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Family Medicine and Healthcare Communications

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9-Night 1,200 Miles on the Beautiful Danube River Cruise
from Vienna, Austria to Bucharest, Romania
September 22 - October 01, 2021
<em>Amadeus Star</em>
Amadeus Star
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 ADA CERP Credits
14.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Dentists, Dental Staff,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Topics:
  1. General Travel Medicine Advice: Staying Healthy on Land and Sea
    • Review general recommendations for Traveler's health.
    • Learn how to access the CDC site for up to date recommendations for vaccines.
    • Review common travel related illnesses.
  2. Travel Medicine Part 2: Travel in the Time of COVID - Where are we now?
    • Review current restrictions and recommendations for travelers relative to COVID19.
    • Identify unique travel risks associated with COVID19.
  3. Update in Type 2 Diabetes
    • Review most recent American Diabetes Association guidelines.
    • Compare medication options for treating diabetes.
    • Discuss lifestyle modifications for Diabetes control.
  4. Migraine Headaches - Diagnosis, Management and Coping
    • List International Headache Society's classification of headaches.
    • Determine appropriate lifestyle and medication treatment for migraine headaches.
  5. Nutrition What's New? What's Best? What Works?
    • Review basic nutrition principles.
    • Compare traditional and popular diets.
    • Recognize the impact of nutrition on health and medical problems.
  6. Cardiovascular Disease in Women - What's Different?
    • Recognize the scope and impact of cardiovascular disease in women.
    • Analyze and understand differences in diagnosis, testing and treatment.
  7. Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma New Recommendations
    • Review recent guidelines for diagnosis, management and treatment of allergic rhinitis and asthma.
  8. Hypertension Update
    • Review the most recent recommendations for diagnosis and management of hypertension.
  9. Office Issues in Women's Health
    • Review common women's health problems encountered in the office setting.
    • Diagnose and manage common gynecological problems in the office.
  10. Patient Experience What do patients desire most in their healthcare provider?
    • Identify which qualities patients desire most in their healthcare providers.
    • Establish a framework for providing excellent patient care and excellent patient satisfaction.
  11. The Difficult Patient Encounter: Successful Navigation
    • Discuss common situations that create difficult encounters.
    • Demonstrate strategies and ability to prevent, avoid and navigate difficult encounters.
  12. Difficult Communication in Palliative Care: Breaking Bad and Sad News
    • Review strategies for breaking bad and sad news.
    • Learn and improve communication skills necessary in End of Life discussions.
    • Identify perceived barriers, supports and changes needed to improve End Of Life care.
    • Explore ways to confront moral distress associated with difficult decisions.
  13. Keys to Building a Connected, Compassionate Team
    • Recognize key components to building a connected team.
    • Learn basic team building skills to create a compassionate team.
  14. Connecting Team Members to Joy, Appreciation and Gratitude
    • Recognize skills to allow team members to communicate with excellence.
    • Establish a plan to create appreciation and gratitude in your workplace.
    • Help your team members to experience joy in their work and life.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

Faculty

Sandra L. Argenio, MD

Sandra L. Argenio, MD

Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Emeritus Staff Member
Faculty Physician and Consultant, Institute for Healthcare Excellence, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians Continuous Professional Development/ CME Committee 
Past President of the FAFP

Dr. Sandra Argenio served as a Consultant in the Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Mayo Medical School. She joined Mayo Clinic in 1992 and continues as an Emeritus member of the Family Medicine Department.

Dr. Argenio has nurtured new generations of doctors, was instrumental in the development of the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic Florida and served as the program’s first residency director. She has trained and mentored over 150 family medicine residents.

Dr. Argenio served as the President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians in 2005 and has been active on many committees of the FAFP and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

She has been active in CME program planning at Mayo Clinic and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, conducting Maintenance of Certification Workshop sessions on multiple topics for over 1,100 participants at FAFP meetings.

Dr. Argenio had a leading role in establishing communication training at Mayo Clinic starting in 2005. She was Chair of the Mayo Clinic Florida Communication Faculty.

