Experience the best cruising has to offer onboard Celebrity Equinox. Conveniently cruising roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you'll have the opportunity to explore the ports of St. Croix, U.S.V.I; St. Johns, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; St. George's, Grenada; Roseau, Dominica; and Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Wed Dec 22 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 4:00 PM
  Thu Dec 23 At Sea
  Fri Dec 24 At Sea
  Sat Dec 25 St. Croix, U.S.Virgin Islands 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Sun Dec 26 St. Johns, Antigua 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Mon Dec 27 Bridgetown, Barbados 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Tue Dec 28 Castries, St. Lucia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Wed Dec 29 St. George's, Grenada 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Thu Dec 30 Roseau, Dominica 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Fri Dec 31 Basseterre, St. Kitts 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Sat Jan 01 At Sea
  Sun Jan 02 At Sea
  Mon Jan 03 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 6:00 AM

Wednesday, December 22 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

Fort LauderdaleIf you arrive early there are lots of fun things to do in this tropical city. Fort Lauderdale lies along the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the New River, 25 miles north of Miami. Its warm tropical weather attracts many people throughout the year. For sun-worshippers, the city has six miles of beaches.

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. Fort Lauderdale is an entire destination in itself.

Thursday, December 23 - At Sea

Friday, December 24 - At Sea

Saturday, December 25 - St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

St. CroixSt. Croix for the powdery white beaches, clear blue waters, shipwreck diving, coral-reef snorkeling, birdwatching, and sea turtles. In ancient times, peaceful Arawak natives migrated here, fishing, farming, and painting caves. Then fierce Carib warriors replaced them.

In 1493, Christopher Columbus landed at present-day Salt River Bay National Historical Park. Danish colonial history lives in St. Croix's architecture and language. Ruins of its former sugar industry still dot the island—some sites open to the public. Today, locals process sugar in the form of rum, and two distilleries give tours, Cruzan and Captain Morgan. The west-end town of Frederiksted unfurls at the foot of the cruise pier.

You can't miss richly colored Fort Frederik on your St. Croix cruise. This bright red U.S. National Historic Landmark was built in the 1750s to ward off pirates. On the north side, Christiansted preserves 18th-century Danish buildings, painted in pastel colors. Explore seven-acre Christiansted National Historic Site. Stroll nearby Cay Beach and imagine pirates anchored offshore. St. Croix is celebrated for its rums, fruits, and home-style cooking. Try the fish and fungi (say foon-ji). Cornmeal-based fungi can be soft and tender like mashed potatoes or firm like dumplings. Discover duty-free treasures at the boutiques, galleries, jewelry stores, and workshops in Christiansted and Frederiksted. Find deals on rums, other liquors, electronics, and more. Bring home some St. Croix hook bracelets and colorful Caribbean fashions.

Sunday, December 26 - St. Johns, Antigua

AntiguaCruise to Antigua, named by Christopher Columbus in 1493, and discover 365 Caribbean beaches—one for every day, every type of beach—hidden among the countless cliffs and bays. The lush rainforest, dramatic landscapes, and turquoise waters tempt eco-adventurers from swimmers to hikers to zip-line flyers

Swim and snorkel with gentle stingrays—even feed and pet them—and snorkel the coral reefs that ring the island and teem with life. Take a scenic catamaran sail. Stop at Paradise Reef and peer below the surface of the clear Antiguan waters. Lie on a golden beach and sip a rum punch or enjoy some lobster on your St. John’s cruise.

Antigua and neighboring Barbuda form an independent country in the British Commonwealth. The English settled here in 1632 and imported slaves to build sugar plantations. They became independent in 1981. The capital and largest city, St. John's, is one of the more developed and cosmopolitan municipalities in the Lesser Antilles.

Antigua’s hotels and resorts serve excellent European cuisine, featuring the fresh catch of the day. Go native and try the local fungi (like polenta, paired with salt fish), callaloo (a popular West African / Caribbean dish), and hearty pepper pot.

When it's time to go shopping, find Caribbean fashions, local crafts, and designer fashions in the duty-free shops of St. John’s. Browse luxurious Heritage Quay or quaint seaside Redcliffe Quay.

