12-Night Norweigan Fjords & Arctic Circle Cruise


Itinerary

  Day Date Port of Call Arrival* Departure* Activity
  Mon Aug 25, 2025 Southampton, England - 4:00 PM Embark
  Tue Aug 26, 2025 Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium 7:00 AM 3:00 PM Docked
  Wed Aug 27, 2025 At Sea - -  
  Thu Aug 28, 2025 Alesund, Norway 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Fri Aug 29, 2025 Flam, Norway 7:00 AM 4:00 PM Docked
  Sat Aug 30, 2025 Arctic Circle, Norway (cruising) - -  
  Sun Aug 31, 2025 Tromso, Norway 11:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked
  Mon Sep 1, 2025 Honningsvag, Norway 10:00 AM 6:00 PM Tendered
  Tue Sep 2, 2025 Arctic Circle, Norway (cruising) - -  
  Wed Sep 3, 2025 Tronheim, Norway 10:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
  Thu Sep 4, 2025 At Sea - -  
  Fri Sep 5, 2025 At Sea - -  
  Sat Sep 6, 2025 Southampton, England 6:00 AM - Disembark
  *Embark/Departure/Disembark times subject to change.

Southampton, England

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

Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium

Gracefully combining past and present, as well as Flemish and French, Bruges offers a little something for everyone. Linked by the Baudouin Canal, this medieval town is the stuff of fairytales and storybooks. Cobblestone streets, old, historic churches, and a dreamy landscape make this a very sought-after destination - especially during the summer months. Stroll through the Markt, a bustling plaza where the rhythmic beat of horse-drawn carriages echoes off a soaring belfry tower. Immerse yourself in a rich art history, best reflected in the paintings of Bruges’ own Jan Van Eyck, one of the most significant Renaissance artists of the 15th century. Spend a delightful day on the medieval streets of this city with a seemingly endless supply of charm, culture, and beauty. Foodies will revel in the eclectic dining options at local bistros. Dig into sweet Belgian waffles and stop by the renowned chocolate boutiques on your cruise to Bruges. If sampling the fresh fish of this country is on your agenda, the fish market located here is one of the biggest in Europe. Or, take a scenic cruise through the medieval city of Ghent, Belgium, and discover important landmarks, including Chinese Teahouses, 13th-century monasteries, and castles of the Counts.

Alesund, Norway

Alesund’s turrets, spires, and other whimsical art nouveau architectural touches give the town its distinctive, fairytale-like character. On your cruise to Alesund, don’t forget to visit scenic Geiranger Fjord. One of Norway’s best-known attractions is just a stone’s throw from this quaint little town. Ages of glacial erosion have given way to sculpted, towering mountainsides upon which flow numerous, dramatic waterfalls. There is no shortage of nature to stand in awe of at this favorite Norway attraction. To fully capture the depth of beauty in this seaside town, a jaunt up Mount Aksla is in order. From there, you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of this colorful, magical place. Drive the famous Path of Trolls, a roadway that was literally blasted out of the mountainside. Travel back to Viking days and discover exotic marine life on this exploration of the Saga Islands. Begin on Giske, where you’ll walk in the footsteps of Viking legends then continue to the island of Godoy to visit the Atlantic Sea Park. Built directly into the rugged landscape, it features massive aquariums teeming with colorful fish and sea life.

Flam, Norway

The town of Flam, Norway is nestled in a tributary of the world's longest and deepest fjord. Surrounded by steep mountainsides, roaring waterfalls, and deep valleys, you’ll experience a one-of-a-kind encounter with nature on your Flam cruise. This quaint Norway town is a place of extremes. The epic majesty of Flam’s dense green mountains dwarfs even the grandest of cruise ships, and the glass-calm water that surrounds the town woos adventurers from near and far. This is a place where you can’t help but feel closer to nature for no other reason than it overwhelms at every turn. Climb aboard the Flam Railway for the world’s steepest train ride and rumble 2,800 feet up the wilds of Norway. Kayak through the calm waters of the Aurlandsfjord for breathtaking views of mountain farms with grazing goats or sheep perched at the fjord’s edge. You’ll find many restaurants and cafes offering local Norwegian fare made with farm-fresh ingredients. And you can sample the famous brown and white goat cheese in nearby Undredal. Whether it’s hiking, kayaking, or taking a dizzying train ride into the mountains, Flam is a Norwegian wonderland that’s meant to be explored.

Arctic Circle, Norway

Crossing the imaginary line of the Arctic Circle as you cruise Norway’s starkly beautiful fjord-indented coast is a thrilling rite of passage to many travelers. Jagged, tooth-like mountains, their peaks dusted in snow even in summer, extend along the coast as far as the eye can see. Hundreds of rocky islets and skerries, remnants of the last Ice Age, are scattered across the sea.

