What do you look for in a cruise vacation? Do you aim to lounge away the days by the pool with a tropical drink in hand? Do you seek adventure and the thrill of discovering new, faraway lands? Whatever you fancy, the beauty of a cruise is that you can do it all. Regardless of what you’re in the mood for, there’s always something for everyone to enjoy. And for some of us, maintaining a healthy lifestyle during vacation is a must.
It’s no secret that one of the many perks of going on a Celebrity cruise is the fact that guests can indulge in magnificent cuisine and decadent desserts – usually without charge. It’s all too easy to succumb to the array of extravagant dishes, sweet treats, and tasty cocktails, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit and active during your sailing. Whether you’re a natural health buff or made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, we have an array of new and exciting shore excursions in 2015 specially-designed to promote wellness, nutrition, and healthy living. Check out some of our top picks.
Ravenna, Italy – Mystic Yoga
Nurture your mind, body, and spirit with a holistic yoga experience like no other. Set in the spectacular church and convent of San Nicolo, now a magnificent exhibition of mosaic art called TAMO, you’ll find your inner Zen while stretching and soaking in the beauty of the frescos, contemporary art pieces, and priceless artifacts from the museums of Ravenna surrounding you. The TAMO exhibit offers the perfect setting for a unique, rejuvenating, and inspirational yoga session.
Skagway, Alaska – An Organic Alaska Excursion: To Your Health
This interactive wellness experience is not only enriching, it’s absolutely delicious. Visit the unique Jewell Gardens, a Certified Organic Garden situated on a Gold Rush Farm, where you’ll tour the lush settings, learn all about growing and harvesting the nutrition-packed and healing foods, and discover the best techniques to prepare healthy recipes at home. You’ll also try your hand at making your own green smoothie from fresh, local ingredients and organic snacks. You’ll even enjoy a vitamin-rich shot of wheatgrass. This is nature and nutrition at its finest.
Noumea, New Caledonia – Stand Up Paddle Boarding
If you enjoy staying active, while trying new experiences, this wellness tour is perfect for you. Stand-up paddle boarding is one of the world’s fastest-growing sports, and on this shore excursion, you’ll not only experience a great workout, you’ll do so amidst the splendor of an island paradise. Venture to the stunning Kuendu Beach Resort for a paddle boarding adventure across the serene bay and marine reserve. But that’s not all; you’ll also have time afterward to take your pick between kayaking, riding a pedal-boat, or unwinding on the beach. This shore excursion offers the ideal opportunity to both exercise and relax amidst gorgeous views.
Tauranga, New Zealand – Harbourside Cycle: Surf and Colonial Explorer
This shore excursion offers the perfect combination of exercise and sightseeing with a fun-filled adventure cycling tour across lovely Mount Maunganui and Tauranga. With an experienced guide leading the way, you’ll cycle past ancient volcanoes and pristine beaches, all while learning about the ecology and geology of the region. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to visit several historic and cultural sites to discover the legends of the local Maori tribe. At the end of the tour, you’ll recharge with a delicious glass of fresh juice at a local café.
These are just a few of the invigorating wellness excursions we offer on our Celebrity cruise vacations. Set among the most beautiful of settings, these incredible adventures ensure you enjoy a complete fitness, nutrition, and relaxation experience on your vacation that caters to your unique lifestyle.