Monday, December 27 - Bridgetown, Barbados

BarbadosWhen Bajans say, "Life's a beach," they mean 80 pristine beaches, some long and straight, some hidden among cliffs, many among the world's most beautiful.

Cruise to Barbados for water sports include jet skiing at lively Mullins Beach, paddle boarding at Pebbles Beach, and surfing at Atlantic Shores. Small boats will take you swimming with the turtles, or you can skipper your own Hobie Cat, try spearfishing, or lounge aboard a luxurious catamaran with drinks. Launch a 4x4 safari into the Barbados Wildlife Reserve in search of green monkeys, a rare sight outside Africa.

Explore Harrison's Cave from a tram, viewing stalactites, stalagmites, and underground streams. People have come here to trade since the English in 1627. Today, you'll find designer fashion, fine jewelry, fragrances, electronics, and leather in this tax haven. Talented islanders produce exquisite art and collectables. Foodies love this "culinary capital of the Caribbean," fusing the flavors of Africa, the West Indies, and Europe. The Atlantic provides a delicious array of fish including shark, salmon, cod, red snapper, and flying fish, a symbol of Barbados, as well as shrimp, lobster, and crabs. Chicken, beef, pork, turkey, and duck are served fried, grilled, baked, roasted, and pickled. On the side, look for cou-cou, rice and peas, pelau, and macaroni pie, along with tropical fruits.

Tuesday, December 28 - Castries, St. Lucia

St. LuciaFan out from Castries to find escapes for every taste. Near the port, browse Pointe Seraphine, for duty-free goods, or colorful Castries Central Market, for native spices and hand-made crafts. Sample the best of St. Lucia on a highlights tour to the Castries Market, historic Catholic church, and city square, and don't miss breathtaking views from Caribelle Batik, offering artisanal goods. Or, join a leisurely coastal cruise past Marigot Bay. Novelist James A. Michener described it as "the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean." 

Wednesday, December 29 - St. George's, Grenada

GrenadaFrom the moment you set your eyes on St. George's, you'll see why it's considered one of the most picturesque ports in the Caribbean. Lush vegetation, mountainous terrain and colorful colonial architecture make up the landscape. And if the sights don't wow your senses, the aroma will. Grenada is also filled with spice trees and is a leading source of many different spices, including nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa.

Thursday, December 30 - Roseau, Dominica

DominicaOn this tiny island of high mountains and unusual beaches, you can explore volcanoes, rainforests, and a reef that bubbles. In the capital, Roseau, you'll sway to the infectious rhythm of reggae and behold the historic architecture of the French Quarter. Discover the black sand beaches, eerie shipwrecks, and teeming Caribbean reefs. Underwater volcanic vents at Champagne Reef turn the sea here into an effervescent dream world. 

Explore Dominica's interior in a 4x4 and hike lush rainforests amid untamed volcanoes. See where Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was filmed. Swim the waterfalls at Emerald Pool or Titou Gorge and experience the healing waters at sulfur springs. In Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, you’ll find a great variety of flora and fauna. Marvel at the boiling lake and seething geysers in the Valley of Desolation. 

In Carib Territory, on the Atlantic coast, browse for native images, carvings, and crafts. Back in Roseau, find hand-made treasures—baskets, attire, soaps, rugs, and carvings—at the historic Old Market Plaza. Dominica's volcanic soil, tropical weather, and Caribbean waters produce abundant fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood. French and local chefs make good use of them. Sip hand-squeezed juices, savor hearty stews, and try callaloo, the national dish, which originated in West Africa.

Friday, December 31 - Basseterre, St. Kitts

St. KittsExplore French and English colonial architecture, breathtaking beaches, and lush landscapes beneath soaring mountain peaks.

Walking distance from the St. Kitts cruise port, find the Circus and Independence Square. The Circus is a roundabout lined by local shops with artisanal batik clothing, leatherwork, and weaving. Stroll another couple blocks to Independence Square, site of the stately courthouse and cathedral.

