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The Theme: Marathon Expeditions' Running Cruise
The Dates: Various dates in 2016
Details: If you've ever wanted to walk, run or hike through the Caribbean, Alaska or South of France, now you can. For three dates in 2016, Marathon Expeditions will host a series of weeklong cruises featuring themed workouts and 5k runs unique to each destination.
Caribbean, June 30 - February 6: Onboard Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas, runners will visit Key West, Cozumel, Costa Maya and Belize from Tampa roundtrip. Activities include four runs with either a three-mile or five- to six-mile option as well as seminars on motivation, running, strength training, flexibility, nutrition and more. Fares start at $743 per person for an inside cabin, based on double occupancy.
Alaska, July 22 - 29: From Anchorage to Vancouver, Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas will take runners along Alaska's Inside Passage -- which includes visits to Hubbard Glacier, Skagway and Ketchikan. A welcome 5k will kickoff the cruise, while other activities include a 5k or half marathon in Juneau, four-mile race in Skagway and a run/walk through Tongass National Forest that will end with a campfire, local craft beer and salmon bake. Fares start at $2,240 per person for an inside cabin, based on double occupancy.
South of France, October 21 - 28: AmaWaterways' AmaDagio will take runners along France's Saone and Rhone Rivers. The seven-night sailing, which will take runners through Burgundy and Provence, includes a hike through the Alpes region couple with a picnic lunch and Van Gogh tour, Tour de France run or walk, ViaRhona bike tour and optional run (5k, 10k or half marathon) in Paris. Fares start $3,750 for a window cabin.
The Theme: Moves 2 Inspire Fitness Cruise
The Dates: October 2 - 8, 2016
Details: Break a sweat with Zumba and boot camp classes, cool off in the refreshing Caribbean Sea, and let loose on themed party nights. The second annual Moves 2 Inspire cruise invites fitness junkies on Carnival Splendor for an energetic, relaxing and fun-filled week in the Caribbean. The ship, which sails from Miami roundtrip, will visit Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel -- offering activities day and night. Fares start at $597.04 for an inside cabin, based on double occupancy.
The Theme: Hungry Girl Cruise
The Dates: January 28 - February 4, 2017
Details: You might have seen her on "Good Morning America," "The View," "The Dr. Oz Show" or starring on Food Network or the Cooking Channel. Lisa Lillien, known as the Hungry Girl, is a New York Times best-selling author known for her unique guilt-free recipes, supermarket finds and weekly tips and tricks. Join her on her first-ever cruise onboard Holland America's Eurodam, as she hosts special activities such as a seminar on how to indulge on vacation without gaining weight, a "Swap Till You Drop" demo in which Lillien will exchange recipes and offer prizes, morning workouts by the pool and book signings. The ship will sail to Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas and the line's private island, Half Moon Cay, from Fort Lauderdale roundtrip. Fares start at 1,228 for an inside cabin, based on double occupancy.
The Theme: Holistic Holiday at Sea
The Dates: March 18 - 11, 2017
Details: Experts in holistic living and natural health join together for the 14th annual Holistic Holiday at Sea on MSC Divina. Emmy Award-winning host of the TV series, "Christina Cooks," Christina Pirello; pioneer of cardiovascular medicine and Olympic gold medalist, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., M.D.; and nutritional leader and author, Neal Barnard, M.D. are among the special guests who will be presenting onboard. For seven nights from Miami roundtrip, passengers can enjoy a variety of lectures, cooking classes and vegan, vegetarian and macrobiotic cuisine. The ship will call in Ocho Rios, the Cayman Islands, Cozumel and Nassau. Fares start at $1,399 for an inside cabin, based on double occupancy.