Tahiti & the Society Islands
- Start Date:
- Saturday, 21 April, 2012
- End Date:
- Saturday, 28 April, 2012 11:00am
- Pain Management, Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Multi, Physical Medicine
Tahiti & the Society Islands 7 – Night cruise with Paul Gauguin Cruises April 21 - 28, 2012 Health Perspectives of Tahiti and the Society Islands Joint Medical/Dental CME Seminar with the Bora Bora Medical Center Book NOW for best stateroom selection! Call us toll free for more information! 1-877-737-7005 The Paul Gauguin Experience Your experience on The Gauguin will be as carefree as possible. Your all-inclusive fare includes everything from gratuities to beverages to water sports on the marina.
In true Polynesian fashion, you can expect gracious hospitality and exquisite attention to detail. The Gauguin was designed specifically to enter into the intimate bays and lagoons of the French Polynesia and showcase the island's spectacular beauty through panoramic windows and all outside staterooms. Enjoy a taste of local culture through fine cuisine, supervised by a two-star Michelin chef, and through authentic Polynesian entertainment performed by the onboard troupe, the Gauguins.
This 7-night itinerary is perfect for those who want a core Polynesian experience. The Society Islands are what your daydreams are made of: crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, and lush mountains that leap almost vertically from turquoise lagoons. Snorkel alongside a school of butterfly fish in Bora Bora; explore a marae, an open-air temple, on an off-road safari in Moorea; and float the day away in the azure waters of our private motu off Taha'a.
There's a reason these islands are world-renowned - their beauty is unmatched. Inclusive Highlights and Points of Distinction: ?FREE Air from Los Angeles ?$200 shipboard credit per stateroom ?Symposiums by in-country professionals and distinguished members of the Professional Education Society ?Professional Education Society private cocktail party ?Most luxurious ship to sail in Tahiti on a year–round basis, only 332 guests ?Crew to guest ratio of 1 crew member to every 1.5 passengers ?All onboard gratuities included ?Complimentary beverages including fine wines and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee and tea throughout the ship.
Plus in-suite mini bar, replenished daily ?Two elegant restaurants and one pool-side grill, all with single open-seating dining ?Complimentary 24 hour room service menu ?Butler Service in category B or higher ?State-of-the-art retractable Watersports Marina – featuring complimentary snorkel gear, kayaks, windsurfing, water-ski ?Onboard enrichment lecture program with renowned archeologist, Mr. Mark Eddowes ?Optional pre or post cruise Island stay hotel packages About the Seminar: Proposed topics to be covered in the up to 15 hours of Continuing Education provided include: ?Healthcare Delivery in Isolated Communities: the Society Islands ?Emerging Healthcare Issues – Medical/Dental ?Top 3 for Morbidity - Challenges & Conquests: Cardiovascular/Cancer/Accidents ?Obesity & Type II Diabetes in French Polynesia - Discussion: Cross-cultural perspectives US & Polynesia ?Dental Deployment & Challenges in the Islands ?Indigenous Healing Techniques ?"Open Wide" – The Dental Gateway to Diagnosis; Diabetes, Heart Disease & Beyond ?Management of Dental Trauma, Dr.
Melissa Harmon, DDS, MSD ?Diagnosis of Odontogenic Space Infections, Dr. John Harmon, DDS, MS Itinerary – One week itinerary, perfect for your busy schedule Day Port Arrive Depart April 21 Papeete, Tahiti Depart 10pm April 22 Raiatea 11am 6pm April 23 Taha'a (Motu Mahana) 9am 5pm April 24 Bora Bora 8am overnight April 25 Bora Bora 6pm April 26 Moorea 8am overnight April 27 Moorea Papeete, Tahiti 7:30pm 5pm overnight April 28 Papeete, Tahiti am Port Highlights: Day 1 Embark Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti Begin your journey to paradise in the capital of Tahiti, the largest and most populated of the French Polynesian Islands.
Here you'll embark Paul Gauguin. This luxurious yet casual, ultra-deluxe vessel will be your home for the next week. With an endless choice of things to do, from relaxing poolside with a book to attending a lecture by the onboard naturalist, you will never be bored. Day 2 Raiatea You will have the day to explore the island that was once the cultural, religious, royal and political heart of Polynesia, as well as Tahiti's most significant archeological sites.
