Cruise roundtrip from Venice, Italy, visiting ports in Corfu, Greece; Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Mykonos, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece; Hydra, Greece; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; and Argostoli, Greece. Join us aboard the stylish Celebrity Infinity® on this comprehensive Mediterranean itinerary.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Tue Jun 1 Venice, Italy – Embark 7:00 PM
  Wed Jun 2 At Sea    
  Thu Jun 3 Corfu, Greece 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
  Fri Jun 4 Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece 11:30 AM 7:30 PM
  Sat Jun 5 Santorini, Greece 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
  Sun Jun 6 Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
  Mon Jun 7 Mykonos, Greece 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
Jun 8 Thessaloniki, Greece 9:30 AM 6:30 PM
  Wed Jun 9 Hydra, Greece 3:00 PM 11:00 PM
  Thu Jun 10 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 6:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Fri Jun 11 Argostoli, Greece 11:30 AM 7:30 PM
  Sat Jun 12 At Sea    
  Sun Jun 13 Venice, Italy – Disembark 6:45 AM  

Tuesday, June 1 - Venice, Italy – Embark

veniceThe “City of Light” stretches across an archipelago of 122 islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy and is world-famous for its canals, of which there are about 150. The islands on which the city is built are connected by over 400 bridges. The canals serve the function of roads and the primary form of transport is on water or on foot. Venice is Europe’s largest urban car-free area, unique in Europe in remaining a sizable functioning city in the 21st century entirely without motorcars or trucks. The classical Venetian boat is of course the gondola, although it is now mostly used for tourists or for weddings, funerals, and other ceremonies. Most Venetians now travel by motorized waterbuses (“vaporetti”). St. Mark’s Square is Venice’s heart with palatial arcades and charming cafés. Tour the exquisite Doge’s Palace, once home to the dukes of Venice. Drift the canals in a gondola, shop for exquisite Venetian glass, or sip a bicerin at Caffé Florian.

Wednesday, June 2 - At Sea

Thursday, June 3 - Corfu, Greece

corfuCorfu is the pearl of the Ionian Sea, attracting royalty from across Europe in the 19th century, and modern celebrities from all over the world ever since. The island reflects a triple heritage. As well as being undeniably Greek, the culture and food also show a clear nod towards nearby Italy, particularly Venice, whose fortresses dot the island. The British influence may be unexpected, but as they ruled the island for many years, they have left such surprises in the Mediterranean as cricket and ginger beer. The bustling atmosphere of Corfu Town remains elegant, infused with culture and history. Parts of the rest of the island have been overdeveloped, but there are still great swaths that epitomize why the Greek islands are still regarded as the most beautiful in the world, with white-sand beaches backed by verdant mountains hiding traditional old villages. It is easy to see how Corfu has inspired generations of writers: from Shakespeare, through Edward Lear, to Gerald Durrell. A true gem.

Friday, June 4 - Chania, Crete

chaniaLike many ports in this part of the world, archeological ruins dating back to antiquity are found everywhere. There are also hundreds of gorges around the island and over 1,500 land and sea caves, including Elefantos, noted for its remarkable white and red stalactites.

Saturday, June 5 - Santorini, Greece

santoriniHere on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape—whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo. In many ways, Santorini could be considered an explosive place, being that its terraced collection of homes and windmills lie on a caldera-- a huge basin formed by an erupting volcano. The island’s volcanic past has also produced delicious grapes for excellent wines that are well worth investigating while on your Santorini cruise. Some of the best on the island can be found in Pyrgos, Megalochori, and Oia. Oia’s hilltop not only has the ancient, Minoan site of Akrotiri, but is quite possibly the best vantage point from which to witness the spectacular sunsets. And, if you have some time, take a short trip to the island of Nea Kameni for a dip in its famous hot springs. The warm dark waters are enriched with iron and manganese and considered therapeutic.

Sunday, June 6 – Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

ephesusA visit to Ephesus is a visit to one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. Ephesus is home to the one remaining pillar from the Temple of Artemis— an Ancient Wonder of the World. Marble streets lead past magnificent ruins of temples and baths and the Celsus Library. Don’t miss the amphitheater where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians. Explore the Odeion, where the advisory council held its meetings, the Baths, the Grand Theater of Ephesus, as well as many other columns, monuments, and ruins. Tour to Priene, best known for its 4th-century Athena Temple bankrolled by Alexander the Great. A five-thousand spectator theater built in the 3rd century is next, along with a gymnasium and a stadium at Anatolia. Roman ruins are also on display at Pirea and Didyma including the majestic Temple of Apollo, considered to be one of the great monuments of antiquity, built in 560 BC. Journey back in time via the Sacred Way of Didyma en route to Miletus. This ancient road was once flanked by lions, sphinxes, and statues of priests. At Miletus there are ruins of the theater, thermal baths, and the stadium. Then after all the Ancient Wonders, turn to a shoppers heaven, the carpet and jewelry mecca of Kusadasi.

