Cruise roundtrip from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to ports in Catania, Sicily, Italy; Santorini, Greece; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Istanbul, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; and Naples, Italy. Enjoy a variety of fun and luxurious amenities aboard the stylish Celebrity Edge®.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Mon Jun 14 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Embark 5:00 PM
  Tue Jun 15 Catania, Sicily, Italy 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
  Wed Jun 16 At Sea    
  Thu Jun 17 Santorini, Greece 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Fri Jun 18 Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Sat Jun 19 Istanbul, Turkey 11:00 AM 11:59 PM
  Sun Jun 20
At Sea    
  Mon Jun 21 Mykonos, Greece 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Tue Jun 22 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 5:30 AM 6:00 PM
  Wed Jun 23 At Sea    
  Thu Jun 24 Naples, Italy 7:00 AM 6:30 PM
  Fri Jun 25 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Disembark 5:00 AM  

Monday, June 14 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Embark

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.

Tuesday, June 15 - Catania, Sicily, Italy

Volcanic 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, June 16 - At Sea

Thursday, June 17 - Santorini, Greece

ocho riosHere 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.

Friday, June 18 - Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

ocho riosA visit to Ephesus is a visit to one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. Ephesus is home to the one remaining pillar from the Temple of Artemis— an Ancient Wonder of the World. Marble streets lead past magnificent ruins of temples and baths and the Celsus Library. Don’t miss the amphitheater where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians. Explore the Odeion, where the advisory council held its meetings, the Baths, the Grand Theater of Ephesus, as well as many other columns, monuments, and ruins. Tour to Priene, best known for its 4th-century Athena Temple bankrolled by Alexander the Great. A five-thousand spectator theater built in the 3rd century is next, along with a gymnasium and a stadium at Anatolia. Roman ruins are also on display at Pirea and Didyma including the majestic Temple of Apollo, considered to be one of the great monuments of antiquity, built in 560 BC. Journey back in time via the Sacred Way of Didyma en route to Miletus. This ancient road was once flanked by lions, sphinxes, and statues of priests. At Miletus there are ruins of the theater, thermal baths, and the stadium. Then after all the Ancient Wonders, turn to a shoppers heaven, the carpet and jewelry mecca of Kusadasi.

Saturday, June 19 - Istanbul, Turkey

ocho riosKnown in the course of history as Byzantium and Constantinople, this city’s rich past is evident in such sights as the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, home of Ottoman sultans. Throughout its long history, Istanbul has acquired a reputation for being a cultural and ethnic melting pot. As a result, there are many historical mosques, churches, synagogues, palaces, castles, and towers to visit in the city. Istanbul is Turkey’s most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. The city covers 25 districts of the Istanbul province. It extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) side of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world which is situated on two continents.

Sunday, June 20 - At Sea

Monday, June 21 - Mykonos, Greece

ocho riosMykonos 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.

Tuesday, June 22 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece

ocho riosThe port of Piraeus is your gateway to the wonders of Athens, including the Acropolis, Constitution Square, Hadrian’s Arch, the Olympic Stadium, and more. The remains of ancient Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean— a city that has stood for more than 25 centuries. Ancient Athens was a powerful city-state. A center for the arts, learning, and philosophy, Athens was the home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum and also the birthplace of Socrates, Pericles, Sophocles, and many other prominent philosophers, politicians, and writers of the ancient world. It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The classical era heritage is still evident in the city portrayed through a number of ancient monuments and artworks, the most famous of all being the Parthenon on the Acropolis, standing as an epic landmark. The city has also a vast variety of Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a small remaining number of Ottoman monuments that project the city’s long history through the centuries.

Wednesday, June 23 - At Sea

Thursday, June 24 - Naples, Italy

ocho riosRising behind the wide curve of its bay with brooding Mount Vesuvius and the deep blue sea as a backdrop, Naples, Italy enjoys a magnificent natural setting. It is the third-largest city in Italy after Rome and Milan, and arguably the most colorful and seductive of them all. In Pompeii, perfectly preserved, you’ll gain an insight into the lives of the ancient Romans as you discover baths, theaters, temples, markets, and the huge forum. For a breath of fresh air, sail across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri or visit the ostentatious boutiques of Sorrento, a village brimming with character and overflowing with picturesque street scenes and charming people. Sorrento inspired the Greeks' and Romans' art and industry, and you will find an extraordinary collection of wood work, mosaics, furniture, embroidery, and porcelain.

Friday, June 25 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Disembark

Disembark and enjoy the treasures of this ancient city.

The Ship: Celebrity EdgeSM

shipCelebrity EdgeSM marks a turning point in approach to ship design. From the incredible new Magic Carpet to the private plunge pools in the new 2-story Edge Villas, this ship design is the most unique at sea. The outward facing design breaks from traditional ship design in dramatic style.

Ffeel more connected with the sea and the places you’ll visit while relaxing in a variety of spaces ranging from the Edge Staterooms with Infinite VerandasSM, to the re-imagined, terraced pool deck that offers even greater views of the destinations and shimmer of the ocean.

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

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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 Italy, Turkey, and Greek Islands Cruise June 14-25, 2021

Monday, June 14 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Embark

  1700 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Tuesday, June 15 - Catania, Sicily

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Perioperative Risk Calculators: How Many Do We Need? E.Lobato  
  1000 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery: What the Guidelines Do Not Tell Us E.Lobato  
  1100 Adjourn

Wednesday, June 16 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Difficult Airway Part: I S.Dunn  
  1000 Difficult Airway Part: II S.Dunn  
  1100 Break
  1115 Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation: What Do I Need to Know? E.Lobato  
  1215 Perioperative Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices E.Lobato  
  1315 Lunch Break
  1430 Labor Analgesia: State of the Art S.Dunn  
  1530 Troubleshooting a Labor Epidural S.Dunn  
  1630 Adjourn

Thursday June 17 - Santorini, Greece - Day Open

Friday, June 18 - Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Saturday, June 19 - Istanbul, Turkey - Day Open


Sunday, June 20 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Cocaine and Elective Surgery: Delay or Press On? E.Lobato  
  1000 Coronary Stents and Noncardiac Surgery: Challenges and Controversies E.Lobato  
  1100 Break
  1115 Spinal for Cesarean Section S.Dunn  
  1215 Obstetrical Anesthesia Emergencies S.Dunn  
  1315 Lunch Break
  1430 The Patient With Heart Failure Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery E.Lobato  
  1530 Intraoperative Diagnosis of Myocardial Ischemia: Why It Is Important E.Lobato  
  1630 Adjourn

Monday, June 21 - Mykonos, Greece - Day Open

Tuesday, June 22 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece - Day Open

Wednesday, June 23 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Fluid and Electrolyte Management S.Dunn  
  1000 Physics and Chemistry for Anesthesia Practitioners S.Dunn  
  1100 Break
  1115 Ambulatory Surgery and the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea E.Lobato  
  1215 Perioperative Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy E.Lobato  
  1315 Lunch Break
  1430 Controversies in Pediatric Anesthesia S.Dunn  
  1530 Neurotoxicity and Pediatric Anesthesia S.Dunn  
  1630 Adjourn

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Thursday, June 24 - Naples, Italy - Day Open

Friday, June 25 - Rome (Civitavecchia) Italy - Disembark

Rev. 2/19/20


Steven Dunn, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Baystate Medical Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Springfield, Massachusetts

Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida/South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, Florida


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 April 15, 2021 and May 15, 2021. No refund after May 15, 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.