A cruise can be a time to indulge in the luxury of delicious food available 24 hours a day, sleeping in comfortable lounge chairs on deck, and tasting new wines and cocktails without a thought to your usual workout routine.
But, it’s possible to come home from a cruise feeling better and fitter than when you left. Most cruise ships have fitness facilities, and many are comparable to the finest facilities on land; so, you can indulge, but also keep up your fitness routine.
Some cruises take it a step further and make the entire experience about health and wellness, offering lectures, classes, workshops, activities and dining choices that improve your wellness as you sail. Here are just a couple of the many options available:
Vegans and others interested in the vegan lifestyle will love the seven-night “Holistic Holiday at Sea” cruise, which will depart from Miami on the MSC Divina February 27, 2016, bound for the Eastern Caribbean and wellness in body, mind and spirit. There will be classes in vegan cooking and nutrition, vegan beauty products and routines, yoga and Pilates, Zumba, Qu Gong, managing chronic disease through plant-based diets, and much more. Dining will focus on delicious vegan cuisine.
Another cruise focused on mind-body-spirit health will depart from Fort Lauderdale October 16, 2016, on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. The seven-day “Cruise Into Spirit” will offer an onboard seminar at sea featuring guest speakers, readers and healers that will you help develop your spirituality. The seminar includes yoga practice and various workshops, plus vegetarian and raw food dining options. There will also be special “Cruise Into Spirit” excursions in each port of call, including Nassau, Bahamas; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Phillipsburg, St. Maarten.
To explore more opportunities for cruising into improved wellness, talk with your Cruise Holidays personal cruise expert.