The Experience

Group Excursions

Half the fun of cruising is when you get to your destination and you get off the ship. There are plenty of group excursion options to match whatever level of adventure that suits you and help you maximize your time in port. Experience the local culture, enjoy breathtaking scenery, have a thrilling outdoor adventure, or relax at an exclusive resort. From walking tours to ziplining, from snorkeling to skydiving, the planning is done for you.

VIP Experience

"Get the VIP Experience when you upgrade your dental festival ticket! With a VIP package, we literally roll out the red carpet for you! The VIP experience will vary from event to event, but includes fast-pass at registration, exclusive swag items, VIP transportation on the party bus, reserved seating at our CE courses, and more!

Whitening Ball

The Whitening Ball is the ultimate must-attend celebration on any Smiles At Sea cruise. Get decked out in an all-white outfit and join us for an unforgettable time.

We’ll accessorize you with  glow sticks, provide complimentary cocktails, and lure you to the dance floor with a rocking DJ. Attendees, speakers, exhibitors, guests, and crew all get silly together and have a ball. Show off your moves for a chance to win the dance contest!

Pool Party

Of course we designate time to go party at the pool together, it’s a cruise, after all! Don your best swimwear, grab a drink with excessive garnishes, and network with your dental professionals in paradise. A belly flop or cannonball contest is a great way to make friends!

In-Class Massage Therapists

We have SRP during class time (no, not that kind!). Shoulder… Rub… People… For real, that’s what it stands for! As in – MASSAGE THERAPISTS! We got your back! And neck and shoulders, too!

Pajama Day

We schedule a Pajama Day for everyone to come to class dressed as comfy and cozy as you please, and we even have an award for the best one! It’s a perfect way to combat the conference classroom chilliness, and takes away the “what-to-wear” worries for a day. Doesn’t it seem like this is exactly what adult onesies are made for? You know you have one… wear it proudly!

Prize Giveaway

We give away tens of thousands of dollars worth of prizes on board!. Yup, you read that right! Prize tickets are handed out by our amazing vendor partners throughout the conference. Drawings take place at various group activities including some general class sessions. All you have to do for a chance to win is interact with the fun vendor reps and show up to events! Prizes range from items like a UE Boom Bluetooth speaker or Segway to products and service packages or even scholarships from sponsors.

Fashion Show

Model and dental fashionista Debora Carrier of Twice As Nice Uniforms entertains and delights the senses with a fashion show like no other that highlights the amazing scrubs, jackets, and accessories she designs so that healthcare professionals can look and feel their best. If you’ve never tried 2AN scrubs, seriously, do yourself a favor. You’re welcome!

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Door Decorating Contest

Cabin door decorations are a common sight on cruise ships. We made it into a contest so you can win a prize for flexing your creative skills while brightening up the hallways (and make finding your cabin easier!)


Even if you don’t like to sing or sing along, karaoke is always fun to watch and cheer. Smiles at Sea attendees are the life of every party, so as you can imagine we put on quite a show!

Costume Party

We love breaking out of the ordinary and having fun and what could embody that more than a costume party! It’s the perfect excuse to tap into your creativity and show a different side of your personality (or try on a new one for a while). Go for a group costume as a great way to enhance your team building or show off your squad. The memories you make and the pictures you take will last a lifetime.

Vendor Exhibit Halls

A dental conference just wouldn’t be complete without getting to visit the exhibit booths of top notch vendors. We partner with cutting edge companies committed to helping dental professionals practice at their full potential. We also give you plenty of time to spend with them with dedicated exhibit hall hours outside of scheduled class time. The vendor connection time doesn’t end there - the reps are available to answer your questions throughout the whole event.

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