Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard Celebrity Apex. Conveniently cruising roundtrip from Southampton, England and visiting ports in Oslo, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Bruges, (Zeebrugge), Belgium; and Paris (Le Havre), France.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Mon Apr 13 Southampton, England 04:00 PM
  Tue Apr 14 At Sea  
  Wed Apr 15 Oslo, Norway 12:00 PM  
  Thu Apr 16 Oslo, Norway   04:00 PM
  Fri Apr 17
Copenhagen, Denmark 09:00 AM 05:00 PM
  Sat Apr 18
Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany 06:00 AM 07:00 PM
  Sun Apr 19
At Sea    
  Mon Apr 20
Amsterdam, Netherlands 11:00 AM 07:00 PM
  Tue Apr 21 Bruges, (Zeebrugge), Belgium 07:00 AM 05:00 PM
  Wed Apr 22 Paris (Le Havre), France 07:00 AM 09:00 PM
  Thu Apr 23 Southampton, England 06:00 AM  

Monday, April 13 - Southampton, England

Southampton is a bustling port city bursting with history, as well as shopping opportunities, great restaurants, and superb pubs. Located on England’s southern coast, the area has a deep connection with WWII, having been used as a staging area for the attack on D-Day. It’s also well-known to be the home port of the Queen Mary 2. Today, the city is largely defined by its universities and retail shopping. The real sightseeing, however, happens when you use this port as a jumping off point for attractions found outside, yet relatively close to the city. For instance, London is but a little over an hour away by train. You can also take a ferry to the Isle of Wight, an English holiday favorite with 25 miles of coastline, sand dunes and dramatic white cliffs. While on your Southampton cruise you can also visit the nearby, quaint town of Windsor where you can visit the many boutiques of High Street or enjoy a tour of historic Windsor Castle.

Tuesday, April 14 - At Sea

Wednesday, April 15 - Oslo, Norway

At the head of Oslofjord, Norway’s handsome capital awaits. Inspect Thor Heyerdahl’s raft Kon Tiki. Watch the changing of the palace guard. Ferry to the open-air Folke Museum with its 12th-century stave church. Sample shore excursions*: A Cold Welcome: Pre-Dinner Drinks at the Icebar; A Stroll Through Oslo; Kroderbanen Vintage Steam Train; and Scenic Oslofjord by Vintage Norwegian Sailing Ship.

Thursday, April 16 - Oslo, Norway

Friday, April 17 - Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark’s capital city is sophisticated, saucy, and friendly. Stroll the beautiful grounds of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights and castles that inspire visions of fairytales. See the city’s 200-year-old Royal Palace and the lively Old Harbor where Hans Christian Andersen once lived. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city. Plan your trip to arrive early to enjoy this lovely city.

Saturday, April 18 - Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany

Warnemünde is a seaside resort and a district of the city of Rostock. Enjoy panoramic ocean views at the Warnemuende Lighthouse, or stroll the beach while flying a kite, a favorite pasttime of locals. Don’t miss the opportunity to tour into Berlin, which has visibly flourished since the fall of the Wall in 1989. The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Brandenburg Gate, and “Checkpoint Charlie” are all here. In the Western sector, browse the lively Kurfurstendamm for snazzy clothing stores, delicate hand-painted porcelain and a snack of beer and bratwurst.

Sunday, April 19 - At Sea

Monday, April 20 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is often referred to as one of the most colorful cities in the world. Where else do you find so many places of interest, famous museums, cozy pubs, fun shops, and flower markets? An important landmark here is the Anne Frank House, the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during World War II for more than two years. Be sure to visit Artis, the oldest zoo in The Netherlands. Here you can view animals from all parts of the world, and explore the Geological Museum, the Zoological Museum, the Plant Houses, the Aquarium or the Planetarium. For a refreshing view of Amsterdam, why not visit the Heineken Reception Center or take part on a canal cruise where waterways, shaded by leafy green, reflect five centuries of architectural glory.

Tuesday, April 21 - Bruges, (Zeebrugge), Belgium

Go from a busy port city tour to the canal-laced Brugge; Brussels, home of the European Union; and Ghent, mecca for chocolate lovers and the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province. Take a shore excursion to Antwerp, the City of Diamonds. Visit a geniune palace at Palace on the Meir. This 18th century building used to be home to important rulers such as Napoleon Bonaparte and the Belgian Royal House.

Wednesday, April 22 - Paris (Le Havre), France

The allure and romance of cruise to Paris are legendary. This capital city of France is home to innumerable museums, such as the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Musée Picasso and Musée Rodin, parks and gardens, including the Tuileries Garden on the banks of the Seine and the Left Bank Luxembourg Garden, as well as monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.

Thursday, April 23 - Southampton, England - Disembark

The Ship: Celebrity Apex

apexCelebrity ApexSM is the second ship in our highly anticipated Edge® series. With an innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces that stand apart from anything else at sea (with the exception of her equally stunning sister, Celebrity Edge®, of course), Celebrity ApexSM will revolutionize the way you experience the world. Discover the unparalleled luxury of The Retreat, exclusively for all suite guests. Unwind in transformational accommodations that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Soar above the sea on the Magic Carpet. Surrender to the carefree pleasures of the Rooftop Garden. And embark on a culinary journey through an unrivaled collection of restaurants, bars, and lounges. Celebrity Apex will sail the sparkling Mediterranean from Southampton, beginning in April 2020, and the sun-soaked Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale, beginning in November 2020.


