Review your Fitness Cruise ship vacation deals sport options. Read through Fitness Cruises 2014 itinerary, schedule, prices, fun – to Hawaii, Caribbean, Alaska, Bermuda – everywhere!
Get to know which lines and ships offer the best fitness facilities onboard.
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Best Fitness Cruise Ships
Despite the fact that contemporary cruise ships have the reputation for top indulgence, have in mind that they are actually excellent for losing weight, of course if you resist the temptation and only consume low calorie options to stay fit.
Big ships today have state-of-the-art spaces for fitness and their gyms in some cases can rival successfully the ones on land – the extras include ocean views. Cruise ships gyms are only the beginning of a new era at sea – the get-fit craziness.
Following is our choice of the best fitness cruise ships and lines.
Carnival Cruise Lines: Carnival added SportSquares to top decks of Carnival Breeze, Sunshine and Magic in addition to the expansive gyms. These SportSquares feature jogging tracks, ropes courses, outdoor weightlifting and exercise machines – guests can do their entire workout together with admiring the sea. The equipment varies by cruise ship.
Celebrity Cruises: Onboard Celebrity ships, guests will discover some of the best gyms and spas at sea, as well as the irresistible Gravity Reformer classes (on the Solstice-class ships), where one “drives” glideboard by using his own weight.Another option on Celebrity ships are the various Zumba classes, which include in-pool Aqua Zumba.
Crystal Cruises: On select Crystal voyages, cruisers can do Tai Chi together with a master. PGA pro helps practice golf swings. With Crystal “Walk on Water” – WOW program, passengers can burn calories by walking for resistance with weighted vest. Crystal Cruises also features themed “Mind, Body and Spirit” cruises with workout offerings that include guest speakers and instructors.
Norwegian Cruise Line: On the newest NCL ships, one of the options for fitness addicts is going wild with basketball courts (college-size), climbing cages Spider Web, rappelling walls (Norwegian Epic) and bungee trampolines. Indoors, NCL offers the innovative training TRX Suspension, spinning classes Black-Light and the opportunity for interactive Nexersys workouts against avatars.
Princess Cruises: Princess was the first to offer Zumba at sea, and several classes are offered per cruise. Princess fitness options also include Tour de Cycle (themed on Tour de France spinning course) and Suspension TRX classes. Passengers can also get jogging workouts on the tracks, which on Royal Princess features two lanes and alongside exercise outdoor circuit.
Royal Caribbean: RCCL Voyager-, Oasis- and Freedom-class ships feature a lot of amenities for active types, such as rock climbing walls, ice skating rinks, surf simulators, even skating in-line tracks and land-like gyms. You may also find Kinesis Walls (looking like torture devices but providing gentle workouts) and Everlast real boxing rings, depending on ship.
Cunard Line: Cunard Queen Elizabeth provides resistance workouts which include walking around deck with weighted vest. QE ship also offers opportunities for stretching out while relaxing with lawn bowling. If you’d like to try something different, remember signing up on Cunard fleet for fencing lessons.
Seabourn Cruise Line: Seabourn fancy vicinity makes fitness buffs enjoy private sessions and classes on Kinesis Wall setups (onboard Seabourn Odyssey-class vessels). Guests who love water, can have a great workout by using drop-down marinas for sailing, kayaking, swimming or snorkeling, among the other Seabourn activities.
Windstar Cruises: There are gyms on Windstar ships, but the major Windstar fitness attraction is water activity – guests can participate from ships’ watersports platforms. The various options include waterskiing, windsurfing (with water trampoline), kayaking, and even more.
River Cruises: Gyms are something quite rare in the river cruises world, but fitness addicts may find them onboard Avalon Waterways newer vessels such as Avalon Expression. Gym spaces are not large, but provide enough equipment to help gusts have a decent workout. On the Danube, the line hosts Wellness European River Cruise, which features healthy lifestyle lectures and special classes.
Fitness Cruise Hawaii
- Millennium – Celebrity
- 12 days – 11 nights
- (from Ensenada- Mexico to Honolulu- Hawaii)
Millennium departs from Ensenada, Mexico to a cruise to Hawaii. That time of year daily temperatures in Hawaii are about 76F. Travelers should fly into airport of San Diego for free transfers to Ensenada where they’ll board the ship. If you wish you could stay on board for 17 more days and see Bora Bora, Tahiti, Fiji, Sydney, New Caledonia. For only $1860 more you will be able to take an inside Stateroom-the price includes fees and taxes. The vessel will dock at all the visited islands. Enjoy two weeks of fitness and fun- daily zumba, water aerobics, ball room dance lessons, yoga, deck walking, tai chi, even hula dance workouts! Have a rest with a cup of the best coffee in the world grown only in Hawaii- Kona Coffee.
