Conference #1738
Current Issues in Pediatric Emergencies


July 11 - 18, 2025
Alaskan Cruise

Please call
1-925-969-1789
to Register
 
See Tuition information for pricing and attendance options.
 
No specific health and safety information
(See Health & Safety tab for complete info)

 
Saturday, July 12, 2025
 
8:15 AMUnusual Presentations of Non-Accidental Trauma in the ED
Maia S. Rutman, MD, FAAP, FACEP
 
9:15Pain Management for the Pediatric Practitioner
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT
 
10:30Congenital & Acquired Cardiac Emergencies
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Ilene Claudius, MD
 
11:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
1:45 PMDrugs of Abuse: What’s Out There Now & What to Worry About Tomorrow
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT
 
2:45Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in the Pediatric Population: Recognition & Management
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Maia S. Rutman, MD, FAAP, FACEP
 
3:45Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2025
 
8:00 AMPediatric Respiratory Emergencies
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Ilene Claudius, MD
 
9:00Crisis Averted? Screening For & Management of Mental Health Emergencies in Children & Adolescents
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Maia S. Rutman, MD, FAAP, FACEP
 
10:15Toxic ECGs: Clues to Help Diagnosis & Management
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT
 
11:15Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
1:30 PMSTI Guidelines in Teens
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Ilene Claudius, MD
 
2:30Critters Gone Wild! Bites, Stings, and Envenomations
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT
 
3:30Brief Resolved Unexplained Event (BRUE)
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Ilene Claudius, MD
 
4:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Thursday, July 17, 2025
 
8:00 AMNot Just a Limp: When Are Gait Abnormalities a True Emergency?
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Maia S. Rutman, MD, FAAP, FACEP
 
9:00Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis Updates 2025
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Ilene Claudius, MD
 
10:15Environmental Emergencies: Hypo- & Hyperthermia
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT
 
11:15Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses will be granted for these sessions
 

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our conference on Hot Topics in Pediatric Emergencies is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of pediatric patients. Our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in pediatric emergency medicine, present emerging clinical data, and provide skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice. This educational activity aims to increase learner knowledge, improve the competence and performance of all attendees, and contribute to their ability to work together as part of a coordinated healthcare team.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs underlying identified professional practice gaps. The gaps were derived from a variety of sources including evaluations and outcomes data from past participants, clinical expert input, Symposia Medicus’ online survey, and other medical and nursing data such as current clinical guidelines, research findings, literature reviews, and patient safety considerations.

An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Each faculty member was selected based on their individual area of expertise and ability to communicate current, evidence-based, and practical information to participants.

The conference format includes didactic lectures, question and answer sessions, and case studies. Following a group of lectures, the question and answer sessions allow attendees to ask the faculty critical and challenging questions about caring for patients during various pediatric emergency situations.

You are sure to enjoy our conference on Hot Topics in Pediatric Emergencies while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful setting of Alaska.
 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

As a result of participating in this conference, you should have increased knowledge and enhanced competence to…

  • Identify signs and symptoms that are red flags for non-accidental trauma
  • Provide evidence-based treatment for acutely painful conditions in children
  • Recognize and manage emergencies related to congenital heart defects
  • Use an evidence-based approach to treat cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
  • Recognize the changing epidemiology of mental health disorders in the pediatric and adolescent population
  • Utilize newer diabetic medications comfortably

Enrollment for this cruise conference is limited in order to provide the best possible learning environment.
Early registration is advised.

TUITION PRICING
 
  EARLY
If postmarked by
May 2, 2025
REGULAR
If postmarked after
May 2, 2025
 
Physicians $895 $995
 
Nurses, PAs, & All Others $795 $895
 
Discounts are available for retired healthcare providers, active U.S. military, residents, and groups of three or more. For more information, please contact Symposia Medicus prior to registering. Tuition includes continuing education, online access to educational session materials, and break refreshments for conference registrants
 
ATTENDANCE OPTIONS 
 

You can register and receive conference cruise cabin group rates in the following ways:

  • Online via this website (unless otherwise directed) OR:
     
  • Call (925) 969-1789 Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time), with
     Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover; OR
     
