Embarking on Aegean Bliss: A Week of Wellness & Longevity Wonders

İstanbul, Türkiye

My Global Life, LLC
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Aug 23 - 30, 2024
Group size: 8 - 20
Embarking on Aegean Bliss: A Week of Wellness & Longevity Wonders
İstanbul, Türkiye

My Global Life, LLC
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Aug 23 - 30, 2024
Group size: 8 - 20

About this trip

Explore the grandeur of ancient empires in historic Istanbul, savor the bountiful harvest in the vineyards of Bozcada, and set sail from the Riviera coves of Bodrum to the magnificent island of Rhodes. Witness the charm of whitewashed homes cascading down the hillsides of Amorgos and Paros, as these islands float in the serene blue waters of the Aegean, culminating in a visit to the timeless city of Athens. 

Experience this all while learning practical lessons and gaining valuable insight into the art and science of aging well. Under the tutelage of Dr. Ron Kapp, a pioneer of longevity promotion through holistic wellness, you'll come away from your time at sea with increased knowledge and practical tips for graceful aging and enhanced well-being.

About Dr. Ron Kapp

Santa Barbara-based doctor, author, and longevity researcher Dr. Ron Kapp views aging as a condition that can be treated rather than an inevitable fate. He is licensed to practice medicine in four U.S. states. He holds multiple university degrees, including a bachelor's degree in biology from Ohio State University, a master's and doctoral degree in physiology from the University of Texas, Austin, and received his medical training from UT-McGovern Medical School in Houston. 

Dr. Kapp pursued post-graduate training at St. Louis University and completed a research fellowship in sports medicine at Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany. He is also board-certified by the American College of Forensic Medicine. Over the course of his career, spanning more than three decades, he has worked in 25 different hospital systems and served as the former medical director of the National Park Service at Yosemite NP in California.

For the past decade, Dr. Kapp has focused on researching functional medicine and alternative healing therapies. His goal is to distinguish between fact and fiction, hype and hope, and he conducts seminars that combine scientific knowledge with culturally proven therapies that have stood the test of time. His expertise includes wellness, enhanced longevity, optimal brain performance, vitality, and improved human performance. He is passionate about teaching and advocates for a holistic approach emphasizing the importance of nutrition, sleep, exercise, stress reduction, targeted supplements, toxin avoidance, and more. Recently, he authored "Passion to Live," a humorous account of his visit to the centenarians of Sardinia.

An enthusiastic tennis player, Dr. Kapp is inspired by people's ability to change their unhealthy habits through lifestyle improvements and the application of modern scientific discoveries to prevent and often reverse the chronic diseases associated with aging. He believes that living in optimal wellness directly contributes to an extended lifespan.

Program Sessions

Welcome & Introduction

-Who we are and why we are here

-Why healthspan determines lifespan

-The primary drivers of wellness and longevity

The Scientific Secrets of Centenarians 

-Exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress reduction, social network

-Other modifiable behaviors that influence overall wellness

-Your "why" and specific wellness goals

Are You Medically as Healthy as You Think?

-Measure it & change it

-Proactive vs. reactive healthcare

-Can we really prevent aging?

Your Genes are Not Your Destiny

-Genome vs. Epigenome

-The information theory of aging

-How to lower your genetic risks

Do You Really Need Supplements?

-Supplements should be supplemental

-The nutritionally-dense diet

-Some proven examples of supplements

Can You Reverse-Engineer Aging?

-What is reverse-engineering anyway?

-The counter-clockwise study

-Stem Cells, PEMF, Sauna, Cryo, Rapamycin, Metformin

What the Future Holds

-Science on the horizon, near & far

-The ethics & economics of longevity

-Questions to ask as you age

The Silent Killer & What to Do About It

-Stress kills; hormesis saves

-Risk reduction is holistic

-The mTOR syndrome


Final Dinner & Take Aways

-Debrief video: “What I Learned at Sea”

-Client awards: "What Dr. Ron Learned at Sea"

What's Included

-An in-suite welcome bottle of champagne and a bottle of spirit of the guests’ choice upon arrival

-Authentic, cultured and intuitive service from our team of hospitality experts

-Sophisticated, varied culinary experience across 18 food and beverage venues, including six

restaurants, five lounges, and in-suite dining

-Unlimited beverages, fine wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, teas, and soft drinks available anytime, including in-suite mini-bar

-Access to the spa's thermal area

-30% discount on all spa treatments booked in advance of departure (descriptions here)

-Wellbeing and fitness programs onboard and at destinations

-All onboard gratuities

-Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

-Shuttle services from port to city center

Pre- & Post-Cruise Service Offerings

Opt into an enhanced experience by booking 1) your flights and 2) your pre-/post-hotel stays and tours/excursions with MGL in partnership with Cassis Travel Services.

We are eager to make your experience as seamless as possible by arranging top-notch transportation, accommodations, and experiences to ensure you are well taken care of throughout every step of your journey, door to door.

