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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

UCSF School of Dentistry

7-Night Gems of Southeast Europe Cruise
from Day 1: Budapest, Hungary to Day 8: Giurgiu, Romania October 13 - 20, 2025
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12 ADA CERP Dental CE Credits
6 Hours are Live, and 6 are pre-classroom
Course Fees
Early Booking Discount: Book Before 3:00pm ET on June 29th, 2024 to receive the rate below!
$845 $745

Target Audience
Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers
Program Purpose / Objectives
  • Nerve damage from injections, root canal therapy, implants, allografts and xenografts, and dentoalveolar surgery.
  • Tooth Transplantation, Reimplantation and Surgical Uprighting
  • The Diagnosis and Management of Intraoral Dysplasia
  • Oral manifestations of systemic disease
  • An update on antibiotics
  • The use of biological agents to treat oral pathology
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.
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.

M. Anthony Pogrel, DDS, MD, and Professor

M. Anthony Pogrel, DDS, MD, and Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
UCSF School of Dentistry Tony Pogrel received his dental degree in 1967 from Liverpool University in England and his medical degree from Aberdeen University in Scotland in 1974. He then received further general surgery training and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training in Great Britain, Holland and Miami, Florida. In 1979, he was appointed consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Peterborough and Cambridge in England and since 1983, has been on the full-time faculty of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a former chairman of the department and is currently a professor and Associate Dean. Dr. Pogrel holds both medical and dental licenses in California and is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the International and American Associations of Dental Research and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Pogrel has more than 200 publications in the literature on a variety of topics and is a frequent presenter at specialty meetings nationally and internationally.

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.

Cruise Itinerary

Mon Oct 13 Day 1: Budapest, Hungary
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Tue Oct 14 Day 2: Budapest and Mohács
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Wed Oct 15 Day 3: Vukovar
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Thu Oct 16 Day 4: Belgrade
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Fri Oct 17 Day 5: Iron Gates
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Sat Oct 18 Day 6: Vidin
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Sun Oct 19 Day 7: Rousse
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Mon Oct 20 Day 8: Giurgiu, Romania
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*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Day 1: Budapest, Hungary -
Board the ship for your Gems of Southeast Europe Cruise

Dinner is provided.

Day 2: Budapest and Mohács -
Scenic Cruising in Budapest
Pécs excursion in Mohács
     OR Szekszárd wine tasting
     OR Guided Bike Ride Along the Danube

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Mohács. You’ll then visit Pécs, founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Visit the UNESCO-designated Christian Necropolis; St. Peter’s Basilica, the city’s main Catholic cathedral along with its catacombs; and Széchenyi Square, the heart of Old Town Pécs. You will also see the Mosque of Pasha Qasim the Victorious, one of the symbols of the city. Or for wine connoisseurs, you’ll want to go to the Szekszárd wine region, one of the oldest red-wine-growing areas in Hungary, established more than 2,000 years ago. You may also take an exhilarating guided bike tour around Mohács

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided

Day 3: Vukovar -
Vukovar City tour
     OR Osijek Tour
     OR Vukovar bike tour
Croatian wine tasting
     OR Vucedol Museum

Enjoy your morning in Vukovar on a guided city tour where you may visit sites such as Eltz Manor House and Vukovar’s famous water tower. Alternatively, you may see Osijek on a guided tour. For those looking for a more active experience, you may explore Vukovar on an active bike tour. In the afternoon, enjoy a Croatian wine tasting and tour in the Old Cellars, famous for their Grasevina, Traminac and Frankovka wines. You can also choose to explore the Vucedol Museum, home to fascinating exhibits on prehistoric culture and one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided

Day 4: Belgrade -
“The City of Two Rivers” Tour
     OR Belgrade Fortress hike
“Brandies of Belgrade” tasting
     OR Belgrade bike tour
     OR Novi Sad Tour

Explore Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, on a city tour, which includes the Nikola Tesla Museum, encompassing the world-renowned inventor’s life and inventions, as well as the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, the largest such church in the world. Alternatively, you can hike to Belgrade Fortress. In the afternoon, enjoy a taste of the region by sampling a few types of Serbian brandy paired with delicious local appetizers, including Šlivovitz, which was added in 2022 to UNESCO’s list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage.” For those wishing a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour. Or explore Novi Sad, a city rich in tradition and culture, on an afternoon walking tour. Begin your tour at the Dunavski (Danube) Park; stroll through Stari Grad, the old town center; and explore Liberty Square, which is dominated by the Old Town Hall.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided

Day 5: Iron Gates -
Golubac Fortress visit
Scenic Cruising - The Iron Gates

Visit Golubac Fortress – a medieval fortified town on the south side of the Danube River – before cruising through the Iron Gates. The Iron Gates is one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. The Danube narrows as it winds through a series of magnificent gorges between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains, forming a natural border between Serbia and Romania. The ancient King Decebalus, the last king of Dacia, is proudly carved into the mountainside and always captivates travelers.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided

Day 6: Vidin -
Baba Vida Fortress and Vidin Walking Tour
     OR Banitsa pastry and yogurt tasting
     OR Vidin bike tour

Explore Vidin, one of Bulgaria’s oldest cities, and surrounding areas with a choice of excursions. Discover Baba Vida Fortress, the largest preserved medieval castle in Bulgaria. Alternatively, visit a local home for a demonstration of traditional Bulgarian yogurt and Banitsa, a pastry you will also get to make. You also have the choice to bike through Vidin and to the castle.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided

Day 7: Rousse -
Full-day Veliko Tarnovo excursion
     OR Ivanovo Rock-Hewn Churches & Rousse Highlights Tour
     OR Full-day Bucharest excursion

Visit Bulgaria’s ancient capital, Veliko Tarnovo, with its medieval fortress and multiple orthodox temples. You can opt instead to go to Rousse, known for its 19th- and 20th-century Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture, and then afterwards visit the UNESCO-designated Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo with frescos revealing exceptional artistry of 14th-century paintings. Later in the day, travel through the Romanian countryside to the capital of Bucharest, known as the “Little Paris of the East.” Enjoy a panoramic tour of the historic city center and its elegant architecture.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided

Day 8: Giurgiu, Romania -
Bid farewell to Giurgiu as you prepare for your flight home

Breakfast is provided.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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