  • By mail; make check payable to Symposia Medicus and send along with registration form to:
    399 Taylor Blvd, Suite 102, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287

Conference registration will be confirmed via email

Please call (925) 969-1789 for additional questions or information.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS

After attending this conference, participants are entitled to a certificate of credit which will be available online. Successful completion of this activity is determined by attending the live activity, reviewing the educational session materials, and submitting the case studies test, evaluations, surveys, and verification of attendance form. Each participant should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

ACCREDITATION

This accredited continuing education activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME and ANCC Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

Symposia Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Symposia Medicus is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Physicians
Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This ACE activity was developed with standards to address California Assembly Bill (AB) 1195 cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and CA AB 241 implicit bias (IB) to reduce health disparities. Please refer to the accreditation page on our website for resources.

AAP
This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 18 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

ACEP
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 18 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

AAFP
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. Please check our website for updated credit information.

Physician Associates
NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician associates may receive a maximum of 18 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 18.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 21.6 contact hours.

Pharmacists
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for Nurses
This activity is designated for a maximum of 2.25 pharmacotherapeutic credits towards meeting the requirement for nursing pharmacology continuing education. Sessions awarding pharmacotherapeutic credits are denoted with an Rx in the schedule. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for specific educational requirements as they may vary state to state.

 
Ilene Claudius, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Los Angeles, California
 
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FRCP Edin, FEAPCCT - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor of Emergency Medicine & Medicine; New York University Grossman School of Medicine; Attending Physician Bellevue Hospital Center; New York City, New York
 
Maia S. Rutman, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Regional Director; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Dartmouth Health; Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Lebanon, New Hampshire

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Consistent with ACCME and ANCC guidelines, it is the policy of Symposia Medicus to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. Prior to the planning of this educational activity, all individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of continuing education activities have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Symposia Medicus will also ensure that any and all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies will be mitigated before the conference commences. Beyond disclosure and mitigation of relevant financial relationships, faculty are required to disclose when they plan to discuss pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices that are not approved by the FDA and/or medical or surgical procedures that involve an unapproved or “off-label” use of an approved device or pharmaceutical. Symposia Medicus is committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased continuing education activities. This information is intended to assist learners in forming their own judgments about the content presented. Disclosure information will be included in the educational session materials for this activity and speakers will provide a disclosure slide for each presentation, which they will also disclose verbally on site.

Symposia Medicus values the well-being of our attendees, faculty, and staff and collaborates with the conference venue to ensure the safety and protection of all on-site participants.

In recognition of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, proof of vaccination and/or face mask use requirements may change from the time of conference announcement and your registration, until the conference takes place. Current policies and attendance requirements for this conference are provided here, and we encourage you to refer to this information as needed, particularly as it gets closer to your on-site date, so that you can take any action you feel appropriate to be in compliance.

At this time, the following is in effect for on-site attendance:

HEALTH & SAFETY AWARENESS

We care about the health and safety of our conference attendees. As the event gets closer, Symposia Medicus will communicate any relevant health and safety policies and procedures implemented by us and/or the conference venue.

 

CONFERENCE CABIN INFORMATION

We have arranged conference group rates through Celebrity Cruises®. We have a limited number of cabins in the categories, and at the rates, listed below. Cabins at our group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis, and are only available until Friday, April 25, 2025. PLEASE RESERVE EARLY as cabins may sell out and/or rates may increase. After Friday, April 25, 2025, all remaining cabins are released back to the cruise line and are on a space and rate available basis.

Rates are (U.S. dollars, cruise-only) PER PERSON, based on double occupancy, and DO NOT include taxes of $324.51, cruise fees (port fees) of $280.00 per person (subject to change), gratuities, air transportation, ground transfers, or the optional CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program fees. See Cruise Rates Do Not Include section of the brochure for more details.

Please note the rates stated below include Classic Beverage Package and Basic Wi-Fi for all cabin occupants.
 

