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2016 CME Cruises

Oct 7 - 17, 2016   
Infectious Diseases & Primary Care
Sold out. Waitlist accepted
Oct 15 - 22, 2016
Family Medicine
Oct 24 - Nov 3, 2016
Neurology and Rehab Medicine
Nov 5 - 21, 2016
Mental Health in the Workplace
Nov 6 - 13, 2016
Rheumatology, Chronic Pain, and Hot Topics in Medicine
** Wait list only **
Nov 7 - 14, 2016
Physician Health & Medicine in Costa Rica
** Wait list only **
Nov 19 - Dec 3, 2016
Dermatology & Endocrinology
Dec 21/16 - Jan 2/17
Holiday CME cruise
Dermatology, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine

* 2017 CME cruises *

Jan 22 - Feb 5, 2017
McGill CME Conference
Feb 5 - 17, 2017
Psychiatry, Dermatology, and Women's Health
Feb 9 - 21, 2017
Family Practice Refresher hosted by BC Medical Journal 
Feb 23 - Mar 07, 2017
Endocrinology, Geriatrics, and Psychiatry
Mar 12 - 19, 2017
Gastroenterology Update 2017
Apr 30 - May 7, 2017
Primary Care and Neurosurgery for the non-neurosurgeons update
May 12 - 22, 2017
Internal Medicine & Medical - Legal updates
Jun 3 - 9, 2017
Chronic Pain & Urology
Jul 6-18, 2017
Emergency Medicine, Diabetes Management
Early Bird Tuition ends Sept. 30th
** Founders'  Cruise **
AUG 20-27, 2017
Infectious Diseases & More
Sep 1 - 15, 2017
Cardiology, Sports Medicine, Dermatology
** Book Now, already 70% Sold **
Sep 24 - OCT 05, 2017
Cardiology, Primary Care, Endocrinolgoy
Oct 18 - 28, 2017
Cardiology & Emergency Medicine
Nov 25 - Dec 02, 2017
Neurology & Infectious Diseases 
Dec 5-17, 2017
Rheumatology and Chronic Pain
** Founders' Cruise **
Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 06, 2018
Male & Female Sexual Health + Endocrinology
Feb 3 - 17, 2018
Family Practice, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry
Mar 30 - Apr 11, 2018
Cardiology,Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Cultural Anthropology

* Vicus was the Roman name for the beautiful port city of Vigo, Spain.  Vigo's scenic port city is renown for its fresh seafood and rich maritime traditions.

* Costa Rica hosts more than 5% of the world's biodiversity even though its landmass only takes up .03% of the planet's surface. You can expect to see over 1,000 species of butterflies! >> Read more

* Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier (Patagonia), which contains the world's third largest reserve of fresh water, is one of just two glaciers in all of South America that is growing. This phenomena baffles scientists, as most of the world's glaciers are shrinking because of climate change.

* Bermuda is made up of 181 coral covered lava based islands and has about 155 miles of roadway. It also has one of the highest concentrations of limestone caves in the world. 

* Travel Insurance Saved my life >> Read more

* You can register your travel with your government and they can advise you of possible travel alerts and family emergencies  >> Read more
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You can now follow SeaCourses on Instagram and see some of the beautiful photos we share on some of our trips.  This month we shared images Harvey & Martin shared on our recent European River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Hope you enjoy!
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Humanitarian aid has always been a focus at Sea Courses. As health care providers we witness the immense need for healing and medical services throughout the world; and recognize opportunities to bring financial and medical aid to those is need. read more >>






