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Primary Care and Geriatrics: Addressing Issues of Aging Patients

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Jul 10 - Jul 21 - Civitavecchia
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Primary Care and Geriatrics:
Addressing Issues of Aging Patients - 2017 Update

11-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
July 10 - 21, 2017

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Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Reflection

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
4½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

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, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Atrial Fibrillation
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Be able to use evidence based data to decide between rate and rhythm control in your patient
    • Be able to utilize the CHAD score to decide about anticoagulation in your patient
    • Be able to advise your patient about the pros and cons of ablation as a treatment
  2. Falls Prevention and Management
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Define falls
    • Understand gait and balance disturbances in the elderly
    • Implement a falls management program for long-term care residents
    • Apply quality measures to benefit patient care and practice reimbursement
    • Describe four age related changes which may contribute to falls in your elderly patient
    • Be able to assess environmental changes that may contribute to falls in your patients
    • Be aware of strategies to reduce the incidence of frequent falling in your patients
  3. Osteoporosis
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Understand the Institute of Medicine report on vitamin D
    • Review definitions of osteoporosis by DEXA and FRAX
    • Know which of your patients need to be screened, when and how often
    • Know how to interpret the T score on a DEXA scan and its limitations
    • Utilize therapies that include bisphosphonates, PTH and inhibitors of the RANK/RANKL/OPG system
    • Recommend appropriate vitamin D therapy
    • Council patients on calcium supplementation and cardiovascular risk
    • Summarize the various dental guidelines on osteonecrosis
  4. Mild Cognitive Impairment
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Define Mild Cognitive Impairment in both amnestic and non-amnestic disease states
    • Understand the potential implications of early diagnosis of dementia for patient care outcomes
    • Describe progress in biomarker research for Alzheimer's disease
  5. Dementia
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Evaluate patients for symptoms of cognitive and functional loss
    • Know the clinical manifestations of Alzheimer's disease and how to work up this problem in your patients
    • Be able to diagnose Frontotemporal dementia and distinguish it from Parkinson's disease in your patients
    • Apply appropriate drug and non-drug interventions for patients with dementia
    • Counsel families and caregivers at all stages of disease
  6. Anemia and CKD in the Elderly
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Discuss prevention methods for anemia in CKD with a healthcare team and older patients
    • Identify patients who are at-risk of developing anemia of CKD
    • Develop therapy courses for older people with CKD that combine healthy lifestyle choices and medication
    • Describe best practices in the management of anemia and CKD
  7. Management of Constipation
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Evaluate interdisciplinary strategies to overcome common barriers that hinder the optimal management of chronic constipation in health care settings
    • Discuss the key components of a facility-wide approach to managing chronic constipation
    • Describe the implementation of appropriate bowel protocols in health care settings
    • Outline the elements of treatment plans that can be tailored for individual residents for chronic constipation to prevent severe complications
  8. Depression in the Elderly
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Recommend primary and adjuvant therapy for the depressed elderly patient
    • Utilize the PHQ-9 in all practice settings
    • Identify opportunities for non-drug interventions for depression including cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Know three ways to distinguish Late Life Depression from Major Depressive Disorder in your older patients
    • Recognize three "trigger diseases" which are associated with Late Life Depression
    • Be familiar with four classes of anti-depressant medications and when to utilize them in your patients
  9. Delirium
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Be able to apply the confusion assessment method in diagnosing delirium in your older patients
    • Know at least four major causes of delirium in your patients
    • Be able to develop a plan to prevent and when not possible to effectively treat delirium
  10. Management of Chronic Non-malignant Pain in the Elderly
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Understand the pathogenesis of pain
    • Evaluate pain in elderly patients
    • Apply recent guidelines in pain management
    • Choose appropriate drug therapy and multimodal interventions for the relief of pain
  11. Improving Safety and Reducing Medication Errors
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Identify medications that place long term care residents at high risk of medication misadventure
    • List mechanisms available to decrease the risk of medication errors in select environments
    • Identify the major areas of medication risk in the elderly residents
    • Outline strategies to improve medication safety
  12. COPD and the Management of Respiratory Disease in the Elderly
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Evaluate interdisciplinary strategies to overcome common barriers that hinder the optimal management of COPD in health care settings
    • Discuss the key components of a facility-wide approach to managing respiratory illness
    • Implement the appropriate use of nebulizers, MDIs and oxygen for long-term care residents
  13. Medical Ethics and the End of Life
    Objectives: After this session the learner will be able to:
    • Understand 3 ethical principles which may be utilized in decision making at the end of life
    • Know when and how to utilize hospice care for your patients
    • Know how to discuss the issue of parenteral feeding with patients and families who are no longer taking food by mouth
  14. Transitions in Care
    Objectives: At the end of this session the learner will be able to:
    • Apply the principles of INTERACT in long term care environments "Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers"
    • Consider Project BOOST for hospital transitions "Better Outcomes for Older adults through Safe Transitions"
    • Understand the principles underlying Project RED "Re-Engineered Discharge"
  15. Case Discussions
    Objectives: At the end of this session the learner will be able to:
    • Address any additional discussion items not previously reviewed
    • Present cases for all to consider
    • Review information not clearly stated