RS
Royal Suite w/ Private Veranda, Suite Amenities, and Personal Butler Service
1ST/2ND PER PERSON RATE - $9,919
3RD/4TH PER PERSON RATE - $5,509
CABIN SQ. FEET - 590
VERANDA SQ. FEET - 158

CS
Celebrity Suite w/ Private Veranda, Suite Amenities, and Personal Butler Service
1ST/2ND PER PERSON RATE - $8,019
3RD/4TH PER PERSON RATE - $4,429
CABIN SQ. FEET - 394
VERANDA SQ. FEET - 105

S
Sky Suite w/ Private Veranda, Suite Amenities, and Personal Butler Service
1ST/2ND PER PERSON RATE - $4,819
3RD/4TH PER PERSON RATE - $2,869
CABIN SQ. FEET - 300
VERANDA SQ. FEET - 79

C
Concierge Class w/ Private Veranda and Concierge Class Amenities
1ST/2ND PER PERSON RATE - $2,819
3RD/4TH PER PERSON RATE - $1,629
CABIN SQ. FEET - 194
VERANDA SQ. FEET - 54

E
Edge Stateroom w/Infinite Veranda
1ST/2ND PER PERSON RATE - $2,719
3RD/4TH PER PERSON RATE - $1,509
CABIN SQ. FEET - 201
VERANDA SQ. FEET - 42

O
Prime Ocean View (no veranda)
1ST/2ND PER PERSON RATE - $1,719
3RD/4TH PER PERSON RATE - $969
CABIN SQ. FEET - 194
VERANDA SQ. FEET - 54

D
Deluxe Inside (no veranda)
1ST/2ND PER PERSON RATE - $1,519
3RD/4TH PER PERSON RATE - $849
CABIN SQ. FEET - 183
VERANDA SQ. FEET - N/A
 

Other cabin types may be available upon request.

If you require a triple (3 people) or quad (4 people) cabin, please note that not all cabin types can accommodate 3 or 4 people.

Please call us at (925) 969-1789 for availability and rates.

Detailed cabin descriptions and amenities are available here
 

CRUISE RATES, DEPOSITS, AND FINAL PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS

All cruise rates quoted are per person, based on double occupancy (U.S. dollars, cruise-only). The price of your cruise includes ship accommodations, meals (except for specialty restaurants), 24-hour room service (all room service orders will be charged $9.95 room service fee), standard beverages (coffee, tea, milk, poured water and juices, iced tea, and lemonade), use of the fitness center, and most activities and entertainment onboard the ship.

If you book through Symposia Medicus, you will receive a Classic Beverage Package and Basic Wi-Fi Package for all cabin occupants.

Please note: The cruise line may offer promotional rates (for different cabin types other than what we have contracted in this brochure), however, our per person cabin rates are typically the lowest available.

A deposit for all cabin occupants is due to Symposia Medicus at the time of registration ($250.00 per person for cabin categories D-Interior to S-Sky Suite and $500.00 per person for cabin categories CS-Celebrity Suite and RS-Royal Suite).

Final payments are due to Symposia Medicus by Friday, April 25, 2025. Payments not received by the due date are subject to cabin cancellation with no refunds.

Celebrity Cruises® provides complimentary electronic cruise documents (eDocs). You can log into your Celebrity Cruise account to download these documents as well as complete your pre-boarding information.
 

CRUISE RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:

Conference Tuition - See “Conference Registration Information”
 
Taxes - $324.51/per person (subject to change)
 
Cruise Port Fees - $280/per person (subject to change)
 
Gratuities - See “Gratuities Aboard Ship”
 
Air Transportation - See “Airline Travel Information”
 
Ground Transportation - See “Ground Transportation”
 
(Optional) CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program - See “(Optional) CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program”
 

Cruise rates do not include: shore and land excursions, meals ashore, alcoholic and certain beverages (unless cabin is booked through Symposia Medicus, where you’ll receive a Classic Beverage Package), gratuities, photographs, telephone calls, meals on ship at specialty restaurants, purchases from the ship stores, and spa or beauty salon treatments.

You will be able to view your reservation, book shore & land excursions, and book air transportation through Celebrity’s Flights By Celebrity Program, on the cruise website after you are registered and receive confirmation with a reservation number.
 

PREGNANCY POLICY

If a pregnant guest has entered or will be entering their 24th week before or during the cruise, they are NOT ALLOWED to travel.

