Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard Celebrity Cruise Line's luxurious Celebrity Reflection. Conveniently cruising roundtrip from Amsterdam, Netherlands, you'll experience ports in Akureyri, Iceland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; and Cork (Cobh), Ireland.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Mon May 17 Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Embark 5:00 PM
  Tue May 18 At Sea    
  Wed May 19 At Sea    
  Thu May 20
Akureyri, Iceland - Day Open (overnight) 10:00 AM  
  Fri May 21
Akureyri, Iceland - Day Open   2:00 PM
  Sat May 22
Reykjavik, Iceland 10:00 AM  
  Sun May 23
Reykjavik, Iceland   2:00 PM
  Mon May 24
At Sea    
  Tue May 25 Belfast Northern Ireland 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Wed May 26 Dublin, Ireland 1:30 AM 9:55 PM
  Thu May 27 Cork (Cobh), Ireland 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Fri May 28 At Sea    
  Sat May 29 Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Disembark 6:00 AM  

Monday, May 17 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Embark

Amsterdam is often referred to as one of the most colorful cities in the world. Where else can you find so many famous museums, cozy pubs, fun shops, and flower markets?

Visit the 350-year-old Royal Palace, the City Hall of Amsterdam to enjoy magnificent paintings and delicate sculptures. The Van Gogh Museum is also a unique experience where you can see the most Vincent van Gogh paintings under one roof.

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. Another important landmark here is the Anne Frank House, the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during World War II.

Tuesday, May 18 - At Sea

Wednesday, May 19 - At Sea

Thursday, May 20 - Akureyri, Iceland - Day Open (overnight)

Friday, May 21 - Akureyri, Iceland - Day Open

Akureyri rests at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord and among snowcapped mountains. A statue of Helgi the Lean and Thorunn Hyrna, the first settlers of the area from the year 890, greets visitors on Brekkugata street. Walk the Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) to learn more about arctic botany and indigenous Icelandic flora. One of Akureyri’s gems, it was founded in 1912, and it contains nearly every plant found in Iceland ca. 450 and nearly 7,000 foreign plants. Akureyri has many museums, galleries, and exhibits that offer insight into the diversity of the Icelandic culture. Don’t forget to explore Iceland’s early history with a tour of nearby Laufas, a former vicarage full of turf houses made of sod and timbers originally dating around 1000 AD.

Saturday, May 22 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Day Open (overnight)

Sunday, May 23 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Day Open

Reykjavík is the gateway to Iceland. A young-at-heart city with a long history, encircled by mountains and sea, it lies just minutes away from a magnificent unspoiled landscape shaped by the energy of the earth—an adventurous playground of boiling mud pools, spurting geysers, glaciers, and waterfalls.

Days lengthen in late spring until midsummer when the sun dips down to the horizon but never sets. Salmon fishing, midnight golf, sailing, climbing, glacier trekking, horse riding, and whale watching are all within easy reach of the capital and can easily fit into a day trip.

A buzzing art scene offers a diverse range of cultural happenings and dynamic grassroots activities. Painting, sculptures, photography, ceramics; everywhere you look small galleries and exhibition halls are filled with beautiful artwork. Icelandic musicians are first class and many of them have already attained international fame such as Björk and Sigur Ros. Iceland’s fashion industry is also booming. Find handmade clothes and accessories, some made of fish roe leather, and jewelry the likes of which are not available anywhere else.

Monday, May 24 – At Sea

Tuesday, May 25 - Belfast Northern Ireland – Day Open

The ancient city of Belfast lies snuggled into the rugged coast of Northern Ireland where the River Lagan flows to the sea. Inland from this legendary city lie the forever green lands of Ulster Province. This city presents an attraction to anyone eager to view its beautiful landscapes and meet its friendly citizens. Enjoy a performance at the Grand Opera House, shop along trendy Donegall Place, and visit pubs lining The Golden Mile.

Wednesday, May 26 - Dublin, Ireland – Day Open

Dublin, the fair city, invites you to wander the streets trod by Joyce, Yeats, and Oscar Wilde. Drop in at pubs with mahogany bars and stained glass. In the Trinity College Library, feast your eyes on the illuminated 9th-century Book of Kells. Sample the stout at Guinness Brewery. Shopping is a dream - from a souvenir shillelagh to Waterford crystal.

Thursday, May 27 - Cork (Cobh), Ireland – Day Open

Cork spans both banks of the River Lee, with watery channels running beneath many main streets. Experience Cork by foot, following the signposted walking tour past St. Finn Barre’s Cathedral and the riverside quadrangle of University College up the hill to red and white Shandon Church. North and south of St Patrick’s Street lie webs of narrow streets crammed with cozy pubs, cafes, restaurants, and shops.

The Ship: Celebrity ReflectionSM

2Experience a cinematic night under the stars with A Taste of Film at the Rooftop Terrace. It’s an exciting way to enjoy the great outdoors, satisfy your love of movies, and dazzle your taste buds all at once. Treat yourself to spa innovations at the luxurious Canyon Ranch SpaClub® or visit the just-added shops for Tiffany and Swiss Watch. Celebrate the flavorful joys of outdoor grilling at the Lawn Club Grill. Enjoy more than 20 delicious dining options in the Main Restaurant. Unwind in your own cabana-style haven at The Alcoves. More upgrades include faster, more secure access to your stateroom utilizing radio-frequency technology. Your vacation time is precious, and your time aboard Celebrity Reflection will make the most of it.