She developed coursework for faculty and trainees at Mayo Clinic, including Longitudinal Research in Academic Medicine, Family Medicine Residency, Scottsdale, Arizona; and Team Communication, Strengthening the Cornerstone of Teamwork at Mayo Clinic’s three campuses. She also served on the Florida Governor’s Physician Workforce Advisory Board.

Dr. Argenio was awarded the Exemplary Teacher Award by FAFP in 2000. She also received the Outstanding Florida Family Medicine Education Award by FAFP in 2000, and the Mayo Distinguished Educator Award in 2003. She was listed as one of Jacksonville’s Best Doctors by Jacksonville Magazine from 2000 to 2014. She has published on the topics of presence, reflective listening and communicating effectively with female patients.

In her current work, she has collaborated in designing curricula and delivering programs at multiple hospitals, hospice organizations, and veterans administration and military healthcare organizations.

Dr. Argenio is a graduate of Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Hahnemann Medical University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania in 1982. She resides in Ormond Beach, Florida, with her husband Tom Sperrazza and daughter Jessie.

Accreditation

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians 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).

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

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 14 contact hours.
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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 14 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

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Credit Designation for Dentists: Continuing Education, Inc. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Continuing Education, Inc. designates this continuing dental education activity for 14 continuing education credits.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Wed Sep 22 Vienna, Austria
Welcome Dinner
- -
Thu Sep 23 Vienna, Austria
- 2:00 am
Thu Sep 23 Bratislava, Slovakia
7:00 am 11:00 pm
Fri Sep 24 Esztergom, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary
7:00 am 9:00 pm
Sat Sep 25 Vukovar, Croatia
2:30 pm 10:00 pm
Sun Sep 26 Belgrade, Serbia
8:00 am 11:00 pm
Mon Sep 27 Iron Gates, Romania
Cruise through the Iron Gates
8:00 am 11:00 pm
Tue Sep 28 Svishtov, Bulgaria
7:00 am 1:15 pm
Wed Sep 29 Danube Delta
10:00 am 3:00 pm
Thu Sep 30 Fetesti, Romania
9:00 am -
Thu Sep 30 Bucharest, Romania
Overnight at Hotel
- -
Fri Oct 01 Bucharest, Romania
Farewell
- -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Vienna, Austria -
Stay Vienna : Departure at 2am / Day 2

This exciting journey along the Danube begins in Vienna, where you will embark in the afternoon. After exploring your floating luxury hotel, you have the opportunity of meeting the cruise director at a Welcome Cocktail. Our chef will spoil you with a lovingly prepared Welcome Dinner, after which your ship will weigh anchor and head towards Bratislava.

Esztergom, Hungary -

After breakfast, you can join a guided tour to Esztergom and Szentendre – two towns which, though vastly different, are equally fascinating. In the former Hungarian capital of Esztergom you follow the footsteps of Hungarian kings and clerics, while the artists’ town of Szentendre is unique due to the many museums and contemporary galleries housed there. Passengers who choose to remain on board will, in the meantime, continue to Budapest, where those passengers who opted for the tour will rejoin the ship for lunch.

In order to enjoy the magnificence of the Hungarian capital, you can go on a city sightseeing tour during the afternoon. In the evening, you will enjoy an atmospheric cruise through Budapest, also known as the “Paris of the East”, which is festively lit up at night, revealing Budapest’s most beautiful side. A folklore show on board will complete the experience.

Stay Esztergom:  7am - 8.30am
Stay Budapest:  12pm - 9pm
Excursions
 Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre
 

Esztergom, the former residence of the Hungarian kings and seat of the Archbishop, is one of the highlights of this excursion. Your tour starts with a visit to the vast domed basilica, the largest cathedral in Hungary. Built in the early 19th century, it incorporates an ornate red marble chapel from an earlier church.

