5 Cruise Line Wellness Offerings

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Celebrity Cruises’ on-board yoga classes

Cruising does not have to be synonymous with overindulgence. Cruise lines are aware of the demand for wellness activities and offer a menu of options to keep attendees healthy in mind and body while on board.

Following are 5 unique wellness offerings from cruise lines that appeal to the incentive guest:

1) Crystal Cruises has partnered with institutions including the Tai Chi Cultural Center and The Cleveland Clinic as part of its Creative Learning Institute, offering on-board classes ranging from Healthy Abs and Back to Memory Fitness to Tai Chi.

2) Celebrity Cruises offers CelebrityLife activities, varying by ship. At its Canyon Ranch SpaClub, a gait analysis might uncover the answer to foot pain, which can often be caused by just a slight abnormality. Also offered: Zumba, chiropractic and acupuncture.

3) Silversea takes a holistic approach to wellness, with seminars ranging from aromatherapy and nutrition to how to burn fat. Combined with fitness classes and spa therapies, it will leave attendees feeling refreshed in mind and body.

4) Royal Caribbean appeals to attendees looking for pure fun, with on-board activities including surfing, ice skating and now roller skating on its Quantum Class.

5) Costa Cruises’ Samsara Spa features the Temple of Peace, a spa journey through the beneficial properties of heat and water in all its forms. At the end, guests can sip a cup of Japanese tea as they gaze out at the sea.

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.