Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard Celebrity Edge. Visit ports on beautiful Bahamian islands including Bonaire, Aruba, and Curacao. Next, cruise the Panama Canal. Make port in Colon, Panama and Cartagena, Colombia before cruising home to Fort Lauderdale.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Mon Nov 22 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark 4:00 PM
  Tue Nov 23 At Sea    
  Wed Nov 24 At Sea    
  Thu Nov 25 Oranjestad, Aruba 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
  Fri Nov 26 Kralendijk, Bonaire 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Sat Nov 27 Willemstad, Curacao 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Sun Nov 28 At Sea    
  Mon Nov 29 Panama Canal, Panama 6:00 AM 3:00 PM
  Mon Nov 29 Colon, Panama 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
  Tue Nov 30 Cartagena, Colombia 12:00 PM 7:00 PM
  Wed Dec 1 At Sea    
  Thu Dec 2 At Sea    
  Fri Dec 3 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark 7:00 AM  

Monday, November 22 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

Go fishing, take one of many sightseeing cruises of the harbor, ocean, or wetlands. Tour a museum, see a butterfly farm, or ride a roller coaster. Shop upscale boutiques or flea markets. Ft. Lauderdale is an entire destination in itself.

There are also many recreational waterways with extensive boating facilities, access to every conceivable watersport, a variety of fascinating museums and trendy restaurants, and an array of entertainment venues. Take a 30-minute airboat ride across the Everglades, one of the most breathtaking natural areas in America. Discover a variety of fish and birds that inhabit the area, and perhaps see the most famous Everglades inhabitant—the alligator.

Fish is fresh and delicious in Florida. Grouper is probably the most popular choice and is served almost any way imaginable. A true Florida staple is a fresh grouper sandwich and fries eaten outside by the water.

Tuesday, November 23 - At Sea

Wednesday, November 24 - At Sea

Thursday, November 25 - Oranjestad, Aruba

The island’s colonization by the Netherlands shows in Oranjestad’s Dutch colonial architecture, while the buildings’ bright colors are distinctly Caribbean. Boutiques, upscale chain stores, and street vendors make Oranjestad a popular destination for shopping in Aruba. Casinos and a wide range of restaurants, bars, and dance clubs offer myriad options for entertainment and dining. Aruba’s capital city also offers museums, a butterfly farm, art galleries, golf courses, historical sites, and a marina.

Thursday, November 26 - Kralendijk, Bonaire

Welcome to Bonaire, world famous diving destination offering warm crystal clear waters and pristine reefs teeming with tropical fish and aquatic life. Choose from shallow beach dives or awesome walls. Bonaire offers an unmatched assortment of spectacular reefs, tunnels, cliffs, and corals. Best of all, calm waters make for nearly unlimited visibility. When it’s time to hang up your flippers, go cycling or take a nature tour through the “kunuku” or outback. Enjoy birdwatching with over 200 species of birds including the pink flamingo.

Friday, November 27 - Willemstad, Curacao

ocho riosThe dynamic capital of Curacao is a friendly, cheerful destination with two unique districts divided by the beautiful St. Anna Bay. Punda’s ordered narrow streets are full of shops offering everything from Indonesian batiks to French perfumes. The restored ramparts of The Riffort now shelters Riffort Village, a shopping and entertainment center that offers panoramic views of Punda and the sea. Otrobanda, or “The Other Side,” is a maze of twisting residential streets featuring the best examples of Dutch colonial architecture in the Caribbean.

Saturday, November 28 - At Sea

Monday, November 29 - Panama Canal, Panama

ocho riosNearly every hard-won mile carved through the jungle here carries a story of rivers dammed, gigantic lakes dug, of malaria, misery, and miraculous powers of will. Construction of the canal was one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken.

Although the concept of a canal near Panama dates back to the early 16th century, the first attempt to construct a canal began in 1880 under French leadership. After this attempt failed and saw 20,000 workers die, the project of building a canal was attempted and completed by the United States in Panama in the early 1900s, with the canal opening in 1914.

The building of the 48 mile canal was plagued by problems, including disease (particularly malaria and yellow fever) and landslides. As many as 27,500 workers are estimated to have died during construction of the canal. Since opening, the canal has been enormously successful, and continues to be a key conduit for international shipping.