After visiting the impressive cathedral, the excursion continues along the Danube to the imposing ruined fortress of Visegrad where you have a glorious view of the “knee” of the Danube. Drive along the banks of the Danube to the artists’ village of Szentendre. The town has been the home of many generations of Hungarian artists since the early 20th century. There are many museums and contemporary galleries representing the rich traditions of the visual arts. One of the most visited museums of the whole country, the Margit Kovács Museum, is also located here. Foetér, the main square, is particularly well worth seeing, as it is surrounded by impressive buildings from the time of the Rococo and the Baroque. From Szentendre you continue south to Budapest along the scenic west bank of the Danube. The towns and villages along this stretch of the river are a popular retreat for the inhabitants of Budapest.

Duration: approx. 5 hours

Walking grade: IV: Moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.

Excursions
 City tour of Budapest
 

Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube”, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and has managed to retain a charm of its own with the help of renovations in recent years. The Danube flows through the heart of the city, dividing it into two parts: Buda and Pest. The tour first takes you through Pest, past the Great Market Hall with its outstanding gourmet shops and stalls.

You will see splendid Baroque buildings such as the Hungarian State Opera in Neo-Renaissance style and the incomparable parliament building, which was finished in 1904 and has been an emblem of the city ever since then. There’s an opportunity for a photo stop at the Heroes’ Square, famous for its monuments to many Hungarian kings. Continue aross one of the seven bridges into Buda and go up to Castle Hill, where you will visit St. Matthew’s Church and the famous Fisherman’s Bastion (provided that it is open to the public). Enjoy the unforgettable view over the city before returning to the vessel.

Duration: approx. 3.5 hours

Walking grade: II: The excursion by bus is followed by a moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.

Vukovar, Croatia -

You arrive in Mohacs early in the morning, and depart again directly after breakfast, heading towards Croatia. Your cruise ship reaches the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar after lunch, and you can take a city sightseeing tour, followed by a breathtaking excursion to the Kopacki Rit nature park. This 18-hectare nature reserve, situated at the confluence of the Drava and Danube Rivers, is home to a diverse bird population and provides a protected environment for many species of plants and animals. Explore this wetland by boat and enjoy the unspoilt beauty of nature before returning to your AMADEUS ship for dinner. Your ship departs for Belgrade during the night.

Stay Aufenthalt Vukovar:  2.30pm - 10pm

Excursions: 
 Discover Eastern Croatia

Start in Vukovar, named after the small river Vuka and home to the largest cargo port in former Yugoslavia. Drive through its streets,  (its streets) once rimmed with elegant baroque mansions and view damaged factory facilities in use before the war in 1991. Learn about the everyday life of Croatians on your way to Kopački Rit, the largest nature park in Eastern Croatia. Join a boat tour through this beautiful wetland and marshy landscape. (crisscross of ridges, ponds and marshes). Continue to the village of Kopačevo and visit the Rural House for presentation of traditional fishing tools spiced up with humorous fishermen stories. Taste several typical Croatian products: fruit brandy, local wine, smoked pork sausage, ajvar and homemade cakes. Continue to Osijek to stroll through the old town with its baroque military fortress build in the 18th century, now the heart of Osijek’s cultural life. Inside the fortress, the Church of the Raising of the Holy Cross impresses with a richly decorated interior. Take a walking tour to the remaining part of the walls with the so called “Watergate”, the main square containing the largest baroque statue in Croatia, museums, galleries, schools and pubs. Once returned to your coach, continue with a scenic drive back to Vukovar, passing by Croatia's first brewery.

Duration: ca. 4,5 Stunden

Wlking grade: II: The excursion by bus is followed by a moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.
 

Belgrade, Serbia -

Enjoy a new day in a new country! You reach Belgrade, the vibrant and distinctly western-influenced capital of Serbia at breakfast time. This metropolis is home to many attractions from various eras and cultures, and you can view these during the course of a morning sightseeing tour. After lunch, you can join an excursion to Topola and Oplenac, where you can see the famous St. George’s Church, which is the final resting place of most of the Serbian royal family. After dinner, night owls get to enjoy an evening excursion to the lively artists’ quarter Skardaljia. The ship will leave the harbor before midnight.

