Nursing Fundamentals

Cruising the Best of Japan and a visit to Busan, South Korea

Celebrity Millennium | Departing Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

14 July – 26 July 2024
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Attendees will be able to take part in diverse presentations on subjects such as the importance of leadership, professional boundaries, getting research into routine practice, career planning and development, stress management strategies, assertive communication, and a number of changes to best practice guidelines.
Conference Synopsis:

This Conference will explore key concepts of Nursing professional and clinical practice.

Attendees will be able to take part in diverse presentations on subjects such as the importance of leadership, professional boundaries, getting research into routine practice, career planning and development, stress management strategies, assertive communication, and a number of changes to best practice guidelines.


The Conference is relevant to the novice practitioner through to the experienced manager. The topics will allow attendees to review their practice and discuss how attendees can use the information presented to enhance healthcare delivery in the modern healthcare environment.

Conference Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore key elements of Nursing Leadership
  • Discuss professional obligations as identified by AHPRA
  • Review current issues in clinical practice
  • Investigate the impact on the well-being of those who work in Health care
You will also Learn:
  • The importance of Leadership
  • How to love your work by focusing on the concept of red threads
  • How to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Defining the scope of practice – who decides
  • Generational stereotypes in the workplace
  • Negative workplace behaviour
  • The code of conduct for Nurses and Midwives
  • The standards of practice on which we are judged
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Mandatory reporting requirements
  • Social media and your responsibilities
  • Cultural Safety
  • Expectations of Nurses in cosmetic procedures
  • Why it takes so long for research to reach clinical practice
  • Ageism and elder abuse
  • Depression and suicide – a concern for those that work in healthcare
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Well-being statistics from the health practitioners’ survey
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Workplace stress
  • Interventions you can use to deal with stress
  • Assertiveness and why it is the cornerstone of professional interactions
  • Meditation
  • The importance of self-care

CPD Hours: 28

Our Presenters:


Sue is the director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network. Sue is a key contributor to the online education platform Nursing CPD – a Continuing Professional Development platform to assist Nurses in meeting their annual CPD requirements.

As a Registered Nurse, Sue holds Degrees in both Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, and Training and Assessment. She is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Mindfulness Practitioner, and Clinical Supervisor.

Sue has extensive experience as a clinician, educator, and senior manager. She has presented at local and international conferences on many topics including, key issues in healthcare, such as the psychological impact of the work that Nurses do and how the work requirements to deliver healthcare impact the health of the clinician. Other topics presented comprise of Nursing Leadership, Emergency Management, Mental health, Aged Care, Advanced Life Support, Assertiveness, Grief and Loss, and Workplace Bullying.

Sue is passionate about making a difference in how the community and Nurses experience the healthcare system.

“Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system and work in difficult environments that can take advantage of their commitment to ensuring the best possible care is delivered. To continue to meet professional and community expectations Nurses and Midwives need to acknowledge their unique contribution to health care delivery and assert their collective strength to safeguard the community and ensure their ongoing professional needs are recognised and met.

Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession.  The knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client”.


Jason Dawson is a Registered Nurse from the Gold Coast Queensland. Whilst studying his bachelor of Nursing at Southern Cross University he developed an interest in mental health and has been working in this field of nursing since completing his studies in 2008.

In this time, Jason has undertaken varied roles including Acute Inpatient Nursing, Community Nursing, clinical facilitating and Nurse Unit Manager positions. In 2012, Jason combined his passion for nursing with his love of travel and founded CPD Cruise Pty Ltd with the view to providing Nurses the opportunity to update and improve their skills in diverse and unique locations.

Sue and Jason look forward to sharing not only their many years of clinical experience but also to facilitating opportunities for attendees to share experiences and challenges with each other. There will be lots of fun to be had within the learning environment.


This brilliant star shines with a modern maker over!