Monday, June 7 - Mykonos, Greece

mykonosMykonos Town (Chora) is a stunningly picturesque Cycladic town with a maze of tiny streets and whitewashed steps, lanes, houses and churches, gathered around its harbour in the middle of a wide bay. It is one of the most cosmopolitan and crowded towns of the Aegean. Although the streets are lined with little shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, stylish bars and restaurants, Mykonos Town has not completely lost its identity. Despite the island’s rapid growth and development, it’s traditional Cycladic architectural style and character has remained firmly intact, thanks to the island’s strict building regulations.

Tuesday, June 8 - Thessaloniki, Greece

thessaloniki Dive into Thessaloniki's rich cultural atmosphere, relaxed neighborhoods, and growing social scene. The White Tower is the city’s most famous landmark, standing tall on the city’s waterfront where it has dominated views since the 1400s. Today the White Tower is a museum featuring fascinating stories of days past. As you explore, stop and enjoy delicious street food including fresh seafood, syrupy greek desserts, and savory dishes from many diverse backgrounds.

Wednesday, June 9 - Hydra, Greece

hydraAs one of Greece's most beautiful islands, you'll be captivated by Hydra's scenic harbours, whitewashed walls, and terracotta tile roofs. You won't find any cars or motor vehicles, but if you need a ride, the island donkeys and water taxis are ready to oblige. With many gorgeous pebble beaches, quaint taverns, and hilltop hiking trips, there are plenty of places to discover whatever you like to do.

Thursday, June 10 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece

athensThe port of Piraeus is your gateway to the wonders of Athens, including the Acropolis, Constitution Square, Hadrian’s Arch, the Olympic Stadium, and more. The remains of ancient Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean— a city that has stood for more than 25 centuries. Ancient Athens was a powerful city-state. A center for the arts, learning, and philosophy, Athens was the home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum and also the birthplace of Socrates, Pericles, Sophocles, and many other prominent philosophers, politicians, and writers of the ancient world. It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The classical era heritage is still evident in the city portrayed through a number of ancient monuments and artworks, the most famous of all being the Parthenon on the Acropolis, standing as an epic landmark. The city has also a vast variety of Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a small remaining number of Ottoman monuments that project the city’s long history through the centuries.

Friday, June 11 - Argostoli, Greece

argostoliGreece’s best-kept secret. Discover enticing beaches, tasty white wines, a superb museum, and the quaint fishing village of Fiskardo where you may pass a lazy afternoon chatting with the locals. Take a scenic island drive through the olive groves, vineyards, and thick cypress glades as you climb Mt. Ainos and pass the city of Sami, where Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was filmed. Enjoy a boat ride on underground Melissani lake. Argostoli is sure to captivate.

Friday, June 12 - At Sea

Saturday, June 13 - Venice, Italy – Disembark

Disembark and explore the charming canals and ancient treasures of this antique city.

The Ship: Celebrity InfinitySM

SHIPWelcome aboard Celebrity Infinity® with her new, “Solsticized” sense of style and excitement. Keep in touch at the hip Celebrity iLoungeSM where you can participate in the iLearn enrichment series or pick up the latest high-tech wonder from the first Apple® Reseller at Sea. Enjoy sweet or savory crepes at Bistro on Five. And get ready to have a uniquely unordinary dinner at the innovative Qsine® specialty restaurant, where you order from an iPad®. Finish with a chilled Peartini at the ice-topped Martini Bar. Celebrity Infinity will make the most of your precious vacation days. Ready to be impressed? Fantastic.

Features of the Celebrity Infinity:

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

Café al Bacio & Gelateria The warm atmosphere, comfortable furniture and the sweet scent of the Gelateria’s freshly baked waffle cones create an instant emotional connection. Café al Bacio is a great place to relax, any time of day. Many like to stop by in the evening for one of the specialty dessert cocktails, and chat about a great meal that they had or a wonderful show they just enjoyed. There’s always something to talk about at Café al Bacio.

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

Qsine® Qsine®, a one-of-a-kind specialty restaurant, features a uniquely unordinarySM approach to dining. At Qsine®, they strive to awaken your palate through a modern and whimsical approach to familiar dishes from around the world. Food is artfully presented, without traditional courses, and intended to be shared. 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.

Michael’s Club This intimate atmosphere features inviting leather chairs, perfect for sharing conversation, listening to a live guitarist, or savoring one of up to 64 international craft beer selections including ales, lagers, lambics, ciders, wheat beers, seasonal and beer cocktails. They’re a complement to an extensive collection of fine whiskeys, scotches, cognacs and bourbons.