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September Update

I am excited to announce that the Sea Courses' Founders - Dr. Martin Gerretsen and Mr. Harvey Strydhorst - will continue to be hosts on our CME cruises through 2017 and beyond. We have identified these trips with the designation  Founders' Cruises . They will also be hosting some, non-CME cruises to destinations that they have identified on their personal "bucket lists".
Additionally, we are very pleased to announce the first of a number of Culinary Cruise experiences we have planned with Paul Gauguin Cruises. On February 18-25, 2017 world renowned Chef Vikram Vij will be sailing on board the  m/s  Paul Gauguin from Tahiti through the Society Islands. This trip of a lifetime cruise will be made even more special with his presence and participation.  Click this link for details.
We continue this month with our Travel Expert feature with an article by Andrew Hanna, a third generation wine importer. He shares with us some of his passion and insights into Spain and the places we are visiting on our  May 2017 Spectacular Spanish Sojourn .
We would also like to remind you about our 2016 Survey of CME Topics and Destinations. We use this valuable survey information to develop our future CME Trips. Every entry has a chance to win a Celebrity Cruise for two. Entries must be received by November 30th.  Click here for this survey.
As a last reminder, space is running out on our Magnificent Europe River Charter on the Avalon Illumination in September 2017. There are less than a dozen staterooms remaining.  Click here for details.
Thank you for choosing Sea Courses as your CME Cruise, Resort and Tour provider. We look forward to meeting you on board a future cruise or ashore at one of our resort or tour conferences. The Sea Courses team is available to help you find the right trip for you.
Ron Dawick
President, CEO
Featured Travel Contributor, Andrew Hanna
Spain, Home of small plates and big flavours!
Andrew Hanna is a 3rd generation wine importer with his family firm, John Hanna & Sons Ltd. and the founder of First Press Marketing - specialized in digital marketing services for wine producers and vendors. Andrew dives in and shares some of his passion and insights into Spain. Click here to read more about this exciting food and wine destination. 
Promotions ending soon! Book Now and Save.
Early Bird Tuition ends - September 30th
Scandinavia & Russia - July 6-18, 2017: Emergency Medicine & Diabetes Management.   Book by September 30th and save $100 on tuition.

Celebrity Cruises - FREE DRINKS! Pick one Perk and Go. See details below. Book by September 30th.
Celebrate the Holidays in the Caribbean with Celebrity and DEMI LAVATO!
December 21, 2016 - January 2, 2017
12 Night Southern Caribbean Holiday Cruise
Florida, Antiqua, Dominica, Lucia, Barabados, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas

Southern Caribbean CME cruise - Less visited than other areas in the region, the  Southern Caribbean has expansive natural beauty and gorgeous scenery. Popular  islands include Antigua, lush St. Lucia, & Dominica. With Miami, Florida as the main  embarkation port, your cruise vacation begins before you even board the ship! St.  Maarten and St. Thomas offer a unique view into Caribbean culture and daily life. In a rare, one of a kind concert experience on December 28th - you are invited to participate in an exclusive Celebrity Concert with international recording artist, DEMI LOVATO.
Celebrity Cruises
GO! BIG - choose one and go. Book between September 1 - 30, 2016 for sailings four nights or longer departing thru June 2017.
Oceanview stateroom category or higher. Some restrictions may apply.

- Celebrity Eclipse (Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2017) Southern Caribbean
- Celebrity Infinity (Jan 22 - Feb 5, 2017) South America
- Celebrity Solstice (Feb 5 - 17, 2017) Australia & New Zealand
- Celebrity Summit (Apr 30 - May 7, 2017) Bermuda
- Celebrity Silhouette (Jul 6 - 18, 2017) Baltic & Scandinavia
- Celebrity Infinity (Aug 20 - 27, 2017) Alaska Glaciers
- Celebrity Millennium (Sept 24 - Oct 5, 2017) Japanese Explorer
(Feb 3 - 17, 2018) Australia & New Zealand
- Celebrity Solstice (Mar 30 - Apr 11, 2018) Australia Great Barrier Reef

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Sea Courses expands land offerings!
Over the years we have heard our loyal customers ask if we would consider doing some land based CMEs.  We answered that call with our first Sandals Emerald Bay, Exuma, Bahamas resort selling out quickly. We are still able to take waitlist requests but have added another exciting all-inclusive resort, the DoubleTree by Hilton Costa Rica, to help with the added demand.

