Sail ports across the Mediterranean in style and comfort when you join us aboard the glamorous Celebrity Infinity.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Mon May 6 Barcelona, Spain 5:00 PM
  Tue May 7 Valencia, Spain 7:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Wed May 8 Alicante, Spain 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Thu May 9 Gibraltar, United Kingdom 11:00 AM 11:59 PM
  Fri May 10
Malaga, Spain 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Sat May 11
At Sea    
  Sun May 12 Provence (Marseille), France 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Mon May 13 Nice (Villefranche), France 7:00 AM 7:30 PM
  Tue May 14 Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Wed May 15 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Thu May 16 At Sea
  Fri May 17 Barcelona, Spain 6:00 AM

Monday, May 6 - Board ship in Barcelona, Spain

Legend has it Barcelona was founded by Hercules 400 years before the founding of Rome. Whatever the truth, the city today is a global capital of commerce, fashion, culture, and sunshine (the city gets about 300 days of it a year). Cruise visitors should start with a walk down Las Ramblas, the glorious tree-shaded thoroughfare at the heart of the city. Seven of Antoni Gaudi’s architectural creations have been honored as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including La Sagrada Familia, the Park Guell, and Casa Mila.

Tuesday, May 7 - Valencia, Spain – Day Open

The port city of Valencia lies on Spain’s southeastern coast, where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea. Since its founding as a Roman colony in 138 B.C., the Visigoths, the Moors, the Catalan and Aragonese, and the modern tomato-throwers have thrived on the shores of the Mediterranean at the Gulf of Valencia.

Today Valencia is known for its City of Arts and Sciences, with futuristic structures including a planetarium, an oceanarium and an interactive museum. Valencia also has several beaches, including some within nearby Albufera Park, a wetlands reserve with a lake and walking trails.

Wednesday, May 8 - Alicante, Spain – Day Open

The undulating tiled thoroughfare of the Explanada de Espana is perfect for a stroll through Alicante. Stop for treats at an outdoor cafe or ice cream parlor, take in a street performance, or browse the wares of various vendors along the way. Next, climb to the top of the Castle of Santa Barbara for a bird’s eye view of the city below.

Thursday, May 9 - Gibraltar, United Kingdom – Afternoon Open

Gibraltar is a peninsula that juts off the southern end of Iberia and whose dominant feature is a 1,398 ft. high, cave-covered limestone. While it is today a British overseas territory, its culture also pulls from Andalusia, Portugal, Malta, Morocco, and India. The upper slopes are covered in olive, pine and bouquets of the endemic Gibraltar candytuft. Stroll on the Upper Rock or go for a guided tour and learn more about the local plants and animals.

Friday, May 10 - Malaga, Spain – Day Open

Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world, founded in the 8th century by the Phoenicians. Experience art exhibits dedicated to glass and crystal, contemporary installations, and the works of Picasso, who was born here. Wander past banana trees and beautiful fountains as you walk through Paseo del Parque, then hit the old city to quench your thirst at a Spanish tavern with a Malaga sweet wine and a plate of tapas. Walk along the Costa Del Sol or tour the nearby botanical gardens.

Saturday, May 11 - At Sea

Sunday, May 12 - Provence (Marseille), France – Day Open

A salty city with a feel and culture all its own. Try the renowned bouillabaisse or tour the lovely towns and vineyards of Provence. Sample shore excursions: Arles and Les Baux; A Day in Provence; Chateau Neuf du Pape and Avignon; Marseille Highlights; and Panoramic Marseille.

Monday, May 13 - Nice (Villefranche), France – Day Open

The city of Nice is situated at the foot of the Alps. This jewel of the French Riviera is home to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and terraced cafés. Stroll the ultra-famous Promenade des Anglais or see masterpieces by Matisse, Renoir, Monet and Chagall in one of Nice’s many museums.

Tuesday, May 14 - Florence / Pisa (Livorno), Italy – Day Open

The Venice District of town is a tangle of streets crisscrossed by canals. A beautiful Renaissance city in its own right, Livorno is also your gateway to Pisa, to the north, and Florence, to the west. Pisa contains a host of beautiful cathedrals, palaces, and bridges over the Arno River, as well as one glorious monument to faulty engineering. More than a city, Florence represents so much of what is vital to human expression.

Wednesday, May 15 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy – Day Open

Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City’s sights are endless: The Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican, Venice Square, Trajan Markets, Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and so much more. Countless museums and art galleries are also to be found. Additionally, some of Italy’s finest shopping incorporates entire streets: Via Nazionale, Via del Corso, Via Frattina, Piazza di Spagna, and Via del Tritone.

Thursday, May 16 - At Sea

Friday, May 17– Barcelona, Spain

Disembark or stay over to enjoy this architectural wonder!

The Ship: Celebrity InfinitySM

Welcome aboard Celebrity Infinity® with her new, “Solsticized” sense of style and excitement. Keep in touch at the hip Celebrity iLoungeSM where you can participate in the iLearn enrichment series or pick up the latest high-tech wonder from the first Apple® Reseller at Sea. Enjoy sweet or savory crepes at Bistro on Five. And get ready to have a uniquely unordinary dinner at the innovative Qsine® specialty restaurant, where you order from an iPad®. Finish with a chilled Peartini at the ice-topped Martini Bar. Celebrity Infinity will make the most of your precious vacation days. Ready to be impressed? Fantastic.

Features of the Celebrity Infinity:

Innovations Store Your one-stop-spot at sea to find all the latest high-tech electronics including iPad® and iPod® mobile digital devices, MacBook® computers, a variety of laptops, digital accessories, and cool electronic toys. Best of all, whatever you purchase at the Innovations Store is duty-free.

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 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.

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.