Benefits & Fees:

Enjoy the convenience of 24/7 support, with no fees for initial ticket bookings. A fee of $65 applies for any changes post-booking, ensuring your utmost flexibility. Upgrades or the use of miles may incur a service fee, assessed on a case-by-case basis for complexity.

Booking & Correspondence:

1) Cruise bookings, optional excursions throughout the duration of the cruise, and spa services on board must all be booked through MGL using the WeTravel booking platform. Should you have any inquiries regarding the seminar series or the cruise itself, please reach out to MGL (lauren@my-globallife.com or +1 415 309 6906). Texts, calls, and WhatsApp messages are welcome for your convenience.

2) Flights, hotels before cruise departure or following cruise conclusion, and any local activities in the days pre- and post-cruise must be booked through Cassis. For bookings of these types, or questions related to such bookings, please email Cassis (ctsair@travelcts.com) with MGL (lauren@my-globallife.com) in cc.

Terms & Conditions

The statements below reflect terms & conditions for the cruise program as offered by My Global Life, LLC (MGL) in partnership with Explora S.A. 

Pre- and post-cruise transportation arrangements and stay extensions are to be booked directly through Cassis Travel Services Inc., and as such, they are subject to Cassis' own terms & conditions (available here).

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Payment in full is due by May 15, 2024. Any cancellations made prior to May 15, 2024 will receive a 25% refund. 

Payment Details 

Payments for the Event will be collected by MGL.

Travel Insurance

Participants are strongly advised to purchase travel and emergency evacuation insurance through Global Rescue. This coverage, vetted and recommended by MGL, can be purchased here.

Limitation of Liability 

The organizers and presenter(s) disclaim liability for any loss, damage, injury, or health issues arising from attendance or participation in the event.  In general, organizers do not accept any liability, in any case, for whatever reason, liability will be limited to the amount of the registration fee paid, minus applicable expenses.

Right to Modify Event Schedule, Deliverables, or Itinerary 

The organizers reserve the right to modify the event’s schedule, speakers, or activities. Changes may be made without prior notice or with advance notice, depending on the circumstances and feasibility for the organizers.

Event Cancellation by Organizers

Should the organizers cancel the event, all registered participants will receive a full refund. This decision will be made only under essential circumstances, aligning with our ethical and transparent practices. 

Minimum Group Size Disclaimer

Rates and program inclusions secured by MGL are guaranteed for a minimum group size of eight to 16 individuals (based on single or double occupancy of eight cabins, respectively). If this minimum group size is not reached by May 15, 2024, MGL reserves the right to cancel and refund all bookings made prior to this date.

Media Release

By attending the event, you grant permission to the organizers to use your likeness in photographs, videos, or other digital media for case studies, education, and promotional purposes. Please be informed we do not have the option to entertain any exclusions.  

Educational Purpose and No Medical Advice

This Event is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information presented does not offer health services or solicitations for health-related products or services. By signing up for this cruise you understand and acknowledge that the information presented by Dr. Ronald Kapp, MD, PhD in each session is for general educational purposes only and is not a personal medical consultation. Anyone with allergies, other health issues or those who are currently on medication should always check with their doctors prior to making any significant changes in their lifestyle. By joining us on the cruise you absolve Dr. Ron Kapp, MGL, and all organizers of all liability. 

One-on-One Personal Consultation

Information provided in personal consultation(s) is “as is” without any representations or warranties, expressed or implied. The content is for educational purposes and may not represent the most current medical opinions, as medical science is continually evolving.

Professional Assistance

The information presented in the Event should not be considered an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you suspect you have a medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention. Never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information presented in this Event.

Code of Conduct

Participants are expected to behave respectfully and responsibly throughout the event.

Any disruptive or inappropriate behavior may result in removal from the event without a refund.

Personal Belongings

The organizers are not responsible for the loss or theft of personal belongings.


By registering for the event, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agree to abide by these terms and conditions stated in this disclaimer as well as on Standard Terms and Conditions mentioned on our website. 

Available Packages

Ocean Terrace Suite - Double Occupancy

Pricing is per person, including taxes and fees.

Deposit: $2,750
Ocean Terrace Suite - Single Occupancy

Pricing is per person, including taxes and fees.

Deposit: $4,800

Available options


Days 1 & 2

Istanbul, a vibrant blend of Asia and Europe, offers a modern fusion of cultures. Whether you choose to hop on a ferry to Asia, indulge in a Turkish bath, or seek tranquility within the city's mosques, palaces, and bazaars, the city promises a rich tapestry of experiences.

Port: Istanbul 

Arrival Method: Dock

Departure: 5:00pm (day 1), 2:00pm (day 2)

Your Organizer

My Global Life, LLC
At My Global Life, LLC (MGL), we specialize in extended luxury wellness stays for discerning guests who value 24/7 security, proximity to premier medical facilities, and personalized wellness experiences. Our online booking convenience is enhanced by attentive concierge care, ensuring a seamless transition into transformative wellness journeys complete with fine dining, exceptional accommodations, effortless transport solutions, and diverse fitness options. MGL is a Wellness+Entertainment Travel Company, IATA 05734864, CTS 1014633.