Each year more than 14,000 ships pass through the canal, carrying more than 203 million tons of cargo. You will also see Gatun Lake. At 23.5 miles long, this lake is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world and is essential to controlling the water level for the locks in the Panama Canal. It will take nearly 52 million gallons of fresh water from Gatun Lake to float your Holland America ship through the locks. Colon lies on the stunning Caribbean coast of Panama, where unparalleled beaches and lush tropical scenery are superb. In nearby Portobello, discover the ruins of Spanish forts, watch the colorful yachts sailing in the bay, or hunt for treasures in the local markets. Travel to the Gatun Locks for a bird’s eye view of the immense ships passing through the Panama Canal.

Monday, November 29 - Colon, Panama

ocho riosFor a short stop on a Panama Canal cruise, Colón is a must. Colón is home to one of the largest duty-free shopping areas in the world called Zona Libre, so shoppers might need a second suitcase to take home all their local goods. Colón is a resilient city, building and rebuilding after fires, occupations, and economic recessions. Today, the city is making a concerted effort to revitalize its parks, monuments, and attractions.

Tuesday, November 30 - Cartagena, Colombia

ocho riosOn a cruise to Cartagena, Colombia, you’ll discover the essence of this coastal city just moments after you disembark. It's not hard to fall in love with Colombia's energy, its friendly locals, and the sheer variety of things to do here. Cartagena is a city of castles and walls, where historic sights like the Walled City and Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas provide a glimpse into the city’s founding in the 16th century. 

Wednesday, December 1 - At Sea

Thursday, December 2 - At Sea

Friday, December 3 - Disembark in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Ship: Celebrity EdgeSM

Celebrity EdgeSM marks a turning point in approach to ship design. From the incredible new Magic Carpet to the private plunge pools in the new 2-story Edge Villas, this ship design is the most unique at sea. The outward facing design breaks from traditional ship design in dramatic style.

Ffeel more connected with the sea and the places you’ll visit while relaxing in a variety of spaces ranging from the Edge Staterooms with Infinite VerandasSM, to the re-imagined, terraced pool deck that offers even greater views of the destinations and shimmer of the ocean.

Ship Features:

Rooftop Garden: The Rooftop Garden is full of unexpected pleasures day and night. Find a cozy chair, sink in, and get lost in a good book. Sip a refreshing cocktail as you gaze out over the open ocean. Satisfy your cravings with gourmet burgers, brisket, and BBQ at the Rooftop Garden Grill. Drift away to the rhythm of live musical performances coming down to you from treetop sculptures. Get caught up in a friendly game of giant chess with fellow vacationers.

Pool Deck: Designed by Tom Wright, the Celebrity Edge main pool and surrounding areas showcase the terraced Pool Deck—a stunning asymmetrical space that makes ocean views and landscapes the focal point.

At the center of this space is a 25-yard lap pool, the largest in our fleet, featuring in-pool loungers. Positioned magnificently above the Pool Bar is an oversized and ever-changing mirror installation. Along with unique tree sculptures that add an air of whimsy, it’s part of a remarkable poolside gallery that sets this space apart from any other at sea.

Another attention-grabbing addition to the pool deck—and another first for Celebrity—are two striking, two-story martini hot tubs, that take unwinding at sea to new heights.

Private Cabanas: Just off the pool deck are the outward-facing, private cabanas. Spacious (165 square feet) and airy (more than 18 feet high), these luxurious coves invite you to climb in and get lost in the plush seating and incredible views of the sea. At night, ambient lighting turns the cabanas into intimate spaces perfect for enjoying cocktails and the moonlight glimmering off the ocean.

The Solarium: The Solarium now features a three-dimensional art wall that represents the beautiful colors and movement of the ocean. It’s the perfect complement to the serene atmosphere where you can restore both your tan and your sanity.

A Taste of Film: Catch a movie at A Taste of Film for an interactive fusion of food and film. Dance the night away as a live band plays your favorite songs. Or just lie back on a comfy lounger and gaze up at the sea of stars above you as you glide over the sea below.

The Magic Carpet: The Magic Carpet is designed with comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances. Depending on the positioning, its mood and function changes—providing exciting new venues, incredible visual perspectives, and a distinct experience on every deck it visits.

At the very top of the ship, the Magic Carpet becomes an extraordinary venue high in the sky where mouthwatering experiences such as Dinner on the Edge are hosted. Down to Deck 14, the Magic Carpet becomes a stunning extension of the main pool area, while on Deck 5, it serves as an unforgettable, open-air dining experience. Then at the bottom on Deck 2, the Magic Carpet becomes an extension of modern luxury at The Destination Gateway.

Eden: Eden, like so many aspects of Celebrity Edge, represents another revolution in modern luxury travel. It’s a space where nature is so present, it is “a room that lives.” It’s an experience so multi-faceted and innovative, you won’t find anything else like it at sea. No two visits to Eden are ever the same.

