By Donna R Davis
Think cruises are all about lounging on sundecks and doing a whole lot of nothing? The truth is quite to the contrary. Cruises today offer a variety of activities for people of all ages and with all types of activity preferences.
Whether your favorite way to keep active is in the gym, climbing a mountain, ice-skating or golfing, there’s a particular cruise that caters to your needs. Before you book your trip, check out these ideal cruises for ultra active adventurers.
Western Caribbean Cruise
The Celebrity Century is revamped and ready to wow you. New accommodations include private verandas, sky suites and gorgeous, luxury-level staterooms offering the best of everything.
This cruise offers activities galore. If you can do it, the Century can deliver it. Start your day with a revitalizing dip in the pool, then meet your cardio needs with a sunny jog. Next, take an hour or two to treat yourself in the AquaSpa, which offers full service spa treatments and even has a Thalassotherapy pool.
After lunch, try your hand at golf. Yes, golf – on a cruise! The Century’s golf simulator allows you to play on a state-of-the-art course, all from the comfort of the cruise ship. But the whirlpool is beckoning. Take a dip and perhaps a nice nap in the sun afterward. Then, take part in one of the wide variety of specialized daily activities or shore excursions led by the cruise staff.
After an evening of fine dining and dancing, it’s time to call it a night. Sleep well, and start all over again in the morning. Life is good!
Take your vacation activities to the next level on an 8 day Bermuda cruise on the Caribbean Princess. This luxury liner features nearly 900 balcony cabins, which is more than any other year-round Caribbean sailing vessel offers.
This cruise is a top choice among those who like to mix their activity with entertainment. Movie buffs will adore the ship’s Movies Under the Stars, featuring an enormous (we’re talking Times Square dimensions) poolside video screen, premiering hot, new movies and sporting events. Gamblers will delight in Caribbean Princess’s decadent, London-themed casino and card room. Cigar buffs rejoice, relax and get your “guy time” in the ship’s cigar and sports bar, then enjoy the nine-hole putting green and golf simulator.
For those who love to break a sweat, make a run for the ship’s sports court. Tennis, volleyball or basketball, anyone? Perhaps a jog around the track? Gym buffs will enjoy the state-of-the-art onboard fitness center with supreme ocean view. Then, relax and nurture those muscles in the Asian-themed Lotus Spa.
Panama Canal Cruise
All aboard the Norwegian Star! Adventures galore await you on this long, luxurious cruise of the Panama Canal and more. This ship has just about everything anyone could ever want or need. Sample world cuisine at their 13 top-notch dining venues, or relax in their plush staterooms, suites or the crème de la crème: the rooftop Garden Villas, which offer 5000 square feet of all-yours space. Not to be outdone, the Villas feature three bedrooms, private garden and deck for sunning, as well as your own personal hot tub and -get this- a baby grand piano!
Activities abound on this floating, five-star fantasy. Fitness buffs will have plenty to keep them occupied. The onboard fitness center offers plenty of your favorite gym equipment, plus awesome classes such as yoga or spinning. Afterward, treat yourself to a massage or body wrap in the high-end Barong Spa. On-deck activities include volleyball, shuffleboard, a golf driving range, a fun batting cage and more.
If those adventures aren’t enough, experience the ship tours, shore activities and special, staff-selected events for more fun and excitement. As if your onboard activities weren’t fantastic enough, you also have the promise of exotic shore adventures to look forward to. Just imagine all the fun you’ll have!
Clearly, these cruises have it all: Plush, spacious comfort, exceptional dining selections, gorgeous sea vistas, fast-paced deck activities, leisurely spa treatments, tours of exotic destinations, entertainment under the stars, mind and body fitness… the list goes on and on. Now that you know that cruises are far from dull, are you ready to get moving and book your trip? All aboard!
Donna Davis is a freelance writer who writes about several topics including cruise deals. Article Source: EzineArticles…