11-Night Best of Scandinavia Cruise


Itinerary

  Day Date Port of Call Arrival* Departure* Activity
  Sun May 25, 2025 Southampton, England - 4:00 PM Embark
  Mon May 26, 2025 At Sea - -  
  Tue May 27, 2025 Copenhagen, Denmark 2:00 PM - Docked (overnight)
  Wed May 28, 2025 Copenhagen, Denmark - 1:30 PM  
  Thu May 29, 2025 At Sea - -  
  Fri May 30, 2025 Stockholm, Sweden 8:30 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Sat May 31, 2025 Helsinki, Finland 11:00 AM 10:00 PM Docked
  Sun Jun 1, 2025 Tallinn, Estonia 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Mon Jun 2, 2025 Visby, Sweden 7:00 AM 3:00 PM Docked
  Tue Jun 3, 2025 At Sea - -  
  Wed Jun 4, 2025 At Sea - -  
  Thu Jun 5, 2025 Southampton, England 7:00 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.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Whether strolling through blooming flowers in Tivoli Gardens, witnessing the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace, or touring Kronborg Castle—the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet—it's easy to see why Copenhagen grew to become the capital of Denmark. And, if you believe all the survey reports about this cheerful city, not only will you find yourself in one of the most cosmopolitan Nordic capitals on this Copenhagen cruise, but you’ll be elbow to elbow with some of the happiest locals on Earth.

With picturesque townhouses splashed in more color than a box of crayons, this delightful destination has a real flair for design. As you amble through the streets of Copenhagen you may begin to experience ‘hygge’-- a concept of gentle, soothing coziness, and comfort that’s infused in the lifestyle and culture. The quaint cobblestone streets, scenic landscapes, and charming cafes will attest to the country’s dedication to this concept of welcoming warmth and kindness. Relax on a short boat ride down its waterways passed scenic landmarks old and new. And, depending on the time of year, you may just catch many of the exhibits and works of art on public display in the city parks, gardens, and zoos.

Stockholm, Sweden

No fewer than 50 bridges connect this Swedish capital’s 14 islands to its mainland. The country is modern, dynamic, and ever-evolving. It may be liberal and forward-looking when it comes to the collective attitude, but it’s rich in history too. On your Europe cruise, visit the many parks, museums, and palaces or make your way through Gamla Stan, or Old Town, packed with historic buildings, shops, and cafés. The world’s first open-air museum, Skansen, is here, located on the island of Royal Djurgården and there’s the fascinating maritime Vasa Museum in town.

Helsinki, Finland

Occupying a peninsula and several islands, this capital city's stunning structures surround some of the most spectacular bays you could ever hope to find. Stroll down broad, tree-lined streets, or take in the amazing neo-classically designed architecture in Senate Square.

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn has remained remarkably unchanged since its founding in 1154 A.D. The preservation of this city’s old world charm enables visitors to enjoy architectural marvels of centuries past, such as the soaring towers of Toompea Castle and the exquisite Russian Orthodox Cathedral. The exception is the delightfully modern pink Parliament building, visible from Palace Square. With a boisterous nightlife, Tallinn stands as one of the most exciting cities of the former Soviet Union. Here, ancient church spires and baroque architecture intermingle with modern glass buildings that echo the many influences and cultures that have left their imprint throughout the centuries. There are so many amazing sites to explore on your Tallinn cruise. Visit the imaginative Estonian Open-Air Museum, where ancient structures are arranged among the trees complete with actors in period garb. People watching doesn’t get much better than what you’ll find in Town Hall Square and if it’s animals you’d rather observe, visit the Tallinn Zoo where over 350 different species are housed.

Visby, Sweden

Visby is a former Viking city on the island of Gotland in the middle of the Baltic Sea. This walled city is considered to be the best-persevered fortified commercial town in Northern Europe, with numerous excellent examples of medieval art and architecture. Nearby you'll find attractive beaches and pleasant rolling hills and countryside.

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 Cabin

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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 Cabin

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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 Cabin

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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.

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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The exact layout and view in any of the guestroom photos are not guaranteed.

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Cruises sell out early

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

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

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
11-Night Best of Scandinavia Cruise
May 25-June 5, 2025

 

Sunday, May 25 - Southampton, England - Embark

  1600 Ship sails (subject to change)
     

Monday, May 26 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0855 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0900 Ultrasound 101: What’s Different About Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia? S.Clendenen
  1000 Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia for Orthopedic Surgery S.Clendenen
  1100 Regional Anesthesia Complications: Nerve Injury and Local Anesthesia Toxicity S.Clendenen
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Preoperative Evaluation T.Trentman
  1400 Cardiometabolic Disease, Anesthesia and Outcome T.Trentman
  1500 Frailty and Perioperative Outcome T.Trentman
  1600 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, May 27 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Day Open

Wednesday, May 28 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Day Open

     

Thursday, May 29 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Aging and Anesthesia Providers T.Trentman
  1000 Professionalism, Anesthesia and the Age of Social Media T.Trentman
  1100 Anesthesia, Burnout and Resilience T.Trentman
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Fascial Plane Blocks: Where Is There an Ideal Block? S.Clendenen
  1400 New Anticoagulants and Regional Anesthesia S.Clendenen
  1500 You Can’t Go to Sleep! Using Regional Anesthesia to Avoid General Anesthesia in High-Risk Patients S.Clendenen
  1600 Adjourn
     

Friday, May 30 - Stockholm, Sweden - Day Open

Saturday, May 31 - Helsinki, Finland - Day Open

Sunday, June 1 - Tallinn, Estonia – Day Open

Monday, June 2 - Visby, Sweden - Day Open

     

Tuesday, June 3 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Anesthesia Considerations for a Patient on Semaglutide and Delayed Gastric Emptying S.Clendenen
  1000 Pharmacogenomics: The Future of Individualized Medicine and Anesthesia S.Clendenen
  1100 Ambulatory Surgery: Are We Pushing the Envelope of Patient Safety? S.Clendenen
  1200 Lunch Break
  1300 Drug Diversion: Coming to a Practice Near You T.Trentman
  1400 Anesthesia and Disruptive Providers T.Trentman
  1500 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, June 4 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Crisis Checklists T.Trentman
  1000 Electrical and Fire Safety in the OR T.Trentman
  1100 Acute Pain Management in the Chronic Pain Patient S.Clendenen
  1200 Adjourn  
     

Thursday, June 5 - Southampton, England - Disembark

   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5.6 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/13/24

FACULTY

Steven R. Clendenen, MD
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida

Terrence L. Trentman, MD
Chair Emeritus, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona 

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 1044430; Expiration Date 05/10/2025.

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 March 2, 2025. Cancellations between March 3, 2025, and April 2, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after April 2, 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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