Stay Belgrade:  8am - 11pm
Excursions:
 City tour Belgrade:

Belgrade, one of the oldest European cities and the capital of Serbia, lies at the junction of the Danube and the Sava. The city boasts a large number of monuments from different areas and different cultures.

First, the tour takes you to the Kalemegdan fortress, where you’ll have an impressive panoramic view over the Danube and the Sava Rivers. Afterwards, you can see the National Museum, the parliament, the Terazije square and the palace of princess Ljubica. Another highlight is the St. Sava Cathedral, the largest Orthodox church in the world. After a refreshment break at a local restaurant, our tour ends with a visit to the pedestrian zone where you will find many shops and art galleries.

Duration: approx. 3.5 hours

Walking grade: II: The excursion by bus is followed by a moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.

 Excursion to Topola and Oplenac:

The tour leaves Belgrade by coach and heads south through the pictureque landscape of Sumandja to Topola, the site of the initial national uprising against the Turkish Domination in 1804. Karadjordje, the leader of the revolt, built a small fortress with a church at this location.

From Topola you will drive to the nearby town of Oplenac, which stands in a rich agricultural area covered by poplar, maple and oak trees. Here you will visit the Royal Mausoleum of the Serbian dynasty and the inside of the magnificent St. George’s Church, which is made of white marble and decorated with beautiful mosaics. The mausoleum contains about 20 tombs of members of the Serbian and former Yugoslavian royal families.

Duration: approx. 4.5 hours

Walking grade: III: The excursion by bus is followed by a longer walk. You may need to climb several stairs.

 Evening excursion to the Artists' Quarter Skadarlija:

A coach takes you through Belgrade by night to a hotel in the city center, where you will enjoy a splendid folklore show. The ensemble will invite you for a glass of wine and will perform dances from all parts of the country. The costumes are very colorful and various pieces of Serbian folk music will be performed. Then you will drive to Skadarlija, the famous artists’ quarter, also known as the Montmartre of Belgrade. You will be served Serbian specialities accompanied by live music by a Serbian band.

Duration: approx. 3 hours

Walking grade : I: Minimum walking. Excursion by bus with short photo stops.

Iron Gates, Romania - Spend the day on board and enjoy a truly impressive natural spectacle. Your journey takes you through the “Iron Gates”, one of the most imposing gorges in Europe, which also forms the natural border between Serbia and Romania. One of the most beautiful stretches along the route includes the “Cazan” near the town of Orşova, where the riverbed recedes to 200 meters width and 80 meters depth and passengers will be rewarded with a fascinating view of the surrounding Carpathian Mountains and the Balkan mountain range. The small abbey church Mraconia, which is situated on the Romanian side of the Danube at the water’s edge, is equally worth seeing. The monumental rock sculpture of King Decebalus of Dacia reaches skywards at Dubova, and at 40 meters high is the largest in Europe.

Svishtov, Bulgaria -

Early in the morning you reach the Bulgarian town of Svishtov. Those who wish can take part in an on-land excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, which will include an exciting morning filled with culture and history, as well as lunch in a local Bulgarian restaurant, before returning to the ship, which will in the meantime have travelled to Giurgiu. After lunch, the journey continues downriver and in the evening you can enjoy a festive Gala Dinner with your captain and an evening program which will be an atmospheric close to the day.

Stay Svistov:  7am - 8am
Stay Giurgiu:  12.30pm - 1.15pm
Excursions
 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo:

The excursion heads towards Veliko Tarnovo in a comfortable coach. Picturesquely located on the steep banks of the river Yantra at the foot of the Balkan Mountains, the houses of this medieval town were built on narrow terraces along the steep, rocky slopes. Pass by the fortress Zarewez, where 22 tsars made history in the 2nd Bulgarian empire. There will be a photo stop, offering a good view of the fortress. You will also visit the 13th-century church St. Peter and Paul, which is one of the few medieval churches which had been kept intact and used for worship since the beginning of XIII century until the earthquake in 1913. At the end of the tour you will also have time to see local arts and crafts in a nearby shopping street.

Duration: approx. 5 hours

Walking grade: III: The excursion by bus is followed by a longer walk. You may need to climb several stairs.

