Nov 21, 2018

Cardiology & Pain Management Update 2018

Panama Tropical Treasures

Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles | Crystal Serenity



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Dr. Bradley Dibble

Dr. Bradley J. Dibble, MD FRCPC, FACC Cardiology

Dr. Dibble graduated from University of Western Ontario in 1990 and stayed in London Ontario to complete training in Internal Medicine followed by Cardiology. Read More

Dr. Roman Jovey

Dr. Roman D. Jovey, MD Pain Management

Dr. Jovey, a graduate of the University of Toronto, was a general practitioner and emergency physician for almost 20 years. In 1999, he closed his family practice to focus on his twin interests of chronic pain management and addiction medicine. Read More


  • Companion Travels FREE
  • Up to 46 CME hours
  • Gratuities
  • Open bar services in all lounges throughout the ship including non-alcoholic beverages, fine wines, premium spirits and beers
  • Specialty Restaurant reservations (1 reservation per restaurant)
  • Free Unlimited Wi-Fi
Accommodation Rates:
(in USD)
(Current)  Rate
(CME Rate)
CME Fee **
Deluxe Stateroom with
Large Picture Window
From $11,598 From $9,699 $1,899 FREE $1,695
Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah From $14,438 From $12,099 $2,339 FREE
Penthouse with Verandah From $21,400 From $16,599 $4,801 FREE
Cruise Taxes/Fees:
 3rd Guest in Stateroom   Please Call Per person $259


Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina (View Hotel Details)   –  $289 USD per room (based on double occupancy)


  • 1 night accommodation – Marina View Room
  • American Breakfast buffet for 2 guests including tax & gratuity
  • Group transfer from the Hotel to the Crystal Serenity

Upgrade to a Pool/Intercoastal View room for $25 USD | Upgrade to a Tower Water View room for $40 USD

Nov 21, 2018 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 6:00 PM
Nov 22, 2018 Bimini, Bahamas 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
Nov 23, 2018 Cruising the Old Bahama Channel
Nov 24, 2018 Cruising the Caribbean Sea
Nov 25, 2108 Cartagena, Columbia 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Nov 26, 2018 Daytime transit of the Panama Canal
Nov 27, 2018 Cruising the Coast of Central America
Nov 28, 2018 Caldera, Costa Rica 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
Nov 29, 2018 Corinto, Nicaragua 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Nov 30, 2018 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Dec 1, 2018 Cruising the Pacific Ocean
Dec 2, 2018 Acapulco, Mexico 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Dec 3, 2018 Cruising the Coast of Mexico
Dec 4, 2018 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Dec 5, 2018 Cruising the Pacific Ocean
Dec 6, 2018 Los Angeles, CA 12:00 PM Overnight
Dec 7, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Disembark
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838, during the Second Seminole War, Ft. Lauderdale has little left of its warlike past. Instead the city welcomes visitors with broad beaches and an easy pace of life, plus convenient air and water connections that make the city a perfect place to begin or end a cruise.

Key West, Florida, USA

In the past, Key West was the winter home of Ernest Hemingway, John James Audubon and President Truman. Today it is a stylish retreat for writers and artists. Its atmosphere is reminiscent of the Caribbean, yet it is the southernmost town of the continental United States. Take a stroll along Duval Street, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, or explore its interesting art galleries and boutiques.

Cartagena, Colombia

Charming Cartagena is one of the most fascinating towns in South America. The old city, almost completely surrounded by lagoons, bays and the Caribbean Sea, is still girded by its 17th-century fortifications. Once these guarded the gold and treasures of the New World, bound for Spain; now they shelter ornate churches and convents, the dramatic Palace of the Inquisition, and other historic gems.

Panama Canal Crossing

Spend an unforgettable day cruising the Panama Canal, a fifty-one-mile waterway through the rainforest that is one of the world’s engineering masterpieces. The ship glides down the canal with inches to spare, through locks that raise and lower it like a toy. Along the way it crosses enormous Gatun Lake, and the amazing Gaillard Cut, blasted out of a solid mountainside.

Panama City, Panama

Situated at the narrowest point in the Americas, Panama City has been the main passageway between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans since it was founded in the 16th century. One of the most popular places to visit is Casco Viejo, or “Old City,” built by the Spaniards with walls on all sides to protect from pirate invasions. Neighborhoods within the city change drastically from block to block, with modern high-rises on one corner, slums on the next, and luxury homes right after that. Locals take it all in stride, and Panama City has been named by International Living magazine as one of the top five places in the world to retire for eight years running.

