7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise


Itinerary

  Day Date Port of Call Arrival* Departure* Activity
  Sat Mar 8, 2025 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 3:00 PM Embark
  Sun Mar 9, 2025 At Sea - -  
  Mon Mar 10, 2025 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos 7:00 AM 3:00 PM Docked
  Tue Mar 11, 2025 San Juan, Puerto Rico 1:00 PM 10:00 PM Docked
  Wed Mar 12, 2025 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 7:00 AM 4:00 PM Docked
  Thu Mar 13, 2025 At Sea - -  
  Fri Mar 14, 2025 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Tendered
  Sat Mar 15, 2025 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00 AM - Disembark
  *Embark/Departure/Disembark times subject to change.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ft. Lauderdale is sometimes called the Venice of America because of its many canals and waterways. It's home to the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, one of the largest in-water boat shows in the world; one of the many reasons our Fort Lauderdale cruise guests love visiting. Guests of Ft. Lauderdale cruises can easily get a taste of the area's nautical lifestyle by cruising the Intracoastal Waterway on an old-fashioned paddle wheeler. Other options include hopping aboard one of the popular water taxis or Venetian gondolas that glide down the historic New River that flows right through town.

While Ft. Lauderdale is often overshadowed by its flashy neighbor, Miami, the port city is expanding rapidly as major developers and high-end resorts build up the beachfront and surrounding neighborhoods. Visitors will find world-class shopping on famous Las Olas Boulevard, celebrated restaurants and a cultural explosion in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District. It's clear that the city is solidifying its place as a sophisticated destination, and one of the reasons our Fort Lauderdale cruises are a popular choice for many vacation goers.

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Cruise to Turks and Caicos and experience the sugar-white sand, brilliant blue waters, and the kaleidoscopic sea life that is plentiful in the Caribbean paradise. Without hyperbole, this is one of the world’s most photogenic spots. T&C, as it is sometimes called, is the ultimate fantasy-island destination—the screen saver in all its glorious reality.

Grand Turk, a jewel of an isle that measures just 18 square kilometers (seven square miles), is awesomely rich in natural wonders. Ringed by translucent warm waters teeming with coral and fish, this Turks and Caicos cruise is a bonanza for divers, snorkelers and anglers. Of course you can always simply kick back and just enjoy the view from under a palm tree. Or explore the fascinating history of Turks & Caicos in its capital, Cockburn Town, lined with Bermudan-style buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Regardless, your cruise to Turks and Caicos will be relaxing, enjoyable and truly memorable.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Explore the vibrant city of San Juan on a cruise to Puerto Rico with Holland America Line. Take a stroll along and then past the old city walls and explore the colorful cobblestone streets of old San Juan – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Historic Site within the U.S. National Park Service. Taste your way through the city’s extraordinary culinary scene, immerse yourself in its colorful history, or just pull up at a beach and grab a local rum cocktail. On a cruise to San Juan, Puerto Rico explore one of many cruise excursions like El Yungue National Rainforest. Or a drive to Old San Juan where you can enjoy the architecture, historic buildings, and shopping. Discover San Juan when you book a Caribbean cruise today.

St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

Since the arrival of the first Europeans, led by Christopher Columbus in 1493, the Virgin Islands have had a varied and colorful history. The English, Dutch, Spanish, French and Danish have all had their influence on the development of the islands into a trading crossroads of the Atlantic. Charlotte Amalie is the hillside port town of St. Thomas and is famous for its shopping attractions. Many of the boutiques were once pirate strongholds or thick-walled arched-ceiling warehouses. Today, restored, they spill over with tempting imports. Non-shoppers will find beautiful beaches and water sport facilities to while away some sun filled hours.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

In a region renowned for tropical wonders, one island rises to the top—ours. We’re not the only ones enamored with our slice of paradise—Half Moon Cay is the highest-rated Bahamas private island. It has won Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Best Private Island award consecutively for 20 years. We’ve spent a quarter of a century perfecting the experience. When you feel the sugar-white sand on your toes or kayak its crystal lagoon, you’ll understand why cruise travelers love Half Moon Cay, a highlight of our Bahamas cruises.

