This Seminar is planned for 15 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CME/CE credits, Certificates of Completion and possible tax deductible guidelines will be provided for registered Professional Seminar attendees Certificates of Attendance will be provided for ALL registered seminar participants
Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose:
The large number of islands that make up the Philippines, Borneo and Indonesia and their dispersion over a wide area has given rise to a diverse culture and hundreds of ethnic groups. Delivering quality healthcare across multicultural groups and locales with an increasing incidence of non-communicable diseases is an ongoing challenge.
Similarly, the US population is becoming more ethnically diverse, and the occurrences of non-communicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes are increasing. Exploring solutions to these challenges with in-country professionals provides opportunities for practitioners to enhance healthcare delivery models and best practices to prevent and control disease in cross-cultural environments.
Planned In Country Healthcare Topics Include:
Joann and Bill Chaney have assisted in the development and implementation of numerous PES CME/CE Educational Travel Seminar programs. They have escorted more than 30 PES groups throughout the world for itineraries that included ocean cruises, river cruises, and custom land programs. Joann is the Founder of Global Tracks and co-owner of the Professional Education Society (PES). Bill is the Educational Development Specialist for the Professional Education Society and an award-winning professor emeritus at Purdue University in plant physiology.
Educational Goals: Our goal is to provide unparalleled CME/CE travel opportunities for healthcare professionals that combine their most passionate destination desires with their educational goals, fostering exceptional learning experiences, friendships and connections with national and international colleagues.
Learning Objectives: Keep abreast of rapid expansion of medical knowledge and current best practice models on multiple topics to facilitate change and thus provide continually excellent patient care.
By design, this program permits medical experts to collaborate with colleagues and international counterparts to realize cross cultural view points and updates within the treatment and prevention of disease and offers opportunities to compare and contrast current best practices to supply quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting
Continuing Education Recognition Awards offered for healthcare professionals on this PES Program include:
Physicians: Programs are reviewed by the American Academy of Family Physicians for a minimum of 15 Prescribed Credit Hours. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) toward the AMA Physician Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The Professional Education Society designates this activity for a minimum of 15 continuing education credits.
Nurses: The Professional Education Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5428, for up to 15 contact hours. Although the California Board of Registered Nursing does not approve individual continuing education courses, providers are required by law to be approved by the Board. Reciprocity for continuing education hours for nurses is available in most states. Please check with your regulation board regarding requirements.
For Other Healthcare Professionals: Certificates of Attendance are issued to all participants attending credit sessions and can be submitted for credit approval to their professional board. In order to receive a Certificate of Attendance, registrants must sign-in, attend the programs and complete a program evaluation.
Tax Deduction: This healthcare seminar has been designed to comply with current IRS convention rules and deductibility requirements under Code Section 274(h)(1) as directly related to the conduct of the attendee’s profession and meeting the reasonableness standard of the foreign seminar rules. The formal meetings will be scheduled with lectures and discussions. Seminars in conference rooms, clinics or hospitals will be conducted by in-country speakers as well as distinguished faculty of the Professional Education Society.
Documentation verifying the scheduling dates, locations, hours of attendance, certificate of participation, and appropriate certificate of continuing medical, dental or nursing education will be provided at the completion of the conference. Tax deductible benefits are not guaranteed and we recommend that every attendee should consult with their Tax Consultant about their Individual situation to determine the appropriate amount and reporting of deductible expenses.
This voyage provides a veritable playground of precious wild terrain and curiously beautiful sights found nowhere else in the world. With an itinerary that focuses on the exotic wilds of some of Asia’s most stunning tropical islands, this journey is perfect for lovers of both nature and natural wonders.
Highlights include the Philippines’ Hundred Islands National Park, with its mushroom-like limestone islets beckoning snorkelers, the playful young orangutans in the Borneo treetops, and the utter bliss of Bali – all part of a journey that redefines “wild luxury.”
