Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard the luxurious Celebrity Millennium. Enjoy ports across Japan and South Korea on this itinerary where the traditional and the modern blend together seamlessly.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Tue Apr 21 Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan - Embark 08:00 PM
  Wed Apr 22 Mt. Fuji (Shimizu), Japan 07:00 AM 03:00 PM
  Thu Apr 23 Kyoto (Osaka), Japan (Overnight) 11:00 AM  
  Fri Apr 24
Kyoto (Osaka), Japan   04:20 AM
  Fri Apr 24
Kobe, Japan 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
  Sat Apr 25
Kochi, Japan 07:00 AM 03:00 PM
  Sun Apr 26
Kagoshima, Japan 07:00 AM 03:00 PM
  Mon Apr 27
Busan, South Korea 10:00 AM 05:00 PM
  Tue Apr 28 At Sea    
  Wed Apr 29 Aomori, Japan 09:00 AM 08:00 PM
  Thu Apr 30 At Sea    
  Fri May 1 Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan (Overnight) 07:30 AM  
  Sat May 2
Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan - Disembark    

Tuesday, April 21 – Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan - Embark

There aren't many places on Earth that blend ancient tradition and the ultra modern quite like Tokyo. Centuries-old gardens and cobblestone laneways live in perfect harmony with soaring skyscrapers and dazzling neon lights. Get immersed in an unrivalled dining scene, fashionable boutiques, and endless cultural encounters in this ever-evolving city.

Wednesday, April 22 - Mt. Fuji (Shimizu), Japan – Day Open

On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When Japan's highest mountain is capped with snow, it's a picture-postcard perfect volcanic cone. One of the best-known symbols of Japan, this iconic mountain has been considered sacred since ancient times and was even forbidden to women until the early 1900s.

Thursday, April 23 - Osaka, Japan – Afternoon Open

Visit Osaka Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquariums which has over 580 species of sea life on display, or Universal Studios Japan, the company’s first theme park outside of the U.S. Kyoto served as the nation’s capital for more than 1000 years and is home to 17 different World Heritage Sites including Kiyomizudera Temple and Heian Jingu Shrine.

Friday, April 24 - Kobe, Japan - Day Open

Perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Kobe is one of Japan's most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. Home of the heralded Kobe beef, this small city is easily navigated. Visit the Hatsukura Sake Brewery Museum for a tour or dine in one of the area’s incredible restaurants.

Saturday, April 25 - Kochi, Japan - Morning Open

ocho riosThe capital of Kochi Prefecture on the southern coast of Shikoku is small, friendly, and boasts several attractions of interest to travelers. Make sure to enjoy some Katsuo no tataki, Kochi's most famous dish, and visit the temple and botanical garden at Mount Godaisan.

Sunday, April 26 - Kagoshima, Japan - Morning Open

ocho riosKagoshima is the southernmost city on Japan's bullet train network and the capital of Kagoshima Prefecture. The city is often compared with its Italian sister city, Naples, due to a similarly mild climate, streets lined with palm trees, and Sakurajima, Kagoshima's version of Vesuvius. Near port, find the fascinating Kagoshima aquarium, traditional Senganen Japanese gardens, museums, the Shiroyama mountain-top park with a view over the city, and Yakushima Island, a registered world heritage site. Plus, an abundance of hot springs, mud baths, and spas to promote serenity and relaxation.

Monday, April 27 - Busan, South Korea – Afternoon Open

ocho riosIt is Busan's premier trading port, adjacent to the Korean Straits and Japan, that makes it an international metropolis but its beautiful sea vistas that make it a charming place to unwind. Experience the serenity of Beomeo-sa Temple, climb the Busan Tower in Yongdusan Park and rejuvenate at Hushimchung Spa.