Celebrity Millennium is now making even more waves in the cruise world. From adding brand new staterooms and elevating design concepts and technology across the ship to adding The Retreat, an exclusive experience including The Retreat Sundeck and The Retreat Lounge, the change is phenomenal.

Slip into new eXhale bedding featuring Cashmere Mattresses that will surround you in luxury – literally. Marvel at completely new bathroom modernizations. Wine and dine in reimagined restaurants and lounges, including the main dining room, Oceanview Café, Sunset Bar, and Rendezvous Lounge. Surrender your senses in the newly redesigned spa. Shop in new retail boutiques. Change the way you experience the world aboard Celebrity Millennium.

The Program:

The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.

No matter what conference you attend you always need accommodation. A cruise ship provides a great all-inclusive* accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience.

Education at Sea and The Nurses for Nurses Network combine great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

The Online Library:

The Library has been created so that you have access to some of the Conference content prior to our sail date. The documents, including self-directed activities and webinars, from our Conference Presenter, are provided so that you can create your own conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program.

Disclaimer: Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NFNN and EAS reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Day and Location Events
Day 1: Sunday, 14th July 2024
Departure: Tokyo, 7pm

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to Tokyo.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

Day 2: Monday, 15th July 2024
Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When Japan’s highest mountain is capped with snow, it’s a picture-postcard perfect volcanic cone. One of the best-known symbols of Japan, this iconic mountain has been considered sacred since ancient times and was even forbidden to women until the early 1900s.
Day 3: Tuesday, 16th July 2024
At Sea – Cruising

Topics included today:

  • The Importance of Leadership
  • How to love your work- looking for the red threads
  • Let’s explore how to give and receive constructive criticism
  • What is “scope of Practice” and how do you know you are working within yours?
Day 4: Wednesday, 17th July 2024
Kobe, Japan
Perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Kobe is one of Japan’s most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. Home of the heralded Kobe beef, this small city is easily navigated. Visit the Hatsukura Sake Brewery Museum for a tour or dine in one of the area’s incredible restaurants.
Day 5: Thursday, 18th July 2024
Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
Visit Osaka Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquariums which has over 580 species of sea life on display, or Universal Studios Japan, the company’s first theme park outside of the U.S. Kyoto served as the nation’s capital for more than 1000 years and is home to 17 different World Heritage Sites including Kiyomizudera Temple and Heian Jingu Shrine.
Day 6: Friday, 19th July 2024
Hiroshima, Japan
While paying tribute to the infamous nuclear attack that destroyed the city in 1945, Hiroshima is now defined as a beacon of peace and prides itself on its exceptional natural beauty. See more than 300 cherry blossom trees in bloom at Peace Memorial Park, journey to the breathtaking Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, and take time to sample “okonomiyaki”—a delicious example of Japanese soul food.
Day 7: Saturday, 20th July 2024
At Sea – Cruising

Topics included today:

  • Code of conduct for nurses and Code of conduct for midwives
  • Standards for practice
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Mandatory Reporting – what you need to know
Day 8: Sunday, 21st July 2024
Busan, South Korea
It is Busan’s premier trading port, adjacent to the Korean Straits and Japan, that makes it an international metropolis, but its beautiful sea vistas make it a charming place to unwind. Experience the serenity of Beomeo-sa Temple, climb the Busan Tower in Yongdusan Park and rejuvenate at Hushimchung Spa.

Day 9: Monday, 22nd July 2024

At Sea – Cruising

Topics included today:

  • The stumbling blocks between the latest best practice research finding and advances in nursing care delivery
  • Ageism, Elder Abuse, and Mandatory Reporting
  • Let’s talk about depression and suicide
  • Let’s review the latest ANZCOR Guidelines
Day 10: Tuesday, 23rd July 2024
Hakodate, Japan
A port city on the island of Hokkaido, Hakodate is best known for the spectacular views and the area’s delicious, fresh seafood, sushi, squid, and ramen. From the top of the Mount Hakodate, you’ll enjoy a magnificent view of the city surrounded by the ocean. You can reach the summit by hiking trail, cable car, or auto. The former Goryōkaku Fort, Japan’s first Western style fortress, is now used in as a public park and is a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing. The park also features the tall, white Goryōkaku Tower that offers a panoramic view of the park, including mainland Japan across the Tsugaru Strait on clear days. Hakodate is literally a town of hot springs, and it even offers steamy outdoor footbaths to pedestrians.
Day 11: Wednesday, 24th July 2024
Aomori, Japan
Aomori Port, the capital of Aomori prefecture, is located on Mutsu Bay, at the northern tip of Honshu. Here, nature and culture fuse as one. The Shirakami Mountains, which embrace the world’s largest virgin forest of beech trees, have been awarded a World Heritage Site designation. Reminders of ancient times abound throughout Aomori Port as well, and you can also indulge in the serene atmosphere of the Sannai-Maruyama Ruins, Japan’s largest, which are said to have been established around 4,000 to 5,000 BC. The summer brings the city’s most beloved Nebuta Matsuri Festival, which features enormous lantern floats, taiko drums, and dancers that parade the downtown streets. Stroll Aomori’s premiere Shinsen Ichiba seafood market where restaurateurs hand-pick fresh produce then slurp up delicious ramen noodles at one of its counter restaurants.
Day 12: Thursday, 25th July 2024
At Sea – Cruising

Enjoy a full day of conference sessions which will equal 7 hours of Continuing Professional Development Activities.

Evening: Tonight we say our goodbyes to new friends as we enjoy a farewell function.

Day 13: Friday, 26th July 2024
Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Disembark – Safe travels!

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Itinerary Disclosure: Cruise Itinerary, Seminar topics and Seminar Education program are subject to change without notice.

Presenter Disclosure: Education at Sea and the Nurses for Nurses Network makes every effort to ensure the advertised presenters deliver the program. However in the unlikely event a presenter is unavailable we reserve the right to use a suitably qualified substitute presenter.

Optional Tours



Shinagawa Prince Hotel – Includes free Hotel to Yokohama Terminal Transfer

Shinagawa Prince Hotel is about two minutes’ walk from Shinagawa Station. Featuring four sprawling towers, the hotel has over 3,000 guest rooms, an IMAX Theater, an aqua park, a bowling alley, an arcade, a concert hall, two swimming pools, nine indoor tennis courts, and an indoor driving range. But that’s not all! There are 13 restaurant and bar outlets, including an entire food court and a karaoke bar!

Access by car
Car: Approx. 30 min. from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda). Approx. 20 min. from Tokyo station. Approx. 15 min. from Ginza.

Twin/Double per night, per person: $229

Single Occupancy per night: $418

Friday, 12th July 2024 – TOKYO


Asakusa 浅草 Sensoji Temple

Asakusa (浅草) is the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi (literally “low city”), one of Tokyo’s districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives. This is where we will start our tour.

Asakusa’s main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century. The temple is approached via the Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries.

The Imperial Palace (exterior)

The current Imperial Palace (皇居, Kōkyo) is located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo, a short walk from Tokyo Station. It is the residence of Japan’s Imperial Family. From Kokyo Gaien, the large plaza in front of the Imperial Palace, visitors can view the Nijubashi, two bridges that form an entrance to the inner palace grounds. The stone bridge in front is called Meganebashi (Eyeglass Bridge) for its looks. The bridge in the back was formerly a wooden bridge with two levels, from which the name Nijubashi (Double Bridge) is derived.

Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji Outer Market is Japan’s “Food Town,” where one can encounter all kinds of traditional Japanese foods. A mixture of wholesale and retail shops, along with numerous restaurants, line the streets, and new culinary trends are born here. The Tsukiji Outer Market is a gathering place for food professionals. Not only can you buy ingredients sourced with a professional’s eye, but you can also enjoy a meal, learn how to cut fish, and expand your appreciation of food through a variety of experiences.

