(Itinerary change from Egypt/Israel ports of call)

11-Night Best of Greece Cruise


  Day Date Port of Call Arrival* Departure* Activity
  Mon Mar 25, 2024 Athens (Piraeus), Greece - 5:00 PM Embark
  Tue Mar 26, 2024 Thessaloniki, Greece 10:30 AM - Docked (overnight)
  Wed Mar 27, 2024 Thessaloniki, Greece - 2:00 PM Docked
  Thu Mar 28, 2024 Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey 9:00 AM 10:00 PM Docked
  Fri Mar 29, 2024 At Sea - -  
  Sat Mar 30, 2024 Limassol, Cyprus 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Sun Mar 31, 2024 At Sea - -  
  Mon Apr 1, 2024 Rhodes, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Tue Apr 2, 2024 Heraklion (Iraklion), Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Wed Apr 3, 2024 Nafplio, Greece 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Thu Apr 4, 2024 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 7:00 AM - Docked (overnight)
  Fri Apr 5, 2024 Athens (Piraeus), Greece - - Disembark
  *Embark/Departure/Disembark times subject to change.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Athens 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.

Thessaloniki, Greece

The second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki has so much going for it—beauty, history, culture, and absolutely amazing views of the sea. One of its most famous sites is the iconic White Tower which dates from the 1500s and was built as part of the city’s fortification. Head to the top of it for sweeping views of the city, shimmering gulf, and surrounding hills. Practically an open-air museum of Byzantine art, Thessaloniki offers many opportunities to stroll among 5th century churches, archeological sites, a 13th century bathhouse, archaeological museums, and contemporary art museums.

Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Once the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor, this coastal town is now an archeologist’s dream. The UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Ephesus impress even those familiar with the world's other ancient cities. Though excavations have been underway for 150 years, only 20 percent of the city has been uncovered. This former Greek banking and trading center is rich with historic sites, including the Great Theater, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. On your Europe cruise, check out the the Celsus Library - built in 117 A.D. - made up of towering columns highlighted by the statue of the goddess of wisdom.

Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol is the second-largest city in Cyprus, located on the island's southern coast. Stroll around Old City, an historic part of town with stylish cafés, restaurants, shops, bars, the Old Fishing Harbour and the former Turkish quarter. Visit the Medieval Castle & Museum, the scene of spectacular, shady gardens and a 12th-century wedding between Richard the Lionheart and Berengaria. Swim and picnic at Petra tou Romiou, the spot where the Greek goddess Aphrodite is said to have emerged from the sea.

Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes, the friendliest city in the Mediterranean, is situated at the island’s northernmost point. This sunny retreat is also home to many historic sites, such as the ruins of the Temple of Venus and the medieval Street of Knights. Rhodes, pronounced ro-dos, is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. The varied landscape with beaches, wooded areas, and ancient ruins also make this one of the most alluring of the Greek archipelago. A cruise to Rhodes wouldn’t be complete without exploring the picturesque Old Town with its winding streets and Byzantine legacy. Enter the gateways of Rhodes and step back to a time when the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem built a Christendom stronghold. Or, tour the restored Palace of the Grand Masters and the Hospital of the Knights. You can spend the day amid the chronicles of Greek history. Immerse yourself in the whitewashed romance of the archaeological site, Lindos and climb to the ruins of its ancient Acropolis for sweeping views of the village and the blue seas beyond. The island’s vibrant shops, great restaurants, and glittering clubs buzz with a happy, modern energy in contrast to the grace of its ancient history.

Heraklion (Iraklion), Crete

Whether you visit Heraklion, Crete to admire the remains of the ancient civilization or simply to soak in the rays on some of the best beaches in Europe, the city is guaranteed to delight and amaze you. Don’t miss one of the most popular attractions of Crete: the 3000-year-old Palace of Knossos located south of Heraklion. The Palace of Knossos was the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization.

Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. One of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece, Nafplio was the first capital of the newly born Greek state between 1823 and 1834.