Tuesday, April 28 - At Sea

Wednesday, April 29 - Aomori, Japan - Day Open

ocho riosAomori Port, the capital of Aomori prefecture, is located on Mutsu Bay, at the northern tip of Honshu. Here, nature and culture fuse as one. The Shirakami Mountains, which embrace the world's largest virgin forest of beech trees, have been awarded a World Heritage Site designation. Reminders of ancient times abound throughout Aomori Port as well, and you can also indulge in the serene atmosphere of the Sannai-Maruyama Ruins, Japan's largest, which are said to have been established around 4,000 to 5,000 BC. The summer brings the city’s most beloved Nebuta Matsuri Festival, which features enormous lantern floats, taiko drums, and dancers that parade the downtown streets. Stroll Aomori’s premiere Shinsen Ichiba seafood market where restaurateurs hand-pick fresh produce then slurp up delicious ramen noodles at one of its counter restaurants.

Thursday, April 30 - At Sea

Friday, May 1 - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan – Day Open / Overnight

Saturday, May 2 - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan - Disembark

The Ship: Celebrity Millennium®

shipIn May of 2012 Celebrity’s Millennium® was renewed with spa-inspired AquaClass® staterooms, the AquaClass signature restaurant, Blu, and the addition of verandas to the Celebrity Suites. In 2016, this brilliant star shines even brighter with another grand makeover. The Penthouse and Royal suites have glimmering new marble, fixtures, seating, and more. The new Rooftop Terrace will give you a chic new way to experience the outdoors, with creative cocktails, favorite snacks, and movies alfresco. If you hunger for an Italian steak house, taste the fresh pastas and dry-aged steaks of Tuscan Grille. There’s no better way to experience the exotic beauty of Asia and the South Pacific than aboard Celebrity Millennium.


Signature features of Celebrity Millennium® include:

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.

Innovations Store:
Your one-stop-spot at sea to find all the latest high-tech electronics including mobile digital devices, computers, a variety of laptops, digital accessories, and cool electronic toys. Best of all, whatever you purchase at the Innovations Store is duty-free.

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® 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.

Celebrity iLounge:
Keep in touch 24 has a day in the Celebrity iLoungeSM, a one-of-a-kind hip Internet lounge that is the first Authorized Apple® Reseller at Sea. Celebrity iLounge also offers various iLearn classes to help you master the latest photography, video and audio skills.

Rooftop Terrace:
Intimate and inviting, the Rooftop Terrace features chic, cozy furniture, and a large outdoor soundscape and movie screen. Kick back and catch an al fresco flick with a cocktail and playful interpretations of your favorite snacks. Or indulge in A Taste of Film-a multi-sensory experience that fuses Celebrity’s award-winning cuisine with acclaimed films. Dishes inspired by the film are served at specific moments, so guests can “taste” the story or the destination—all from comfortable lounge seating with stunning views of the sea at the chic. It’s the trendiest hot spot at sea.

Concierge Class:
Designed for the traveler who settles in nicely to veranda staterooms where little details make a big difference. Savor unexpected delights such as fresh flower arrangements and complimentary shoeshine service. The attention to detail will amaze you, even as you sleep on the perfect pillow you’ve selected from our pillow menu. If personalized Concierge service, priority check-in and early disembarkation appeal to you, Concierge Class is your clear choice.

AquaSpa® by Elemis®:
Discover the state of complete tranquility in one of the largest, most luxurious spas afloat. The AquaSpa® offers an array of treatments designed to take you to a higher level of relaxation. Working closely with Elemis®, one of the leading providers of health and beauty solutions, we’ve developed a wealth of transformative treatments that draw on cultures from around the world. You can even purchase the Elemis products used at the spa, so you can continue your new beauty routine at home.



Veranda Stateroom


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

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

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This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.


The practitioner of anesthesiology must possess the scientific background for clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of all additional related disciplines which may impact it; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in the clinical setting, the clinical and educational institutions, and the community in which the practice resides; serve as an expert in matters involving health care delivery; serve as an informed manager of clinical and educational services provided, including the acquisition and distribution of resources necessary in meeting professional goals; and provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner. Presentations are designed to facilitate the healthcare provider in reviewing, updating, and/or expanding knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences - to include but not be limited to advanced anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and social sciences - as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of anesthesia and related services inherent in the anesthesia professions.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of presented pharmacological agents through the understanding of their physico-chemical properties, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, updated uses, and more recently developed additional, related, and similar drugs.