Celebrity Cruises cannot accept guests who will be more than 23 weeks pregnant at any time during the cruise. All guests are required to sign a health questionnaire upon check-in to ensure they are aware of our pregnancy policy.
 

MINIMUM AGE TO CRUISE

Children must be at least six months old by July 11, 2025, to cruise. Denial of boarding for children who do not satisfy this minimum age requirement may also result in the denial of boarding for one or more guests sailing with that child. No refunds will be given as a result of the denial of boarding to an underage child or other accompanying guests.

  • Deposit due at time of booking is $250 per person for cabin categories D to S or $500 per person for cabin categories CS and RS
     
  • Final payment is due to Symposia Medicus by Friday, April 25, 2025
     
  • Triple and/or quad cabins are limited and not all cabin types can accommodate 3 or 4 people. Additional cabin guest charges noted above do not include $324.51 taxes, cruise fees of $280 (subject to change) and gratuities.
     
  • Please see Cruise Cancellation and Name Change Policy section for cancellation Information
     
  • © 2018 Celebrity Cruises Inc. Ships’ registry: Malta and Ecuador

CRUISE CANCELLATION AND NAME CHANGE POLICY

Per Celebrity Cruises’® policy, a full refund (except amounts paid for CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program, which is non-refundable) will be made for written cancellations received by Symposia Medicus no later than Friday, April 25, 2025. Passengers who cancel after this date, for any reason, are subject to the following per person cancellation fees.

  • By April 25: Full refund will be given
     
  • April 26 – June 6: $250.00 or $500.00 per person cruise deposit will not be refunded
     
  • June 7 – June 27: 50% of total cruise price will not be refunded
     
  • After June 28: No refunds will be made

Name changes require the prior approval of Celebrity Cruises® and are subject to additional fees. Cruise tickets are non-transferable. For security reasons, no name changes are allowed by Celebrity Cruises® after Friday, June 27, 2025.
 

(OPTIONAL) CRUISECARE® CANCELLATION PENALTY WAIVER PROGRAM

CruiseCare® insurance is optional, but if purchased, must be for all cabin occupants. This can be added at the time of booking or up until the final payment deadline of Friday, April 25, 2025.

To view more comprehensive information on this insurance policy, please visit here. For more information or if you have any questions concerning CruiseCare®, please call Celebrity Cruises’® CruiseCare® Help Line at (800) 797-4516.

Celebrity Cruises’® CruiseCare® rates vary depending on the cost of your cruise fare and cruise fees (port charges). Below is a chart showing the cost per person for CruiseCare® insurance. Prices are subject to change and may increase.
 

Rates based on per person cost of cruise fare and cruise fees (port charges)
 
CRUISECARE® INSURANCE RATES (Subject to change)
 
$0 - $250 $39/person
$251-$500 $49/person
$501 - $750 $69/person
$751-$1000 $79/person
$1001-$1250 $109/person
$1251-$1500 $119/person
$1501-$2000 $149/person
$2001-$2500 $199/person
$2501-$3000 $239/person
$3001-$3500 $289/person
$3501-$4000 $339/person
$4001-$4500 $389/person
$4501-$5000 $439/person
$5001-$5500 $489/person

***Celebrity Cruises will no longer directly offer Cruise Care to residents of New York State. Celebrity Cruises has an alternative option for guests from New York or any state. To check the link, go here.
 

CONFERENCE CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • Conference cancellations must be made in writing (via email or mail) to Symposia Medicus and a refund, less a 10% processing fee, will be given. No refunds will be made if cancellation is received after April 25, 2025; however, tuition, less 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.
     
  • All cancellations must be emailed to cruiseinfo@symposiamedicus.org by the date stated above
     
  • In the unlikely event of conference cancellation by Symposia Medicus, full tuition and, if reservation was made with Symposia Medicus, cabin payment refunds will be made. Symposia Medicus will not be responsible for refunding travel or any other expenses.

Each registrant will have online access to educational session materials. The educational session materials will be available for download approximately one week prior to the conference (you’ll receive an email with instructions).