Cruise Itinerary Highlights:
All-Inclusive Cruise Package:
|Tue||Sep 29||Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan|
|Wed||Sep 30||Hualien, Taiwan|
|Thu||Oct 1||Basco, Batan Island, Philippines
Calayan Island, Philippines
|Fri||Oct 2||Hundred Islands National Park, Philippines|
|Sat||Oct 3||Corregidor Island, Philippines
|Sun||Oct 4||Manila, Philippines|
|Mon||Oct 5||El Nido, Palawan, Philippines|
|Tue||Oct 6||Cruising the Celebes Sea|
|Wed||Oct 7||Sandakan, Borneo, Malaysia|
|Thu||Oct 8||Sandakan, Borneo, Malaysia|
|Fri||Oct 9||Derawan Islands, Borneo, Indonesia|
|Sat||Oct 10||Cruising the Makassar Strait|
|Sun||Oct 11||Pare Pare, Sulawesi, Indonesia|
|Mon||Oct 12||Palopo, South Sulawesi, Indonesia|
|Tue||Oct 13||Taka Bonerate National Park, Indonesia|
|Wed||Oct 14||Komodo Island, Indonesia|
|Thu||Oct 15||Bali (Benoa), Indonesia|
Each Crystal Endeavor itinerary balances days at sea with scheduled ports of call, and is intentionally designed to be flexible, allowing the Captain and his team of experts to incorporate unplanned “expedition days” when favorable weather conditions invite the opportunity for uncommon discovery. The Expedition Team will maintain a keen eye so that if an opportunity arises and conditions allow, the Captain will attempt to position the vessel accordingly. At all times, itineraries and ports of call are subject to the Captain’s discretion based on prevailing weather and ice conditions. Wildlife sightings and wilderness highlights on any itinerary cannot be guaranteed.
Tuesday, September 29 | Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan
Just 20 miles from Keelung, Taipei is located on the northern tip of Taiwan where the Tamsui and Keelung rivers meet. One of Asia’s fastest-growing cities, it is the gateway to an island of contrasts, from bustling urban areas to serene countryside. Key sites of interest include the 19th-century city gates and walls, the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, the Sun Yat-sen Memorial and the famous Grand Hotel.
Wednesday, September 30 | Hualien, Taiwan
Bustling and modern Hualien sits on the rugged east coast of Taiwan, an island laden with mountainous nature reserves bursting with enchanting scenery. Just to the city’s north is Taroko National Park, an absolute jewel of the region and home to Taroko Gorge, a sheer-walled, 12-mile-long river canyon accessed by a scenic winding highway. Eternal Spring Shrine, a picturesque temple complex built over a cascading waterfall, clings to the verdant cliffs of this must-see park’s interior.
Thursday, October 1 | Batan Island & Calayan Island, Philippines
Morning: Situated in the translucent Philippine Sea midway between Taiwan and Luzon is the Philippine island of Batan, part of the sparsely populated Batanes archipelago. Its laid-back capital, Basco, sits amid a bucolic landscape of lush, rolling hills and gorgeous coastline where farming and fishing are the main industries. The observation deck of the Basco Lighthouse offers magnificent views of the surrounding ocean and Mount Iraya, an active volcano in the northern part of the island.
Afternoon: The Babuyan Islands, the northernmost of the Philippines, are home to Calayan, a pearl of an island caressed by the cerulean waters of the Philippine Sea. Inhabited by a small farming and fishing community, the island exudes a rustic charm. Goats may be spotted grazing its lush landscape of verdant hills. Sibang Cove is a magnet for humpback whales, while a major attraction for bird-watchers is the flightless Calayan rail, a species only recently discovered by science.
Friday, October 2 | Hundred Islands National Park, Philippines
Nestled within the sapphire-blue waters of Luzon, the largest island of the Philippines, is the Hundred Islands National Park. This collection of emerald-green islets, numbering 123 or 124, depending on the tide, is a wonderland of hidden anemonefish beckon to snorkelers, while roseate and black-naped terns are a delight for fortunate bird-watchers.
Saturday, October 3 | Corregidor Island & Manila, Philippines
At the entrance to beautiful Manila Bay sits Corregidor. This lush, green and rugged speck of an island, often simply called “The Rock,” is steeped in military significance due to its strategic location. Over the centuries, the island has been a witness to the occupation of the Philippines by Spain, the U.S. and Japan, often playing a pivotal role in the unfolding of history. Among its notable sites, perhaps the most moving is the Pacific War Memorial complex, which includes a museum.
Sunday, October 4 | Manila, Philippines
Set amid the forest-green splendor of Luzon Island is bustling Manila, the second largest city in Southeast Asia, with its towering skyscrapers and remarkable joie de vivre. Yet amid the big-city excitement are oases of calm: lush tropical parks, magnificent cathedrals and dramatic Spanish forts. North of the city, mountains beckon with their spectacular rice terraces, while across Manila Bay stands Mount Mariveles, a dormant volcano studded with scenic hiking trails.