Costa Rica is now available and selling quickly. We do encourage you to join us on this exciting all inclusive November 7-14, 2016.  

In 2017 we have two beautiful land based CMEs that are on many people's travel bucket list. Join us in Spain May 12-22, 2017 as we explore some of the country's rich history, savour fresh culinary delights, and enjoy some very special Spanish wine tastings. Another exciting land tour is going to  Iceland June 3-9, 2017. This enchanting island nation with strong Viking roots raw with beauty will no doubt steal your heart away. For more information call 
1 _888 _ 647 _ 7327  or click on the links below.
March 12 - 19, 2017 EASTERN CARIBBEAN
Holland America Line - m/s Nieuw Amsterdam


Christian Turbide, MD, FRCPC; Kerri Novak, MD; and Alex Aspinall, MD lead this interesting CME on Gastroenterology, and Hepatology. Join us on this popular Eastern Caribbean sailing and escape the winter blues!

Optimizing Patient Care June 2017 Iceland
June 3-9, 2017 ICELAND
CME Land Tour - Reykjavik
Optimizing Patient Care: Chronic Pain & Urology 

Iceland has long been a mystical bucket list item for many world travellers. Visiting Iceland has never been easier with many flights leaving from various airports throughout North America and Europe. Iceland has had a 20% tourism growth per year for the last 5 years and we are excited to showcase this exciting destination in our third Land CME. 
May 12-22, 2017 Madrid, Vigo & Rioja SPAIN
CME Land Tour -  Madrid to Rioja
Internal Medicine & Medical Legal Updates

Join the Sea Courses CME land excursion crew as we explore some of Spain's exciting wine and cultural sites.  This ten day land CME offers three beautiful Spanish cities to explore and get a feel for this vibrant country. click < <here>> to view the Spain Itinerary. Learn more about this exciting food and wine destination with our travel contributor, Andrew Hanna. Click here to read more.

July 6-18, 2017 SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA  
Celebrity Silhouette
Cardiology, Diabetes and Emergency Medicine

You're invited to join Sea Courses founders Harvey Strydhorst and Martin Gerretsen on this 'Founders' Sailing'. As you discover Scandinavia and Russia, you will also discover the special touches and unparalleled experiences of a Sea Courses Founders' hosted cruise. There will also be an exclusive opportunity to meet with Harvey and Martin at our "Founders' Forum". All this while you enjoy exceptional value, fantastic perks and many exclusive services while onboard.

Scandinavia is an especially good fit for those travellers who want to combine history and culture with stunning beauty. Visiting 6 capital cities you will experience some of the best highlights in European culture and architecture in addition to a 2 day visit in St. Petersburg, one of the world's most iconic cities of the last half millennium and a UNESCO world heritage site.
** Reminder: Early bird tuition ends September 30th - book now and save.

September 24 - October 05, 2017 
Celebrity Millennium
Cardiology, Primary Care and Endocrinology

Rare overnight stays in Tokyo (Yokohama) & Kobe, Japan. A stop in Korea plus two glorious days at sea to enjoy the Celebrity Millennium's amenities to the fullest. This voyage is truly a spectacular showcase of Japan and all the culture it has to offer. Revel in the natural beauty of the rarely visited port of Aomori, Japan. Enjoy the vibrant neon of Tokyo as your embarkation and disembarkation point you will certainly be impressed! 
November 25 - December 2, 2017 PATAGONIA
M/V Stella Australis - Punta Arenas, Chile round trip
Adventures in Medicine 2017: Neurology

Sea Courses is thrilled to offer four exclusive and unique ports of call that will not be available to the general public until 2018. You will experience Almirantazgo Bay in Karukinka Park, Condor Glacier, Navarino, and Seno Chico. Reserve your spot on this exciting " Adventures in Medicine"

Read Martin's Travel blog on his experience in Patagonia.
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