Meiji Jingu Shrine + Harajuku

Meiji Shrine (明治神宮, Meiji Jingū) is a shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. Located just beside the JR Yamanote Line’s busy Harajuku Station, Meiji Shrine and the adjacent Yoyogi Park make up a large forested area within the densely built-up city. The spacious shrine grounds offer walking paths that are great for a relaxing stroll.

Harajuku (原宿) refers to the area around Tokyo’s Harajuku Station, which is between Shinjuku and Shibuya on the Yamanote Line. It is the center of Japan’s most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles, but also offers shopping for adults and some historical sites of interest.

Shibuya Area and Scramble Crossing

Shibuya (渋谷) is one of the 23 city wards of Tokyo, but often refers to just the popular shopping and entertainment area found around Shibuya Station. In this regard, Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s most colorful and busy districts, packed with shopping, dining and nightclubs serving swarms of visitors that come to the district everyday.

Shibuya Crossing is best known for the incredible ‘scamble’ that occurs every time the traffic lights turn red, stopping all vehicles in every direction to allow a huge wave of pedestrians to flood into the intersection for a few moments.

Tokyo Tower – The Eiffel Tower of Japan

Built in 1958, Tokyo Tower is located in the center of the city. It symbolizes Tokyo’s rebirth after World War II. Tokyo Tower is 333 meters tall. When it was completed, the tower was the tallest in the world, surpassing even its inspiration, the Eiffel Tower. It witnessed the rapid economic growth that would be the beginning of the Japanese economic miracle, representing a renewed and ambitious Japan.

Tokyo Tower’s bright silhouette became a popular element in Tokyoites’ lives. Besides its striking color, it also lights up at night, dazzling both residents and tourists alike. The view from the top of  Tokyo Tower is breathtakingly beautiful. One can see most of Tokyo’s skyscrapers and monuments unobstructed. When the weather is fine, you can overlook Mount Fuji.

TIME: 8.30am

RETURN: 6.30pm
COST: $395 per person

Saturday, 13th July 2024 – TOKYO

Nikko (日光) Day Tour from Tokyo – Includes lunch:

Nikko (日光, Nikkō) is a town at the entrance to Nikko National Park, most famous for Toshogu, Japan’s most lavishly decorated shrine and the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. Nikko had been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for many centuries before Toshogu was built in the 1600s, and Nikko National Park continues to offer scenic, mountainous landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, wild monkeys and hiking trails. Nikko and the Okunikko area around Lake Chuzenji, in particular, are well known for their beautiful autumn colors (koyo).

The ride is from 1-2 hours each way depending on the traffic.

Toshogu Shrine Complex

Toshogu Shrine (東照宮, Tōshōgū) is a magnificent memorial to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, which ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868. Ieyasu is enshrined at Toshogu as the deity Tosho Daigongen, “Great Deity of the East Shining Light”. Initially a relatively simple mausoleum, Toshogu was enlarged into the spectacular complex seen today by Ieyasu’s grandson Iemitsu during the first half of the 17th century.

The lavishly decorated shrine complex consists of more than a dozen buildings set in a beautiful forest. Countless wood carvings and large amounts of gold leaf were used to decorate the buildings in a way not seen elsewhere in Japan, where simplicity has been traditionally stressed in shrine architecture.

Shinkyo Bridge (Red Bridge)

The Shinkyo Bridge (神橋, Shinkyō, “sacred bridge”) stands at the entrance to Nikko’s shrines and temples, and technically belongs to Futarasan Shrine. The bridge is ranked as one of Japan’s three finest bridges together with Iwakuni’s Kintaikyo and Saruhashi in Yamanashi Prefecture.

The current Shinkyo was constructed in 1636, but a bridge of some kind had marked the same spot for much longer, although its exact origins are unclear. Until 1973, Shinkyo was off limit to the general public. It underwent extensive renovation works in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and visitors can now walk across the bridge and back for an entrance fee.