Ship features:

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®: Relax and rejuvenate in a serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting aboard this luxury ship. Enhance your vacation with a complete wellness and lifestyle program that increases resilience, restores serenity, and helps you feel rejuvenated.

Shops on the Boulevard: Beautiful walkways lead you to sophisticated boutiques that hold stylish clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances and more. Window shop, attend a fashion show or select gifts for friends and family. Then, indulge yourself as you encounter the ideal memento of your truly extraordinary cruise experience.

Main Restaurant: The Main Restaurant is the centerpiece of an immersive and enriching range of culinary experiences. It presents an unparalleled wealth of choices every evening. Working around the clock, the galleys delight in sending out artfully presented dishes, every delicate micro-green garnish perfectly in place.

Tuscan Grille: Now Tuscan Grille, one of the most popular Solstice® Class restaurants, brings its modern twist on a traditional Italian steak house to Celebrity Millennium®, 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.

Qsine®: Qsine® features a unique approach to dining. Qsine strives to awaken your palate through a modern and whimsical approach to familiar dishes from around the world. Food is artfully presented, without traditional cases, and intended to be shared. And, 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.

Reflection Theater: The grand Reflection Theater is the premier venue for live performances aboard Celebrity Reflection. While accommodating a generous audience, it retains a comfortable, intimate atmosphere, bringing you production shows, beautiful musical arrangements, and sidesplitting comedy.

Solstice Deck: When you arrive at the highest point on the ship, you won’t be disappointed. Whether you’re looking for the ideal spot to do some early morning yoga, stretch out on a canopied lounge bed, or for the best view of the beautiful starry sky to cap off another magical evening aboard, The Solstice Deck is where your search ends and the relaxation begins.

Celebrity Central: For lively, diverse entertainment, the versatile Celebrity Central is the perfect destination. Catch a late night comedy show, an engaging presentation from one of the Smithsonian Journeys speakers, or a great movie in a comfortable, casual atmosphere.
Celebrity iLoungesm: This is Celebrity’s chic, new approach to the Internet lounge that’s also the first Authorized Apple® Reseller at Sea. It’s the modern way to connect while onboard. Here, you’ll find state-of-the-art workstations featuring MacBook Pro® laptops and iMac® desktops where you can take a class, check your email, surf the web or print a boarding pass. Certified staff will help you master the latest audio and video products. Learn how to get the most from the hippest tech devices, like the iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch®, and MacBook Pro®. And, if you like, you can purchase some of these items on your cruise. Celebrity iLounge is available on most ships.


Balcony Stateroom

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

Oceanview Stateroom

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 sitting area and 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 Anesthesia 12-Night Iceland and Ireland Cruise May 17-29, 2021

Monday, May 17 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Embark

  1700 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Tuesday, May 18 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Treating Traumatic Shock: What's New? L.Pelinka  
  1000 Opening Pandora's Box: SARS-COV-19 and Friends L.Pelinka  
  1100 Blast Injuries: Are You Ready? L.Pelinka  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Cardiac Arrest Situations in the Perioperative Period L.Clark  
  1400 Hypotension: Are We Ready to Raise the Bar? L.Clark  
  1500 Adjourn

Wednesday, May 19 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 The Diabetic Patient: Oral Hypoglycemic agents and the New Insulins L.Clark  
  1000 I'm in the Basement: Anesthesia for Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy L.Clark  
  1100 Some Things We Do Anesthesia for Really No Reason, Why Do We Continue To Do This? L.Clark  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Fluid Management in the Trauma Patient: Concepts and Controversies L.Pelinka  
  1400 Is There a Medical Professional on Board This Aircraft? Challenges at 35,000 Ft L.Pelinka  
  1500 Is There a Medical Professional on Board? Case Discussions L.Pelinka  
  1600 Adjourn

Thursday, May 20 - Akureyri, Iceland - Day Open (overnight)

Friday, May 21 - Akureyri, Iceland - Day Open

Saturday, May 22 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Day Open (overnight)

Sunday, May 23 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Day Open


Monday, May 24 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Update on Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury L.Clark  
  1000 What Antibiotic When? A Review of Antibiotics and Anesthetic Implications L.Clark  
  1100 What If You Are The Only Medical Person Around? L.Clark  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Ketamine: The Comeback Kid L.Pelinka  
  1400 Anesthesia in the Drug Abuser: Pitfalls and Possibilities L.Pelinka  
  1500 Problems in the PACU: Is It Serotonin Syndrome? L.Pelinka  
  1600 Adjourn

Tuesday, May 25 - Belfast Northern Ireland - Day Open

Wednesday May 26 - Dublin, Ireland - Day Open

Thursday, May 27 - Cork (Cobh), Ireland - Day Open


Friday, May 28 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Experience Is the Sum of All Our Errors L.Pelinka  
  1000 Update on the Guidelines for Management of the Difficult Airway L.Clark  
  1100 I've Got Them Intubated: Now How Do I Get This Tube Out? L.Clark  
  1200 Adjourn    

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Saturday, May 29 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Disembark

Rev. 3/24/20


Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Chairman of the Institutional Review Board
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Linda E. Pelinka, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and
Critical Care Medicine
University of Vienna and
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of
Experimental and Clinical Traumatology
Vienna, Austria, European Union


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 March 18, 2021 and April 17, 2021. No refund after April 17, 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: 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.

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