Prices begin at $1249 for inside cabin and are for double occupancy. Air fares are not included. Taxes, service charges, customs fees make total of $139 per person.
Fitness Cruise Alaska
- 8 Days – 7 Nights
- Rhapsody of the Sea – Royal Caribbean
The cold and distant land called Alaska was named by Alute Indians- it meant ‘Great Land.’ This is one of the most favorite vacation spots in the world and the best time of year to visit Alaska is August because it is the warmest and sunniest time then. Whales and bears come out, Alaska’s Husky dogs can take you on sleigh rides, salmon swims upstream. Board Rhapsody of the Sea in Seattle. Better arrive a day early and adjust to time changes in West Coast. Visit Canada’s Butchart Gardens during the cruise- these are recognized internationally with more than a hundred acres flowers. Take the famous train ride along White Pass- be sure it is fantastic! Every day on-board the cruise ship Rhapsody of the Sea you can participate in stretch classes, water aerobics, tai chi, ballroom dance lessons. The teachers are certified fitness instructors serving as cruise hosts. Exercise classes are for club members only- held in private, and their price is included in the cruise price. You will never forget Alaska if you visit it – join us and do it this year!
Prices begin at $919 for inside cabin and are for double occupancy. Air fares are not included. Taxes, service charges, customs fees make total of $179 per person. Travel insurances are required and start at $59 per person.
Fitness Cruise Bermuda
- 6 Days – 5 Nights
- Explorer of the Seas – Royal Caribbean.
The departure is from Bayonne, NJ (Cape Liberty). Docked at Kings Wharf overnight. Daily Bermuda temperatures are about 72F in May and you will be able to enjoy shopping, night life and shore excursions- U.S. dollars are welcome. Have dinner in Hamilton along Front Street. ‘Dark and Stormy’ is the name of Bermuda’s cocktail famous with its ingredients- rum and ginger beer. Inexpensive and frequent ferries will take you to St. George’s and Hamilton from King’s Wharf. For two days spent on the islands, visit the famous Horseshoe Bay, walk through different Moon Gates for good luck! In 1800s these gates were brought in Bermuda from China by British seamen who were love struck. Being on-board the cruise ship, each day enjoy yoga classes and water aerobics taught only for club members by certified instructors. There is only one formal night during the cruise. Not surprisingly, the cruise is called ” One Lucky Cruise”- it is Number 1 cruise booked from New York City area.
Prices begin at $719 for inside cabin and are for double occupancy. Air fares are not included. Taxes, service charges, customs fees make total of $169 per person. Travel insurances are required and start at $59 per person.
Fitness Cruise Caribbean
- 8 Days – 7 Nights Western Caribbean
- Mariner of the Seas – Royal Caribbean.
Enjoy daily yoga and water aerobics classes, deck walking, tai chi, ballroom dance lessons, Zumba. The best qualified teachers host fitness cruises. Summer will be in Mexico underway when the cruise departs Galveston. Perfect for snorkeling Cozumel’s water will be for sure. The world’s famous Grand Cayman’s Turtle Farm is interesting with its thousands of turtles returning from sea to mate. The colorful rain forests in Jamaica will have to be explored too- the first Caribbean island ever discovered by Christopher Columbus, was Jamaica. To see where he first landed, take a river barge.
Prices begin at $629 for inside cabin and are for double occupancy. Air fares are not included. Taxes, service charges, customs fees make total of $139 per person. Travel insurances are required and start at $59 per person.
Fitness Cruises 2014 Royal Caribbean, Celebrity
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|“Caribbean Fun & Fitness”||Jan 11||Royal Caribbean - Grandeur of the Seas||11-day Western Caribbean from Baltimore, MD||800-955-9942, link|
|“Panama Canal Fun & Fitness”||Mar 17||Royal Caribbean - Legend of the Seas||16-day Panama Canal from Ft. Lauderdale, FL||800-955-9942, link|
|“Zumba Fitness Cruise”||Mar 20||Royal Caribbean - Brilliance of the Seas||5-day Mexico from Tampa, FL||941-374-1560, link|
|”Caribbean Fun & Fitness”||Apr 06||Royal Caribbean - Navigator of the Seas||8-day Western Caribbean from Galveston, TX||800-955-9942, link|
|“Shake it in Alaska”||Aug 17||Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Century||7-day Alaska from Vancouver, BC to Hubbard Glacier||250-857-9487, link|
|“Alaska Fun & Fitness”||Aug 29||Royal Caribbean - Rhapsody of the Seas||8-day Alaska from Seattle, Washington||800-955-9942, link|
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