Tamozawa Imperial Villa – Former Nikko residence of the Imperial Family

Tamozawa Imperial Villa (田母沢御用邸, Tamozawa Goyōtei) blends traditional Edo and early modern Meiji Period architecture throughout its 106 rooms. The villa was erected in Nikko in 1899, using parts of a residence that originally stood in Tokyo.

Before being moved to Nikko, the building served initially as the Tokyo residence of a branch of the Tokugawa family and was later temporarily used as the Imperial Palace. In Nikko, it was enlarged into a summer residence and retreat for the Imperial Family, but suffered neglect after World War II. In the year 2000, the villa was opened to the public after extensive renovation works.

Kegon Falls

The almost 100 meter tall Kegon Waterfall (華厳の滝, Kegon no taki) is the most famous of Nikko’s many beautiful waterfalls. In fact, it is even ranked as one of Japan’s three most beautiful falls, along with Nachi Waterfall in Wakayama Prefecture and Fukuroda Waterfall in Ibaraki Prefecture.

Kegon Waterfall is the only exit for the waters of Lake Chuzenji. It can be seen from a free observation platform that is easily accessible on foot, as well as from a paid platform at the base of the falls. The paid platform is accessed via a 100 meter deep elevator and offers more impressive views. The sight of Kegon Waterfall in combination with Lake Chuzenji can be enjoyed from Akechidaira Observatory, which is accessible by ropeway from Akechidaira Plateau.

Kegon Waterfall is also a popular autumn color spot. The trees around the waterfall are usually most colorful from mid to late October. In the winter the waterfall is impressive as well when it freezes almost completely solid.

Lake Chuzenji 中禅寺湖

Lake Chuzenji is Japan’s highest elevation natural lake, located just west of Nikko. The area’s altitude and stunning scenery draw visitors looking to escape the humid Japanese summers. It’s also popular in the fall for its incredible autumn leaves. The area is a part of Nikko National Park.

TIME: 8.30am
COST: $375 per person

Monday, 15th July 2024 – Hakone National Park & Lake Ashi

Embark on a journey through the enchanting wonders below Mount Fuji! Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Hakone National Park, where a serene lake, bubbling thermal springs, and the wonderous sight of the mountain await your discovery.

Join us for a scenic two-hour drive to Hakone National Park. We will see the fascinating Owakudani Valley, where boiling and smoking thermal springs create a truly mesmerizing spectacle. Your adventure continues as you explore the breathtaking Lake Ashi, where we will board a Viking-style boat.

Take in the picturesque landscapes as you sail across the tranquil waters during this remarkable 30-minute cruise. We will highlight the camera-ready sights, including the distant silhouette of Mount Fuji and its reflection in the crystal-clear lake. Uncover the magic of nature with every step of this unforgettable tour!

TIME: 8.30am

COST: $170

Wednesday, 17th July 2024 – Kobe 

Indulge in the unique charm of Kobe, Japan – a city where tradition meets modernity, and culinary delights await at every corner. We will spend time strolling through historic streets adorned with a blend of traditional architecture and cutting-edge design.

Savor the world-renowned Kobe beef, celebrated for its unmatched tenderness and flavor. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant culture, from the iconic Kobe Port to the historic Kitano district. With its stunning waterfront, iconic landmarks, and a rich tapestry of experiences, Kobe invites you to create lasting memories.

Discover the perfect blend of past and present in Kobe – where every moment is a delightful fusion of tradition and innovation. Your journey through Kobe promises a symphony of flavors, sights, and experiences that will leave you enchanted and longing for more. 

TIME: 9am

RETURN: 5~ hours
COST: $167

Thursday, 18th July 2024 – Scenery of Kyoto – with lunch

Embark on a captivating full-day guided exploration of Kyoto’s iconic landmarks. Traverse the city by car, catching glimpses of Kyoto Tower, the impressive Kyoto Station, and the serene Heian-jin Shinto shrine. Our journey unfolds with a pause for a perfect photo opportunity at Toji (East) Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its historical significance and the breathtaking five-story pagoda.

