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Regent is offering a holistic wellness program on board the Seven Seas Voyager.

Seven Seas Voyager guests can choose
from 11 Seven Seas Wellness excursions,
ranging from the aforementioned tai
chi to yoga, hydrothermal therapy and
aromatherapy, as well as hiking. There's
Vinyasa yoga in Monte Carlo, a Nordic
morning walk in Palma de Mallorca, and
even a laughter therapy session in Palamos,
Spain. And the cherry on top of the active
excursion is that guests get to choose one of
five rejuvenating and included treatments
by Canyon RanchSpaClub, including the
wickedly named Tangle Me Up Organic
Body Wrap.
The program is offered on 7- to 10-night
Med itineraries on board the Seven Seas
Voyager through Sept. 28, 2017, as well as
select 2018 sailings. There is a supplemental
charge of $299 per guest per wellness
experience and spa service pairing.
For a high-intensity workout, point your
clients to Hapag-Lloyd's MS Europa 2
sailings, and specifically those with Olympic
ski champion Maria Hofl-Riesch on board.
Whether it's sailing in the Seychelles or in
the middle of the Atlantic, the ship will
be offering the BE.YOU. training program
developed exclusively for the ship by the
3-time Olympic champ. Guests will get an
analysis of individual physical performance,
allowing guests to take on a physical
challenge that is suited for them. Throughout
the cruise, there will be group training
sessions provided by Hofl-Riesch and
her trainers.
In 2017, Hofl-Riesch will be on board
the Oct. 15, 13-day sailing from Lisbon to
New York; and in 2018, she'll be getting the
passengers fit on the March 12, 15-day sailing
from Bali to Bangkok. On all other cruises
guests can experience the BE.YOU. program
through intro courses.
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New Adventures on the Water
With hearts pumping and endorphins kicking
after a fitness class, clients will be energized to
explore the destinations they visit, especially
when it's an itinerary jam-packed with
high-powered activities. Take UnCruise
Adventures' new Rivers of Adventure itinerary
that sails along the Columbia and Snake rivers.
The S.S. Legacy will have eight departures
for this itinerary that sail between Portland,
Oregon and Lewiston, Idaho from mid-August
to October 2018. River exploration means
a jet boat ride into Hells Canyon, Deschutes
River white-water rafting, hiking, biking,
paddleboarding, kayaking and skiff tours.
According to UnCruise Adventures'
CEO, Captain Dan Blanchard, the
Columbia & Snake river system is an
outdoor enthusiasts' mecca.
Hiking, Zodiac tours, snorkeling, wildlife
viewing and swimming are on the menu in
the Galapagos, and now there are more ways
for your clients to get in on the action in
this natural playground. Where once they
offered only one-Celebrity Xpedition-now
Celebrity Cruises offers three intimate ships
with the addition of Celebrity Xperience and
Celebrity Xploration. The latter is ideal for
a small group-perhaps a multigenerational
booking-as it's a 16-guest catamaran with
eight rooms. On offer across the Galapagosfocused fleet are itineraries that last anywhere
from 10 to 16 nights, and on the cruise
line's new Galapagos-dedicated website
( you can check
out itineraries that run through June 2019 and
are already bookable.

Pump Up the Exploration Factor
With clients wanting to explore further and
further afield, it's no surprise that expedition
ships are gaining in popularity. Next June,
for example, Lindblad Expeditions-National

Geographic will debut the National
Geographic Venture, sister ship to National
Geographic Quest, which launched last
month. The 100-guest, 50-cabin Venture will
be outfitted with 24 sea kayaks, paddleboards,
snorkeling equipment, and Zodiacs, all so
guests can immerse themselves in the great
outdoors. On its first sailing, the ship will
explore the Treasures of the Inside Passage:
Alaska & British Columbia on a 14-day
expedition cruise that also includes a day in
the San Juan Islands and the Gulf Islands
before heading north.
Hurtigruten, meanwhile, is looking to
July 2018 for the debut of its 530-passenger
Roald Amundsen, showcasing the very
latest in innovative environmentally friendly
technology. The innovations on this ship
and its sister ship, Fridtjof Nansen, which
will debut in 2019, will allow for it to sail
silently along the ice edge in Antarctica as
it explores the destination on the 19-day
Discover Antarctica, Patagonia and the Chilean
Fjords-Southbound, during which guests will be
able to go hiking, kayaking and get up-close
with wildlife.
Scenic's "discovery yacht," the Scenic
Eclipse, will soon be on your menu of options
for well-heeled and adventurous clients. The
mega-yacht will feature such "fun" amenities
as helicopters, submarines, Zodiacs, kayaks
and scuba gear, and will accommodate 228
passengers, although that goes down to 200
when sailing in Antarctica. Speaking of the
latter, the yacht will sail the world, including
to remote regions such as Antarctica, the
Falkland Islands, the fjords of Norway and
Chile, Svalbard in the Arctic Circle, and the
Viking trail that traverses across Scotland,
Iceland and Greenland to Atlantic Canada.
Its inaugural voyage is set for Aug. 31, 2018
departing from Athens.
The following year, in 2019, Crystal
Cruises will debut the first of its three
newbuild expedition polar class mega-yachts,
which will also be outfitted with submarines,
helicopters, and remote-operated vehicles.
The ships will cruise in the Arctic; then follow
the route of migrating whales along the coast
of the Americas and Europe to Antarctica
during winter. ■
Contact Information
Celebrity Cruises:
Crystal Cruises:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises:
Scenic Cruises:
UnCruise Adventures:

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