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Dermatology

11-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
October 1 - 12, 2018

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Reflection

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

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  • Advanced Dermatologic Surgery
  • Benign versus Malignant Skin Lesions
  • KOH and Paulosquamous Dermatoses
  • The Diagnosis and Treatment of Warts
  • Psoriasis Therapy
  • Interactive Session
  • Ask The Professor
Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Review selected techniques in dermatologic surgery which are simple to perform, applicable to virtually all dermatologic practices, and perhaps underutilized.
  • Consider the theoretical basis, materials, techniques, side effects and cost of each procedure.
  • Develop an understanding of the clinical features of normal "moles" based on the natural history of these lesions.
  • Recognize the clinical features that differentiates melanoma and its precursor lesions from benign moles and other benign pigmented lesions.
  • Identify the characteristics of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma as compared to non-pigmented benign lesions
  • Identify superficial fungus infections based on physical diagnostic criteria.
  • Differentiate between superficial fungal infections and other papulosquamous diseases on clinical grounds
  • Distinguish between superficial fungal infections caused by dermatophytes and those caused by yeast organisms.
  • Rreview the clinical features of Papillomavirus infection.
  • Review treatment options including the role of newer modalities such as the Vascular Lesion Laser and Natural Alpha Interferon
  • Review available drugs to treat psoriasis
  • Discuss the risks and benefits
  • Emphasize clinical pearls which provide solutions to physicians who have been late in adopting recent advances.
  • Aid the primary care physician in making correct diagnoses "under pressure."
  • Utilize techniques to reduce cognitive errors in making diagnoses
  • Define a differential diagnosis while thinking on ones feet during conference feeling the same pressure physicians feel when making a diagnosis in front of a patient
  • Provide information to expand the treatment options for patients being actively treated by the primary care physician
  • Review stepwise approach to evaluating patients with common skin conditions and diseases
  • Identify superficial fungus infections based on physical diagnostic criteria
  • Asses the clinical features and treatment of scabies and lice infections
  • Review the clinical features of herpes simplex, and herpes zoster infections
  • Discuss clues to the diagnosis of eczema
  • Review available drugs to treat psoriasis
  • Review the clinical features of Papillomavirus infection
  • Develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of acne
  • Recognize the clinical features of normal "moles" based on the natural history of these lesions
  • Review the indications for common surgical procedures
  • Review selected techniques in dermatologic surgery
  • Identify clinical features of common blistering diseases
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
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Faculty
Robert T. Brodell, MD , FAAD
Professor and Chair
Department of Dermatology
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Pathology
University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Member, Board of Directors, American Board of Dermatology
Past President, American Board of Dermatology

Robert T. Brodell, MD is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College ('75) and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry ('79). Following two years of internal medicine residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, Bob completed his dermatology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at Barnes Hospital in St Louis, Missouri.

He practiced for 27 years in Warren, Ohio and was director of Skin Pathology Services, Inc. Known for his passion for teaching, Dr Brodell has performed 1,482 lectures and directed 38 symposia at local, regional, and national venues. He has 343 publications and has written two books: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Warts: An Evidence Based Approach (2003) and Tips and Tricks in Procedural Dermatology (2017). He has reviewed articles for 28 journals and served on the editorial board of 3 journals. He has participated in 38 multi center clinical trials. Bob enjoys traveling, skiing, and visiting his 5 children.


Stephen E. Helms, MD
Professor, Department of Dermatology
University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Dr. Helms earned his MD degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed residency training in Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. He obtained his board certification in 1978 and electively recertified in 2006 and again in 2016. He practiced for over 30 years in Warren, Ohio in addition to teaching medical students and Dermatology residents part time at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He now serves as a Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where is special interests are in Contact and Occupational Dermatitis as well as patient safety.

A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Helms is an active of multiple professional organizations and has presented more than 300 invited lectures at professional meetings nationwide. He as authored or coauthored more than... Articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and coauthored 7 chapters in medical textbooks. He serves as a journal reviewer for American Family Practice and Cutis and has written commentaries for Practical Dermatology. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, reading, watching classic movies, and especially, traveling with his wife, two children, and their families.

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.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Mon Oct 01 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Tue Oct 02 Florence (Livorno), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Oct 03 Nice, France
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 04 Barcelona, Spain
11:00 am -
Fri Oct 05 Barcelona, Spain
- 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 06 *At Sea
- -
Sun Oct 07 Gibraltar, United Kingdom
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Oct 08 Malaga, Spain
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Tue Oct 09 Cartagena, Spain
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 10 Ibiza, Spain
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Oct 11 *At Sea
- -
Fri Oct 12 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.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Celebrity Reflection

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

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 (S1)
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area, some with sofa bed and lounge chair. Entertainment center with television VCR and DVD player. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe. Stateroom : 251 sq. ft. Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
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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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Sunset Veranda (SV) Ample indoor and outdoor space come together to create a private sanctuary at sea . Relax in a spacious lounge and enjoy amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. Your personal veranda lets you greet the day, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets. These are some of our most desirable locations—found at the aft of the ship with a similar layout to AquaClass® Staterooms
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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Concierge Class (C3)
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Two lower beds convertible to queen. 20" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & high-quality binoculars. Complimentary beach towel service. Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
$2,149
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.
$1,599
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.
$1,439
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.
$1,269
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $401.77
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

Rome Pre or Post Cruise Package
4 Days / 3 Nights

★ ★ ★ ★
Empire Palace Hotel



Via Aureliana 39
Rome, Latium, 00187

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

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

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

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

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

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    Optional Tours in Rome:


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

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

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

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    3 Days / 2 Nights Rome Pre or Post Cruise Package

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

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

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