Monday, October 5 | El Nido, Philippines
With its palm-fringed, white-sand beaches, colorful coral reefs and blue lagoons, El Nido is heaven on earth. Located on the Philippine island of Palawan, the town is known for its limestone cliffs where flocks of swiftlets make their home, resulting in the name El Nido or “nest” in Spanish. As a gateway to stunning Bacuit Bay, with its crystal-clear waters, islets and rugged peaks, it’s the perfect setting for beach strolls, snorkeling, kayaking and appreciating nature’s wonders.
Tuesday, October 6 | Cruising the Celebes Sea
Aboard the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, you’ll find an array of unmatched experiences to immerse in during your days at sea. Indulge your senses at the serene Crystal Life Spa & Salon, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center, and learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging enrichment programs. Or simply lounge poolside in solarium bliss while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. As evening arrives, indulge in the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, lounge in luxurious spaces, or try your luck at the action-packed Resorts World At Sea Casino.
Wednesday, October 7 & Thursday, October 8 | Sandakan, Borneo, Malaysia
The sights and sounds of wildlife that can be found virtually nowhere else in the world permeates the air and every adventure in this lush forested region. Orphaned orangutans thrive in the treetops of the rehabilitation center, long-nosed proboscis monkeys perch in the jungles, and elephants meander along the Kinabatangan River, Malaysia’s second-longest waterway. Also look for the Bornean sun bear and birds that comprise the entire rainbow as you explore these wild wetlands.
Friday, October 9 | Derawan Islands, Borneo, Indonesia
Dramatically rising from the sea, Kakaban’s steep cliffsides present an imposing welcome to adventurists seeking uniquely wild encounters. Jellyfish Lake offers the possibility to dive among thousands of harmless species, while Barracuda Point attracts white-tip and leopard sharks, barracuda and other finned fascinations. Encounter Borneo’s famous orangutans in their natural habitats as you trek through the jungle trails to the soundtrack of hundreds of tropical birds calling from the treetops.
Saturday, October 10 | Cruising the Makassar Strait
Aboard the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, you’ll find an array of unmatched experiences to immerse in during your days at sea. Indulge your senses at the serene Crystal Life Spa & Salon, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center, and learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging enrichment programs. Or simply lounge poolside in solarium bliss while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. As evening arrives, indulge in the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, lounge in luxurious spaces, or try your luck at the action-packed Resorts World AT SEA® casino
Sunday, October 11 | Pare Pare, Sulawesi, Indonesia
As one of the largest islands in Indonesia (the eleventh largest in the world), Sulawesi overflows with bold pursuits. Pare Pare is a lovely port city of rolling hills, the ideal starting point for your cultural adventures, from intensive investigation of the elaborate burial ceremonies and costume of the Toraja people, to the masterful artistic skills and treasures that have permeated village life forever.
Monday, October 12 | Palopo, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
With more than 125 documented mammal species – more than half found nowhere else in the world – Sulawesi is a tapestry of biodiversity and wildlife wonders. Greet the dwarf buffalo, tiny tarsiers, and menagerie of birds and other animals as you explore the fascinating ecosystems of the island, and spend a day in Torajaland, where the culture is as captivating and globally mysterious as the natural surroundings.
Tuesday, October 13 | Taka Bonerate National Park, Indonesia
Turtles, sharks and giant clams may be your swimming mates as you explore the reefs of Tinabo Island, as beach snorkeling adventures push your previous boundaries. Dive deeper at the Sumur Ikan dive site, which reveals even greater diversity of sea life, and take your study further at Taka Bonerate National Park, the third largest atoll in the world.
Wednesday, October 14 | Komodo Island, Indonesia
Ringed by steep hillsides that fluctuate from jade green to rust red as the seasons shift, Komodo Island is a land of curious colors… and dragons. The largest island within the Komodo National Park, Komodo sports sandy beaches painted pink by the red coral that thrives on the reefs and locals who relish welcoming visitors. Besides the world’s largest lizards, other wild residents include wild boars, deer, water buffalo, cockatoos and macaques.
Thursday, October 15 | Bali (Benoa), Indonesia
Bali is so beautiful that the natives believe heaven will be just like home, and touring this island paradise, it’s easy to see why. Here are mysterious volcanic lakes and jungle-shrouded volcanoes, wondrous ancient temples, fabulously creative painters and wood-carvers, and the legendary dancers who re-enact the stories of their Hindu deities.
