greece - The crusader Knights of St. John made Rhodes their headquarters. Explore the massive fortress of the Palace of Grand Masters, and peer into tiny rooms of the Inns which once housed the knights. See where the towering Colossus of Rhodes once stood -- it could be seen for miles at sea!
Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.
Valletta, Malta - Tiny Malta abounds in forts and temples. In Valletta, wander through the ornate Grand Master's Palace of the Knights of St. John. Within the thick walls of Medina, the Silent City (no cars), visit the serene Baroque cathedral.

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 Reflection

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.

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

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.

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Signature Suite -
Book a spacious Signature Suite and you'll relax in airy, high-ceiling rooms and sleep on a Premium Reverie® mattress with the ground-breaking Reverie® Dream Sleep System™. An iPad® with Reverie Remote app acts as a remote control allowing you to easily operate the lights and TV in the stateroom, massage features, and elevation of the mattress. You'll also enjoy the luxury of European-style butler service 24/7 for assistance with unpacking, in-suite lunch and dinner, afternoon tea, evening hors d'oeuvres plus complimentary espresso and cappuccino. Veranda has luxe lounge seating and the bath offers a shower/tub combination. Located in a private area accessible only to Signature Suite and Reflection Suite guests carrying special cardkeys.
    Special amenities for Signature Suites include:
    • Located in a private area on Deck 14 accessible only by guests carrying the suite's SeaPass™ card
    • The entire private Reflection Suite and Signature Suite area can be booked as a whole, accommodating up to 26
    • Higher ceilings than our standard suites by 22.5%
    • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass veranda door and window to maximize views
    • Premium Reverie™ Dream Sleep System™ customizable mattresses
    • Stateroom setup of one bottle of vodka and one bottle of scotch with accompanying mixers

Accommodates four. Stateroom: 441 sq. ft. Veranda: 118 sq. ft.

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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.
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AquaClass® Suite
When you stay in a roomy AquaClass® Suite, you'll enjoy the ultimate in spa pampering with Hansgrohe® shower panels & aroma scent selections. Veranda with lounge seating and bath with shower/tub combination.
Special amenities for the AquaClass Suite include:
Complimentary access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room, Exclusive access to Blu, a specialty restaurant featuring "clean cuisine" that also serves complimentary breakfast every day. Upgraded room service menu, Personal Spa Concierge to arrange AquaSpa® treatments, daily delivery of bottled water and tea, Aromatherapy diffuser, Priority check-in, Express luggage delivery, Priority disembarkation based on travel needs, Complimentary shoeshine service.
Stateroom:301 sq. ft.Veranda:79 sq. ft.
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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.
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Sky Suite (S2) –
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.
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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.
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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.
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Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (2A)
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.
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Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (2C)
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.
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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.
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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.
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Inside Stateroom (09) -
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.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $368.21
Deposit $450 per person
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.
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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.

before you cruise

Rome Pre or Post Cruise Package
4 Days / 3 Nights

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Empire Palace Hotel



Via Aureliana 39
Rome, Latium, 00187

The Empire Palace Hotel enjoys a privileged place in Rome: within an easy stroll you could be in the Borghese Gardens, sipping a drink while people watching on the Via Veneto, browsing the antiques of Via Margutta or enjoying the spectacle of the Spanish Steps.

The Empire Palace opened it's doors in Rome in 1999. Its' 113 rooms make it one of the largest hotels in Rome's city centre.
Located in the city centre, close to the famous Via Veneto shopping and business district the luxury accommodation in Rome being offered could not immagine a better location. Three blocks from the USA Embassy, just a few minutes away from the Villa Borghese Gardens and 15 minutes walking distance to the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza del Popolo and Via Condotti - The Empire Palace Hotel is considered by many official guide books as one of the finest four star hotels in Rome.

  • Day 1: Rome
    • Upon arrival in Rome, transfer on your own to your hotel and check-in
  • Day 2: Vatican Day
    • After breakfast we will pick you up for a tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.
  • Day 3: Ancient Rome.
    • After breakfast spend the morning at your leisure. In the afternoon we will pick you up for a tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
  • Day 4: Rome airport
    • Ciao Roma! Prepare for departure after breakfast. Meet your driver for a private transfer to the Rome airport (Fiumicino)
    Rates valid from: March 3, 2018 - October 31, 2018
    $825 pp Based on double occupancy.

    Tour Includes:
    • 3 nights hotel (standard room) with daily breakfast
    • Vatican group tour
    • Ancient Rome group
    • Transfer from Rome hotel to the airport

    HOTELS:
    First Class
    • Hotel Empire Palace
    *Hotels may be substituted based on availability at time of reservation
    *Black out dates apply during trade shows, holidays and events
    *Prices per person based on double occupancy - inquire for triple and single occupancy room pricing.

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    Optional Tours in Rome:


    One Day Florence Group tour from Rome: $256 per person
    Optimize your Roman holiday and take a day tour by train to Florence. Visit the cradle of the Renaissance, known worldwide for its treasures of art and architecture. Enjoy the squares, the streets, the masterpieces. Enter the splendid Uffizi Gallery with us and enjoy a nice lunch in a restaurant located in the great Santa Croce Square right in the heart of Florence.

    One Day Pompeii Group Tour from Rome: $202 pp
    Seize the opportunity to visit one of the most important archaeological sites in the world: Pompeii. You'll spend a day surrounded by nature and culture. Enjoy a panoramic overview of Naples and reach the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the fateful day in 79 AD when neighboring Mount Vesuvius erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ash.

    Market and Tasting Small Group Tour in Rome: $124 pp
    Experience a nice stroll through Rome's enchanting squares and neighborhoods while tasting your way through some of the city's best shops, restaurants, and markets, discovering first-hand the secrets of world-renowned Italian cuisine. Enjoy pizza with a mortadella tasting, supplì (fried rice-ball), and pasta. Then, experience Jewish ghetto food specialties: fried artichokes and fried codfish. Savor an artisanal gelato tasting alongside tips and history of food in Italy.

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    3 Days / 2 Nights Rome Pre or Post Cruise Package

  • Day 1: Rome
    • Upon arrival in Rome, transfer on your own to your hotel and check-in
  • Day 2: Vatican Day ‐ Ancient Rome
    • After breakfast we will pick you up for a tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Lunch. Afternoon group tour of Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and the Colosseum
  • Day 3: Rome airport
    • Ciao Roma! Prepare for departure after breakfast. Meet your driver for a private transfer to the Rome airport (Fiumicino)
    Rates valid from: March 3, 2018 - October 31, 2018
    $667 per person based on double occupancy

    Tour Includes:
    • 2 nights hotel with daily breakfast
    • Vatican tour and Ancient Rome Group tour
    • Transfer from Rome hotel tothe airport

    HOTELS: First Class
    • Hotel Empire Palace
    *Hotels may be substituted based on availability at time of reservation
    *Black out dates apply during trade shows, holidays and events
    *Prices per person based on double occupancy- inquire for triple and single occupancy room pricing