According to mythology, the town was founded by Nafplios, the son of god Poseidon and the daughter of Danaus (Danaida) Anymone. The town’s history traces back to the prehistoric era when soldiers from here participated in the Argonautic expedition and the Trojan War alike. The town declined during the Roman times and flourished again during the Byzantine times. Frankish, Venetian and Turkish conquerors left their mark in the town and strongly influenced its culture, architecture and traditions during the centuries. Ancient walls, medieval castles, monuments and statues, Ottoman fountains and Venetian or neoclassical buildings mesmerize the visitor with their unique architecture and beauty.

The Ship: Celebrity Infinity

Set sail on Celebrity Infinity, the ship that will be turning heads. Surrender your senses in the newly redesigned spa or shop in new retail boutiques. Whatever you choose, it’ll be the ultimate experience.

For modern travelers, it’s about being fully immersed in new destinations and cultures without sacrificing comfort and style. Celebrity Cruises sets the standard for luxury travel and now they've made the destination experience even more immersive, starting right on board.

Predictability and convention are stripped away, returning luxury sea travel to its very essence: simple, beautiful, imaginative encounters that leave you relaxed, refreshed, and inspired by the world around you.

Signature features of Celebrity Infinity include:

Tuscan Grille: An Italian ristorante and enoteca with a contemporary twist.

Sushi on Five: A modern take on traditional Japanese fare.

Le Petit Chef: A one-of-a-kind dining concept. Experience the fusion of entertainment and cuisine.

Rendezvous Lounge: The perfect place to start your evening.

Martini Bar & Crush: Classic and contemporary martinis served up on an ice-topped bar.

Café al Bacio & Gelateria: Inspired by the ambiance of European cafés, muted sepia tones and pops of citrus yellow bring this space to life.

SEA Thermal Suite: An evolution of the popular Persian Garden, the SEA Thermal Suite features eight distinctive therapeutic experiences, all inspired by nature to create one incredible place to relax and connect with fellow wellness enthusiasts before or after your treatments at The Spa.

The Persian Garden: The Persian Garden pass includes use of the aquatherapy environments from aromatic steam to tropical rain showers for a rejuvenating experience.

Shows: Captivating main stage productions leave you talking long after the roar of applause and final bow. Like Elyria, an adults only, fashion-forward fairytale with a sultry late-night vibe, or A Hot Summer Night’s Dream, where you’ll be thoroughly immersed in a light-hearted journey that fuses music with extraordinary acrobatics and yes - a little bit of Shakespeare.

Veranda Cabin


Ample indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Your personal veranda lets you greet the day, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets.

Ocean View Cabin


Expansive views make Ocean View Staterooms the ideal place to unwind at sea. These perfectly indulgent spaces come furnished with Celebrity’s eXhale bedding featuring the queen-size Cashmere Mattress and everything else a modern traveler needs.

Inside Cabin


Your escape at sea, Inside Staterooms offer ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV. Each inside stateroom on board Celebrity includes world-class amenities.

Starting in mid-2025, citizens from the United States of America traveling to or through Europe will be required to complete an ETIAS application prior to boarding an aircraft, sea carrier, or coach vehicle for Europe, and this includes travelers who will only be transiting in Europe en route to other destinations.

American citizens can expect their ETIAS application to normally be processed and approved within minutes, and the authorization is sent by email in the form of a PDF document. There is no need to print or present any documents as the ETIAS is stored electronically against the passport details stored in the European Immigration system. ETIAS Application Advice: Submit application at least 96 hours before departure. If denied for an ETIAS, travelers can still apply for full visitor visa.

Be aware that an ETIAS does not guarantee entry to Europe as the final decision is made by the border security personnel of the European country of arrival. For details, visit etias.com and europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/index_en.htm

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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.


This continuing education program is designed for anesthesia providers and other healthcare providers seeking to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge in the field. The program aims to provide attendees with the latest updates, innovations, and practical techniques to advance their anesthesia practice. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, and discussion with faculty/peers, participants will gain valuable insights and skills to help in the provision of safe, effective anesthesia care.