Tromso, Norway

Often referred to as the Arctic’s capital, this colorful northern Norwegian city is located above the Article Circle and is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. As a major cultural hub—previously called the “Paris of the North”—Tromsø will offer you a young and vibrant city center to explore, a buzzy harbor, and an exciting international dining scene filled with cozy cafes, pubs, and vibrant restaurants. You can also stop for a pint at Mack’s Ølhallen, one of the world’s northernmost breweries. Tromsø’s striking surrounding landscape also offers a playground for hiking, dog sledding, and skiing during your Norway cruise. Other must-see points include the Arctic Cathedral—a true icon of Northern Norway, built in 1965, with beautiful, stained-glass windows—the Tromsø Cathedral; the Polaria and Perspective museums; and cable car rides for stunning city views.

Honningsvag, Norway

Located on the island of Magerøya, Honningsvåg is the northmost city in mainland Europe and the gateway port for cruise passengers heading up to the Arctic Circle. This rugged yet charming town features brightly painted wooden buildings with a surrounding landscape characterized by expansive stretches of tundra, breathtaking fjords, waterfalls, and dense forests. The tiny fishing town was completely rebuilt after World War II and is one of the best places to experience the “midnight sun,” a phenomenon where the sun doesn’t set in the summer and offers continuous light.

On a Norway cruise that visits Honningsvåg, ??get a taste of the local culture in the town’s quaint cafes and restaurants which feature incredible local seafood, “koldtbord” (cold table buffets), or traditional “pølser” (sausages). Spend some time strolling downtown to shop for artisan crafts such as furs, woven cloths, textiles, woodcarvings, and pottery. Other highlights include Duken Mountain, North Cape Museum, Honningsvåg Church, and the Bamse Statue.

Trondheim, Norway

Tucked away on the quiet shores of the Trondheim Fjord, you’ll find the perfect combination of modern and medieval in Norway’s third-largest city, Trondheim. Discover the Nidaros Cathedral, located at the heart of the city, and its striking Gothic architecture. Be immersed in Trondheim’s old-world charm as you wander through its cobbled streets lined with colorful buildings and experience the vibrant cultural scene marked by many galleries, museums, and festivals. Past the city center, the surrounding landscapes, fjords, and rolling hills are a playground for your outdoor adventures, including hiking and sailing. A captivating city, Trondheim is a unique destination that offers you an unforgettable experience.

The Ship: Celebrity Apex
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Celebrity ApexSM is the second ship in our highly anticipated Edge® series. With innovative designs and visionary spaces, Celebrity ApexSM will revolutionize the way you experience the world. With unparalleled luxury and accommodations that unite indoor and outdoor living, Apex will be the next best thing at sea.

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.

From its unique outward-facing design to the industry-first Magic Carpet® that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level, Celebrity Apex® breaks from traditional ship design. Here, 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.

Celebrity Apex® is designed to connect you to the destinations you’ll visit like never before, and one way it does that is by bringing the flavors of the world to you - right on board. Embark on an unrivaled culinary journey, with 29 distinct restaurants, bars, and lounges to choose from, including our brand-new Craft Social Bar. Savor new globally inspired menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs, featuring some delicious new dishes. You won’t find another dining experience like this at sea - or anywhere. Satisfy your appetite for exploring by booking an award-winning vacation aboard Celebrity Apex.

Signature features of Celebrity Apex include:

Rooftop Garden: The Rooftop Garden is a living urban playscape inspired by childhood playgrounds. It’s a lively, spacious environment perfect for slowing down, wandering, and daydreaming.

Resort Deck: The Resort Deck is unlike any other outdoor space at sea - or anywhere. Here, you’ll find endless ways to enjoy the outdoors and connect with the sea, including the Rooftop Garden, the adults-only Solarium pool, and the Main Pool - an asymmetrical space surrounded by an outward-facing, terraced pool deck, so while unwinding poolside, the ocean views become the main focal point.

The Magic Carpet:Welcome to one of the best places to take in views from the water’s edge. The Magic Carpet is a cantilevered, floating platform that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level. Majestically situated on the starboard side of the ship, it makes Celebrity Apex’s sleek profile recognizable from miles away. Designed with comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances, it truly is a destination itself.

The Eden Bar: Your senses are in for a tantalizing new treat. At Eden Bar fresh ingredients and garnishes are hand-picked for artisanal cocktails.

The Theater: The Theatre introduces all-new production shows and programming exclusive to Celebrity Apex and brought to life through state-of-the-art technology. A new 20-foot-tall 4K LED screen curves 180 feet around the stage to immerse you like never before.

The Casino: This Vegas-style casino rivals the biggest and best land-based casinos. With a variety of games in a smoke-free environment, you’ll enjoy an excellent selection of over 2,015 slot games and 148 table games that are available across the fleet. Plus, you instantly become a member of the casino rewards program, Blue Chip Club to start earning points with every game you play. Discover a world of fantastic casino thrills and adventures at sea. With better odds, custom limits, late hours and Lady Luck on your side, there’s no limit to the exciting casino experiences you’ll have on an outstanding cruise vacation.