Crystal Endeavor will be the largest, most spacious yacht of her kind in the world, equally boasting some of the largest, most spacious suites in expedition cruising. With only 100 suites spread across the ship, including deluxe suites and penthouses, each is designed as an enclave of relaxation and comfortable luxuries – the perfect contrast to an expedition replete with rugged adventure. Every suite on board is a statement of ingenuity, featuring high-tech amenities at your fingertips and the attentiveness of your personal butler.
Roam the vessel and you’ll discover generous public spaces, a full-service spa and salon, six Michelin-level restaurants, including Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma, expedition rooms, elegant suites, and all of the special touches which Crystal is revered for. The ship is built to surprise even the boldest of adventurers, featuring a submarine, helicopters, an abundance of Zodiacs, and a Remote Operated Vehicle to explore marine life and underwater wrecks.
|Deluxe Suites | 304 sq. ft.|
|S7 | Deck 5||$16,399||$32,798|
|S6 | Deck 6||$16,699||$33,398|
|S5 | Deck 7 waitlisted||$16,849||$33,698|
|S4 | Deck 8||$16,999||$33,998|
|S3 | Deck 5||$17,299||$34,598|
|S2 | Deck 6||$17,599||$35,198|
|S1 | Deck 7||$17,899||$35,798|
|PS | Penthouse Suite | Deck 8 | 457 sq. ft. waitlisted||$24,149||$48,298|
|EP | Expedition Penthouse | Deck 7 | 985 sq. ft. waitlisted||$72,449||$144,898|
|OS | Owner’s Suite | Deck 7 | 1,130 sq. ft. waitlisted||$82,249||$164,498|
|ES | Expedition Suite | Deck 7 | 1,290 sq. ft. waitlisted||$90,499||$180,998|
Surround yourself in lavish comfort in the midst of extreme adventure. Each Penthouse Suite features an elegantly appointed living space, plush king-size beds, dual sink vanities, and a private verandah to indulge in the ever-changing dramatic vistas of your voyage.
Delve into elevated standards of luxury and space. Located port side, the Expedition Penthouse is a statement of ingenuity, featuring a separate bedroom, formal living and dining areas, guest half-bath, expansive verandah, high-tech amenities, and a butler’s prep station, offering guests a plush respite from a day of epic adventure
The Owner’s Suite defies all expectations, inviting guests to indulge in plush comforts and pristine amenities. This two-bedroom suite is located starboard, featuring magnificent living and dining areas, the finest dressed king-size beds, and the most spacious of all onboard verandahs.
Find yourself in awe of the unparalleled Expedition Suite, the largest and most lavish of all accommodations aboard Crystal Endeavor™. This exclusive enclave is a combination of the Expedition Penthouse and a Deluxe Suite, boasting three bedrooms, sumptuous living and dining areas, and a magnificent verandah painted with a continual stream of epic vistas.
Cruise fares do not include port taxes of $800 per person.
Double pricing is per person, based on double occupancy or two people per suite.
Single pricing is based on one person per suite and is capacity controlled by Crystal and subject to change.
Crystal Society Member Benefits: Additional savings apply
Save an additional 2.5% off the cruise only fare if paid in full by January 3, 2020
Final Payment: May 26, 2020
Airfare is not included. PES will book your air arrangements for a $75 ticketing fee or you may choose to handle your own reservation.
Pre and Post-Hotels: Please contact your PES Travel coordinator if assistance is needed to arrange a hotel before or after your trip.
PES offers optional travel insurance. Travel insurance is strongly suggested and will give you the opportunity to recover monies lost through cancellations. We offer Travel Guard insurance as an option. Premiums vary depending on your age and the cost of your trip. Purchase within 14 days of deposit for additional benefits.
All cancellations must be made in writing to Global Tracks. Travel Insurance and Airfare are non-refundable once ticketed. Any payment to Global Tracks constitutes your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions set herein, including but not limited to the cancellation terms. All cancellations are subject to a $200 per person administration fee in addition to the below schedule:
|From time of deposit until May 26, 2020||$500 per person administration fee|
|From May 26, 2020 to June 23, 2020||25% of the total package|
|From June 24, 2020 to July 23, 2020||50% of the total package|
|From July 24, 2020 to August 22, 2020||75% of the total package|
|After August 22, 2020 to departure||100% of the total package|
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