If you are unable to attend this conference, you may purchase an electronic copy of the educational session materials one week after the conference. Please email publications@symposiamedicus.org for more information.

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

Passport Books (not Passport Cards) are REQUIRED for every passenger including children and infants. If you do not have a passport, please allow a minimum of 4-6 weeks to receive it after you complete and mail the application. Your passport cannot expire before January 16, 2026.

It is the sole responsibility of the guest to identify and obtain all required travel documents and have them available when necessary. These appropriate valid travel documents such as passports, visas, inoculation certificates, and/or family legal documents are required for ship boarding and country entry and/or re-entry into the United States and other countries. Based on citizenship, many countries require an entry visa.

Guests who do not possess the proper documentation may be prevented from boarding their flight or ship, or from entering a country, and may be subject to fines.

Note: No refunds will be given to individuals who fail to bring proper documentation.

For additional passport and visa requirements, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website or Embassies (Consular Service Office) of each country on the sailing itinerary or Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration website.
 

AIRLINE TRAVEL INFORMATION

If you purchase Air Transportation through Celebrity’s Flights by Celebrity® Program:

Celebrity’s Flights by Celebrity Program allows you to purchase airline tickets at the best available prices. After you are registered and receive a reservation number, you can book directly on the website or by calling (800) 533-7803 and speaking with an air agent (service fees may apply). Any changes or cancellations may be subject to non-refundable service charges and additional airfare costs.

By using Celebrity’s Flights by Celebrity® Program, you can:

  • Receive the lowest fares on available flights
  • Choose your preferred airline and specific itineraries
  • Receive assured arrival to the ship if any delays or cancellations occur
  • Receive 24-hour assistance with flights

Note: Infant fares (six months to two years old) cannot be booked online. You must call the Celebrity’s Flights by Celebrity® Program Support Desk at (800) 533-7803 or the airline directly to add your infant to the booking.
 

IF YOU PURCHASE AIR ARRANGEMENTS ON YOUR OWN:

If you make your own air arrangements, you should allow a minimum of three hours from the time your flight arrives in Seattle to the time you must check-in at the ship (by 2:30pm). Note: Ship check-in begins at 10:30am and concludes at 2:30pm. Going home, you should allow at least three hours between when the ship disembarks in Seattle and your plane departs (disembarkation starts at approximately 7:00am). The three hours allow you time for ship clearance, customs clearance (if applicable), and airline security. You can also request to be one of the first groups to depart the ship by going to the Guest Relations Desk as soon as possible once you board the ship and letting them know that due to a tight airline schedule, you need to be included in the first group off the ship.

Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with Alaska, Delta, and United airlines for this conference. Information on ground transportation will be sent to registrants and made available online at our website. Reservations can be made either through your travel agency or through the airlines at the website or Convention Desk numbers listed below.

In order to receive the discounted rate, you or your travel agent must refer to the Symposia Medicus Group ID number listed here.
 

Alaska Airlines
Discount code was not available at the time of printing this brochure.
Please check our website for updated information.

Delta Airlines
Discount code was not available at the time of printing this brochure.
Please check our website for updated information.

United Airlines
Discount code was not available at the time of printing this brochure.
Please check our website for updated information.
 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

For more information on ground transportation and pricing, please visit our website.

If you choose to make your own air travel arrangements, you can purchase Celebrity Cruises® transfers to/from the ship. Once you have arrived and collected your luggage at the airport, you will be met by a Celebrity Cruises® representative outside the Baggage Claim area who will assist you with transportation to the ship. When you return from your cruise and have claimed your luggage, a Celebrity Cruises® representative on the pier will direct you to your transportation to the airport.

Note: The transfers are only available on the scheduled day of ship embarkation (July 11, 2025) and disembarkation (July 18, 2025) based on flight times.

Transportation must be booked with Symposia Medicus by Friday, April 25, 2025. Your flight itinerary must be provided in order to confirm your transfers.

SYMPOSIA MEDICUS PRESENTS AN EXCITING ALASKA CRUISE CONFERENCE

Alaska's spectacular glaciers, native heritage, and vast wildlife await you when Celebrity Cruises’ Edge® reveals new worlds to you in a way no one else can. Join us on this exciting cruise conference and experience an incredible journey. When you combine this amazing cruise with our outstanding conference, you’ll experience a week full of beauty, fun, and education.

