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Luxury River Cruise Passau to Budapest



FREE CABIN UPGRADE  - Register by August 30, 2018


(This is a non-commercial support conference)


CME Series Feature:

Series 1: Contemporary Multidisciplinary Management of Breast Cancer

Series 2: Immuno -Oncology Bootcamp for the Oncologist


Featuring Special Guests: 


Dr. V.K. Gadi 

University of Washington & Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, University of Washington

Associate Member Clinical Research Division and Public Health Sciences

Associate Member, Translational Research Program


Dr. Kelly Hunt

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology Division of Surgery

Department Chair ad interim, Department of Breast Surgical Oncology


Dr. Wendy DeMartini

Stanford University Medical Center

Chief of Breast Imaging - Subspecialty: Breast MRI


Dr. Mara H. Rendi

University of Washington

Course director for the University of Washington School of Medicine pathology course

and the pathology/histology thread leader throughout the WWAMI region.


Dr. Thomas A Buchholz

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Executive Vice President & Physician in Chief

Hubert L. Olive Stringer Distinguished Chair in Honor of Sue Gribble Stringer

Tenured Professor, Division of Radiation Oncology


Dr. Aude Chapuis

University of Washington

Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Assistant Professor, University of Washington


Dr. Stephen Ansell

Mayo Clinic
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Chair, Mayo Clinic Lymphoma Group


Dr. Andrei Shustov

University of Washington, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Associate Professor, Division of Hematology, University of Washington
Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Attending Physician, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Dr. Sasha Stanton 

University of Washington, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Attending Physician, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Dr. Filippo Milano

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

University of Washington, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Assistant Member Clinical Research Division and Associate Director Cord Blood Transplantation Cord Blood Program Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Attending Physician, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


October 29 to
November 5 2018
  • Day 1 Mo - Munich - Passau

  • Day 2 Tu – Passau

  • Day 3 We – Linz

  • Day 4 Th – Melk - Durnstein

  • Day 5 Fr - Vienna

  • Day 6 Sa – Bratislava

  • Day 7 Su – Budapest

  • Day 8 Mo – Budapest


* Please note mooring and casting off times are only guidelines. We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programs. If due to low or high water or a defective ship a section of the river is closed to travel, the ship-owner reserves the right to transport guests along this section by bus, accommodate them in hotels and /or change the course of this part of the journey. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to transfer to another ship. These situations are rare but do happen from time to time and are all part of riverboat vacations. There’s nothing anyone can do to control mother nature.




CME River Cruises brings you a-once-in-a-lifetime travel experience as we sail the majestic Danube.  Experience exceptional comfort, unexcelled quality, and the highest levels of service in a classic and graceful atmosphere. Discover an unforgettable river cruise on Europe’s most storied waterway—from the comfort of your floating 5- star hotel.
CME River Cruises and the 5-star Scenic Ruby stand for the highest levels of hospitality and service and are devoted to satisfying your every wish and every need.  Our reputation and  years of travel experience  guarantees you will feel pampered in every way and enjoy each and every moment, both on the river and  on land..


Your all-inclusive luxury CME cruise will include ½ day education program followed ½ day tour program at our ports of call.




You will cruise along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube, in the very  heart of the what was the  Austro-Hungarian empire.
Your journey begins in Passau and ends downstream in Budapest. As we cruise through four countries - Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, and Germany, with stops at three capitals - Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava.  Along the route the Secnic Ruby sails through Austria’s Wachau Valley (a UNESCO World Heritage site), a region of small towns and villages, steeped in legend, and offering exceptional bucolic scenery.  Your route will show you the art and culture of one of history’s great empires, and your luxurious vacation will be further enhanced by your on-board historians, lecturers, and educators, who bring to life the region’s rich history and heritage.
Our all-inclusive program includes delicious Haute cuisine, our unique CME education program featuring the worlds top educators in their fields of medicine, thought-provoking lectures, entertainment, along with local tours in Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and the Wachau Valley that combine the culture and history of each locale.  
Picture yourself watching the river flow from the window of your cabin or one of the decks as it takes you to new places and reveals storybook landscapes as you relax in total comfort. The sublime ambiance and personal service aboard your CME River Cruise ship creates an oasis of relaxation that is simply unexcelled. Each one of the bright, airy cabins has unrestricted views of the scenery through panoramic, glass windows with French balcony (sliding glass windows / doors) that spans the cabin’s width.  Experience European travel like you never have before with the sheer ease of river transport!



Day 1 - Munich > Passau

A CME representative will greet you and arrange your transfer to Passau, where you’ll board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. Raise a toast to the wonderful cruise you have in store at this evening’s welcome reception.


Day 2 – Passau:

Morning CME, afternoon join your local guide and discover this beautiful Baroque city.


Day 3 - Linz

Morning CME, afternoon take a pleasurable excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old city, or journey on to explore beautiful Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for the film, ‘The Sound of Music’.


Day 4 - Melk > Dürnstein

Morning CME, afternoon be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, or if you want to try something more active, cycle along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein.  As the day ends, unwind in pleasant company in the beautiful Wachau Valley.


Day 5 - Vienna

Morning CME, afternoon tour the city of Vienna or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or you can taste your way around the local market with your on board chef on our Shop with a Chef tour. Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the music of Strauss and Mozart.


Day 6 - Bratislava

Morning CME, afternoon with your knowledgeable local guide discover this historic city, situated on the banks of the mighty Danube River.


Day 7 - Budapest

Morning CME, afternoon let our local city guide introduce you to the towns of Buda and Pest. Alternatively, discover the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock or relax at the Thermal Baths and Spa.


Day 8 - Budapest

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport.

Accreditation: The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Details of sponsoring organizations and accreditation will be posted shortly
Embarkation & Disembarkation: 
Embarkation (October 29 Passau): Clients will be able to check-in and board in Passau, Germany beginning at 16:00. Guest who arrive earlier may leave their luggage at reception beginning at 13:00 but will not be able to check-in or receive their cabin until 16:00.  Munich Airport is approximately 2 hours travel to the pier. 2 scheduled paid airport transfers will be made available in the late morning and early afternoon.


Disembarkation (Budapest): Clients will be required to disembark by 9:30a.  We can assist in pre-arranged transfers from boat to local destinations and airports for an additional fee: BUD Airport is approximately 3o minutes from the pier.

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