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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Neurology on the Nile

Embark on an exciting Egyptian adventure. Sail along the Nile to Luxor and experience the beauty and mystery of an ancient civilization. From the legendary Sphinx at Giza and the Great Pyramids to mosques, you'll enjoy a wide array of attractions.

<em>MS Moon Goddess</em>
MS Moon Goddess
8-Night Egyptian Treasures Nile Cruise
from Cairo, Egypt to Cairo, Egypt
March 07 - 15, 2021
10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
10 ACPE Credits
10.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Benn E. Smith, MD, FAAN, FANA

Benn E. Smith, MD, FAAN, FANA
Associate Professor 
Department of Neurology 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Under development
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

Sun Mar 07 Cairo, Egypt
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Mon Mar 08 Day 2 - Cairo, Egypt
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Tue Mar 09 Day 3 - Cairo - Aswan
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Wed Mar 10 Day 4 - Aswan - Edfu
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Thu Mar 11 Day 5 - Edfu - Luxor
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Fri Mar 12 Day 6 - Luxor
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Sat Mar 13 Day 7 - Luxor - Cairo
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Mon Mar 15 Cairo, Egypt
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Sun Mar 14 Day 8 - Cairo
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*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Cairo, Egypt - Day 1 - Arrive in the Land of the Pharaohs. Upon completion of immigration and customs formalities at Cairo International Airport, you will be met at the exit by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Day 2 - Cairo, Egypt - Begin your day on a scenic drive to the Pyramids and
Sphinx of Giza, which has stood for the last 5,000 years. Complete your visit at Giza. After lunch, continue to the ancient city of Memphis, the first capital of United Upper and Lower Egypt, and then visit Sakkara, site of the Step Pyramid of Zoser. In the evening, see an optional sound and light show at the
Pyramids. (B, L)

Day 3 - Cairo - Aswan - This morning, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan to begin your 4‐night Nile Cruise on board the Sonesta Moon Goddess. Upon arrival into Aswan, you will be met by
our representative and escorted to your Nile cruise for check‐in. After a leisurely lunch, enjoy the peace and tranquility of the felucca Nile sailing in Aswan and view of Agha Khan Mausoleum. Enjoy afternoon tea and a Nubian Folkloric show. Overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Aswan - Edfu - After breakfast, start your tour with a visit to the Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle that incorporates 16 times the amount of material used in building the Great Pyramid at Giza. Then, proceed to the impressive granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Ride a motorized boat to Philae Temple on the island of Agilika, an UNESCO heritage site. The whole site was dismantled and relocated to avoid the flooding. Cruise to Kom Ombo and visit the only temple in Egypt dedicated to two gods: the crocodile‐headed Sobek and falcon‐headed
Horus the Elder. Overnight in Edfu. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Edfu - Luxor - After breakfast, continue on past irrigated fields and palm‐fringed villages to Edfu.  Enjoy a horse ride from the ship to the beautifully preserved Temple of Horus, the Falcon God. Witness the reliefs
depicting the coronation of Horus, the Pharaoh. Enjoy afternoon tea and celebrate Egyptian‐style this evening at
a galabeya party. Overnight in Luxor. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Luxor - After breakfast, visit the West Bank where 64 ancient Egyptian rulers lie buried in the Valley
of the Kings including the burial chamber of Tutankhamen. Archaeologist Howard Carter discovered his intact and
treasure‐filled tomb in 1922. Proceed to the spectacular Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s only female ruler. Stop for a photo at the Colossi of Memnon, impressive statues of Amenhotep III. Enjoy lunch onboard and then proceed to visit the colossal Temples of Karnak, Egypt’s finest ancient temple. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx to see each legacy left by the various pharaohs, dating back over 3000 years. Continue to Luxor Temple, which once connected Karnak by a two‐kilometer long Avenue of Sphinx and see the original pair of Sphinx, the second in Paris. Overnight in Luxor. (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Luxor - Cairo - After breakfast you will begin disembarkation. You will be transferred to Luxor Airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival into Cairo, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your
hotel for overnight. (B)

Cairo, Egypt - Day 9 - Cairo, Egypt - USA-Transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight. (B)

Day 8 - Cairo - Start your day with a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which includes the world's largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of King Tutankhamen's tomb. Drive to Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt. Visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue and Saint Sergius Church. After lunch, drive to the Citadel of Saladin and visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. Enjoy a walking tour of the largest 13th century covered oriental market, Khan El Khalili Bazaar. (B, L)

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
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