News
January 22, 2015

Sailing the High CEs

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is taking its Continuing Education program to sea with the “Travel and Learn: Journey on the Mediterranean” cruise, which sails June 28 through July 5, 2015.

Held in partnership with the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, the seven-night Western Mediterranean cruise has a stimulating itinerary of continuing education speakers as well as exciting ports of call in such cities as Naples, Italy; Cannes, France; and Palma Majorca, Spain, among others. 

“We wanted to give dental professionals a chance to receive world-class continuing education in a fun and relaxed atmosphere,” said Continuing Education Director Don Gray about the college’s decision to host a continuing education cruise. “Working with Cruise and Travel Partners, we’ve created an itinerary that is a good balance between informative classes and lots of fun activities for course participants and their guests.”

“We wanted to give dental professionals a chance to receive world-class continuing education in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, ... we’ve created an itinerary that is a good balance between informative classes and lots of fun activities for course participants and their guests.”

“This is one of my favorite European cruises because there is so much to see,” said Jodi Murphy of Cruise and Travel Partners.  “First time travelers to Europe will get a taste of three unique countries: Spain, Italy and France.  Even if you have been to one or more of the ports of call there are plenty of options available.  For example, if you have already been to Florence then you can go to the Cinque Terra for the day or take a wine tour of Tuscany.” 

Private, small group excursions will include a visit to the Vatican in Rome, including the magnificent Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.  Other famous sights in Italy will include Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Coleseum; the Leaning Tower of Pisa; Michelangelo’s David; and a stop at a Tuscan Countryside winery.  From the port of Naples, guests will spend the day along the breathtakingly beautiful Amalfi Coast before visiting  the ruins of Pompeii.  The French port of call is Cannes, which is in the Côte d'Azur region in the South of France. “One of my favorite things about this port is our first stop to the open-air food market in the heart Old Town Antibe, which is also the birthplace of famous chef Eric Ripert,” said Murphy.  “We will spend the rest of the day discovering the region,  including Saint Paul de Vence—a charming hilltop fortified village in Provence, filled with art galleries, boutiques and sidewalk cafes.  It’s a bit of a whirlwind, but everyone will go home with wonderful photos and a lifetime of memories.” 

Speakers during the education portion of the cruise include Robert Seghi, DDS, MS, Chair and Professor, Division of General Practice and Materials Science at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry; and J.E. Bouquot, DDS, MSD, Adjunct Professor and Past Chair, West Virginia University School of Dentistry. When not in class, participants may choose to participate in private excursions, enjoy the beautiful Norwegian Epic cruise ship, and spend time with their families exploring the various ports of call.

For more information about the seven-night continuing education cruise, or to register, visit: go.osu.edu/2015cruise or call the CE office at 614-292-9790.