AquaClass® Staterooms Spa-inspired staterooms featuring indulgent amenities like a Hansgrohe® shower tower and custom blended bath products to help you feel restored and renewed. An AquaClass® Spa Concierge to help you arrange all your spa appointments. Complimentary access to our relaxing Persian Garden. Plus, exclusive access to the Blu restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Blu Restaurant A refreshingly indulgent menu of "clean cuisine" provides an exclusive dining sanctuary exclusively for AquaClass® guests. A lighter take on your favorites, Blu features inventive dishes with fresh, crisp flavors in a sophisticated atmosphere. Open for breakfast and dinner.

Concierge Class Designed for the traveler who settles in nicely to Balcony 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.

Cellar Masters Immerse yourself in the culture of wine within the inviting atmosphere of Cellar Masters, our wine bar. Cellar Masters offers you the opportunity to try a bold collection of both familiar and unknown wines from around the world. To help you explore these wines, we feature the state-of-the-art Enomatic® wine-by-the-glass dispensing system. With a simple swipe of your SeaPass card, it will pour your choice directly from the bottle in a 1-ounce, 2.5-ounce or 5-ounce portion. Sommeliers will guide you in the use of the Enomatic® system and offer further insight into the fine art of wine selection, an integral part of an epicurean lifestyle. Then, you’ll be ready to begin your travels through the world of wine.

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.

Tuscan Grille Now Tuscan Grille, one of our most popular Solstice® Class restaurants, brings its modern twist on a traditional Italian steak house to Celebrity Infinity®, 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. Taste buds around the world, "You're welcome!"

Rooftop Terrace A first in our fleet. 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. It's the trendiest hot spot at sea.


Interior Stateroom

Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship.


Ocean View Stateroom

Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship with ocean views.


Ocean View with Balcony Stateroom

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

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 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


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

Contact: Kellee Gray, (858) 456-7962 Booking fee applies


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 critical care specialty or are impacted by it.


The practitioner of critical care medicine 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, 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 maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update 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 as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of critical care services.

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

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 all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups in the provision of critical care services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.


Critical Care: The Team Approach12-Night Turkey and Best of Greek Islands Cruise June 1-13, 2021

Tuesday, June 1 - Venice, Italy - Embark

  1900 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Wednesday, June 2 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 ARDS: Current Concepts C.Sessler  
  1000 Patient-Ventilator Interactions C.Sessler  
  1100 Break
  1115 Delirium J.Kress  
  1215 Sedation and Analgesia in the ICU J.Kress  
  1315 Lunch Break
  1430 Controversies in Neuromuscular Blockade C.Sessler  
  1530 Complications in the ICU J.Kress  
  1630 Adjourn

Thursday June 3 - Corfu, Greece - Day Open

Friday, June 4 - Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece - Afternoon Open

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Hemodynamic Monitoring J.Kress  
  1000 Septic Shock: Current Concepts C.Sessler  
  1100 Adjourn

Saturday, June 5 - Santorini, Greece - Day Open

Sunday, June 6 - Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey - Day Open

Monday, June 7 - Mykonos, Greece - Day Open

Tuesday, June 8 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Day Open

Wednesday, June 9 - Hydra, Greece - Afternoon Open

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Managing Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure C.Sessler  
  1000 Liberation From Mechanical Ventilation C.Sessler  
  1100 Break
  1115 Antibiotics / Infection in the ICU J.Kress  
  1215 Nutrition and the Microbiome J.Kress  
  1315 Adjourn

Thursday, June 10 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece - Day Open

Friday, June 11 - Argostoli, Greece - Afternoon Open

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Tips on Optimizing Procedures and Avoiding Complications J.Kress  
  1000 Safe Insertion of Central Venous Catheters C.Sessler  
  1100 Adjourn

Saturday, June 12 - At Sea

  0845 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Life-Threatening Pulmonary Embolism C.Sessler  
  1000 Mitigating Burnout in the ICU C.Sessler  
  1100 Break
  1115 Advanced Liver Disease J.Kress  
  1215 Overview of Acid-Base Disturbances J.Kress  
  1315 Lunch
  1415 Choosing Wisely in Critical Care C.Sessler  
  1515 ICU Care: Less Is More J.Kress  
  1615 Adjourn

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Sunday, June 13 - Venice, Italy - Disembark


John P. Kress, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Medical ICU
University of Chicago
Department of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Chicago, Illinois

Curtis N. Sessler, MD, FCCP, FCCM, ATSF
Orhan Muren Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Associate Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Adult Critical Care
Medical Director, Critical Care and MRICU
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Richmond, Virginia


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.


Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and Medical Director, Northwest 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.


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.


$100 April 2, 2021 to May 2, 2021. No refund after May 2, 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. 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:


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.