The Celebrity Shops: The Celebrity Shops are a carefully curated collection of upscale brands and products that take your senses to the edge, some of which you’ll find nowhere else. Celebrity Apex will change the way you shop on vacation—no matter where in the world you travel.

Specialty Dining: On Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Cruises stretched their culinary imaginations to introduce exciting new menus and dishes across seven delicious specialty restaurants, from Fine Cut Steakhouse to Raw on 5 to Eden Restaurant - and more. You’ll also discover an entirely new Le Petit Chef® animated experience in Le Grand Bistro that will bring your tabletop to life. All this is just a taste of the culinary delights that await you in the specialty restaurants aboard Celebrity Apex. So join us and discover how we’ve elevated specialty dining to a true art form.

Main Dining: Celebrity Cruises completely reimagined our already incredible main dining experience when they introduced Celebrity Edge®, and it’s only getting better on the second Edge® Series ship, Celebrity Apex. Once again, you can discover not one but four complimentary main restaurants, each with a distinctive design and signature dishes inspired by specific regions of the world. Now, you’ll find new menus and menu selections across our main restaurants. Even the cuisine takes you to new places aboard Celebrity Apex.

Complimentary Dining: In addition to our four main restaurants, you’ll find an array of complimentary dining options aboard Celebrity Apex. From Eden Café to The Spa Café and from our market-place inspired Oceanview Café to our poolside Mast Grill, there’s every opportunity to please your palate morning, noon, and night.

Veranda Stateroom

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Enjoy the great outdoors - and stunning ocean views - with the luxury of your own private veranda. And, with our state-of-the-art technology, you can precisely adjust nearly every comfort feature of your room.

Ocean View Stateroom

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Celebrity Cruises' version of a room with a view - these staterooms offer larger living spaces and breathtaking views of scenery that changes daily.

Inside Stateroom

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Stylishly designed with ample living space, bigger bathrooms, and more storage space, the Deluxe Inside and Inside Staterooms are a comfortable home away from home where you’ll find it easy to unwind.

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Travel Arrangements

To receive these discounted cruise fares you must book your cruise through us. We have all of the information regarding the cruise and seminar and can make your cruise reservations.

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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TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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.

OBJECTIVES

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 Norweigan Fjords & Arctic Circle Cruise
August 25-September 6, 2025

Monday, August 25 – Southampton, England - Embark

  1600 Ship sails (subject to change)
     

Tuesday, August 26 – Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium – Day Open

     

Wednesday, August 27 – At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0855 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0900 Anesthesia for Trauma: The Basics L.Clark
  1000 Hemorrhagic Shock and Trauma: Part I R.Lenhardt
  1100 Hemorrhagic Shock and Trauma: Part II R.Lenhardt
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Diabetes and the New Insulins L.Clark
  1400 GLP-1 and SGLT-2: What Are They and How They Impact Our Anesthetic – Please Make Up Your Mind!!
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  1500 Artificial Intelligence in Cars and Now for Anesthesia L.Clark
  1600 Adjourn
     

Thursday, August 28 – Alesund, Norway – Day Open

Friday August 29 - Flam, Norway – Day Open

Saturday, August 30 - Cruising Artic Circle – Day Open

Sunday, August 31 - Tromso, Norway– Day Open

Monday, September 1 - Honningsvag, Norway- Day Open

     

Tuesday, September 2 – At Sea - Cruising Artic Circle – Afternoon Open

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Perioperative Arrhythmias: Diagnosis and Management Part I R.Lenhardt
  1000 Perioperative Arrhythmias: Diagnosis and Management Part II R.Lenhardt
  1100 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, September 3 - Trondheim, Norway - Day Open

     

Thursday, September 4 – At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Brain Edema and Perioperative Fluid Management R.Lenhardt
  1000 Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke R.Lenhardt
  1100 Keeping Up With Ketamine: A Review of New Uses L.Clark
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Methadone: Not Just for Addiction - Now for the OR? L.Clark
  1400 Prevention and Treatment of Perioperative Hypothermia R.Lenhardt
  1500 Anticoagulants and Reversal Before Surgery R.Lenhardt
  1600 Adjourn
     

Friday, September 5 – At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 The Management of the Perioperative Patient on Cannabis and Cannabinoids L.Clark
  1000 Suboxone and Naloxone: One Old, One New - A Review of Drugs We Don’t Come in Contact With Everyday L.Clark
  1100 Anesthesia for Abdominal Robotic Surgery R.Lenhardt
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Blocks for the Thorax and Abdomen for Acute Pain Management L.Clark
  1400 Cardiac Arrest Situations in the Perioperative Period L.Clark
  1500 Neuromuscular Blockage and Reversal R.Lenhardt
  1600 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

9.9 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/11/24

FACULTY

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

Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

ACCREDITATION

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 1044592; Expiration Date 08/12/2025.

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 of the AR, DC, FL, GA, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, NM, ND, SC, WV, and WY nursing boards. 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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

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

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY

No penalty if canceled by June 27, 2025. Cancellations between June 28, 2025, and July 28, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after July 28, 2025, 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.

REGISTER EARLY

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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