Cruise Tips / Five Cruises for Fitness and Wellness Fans


Whether your fitness and wellness routines cover the gym or yoga class, pumping the iron, hitting the StairMaster or meditating with a yoga instructor more cruise companies are adding healthy recreation to their ‘cruise can do’ list.

Most ocean vessels have fitness facilities, classes and jogging tracks. Often you’ll spot new ships offering some fitness classes with an up-charge or perhaps the sleekest luxury cruises which may include them complimentary.

Now more ships of all sizes offer fitness strategies to help get your 10,000 steps.

Here are Five Cruises for Fitness and Wellness Fans to set your Fitbit:

1. AmaWaterways

This river cruise company, the first to offer complimentary bicycles onboard its European fleet, has just upped the fitness game. AmaWaterways now has new wellness activities that include devoted Wellness hosts on each European ship. Find fitness classes for stretching, core strengthening and resistance band training. For post-work out sessions, massage rooms and hydration stations can help cleanse the body of toxins. There are onboard lectures and holistic wellness discussions. The active traveller can also enjoy AmaWaterways curated biking and hiking excursions.

2. Uniworld

This luxury river cruise prides itself on the finest even for its onboard fitness centre location. With river views those who like to work out at their own pace can sight-see simultaneously. On select sailings a certified onboard wellness instructor teaches TRX® Suspension Training classes. In 2019, watch for Uniworld’s first ever dedicated wellness cruise set to sail along the Ganges River in India. Guests on board the Ganges Voyager II can experience onboard yoga classes and mediation sessions led by a yoga guru plus participate in healthy cooking classes among other options.

3. Zumba Cruise

Energize the soul and increase the cardio with a heart-throbbing Zumba cruise on board the Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas. Zumba lovers are prepping for the fourth annual Zumba Cruise on March 24-29, 2019. The 5-day fitness extravaganza from the global fitness company Zumba will showcase fitness seminars, unforgettable meals, and is set to hone in on different Zumba styles led by Zumba creator Beto Perez and other top instructors. Get ready for a non-stop fitness focused party.

4. Celebrity Cruises

Large and mid-sized ships have honed in on fitness and wellness for those seeking a healthy cruise lifestyle. Celebrity Cruises include a variety of fitness-wellness experiences. Find state-of-the-art fitness facilities with an array of cardio machines and classes. Inquire about stretching and cardio boxing led by engaging instructors as well as other classes like Spin, Yoga, Boot Camp and more. Fitness trainers also are available for private consults to help achieve fitness goals. Cruisers can choose active shore excursions too such as hiking and cycling at some ports of call.

5. Antarctica Base Camp Cruise

When you hear ‘base camp,’ active, rugged adventure might come to mind. This cruise style is designed for Antarctica adventure lovers where the cardio and fitness is attained by good old fashioned outdoor workouts. Guests can kayak and snowshoe and explore the icy terrain by mountaineering and camping on the ice. Fitness fanatics will definitely enjoy this cruise as each day brings new challenges. Who needs an onboard gym when Mother Nature awaits at your front door?


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