Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard Celebrity Reflection. Conveniently cruising roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you have the opportunity to explore the ports of Key West, Florida; Cozumel, Mexico; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; and Falmouth, Jamaica.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sat Dec 4 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark   3:30 PM
  Sun Dec 5 Key West, Florida 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Mon Dec 6 At Sea    
  Tue Dec 7 Cozumel, Mexico 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Wed Dec 8 Georgetown, Grand Cayman 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Thu Dec 9 Falmouth, Jamaica 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
  Fri Dec 10
At Sea    
  Sat Dec 11
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark 7:00 AM  

Saturday, December 4 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

Fort LauderdaleGo fishing, take one of many sightseeing cruises of the harbor, ocean, or wetlands. Tour a museum, see a butterfly farm, or ride a roller coaster. Shop upscale boutiques or flea markets. Ft. Lauderdale is an entire destination in itself.

There are also many recreational waterways with extensive boating facilities, access to every conceivable watersport, a variety of fascinating museums and trendy restaurants, and an array of entertainment venues. Take a 30-minute airboat ride across the Everglades, one of the most breathtaking natural areas in America. Discover a variety of fish and birds that inhabit the area, and perhaps see the most famous Everglades inhabitant—the alligator.

Fish is fresh and delicious in Florida. Grouper is probably the most popular choice and is served almost any way imaginable. A true Florida staple is a fresh grouper sandwich and fries eaten outside by the water.

Sunday, December 5 - Key West, Florida

From its charming shops and vintage “Conch Homes” to its coral reefs and turquoise waters, Key West is a tropical delight. Snorkel the clear waters for parrotfish, multi-colored wrasses, butterfly fish, angelfish, turtles, and rays. Tee up at The Key West Golf Club, designed by golf legend Rees Jones. Get beach ready with a pair of Kino sandals, made right in Key West, or stop in to one of many unique art galleries for a native masterpiece to take home. Take a food tour to sample fare from several popular Key West eateries.

Monday, December 6 - At Sea

Tuesday, December 7 - Cozumel, Mexico

March is the ideal time to visit Cozumel. Enjoy snorkeling and diving in warm 80-degree waters with unparalleled reefs full of sealife. Visit the ancient ruins of San Gervasio, or peruse authentic Mexican leather, clothing, crafts and other wares at local markets. Our host hotel, the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort Spa Hotel, offers a host of on-property activities as well. Enjoy two outdoor pools, signature spa treatments in oceanfront huts, lighted tennis courts, ping pong, ceramics painting, a putting green, dive center, board games, and more. Traveling with family? Children can enjoy the “Chiqui Club” where they can help feed and care for the iguanas on the property, paint ceramic figures, and learn about native plants in the resort’s plant nursery.

Wednesday, December 8 - Georgetown, Grand Cayman

At 28 miles long, Grand Cayman is the largest of the Cayman Islands, lying between Cuba and Jamaica. Its warm climate, low rainfall and tranquil waters make it an ideal destination for sun-seekers and divers. The flora and fauna of the Cayman Islands are surprisingly diverse and include the spectacular Cayman blue iguana. The premier attraction on Grand Cayman is Seven Mile Beach... white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you’ll find it here: snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, submarining, sightseeing, or shopping. Don’t miss Sting Ray City, one of the sites that has made this place such a popular destination. In George Town, retail therapy is value for the money with duty-free bargains on crystal, perfume, and jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

Thursday, December 9 - Falmouth, Jamaica

Step off the ship and step back in time. It may not appear so at first glance, but quaint Falmouth was an economic powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. In today’s Falmouth, visitors still enjoy 19th-century Georgian architecture as well as river bamboo raft rides, arts and crafts shopping, flavorful local fare and horse-and-buggy rides through town. Falmouth also serves as the gateway to the best Jamaica has to offer. Just east of Falmouth is Ocho Rios, best known for its spectacular Dunn’s River Falls. Travel west to reach Montego Bay and the beautiful beaches of Negril, a two-hour drive from Falmouth. Thanks to its central location, Falmouth gives visitors the best tour experiences of the north coast of Jamaica.

Friday, December 10 - At Sea

Saturday, December 11 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

The Ship: Celebrity ReflectionSM

2Experience a cinematic night under the stars with A Taste of Film at the Rooftop Terrace. It’s an exciting way to enjoy the great outdoors, satisfy your love of movies, and dazzle your taste buds all at once. Treat yourself to spa innovations at the luxurious Canyon Ranch SpaClub® or visit the just-added shops for Tiffany and Swiss Watch. Celebrate the flavorful joys of outdoor grilling at the Lawn Club Grill. Enjoy more than 20 delicious dining options in the Main Restaurant. Unwind in your own cabana-style haven at The Alcoves. More upgrades include faster, more secure access to your stateroom utilizing radio-frequency technology. Your vacation time is precious, and your time aboard Celebrity Reflection will make the most of it.


Ship features:

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®: Relax and rejuvenate in a serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting aboard this luxury ship. Enhance your vacation with a complete wellness and lifestyle program that increases resilience, restores serenity, and helps you feel rejuvenated.

