Cruise from Venice, Italy to Barcelona, Spain on this perfect Greek Isles cruise itinerary. Visit ports including Rijeka, Croatia; Split, Croatia; Santorini, Greece; Mykonos, Greece; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Catania, Sicily, Italy; and Valletta, Malta. Join us aboard the stylish Celebrity Infinity®.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Mon Aug 9 Venice, Italy - Embark 5:00 PM
  Tue Aug 10 Rijeka, Croatia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Wed Aug 11 Split, Croatia 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Thu Aug 12 At Sea    
  Fri Aug 13 Santorini, Greece 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Sat Aug 14 Mykonos, Greece 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Sun Aug 15
Athens (Piraeus), Greece 6:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Mon Aug 16
At Sea    
  Tue Aug 17 Catania, Sicily 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Wed Aug 18 Valletta, Malta 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
  Thu Aug 19 At Sea    
  Fri Aug 20 Barcelona, Spain - Disembark 6:00 AM  

Monday, August 9 - Venice, Italy - Embark

veniceThe “City of Light” stretches across an archipelago of 122 islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy and is world-famous for its canals, of which there are about 150. The islands on which the city is built are connected by over 400 bridges.

The canals serve the function of roads and the primary form of transport is on water or on foot. Venice is Europe’s largest urban car-free area, unique in Europe in remaining a sizable functioning city in the 21st century entirely without motorcars or trucks. The classical Venetian boat is of course the gondola, although it is now mostly used for tourists or for weddings, funerals, and other ceremonies. Most Venetians now travel by motorized waterbuses (“vaporetti”).

St. Mark’s Square is Venice’s heart with palatial arcades and charming cafés. Tour the exquisite Doge’s Palace, once home to the dukes of Venice. Drift the canals in a gondola, shop for exquisite Venetian glass, or sip a bicerin at Caffé Florian.

Tuesday, August 10 - Rijeka, Croatia

rijekaStand upon the parapets of Trsat Castle or get a taste of local culture at Rijeka’s Fish Hall, a beautiful metal and glass art-nouveau style building. The neighborhood of Korzo will keep you dazzled with quaint boutiques, cafes, and restaurants while you search out its most iconic site, the baroque City Tower. Catch ballet performances, concerts, opera and drama at The National Theatre, or tour the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral, a museum founded in the 1960s and organized by archaeology, ethnography, culture and history, and maritime exhibits.

Wednesday, August 11 - Split, Croatia

splitCroatia’s second-biggest city oozes small-town charm, thanks to its quaint, narrow streets and the easygoing lifestyle that the Dalmatians are known for.

With a busy ferry port, Split is the point of access to the many islands up and down the coast. Much of its old town is within the walls of Diocletian's Palace, a 1,700-year-old UNESCO-listed fortress on the Adriatic seafront. Roman Emperor Diocletian built the palace as his retirement home on the sea and through the centuries many conquerors have taken refuge within its thick walls.

Today, Split is a lively city and home to some 200,000 residents, and getting lost in its labyrinthine streets is the best way to explore its historic heart. Stumble across lively cafés and shops tucked into its ancient palace, or venture beyond it to discover busy squares and markets, quiet trails and beautiful beaches.

Thursday, August 12 - At Sea

Friday, August 13 – Santorini, Greece – Day Open

santoriniHere on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape—whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo. In many ways, Santorini could be considered an explosive place, being that its terraced collection of homes and windmills lie on a caldera-- a huge basin formed by an erupting volcano. The island’s volcanic past has also produced delicious grapes for excellent wines that are well worth investigating while on your Santorini cruise. Some of the best on the island can be found in Pyrgos, Megalochori, and Oia. Oia’s hilltop not only has the ancient, Minoan site of Akrotiri, but is quite possibly the best vantage point from which to witness the spectacular sunsets. And, if you have some time, take a short trip to the island of Nea Kameni for a dip in its famous hot springs. The warm dark waters are enriched with iron and manganese and considered therapeutic.

Saturday, August 14 – Mykonos, Greece

mykonosMykonos Town (Chora) is a stunningly picturesque Cycladic town with a maze of tiny streets and whitewashed steps, lanes, houses and churches, gathered around its harbour in the middle of a wide bay. It is one of the most cosmopolitan and crowded towns of the Aegean. Although the streets are lined with little shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, stylish bars and restaurants, Mykonos Town has not completely lost its identity. Despite the island’s rapid growth and development, it’s traditional Cycladic architectural style and character has remained firmly intact, thanks to the island’s strict building regulations.

Sunday, August 15 – Athens (Piraeus), Greece

santoriniAthens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world's most powerful and civilized empires, Athens is now the world's foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena. The Parthenon sits atop the Athenian Acropolis and watches over the city where it can be seen from just about anywhere in Athens. Make it a point to visit the incredible Acropolis Museum on your cruise to Athens. The joint effort between two architects, one American and the other Greek, this outstanding building was completed and opened to the public in 2009. It focuses primarily on the Greek period dating to 5 B.C., considered to be the apex of art, culture, and philosophy in ancient Greece, but it also has artifacts from the Bronze, Roman, and Byzantine Ages. There’s even a Plexiglas walkway from which an excavated section of an old Athenian neighborhood can be viewed. In addition to an abundance of historical riches, modern Athens has plenty on offer—from scenic beaches to restaurants with superb Mediterranean cuisine and bustling central markets.

