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A Tale of Two Cruises: Elevate Your CE Experience with a Dental (or Family) Getaway

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Imagine setting sail on a luxurious cruise ship, embarking on a journey that promises unforgettable experiences and moments of pure joy.

Elijah Desmond is the founder of the “Smiles at Sea” dental cruise, where dentists embark on a fun-filled round-trip adventure that includes all the perks of a cruise vacation while earning 10 CE credits from leading dental speakers.

Now, Elijah wants to share his excitement with you about two new extraordinary cruises that promise to be nothing short of magical. One is aboard the beloved Disney Cruise Line—renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere—while the other is an adult-only cruise aboard Richard Branson’s Virgin Cruise Line. Both promise to be one-of-a-kind, exclusive adventures.

While distinct in their offerings, both cruises share one commonality: providing Continuing Education (CE) opportunities for dental professionals. Both options deliver value and educational growth for those seeking to enhance their dental knowledge while immersing themselves in an exceptional cruise experience.

So, let’s dive in. What are the unique offerings of each cruise? And why should one of these cruises be the next CE event for your dental team?

Disney Cruise Line: Where dreams come true.

Everyone knows the Disney Cruise Line for its enchantment and wonder, drawing families from around the world to experience the magic of the high seas.

Unlike the typical large-scale parties found on Elijah’s Smiles at Sea cruises, the Disney Cruise Line opts for a more intimate setting, allowing guests to create lifelong memories with their loved ones. It caters to both dentists and their families, offering courses not just for dental professionals but also for their spouses.

One standout course, “The Business of Marriage,” presented by Dino Watt, focuses on fostering healthy relationships within the dental community. It encourages participants to invest as much time and effort into their personal relationships as they do in their professional lives, leading to a more fulfilling and successful journey both in and out of the dental practice.

Additionally, the cruise offers a program for younger attendees, allowing kids to participate in activities with other children of their age group. These range from motivational speeches for high schoolers to programs like “Guys With Ties” and “Girls with Pearls,” emphasizing respect, kindness, and community involvement. If you’re interested in experiencing the Disney Magic, this cruise is scheduled to set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on June 19 – 22nd, 2024. While the date might be a ways away, you might want to act fast on getting a ticket to this cruise, as there are limited rooms available.

Virgin Cruise Line: A voyage of exclusivity and adventure.

If you’ve ever embarked on Smiles at Sea with Elijah, the Virgin Cruise Line is more along the lines of what you experienced during that voyage. So, as you can imagine, your experience aboard Virgin promises to be exhilarating.

This adult-only adventure for dental professionals will be unique, sophisticated, and fun simultaneously. The upcoming five-night cruise is scheduled for September 13th, 2024,so— like its Disney counterpart— you’ll have plenty of time to prepare.

The Virgin Cruise Line stands out with its specialty dining approach. Unlike traditional cruises where everyone eats together, the Virgin cruise offers a plethora of specialty restaurants, elevating the dining experience to new heights. With a focus on unique destinations, this cruise With a focus on unique destinations, this cruise offers a delightful mix of culture, adventure, and relaxation.

One of the highlights of the Virgin cruise is its adult-only status, ensuring a serene and sophisticated environment for guests to unwind and revel in the company of like-minded individuals. The ship boasts WiFi inclusion, making it easy for guests to stay connected during their voyage while indulging in the wonders of the ocean.

Book your dental getaway!

For Elijah, the decision to diversify his cruise offerings was driven by the desire to innovate and adapt to changing market dynamics. The COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges, prompting the need to pivot and redefine the cruise experience.

Whether you seek the enchantment of Disney with your family or the sophistication and exclusivity of Virgin, both voyages guarantee a journey like no other. Elijah’s visionary approach in diversifying the cruise offerings reflects his commitment to providing exceptional experiences, cementing his cruises’ status as top contenders in the world of dental getaways

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