Key Applications
  • Apply geriatric care quality indicators into every day practice
  • Effectively manage common geriatric syndromes and conditions in different settings of care
  • Re-engineer clinical practice to improve quality, efficiency, and safety in geriatric patients
  • Participate in innovative models of geriatric care that will evolve as Medicare changes its reimbursement policies
  • Apply the updated Beers Criteria in deciding about medication use in your patients
  • Utilize the CHAD score when deciding about anticoagulation in your patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Utilize the Geriatric Depression Scale to screen for depression in your older patients
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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Primary Care and Geriatrics: Addressing Issues of Aging Patients

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Jul
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Jul 10 - Jul 21 - Civitavecchia
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Faculty
Robert Louis Dickman, MD FAAFP, AGSF
Dr. Dickman was the founding Chair of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the inaugural Jaharis Family Chair of Family Medicine from 2001-2009. Dr Dickman has also been very active in Geriatric Medicine since its inception in the US in the mid 1980's. He has been a fellow in the American Geriatrics Society since 1985 and been certified in geriatrics since 1988. Dr Dickman has lectured and published widely in the areas of geriatric medicine and medical ethics with a particular interest in overmedication in the elderly. He is currently an attending physician at Hebrew Senior Life, a large Harvard affiliated geriatric care program with multiple sites in the Boston area.

Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD
Dr. Eric Tangalos is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was Chair of Primary Care Internal Medicine from 1997 to 2006. Dr. Tangalos received his undergraduate training from the University of Michigan, is a graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and was a resident and fellow in Internal Medicine at Mayo.

He is a past president of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) and is a fellow and past governor of the American College of Physicians. He is a past director of the American Geriatrics Society and served on their Foundation for Health in Aging. He served eight years on the national board of the Alzheimer's Association and was a member of their executive committee. He is a delegate to the AMA and is the immediate past chair of the AMDA Public Policy Committee.

He continues as Co-Director of Education for the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and has been continuously funded by the NIA since 1987. He is active with NCQA, AMA/PQRI and most recently was appointed to the National Quality Forum "Common Formats" steering committee. Dr. Tangalos also serves as Chair of the Omnicare P&T Committee.
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.


