Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard the beautiful Celebrity ConstellationSM. Conveniently cruising roundtrip from Abu Dhabi, you have the opportunity to explore the ports of Muscat, New Mangalore, Goa (Mormugao), Mumbai (Bombay), and Dubai.


UPDATED 5/19/17

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Tue Jan 2 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Embark  
  Wed Jan 3 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 1:00 PM
  Thu Jan 4 Muscat, Oman 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
  Fri Jan 5 At Sea    
  Sat Jan 6
At Sea    
  Sun Jan 7
At Sea    
  Mon Jan 8
Goa (Mormugao), India 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Tue Jan 9
Mumbai (Bombay), India 10:30 AM  
  Wed Jan 10
Mumbai (Bombay), India   6:00 PM
  Thu Jan 11
At Sea    
  Fri Jan 12
At Sea    
  Sat Jan 13
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 11:00 AM 10:00 PM
  Sun Jan 14
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Disembark 5:00 AM

Tuesday, January 2 - Board ship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Atmospheric backstreets paint a very different picture to first impressions of Abu Dhabi. The often slick and modern capital of the U.A.E. presents a fascinating mixture of tradition and progression. Tracing its rich history back to around 3000 B.C., Abu Dhabi maintains a more distinctly Arabian ambiance than glitzy Dubai. Taxis are a safe, reliable way to get around sites such as The Corniche Park, the White Fort, the Heritage Village, which offers glimpses into Bedouin life, and the Women's Craft Centre.

Wednesday, January 3 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Thursday, January 4 - Muscat, Oman

As the great Arab navigator Ahmed bin Majid al Najdi recognised in 1490 AD, Muscat, even to this day, has a character quite different from neighboring capitals. There are few high-rise blocks, and even the most functional building is required to reflect tradition with a dome or an arabesque window. The result of these strict building policies is an attractive, spotlessly clean and whimsically uniform city — not much different in essence from the ‘very elegant town with very fine houses’ that the Portuguese admiral Afonso de Albuquerque observed as he sailed towards Muscat in the 16th century.

Friday, January 5 - At Sea

Saturday, January 6 - At Sea

Sunday, January 7 - At Sea

Monday, January 8 - Goa (Mormugao), India

The magical state of Goa used to be an outpost of Portugal, so the palms on its beaches still sway with a certain Portuguese rhythm. The laid-back lifestyle in India's smallest, most prosperous state attracts many world travelers. You can explore world-heritage architecture, fragrant spice plantations, and cuisine that blends Portuguese technique with Indian flavors.

Tuesday, January 9 - Mumbai (Bombay), India

Wednesday, January 10 - Mumbai (Bombay), India

Bombay, a metropolis of almost 18 million people, ranges from rich to poor, cosmopolitan to traditional, and always fascinating. Bollywood produces more films here than anywhere, and this cultural hub enjoys a constant flow of music, dance, and drama. You can explore everything from exclusive international boutiques to small ethnic markets, including street foods like kebabs.

Thursday, January 11 - At Sea

Friday, January 12 - At Sea

Saturday, January 13 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is a fascinating fusion of modern city and old world "souks," or markets. Travel between the two by "abra," traditional water taxis that cross Dubai Creek. The leading center for business and tourism in the Middle East, Dubai offers a distinctive blend of modern city amenities and the ancient charm of Arabia. Take a stroll and admire the stunning architecture of traditional mosques right next to ultra-modern buildings. Pick up a wonderful memento at The Souq, which is made up of various shops such as the Spice Souq, the Textile Souq and the Gold Souq.

Sunday, January 14 - Disembark in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Ship: Celebrity ConstellationSM

Enjoy 66 new staterooms including spa-inspired AquaClass® accommodations and Blu restaurant with a healthy and delicious "clean cuisine." Share vacation photos with your social networks through the Celebrity iLounge℠ or the enhanced Wi-Fi on board the ship. Celebrity Suites were refreshed with the addition of their own private verandas.

Kids will love the new Xbox consoles within the Fun Factory kids’ club and X Club teen venue along with free play on Xbox 360 and Kinect for Xbox 360.

Restful sleep is ensured on new Reverie® mattresses in all staterooms and suites. New sun loungers on both pool decks plus a fresh color scheme, carpeting and upholstery all contribute to Celebrity Constellation’s modern, new vibe.

Signature features of Celebrity ConstellationSM include:

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®

Relax and rejuvenate in our serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting—aboard Celebrity's modern luxury ships. Enhance your vacation with a complete wellness and lifestyle program that increases resilience, restores serenity, and helps you feel rejuvenated.