Ancient Polynesians built maraes, or temples, of stone in many sizes. The maraes provided a physical space for the spirit of the gods to occupy during ritual ceremonies, as did the carved wooden tikis for which the region is famous. Day 3 Taha'a (Motu Mahana) Motu Mahana, an islet adjacent to Taha'a, is our very own South Seas paradise featuring white sand beaches with swaying palms, crystal-clear waters and gentle breezes.
As an exclusive Paul Gauguin event, spend a full day exploring this idyllic, isolated island, and relaxing with a delicious barbecue lunch and Polynesian entertainment featuring strolling musicians and singers. Day 4 Bora Bora Immediately recognizable by the basalt tombstone of Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon and a series of smaller islands.
Ancient Polynesians called it Parapora, or "firstborn," because they thought it was the first island created after Raiatea. Or choose to spend your day on Paul Gauguin's exclusive, private white-sand beach. Day 5 Bora Bora Explore more of this magical isle on your own or on a choice of optional shore excursions. Choose from several, like a jitney tour on "Le Truck," or a 4-wheel-drive safari, or a glass-bottom boat ride.
We will set sail before dinner, enjoying a relaxing evening on board. Day 6 Moorea Covered in an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful multi-hued lagoons and palm-fringed beaches – Moorea's awesome beauty is unsurpassed. During your visit, you might wish to shop for local crafts, embark on a dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist and witness these fascinating animals in their amazing natural habitat, or try out some of the local pineapples – said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia.
Day 7 Moorea/Papeete (Tahiti) Explore more of this peaceful oasis. Perhaps you will choose to trek on the "Trails of the Ancients" or snorkel one of the world's most beautiful lagoons. At the end of the afternoon, we cruise to our home port in Papeete, docking for the night. Day 8 Disembark in Papeete Cap off your epic journey where it all began. You won't be the same as when you first set sail – these exotic isles are said to touch people in magical ways.
Stateroom Details All oceanview staterooms and suites – nearly 70% with private balconies, feature temperature control, queen- size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration) bathroom with full – size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, a refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, a mini bar and more. Cruise Fare: Owners Suite – OS $9,367 per person based on double occupancy Grand Suite – GS $9,007 per person based on double occupancy Veranda Suite - A $7,252 per person based on double occupancy Veranda Stateroom - B $6,172 per person based on double occupancy Balcony Stateroom - C $5,317 per person based on double occupancy Balcony Stateroom - D $5,182 per person based on double occupancy Window Stateroom - E $4,327 per person based on double occupancy Porthole Stateroom - F $4,102 per person based on double occupancy ** Special group rate for Professional Education Society ** Fares are per person, based on double occupancy and include FREE roundtrip economy class airfare from Los Angeles to Tahiti.
Air credit of $1,450 for cruise only. Government fees, port, handling, and security charges are $14 per person. Pre-cruise flight arrangements include an April 20th overnight flight from Los Angeles to Papeete with a hotel day-room use upon arrival and afternoon transfer to the ship. Post-cruise flight arrangements include a city tour, hotel day-room use and transfer to the airport for an overnight flight with arrival back in Los Angeles on April 29.
Air deviations can be requested. There is a $100 per person charge along with any fare difference that may apply. Transfers and hotel day-room use are not valid on the dates deviated. Save an additional 5% off the applicable cruise fare paid for Paul Gauguin Society members. Membership is open to past guests of Paul Gauguin Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, Oceania Cruises, SeaDream Yacht Club, and Windstar Cruises.
Conference organized by Professional Education Society
About PES Our mission is to conduct customized medical/dental travel programs for physicians, dentists and nurses that include Continuing Education Credit (CEU) & Continuing Medical Education (CME). Our seminars are presented by highly qualified speakers and include visits to professional medical sites. We understand that medical professionals have discriminating tastes and that their time is extremely valuable. Professional Education Society (PES) has combined the best hands-on learning opportunities and cultural events in each destination. We pay attention to striking the optimal balance between what there is to discover and learn at each destination in conjunction with our medical/dental symposiums. Over the past 31 years our groups have traveled to 127 countries creating unique learning opportunities. Health professionals as well as non-professionals, family and friends have been traveling with PES since it began in 1980. All travel is coordinated by Global Tracks, a leader in the field of educational travel. What PESPrograms Offer You: Highly qualified staff planning educational symposiums for the medical and dental community Years of experience organizing luxury travel to worldwide destinations Exceptional value due to our long standing relationships with the world's top cruise lines and ground suppliers Opportunities to network with colleagues and grow professionally Chance to learn about other specialty areas in the fields of medicine and dentistry Personalized service from your first contact for reservations to your tour director while traveling
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