Established in 796, just after Kyoto claimed its status as the imperial capital, Toji Temple stands as a guardian against negative spiritual energies. The remarkable five-story pagoda, soaring 187 feet high, proudly holds the title of Japan’s tallest wooden pagoda.

We will then take a leisurely break for a delightful Western-style restaurant lunch before immersing yourself in the Kyoto Handicraft Center. Here, delve into the world of traditional Japanese crafts, including origami and calligraphy, and seize the chance to acquire unique souvenirs. Your journey culminates with a visit to the illustrious Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion – another UNESCO World Heritage Site. This three-story temple, adorned with gold leaf-covered top stories, offers a spectacular view over a serene pond with a charming two-tree island at its center. Kyoto’s rich history and cultural treasures come to life with every step of this unforgettable tour.

 TIME: 7.30am

RETURN: 4.30pm
COST: $268



Friday, 19th July 2024 – Hiroshima & Miyajima

Embark on a poignant and captivating journey through Hiroshima and Miyajima Island, where history and natural beauty converge to tell a story of resilience and cultural richness.

We begin our tour at the iconic Atomic Bomb Dome, standing as a solemn symbol of Hiroshima’s unwavering strength. This UNESCO World Heritage site preserves buildings that bore witness to the devastating impact of the atomic bomb, offering a stark reminder of the city’s resilience.

We will then delve deeper into the tragic narrative at the Peace Memorial Museum, where exhibits, photographs, and artifacts provide a profound understanding of the consequences of nuclear warfare. Witness the city’s courageous journey towards peace as you absorb the poignant stories captured within its walls.

Following this somber yet enlightening experience, we will take a contemplative stroll through Peace Memorial Park. This tranquil oasis is a poignant dedication to the victims of the atomic attack, offering a space for reflection and remembrance.

The journey continues as we board a ferry to Miyajima Island, a place renowned for its natural allure and cultural treasures. Sail across the tranquil waters to reach the island, where time seems to stand still, and nature unfolds in its pristine form.

Upon arriving, marvel at the timeless Itsukushima Shrine, dating back to the sixth century and recognized as another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The shrine’s stunning red Torii Gates create a mesmerizing spectacle, appearing to float on water during high tide. Capture the essence of Japan’s cultural heritage amid the breathtaking scenery that Miyajima Island provides.

Extensive walking required on Miyajima island, 1-2 km with some steps and inclinations. Outdoor visit of Peace Memorial Park is basically flat and paved, approximately 500 m.

TIME: 1.30pm
COST: $149

Sunday, 21st July 2024 – BUSAN (South Korea) 

We embark on a cultural journey through Busan, immersing yourself in the local way of life. We begin with a visit to the UN Memorial Cemetery, a solemn tribute to the brave soldiers and aides from sixteen countries who lost their lives during the Korean War (1950-1953). Spanning over 135,000 square meters of serene parkland, the cemetery offers a poignant reminder of the war’s impact.

Next, we’ll explore the vibrant Gukje International Market, one of Korea’s largest markets. Wander through its bustling alleyways, brimming with stalls offering a wide array of goods. The market seamlessly connects to Bupyeong Market, Kkangtong Market, and other smaller markets, providing a comprehensive glimpse into Busan’s bustling trade scene.

We conclude our tour at Jagalchi Fish Market, situated along the shoreside road. As Korea’s largest seafood market, Jagalchi offers a sensory feast with its diverse selection of freshly caught seafood.  We will explore the lively atmosphere as we witness the bustling trade and vibrant culture of Busan’s coastal community.


TIME: 9.00am
RETURN: 2.30pm
COST: $285

Tuesday, 23rd July 2024 – Hakodate 

Immerse yourself in the charm of Hakodate with a half-day tour that combines market shopping, rich history, and breathtaking vistas. We begin with a short drive to the vibrant Hakodate Morning Market, a bustling hub of 200 stalls offering a dazzling array of fresh fish, seafood, vegetables, and more. Wander through this lively market, absorbing the sights, sounds, and flavors that define Hakodate’s culinary scene.

