The 2018 PSA Offshore Refresher Conference features one of the most ambitious programs to date
Next year’s conference will have a diversity of venues stretching from the Tropics to the Arctic combined with the most extensive education program PSA has ever mounted!
Although all part of the USA, the three main venues all have something very special to offer in their own right. Our enlarged Pre-conference destination is Hawaii, one of the most popular holiday destinations for Australians. Here we will enjoy two distinct and contrasting islands, the Big Island with its active volcanoes, lava fields, pristine beaches, golf and water sports; and then iconic Waikiki providing swimming, shopping and nightlife to complete a perfect holiday destination. This, plus our upgraded education program, has been designed to help lure a younger delegate to the Offshore.
San Francisco will host our main education program while no doubt entertaining you with its diverse sightseeing opportunities. Sausalito by ferry, Alcatraz by night,Fisherman’s Wharf, Napa Valley wineries and discovering the distinct districts like Chinatown by cable car will completely fill your available time. We also have some very special functions planned to reflect the culture and history of the city and mirror the grand nature of your hotel, the Fairmont San Francisco, located on Nob Hill.
Lastly we head north to Alaska with its wonderful pristine wilderness waiting to be discovered. The grandeur of the mountains and glaciers will simply take your breath away. For those seeking more adventurous pursuits Alaska has much to offer. However, you might be well satisfied with the cruise on the famous Prince William Sound or a helicopter flight over a number of the surrounding 23 glaciers. On old fashioned Klondike shindig at the local gold mine should be a fitting climax to our stay.
Not surprisingly we have found a luxury cruise back from Alaska to Vancouver past the Hubbard Glacier and through the Inside Passage to allow full recovery time from the rigours of the Offshore program. The Crystal Symphony has already achieved a reputation for being at the top end of cruising experiences and will offer true pleasure to those with the time to enjoy it.