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Midwives on Board! - The Panama Canal

An Education at Sea Event

16 Feb - 02 Mar 2018

Calling all midwives........Education at Sea is bringing you a fabulous opportunity to be a part of a midwifery cruise onboard the Norwegian Star.

Four popular Australian midwifery presenters will share their extensive experience and knowledge; providing something for everyone in this fun and inclusive education opportunity.

Cheryl Dezotti and Sue Walker will be on board to make sure NfN members have an absolutely fabulous experience on this Travel CPD event.

An exciting new program will feature,  interactive sessions, film clips, case studies and evidence-based presentations and discussions: all designed to challenge, inform and motivate – no matter what role or setting you come from.

Join together with other kindred spirited midwives as you have fun whilst building your CPD portfolio; learning new ways of working to enhance practice and improve outcomes for women and babies in all settings.

Immerse yourself in the latest evidence and new thinking as you traverse the Panama Canal and the many beautiful ports throughout Central and South America in this trip of a lifetime.


Day 1 - Fri 16th Feb: Departs Miami
Set sail and enjoy a welcome reception to break the ice

Day 2 - Sat 17th Feb: At Sea
Morning Seminar Session

Day 3 - Sun 18th Feb: At Sea
Morning Seminar Session
Afternoon Seminar Session

Day 4 - Mon 19th Feb: Cartagena, Colombia

Today is yours to do with as you like. The old walled city of Cartagena reflects a turbulent history of conquistadors and pirates. Climb "las murallas" for an unforgettable view of the harbour. Shop for emeralds and leather goods along the cobblestone streets of this enchanting city.

Day 5 - Tues 20th Feb: Transit Panama Canal
Enjoy this interactive trivia session

Day 6 - Wed 21st Feb: At Sea
Morning Seminar Session

Day 7 - Thur 22nd Feb: Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Optional Tour TBA

Day 8 - Fri 23rd Feb: Corinto, Nicaragua
Optional Tour TBA
Networking & Facilitated Discussion

Day 9 - Sat 24th Feb: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Optional Tour TBA

Day 10 - Sun 25th Feb: At Sea
Morning Seminar Session
Get dressed up for a Gala Dinner

Day 11 - Mon 26th Feb: Acapulco, Mexico
Optional Tour TBA

Day 12 - Tues 27th Feb: At Sea
Afternoon Seminar Session
Networking & Facilitated Discussion

Day 13 - Wed 28th: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Enjoy today at your own leisure

Day 14 - Thur 1st March: At sea
Afternoon Seminar Session
Presentation and Farewell Cocktail Party

Day 15 - Fri 2nd March: Los Angeles

Venue: On board the Norwegian Star (NCL)

The Norwegian Star is a Dawn-class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line. Ordered by and intended for Star Cruises, it was originally named SuperStar Libra before being transferred to NCL. Norwegian Star is a Panamax cruise ship; its 294-meter-length and 32.2-meter-beam nears the limit for ships transiting the Panama Canal. 

From top to bottom and from bow to stern, Norwegian Star ships have enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim, cocktail or ice cream treat at The Oasis Pool. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all at our award-winning Casinos at Sea®. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at Mandara Spa. With so much to do, we'll always have you coming back for more.

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All bookings for this fabulous event are being handled by The Team at Travel Direct Australia (Education at Sea):

Helen, Jason or Elita

Fill out the Expression of Interest form above and someone will be in contact with you shortly.

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Special Offer - Includes Beverage Package*



Special Offer - Includes Beverage Package*



Special Offer - Includes Beverage Package*

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Midwives on Board! - The Panama Canal

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Location / Venue
The Norwegian Star Cruise Ship cruising the Panama Canal

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
0 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
16 Feb - 02 Mar 2018

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Payment Plans Available - Contact Travel Direct Australia 0266742577
Members: $
Non-Members: $
Students: $

Jason Dawson - Education at Sea

Conference Convenor: Jason Dawson - Education at Sea
Jason Dawson is a Registered Nurse from the Gold Coast Queensland. Whilst studying his bachelor of Nursing at Southe ... Read more »

The Fine Print:

Prices include exclusive conference activities, selected cabin accommodation, meals, entertainment, gratuities, fees and taxes. Guest price includes all of the above with the exception of the seminar fee. Gratuities, fees and taxes are subject to change without notice.

Norweigan Cruise Line has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non-refundable deposit of $600pp is due at time of booking with the balance payable by 2nd Nov 2017.


* Beverage package offer may be withdrawn at any time.


Cancellation Penalties and Disclosure: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff.


All deposits and seminar registration fees are non-refundable. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea will not be responsible for any financial loss due to cancellation from unforeseen circumstances.


We (Education at Sea) strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at the time of booking your cruise conference. Please speak to our exclusive travel agent.

Disclaimer: This is a CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea education event, the Nurses for Nurses Network takes no responsibility for the educational content or travel arrangements associated with the event.