May/June 2007  




A Vitality program lecture series developed by a health and wellness expert provides advice on stress and relaxation, weight management, and health and fitness.

vitality-102Royal Caribbean International is launching a new Vitality program in April 2007 on the line’s newest ship, Liberty of the Seas. The program provides an integrated approach to wellness, with new fitness and spa offerings, wholesome culinary options and active onboard and shoreside activities.

“This all-encompassing program is designed to encourage and educate our guests to achieve wellness through a balance of lifestyle choices that may even include the occasional dessert or an indulgent morning spent sleeping in,” said Alice Norsworthy, senior vice president, Marketing, Royal Caribbean International. “Guests will be able to get their feet wet with one or two of the Vitality elements or have a total experience with the onboard spa and fitness classes, shoreside activities and special menus, and then continue that experience with take-home workout plans, virtual personal trainers and healthy cooking recipes.”

vitality-2Tai Chi and meditation classes, therapeutic Chinese herbal medicinal offerings, and acupuncture at sea and other treatments and activities are at the head of a roster of relaxing and healing experiences. For an outward boost of confidence, guests are encouraged to participate in the revamped “New Look & New You” program, which offers mini-makeovers. The “Eat More to Weigh Less” program includes a personal tour of the Windjammer Café, the cruise line’s buffet restaurant, with an instructor who provides tips on healthier food choices and information on developing eating habits for lifelong health.

A Vitality program lecture series developed by a health and wellness expert provides advice on stress and relaxation, weight management, and health and fitness. Brand partner New Balance is installing a virtual personal-trainer kiosk on the line’s Freedom-class ships to assist guests in creating a customized cruise vacation fitness regimen as well as a post-vacation exercise plan. Land-based Vitality fitness offerings will be available in various ports of call as well as New Balance self-guided running maps and an extensive running course on Labadee, Haiti, the cruise line’s private island destination.

vitality-3Royal Caribbean’s popular shore excursions also will reflect the new Vitality program with excursions that include running, biking or zip-lining. These include the Dragon's Flight Zipline in Labadee, Haiti; the Jungle Bike Adventure in Cozumel, Mexico; the Kayak, Snorkel and Beach Experience in George Town, Grand Cayman; and Jungle River Tubing in Montego Bay, Jamaica. These Vitality excursions are paired with discounted onboard spa treatments to rejuvenate guests after a day shoreside.

Energy bars, protein and green tea drinks, and Tazo iced- and hot-teas have been added to menus in locations like the “Squeeze” juice bar. Without sacrificing flavor and taste, healthier menu options, including trans-fat-free meals and all-natural ingredients will be offered fleet-wide, alongside staple favorites.

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