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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Mon Jul 10 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Tue Jul 11 Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Jul 12 Nice, France
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jul 13 Barcelona, Spain
10:00 am -
Fri Jul 14 Barcelona, Spain
- 5:00 pm
Sat Jul 15 *At Sea
- -
Sun Jul 16 Malaga, Spain
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Mon Jul 17 Gibraltar, United Kingdom
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Jul 18 Cartagena, Spain
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jul 19 Ibiza, Spain
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Jul 20 *At Sea
- -
Fri Jul 21 Civitavecchia (Rome), 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 and fashion. You'll have to plan your time carefully as the sights of Rome are captivating and seemingly endless: the Colosseum and Forum, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain and, of course the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.You can't fit it all in one day (or even a week, to be honest). Be sure to spend at least a couple days enjoying the many pleasures Rome has to offer before and/or after your cruise conference.
Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona is a one of a kind, world-class city. While away the day exploring the beautiful, tree-shaded Las Ramblas. Or, marvel at its fantastic Art Nouveau architecture, with dozens of buildings that seem to have been sculpted from the stuff of dreams, like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. For the more worldly, shop for exquisite Lladro ceramics, chic spanish fashions or enjoy a cuisine that many say has rival's the French for the title of world's best.
Cartagena, Spain - In the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, you'll find a natural harbor surrounded by five hills - welcome to the seaport known as Cartagena. Cartagena was originally settled in 223 BC. The city has flourished under Roman, Muslim and Arab rule, and today offers a vast cultural legacy. Cartagena was the main city of the Spanish Carthaginians, who named it after their own capital. The port is rich in ancient and maritime history. The town is walled, the harbor defended by forts, and Roman ruins are scattered throughout.
Gibraltar, British Territory - As long as the Barbary Apes remain, the British will rule Gibraltar‐this is the tradition that has held for 350 years. These pesky primates are a favorite with visitors despite their incessant chatter and light-fingered ways. Ride to the top of the Rock for great views over the Strait of Gibraltar‐on a clear day you'll see Africa.
Ibiza, Spain - Ibiza, the third largest of the Balearics, began to grow from a quiet, little-known island into a playground for the rich and an enclave for artists in the 1950s and 1960s. The island's brilliant, whitewashed houses reflect not only the summer sun, but 300 years of Moorish rule, earning it the nickname of 'Isla Blanca' or White Island. The town of Ibiza, also known as Eivissa, is a delightful combination of Medieval and 19th-century architecture. Visit the picturesque upper town (Dalt Vila), far removed from the sometimes hectic pace of the rest of the island. The ancient cathedral, enclosed by 16th-century walls which are a national monument in their own right, provides a stunning view of the Mediterranean below.
La Spezia, Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

Or, you could stay closer to port and visit Cinque Terre ("The Five Cities") coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Italy's greatest jewels. These five small villages dotting the coast are free of car traffic and are reached only by a railway, hiking trails, or a pedestrian ferry. Small, winding paths connect many of the villages, and a light amount of hiking will afford you some spectacular views of cliffs, coastline, and stone terraces.
Málaga, Spain - Málaga is the gateway to the Andalusian countryside and the Costa del Sol, where you can dig your toes in to the sand of some of the most impressive beaches. But this bustling town has more to offer than surf and sun. Málaga also boasts a number of impressive palaces, including the Moorish Alcabaza and Gibralfaro, as well as the majestic Alhambra Palace.
Nice, France - Cosmopolitan and chic, sun-drenched and spicy, Nice sparkles as the unofficial capital of the Riviera. Its bustling nightlife, top-notch museums, vibrant arts, and beaches enhance the charm of this Riviera town. Excellent local and regional transportation and a populace accustomed to tourists make Nice a rite of passage travelers young or old.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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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

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 (SG) -
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 (2B) Quad
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 (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.
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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 $387.45
Deposit $450 per person
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%
* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
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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; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason

before you cruise

4 Days / 3 Nights Rome Cruise Package

★ ★ ★ ★
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.
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: Day of leisure in Rome
    • Optional tours available
  • Day 4: Rome Pier
    • Ciao Roma! Prepare for departure after breakfast. Meet your driver for a private transfer to the Rome Civitavecchia pier.
    Tour Includes:
    • 3 nights hotel (standard room) with daily breakfast
    • Vatican tour
    • Transfer from Rome hotel to pier

    *$755 per person, based on double occupancy‐inquire for triple and single occupancy room
    Gratuities and tourist tax are not included (Must be paid locally) ‐ collected at hotel 4-7 Euros per person, per day .
    *Rates valid from April 1 - October 31, 2017
    Hotel may be substituted based on availability at time of reservation
    Black out dates apply during trade shows, holidays and events.

    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 Pier
    • Ciao Roma! Prepare for departure after breakfast. Meet your driver for a private transfer to the Rome Pier in Civitavecchia
    Tour Includes:
    • 2 nights hotel (Empire Palace), standard room, with daily breakfast
    • Vatican tour and Ancient Rome Group tour
    • Transfer from Rome hotel to pier
    *$632 per person, based on double occupancy‐inquire for triple and single occupancy room
    Gratuities and tourist tax are not included (Must be paid locally) ‐ collected at hotel 4-7 Euros per person, per day .
    *Rates valid from April 1 - October 31, 2017
    Hotel may be substituted based on availability at time of reservation
    Black out dates apply during trade shows, holidays and events.