Fitness Garden to Bloom Onboard the Crystal Symphony
Beginning in the fall of 2014, Crystal Cruises guests can train like world-class athletes with new fitness equipment that has been the official choice for Olympic and World Cup competitors. Complementing the luxury cruise line’s new, active shore side options that launched in 2014, the new equipment will make its cruise industry debut, along with an industry-first circuit training program, when installed on Crystal Symphony during a redesign commencing September 9. Both elements will be key components of a new outdoor fitness garden and redesigned indoor fitness center that are part of a $20 million-plus refurbishment of the ship.
Continuing its tradition of industry-firsts with fitness, Crystal has chosen Technogym, a world leading company supplying products, services and solutions in wellness and fitness, to outfit Crystal Symphony’s large indoor gym. Technogym will provide its premier cardio line – ARTIS, in addition, to expanding Crystal’s strength training equipment line of Technogym’s Kinesis equipment. The new indoor fitness experience will be fully immersive and the most technologically-advanced available, with an intuitive, tablet-like Unity interface programming system enabling guests to connect to data, music, workout-tracking, or TV-watching.
Decks 7, 8 and 12 aft will be redesigned into a multi-level, outdoor garden of fitness, using more than a dozen-glass blasted, stainless steel pieces of equipment from Danish innovator, Norwell Outdoor Fitness. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level exercisers can familiarize themselves with the high-tech amenities via an efficient 25-minute, self-guided “Movement Journey” – a curated circuit training regimen featured only on Crystal, complete with warm-up and cool-down phases. The ship’s 360 degree Promenade Deck on deck 7 will continue to offer several open-air fitness options, including exclusive Walk on Water and Nordic Walking programs.
A Crystal vacation is about choices. Crystal continues to offer their guests more choices that cater to active travelers’ lifestyles. Many travelers are very committed to a fitness routine and do not want to forgo their healthy lifestyles while on vacation. Others, on the other hand, might be eager to start a wellness regime for the first time. The options aboard Crystal ships suit those seeking an outdoor workout with grand ocean views, or a hi-tech experience for intense training.
Other redesigns for Crystal Symphony’s makeover include a more open layout for the Crystal Plaza and Cove Bar on deck 5 and newly refreshed décor in the Crystal Spa & Salon and Bistro Café.
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