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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 11 - 18, 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.
The Theme: Marathon Expeditions' Running Cruises
The Dates: Various dates in 2017
Details: Trade in the treadmill for scenic trails throughout Alaska, the South of France or Caribbean on one of three running-themed cruises offered by Marathon Expeditions. Activities vary by itinerary but generally include multiple 5k runs/walks and exclusive fitness classes led by guest instructors. See below for a breakdown of each cruise.
Caribbean Running Cruise, February 5 - 12: From San Juan roundtrip, Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas will take runners to Dominica, Barbados, Grenada and other Southern Caribbean ports. Activities include a rainforest hike, beach 5k or 10k and a 4-Mile "Pirate Amazing Race." Fares start at $1,468 per person, based on double occupancy.
The Great Alaskan Running Cruise, July 21 - 28: Onboard Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas, runners will cruise from Anchorage to Vancouver, visiting places such as Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway and Hubbard Glacier. Activities include a "Welcome to Alaska" party, Moosehead 5K and a run/walk through the Tongass National Forest followed by a campfire and salmon bake. Fares start at $2,124 per person, based on double occupancy.
The South of France Running Cruise, October 21 - 28: Run, walk or hike your way through France's picturesque Rhone and Saone Rivers. From Arles to Lyon, AmaWaterways' AmaDagio will call at Avignon, Viviers, Tournon, Vienne and Beaujolais. Runners will have a chance to hike the Alpes, enjoy a picnic lunch and Van Gogh Tour, cycle along the ViaRhona route and run or walk along the Tour de France, among other activities. Fares start at $3,750 per person, based on double occupancy.