Medical conferences on cruise ships are fairly common. Medical conferences on cruise ships typically fall under the category of “theme cruises.” These cruises feature classes, seminars, and speakers on subjects relative to the medical industry. Much like theme cruises, any cruise line aboard any given vessel may host a medical conference cruise. These cruises offer all of the same amenities as a regular cruise and depending on the type of conference, cruise itineraries, and length of cruise, the activities may vary.
While medical conference cruises are fairly common, itineraries and activities are not. A medical conference cruise can take you as nearby as New Orleans or as far away as France. Depending on the course or schedule, medical conferences on cruise ships can last anywhere from a few days up to several weeks or more. Most medical conference cruises are all-inclusive, meaning your accommodations, entertainment, and dining is all included. The cost of the conference itself may be extra, but in most cases one price is negotiated for the cruise and all events.
While there is no set destination or length for medical cruise conferences, they tend to travel to a wide variety of exciting and exotic destinations around the world such as Italy, Russia and the Greek Isles. Just a few examples include: Royal Caribbean 7-night eastern Caribbean cruise, Holland America 10-night Italian cruise-Venice, Norwegian 7-night Alaska cruise, Celebrity Cruises 11-night Mediterranean cruise from Rome, Holland America 10-day Scan-Russia , Holland America 14-night cruise from Osaka/Kyoto and Holland America 12-Night Baltic cruise, sailing from Copenhagen, Denmark.
In addition to exotic destinations, seminars, enrichment programs, guest speakers and classes, medical cruise guests will enjoy all of the amenities of a regular cruise during their free time. Passengers can enjoy everything from swimming, working out and spa services to bars, gambling and dining.
In some cases, medical conference cruises may allow for a companion to travel along for free. In addition, some may also offer children’s programs on board the ship or activities for the whole family.
A great place to begin your search for the medical cruise conferences on cruise ships or to find out how to book a medical conference cruise is at Medicruises.com. Medicruises.com lists the many different types of medical conferences available for all areas of the profession including conferences for physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and veterinarians. To speak to a Medicruises.com representative, interested parties may also call 1-800-663-1389.
Other ways to obtain additional information about medical conference cruises or to organize a medical conference cruise simply contact any cruise line directly or contact a cruise travel agent. Follow this link for a directory of all cruise lines websites.