Caldera, Costa Rica

Superlatives abound when describing Costa Rica, one of Latin America’s most peaceful countries. Often called the “Switzerland of Central America,” it does not possess an army and boasts a stable democratic government as well as a high literacy rate. Strategically located between two great continents, it has been the benefactor of great cultural contributions from each. In addition to discovering its fascinating traditions, visitors to Costa Rica will be welcomed by friendly people and will enjoy superb scenery and an ideal climate.

Acapulco, Mexico

Spectacularly situated where rugged mountains meet the sea, legendary Acapulco is the gathering place for pleasure-seekers from around the world. Considered Mexico’s capital of fun, it is its most glamorous Pacific resort. Outdoor activities abound, from aquatic sports to golf at emerald green courses. Golden beaches await you and glistening seas beckon swimming, snorkeling and surfing enthusiasts. Thrill at the sight of the La Quebrada cliff-divers cutting into azure seas or browse through an array of boutiques that boast treasures of silver, fine lacquers and pottery. After dark, the sound of mariachi music and a vibrant disco beat fills the air while horse-drawn carriages clatter along the colorful streets. It is hard to believe that not so long ago this resort town was an inconspicuous fishing village, but secrets such as Acapulco are hard to keep.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Embraced by rugged tropical mountains on one side and the beautiful Banderas Bay on the other, Puerto Vallarta is second only to Acapulco when it comes to the Mexican Riviera’s leading resort cities. White stucco houses are capped with red-tile roofs and surrounded by bougainvillea-lined cobblestone streets. Native women who beat their laundry along riverbanks as busy fishing boats return to port illustrate a lifestyle that has been maintained for decades. Nearby, sophisticated restaurants, luxury hotels, smart boutiques and lively nightclubs bear testament to the changes wrought on this quiet seaside city since the 1960s. Life here has never been quite the same since the filming of the movie “Night of the Iguana” and the worldwide publicity accorded the romance of its stars, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Puerto Vallarta brims with life. Shop for leather goods, shell and silver jewelry, hand-embroidered blouses or painted figures from Oaxaca. Explore cobblestone streets and picturesque alleyways filled with the scents and bustling energy of Mexico.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas is nestled on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean meet the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. Commanding rock formations, timeless desert and a translucent sea provide a compelling introduction to this tranquil resort town. Here, mile upon mile of golden sandy coves dot the shoreline while marlin and sailfish frolic in the waters offshore. Laze on a deserted beach, explore the undersea world or discover bustling shops and markets for tempting treasures such as silver, jewelry and wooden sculptures.

San Diego, California, USA

From the old Gas Lamp Quarter to the Horton Plaza, named after the former owner of the present city area, San Diego combines history with progress. Bordered on one side by the graceful Pacific Ocean lapping its shores and the hot desert plains on the other, this magical city is a festive and colorful attraction for tourists and locals. Close by lies graceful La Jolla, Spanish for the jewel, and Solana Beach, a beach community located near charming Del Mar. Whether you venture into Old Town, the original site of this city, or one of its gorgeous parks, you’ll come to understand why San Diego has established itself as one of the most popular destinations in the United States.

Los Angeles/San Pedro, California, USA

Spectacular natural surroundings combined with the vitality of a creative and artistic community make Los Angeles one-of-a-kind. Sunshine, majestic palm trees and the sandy beaches of the Pacific share the spotlight with L.A.’s glamorous movie industry and its world-famous celebrities. Formally founded in 1781, it is now one of the world’s largest metropolitan centers.


Limited Inventory

Cancellation Schedule

121+ days in advance 0%
120-91 days in advance 25% of the total price
90-45 days in advance 50% of the total price
44 days in advance Non-Refundable

Terms and Conditions

*Stateroom prices include all onboard accommodation, meals in the main restaurants, 2 specialty restaurant reservations, beverages as stated, activities and events as described. Luxury Suites including butler service are available upon request. For Canadians: **CME Fees subject to GST or HST as applicable at time of Final Payment. ON residents, CME fees are subject to HST at the time of Final Payment. Final Payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Funds stated in USD/CAD. Cruise Connections CME reserves the right to change or cancel course content, speaker or topics for cause. Cruise Connections CME reserves the right to correct errors & omissions. If you do not book your cruise with Cruise Connections CME, an additional $500 plus GST or HST will be added to the applicable CME Delegate fee.

Passports must be valid for 6 months after the return to your home country at the end of the trip.