December 2018: Sea Courses Feature

14 Night China, Vietnam and Thailand CME Cruise

February 3rd—17th, 2019
China, Vietnam and Thailand

Sea Courses: China, Vietnam and Thailand

Celebrate Chinese New Year onboard! Sail from Shanghai to Singapore onboard the amazing Celebrity Constellation. Enjoy the beauty and history of China, Vietnam & Thailand!

Faculty

Dr. Joe Nemeth
Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Dr. Pearce Wilcox
Specialty: Respirology

Shanghai (Baoshan), China—Located at the mouth of the Yangtze River, this seaport is a vigorous modern metropolis with proud Chinese heritage and diverse influences including French, British and Russian. Your Shanghai cruise is not complete without strolling through the colorful Bund district, a colonial-era street with neoclassical and art deco architecture, or visiting the Jade Buddha Temple or the beautiful Yu Gardens. From authentic Chinese and Cantonese cuisine to local teahouses, you’ll find five-star gourmet and time honored traditional offerings to choose from, as well as endless international food options. Make your way to Nanjing Road and browse the hundreds of shops lining the expansive pedestrian walkway for keepsakes and trinkets. Or head over to the Old City God’s Temple Market for authentic Chinese souvenirs. Hong Kong, China—Neon signs galore, dim sum, and amazing temples are a few of the favorite experiences in Hong Kong. Take in as much as you can of this thrilling city with its endless shopping and towering skyscrapers. Your agenda for Hong Kong should include Victoria Peak, an Aberdeen Fishing Village, the Man Mo Temple and Sheung Wan Dried Food and Herbal Market. Be certain to have extra room in your suitcase for the bargains you are bound to discover. Hue/Danang (Chan May), Vietnam—The Nguyen Dynasty founded this former capital in the 17th century on the banks of the Perfume River. Today it sits as a massive open-air museum of temples, pagodas, palaces and tombs. Explore the Imperial Citadel, then take a river cruise for a view of the Tombs of the Emperors and Thien Mu Pagoda. Pago Pago is the main settlement on Tutuila, surrounded by peaks rising out of deep water harbor rimmed with palm-shaded beaches. Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam—Located on the edge of the Mekong Delta, this dynamic metropolis also features the ageless beauty of an ancient culture. French colonial architecture mixes with modern Asian influences, providing a diverse backdrop for the many motorbikes, scooters, pagodas, and street markets. Stroll the wide boulevards of this city, formerly known as Saigon, and visit The History Museum, which houses artifacts from two thousand years of Vietnamese history. Bangkok, Thailand—Bangkok is a city of contradictions: high-rise buildings and popular clubs abound, but so do golden temples and lively street fairs. A visit to the National Museum is great for history buffs, while shoppers will love the bargains in the Banglamphu district. Klong Toey, in central Bangkok, features a highly discounted market, offering fresh eel, dried fish, and the lively smells, sights, and sounds of this waterfront-pier area. Singapore—At first glance, this diamond-shaped island just off the coast of Malaysia gleams with modernism and commercialism, making it seem more Western than Eastern. But as you continue to discover the city-state, you’ll uncover the eclectic mix of cultures, religions, ancient treasures and British colonial impressions that give rise to a unique Singaporean identity. The cultural fusion is perhaps best expressed in Singapore’s unofficial language, Singlish, a unique patois of English, Chinese and Malay.


Topics

Dr. Nemeth

  • Paediatrics Ortho - Make It Your Friend
  • Abdominal Pain Work Up: Useful and Bullsh— Investigations
  • Chest Pain: The Bane of an Emergency Medicine Physician’s Existence
  • Preparing the “ER” for the Arrival of a Significantly Ill Patient
  • Geri PT
  • Cognitive Loading
  • Stethoscope vs us
  • Respiratory Distress in Kids: Cause for “Sphincter” Tightening
  • Trauma Fairy Tales

Dr. Wilcox

  • Asthma: New Directions in Diagnosis and Management
  • Inhaler Workshop: How Do I Use These New(fangled) Devices
  • COPD: What Can I Glean From the New GOLD and CTS Guidelines
  • COPD Exacerbations: Applying an Evidence-Based Approach
  • What the Pulmonary Function Lab Can Offer in Evaluating Patients With Lung Disease
  • Interstitial Lung Disease: Making Sense of the Alphabet Soup
  • Lung Cancer: Is There Cause For Hope
  • OSA: Why Do I Need to Pay Attention and How Do I Diagnose
  • OSA: Treatment Update for 2019

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