Next, we will explore the historical significance of Goryokaku Park, home to the remains of Japan’s first western-style fort. Marvel at the architectural legacy and capture photographs of this intriguing landmark. Ascend the 351-foot-tall Goryokaku Tower for awe-inspiring views of the park and downtown Hakodate. The panoramic vista from the tower’s observation deck provides a captivating snapshot of the city’s past and present.

We will continue our journey to Mt. Hakodate, where a cable car ride awaits to transport us to the all-weather observatory perched 1,100 feet above. As we ascend, take in the breathtaking panoramic views that unfold, offering a sweeping canvas of Hakodate’s coastal beauty and urban landscapes.

Upon reaching the summit, take a moment to inhale the crisp mountain air and appreciate the spectacular scenery below. The cable car journey and observatory experience at Mt. Hakodate promise a memorable experience with Hakodate’s natural splendor.


TIME: 11.30am
RETURN: 3.30pm
COST: $182


Wednesday, 24th July 2024 – Hirosaki

Here we embark on a cultural and historic discovery in Hirosaki, where the past comes alive against the backdrop of stunning landscapes and vibrant traditions. Our journey begins with a visit to the historic Hirosaki Castle, a majestic structure nestled within a breathtaking park. Constructed in 1611 and later rebuilt in 1810, the castle stands as a testament to Hirosaki’s rich history.

As you explore the castle, immerse yourself in its storied past, learning about the events and figures that have shaped its legacy. The castle’s architecture and surroundings offer a glimpse into a bygone era, providing a captivating link to Hirosaki’s cultural heritage.

Wander through the lush park surrounding Hirosaki Castle, where nature and history harmoniously coexist. Discover one of Japan’s most celebrated cherry blossom trees, a spectacle to behold during the spring season. With over 2,600 cherry blossoms in full bloom, it’s a breathtaking event that captures the essence of Japanese beauty and tradition.

We will then move to the vibrant city of Hirosaki, renowned for its Nebuta Matsuri festival. Marvel at the spectacular floats used during this famous event, adorned with large painted screens depicting beautiful maidens, mythological themes, and other cultural figures. The floats illustrate the city’s artistic prowess and commitment to preserving its cultural identity.

We will listen to the lovely melodies of the shamisen, a traditional local instrument that adds a melodic soundtrack to our exploration. The shamisen’s music resonates with the spirit of Hirosaki, providing a sensory connection to its cultural tapestry.


TIME: 8.45am
RETURN: 2.15pm
COST: $189


Cabin Selection Twin Share per person 
Inside Cabin SOLD OUT
Ocean View Cabin from $3875 per person, twin share 
Veranda Cabin  from $3583 per person, twin share (special price!)
Concierge Class Balcony Cabin from $3900 per person, twin share (special price!)
Single Occupancy Ocean View Cabin  SOLD OUT                        
Conference Attendance Fee $1190 per delegate

**Prices are correct at the time of publication, however cruise costs change regularly so please take these prices as a guideline until you make a firm booking. Please email for the correct costs on the date of enquiry.

What’s included in your Conference Registration?

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice information equating to 28 CPD Hours
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenter that is a recognised expert in her field & is excited to be able to share her skill, knowledge, & passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees & network with Conference Convenors & Conference Presenter/s
  • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key, which becomes your lifeline on a ship) & additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
  • A complimentary Farewell Drinks & Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships & information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference, including the session synopsis & session presenter/s
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

 A non-refundable deposit of $400 per person is due at time of booking with the balance payable by 19th April 2024.

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 fee’s are non refundable. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea and the Nurses for Nurses Network will not be responsible for any financial loss due to cancellation from unforeseen circumstances. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at time of booking your cruise conference.

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