Crystal Cruises wants to work you out and pamper you silly with a 12-day Mind, Body & Spirit-themed exotic cruise that takes off on January 8, 2014 from Valparaiso, Chile, across the southern Pacific to the Society/Tahitian, Easter, and Pitcairn Islands (the latter of “Mutiny on the Bounty” fame).
While the ship plies the sea, you'll be expanding your mind, but not your waistline as you dive into yoga classes, hit the gym for some extreme workouts, learn health and fitness tricks of the trade from experts and ZUMBA your way to fitness—all free on the cruise which offers all-inclusive fares that provide you with spirits and wines and pays all your gratuities for rates that start as low as $247 a day.
On board to motivate your wellness mojo are top industry leaders:
- · Dane Rauschenberg: An “extreme” athlete who ran 52 marathons in 52 consecutive weekends.
- · Dr. Barbara Udell: A Health and wellness expert who’s helped guide the Pritikin Longevity Center, Weight Watchers, and the Diabetes Research &Wellness Foundation.
- · Lisa Goodwin: A transformational yoga instructor skilled at teaching both beginners and seasoned practitioners.
- · Annie Hoefel: A high-energy motivator leading ZUMBA classes on board for guests of all ages.
For those who want ever more, the cruise includes additional complimentary fitness classes and programs such as Spinning, Pilates, dancing, stretching, circuit training, Nordic Walking, and Walk-on-Water weight vest power walking on the ship’s 360-degree promenade deck.
You can keep up the routine in port, too, with Crystal Adventures active excursions such as snorkeling, scuba diving, ATV-ing, four-wheeling, volcano trekking, helicoptering, and jet skiing with stingrays. Or you can explore ancient Polynesian temples and ceremonial grounds, including Easter Island’s famous Moai statues. When the ship anchors outside Pitcairn Island local residents will go aboard so passengers can meet and chat with the mutineer descendants and view their traditional crafts.
To keep the mind, body and spirit alive, you can hit the spa (not included in the fare) for pure pampering from an extensive head to toe treatment menu. Having spa-ed many times on Crystal ships I can attest to the talents of the spa staff where both Richard and I have enjoyed some of the best massages, body treatments and facials afloat.
Fares for the Valparaíso to Papeete, Tahiti spa cruise start at $2,975 per person, with $1,000 in savings if booked by August 30, 2013. FYI: Crystal Serenity’s first cruise of 2014 sails out of Miami to Los Angeles son January 5 and will also offer a “Mind, Body, Spirit” focus, with all-inclusive, “Book Now” fares of $4,675 per person for 13 days. Twenty-one other “Experiences of Discovery” theme cruises are scheduled for 2014.
For more information and Crystal reservations call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.
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