Topics in Critical and Intensive Care, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Obesity Western Caribbean Cruise Conference, round-trip Miami, Florida: February 9 - 16, 2019
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Topics in Critical and Intensive Care, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Obesity

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida
February 9 - 16, 2019

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Celebrity Equinox

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
8 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
Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Overview of substance use disorders (addiction) and diversion: epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and pharmacological and pharmacokinetic properties of commonly abused substances - Part one
    • Describe the scope of the problem of substance-related disorders (substance use, abuse, diversion)
  2. Overview of substance use disorders (addiction) and diversion: epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and pharmacological and pharmacokinetic properties of commonly abused substances - Part two, and Consequences and Prevention of Substance Abuse and Addiction
    • Distinguish the changes to diagnostic criteria between DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 for substance-use disorders
  3. Pharmacotherapy for Substance Use Disorders - Ethanol, Nicotine, and Opioids
    • Compare and contrast the efficacy of drugs used to treat substance use disorders
  4. Obesity and weight control including pharmacotherapy for both OTC and prescription drugs
    • Compare and contrast the efficacy of drugs used for the short- and long-term treatment of obesity.
  5. Managing acute asthma
    • Diagnose and manage acute asthma from basic care through to life-threatening presentation
  6. Managing sepsis
    • Differentiate infection from sepsis; diagnose and manage sepsis
  7. De-stressing the critically ill patient
    • Determine the physiological, psychological and pharmacological stresses inflicted during critical illness
  8. Managing diabetic emergencies
    • Manage fluid, insulin and other aspects from a physiological perspective
  9. Don't believe everything you read!
    • Using sepsis as an exemplar, to demonstrate how the literature often misleads, with evidence bias rather than evidence base
  10. Understanding lactate
    • To appreciate the biochemical basis of hyperlactatemia, and its causes, and how this is applied to clinical practice
  11. Managing acute heart failure
    • Apply physiological principles to managing heart failure, employing appropriate use of pharmacology
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
Edward Fisher, PhD, RPh

Dr. Edward Fisher received his BA in Biology and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his BS in Pharmacy at Temple University College of Pharmacy. His current position is Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy, Marshall B. Ketchum University, 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, California.

Dr. Fisher has been granted tenure at three different universities. His first academic position was at Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy where he was promoted to Associate Professor. Subsequently, he went on to help start up three new colleges of pharmacy Midwestern University-Glendale College of Pharmacy as Professor and Inaugural Department Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo, as Professor and Associate Dean.

He also served as the Director of the MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology program. His current position is Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy, Marshall B. Ketchum University, 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, California.

Dr Fisher is licensed as a pharmacist in Arizona and Pennsylvania, and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. He has devised and presented over 100 continuing education seminars and innovative NSF sponsored short courses. He is a past National Secretary of Rho Chi, the only pharmacy honor society, and recipient of the National Rho Chi Advisor of the Year award. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he currently plans to continue teaching in his areas of expertise which includes: substances of abuses, nutrition, and the pharmacotherapy of mental disorders.

Mervyn Singer, MB, BS, MD, FRCP(Lon), FRCP(Edin), FFICM
Professor of Intensive Care Medicine
University College London
London,UK

Head, Research Department of Clinical Physiology, Division of Medicine
Director, Bloomsbury Institute of Intensive Care Medicine
Editor-in-Chief, Intensive Care Medicine experimental (ICMx)
NIHR Senior Investigator 2009-2017

Mervyn Singer is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London, UK. He trained in medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, London and then undertook subsequent junior doctor posts in hospitals around the London area. He performed his doctorate research thesis developing a novel hemodynamic monitoring tool using esophageal Doppler ultrasonography; the subsequent technology (CardioQ) is now used in >30 countries worldwide. He then began formal critical care training in an academic rotation at University College London in 1989 and was appointed Professor in 2001.

He is Director of the Bloomsbury Institute of Intensive Care Medicine and runs a research group totaling 15 people performing bench-to-bedside research. Specific interests include sepsis and multi-organ failure, tissue oxygenation, infection, novel diagnostics and monitoring. Funding comes from the Wellcome Trust, UK Medical Research Council, European Union, and UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) among others. He has published widely, with multiple papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet and JAMA. Apart from the above-mentioned esophageal Doppler monitor, he has developed a novel tissue PO2 monitor (gauging the adequacy of tissue perfusion) entering clinical trials in 2016, and a novel drug inducing a 'suspended animation' state intended for ischaemia-reperfusion injury that is scheduled to go into man also in 2016. He is also the clinical lead investigator of studies on novel diagnostics for sepsis and infection, and the first intensivist to be appointed a Senior Investigator by the NIHR.

He lectures widely and has delivered four plenary lectures at the annual Congresses of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the US Society of Critical Care Medicine. He has authored/edited several textbooks including the Oxford Textbook of Critical Care and the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (ICMx), co-chair of the new Sepsis Redefinitions Task Force, Council Member of the International Sepsis Forum, Critical Care Theme Lead of the NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative, and does 13 clinical on-call weeks per annum in the ICU.
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.

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.


Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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
Sat Feb 09 Miami, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Feb 10 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Feb 11 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Tue Feb 12 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Feb 13 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Feb 14 George Town, Cayman Islands
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Feb 15 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Sat Feb 16 Miami, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Miami, Florida (Embark and Debark) - Florida's "Magic City" is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. And, Miami truly is "international" owing to its large Cuban exile population and its role as the de facto gateway between much of Central and South America and Europe. Here you can discover music, cuisine and culture that demonstrate the renewing power of the mixing of cultures. Plan to spend a night or two, before or after your cruise to really get a feel for its soul. Night life in the city tends toward the high-end with ample opportunities to see Miami's cosmopolitan populace dressed to impress. Or experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach (plenty of night-life there, too, of course). Nearby, natural Florida can be experienced up close. Board an airboat and explore the Everglades, the "river of grass": and, yes, there will be alligators.
Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold in the new world. Today, visitors to the island find out gold and silver jewelry in the dockside (and other) shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Families, too, can easily find fun in Cozumel: there are a couple of water themed "parks" with lovely beaches stocked with many water sports options including a kid-friendly obstacle courses. Pleasant Horseback riding is also available with professional staff to ensure safety. Underwater adventure is here, as well; the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
George Town, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.
Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

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 Equinox

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) - When you stay in a Royal Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of European-style butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Café al Bacio. Separate living room and dining area and a veranda with whirlpool and luxurious lounge seating.
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
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Services: European-trained butler service to help you pack/unpack, make your spa appointments, dinner reservations, shore excursions and so much more, priority check-in, priority debarkation, reserved theatre seating (on formal nights only), full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service, afternoon canapés and tea service, complimentary daily in-suite espresso and cappuccino, priority tender service, shoeshine service.
Amenities: Luxury bath amenities, plush bathrobe, slippers, Extra handheld hair dryer, additional custom bath products, nail kit, shower gel, mending kit, pillow menu, dual iPod/iPad docking station, welcome Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive art work from the ArtCenter/South Florida artists, daily fresh fruit platter.
Special amenities for Royal Suite include: Separate whirlpool bathtub, whirlpool on private veranda, Stateroom setup of one bottle of vodka and one bottle of scotch with accompanying mixers, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, separate living room with dining and sitting area, two entertainment centers with televisions, walk-in closet.
Stateroom:538 sq. ft.Veranda:195 sq. ft.

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Celebrity Suite (CS) - When you stay in a Celebrity Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of European-style butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Café al Bacio.
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
Services: European-trained butler service to help you pack/unpack, make your spa appointments, dinner reservations, shore excursions and so much more, priority check-in, priority debarkation, reserved theatre seating (on formal nights only) Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service, afternoon canapés and tea service, complimentary daily in-suite espresso and cappuccino, Priority tender service, Shoeshine service.
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Amenities: Luxury bath amenities, plush bathrobe, slippers, Extra handheld hair dryer, additional custom bath products, nail kit, shower gel, mending kit, pillow menu, dual iPod/iPad docking station, welcome Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive art work from the ArtCenter/South Florida artists, daily fresh fruit platter.
Stateroom: 467 sq. ft. Veranda: 85 sq. ft.

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Sky Suite (S1) When you stay in a Sky Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of European-style butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Café al Bacio.
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
Services: European-trained butler service to help you pack/unpack, make your spa appointments, dinner reservations, shore excursions and so much more, priority check-in, priority debarkation, reserved theatre seating (on formal nights only) Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service, afternoon canapés and tea service, complimentary daily in-suite espresso and cappuccino, Priority tender service, Shoeshine service.
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Amenities: Luxury bath amenities, plush bathrobe, slippers , extra handheld hair dryer, additional custom bath products: nail kit, shower gel, mending kit Pillow menu, dual iPod/iPad docking station , welcome Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive art work from the ArtCenter/South Florida artists, daily fresh fruit platter.
Stateroom:300 sq. ft.Veranda:79 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 Stateroom (C3) - Spacious accommodations complete with special privileges like priority check-in, personalized Concierge service, priority seating time preferences in the main dining room and specialty restaurants, upgraded room service menu, evening hors d'oeuvres, plush bathrobes, and veranda with lounge seating.
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
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Services: Priority check-in, express luggage delivery, personalized Concierge service, priority disembarkation based on your travel needs, Complimentary shoeshine service, access to the exclusive Concierge Class Pre-departure Lounge
Amenities Welcome Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive art work from the ArtCenter/South Florida artists, pillow menu to suit your sleeping preferences, daily delivery of Afternoon Savories, plush bathrobes, fresh fruit , custom-blended bath amenities, use of binoculars and golf umbrella, extra handheld hair dryer, Celebrity tote bag.
Stateroom: 191 sq. ft. Veranda: 41 sq. ft.

$1,324
Sunset Veranda (SV) These are some of our most desirable locations-found at the aft of the ship.
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
Services: European-trained butler service to help you pack/unpack, make your spa appointments, dinner reservations, shore excursions and so much more, priority check-in, priority debarkation, reserved theatre seating (on formal nights only) Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service, afternoon canapés and tea service, complimentary daily in-suite espresso and cappuccino, Priority tender service, Shoeshine service.
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Amenities: Robe, Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs, Water/wine glasses Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% cotton linens Hair dryer.
Note: Staterooms with an upper bed and sofa bed that sleeps two accommodate a maximum of four guests.
Stateroom:194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
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Deluxe 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.
$934
OceanView Stateroom (07) - 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 : 170 sq. ft.
$924
Inside Stateroom (11) - 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.
$554
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $294.30
Deposit $250 per person

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

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

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

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

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

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