Monday, August 16 – At Sea

Tuesday, August 17 – Catania, Sicily

cataniaVolcanic Mount Etna towers over the landscape of Catania, a beautiful little Mediterranean city with a tough history. Historically, Catania has been burned and toppled seven times, victim to lava flows, earthquakes, and occupation over the centuries by Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab and Norman invaders. At the heart of Catania sits the Piazza Duomo. From here you can find transport to local tours, small eateries, a fish market, and city hall. Marvel at the baroque architecture of the Monastero dei Benedettini, a monastery turned university building that offers guided tours.

Wednesday, August 18 – Valletta, Malta

vallettaVolcanic Mount Etna towers over the landscape of Catania, a beautiful little Mediterranean city with a tough history. Historically, Catania has been burned and toppled seven times, victim to lava flows, earthquakes, and occupation over the centuries by Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab and Norman invaders. At the heart of Catania sits the Piazza Duomo. From here you can find transport to local tours, small eateries, a fish market, and city hall. Marvel at the baroque architecture of the Monastero dei Benedettini, a monastery turned university building that offers guided tours.

Thursday, August 19 – At Sea

Friday, August 20 – Barcelona, Spain - Disembark

barcelonaBarcelona is considered to be a genuine open-air museum filled with charming streets and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. While away the day exploring tree-shaded Las Ramblas, Spain’s version of the Champs-Elysees, shop for exquisite Lladro ceramics, or ponder the other-worldly architecture of the Church of the Sacred Family, Gaudi’s masterpiece. This is a sight not to be missed. It was started in 1882, but is still unfinished. Take a short ride to Figueres to enjoy the Dali Museum or to Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, location of the Codorniu Champagne Cellars. Tour the Gothic Quarter and Santa Maria dei Mar Church, considered by many to be the best example of Gothic architecture in Cataluna. Then visit the Picasso Museum, situated in the two beautifully preserved Gothic palaces of Berenguer Aguilar and Baron de Castellet.

The Ship: Celebrity InfinitySM

SHIPWelcome 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.


Interior Stateroom

Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship.


Ocean View Stateroom

Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship with ocean views.


Ocean View with Balcony Stateroom

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

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.

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Travel Arrangements

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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.

Topics in Anesthesia 11-Night Italy, Malta and Greek Islands Cruise August 9-20, 2021

Monday, August 9 - Venice, Italy - Embark

  1700 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Tuesday, August 10 - Rijeka, Croatia - Day Open

Wednesday, August 11 - Split, Croatia - Day Open

Thursday, August 12 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient T.Grissom  
  1000 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient: Dogma and Controversy T.Grissom  
  1100 Break
  1115 Vasopressin: Your Perioperative Friend J.Augoustides  
  1215 Magic Bullets in Perioperative Vasoplegia: Beyond Vasopressin J.Augoustides  
  1315 Lunch Break
  1430 Blood Pressure Targets: How Bad Is Hypotension in the OR? T.Grissom  
  1530 Damage Control Radiology in Trauma: What the Anesthesia Provider Needs to Know T.Grissom  
  1630 Top Ten Anesthesia Papers in the Last Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice? T.Grissom  
  1730 Adjourn

Friday, August 13 - Santorini, Greece - Day Open

Saturday, August 14 - Mykonos, Greece - Day Open

Sunday, August 15 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece - Day Open


Monday, August 16 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Valvular Heart Disease in Noncardiac Surgery: Challenging Cases J.Augoustides  
  1000 Perioperative Management of Coronary Stents: Challenging Cases J.Augoustides  
  1100 Break
  1115 What's New in Monitoring for the Perioperative Patient? T.Grissom  
  1215 Ketamine: Sooner or Later, Everything Old Is New Again T.Grissom  
  1315 Lunch Break
  1430 HIV: What It Is J.Augoustides  
  1530 HIV: What It Can Do to Your Anesthetic J.Augoustides  
  1630 Patient Safety: Understanding the Basics J.Augoustides  
  1730 Adjourn

Tuesday, August 17 - Catania, Sicily, Italy - Day Open

Wednesday, August 18 -Valletta, Malta - Day Open

Thursday, August 19 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Anesthetic Considerations for Care of the Patient With Traumatic Brain Injury T.Grissom  
  1000 Comfortably Numb: Recognizing and Managing Delirium in the Hospitalized Patient T.Grissom  
  1100 Break
  1115 Are You and Your Hospital Ready for a Mass Casualty Event? T.Grissom  
  1215 Porphyria: Avoiding Shipwreck J.Augoustides  
  1315 Lunch Break
  1430 Pheochromocytoma: Lessons From Challenging Cases J.Augoustides  
  1530 Root Cause Analysis: Why, What and When? J.Augoustides  
  1630 Adjourn    

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Friday, August 20 - Barcelona, Spain - Disembark

Rev. 2/4/20


John G.T. Augoustides, MD, FASE, FAHA
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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


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 June 10, 2021 and July 10, 2021. No refund after July 10, 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.