We're All About Combining Continuing Education and Vacation

We all need continuing ed to enhance our professional lives.  Why not obtain those CE credits in fantastic locations?

CE in Italy/Europe is a unique destination CE provider that offers great education in locations that never disappoint.  CE in Italy/Europe will help you plan an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind vacation.

The short answer?  Great continuing education in great locations.  Being a part time European and Italian resident, Dr. Fanelli has the expertise to help you customize the trip of a lifetime.


The locations we select for our conferences are known for their vacation appeal, and frankly, are fun destinations.  With the suggestions of previous attendees, we choose locations throughout Italy and Europe that are on everyone's list of travel destinations.


Want to enjoy your vacation without sticking to a strict agenda? The only agenda set is the date, time and topics of the continuing education courses.  We start CE early in the morning so that we can finish early.  The remainder of each day is free time for you and your family and friends.  No need to interrupt a beautiful afternoon to head back to a formal meeting.  Our program is sponsored by the Illinois College of Optometry.



CE in Italy & Europe


When you travel with us, you can trust that we'll take care of you. Our conference structure guarantees you'll have an amazing vacation and feel rejuvinated, professionally and personally..

What We Believe



You work hard being the best health care provider you can be.  Now enjoy the fruits of those labors while bettering yourself, and enjoying family and loved ones




Greek Isles Sailing Cruise

July 6-13, 2019

Athens and the Aegean Sea

  The Conference is now FULL...Sorry!

​​We are stepping outside our usual land based meeting format and offering a cruise option to the Greek Isles during the summer of 2019.  We know that you have several cruise options for obtaining CE available to you, but this is not your typical cruise ship.  Our goal is to bring you excellent education in excellent locations.  The cruise route is the Northern Cyclades, which includes gems such as Mykonos.  You've seen pictures of the area.  But our cruise ship is a 4 masted sailing ship, not the mega cruisers that you are used to seeing.  We will sail from Athens, and return 1 week later to Athens, making several stops during the week. 

This cruise was a huge success in 2017, and the registration for this meeting will most certainly fill.  Reserve your space at the conference now.

We will be cruising the eastern Mediterranean on the Star Flyer.  The Star Flyer is as fleet as the wind and as graceful as swans.  It is a true clipper ship reflecting proud heritage in every inch of its polished brass and gleaming brightwork. Step aboard this unique vessel and discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day. Star Flyer is a modern cruise ship in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. Star Flyer is 360 feet long and  carries just 170 guests in pampered comfort

Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel confined on Star Flyer. The ship offers spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space and not one, but two swimming pools. In fact, you’ll find that this ship offers more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.

The décor of Star Flyer is reminiscent of the grand age of sail. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships please the eye, while teak and gleaming mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of its proud nautical heritage.  The ship features open-seating dining in an elegantly appointed dining room, an indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, and an Edwardian style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with a warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers’ hospitable officers and crew.

As with any ship, there are several cabin layouts on various decks, and costs per person are dependent upon which cabin type is selected.  The exact cabin price can be determined by contacting our outstanding travel and cruise guide, Denise Marinucci-Nicholson.  Denise has up to date offers and details regarding the cabin costs per person, and she can be reached at:  Denise.TravelDreams@gmail.com   Cabin costs per person are roughly​ $2500 per person, which includes three full meals per day, stops at the waypoints on the itinerary, amenities, swimming and snorkeling gear for the entire week.  These prices are significantly discounted prices and are subject to change.  Here is the link tour particular cruise on the Travel Dreams website:  https://www.traveldreamsbydenise.com/ce-in-italy-europe   At this link you can find the specific itinerary, cabin layout, deck plan, and of course, photos of the particular ship we will be sailing, the Star Flyer.  There are several items that Denise will need in order to secure your space on the ship....these are standard items (name, address etc), and all of those items will need to be completed before booking can be made.  Again, please contact Denise for detailed pricing. And...additional cabin discounts if you've sailed with Star Clippers previously!

Availability on this destination CE sailing adventure is first come, first served.  You will FIRST need to register with CE in Italy for the continuing education, which will consist of 12 hours of COPE approved CE, 6 of which will be offered on July 5, 2019, THE DAY BEFORE THE SHIP SETS SAIL--PLEASE SCHEDULE YOUR AIRFARE ACCORDINGLY!  These 6 hours of CE will be held at Electra Hotel Athens in the Plaka district of Athens and will begin at 7AM on July 5, 2019.  There are several hotels named 'Electra' in Athens, but each goes by a specific name.....please make sure you go to Electra Hotel Athens for the CE! Thus, half of the CE will be in Athens before the ship departs, and the other half will be on board during the cruise.  After registering with CE in Italy,  you will need to book your cabin directly with Denise at the email address listed above.


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In the culture, in the people, and in the day to day happenings of our destination locations.  Sit back.  Breathe.  Absorb. Relax.


We believe that CE offered in wonderful locations sets the stage for a more relaxed, and subsequently, more productive learning experience.

What We Offer

​​CE in Italy and Europe     World Class Destination CE at its Best