The Ship: ms Nieuw Statendam
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Fluid lines and dramatic spaces make the Holland America Nieuw Statendam a modern beauty. The second in the line of Pinnacle-class cruise ships, its design draws inspiration from the elegant curves of musical instruments. When not relaxing in well-appointed suites or staterooms, guests will have a multitude of innovative dining and entertainment options—from Rudi’s Sel de Mer to Nami Sushi to the Rolling Stone Rock Room, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and the visually stunning two-level World Stage.

Signature features of ms Nieuw Statendam include:

Rolling Stone Rock Room: When you’re ready to rock, head to the Rolling Stone Rock Room, the ultimate live music venue on ship. Hear your favs and classic hits, right from Rolling Stone magazine's top song lists.

Lincoln Center Stage: Enjoy classical cruise ship music and onboard entertainment. In an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading center for the performing arts, music virtuosos perform familiar classics and twists on contemporary favorites.

B.B. King's Blues Club: When you’re in the mood to move, it's time for live music on your cruise. Direct from Beale Street in Memphis, B.B. King's All-Star Band cooks up a rich southern heritage of classic soul and rock & roll to get you dancing.

BBC Earth in Concert: Holland America partnered with BBC Earth to bring innovative and breathtaking programming that features a massive backdrop of BBC Earth nature footage paired with live music. See eye-to-eye with wildlife and witness incredible scenes as talented musicians play the score. It’s an unforgettable experience that will fill you with awe and leave you with a new perspective on the planet.

Billboard Onboard: 2 pianos - 60 Years of Chart Toppers - 100s Of Songs. Sing along, test your music trivia skills or just sit back and enjoy as the hits fill the room each night.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon*: During a leisurely day at sea, few places help you refresh, relax and rejuvenate like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon®. This heavenly retreat nurtures every aspect of your well-being with renowned spa rituals and healing touches. In the spa, pamper your skin with facial treatments featuring premium, naturally sourced ingredients. Nurture your body, too, with massage treatments employing time-honored, hands-on massage techniques gleaned from around the world.

World Stage: Watch music shows and other entertainment like you never have before at World Stage.

The Casino: Your Holland America Line ship’s Casino offers a wide array of gaming options. Whether you prefer slot machines or want to try your hand at blackjack or poker, dealers and staff are available to provide complimentary instruction - and they offer many engaging tournament options. The Casino is only open at sea.

Club HAL: Holland America Line's youth activities program, Club HAL, offers an array of entertaining events for kids and teens ages 3-17, supervised by a full-time, professionally trained staff. They'll have an opportunity to join other kids their age for arts and crafts, sports, video game competitions, scavenger hunts, challenging team games and themed parties.

Pinnacle Grill*: Pinnacle Grill is the ultimate steakhouse at sea, where an exceptional menu and impeccable service make for one of finest meals you’ll ever have. The refined menu features a selection of 28-day wet-aged USDA Prime steaks - meticulously chosen to guarantee the finest quality - as well as classic steakhouse dishes and innovative recipes from James Beard Award-winning chef and Culinary Council® member, David Burke. Every dish is exquisitely prepared, beautifully plated and complemented by a vast collection of award-winning wines. Here, your meal is an event unto itself, a celebration of fine dining and a triumph of flavor.

Canaletto*: In Italy, there’s nothing more important than coming together to celebrate the joy of great food. This is the inspiration for our onboard Italian restaurant, Canaletto. Enjoy amazing Italian classics like braised chicken cacciatore al forno, branzino ai ferri or garlic shrimp ravioli. And for dessert: tiramisù, cannoli alla Siciliana, gelato, and more. Including pasta made fresh daily. Buon Appetito!

Dive-In: Dive-In offers a variety of casual culinary classics, using the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy a burger, grilled to perfection and served on a toasted brioche with our own trade-marked secret sauce. Savor a succulent Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog with golden French fries. Or choose a grilled chicken breast sandwich or juicy portabella mushroom stack. Dive-In is the perfect spot to dine poolside on the best burgers at sea.