West of Basseterre, visit 350-year-old Romney Manor estate, once owned by a British earl. The grounds include magnificent gardens with exotic plants and an amazing saman tree—as old as the estate—that covers half an acre.

Tour Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site, 750 feet above the Caribbean. Ride a narrow-gauge train through breathtaking scenery on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway tour. All round the island, take in magnificent views of Mount Liamuiga, a 3,792-foot-high dormant volcano. Of course, pristine beaches and turquoise waters are everywhere.

Saturday, January 1 - At Sea

Sunday, January 2 - At Sea

Monday, January 3 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

The Ship: Celebrity EquinoxSM

shipCelebrity EquinoxSM captures the very essence of premium cruising. Extensive upgrades with new amenities not available on any other Celebrity ship will exceed expectations the moment you step on board. Delight in your choice of ten exceptional dining venues. Enjoy craft beer and comfort food in the new Gastrobar and sip refreshing frozen cocktails on the pool deck at Slush. A unique experience at sea, feel grass beneath your feet at the relaxing Lawn Club. Every imaginable comfort complimented by Celebrity's unrivaled guest services promises an unsurpassed cruise experience no matter your destination.

Ship Features:

Gastrobar: Comfort food and craft beer enthusiasts can unite to try over 40 handcrafted boutique beer selections, creative cocktails and a wide selection of a la carte, gourmet comfort food and bar bites that are so satisfying you could make a meal of them. If you prefer wine with your eats, Gastrobar offers an impressive selection by the glass or bottle. With inviting entertainment and great music, Gastrobar offers an atmosphere of casual sophistication.

Martini Bar & Crush: Totally cool, from the drinks to the ice-topped bar. Talented bartenders put on a high-energy show preparing an intriguing menu of classic and contemporary martinis, served on an ice-topped bar. Sit back and relax, listening to up-tempo tunes and enjoying a collection of rare vodkas and a portfolio of fine caviars.

Hot Glass Class: Don't just appreciate art, experience it. Witness the incredible, gorgeous art of glassblowing with intimate live demonstrations. Watch and learn from professional glassblowers in this one-of-a-kind exhibition.

Slush: Chill out with a flurry of fresh frozen cocktails located poolside to help you keep your cool. Hand-made, frozen cocktails blended with the freshest ingredients range from Russian Standard Vodka, Limoncello, fresh pressed lemon juice and raspberries to Hendricks Gin, fresh cucumbers and mint, fresh Persian lime and Florida Valencia and Hamlin orange juice, all balanced with organic agave nectar. Several of the cocktails are also available in non-alcoholic versions.

Shops on the Boulevard: Beautiful walkways lead you from sophisticated boutiques to fine jewelry stores that hold stylish clothing, precious gems, cosmetics, fragrances and more. Window shop, attend a fashion show or select gifts for friends and family. Then, indulge yourself as you encounter the ideal memento of your truly extraordinary cruise experience.

Lawn Club: A freshly manicured lawn on the highest deck of the ship. This is The Lawn Club. Enjoy casual outdoor activities in a decidedly Country Club atmosphere, and let the grass between your toes take you places no cruise has gone before.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®Relax and rejuvenate in our serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting—aboard Celebrity’s modern luxury ships. Enhance your vacation with a complete wellness and lifestyle program that increases resilience, restores serenity, and helps you feel rejuvenated.

Quasar: Dance the night away in a vibrant nightclub designed for those ready to kick back and get down. Quasar is a modern nightclub like no other you will experience on the open seas. With a retro touch, it will feel like the perfect spot for adults of all ages, luring you in with its electrifying pulse.

Equinox Theater: Enjoy a comfortable, intimate atmosphere, bringing you production shows, beautiful musical arrangements, and sidesplitting comedy.

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Veranda Stateroom

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Veranda 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.

Oceanview Stateroom

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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

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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

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 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 in the amount of $900 per cabin. Final payment as instructed by our travel agent. Due to the number of details needed to complete a 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.

Discounted Fares

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

FOR YOUR AIRFARE NEEDS PLEASE CALL:

Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking.

