Sail ports across New Zealand and Australia when you join us aboard Celebrity Solstice.

Australia requires most citizens, including citizens of the United Kingdom, United States and Canada, to obtain a visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for entry into the country. Please advise your clients to secure an e-visa, prior to leaving home, using the following link;

New entry requirements for New Zealand: Starting October 1st, 2019, all eligible travelers who fly to, or transit through, New Zealand need an Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA).


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Wed Mar 24 Sydney, Australia - Embark 6:45 PM
  Thu Mar 25 At Sea - Cruising    
  Fri Mar 26 At Sea - Cruising
  Sat Mar 27 Milford Sound, New Zealand - Cruising 8:00 AM 9:00 AM
  Sat Mar 27 Doubtful Sound - Cruising 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
  Sat Mar 27 Dusky Sound - Cruising 4:30 PM 6:00 PM
  Sun Mar 28 Dunedin, New Zealand 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Mon Mar 29 Christchurch, New Zealand 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Tue Mar 30 Picton, New Zealand 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Wed Mar 31 Napier, New Zealand 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Thu Apr 1 Wellington, New Zealand 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Fri Apr 2 At Sea - Cruising    
  Sat Apr 3 At Sea - Cruising  
  Sun Apr 4 Sydney, Australia - Disembark 6:30 AM

Wednesday, March 24 – Sydney, Australia

sydneyConsidered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers so much—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower. You’re never far from nature in this thriving urban center. Well-known surf beaches, zoos, national parks, whale watching tours, bush tours, and the Royal Botanic Gardens—featuring over 7,500 plants—offer visitors a chance to enjoy the area’s sunshine, lush greenery, wildlife, and clear blue oceans. Sydney is not only Australia’s oldest city, it is also one of the most ethnically diverse cities on the globe, offering a wealth of cuisines, unique museums, and cultural opportunities. Explore lively pubs, shops, and historic buildings at The Rocks, located on Sydney harbor. 

Thursday, March 25 – At Sea - Cruising

Friday, March 26 – At Sea - Cruising

Saturday, March 27 – Milford Sound, New Zealand - Cruising

Saturday, March 27 – Doubtful Sound - Cruising

Saturday, March 27 – Dusky Sound - Cruising

doubtful soundSteep cliffs that have been carved over centuries by dozens of waterfalls surround the largest and most complex of the many fjords along the New Zealand coast, Dusky Sound. It’s also a wildlife paradise, with seals and dolphins patrolling the water, and birds like broad billed prions, mottled petrels and sooty shearwaters floating on the overhead thermals.

As cold mountain water cascades from the cliffs above Doubtful Sound, it creates an unusual phenomenon-a dual-layered marine ecosystem of fresh and saltwater. This serves as a playground for a number of species, including fur seals and two types of penguins – the fjord land crested and blue penguin.

As we sail into the narrow fjords of the Milford Sound, even your massive ship seems to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site and is protected by its natural geography, which makes it a haven for all types of wildlife.

Sunday, March 28 – Dunedin, New Zealand – Day Open

dunedinWere it not for the absence of the Scottish brogue, you might think you’d landed in Edinburgh. Both the scenery and the architecture borrow heavily from Scotland. You can even shop for kilts or dig into a piece of fresh haggis. Dunedin is also home to New Zealand’s only castle, a 15-year construction endeavor complete with the only staircase of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and magnificent woodwork.

Monday, March 29 – Christchurch, New Zealand

christchurchChristchurch, known for its English heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. In 2010 and 2011, earthquakes destroyed many of the historic centre's stone-built buildings.

Tuesday, March 30 – Picton, New Zealand

pictonRelax with a perfectly paired Sauvignon Blanc as you dig into a plate of local greenshell mussels. No shortage of spectacular views are here to greet you along the sounds of Picton. Hop aboard the Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise for an interesting approach to sightseeing! On foot, the best views of local flora and fauna is on The Queen Charlotte Track.

Wednesday, March 31 – Napier, New Zealand

napierOnce devastated by an earthquake in 1931, the town of Napier was rebuilt in decadent Art Deco style and remains a delightful architectural touring excursion. Walk along Marine Parade, the miles-long seaside path featuring landscaped parks perfect for picnicking. Utilizing time-tested techniques and modern technology, several local wineries offer tastings of their original wines. Families will enjoy the National Aquarium with exhibits dedicated to unique New Zealand wildlife including sharks, stingrays, living coral, kiwi, tuatara and a wide range of fish species.

Thursday, April 1 – Wellington, New Zealand

wellingtonFrom the new to the old, Wellington offers a bit of everything. Locals are particularly proud of the National Museum of New Zealand—Te Papa Tongarewa. Loosely translated as “our place” from the native Maori tongue, the museum is one of the world’s largest and most progressive. A great way to explore the city is on the restored cable cars, which traverse the shopping district. And if you want to experience it all from above, take in the panoramic views from Mount Victoria.

Friday, April 2 – At Sea - Cruising

Saturday, April 3 – At Sea - Cruising

Sunday, April 4 – Sydney, Australia - Disembark

Disembark and explore this modern city in-depth at your leisure.