Danube Delta -

Your journey continues through the breathtakingly beautiful Danube Delta, one of the largest wetlands in the world, with a large variety of plant and animal species, which has been declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. You travel along St George’s Canal, also known figuratively as the “end of the Danube” – the so-called “kilometre zero” – where the mighty river flows into the Black Sea. Your destination is the nearby fishing village of St. George, which is the starting point for an exciting Danube Delta boat safari – a great way to discover and get close to the impressive natural landscape and its fascinating flora and fauna. In the afternoon, your AMADEUS ship leaves St. George.

Stay Saint George Village:  10am - 3pm
Excursions:
 Nature Experience Danube Delta / Delta Safari (bookable only on board):

Experience the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, which is the second largest delta in Europe.

Your journey begins at the end of the oldest and wildest arm of the Danube at the small fishing village called Sfîntu Gheorghe (St. George). Enjoy an unforgettable tour with our Delta safari boats through the Danube Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with unique flora and fauna. Your trip takes you through the Sahalin Lagoon, the Ciotica Channel and passes by the oldest fish processing centers in the Danube Delta. Discover the unique habitat of waterfowl, fish and a plant world that is still largely untouched in its beauty. In fact, the Danube Delta has the largest reed-covered area in the world.

Duration: approx. 2.5 hours

Walking grade: II: The excursion by bus is followed by a moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.

Fetesti, Romania -

During breakfast you reach the Romanian town of Fetesti, where you leave your swimming hotel – but your trip is not over yet! You will be transferred to Bucharest, and check in at a centrally-located 4- or 5-star hotel. Thereafter, you can take part in a city sightseeing tour through this vibrant metropolis, which has 2 million inhabitants and a unique charm thanks to its colorful mix of buildings from different eras. At lunch time, you will dine in Bucharest, while in the evening you can enjoy a stylish farewell dinner in your hotel, while reflecting on your exciting Danube journey.

Stay Fetesti:  9am - 9.30am
Stay Bucharest: Over Night
Excursions:
 City tour Bucharest including lunch:

This city tour explores the capital city of Romania, also known as the “Paris of the East”.  Driving along the city’s magnificent boulevards, lined with impressive buildings, you will discover its certain Gallic flair. A short guided walk through the newly designed pedestrian area of the historic center will take you back in time 500 years. Among the old commercial streets and buildings, you shall visit Stravropoleos Church which is Romanian Orthodox, dating back to 1724, and is one of the oldest churches in the city. The tour ends with a photo stop at the impressive Palace of the Parliament. The palace, previously known as the “People’s House”, is one of the largest buildings in Europe and was constructed between 1983 and 1989. Enjoy lunch in a Romanian restaurant.

Duration: approx. 6 hours

Walking grade: II: The excursion by bus is followed by a moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.

Bucharest, Romania - You can enjoy breakfast in your hotel before checkout and your transfer to the Otopeni airport, where your homeward journey begins. The entire AMADEUS team wishes you a pleasant and safe trip. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Bratislava, Slovakia -

You arrive in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava before breakfast. This romantic city with its impressive Gothic and Baroque buildings is best explored in the morning, during the course of a city sightseeing tour, which takes you to all the most beautiful sights. You return to your AMADEUS ship for lunch on board, and thereafter you have the opportunity of visiting the imperial Festchloss Hof, once a residence of the Austrian Empress Maria Theresia, during the afternoon. The sumptuous gardens of this palace are highly recommended. Your ship weighs anchor before midnight and arrives in Esztergom in the morning.

Stay Bratislava: 7am - 11pm
Excursions
 City tour of Bratislava

During this tour you will get to know the capital of the young Slovakian Republic. The gorgeous old town has maintained its Gothic-Baroque style. The tour passes St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Grassalkovich Palace and continues up to the hill, where you will have a stunning, panoramic view of the city and surrounding areas.