Ship Features:

Rooftop Garden: The Rooftop Garden is full of unexpected pleasures day and night. Find a cozy chair, sink in, and get lost in a good book. Sip a refreshing cocktail as you gaze out over the open ocean. Satisfy your cravings with gourmet burgers, brisket, and BBQ at the Rooftop Garden Grill. Drift away to the rhythm of live musical performances coming down to you from treetop sculptures. Get caught up in a friendly game of giant chess with fellow vacationers.

Pool Deck: Designed by Tom Wright, the Celebrity Edge main pool and surrounding areas showcase the terraced Pool Deck—a stunning asymmetrical space that makes ocean views and landscapes the focal point.

At the center of this space is a 25-yard lap pool, the largest in our fleet, featuring in-pool loungers. Positioned magnificently above the Pool Bar is an oversized and ever-changing mirror installation. Along with unique tree sculptures that add an air of whimsy, it’s part of a remarkable poolside gallery that sets this space apart from any other at sea.

Another attention-grabbing addition to the pool deck—and another first for Celebrity—are two striking, two-story martini hot tubs, that take unwinding at sea to new heights.

Private Cabanas: Just off the pool deck are the outward-facing, private cabanas. Spacious (165 square feet) and airy (more than 18 feet high), these luxurious coves invite you to climb in and get lost in the plush seating and incredible views of the sea. At night, ambient lighting turns the cabanas into intimate spaces perfect for enjoying cocktails and the moonlight glimmering off the ocean.

The Solarium: The Solarium now features a three-dimensional art wall that represents the beautiful colors and movement of the ocean. It’s the perfect complement to the serene atmosphere where you can restore both your tan and your sanity.

A Taste of Film: Catch a movie at A Taste of Film for an interactive fusion of food and film. Dance the night away as a live band plays your favorite songs. Or just lie back on a comfy lounger and gaze up at the sea of stars above you as you glide over the sea below.

The Magic Carpet: The Magic Carpet is designed with comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances. Depending on the positioning, its mood and function changes—providing exciting new venues, incredible visual perspectives, and a distinct experience on every deck it visits.

At the very top of the ship, the Magic Carpet becomes an extraordinary venue high in the sky where mouthwatering experiences such as Dinner on the Edge are hosted. Down to Deck 14, the Magic Carpet becomes a stunning extension of the main pool area, while on Deck 5, it serves as an unforgettable, open-air dining experience. Then at the bottom on Deck 2, the Magic Carpet becomes an extension of modern luxury at The Destination Gateway.

Eden: Eden, like so many aspects of Celebrity Edge, represents another revolution in modern luxury travel. It’s a space where nature is so present, it is "a room that lives." It’s an experience so multi-faceted and innovative, you won’t find anything else like it at sea. No two visits to Eden are ever the same.


Balcony Stateroom

ocean view veranda

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

Oceanview Stateroom

ocean view

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 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.

Topics in Anesthesia10-Night Northern Europe Capital Cities Cruise
April 13-23, 2020

Monday, April 13 - Southampton, England - Embark

  1600 Ship sails (subject to change)

Tuesday, April 14 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Preoperative Preparation of the Patient With Cardiac Disease: Do We Really Need a Cardiology Consultation? D.Sutherland  
  1000 Pulmonary Hypertension: An Update for the Anesthesia Provider D.Sutherland  
  1100 Monitoring the Neuromuscular Junction: Do We Still Have to Count to Four? T.Grissom  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 What's New in Monitoring for the Perioperative Patient? T.Grissom  
  1400 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old Is New Again T.Grissom  
  1500 Anticoagulation: How to Manage an Ever-Changing Landscape D.Sutherland  
  1600 Myth vs. Reality: Are We Really Doing the Right Thing? D.Sutherland  
  1700 Adjourn

Wednesday, April 15 - Oslo, Norway - Afternoon Open

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0645 My Next Patient is on What!? ECMO in the Operating Room T.Grissom  
  0745 Breakfast Break
  0830 Management of the Septic Patient: Bringing the ICU Into the OR T.Grissom  
  0930 Cardiac Testing: What Do These Tests Mean and How Do We Use Them? D.Sutherland  
  1030 Anesthesia Providers and Technology: Are We Forgetting the Patient? D.Sutherland  
  1130 Adjourn

Thursday, April 16 - Oslo, Norway - Day Open

Friday, April 17 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Day Open

Saturday, April 18 - Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany - Day Open

Sunday, April 19 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy T.Grissom  
  1000 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient T.Grissom  
  1100 Damage Control Radiology in Trauma: What the Anesthesia Provider Needs to Know T.Grissom  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Interventional Pain Management 2019: An Update for the Community Anesthesia Practitioner D.Sutherland  
  1400 Opioid Crisis 2019: What Do We Do Now? D.Sutherland  
  1500 Thoracic Aortic Anesthesia: Pearls to Keep You and Your Patients Safe D.Sutherland  
  1600 Top Ten Anesthesia Papers in the Last Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice? T.Grissom  
  1700 Adjourn

Monday, April 20 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Afternoon Open

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Comfortably Numb: Recognizing and Managing Delirium in the Hospitalized Patient T.Grissom  
  1000 Provider Burnout: How Do We Stop the Decay? D.Sutherland  
  1100 Adjourn    

Tuesday, April 21 - Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium - Day Open

Wednesday April 22 - LeHarve (Paris), France - Day Open

Thursday, April 23 - Southampton, England - Disembark


20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†



Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

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 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038199; Expiration Date 4/20/2020.

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 February 13, 2020 to March 14, 2020. No refund after March 14, 2020; 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.