Qsine® Qsine®, a one-of-a-kind specialty restaurant, features a uniquely unordinarySM approach to dining. At Qsine®, they strive to awaken your palate through a modern and whimsical approach to familiar dishes from around the world. Food is artfully presented, without traditional courses, and intended to be shared. 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.

Michael’s Club This intimate atmosphere features inviting leather chairs, perfect for sharing conversation, listening to a live guitarist, or savoring one of up to 64 international craft beer selections including ales, lagers, lambics, ciders, wheat beers, seasonal and beer cocktails. They’re a complement to an extensive collection of fine whiskeys, scotches, cognacs and bourbons.

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. An AquaClass® Spa Concierge to help you arrange all your spa appointments. Complimentary access to our relaxing Persian Garden. Plus, exclusive access to the Blu restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Blu Restaurant A refreshingly indulgent menu of "clean cuisine" provides an exclusive dining sanctuary exclusively for AquaClass® guests. A lighter take on your favorites, Blu features inventive dishes with fresh, crisp flavors in a sophisticated atmosphere. Open for breakfast and dinner.

Concierge Class Designed for the traveler who settles in nicely to Balcony Staterooms where little details make a big difference. Savor unexpected delights such as fresh flower arrangements and 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.

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. 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.

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.

Tuscan Grille Now Tuscan Grille, one of our most popular Solstice® Class restaurants, brings its modern twist on a traditional Italian steak house to Celebrity Infinity®, 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. Taste buds around the world, "You're welcome!"

Rooftop Terrace A first in our fleet. Intimate and inviting, the Rooftop Terrace features chic, cozy furniture, and a large outdoor soundscape and movie screen. Kick back and catch an al fresco flick with a cocktail and playful interpretations of your favorite snacks. It's the trendiest hot spot at sea.

Outside Stateroom

Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship—each with its own private veranda. All Staterooms Include:

      • • Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)
      • • Daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets
      • • 24 hour complimentary room service
        • Robe
        • Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs Water/wine glasses
        • Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% cotton linens
        • Hair dryer

      Stateroom Features
      • Private mini-bar*
      • Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
      • Private safe
      • Dual voltage 110/220AC outlets

      *Additional charges apply.

Balcony Stateroom

Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship—each with its own private veranda. All Staterooms Include:

• Personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1
• Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)

• 24 hour complimentary room service

• Robe
• Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs
• Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% pure Egyptian cotton linens
• Hair dryer

Stateroom Features
• Private mini-bar*
• Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
• Private safe
*Additional charges apply.

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

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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 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 Anesthesia11-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise May 6-17, 2019

Monday, May 6 - Barcelona, Spain - Embark

  1700 Ship Sails (Subject to change)

Tuesday, May 7 - Valencia, Spain - Day Open


Wednesday, May 8 - Alicante, Spain - Day Open


Thursday, May 9 - Gibraltar, United Kingdom - Afternoon Open

  0615 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0630 Preoperative Preparation of the Patient With Cardiac Disease: Do We Really Need a Cardiology Consultation?
  0730 Pulmonary Hypertension: An Update for the Anesthesia Provider D.Sutherland  
  0830 Breakfast
  0915 Current Controversies in Pediatric Anesthesia H.De Soto  
  1015 Anesthesia and the Brain: Is it Safe to Put Children to Sleep? H.De Soto  
  1115 Adjourn
1.8 Pharmacology hours

Friday, May 10 - Malaga, Spain - Day Open


Saturday, May 11 - At Sea

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Fluid Management in the Pediatric Patient H.De Soto  
  0930 Anesthesia in Pediatric Trauma H.De Soto  
  1030 Break
  1045 Vascular Surgery Update: Stents to Open D.Sutherland  
  1145 Preoperative Surgical Home: Medical Extreme Home Makeover D.Sutherland  
  1245 Lunch
  1345 Pediatric Regional Anesthesia H.De Soto  
  1445 Pediatric Pain Management in the Perioperative Period H.De Soto  
  1545 Opioid Crisis 2019: What Do We Do Now? D.Sutherland  
  1645 Myth vs. Reality: Are We Really Doing the Right Thing? D.Sutherland  
  1745 Adjourn
3.0 Pharmacology hours

Sunday, May 12 - Marseille, France - Day Open


Monday, May, 13 - Nice (Villefranche), France - Day Open


Tuesday, May, 14 - Florence / Pisa (Livorno), Italy - Day Open


Wednesday, May 15 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Day Open


Thursday, May 16 - At Sea

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Glucose Control in the Perioperative Period: Sugar Highs and Lows D.Sutherland  
  0930 Anticoagulation: How to Manage an Ever-Changing Landscape D.Sutherland  
  1030 Break
  1045 The Pregnant Patient for Non-Obstetric Surgery H.De Soto  
  1145 Allergy and Anaphylaxis H.De Soto  
  1245 Lunch
  1345 Citizenship in the Perioperative Arena: Disruptive Behavior and Its Consequences D.Sutherland  
  1445 Anesthesia Provider Wellness: You Can't Take Care of Others If You Don't Take Care of You
  1545 Sleep Apnea and Anesthesia H.De Soto  
  1645 Anesthetic Implications of Drug Abuse H.De Soto  
  1745 Adjourn 4.2 Pharmacology hours  

Friday, May 17 - Barcelona, Spain - Disembark


20 CME

20 CEC

9.0 Pharmacology hours†



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

Dale F. Sutherland, MD
Delaware Anesthesia Associates
Director, Cardiac Anesthesia
Pain Management
Lewes, Delaware


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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1036835; Expiration Date 5/16/2019.

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 March 7, 2019 and April 6, 2019. No refund after April 6, 2019; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within 12 months. Cancellation must be 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.