Improve knowledge, competence, and utilization of the most recent evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Bolster competence in the management of patients with complex comorbidities and less common medical conditions, thereby improving patient outcomes and safety.

Improve skills/strategies in the use of newer equipment/technologies and improve performance within multidisciplinary protocols in order to optimize patient outcomes.

Increase knowledge of newer pharmacologic agents, thereby improving competence in medication management via anticipation of potential polypharmacy interactions.

Improve knowledge and competence in the timely recognition and management of complications during the perioperative period. By enhancing competence, patient outcomes improve by reducing complications.

Enhance recognition and coping strategies to mitigate the effects of workplace stressors and burnout and achieve well-being in the clinical setting.

Improve knowledge and competence in the provision of anesthesia care outside of the operating room.

Note: Not all objectives apply to every program.


Topics in Anesthesia
11-Night Best of Greece Cruise
March 25 - April 5, 2024

(Itinerary change from Egypt/Israel ports of call)

Monday, March 25 - Athens (Piraeus) Greece - Embark

  1700 Ship Sails

Tuesday, March 26 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Afternoon Open

  0645 Registration – Mandatory Sign In
  0700 Preanesthetic Assessment: What Do You Really Need? E.Frost
  0800 The Ongoing Debate: Crystalloids vs. Colloids - An Update E.Frost
  0900 Break
  0915 Long Covid: Will This Be Another Pandemic? E.Frost
  1015 Adjourn

Wednesday, March 27 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Morning Open

  1345 Registration – Mandatory Sign in
  1400 What Do You Mean the Patient Had an MI? T2MI, MINS and Troponins M.Murphy
  1500 Perioperative Management of Stents and CIEDs: How Is This an Anesthesia Responsibility? M.Murphy
  1600 Break
  1615 Positioning Injuries: Risk and Responsibility M.Murphy
  1715 Adjourn

Thursday, March 28 – Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey – Day Open


Friday, March 29 – At Sea

  0800 Registration – Mandatory Sign In
  0815 “I Have a Question for You” E.Frost
  0915 Pediatric Neuroanesthesia: How Does It Differ From the Adult Situation? E.Frost
  1015 Break
  1030 The Obesity Epidemic Is Larger Than You Think M.Murphy
  1130 Production Pressure and Outcome Measures: The Answer Is Always Money M.Murphy
  1230 Lunch Break
  1330 Transgender: What the Anesthetic Provider Should Know E.Frost
  1430 Burnout in Healthcare: Time to Do Something M.Murphy
  1530 Wellness in Healthcare Providers: The Quadruple Aim M.Murphy
  1630 Adjourn

Saturday, March 30 – Limassol, Cyprus – Day Open


Sunday, March 31 – At Sea

  0800 Registration – Mandatory Sign In
  0815 Ethics Cases: Difficult Discussions You Will Face M.Murphy
  0915 Substances Your Patients Are Taking and Not Telling You M.Murphy
  1015 Break
  1030 My Name Is NOT “Anesthesia”: Improving Communication in the OR E.Frost
  1130 Rarities: You May Never See Them, but Then… E.Frost
  1230 Lunch Break
  1330 What Is in the Recent Literature? M.Murphy
  1430 Anesthetic Cases From the Legal System E.Frost
  1530 Medicolegal System: How to Stay Out of the Minefield E.Frost
  1630 Adjourn  

Monday, April 1 – Rhodes, Greece – Day Open

Tuesday, April 2 – Heraklion (Iraklion), Crete – Day Open

Wednesday, April 3 – Nafplio, Greece – Day Open

Thursday, April 4 – Athens (Piraeus), Greece – Day Open

Friday, April 5 – Athens (Piraeus), Greece - Disembark


20 CME

20 Class A CE

4.8 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 10/31/23


Elizabeth Frost, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Owner, MSN Education, LLC
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1043149; Expiration Date 04/02/2024.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest 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.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.


No penalty if canceled by January 25, 2024. Cancellations between January 26, 2024, and February 25, 2024, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after February 25, 2024, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. 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.


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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