Blue World Voyages, the new cruise line with its focus squarely on the fitness-, wellness- and living-like-a-champ focused traveler, has formed a partnership with Yoga Journal.
The magazine has been a leading authority on yoga and the yoga lifestyle for four decades, and its collaboration with Blue World Voyages means cruisers can immerse themselves in the natural surroundings of their destinations while keeping up with their yoga practice.
Imagine downward facing dog while sailing calm blue seas, or mountain Pose on a majestic hillside in Greece. Namaste. Blue World Voyages is scheduled to set sail in 2019.
"We plan to become the ultimate cruise ship for yoga and meditation," said Gene Meehan, Blue World founder and chairman. "With Yoga Journal onboard as a partner, guests can expect a thoughtful approach to classes and practice with a deep understanding of yoga traditions."
Yoga Journal brand director of content and audience Tasha Eichenseher said the publication is equally upbeat about the possibilities the collaboration offers.
"Yoga Journal is excited to partner with Blue World Voyages -- a sustainable, healthy lifestyle adventure company -- to bring world-class yoga and meditation classes, mind-body wellness, and serenity to thousands as they venture out on journeys of self-discovery," she said.
The fitness menu for Blue World Voyages lets you experience yoga and meditation programs on every sailing, both onboard and ashore, with sunrise and sunset yoga sessions in some of the world's most idyllic spots. Twice a year, Blue World and Yoga Journal plan to offer "Yoga and Meditation Only" sailings led by top yoga teachers.
"This boldly different concept calls for a cruise ship that is totally focused on physical activity and wellness as it roams the waters of the world," Meehan says. "The concept for active lifestyle cruising is embedded into every aspect of the design of our vessels and our choice of itinerary. In addition, Blue World will be a proud member of the International SeaKeepers Society supporting marine science, conservation, and research around the world. Our ship will serve only sustainable seafood, with no disposable plastics onboard, plus many other green initiatives."
Blue World's first vessel, an all-suite design 350-passenger, casual vessel, is the first cruise ship to designate one entire deck to sports and another full deck to spa and relaxation. Amenities include a relaxing therapy tub, spa pool, indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, and a solarium. For an extraordinary experience, 12 private Bali beds provide the option to sleep under the stars and wake up to a butler-served breakfast. Ports-of-call and itineraries are selected based on their compatibility with activities such as golf, hiking, cycling, running, kayaking and even kitesurfing, as well as shore-side locations for yoga and meditation.
"We are creating a cruise line that responds to the preferences of active, health-minded individuals. or for those looking to move in that direction," said John B. Richards, the company's co-Founder and CEO, and former president of Starbucks. "Three ships are planned for Blue World Voyages first five years at sea; each visiting smaller ports that the larger ships can't access -- and each designed to deliver authentic experiences for our guests."
Blue World has also announced partnerships with Hank Haney Golf and OUTSIDE magazine to offer more fitness programming during the voyages.
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