AmaWaterways is expanding the river cruise line's popular "Wellness Program"-- which was introduced this year on AmaLyra -- to six ships for 2018.
We love this line because it has always considered options for the active traveler. AmaWaterways was the first river cruise line to offer bikes onboard its ships.
Now, AmaWaterways continues to set the trends in active cruising by adding new options with it Wellness Program, which includes morning stretches, jogging, yoga, cardio/core strengthening, resistance band workouts and circuit training. Activities are complemented by discussion groups with a focus on healthy eating and relaxation techniques.
"Staying active has always been an important part of my lifestyle, and it has become essential to so many of our guests, as well, who are looking for ways to remain healthy during their travels," said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. "We have seen an increasing demand for healthy, active options, and we're excited to be able to offer our new program on six of our 20 ships next year."
Led by AmaWaterways' Wellness Hosts, the fitness-based program will be on AmaCerto, AmaPrima, AmaSonata, AmaDante, AmaLyra and AmaDolce.
If you book a cruise that offers the Wellness Program, make sure you pack a bathing suit, comfortable exercise clothes and appropriate shoes. All exercise equipment will be provided, as well as bikes, helmets and Nordic walking sticks.
In addition to the Wellness Program, AmaWaterways's cruises feature healthy food options at all meals. Passengers have access to hydration stations, breakfast vitamin shots, fresh fish, cage-free eggs and crate-free pork, along with gluten-free, low-sodium and vegetarian options.
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"We now offer plenty of ways for our guests to burn off those extra calories, but we know many of our guests simply enjoy adding some healthier options to balance their meals," Karst said. "Whether enjoying a hearty Goulash when sailing in Germany or opting for a lighter, tasty vegetarian meal, our guests will take great satisfaction knowing that the choice is theirs."
Separate from the Wellness Program, AmaWaterways' European ships provide complimentary bicycles available for independent use or as part of guided excursions, as well as hiking excursions. Each ship also is equipped with a massage room, fitness center (with a treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical and exercise balls and yoga mats), whirlpool or swimming pool and a sundeck walking track.