Balcony Stateroom

ocean view veranda

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

Oceanview Stateroom

ocean view

Window staterooms with a sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or easy as you want.

Inside Stateroom


Staterooms with ample living space, including a flat screen TV.

Photos and renderings of guestrooms are representative of the general design and view of the rooms.
The exact layout and view in any of the guestroom photos are not guaranteed.

We have a block of cabins for seminar participants.
Once this block is sold, cabins are on availability only and may be at a higher rate.
Cruises sell out early

Travel Arrangements

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


Reservations will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of $900 per cabin. Final payment as instructed by our travel agent. Due to the number of details needed to complete cruise cabin booking accurately, a cabin will not be booked for you until you have spoken with one of our cruise agents via phone or via direct email correspondence. Please contact our office at 1-800-222-6927 or 1-509-547-7065 to complete your cruise reservation.

Discounted Fares

We have been able to negotiate a GREAT DISCOUNT for you on this luxurious cruise! See reservation form for details. ALWAYS CALL US BEFORE BOOKING ANYWHERE ELSE: (800) 222-6927


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topics in Clinical Anesthesia 11-Night Panama Canal and South America Cruise November 22 - December 3, 2021

Monday November 22 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Tuesday, November 23 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0855 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0900 Stents, DAPT, BB and Statins: Practical Review of the Most Recent Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery C.Goldstein  
  1000 Got Rhythm? Perioperative Management of PMs / ICDs C.Goldstein  
  1100 Lung Lessons: Practical Approach to Evaluation, Risk Stratification and Perioperative Management of Patients With Lung Disease C.Goldstein  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1315 Update on Care of the Patient With Head Trauma E.Frost  
  1415 Monitoring the Central Nervous System: New Gadgets - Do They Really Help? E.Frost  
  1515 PBLD: What Would You Do If - the Patient's Brain Is Herniating? E.Frost  
  1615 Adjourn

Wednesday, November 24 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0855 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0900 Vaping: For, Against, Undecided E.Frost  
  1000 Anesthetic Assessment of the Transgender Patient Presenting for Surgery E.Frost  
  1100 My Name Is Not "Anesthesia" E.Frost  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1315 ERAS in the 21st Century: Why, How and When? C.Goldstein  
  1415 Desaturation Drama: a Practical Approach to the Hypoxemic Patient C.Goldstein  
  1515 Fluid Management in the 21st Century: The Quest for Euvolemia (GDFT, SVV, PPV, SVI Explained) C.Goldstein  
  1615 Adjourn

Thursday, November 25 - Oranjestad, Aruba - Day Open

Friday, November 26 - Kralendijk, Bonaire - Day Open

Saturday, November 27 - Willemstad, Curacao - Day Open


Sunday, November 28 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Structural Heart Programs in the 21st Century: TAVR and Beyond C.Goldstein  
  1000 Cardiac Conundrum: Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease C.Goldstein  
  1100 Rarities: Cases You Rarely Encounter That Have Anesthetic Implications E.Frost  
  1200 Ethical Issues and Anesthesia: How Can They Be Handled? E.Frost  
  1315 Adjourn

Monday, November 29 - Cruising the Panama Canal, Gatun Lake, Cristobal Colon, Panama - Day Open

Tuesday, November 30 - Cartagena, Columbia - Day Open


Wednesday, December 1 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 What If You Are Sued? Explaining the System E.Frost  
  1000 What If You Are Sued? Representative Cases E.Frost  
  1100 Emergency Scenarios: Practical Approach to Emergencies and the Concept of Anesthesia-Centric ACLS C.Goldstein  
  1200 Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual and Augmented Reality Primer C.Goldstein  
  1315 Adjourn

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Thursday, December 2 - At Sea - Day Open

Friday, December 3 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

Rev. 3/5/20


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

Joseph Christopher Goldstein, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
OR Medical Director
Director of Anesthesia Clinical Affairs and Medical Informatics
Co-Director TAVR Program
Department of Anesthesiology, VAHS
Gainesville, Florida


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


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


Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.


$100 between September 23, 2021 and October 23, 2021. No refund after October 23, 2021; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.


Penalties apply for cancellation of the cruise for any reason. We strongly recommend purchase of the cancellation insurance. Ask us for details. Please be aware that premiums paid for insurance are non-refundable.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 60 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable cruise fare, airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net cruise, net hotel, and tuition booked through NWAS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWAS! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWAS. Not only do you receive the lowest fare, but you get a 1.5% of net cruise fare credit toward future tuition!. Click here for more information.

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com


We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.