Do laps in the ocean, dine on organic meals, and more. Most people think of cruises as indulgent vacations, complete with all-you-can-eat buffets and poolside lounging. But today’s luxury lines are working to dispel that reputation, thanks to healthy cuisine, unique fitness and mindfulness offerings (think: onboard cycling studios and guided meditations), and multi-thousand-square-foot spas for regeneration. They’re no longer advertised as chill-on-the-deck-and-read type of vacations – Here, four ways high-end cruise lines are catering to the fit set.
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With three locations nationwide, Canyon Ranch is a well-known wellness resort. It’s partnered with cruise lines to offer its organic meals, spa treatments, workshops, and fitness offerings on certain voyages. On Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, start your day with Pilates or cycling, or have your running gait analyzed at the fitness center. An aqua therapy center offers a Finnish sauna, reflexology basin, and sensory showers. Meanwhile, the Regent Seven Seas Explorer’s Canyon Ranch SpaClub features an infrared sauna, aromatic steam room, and thermal tubs.