Afterwards, you have the opportunity to participate in a guided walking tour through the restored old town. From Michael’s Gate you will take a leisurely stroll through the historic city center, where you can admire sights such as the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral, a former coronation cathedral for Hungarian kings, as well as the Academia Istropolitana, the oldest university of the city, which dates back to the 15th century. In addition to numerous palaces, you will also walk past the main square with the old City Hall, the Opera House and Maximilian Fountain.

Duration: approx. 3 hours

Walking grade: II: The excursion by bus is followed by a moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.

 Excursion to Schloss Hof Palace and Estate:
 

From Bratislava the coach takes you to the Castle Hof in Austria. The magnificent complex was built in the early 18th century through the efforts of two of the most important personalities of the Austrian Baroque period. Field Marshall Prince Eugene of Savoy was already a legend in his lifetime. An art enthusiast, he provided almost unlimited funding for the construction of the castle. The brilliant architect Lucas von Hildebrandt created a virtuoso masterpiece comprising a magnificent palace, beautifully designed, terraced gardens and an idyllic country estate. Under its subsequent owner, Empress Maria Theresa, an additional storey was added to the palatial building, which was remodelled in the style of French Classicism in accordance with the tastes of the time. It is unique in Europe and has become a top destination for those who seek to delight in culture, nature and the fascinating world of the Baroque.

After visiting the inside of the castle, you will have enough free time to see the beautiful garden and the Maierhof with its numerous animals.

Duration: approx. 5 hours

Walking grade: II: The excursion by bus is followed by a moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.

Amadeus Star

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

Amadeus Suite with walk-out exterior balcony, S Amadeus Suite with walk-out exterior balcony (S)
Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 284 sq. ft. 
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Outside

Mozart  with French Balcony,  A-1 Mozart with French Balcony ( A-1)
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 188 sq.ft. 
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Strauss  with French Balcony,  B-1 Strauss with French Balcony ( B-1)
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 188 sq.ft. 
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Haydn Cabin with panoramic window,  C-1 Haydn Cabin with panoramic window ( C-1)
Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request. 172 sq.ft. 
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Strauss  with French Balcony, B-4 Outside Strauss with French Balcony (B-4)
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 188 sq.ft.
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Haydn  Cabin with panoramic window, C-4 Outside Haydn Cabin with panoramic window (C-4)
Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request. 172 sq.ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy. Prices are subject to change.
Deposit: 10 % cabin price ( per person)

Included: 

  • Accommodations based on the allotted group block.
  • Full board including: Early Riser (reduced breakfast buffet in the Panorama-Bar), Buffet Breakfast (includes omelet service), Lunch (Buffet or table service depending upon the itinerary), Light Lunch (served in the Panorama-Bar), Dinner (5 courses, 3 choices for main course), Coffee & tea, iced water with meals, midnight (late night) snack. (No refund for meals not taken onboard; full board service starts with dinner on embarkation day and ends with breakfast on disembarkation day)
  • Music program every day in the bar by a pianist or by the Amadeus music group
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Farewell Dinner
  • Experienced English speaking cruise director
  • Free-flowing red & white regional wines, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard.
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • 24-hour coffee station
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • Audio headsets for optional shore excursions
  • All port charges and local taxes

Services not included in the group rate
-Expenditures of personal nature
-Shore Excursions
-Transfers and other ground arrangements
-Visa costs (if required for entering or passing throughthe various countries within the featured itinerary
-Tips (we recommend USD 13.00 per person, per day)

Single supplement surcharge (based on per person pricing as listed above):
C4/C1 : 15%
B4: 30%
B1: 50%
A1: 60%
Suite: 100%


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.



Cancellation:
DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE:

  • 120-90 days prior to Departure Date : 50% of total cruise fare per person
  • 89-60 days prior to Departure Date: 80% of total cruise fare per person
  • Less than 60 days prior to Departure Date: 100% of total cruise fare per person.

Cancellation Policy for Optional Add-Ons:
-Shore Excursion Packages:
Refundable up to 60 days prior to departure.

-Pre-Paid Gratuities:
Refundable up to cruise departure date.
(Excursions can be added to a booking up to 60 days prior to departure.)

Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellation invoices are due for payment upon receipt.
* 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.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


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.