Tamarind*: Praised by Condé Nast Traveler for cuisine "that rivals the top restaurants on land," Tamarind is the perfect place to explore the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan. The menu, which honors the elements of water, wood, fire and earth, features such exotic fare as wok-seared lobster, barramundi (Asian sea bass) in banana leaf and sushi, accompanied by chilled or heated sake. And, try specialty sushi created in collaboration with Culinary Council member and Master Sushi Chef, Andy Matsuda.

The Dining Room: For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable multi-course dinner, The Dining Room is your destination. Behind the scenes, our Culinary Council,® an elite team of seven world-renowned chefs, and talented onboard executive chefs have worked to bring each dish to perfection. For dinner, choose from classics such as Boneless Lamb Loin en Croute, Rosemary Roasted Chicken, as well as regionally inspired cuisine and artfully prepared vegetarian dishes. Enrich your journey with an extensive selection of wines, carefully selected by the Wine Curator, world-renowned wine critic James Suckling.

* These activities/restaurants involve additional cost (not included in cruise fare).

Verandah Stateroom

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Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - Holland America's Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads.

Ocean View Stateroom

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These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - Holland America's Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view.

Inside Stateroom

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Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - Holland America's signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms.

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The exact layout and view in any of the guestroom photos are not guaranteed.

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Travel Arrangements

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Reservations

Reservations will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of $700 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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TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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.

OBJECTIVES

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.

Topics in Anesthesia
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
March 8-15, 2025

Saturday, March 8 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

  1500 Ship sails
     

Sunday, March 9 – At Sea

  0800 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0810 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0815 Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology in the Pediatric Patient H.De Soto
  0915 Fluid Management in the Pediatric Patient H.De Soto
  1015 Break
  1030 Glycemic Control in Perioperative Period S.Akhtar
  1130 Guidelines for Perioperative Management for Noncardiac Surgery: A Clinicians Approach S.Akhtar
  1230 Lunch Break
  1400 Pediatric Dilemmas in the Outpatient H.De Soto
  1500 Pediatric Emergencies H.De Soto
  1600 Trauma Resuscitation: Practical Approach S.Akhtar
  1700 Adjourn
     

Monday, March 10 - Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos - Day Open

     

Tuesday, March 11 - San Juan, Puerto Rico – Afternoon Open

  0800 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0815 Perioperative Myocardial Infarction S.Akhtar
  0915 Update on Geriatric Anesthesia S.Akhtar
  1015 Stress Response to Surgery and Anesthetic Modulation S.Akhtar
  1115 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, March 12 - Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas - Day Open

     

Thursday, March 13 - At Sea

  0800 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0815 The Pregnant Patient for Non-Obstetric Surgery H.De Soto
  0915 A Mother’s Broken Heart: Obstetric Anesthesia in Heart Disease H.De Soto
  1015 Break
  1030 Pharmacological Management of Delirium S.Akhtar
  1130 Applied Respiratory Physiology S.Akhtar
  1230 Lunch Break
  1400 I Don’t Do Kids: Managing Pediatric Disease in the Adult Patient H.De Soto
  1500 Neonatal Anesthesia: The ABCs of Baby Anesthesia H.De Soto
  1600 Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Ambulatory Surgery: What’s New? H.De Soto
  1700 Adjourn
     

Friday, March 14 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - Morning Open

  1430 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1445 Perioperative Implications of Pulmonary Hypertension or Right Heart Failure S.Akhtar
  1545 Inhalational Anesthesia vs. TIVA: What Have We Learnt? S.Akhtar
  1645 A Fire in the Operating Room: Can It Happen to Me? H.De Soto
  1745 Adjourn  
 

Saturday, March 15 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

6.4 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/15/24

FACULTY

Shamsuddin Akhtar, MD
Section Chief, Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology
Director Anesthesia Critical Care
Past-President Society for Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Hernando De Soto, MD
Chief of Anesthesia, University of Florida Proton Institute
Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia and Airway Services
University of Florida Health Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida 

ACCREDITATION

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1044451; Expiration Date 03/14/2025.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

COURSE DIRECTOR

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

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

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

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 January 8, 2025 to February 7, 2025. No refund after February 7, 2025; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. 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.

REGISTER EARLY

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.

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