Shops on the Boulevard: Beautiful walkways lead you to sophisticated boutiques that hold stylish clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances and more. Window shop, attend a fashion show or select gifts for friends and family. Then, indulge yourself as you encounter the ideal memento of your truly extraordinary cruise experience.

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

Tuscan Grille: Now Tuscan Grille, one of the most popular Solstice® Class restaurants, brings its modern twist on a traditional Italian steak house to Celebrity Millennium®, too. USDA dry aged steaks. Pastas made fresh in house. A unique, Italian cocktail menu (a first for any Tuscan Grille restaurant). A wine list that highlights the wine growing regions of Italy.

Qsine®: Qsine® features a unique approach to dining. Qsine strives to awaken your palate through a modern and whimsical approach to familiar dishes from around the world. Food is artfully presented, without traditional cases, and intended to be shared. And, to make it even more playful, the menu and wine list are creatively presented on an iPad®. Let your Culinary Tour Guide take you on an unforgettable journey.

Reflection Theater: The grand Reflection Theater is the premier venue for live performances aboard Celebrity Reflection. While accommodating a generous audience, it retains a comfortable, intimate atmosphere, bringing you production shows, beautiful musical arrangements, and sidesplitting comedy.

Solstice Deck: When you arrive at the highest point on the ship, you won’t be disappointed. Whether you’re looking for the ideal spot to do some early morning yoga, stretch out on a canopied lounge bed, or for the best view of the beautiful starry sky to cap off another magical evening aboard, The Solstice Deck is where your search ends and the relaxation begins.

Celebrity Central: For lively, diverse entertainment, the versatile Celebrity Central is the perfect destination. Catch a late night comedy show, an engaging presentation from one of the Smithsonian Journeys speakers, or a great movie in a comfortable, casual atmosphere.
Celebrity iLoungesm: This is Celebrity’s chic, new approach to the Internet lounge that’s also the first Authorized Apple® Reseller at Sea. It’s the modern way to connect while onboard. Here, you’ll find state-of-the-art workstations featuring MacBook Pro® laptops and iMac® desktops where you can take a class, check your email, surf the web or print a boarding pass. Certified staff will help you master the latest audio and video products. Learn how to get the most from the hippest tech devices, like the iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch®, and MacBook Pro®. And, if you like, you can purchase some of these items on your cruise. Celebrity iLounge is available on most ships.


Balcony 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 $500 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.

Current Anesthesia Practice7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
December 4-11, 2021

Saturday, December 4 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

  1530 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Sunday, December 5 - Key West, Florida

Monday, December 6 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 AHA / ACC Guidelines for Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  0945 Role of Echocardiography in Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  1030 Anesthesia Machines A.Wallace  
  1130 ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm A.Wallace  
  1230 Lunch Break
  1330 Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy and Surgical Outcomes J.Kaplan  
  1430 Patients With CIEDs, VADs, or Previous Cardiac Transplants for Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  1530 Big Data: Quality Improvement Through the Use of Big Data and Your Anesthesia Record Keeping System A.Wallace  
  1630 How to Setup Electronic Anesthesia Record Systems Without Suffering Too Much A.Wallace  
  1730 Adjourn

Tuesday, December 7 - Cozumel, Mexico - Day Open

Wednesday December 8 - Georgetown, Grand - Day Open

  0630 Registration- Mandatory Sign In
  0615 Cardiovascular Pharmacology I: Treatment of Myocardial Ischemia J.Kaplan  
  0715 Cardiovascular Pharmacology II: Heart Failure Therapy J.Kaplan  
  0830 Adjourn

Thursday, December 9 - Falmouth, Jamaica - Day Open

  1500 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1515 Conscious Sedation A.Wallace  
  1615 Drug Use and the Addicted Physician A.Wallace  
  1715 Adjourn

Friday December 10 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Pharmacologic Management of Arrhythmias in the PACU and ICU J.Kaplan  
  0945 Valvular Heart Disease and Uncommon Cardiac Diseases During Surgery J.Kaplan  
  1045 Break
  1100 A Checklist Tool for Integrating Electronic Checklists Into Care A.Wallace  
  1200 Remote Patient Monitors and the Reduction of Hospital Mortality A.Wallace  
  1300 Lunch Break
  1400 Cardiac Patients for Thoracic Noncardiac Surgery J.Kaplan  
  1500 PBLD: Welcome to the Hybrid OR J.Kaplan  
  1600 PTSD and Central Adrenergics A.Wallace  
  1700 How Do You Implement Something Really Dangerous or Expensive? A.Wallace  
  1800 Adjourn    

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Saturday, December 11 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

Rev. 5/4/20


Joel A. Kaplan, MD
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia for Noncardiac Surgery
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of California at San Diego and University of Louisville
Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Arthur Wallace, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of California
San Francisco, California
Chief Anesthesia Service
Veterans Affair Medical Center
San Francisco, California


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 December 24, 2020 and January 23, 2021. No refund after January 23, 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: 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.