The Celebrity Solstice®

solsticeCelebrity Solstice® is one of the more decorated ships at sea, so it’s no wonder that it’s full of “firsts.” Like the first Lawn Club at sea. The first Hot Glass Show? The first cruise line to have 5 women, also known as “the Leading Ladies” redesign and redecorate the staterooms. Some other things that set the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship apart are its specialty restaurants. Our passion for outstanding cuisine has taken the restaurants, the food and the overall dining experience to a whole new level in the cruising world. Celebrity Solstice also has the Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and fitness center, where you can pamper yourself with spa treatments or push yourself in a workout with one of our trainers. If only life on land was as good as life on Celebrity Solstice.

Signature features include:

Cellar Masters: Immerse yourself in the culture of wine within the inviting atmosphere of Cellar Masters, a 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, it features 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. 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.

Main Restaurant: A grand stage for dining. The Main Restaurant is the centerpiece of an impressive and enriching range of culinary experiences. It presents an unparalleled wealth of choices every evening. Working literally around the clock, the galleys delight in sending out artfully presented dishes, every delicate micro-green garnish perfectly in place.

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.

The Lawn Club: There’s absolutely nothing like it. A freshly manicured lawn on the highest deck of Celebrity Solstice. This is The Lawn Club. Enjoy casual outdoor activities in a decidedly Country Club atmosphere, and let the grass between your toes take you places no cruise has gone before.

Sky Observation Lounge: A quiet refuge by day for gazing over the sea with a cocktail at hand. At night, the space comes to life with live music and dancing. In addition, special interactive theme parties include Live@Sky—music and dances of the 40s with a modern twist—and Motown, featuring funky soul with a live band, singers and dancers.

Silk Harvest Restaurant: A subtle taste of Far East delicacies meant to share. As the first Asian restaurant in the Celebrity fleet, Silk Harvest takes you on a journey to the Far East, offering authentic Asian hospitality perfectly paired with a contemporary blend of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Here you enjoy family-style dining in a warm and friendly setting.

The Hot Glass Show: Don’t just appreciate art, experience it. Witness the incredible, gorgeous art of glassblowing with intimate live demonstrations. Watch and learn from professional glassblowers in this popular, one-of-a-kind exhibition from the renowned Corning Museum of Glass.


Veranda Stateroom


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

Oceanview Stateroom


Window staterooms with a sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or easy as you want.

Inside Stateroom


Staterooms with ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV.

Photos and renderings of guestrooms are representative of the general design and view of the rooms.
The exact layout and view in any of the guestroom photos are not guaranteed.

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

We have been able to negotiate a GREAT DISCOUNT for you on this luxurious cruise! See reservation form for details. ALWAYS CALL US BEFORE BOOKING ANYWHERE ELSE: (800) 222-6927


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 anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.


The practitioner of anesthesiology must 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; and provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner. Presentations are designed to facilitate the healthcare provider in reviewing, updating, and/or expanding knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.


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
11-Night Australia and New Zealand Cruise
March 24 – April 4, 2021

Wednesday, March 24 - Sydney, Australia - Embarkation

  1830 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Thursday, March 25 - At Sea

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0840 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0845 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part I S.Barker  
  0945 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part II S.Barker  
  1045 Break
  1100 Preoperative Evaluation T.Trentman  
  1200 Crisis Checklists and Anesthesia Practice T.Trentman  
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 New Developments in Oxygen Transport and Monitoring: Part I S.Barker  
  1500 New Developments in Oxygen Transport and Monitoring: Part II S.Barker  
  1600 Adjourn

Friday March 26 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Anesthesia and Hepatic Disease T.Trentman  
  0945 Regional Anesthesia and Peripheral Nerve Injury T.Trentman  
  1045 Break
  1100 Blood Gas Analysis S.Barker  
  1200 What's New in Brain Monitoring? S.Barker  
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 OR Professionalism and the Age of Social Media T.Trentman  
  1500 Burn Out and Resilience in Anesthesia T.Trentman  
  1600 Adjourn

Saturday, March 27 - Milford Sound Dusky Sound, New Zealand - Day Open

Sunday, March 28 - Dunedin, New Zealand - Day Open

Monday, March 29 - Christchurch, New Zealand - Day Open

Tuesday, March 30 - Picton, New Zealand - Day Open

Wednesday, March 31 - Napier, New Zealand - Day Open

Thursday, April 1 - Wellington, New Zealand - Day Open


Friday, April 2 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Flying the Anesthesia Machine: So Easy a Caveman Can Do It? S.Barker  
  0945 Clinical Case Discussions: Monitoring of Oxygenation and Ventilation S.Barker  
  1045 Break
  1100 What's New With Old Patients? T.Trentman  
  1200 Case Studies in Disruptive Providers: What to Do With the Bad Actors T.Trentman  
  1300 Adjourn

Saturday, April 3 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Drug Diversion, Coming to a Practice Near You T.Trentman  
  0945 Anesthesia, the Autonomic Nervous System and a Murder Mystery T.Trentman  
  1045 Break
  1100 Malignant Hyperthermia S.Barker  
  1200 Capnography: What Good Is It? S.Barker  
  1300 Adjourn    



20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Sunday, April 4 - Sydney, Australia - Disembark

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Steven J. Barker, PhD, MD
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Terrence L. Trentman, MD
Chair - Department of Anesthesiology
Professor of Anesthesiology
College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, Arizona


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 20 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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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 20 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 20 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 between January 23, 2021 and February 22, 2021. No refund after February 22, 2021; 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 Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email:


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.