AquaClass® Staterooms

Spa-inspired staterooms featuring indulgent amenities like a Hansgrohe® shower tower and custom blended bath products to help you feel restored and renewed. Complimentary access to our relaxing Persian Garden. Plus, priority access to Blu restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Celebrity iLounge

Keep in touch 24 hours a day in the Celebrity iLoungeSM, our one-of-a-kind hip Internet lounge that is the first Apple® Specialist at Sea. Celebrity iLoungeSM also offers various iLearn classes to help you master the latest photography, video and audio skills.

Michael's Club

A private lounge for those in Celebrity, Signature, Royal, Penthouse and Reflection Suites, as well as for Captain’s Club Zenith members. This luxurious club features a large-screen TV, reading areas stocked with magazines, newspapers, and books, a premium continental breakfast, light lunch, and self-service snacks. Pre-dinner drinks are complimentary between 5:30 and 8 PM daily. Its dedicated Concierge can help arrange your specialty dining, shore excursions, even handle inquiries about various ports of call. Desk hours vary by itinerary. Michael’s Club is available 24 hours a day.


As an AquaClass® guest, you can enjoy Blu, your own exclusive restaurant for breakfast and dinner. If the concept of "spa restaurant" causes you or your significant other to think you'll never see a steak or a rich dessert on the menu, that is definitely not the case. The cuisine at Blu is simply an imaginative way of preparing popular dishes without fussiness or pretense. Tender steak is served with a flavorful truffle vinaigrette instead of a heavy béarnaise. We call it "clean cuisine."

Concierge Class

Designed for the traveler who settles in nicely to veranda staterooms where little details make a big difference. Savor unexpected delights such as complimentary shoeshine service. The attention to detail will amaze you, even as you sleep on the perfect pillow you've selected from our pillow menu. If personalized Concierge service, priority check-in and early disembarkation appeal to you, Concierge Class is your clear choice.

Tuscan Grille

An Italian steakhouse with a nouveau twist. An outgoing waitstaff ensures tableside service that's personal as well as professional. And the food? Take the traditional style and artisanal flair of Italy, add contemporary influences, and serve the cuisine in abundance. It's all part of the expansive character of Tuscan Grille.

Cellar Masters

Immerse yourself in the culture of wine within the inviting atmosphere of Cellar Masters, our wine bar. Cellar Masters offers you the opportunity to try a bold collection of both familiar and unknown wines from around the world. To help you explore these wines, we feature the state-of-the-art Enomatic® wine-by-the-glass dispensing system. With a simple swipe of your SeaPass card, it will pour your choice directly from the bottle in a 1-ounce, 2.5-ounce or 5-ounce portion. Our Sommeliers will guide you in the use of the Enomatic®system and offer further insight into the fine art of wine selection, an integral part of an epicurean lifestyle. Then, you'll be ready to begin your travels through the world of wine.

Bistro on Five

The open kitchen provides its own bit of theatre, night and day. Stop by whenever you wish; Bistro on Five is open from six o'clock in the morning until late at night. The friendly, open nature of Bistro on Five is reflected by the chefs. Whether you need a fast breakfast before a shore excursion or a relaxing lunch after you've returned, the service at Bistro on Five is as quick as you need it to be. The attentive waitstaff will introduce you to the globally inspired crêpes on the menu and the panini, soups, salads and desserts that are featured as well.

Café al Bacio & Gelateria

The warm atmosphere, comfortable furniture and the sweet scent of the Gelateria's freshly baked waffle cones create an instant emotional connection. Café al Bacio is a great place to relax, any time of day. Many guests like to stop by in the evening for one of the specialty dessert cocktails, and chat about a great meal that they had or a wonderful show they just enjoyed. There's always something to talk about at Café al Bacio.

Veranda Stateroom

Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship—each with its own private veranda.

Inside Stateroom

Stateroom with ample living space with a sofa and sitting area—a home away from home.

We have a block of cabins for seminar participants.
Once this block is sold, cabins are on availability only and may be at a higher rate.
Cruises sell out early

Travel Arrangements

To receive these discounted cruise fares you must book your cruise through NWAS. We have all of the information regarding the cruise and seminar and can make your cruise reservations.


Reservations will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of $900 per cabin. Final payment as instructed by our travel agent. Due to the number of details needed to complete cruise cabin booking accurately, a cabin will not be booked for you until you have spoken with one of our cruise agents via phone or via direct email correspondence. Please contact our office at 1-800-222-6927 or 1-509-547-7065 to complete your cruise reservation.

Discounted Fares

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This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty or are impacted by it.


Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional:

Possess the scientific background for clinical practice

Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of all additional related disciplines which may impact it

Maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care

Manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in the clinical setting, the clinical and educational institutions, and the community in which the practice resides

Serve as an expert in matters involving health care delivery; serve as an informed manager of clinical and educational services provided, including the acquisition and distribution of resources necessary in meeting professional goals

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences - to include but not be limited to advanced anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and social sciences - as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of anesthesia and related services inherent in the anesthesia professions.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of presented pharmacological agents through the understanding of their physico-chemical properties, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, updated uses, and more recently developed additional, related, and similar drugs.

Outline comprehensive management plans for the group of patients discussed, whether related in age, physical status, cultural background, invasive procedure, anesthetic or analgesic requirements, clinical setting, adverse reactions, and/or goals of care.

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of anesthetic procedures and administrations, equipment use, and other applications encountered during the provision of anesthesia and analgesia whether in the surgical unit, the labor and delivery suite, the pain management clinic, or other more remote location of anesthetizing services.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups - recognized as serving as the authority for and/or holding the responsibility to compile and approve such tenets - in the provision of anesthesia and related services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Apply the new techniques in the clinical setting of the participant.

Clinical Concerns in Anesthesia 12-Night Arabian Sea & India Cruise January 2-14, 2018

Tuesday, January 2 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Embark

Wednesday, January 3 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  1300 Ship Sails
  1525 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  1500 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1530 Herbs, Supplements and Other Substances Your Patients Are Not Reporting: Part I M.Murphy  
  1630 Herbs, Supplements and Other Substances Your Patients Are Not Reporting: Part II M.Murphy  
  1730 Adjourn
2 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, January 4 - Muscat, Oman

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Mechanisms of Coagulation: Round-Up the Usual Suspects C.Petrovitch  
  1000 Common Bleeding Disorders: What to Do? C.Petrovitch  
  1100 Adjourn
0.2 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, January 5 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Drugs that Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part I C.Petrovitch  
  1000 Drugs that Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part II C.Petrovitch  
  1100 Traumatized Airway: Part I M.Murphy  
  1200 Traumatized Airway: Part II M.Murphy  
  1300 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, January 6 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 How Federal Regulations Affect Anesthesia Practice M.Murphy  
  1000 I Think I Remember My Surgery M.Murphy  
  1100 Monitoring Cerebral Oximetry: Can This Improve Patient Outcomes? C.Petrovitch  
  1200 Fluid Management and Goa-Directed Therapy: Should We Say Goodbye to the CVP Catheter? C.Petrovitch  
  1300 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, January 7 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Anesthesia for Prostatectomy and the DaVinci Robot C.Petrovitch  
  1000 Preoperative Evaluation of the Patient With Heart Disease: What Are the Current Guidelines? C.Petrovitch  
  1100 Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents: What We Must Know: Part I M.Murphy  
  1200 Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents: What We Must Know: Part II M.Murphy  
  1300 Adjourn
2.1 Pharmacology Hours

Monday, January 8 - New Mangalore, India - Day Open

Tuesday, January 9 - Goa (Mormugao), India - Day Open

Wednesday, January 10 - Mumbai (Bombay), India - Day Open

Thursday, January 11 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Managing the Patient With Cardiac Disease: Beta Blockers, Statins, Alpha Agonists--Oh My! M.Murphy  
  1000 Managing the Patient With Cardiac Disease: Stents and CIED's in the Perioperative Period M.Murphy  
  1100 Postoperative Delirium: Does Our Anesthetic Management Make a Difference? C.Petrovitch  
  1200 Anesthesia for the Patient With Diabetes Mellitus C.Petrovitch  
  1300 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, January 12 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Anesthesia for the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch  
  1000 Acute Pain Management: Opioids and Non-Opioids: What's Your Choice? C.Petrovitch  
  1100 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  1200 Risk Management: The Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy  
  1300 Adjourn
2.2 Pharmacology Hours

24 CME I

24 Class A CEC

10.5 Pharmacology Hours†


Saturday, January 13 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Day Open

Sunday, January 14 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Depart as scheduled or stay over and explore this unique treasure!

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education, LLC
Treasure Island, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Charise Petrovitch, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the AANA for 24 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1034251; Expiration Date 1/12/2018.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 24 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 24 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Pasco, Washington


Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.


$100 November 3, 2017 to December 3, 2017. No refund after December 3, 2017; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.


Penalties apply for cancellation of the cruise for any reason. We strongly recommend purchase of the cancellation insurance. Ask us for details. Please be aware that premiums paid for insurance are non-refundable.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 60 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable cruise fare, airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net cruise, net hotel, and tuition booked through NWAS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWAS! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWAS. Not only do you receive the lowest fare, but you get a 1.5% of net cruise fare credit toward future tuition!. Click here for more information.

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com


We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.