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7 Day Tropical Caribbean Voyage
Ft. Lauderdale to Ft. Lauderdale

Your Brain Health Journey
Begins Here

December 10-17, 2023


Brain Health Beach Day

Travel through the Tropical Caribbean while building life balance, maintaining well-being, and discovering how to achieve maximum wellness far into your later years. Learn these small lifestyle adjustments that link directly to your brain health on this inaugural wellness voyage with Dr. Paul Nussbaum, BRAIN HEALTH ON THE HIGH SEAS.

Brain Health Food Choices

On this wellness cruise you’ll discover how everyday lifestyle adjustments can impact present and future health while traveling with Dr. Nussbaum and his Registered Dietician Rita de Freitas. Enjoy beach BBQs, onboard fine dining experiences, and signature beverage packages all while learning how to choose what is best for your brain while never missing out on any of the fun.

Brain Health Beach Yoga

Shake off stress with Wellness Instructor Kimberly Nussbaum who will lead daily breathing exercises, morning meditation, and yoga onboard and on the beach! Additionally learn the impacts of stress on your brain health in seminars led by Dr. Paul Nussbaum. These events are exclusively for this group and are not open to other ship passengers so you can relax and learn and in peaceful, pressure-free environment.

Brain Health Dr. NussbaumBRAIN HEALTH ON THE HIGH SEAS features programs with Dr. Paul Nussbaum, Founder and President of the Brain Health Center. These lifestyle workshops can include:
  • Fundamentals of Brain Health
  • Brain Health Across the Lifespan
  • Stress and Your Brain
  • Conditions That Affect the Brain
  • Dr. Nussbaum’s Brain Health Lifestyle


There’s no better place to be in December than on a beach in the Tropical Caribbean! BRAIN HEALTH ON THE HIGH SEAS takes you to some of the most picturesque places in the world including Turks & Caicos, the Bahamas, San Juan, and St. Thomas on this round trip voyage from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Between ports you’ll participate in Dr. Nussbaum’s wellness conferences as well as enjoy the best amenities the Nieuw Statendam has to offer, including spa days and wine tastings.

For pricing, call 888-826-6836 to speak with your travel concierge, or click here for more information.


Grand Turk San Juan St. Thomas

Day 1: Wave goodbye to Ft Lauderdale and say hello to your Brain Health on the High Seas team! After getting settled in your stateroom we’ll gather together to get acquainted and learn more about where this week will take us before enjoying dinner together. And if you’re feeling sore from a day of travel join us for a moonlight yoga session.

Day 2: On this day at sea we dive right in to discovering a Brain Health Lifestyle! This day focuses on Brain Health Across the Lifespan with Dr. Paul Nussbaum where you’ll begin to understand how your brain works throughout your life and how you can stay mentally fit well into your later years. And because treating your body well is just as important as your mind, enjoy meal guidance from our Brain Health dietitian Rita de Freitas and yoga, meditation, and balance work with Kimberly Nussbaum.

Day 3: Grand Turk awaits with so many options for such a small island. Enjoy an active excursion or spend a low key day on the beach with afternoon yoga and meditation with Kimberly. Staying active and discovering new places is part of living a Brain Health Lifestyle so by traveling you’re already starting to live your best life!

Day 4: We arrive in San Juan, PR in the afternoon so the morning is dedicated to Stress and the Brain with Dr. Nussbaum. Stress management is key to staying healthy so we encourage travelers to join Kimberly for morning or afternoon yoga or visit the Greenhouse Spa onboard for a massage or a dip in the hydrotherapy pool. In the afternoon we’re off to explore the vibrant city of San Juan or enjoy a shore excursion or your choice.

Day 5: Start your day off with morning yoga or meditation before spending the entire day exploring the US Virgin Islands! Select a shore excursion, stay near the port for some duty free shopping in St Thomas’ capital Charlotte Amalie, or take the ferry to St. John for a reception at art gallery and cocktail bar Bajo el Sol.

Day 6: This day at sea brings together the whole Brain Health crew. Talk about Dementia and Related Disorders with Dr. Nussbaum and take the extra time this day allows to ask questions and really immerse yourself in a Brain Health Lifestyle. Learn more about nutrition with RD Rita and enjoy 1:1 time with her to address your specific dietary needs. Discover aspects of balance with Kimberly in addition to yoga and meditation. And don’t forget to enjoy all the amenities the ship has to offer, like some cocktails by the pool!

Day 7: Since stress management is so important we’re making sure you forget all your worries on a beach day at beautiful Half Moon Cay. Enjoy swimming or watersports, read your book in the shade of a cabana, or stay active with some beach yoga with Kimberly. Ask us about other unforgettable excursions like horseback riding on the beach or glass bottom boat rides!

Day 8: Wake up in Ft Lauderdale and get ready for disembarkation. Even though you are leaving the ship you are now armed with the tools to begin to live a better quality life though the Brain Health Lifestyle.


Dr. Paul Nussbaum at the Beach

Dr. Paul Nussbaum

Doctor Nussbaum is board-certified in Clinical Psychology and Geropsychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology. He is a member of the National Health Register for Psychologists and a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Having earned Phi-Beta Kappa and his Doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona in 1991, Dr. Nussbaum completed his internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is an Adjunct Professor in Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Kimberly Nussbaum

Kimberly Nussbaum

Yoga and meditation are a vital part of my life and I welcome the opportunity to share these practices with YOU. People tell me they are not flexible enough for yoga. That is exactly why we NEED yoga. Yoga begins where we are and with gentle micro movements takes us where we long to be, creating FREEDOM in our mind and body.
My journey began in 2009 when I was introduced to hot power vinyasa yoga. It transformed my life. There was the physical cleansing which left me feeling like I had just received a deep tissue massage. And then there was the unexpected mental cleanse. Suddenly all the distractions fell away, and I found myself for the first time enjoying a single point of focus and a deep sense of PEACE.

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Kathy Speer Shoaf

Kathy Speer Shoaf

Kathy Shoaf, the owner of Elite Cruises and Vacations, has been helping clients across the nation take their dream vacations since 2005. She is a certified travel specialist and an American Express Travel Agency Award Winner, plus a registered nurse who specializes in custom cruises and group travel events for families, caregivers, and those with diagnoses such as Dementia/Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s, MS, diabetes, arthritis, etc…

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Rita de Freita

Rita de Freitas

Rita de Freitas, the founder of Red Apple Nutrition, LLC, is a registered dietitian-nutritionist and certified LEAP therapist with a strong passion for creating healthy, tasteful food. Throughout her nearly 20 years in the field, Rita has worked with a wide range of client partners, from corporate clients to individual clients focused on health goals ranging from weight loss to autoimmune disease (i.e thyroid disease, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, lupus, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, etc.). Rita joined Dr. Nussbaum and the Brain Health Center in January 2014, providing patients with nutrition support with a focus on brain health. During her time with the Brain Health Center, she has offered several brain health nutrition seminars and provided numerous recipes for Dr. Nussbaums’s book, “What is the Purpose of my Brain?”.

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