Contact: Kellee Gray, (858) 456-7962

Email:kellee@universaltravel1.com Booking fee applies

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of emergency medicine must possess evidence-based scientific background for competent clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty and all additional related disciplines; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in providing consistent care in all settings in which emergency care is provided; serve as an expert in matters involving quality, safe and equitable health care delivery and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon professional expertise. Presentations are designed to facilitate the acquisition of cognitive and technical skills as defined through evidence-based data translated to best practice standards by the pertinent governmental and professional organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Surgeons and the Emergency Nurses Association and abilities in one or more of the disciplines 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 as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of services inherent in the professions

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, contraindications and precautions of drugs based on their chemical and pharmacologic properties

Outline comprehensive patient management plans for the special patient population discussed

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides

Incorporate the published tenets of pertinent, recognized external organizations, institutions, and professional groups defining medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, and health care management standards

Critical Care: The Team Approach
12-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
December 22 - January 3, 2021

 

Wednesday, December 22 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Embark

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change)
 

Thursday, December 23 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0855 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0900 The Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Perpetuating Myths Since 2001 L.Morrow  
  1000 Mechanical Ventilation: Does The Mode Matter? L.Morrow  
  1100 Acute Respiratory Failure and ARDS Management A.Minokadeh  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1330 Ventilator Graphics L.Morrow  
  1430 Managing the Obese ICU Patient L.Morrow  
  1530 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) A.Minokadeh  
  1630 Non-Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage (ICH) A.Minokadeh  
  1730 Adjourn
 

Friday, December 24 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0900 Status Epilepticus in the ICU A.Minokadeh  
  1000 Airway Management and Mechanical Ventilation in the Neuro ICU A.Minokadeh  
  1100 Cutaneous Manifestations of Critical Illness L.Morrow  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1330 Management of Ischemic Stroke in the ICU A.Minokadeh  
  1430 Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Failure A.Minokadeh  
  1530 The Critical Care Pharmaceutical Update L.Morrow  
  1630 Antimicrobial Stewardship L.Morrow  
  1730 Adjourn
 

Saturday, December 25 - St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

Sunday, December 26 - St. Johns, Antigua

Monday, December 27 - Bridgetown, Barbados

Tuesday, December 28 - Castries, St. Lucia

Wednesday, December 29 - St. George's, Grenada

Thursday, December 30 - Roseau, Dominica

Friday, December 31 - Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis

 

Saturday, January 1 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0900 From Swan to Cheetah: Hemodynamic Monitoring in the ICU L.Morrow  
  1000 The Ongoing 'Ideal' Resuscitation L.Morrow  
  1100 Advanced Resuscitation Training Concepts A.Minokadeh  
  1200 Lunch Break
  1330 You Won't Believe What I Saw in the ICU Today... L.Morrow  
  1430 Massive Transfusion A.Minokadeh  
  1530 Emergency Airway Management A.Minokadeh  
  1630 Adjourn    
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
 

Sunday, January 2 - At Sea - Day Open

Monday, January 3 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Disembark

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/5/20

FACULTY

Anushrivan Minokadeh, MD
Clinical Professor
Program Director, ACCM Fellowship
Resuscitation Training Director
Department of Anesthesiology
University of San Diego, School of Medicine
San Diego, California
 
Lee Morrow, MD, MSc, FCP, FCCP, ATSF, FCCM
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at Creighton University
Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Creighton University
Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Nebraska-Western Iowa VA Medical Center
Lincoln, Nebraska

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Stuart Lowson, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Director, Surgical Critical Care
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia
Program Coordinator

 

ACCREDITATION

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 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: NWS 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.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and 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 60 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS and NWWT are not responsible for any non-refundable cruise fare, airfare, hotel, or other expenses you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 February 2, 2021 to March 4, 2021. No refund after March 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.

CRUISE CANCELLATION

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

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWS including net cruise, net hotel, and tuition booked through NWS (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 NWS! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWS. 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.

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.

For your airfare needs please call: Universal Travel. Be sure to mention NWS when booking. Contact: Kellee Gray, Phone: (858) 456-7962, Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

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.