As the sun sets, the groundbreaking spaces on Celebrity Edge® transform to deliver completely new experiences. By day, outward-facing ocean views, ever-changing abstract artwork, and unexpected entertainment create a luxurious resort-style atmosphere. At night, ambient lighting, unique al fresco dining, and live music set the scene for energy, intimacy, and elegance.

The highlight of the ship is the outward-facing vision, the Magic Carpet, an extraordinary venue that changes mood, function, and even its location. This incredible engineering feat is the world’s first cantilevered, floating platform that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level, so you can soar over the open ocean. With breathtaking views, a full bar, and space for live music performances, it truly is a destination in itself.

Symposia Medicus and the conference faculty hope you will join us aboard the Celebrity Edge® for this cruise conference of a lifetime.

DRINK PACKAGES

If you book through Symposia Medicus, you will receive a Classic Beverage Package (valued at $505 per person) for all cabin occupants (includes gratuities).

The Classic Beverage Package includes: unlimited fountain sodas, select non-premium bottles of water, premium coffees and teas, juices, and a selection of beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs, frozen drinks, and wines by the glass. Note: this package covers any alcohol beverage up to $10/per serving.

If you do not book your cabin through Symposia Medicus, you can purchase a beverage package directly through Celebrity Cruises. Please note that if you do not have a beverage package all beverage purchases will incur a 20% service charge.
 

DINING ABOARD SHIP

The Edge has four restaurant options in the Main Dining room: Cosmopolitan, Cyprus, Normandie, and Tuscan. When you make your cruise reservations, you can request either Main dining (6:00pm), Late Dining (8:30pm), or Celebrity Select Plus Dining (6:00 - 9:30pm).

If you request Main dining (6:00pm) or Late Dining (8:30pm) you will automatically be assigned one of the four restaurants named above. You can request a change in restaurant once aboard the ship on the first day.

If you request Celebrity Select Plus Dining (6:00 - 9:30pm) you can make reservations in advance (by July 12, 2025) online with Celebrity or once aboard the ship on the first day. You will pick specific restaurants and times for your entire sailing.

Please inform us if you or your guests have any special food or dietary requirements and, for Main or Late Dining times, inform us of other cruise passengers (not occupants in your cabin) with whom you would like to sit. Your final dining assignment will be indicated in your eDocs, unless your requested dining time is not available (you will be waitlisted). If you are waitlisted, you can go to the Guest Relations Desk once you board the ship to see if you can change your dinner seating time.

If you reserved a suite, you are automatically booked for Main Dining in the specialty restaurant Luminae. If you have any requests or changes you will make them with your butler once aboard the ship.

For more information on dining options on this ship, please visit here.
 

ROOM SERVICE

A Room Service fee of $9.95 will be charged per each room service order (complimentary for suite guests).

This is a fixed cost, so you will pay the same fee whether ordering one dish for one person in a stateroom or ten separate items for four people in a stateroom.

Please Note: A 20% gratuity is additional and will automatically be added to the check.

Breakfast Room Service Menu is available from 6:00-11:00am each day of the cruise except disembarkation day.

All-Day Room Service Menu is available from 11:00-6:00am.
 

GRATUITIES ABOARD SHIP

All gratuities must be pre-paid and will be included in your final cruise balance. This covers your stateroom steward, head waiter, waiter and assistant waiter. For suite staterooms, it includes gratuities for the suite’s butler as well.

  • Non-Suite gratuities are $126 per person
  • Concierge Class gratuities are $129.50 per person
  • Suite gratuities are $161 per person

INTERNET

If you book through Symposia Medicus, you will receive Basic Wi-Fi in your cabin.

This is the basic Wi-Fi package, which allows you to browse the web, send emails, and text family and friends via select messaging apps. It’s a great value option for staying connected while you’re on vacation, but please note that you won’t be able to email large files, share photos or videos on social media, use streaming apps, or make video calls.
 

ONBOARD INFORMATION

For more information about clothing to pack, youth activities, shore excursions, and more, please visit here