Experience the best of Thailand and Vietnam when you join us aboard Celebrity Millennium.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sun Jan 3 Singapore - Embark (Overnight)  
  Mon Jan 4 Singapore   05:00 PM
  Tue Jan 5 At Sea - Cruising    
  Wed Jan 6
At Sea - Cruising 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
  Thu Jan 7
Bangkok/Laemchabang, Thailand (Overnight) 7:00 AM  
  Fri Jan 8
Bangkok/Laemchabang, Thailand   4:00 PM
  Sat Jan 9
At Sea - Cruising    
  Sun Jan 10 Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Mon Jan 11 At Sea - Cruising    
  Tue Jan 12 Hue/Danang (Chan May), Vietnam 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Wed Jan 13 Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam (Overnight) 1:00 PM  
  Thu Jan 14 Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam   10:00 PM
  Fri Jan 15 At Sea - Cruising    
  Sat Jan 16 Hong Kong, China (Overnight) 10:00 AM  
  Sun Jan 17
Hong Kong, China - Disembark    

Sunday, January 31 - Singapore (Overnight)

At first glance, this diamond-shaped island just off the coast of Malaysia gleams with modernism and commercialism, making it seem more Western than Eastern. But as you continue to discover the city-state, you'll uncover the eclectic mix of cultures, religions, ancient treasures and British colonial impressions that give rise to a unique Singaporean identity. The cultural fusion is perhaps best expressed in Singapore's unofficial language, Singlish, a unique patois of English, Chinese and Malay.

Monday, February 1 - Singapore

Tuesday, February 2 - At Sea

Wednesday, February 3 - At Sea

Thursday, February 4 - Bangkok/Laemchabang, Thailand (Overnight)

Bangkok is a city of contradictions: high-rise buildings and popular clubs abound, but so do golden temples and lively street fairs. A visit to the National Museum is great for history buffs, while shoppers will love the bargains in the Banglamphu district. Klong Toey, in central Bangkok, features a highly discounted market, offering fresh eel, dried fish, and the lively smells, sights, and sounds of this waterfront-pier area.

Friday, February 5 - Bangkok/Laemchabang, Thailand

Saturday, February 6 - At Sea

Sunday, February 7 - Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam

Located on the edge of the Mekong Delta, this dynamic metropolis also features the ageless beauty of an ancient culture. French colonial architecture mixes with modern Asian influences, providing a diverse backdrop for the many motorbikes, scooters, pagodas, and street markets. Stroll the wide boulevards of this city, formerly known as Saigon, and visit The History Museum, which houses artifacts from two thousand years of Vietnamese history.

Monday, February 8 - At Sea

Tuesday, February 9 - Hue/Danang (Chan May), Vietnam

The Nguyen Dynasty founded this former capital in the 17th century on the banks of the Perfume River. Today it sits as a massive open-air museum of temples, pagodas, palaces and tombs. Explore the Imperial Citadel, then take a river cruise for a view of the Tombs of the Emperors and Thien Mu Pagoda. Pago Pago is the main settlement on Tutuila, surrounded by peaks rising out of deep water harbor rimmed with palm-shaded beaches.

Wednesday, February 10 - Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam (Overnight)

Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of Ha Long Bay and its 2,000 limestone karsts, nor the experience of trekking around mountainous Sapa. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, this port city with its sweeping lush landscapes and calm waters lies just 100 miles from the bustling streets of Hanoi. Catch a water taxi out to one of the many floating restaurants on the bay.

There’s so much to explore on a Vietnam cruise. Head to Hanoi, the country’s captivating capital, where you’ll find a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace. Rise early to watch t’ai chi practiced at dawn near Hoan Kiem Lake, then take in the rich heritage and history with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the bustling back streets of the Old Quarter. Or embark on an adventure through the Red River Delta. Experience one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders- Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin from the decks of a traditional Chinese junk boat.