Outline comprehensive management plans for the group of patients discussed, whether related in age, physical status, cultural background, invasive procedure, anesthetic or analgesic requirements, clinical setting, adverse reactions, and/or goals of care.

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of anesthetic procedures and administrations, equipment use, and other applications encountered during the provision of anesthesia and analgesia whether in the surgical unit, the labor and delivery suite, the pain management clinic, or other more remote location of anesthetizing services.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups - recognized as serving as the authority for and/or holding the responsibility to compile and approve such tenets - in the provision of anesthesia and related services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Apply the new techniques in the clinical setting of the participant.

Clinical Concerns in Anesthesia
11-Night Japanese Explorer Cruise
April 21 - May 2, 2020

Tuesday, April 21 - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan - Embark

  2000 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Wednesday, April 22 - Mt. Fuji (Shimizu), Japan - Day Open


Thursday, April 23 - Osaka, Japan - Afternoon Open

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0715 Traumatic Shock: The Anesthesia Provider's and the Intensivist's Point of View L.Pelinka  
  0815 Breakfast
  0900 Treating Traumatic Shock: What's New? L.Pelinka  
  1000 Blast Injuries: Are You Ready? L.Pelinka  
  1100 Adjourn

Friday, April 24 - Kobe, Japan - Day Open


Saturday, April 25 - Kochi, Japan - Morning Open

  1445 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1500 Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Testing C.Petrovitch  
  1600 Preoperative Management of Prescription Medications, Herbals, and Supplements: Why Don't We All Agree on What to Take or Not Take? C.Petrovitch  
  1700 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part I C.Petrovitch  
  1800 Adjourn

Sunday, April 26 - Kagoshima, Japan - Morning Open

  1530 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1545 The Most Common Drug-Related Errors and How to Avoid Them L.Pelinka  
  1645 Experience Is the Sum of All Our Errors L.Pelinka  
  1745 Adjourn

Monday, April 27 - Busan, South Korea - Afternoon Open

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0715 Perioperative Management of the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch  
  0815 Management of Perioperative Anemia, Transfusion and Bleeding C.Petrovitch  
  0915 Adjourn

Tuesday, April 28 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Sugammadex: My Favorite Doughnut L.Pelinka  
  1000 Problems in the PACU: Is It Serotonin Syndrome? L.Pelinka  
  1100 Ketamine: the Comeback Kid L.Pelinka  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1330 Even Regional Can Go Wrong: Case Discussions L.Pelinka  
  1430 Antibiotic Stewardship and Issues Related to the Prevention, Treatment and Management of Surgical Wound Infections, and Common Healthcare Associated Infections C.Petrovitch  
  1530 Acute Pain Management: Why Multimodal Therapy Makes Sense C.Petrovitch  
  1630 Opioid Addiction: The Role of Perioperative Clinicians in Prevention and Treatment C.Petrovitch  
  1730 Adjourn

Wednesday, April 29 - Aomori, Japan - Day Open


Thursday, April 30 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Pain Management in the Opioid-Tolerant Patient C.Petrovitch  
  1000 Capnography and/or Pulse Oximetry: Can We Avoid Postoperative Pain-Related Deaths With Better Monitoring? C.Petrovitch  
  1100 Prevention and Treatment of Postoperative Delirium C.Petrovitch  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1330 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part II C.Petrovitch  
  1430 Natural Disaster Management: Taking Anesthesia Beyond the OR L.Pelinka  
  1530 Is There a Medical Professional on Board This Aircraft? Challenges at 35,000 Feet L.Pelinka  
  1630 Is There a Medical Professional on Board? Case Discussions L.Pelinka  
  1730 Adjourn    

24 CME

24 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Friday, May 1 - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan - Day Open / Overnight


Saturday, May 2 - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan - Disembark

Rev. 1/22/20


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

Charise Petrovitch, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia


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 24 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 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 24 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038693; Expiration Date 4/30/2020.

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 24 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 24 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 February 21, 2020 and March 22, 2020. No refund after March 22, 2020; 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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