Whether it’s meditation classes in Cambodia or mindfulness hikes in Espiritu Santo, these luxury cruises let you stay physically and mentally balanced while exploring some of the most culturally rich areas of the world.
The South Pacific on Silversea Fleet
Silversea has unveiled details of its enrichment program for 2017 voyages which includes opera, ballet and culinary-themed sailings as well as a quartet of wellness-themed expeditions to Micronesia, Melanesia and Australia. The complimentary program lets guests enjoy daily lectures and cookery demonstrations, as well as stretching yoga and Pilates classes. Gym sessions led by personal trainers using Technogym fitness equipment are also available, along with the choice of one complimentary spa massage treatment. Wellness sailings depart on Oct. 4, 18 and 25, and Nov. 9. For more information, call (888) 978-4070 or visit silversea.com.
Espiritu Santo on the National Geographic Sea Bird
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic have announced a well-being partnership with lifestyle brand exhale that will commence with a series of 3- and 4-day sailings in the Sea of Cortez.
The Base Camp Baja voyages are designed to combine all the adventure of a Lindblad expedition with the well-being experiences that exhale specializes in. The seven departures will take place between December 2017 and January 2018, and will explore Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida aboard the 30-cabin National Geographic Sea Bird.
Guests can customize their experience to include snorkeling with sea lions or through schools of reef fish, exploring the coastline by paddle board or kayak, hiking over black lava and pink volcanic ash, or photographing cacti and birdlife alongside a Lindblad-National Geographic photography instructor. The exhale experience is fully integrated into the journey, and guests can participate in wellbeing activities such as Core Fusion Barre, Bootcamp, and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) classes as well as Power Yoga classes, SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) yoga, and assisted stretching.
Rates start at $1,990 pp dbl in a category one cabin for the 3-night voyage; and $2,650 for the 4-night voyage. Both include a free bar tab. For more information, call (800) 397-3348 or visit expeditions.com.
Cambodia on the Aqua Mekong
Luxury river cruise company Aqua Expeditions is collaborating with renowned fitness trainer Alex Salihin for a unique wellness-focused itinerary exploring the countryside of Cambodia aboard the Aqua Mekong.
The 4-night departure will take place Dec. 15-19, 2017, and will include morning yoga classes on the outdoor sundeck of the Aqua Mekong, meditation classes, personal one-on-one training sessions with Alex Salihin, spa treatments, plus daily biking and kayaking along the banks of the Tonle Sap River and around Koh Oknha Tey Island.
Alex Salihin is a professional fitness trainer based in Singapore and the founder of the successful LEVEL fitness facility, which provides innovative personalized approaches to fitness, nutrition, lifestyle management and wellness. He is also the ambassador for premium sportswear brand Lululemon.
Limited spaces are available and rates start at $5,140 pp dbl based on a 4-night sailing departing from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For more information, call aquaexpeditions.com.