Thursday, February 11 - Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam

Friday, February 12 - At Sea

Saturday, February 13 - Hong Kong, China

Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of Ha Long Bay and its 2,000 limestone karsts, nor the experience of trekking around mountainous Sapa. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, this port city with its sweeping lush landscapes and calm waters lies just 100 miles from the bustling streets of Hanoi. Catch a water taxi out to one of the many floating restaurants on the bay.

There’s so much to explore on a Vietnam cruise. Head to Hanoi, the country’s captivating capital, where you’ll find a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace. Rise early to watch t’ai chi practiced at dawn near Hoan Kiem Lake, then take in the rich heritage and history with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the bustling back streets of the Old Quarter. Or embark on an adventure through the Red River Delta. Experience one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders- Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin from the decks of a traditional Chinese junk boat.

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.



Ocean View Balcony Stateroom


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

Interior 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

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 Anesthesia
14-Night Thailand & Vietnam Cruise
January 3-17, 2021

Sunday, January 3 - Singapore - Embark / Overnight

Monday, January 4 - Singapore

  1700 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Tuesday, January 5 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Cardiac Clearance Has Become Less Clear M.Murphy  
  0945 Another Perioperative Cardiac Risk: MINS M.Murphy  
  1045 Break
  1100 Perioperative Management of the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch  
  1200 Cerebral Oximetry: Improving Patient Outcomes During Procedures That Put the Brain at Risk C.Petrovitch  
  1300 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, January 6 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Risks and Complications of Blood Transfusions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly C.Petrovitch  
  0945 Management of Perioperative Anemia, Transfusion, and Bleeding C.Petrovitch  
  1045 Break
  1100 Challenges With Stents and CIEDs in the Perioperative Period M.Murphy  
  1200 What Is the Biggest Issue With PONV? M.Murphy  
  1300 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, January 7 - Bangkok/Laemchabang, Thailand

Friday, January 8 - Bangkok/Laemchabang, Thailand

Saturday, January 9 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 The Obesity Epidemic is Getting "Bigger" M.Murphy  
  0945 Mindfulness, Wellness, and Burnout in Healthcare M.Murphy  
  1045 Break
  1100 Management of Perioperative Fluid Administration C.Petrovitch  
  1200 Perioperative Management of Diabetes and Hyperglycemia C.Petrovitch  
  1300 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, January 10 - Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam

Monday, January 11 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Malignant Hyperthermia: More Than Just Go Get the Ice? C.Petrovitch  
  0945 Prevention and Treatment of Post-Operative Delirium C.Petrovitch  
  1045 Break
  1100 Anesthesia Risk Management: Clinical Issues M.Murphy  
  1200 Anesthesia Risk Management: Ethical Issues M.Murphy  
  1300 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, January 12 - Hue/Danang (Chan May), Vietnam

Wednesday, January 13 - Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  0945 Regional Anesthesia and Anticoagulation Challenges M.Murphy  
  1045 Break
  1100 Pain Management and Opioids Part I: The Epidemic That Began With the Perfect Storm C.Petrovitch  
  1200 Pain Management and Opioids Part II: Perioperative Pain Management in the Opioid-Naïve and the Opioid-Tolerant Patient C.Petrovitch  
  1300 Adjourn
3.2 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, January 14 - Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam

Friday, January 15 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Pain Management and Opioids Part III: Why Multimodal Therapy Makes Sense C.Petrovitch  
  0945 Capnography and/or Pulse Oximetry: Can We Avoid Post-Operative Pain Related Deaths With Better Monitoring? C.Petrovitch  
  1045 Break
  1100 What Has Been Published in the Recent Literature? M.Murphy  
  1200 Case Discussions: Daily Challenges M.Murphy  
  1300 Adjourn
1 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, January 16 - Hong Kong, China

Sunday , January 17 - Hong Kong, China - Disembark


24 CME

24 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/26/20


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

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 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 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 December 5, 2020 and January 4, 2021. No refund after January 4, 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.