12-Night Thailand & Vietnam Cruise


Itinerary

  Day Date Port of Call Arrival* Departure* Activity
  Mon Jan 13, 2025 Singapore, Singapore - 6:00 PM Embark
  Tue Jan 14, 2025 At Sea - -  
  Wed Jan 15, 2025 Ko Samui, Thailand 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Tendered
  Thu Jan 16, 2025 Bangkok/Laemchabang, Thailand 8:00 AM - Docked (overnight)
  Fri Jan 17, 2025 Bangkok/Laemchabang, Thailand - 5:00 PM Docked
  Sat Jan 18, 2025 At Sea - -  
  Sun Jan 19, 2025 Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
  Mon Jan 20, 2025 Nha Trang, Vietnam 9:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
  Tue Jan 21, 2025 Hue/Danang (Chan May), Vietnam 10:00 AM 8:00 PM Docked
  Wed Jan 22, 2025 Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam 1:30 PM - Overnight
  Thu Jan 23, 2025 Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam - 7:30 PM  
  Fri Jan 24, 2025 At Sea - -  
  Sat Jan 25, 2025 Hong Kong, China 6:00 AM - Disembark
  *Embark/Departure/Disembark times subject to change.

Singapore, Singapore

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.

Ko Samui, Thailand

This small tropical paradise, lined with coconut palms and white sand beaches and encircled by turquoise water is a perfect place to escape and explore. Gaze up at the Big Buddha, cool off in the natural pool at the base of Na Muang Waterfall, and view the astonishing natural rock formations of Hin Ta and Hin Yai.

Bangkok/Laemchabang, Thailand

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.

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.

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang has a split personality. One takes the form of a smaller Danang – a bustling Vietnamese city humming with commerce but blessed with access to a beautiful beach. The other is a Western resort town encompassing several blocks of hotels, tourist shops, bars and international restaurants. The city is indisputably beautiful, bordered by mountains, with the beach tracing an impressive long swoop along a bay dotted with islands. Topiary and modern sculpture punctuate the immaculately manicured foreshore. Nha Trang offers plenty to keep you dazzled – from island-hopping boat trips and scuba diving, to mud baths and historic sites.

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.

Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam

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.

Hong Kong, China

Neon signs galore, dim sum, and amazing temples are a few of the favorite experiences in Hong Kong. Take in as much as you can of this thrilling city with its endless shopping and towering skyscrapers. Your agenda for Hong Kong should include Victoria Peak, an Aberdeen Fishing Village, the Man Mo Temple and Sheung Wan Dried Food and Herbal Market. Be certain to have extra room in your suitcase for the bargains you are bound to discover.

The Ship: Celebrity Solstice
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Celebrity Solstice® is one of Celebrity Cruises' most decorated ships, with elegant designs everywhere you turn. A passion for outstanding cuisine takes the onboard dining experience to a whole new level and our luxurious staterooms are sure to bring the comfort of your home, out to sea. Celebrity Cruises makes sure to make life on this vessel exceptional.

Experience a vacation like no other aboard Celebrity Solstice. Relax and enjoy unforgettable spaces, world-class amenities, and all of the distinct features that make Celebrity Cruises so extraordinary. Enjoy all of the award-winning onboard experiences as you make our way to incredible destinations. Enjoy dining options that include distinctive restaurants with menus crafted by Michelin-starred chef and the most awarded wine collection at sea. Play your favorite outdoor games, catch a concert, or just take in some sun at The Lawn Club. Invigorate your senses and discover an amazing level of soothing spa treatments at The Spa. Relax, rest, and recharge aboard Celebrity Solstice and we’ll take care of every detail, so all you have to do is enjoy your vacation.

Celebrity Solstice is now equipped with Starlink internet service by SpaceX, bringing you high speed connectivity. Enjoy faster, more reliable internet onboard.

Signature features of Celebrity Solstice include:

Grand Épernay Restaurant: The airy Main Restaurant offers exquisite menu selections, which change nightly to give you a variety of classic and contemporary choices. And the service? Legendary.
The Martini Bar: Sit back and relax, listening to up-tempo tunes and enjoying a collection of rare vodkas and a portfolio of fine caviars.
Ensemble Lounge: Ensemble Lounge is the ideal setting for an aperitif en route to an extraordinary dining experience, or a digestif afterward.
Sky Observation Lounge: A unique music venue with spectacular ocean views. The perfect daytime spot to gaze over the sea with a cocktail in hand and dance the night away after the sun sets.
Fortunes Casino: Relax, recharge, and play the hottest slots and table games at Fortunes Casino. It offers a sophisticated ambiance and a captivating atmosphere that comes alive with plenty of action.
Camp at Sea: For our Camp at Sea program, we’ve designed more than 500 activities that make every sailing a brand new experience and an unforgettable memory for our junior cruisers.
Fitness Center: Bring your workout routine along on your modern luxury vacation and enjoy a variety of new fitness classes and seminars along with world class cruise fitness amenities.
Shops on Solstice: Celebrity's European-inspired piazza and elegant galleria hold riches of chic sophistication. Marble walkways lead you to modern boutiques and fine jewelry stores.
Art Gallery: When you visit the Art Gallery, you'll be surrounded with one of the world's largest permanent collections of contemporary art, accompanied by a complete art program.
The Lawn Club: Who said grass can’t be on a ship? Enjoy a friendly pick-up game of leisure sports like Croquet, Bocce, golf putting, Blongo or Baggo.
Adults-only Solarium: A serenely beautiful adults-only pool and hot tub experience, The Solarium let’s you relax and daydream of the next destination you’ll be exploring.

Veranda Cabin

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Ample indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Your personal veranda lets you greet the day, soak in breathtaking sunsets, and enjoy fresh sea breezes.

Ocean View Cabin

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Expansive views make Ocean View Staterooms on the Celebrity Sostice the ideal place to unwind at sea. These perfectly indulgent spaces come furnished with Celebrity’s eXhale bedding featuring a queen-size Cashmere™ Mattress and everything else a modern traveler needs.

Inside Cabin

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Your escape at sea, Inside Staterooms offer ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV. Each inside stateroom on board Celebrity Solstce includes world-class amenities.

Starting in 2024, 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.

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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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Travel Arrangements

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

Reservations

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

Discounted Fares

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TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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

OBJECTIVES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   

Topics in Anesthesia
12-Night Thailand & Vietnam Cruise
January 13-25, 2025

 

Monday, January 13 – Singapore - Embark

  1800 Ship Sails (subject to change)
     

Tuesday, January 14 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0840 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0845 Enhanced Recovery: From the Patient’s Perspective D.Lin
  0945 Checklists: The Good, the Bad and the Preventably Ugly D.Lin
  1045 Break
  1100 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists Part I D.Lin
  1200 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists Part II D.Lin
  1300 Lunch Break
  1430 Allergies, Antibiotics and Anaphylaxis: What Have We Done? M.Murphy
  1530 What Do You Mean the Patient Had an MI? Troponins Are a Game Changer M.Murphy
  1630 The Obesity Epidemic Is Larger Than You Think M.Murphy
  1730 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, January 15 - Ko Samui, Thailand – Day Open

Thursday, January 16 – Bangkok / Laemchabang, Thailand – Day Open

Friday, January 17 – Bangkok / Laemchabang, Thailand – Day Open

     

Saturday, January 18 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Burnout in Healthcare: The Other Epidemic M.Murphy
  0945 Wellness and Mental Fitness: Don’t Expect HR to Provide It M.Murphy
  1045 Break
  1100 Periop Management of Stents and CIEDs: Why Are They an Anesthesia Issue? M.Murphy
  1200 Production Pressures and Outcome Measures: It’s All About the Money M.Murphy
  1300 Lunch Break
  1430 Workplace Violence Hijacking Performance: What to Do About It Part I D.Lin
  1530 Workplace Violence Hijacking Performance: What to Do About It Part II D.Lin
  1630 PACU Dilemmas D.Lin
  1730 Adjourn
     

Sunday, January 19 - Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam – Day Open

Monday, January 20 - Nha Trang, Vietnam – Day Open

Tuesday, January 21 – Hue / Danang (Chan May), Vietnam – Day Open

Wednesday, January 22 - Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam – Day Open

Thursday, January 23 - Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam – Day Open

     

Friday, January 24 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0845 Street Drugs: Synthetic Opioids, Additives and Reversal Agents M.Murphy
  0945 What is in the Recent Literature? M.Murphy
  1045 Break
  1100 Ethics Case Studies: Challenges You Will Face M.Murphy
  1200 A Safe Framework for Office-Based Anesthesia D.Lin
  1300 Lunch Break
  1430 In the Eyes of the Patient: Dialog and Disclosure D.Lin
  1530 Dialog and Disclosure: Case Example D.Lin
  1630 Adjourn  
     

Saturday, January 25 - Hong Kong, China - Disembark

   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/19/24

FACULTY

Della Ming Lin, MD
Senior Fellow, Estes Park Institute
Patient Safety Leadership Fellow and Faculty, HRET
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors
Past Department Chief, Anesthesiology
Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Retired Anesthesiologist
St. Petersburg, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars
Pasco, Washington 

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 1044243; Expiration Date 01/24/2025.

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 for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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).

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 FEE

$100 November 15, 2024 to December 15, 2024. No refund after December 15, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may 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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