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The Theme: Caribbean Running Cruise
The Dates: January 31 - February 8, 2015
Details: In an era of increasing options of themed 5-ks, mud runs and marathons, runners may enjoy a change of pace on the eight-night Caribbean Running Cruise. Taking place aboard Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas, this running theme cruise allows athletes to experience running in four beautiful locations (St. Maarten; St. Kitts; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Labadee, Haiti) while enjoying a stage race (1.2 to 13 miles of road, trail and deck runs); additional distance runs; guest speakers, running icon John "The Penguin" Bingham and athlete and author Jenny Hadfield; seminars on running, racing, nutrition, strength training and more; and various social events. Fares start at $938 for an inside cabin.
The Theme: The Zen Cruise cruise
The Dates: February 9 - 14, 2015
Details: World-class yoga, mindfulness and meditation, ecstatic dance, soul-thriving music, sacred land tours and more will come together in the Zen Cruise this winter. Sailing from Fort Lauderdale roundtrip, Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas will host the 5-night Zen Cruise as it makes its way to Jamaica to Haiti. More than 50 yoga and healing arts classes as well as a number of insightful presentations are available during the day. At night, passengers can enjoy live performances from acts such as Nahko and Medicine for the People and Ash Ruiz, electronic dance music, private cocktail parties and sound healing. Fares start at $849 for an inside cabin.
The Theme: The Danube River Marathon Adventure
The Dates: April 28 - May 5, 2015
Details: Runners rejoice. On April 28, 2015, runners can get the best of both worlds -- enjoying the sport and relaxing on the Danube River -- aboard AmaWaterways' AmaDolce. The seven-night Danube River Marathon Adventure cruise begins in Budapest, Hungary, and calls in Bratislava, Slovakia and ports throughout Austria and Germany before ending in Vilshofen, Germany. Features include a stage race (1.2 to 13 miles of road, trail and deck runs); additional distance runs; guest speakers, running icon John "The Penguin" Bingham and athlete and author Jenny Hadfield; seminars on running, racing, nutrition, strength training and more; and various social events. Fares start at $3,805 for a French balcony cabin.
The Theme: European Waterways' golf theme cruises
The Dates: Various dates in 2015
Avid golfers have an opportunity to tee off in scenic Scotland, on one of two golf theme cruises offered by European Waterways. On May 10 and October 4, the line's Scottish Highlander will make its way from Muirtown to Banavie, calling at a number of special themed locations along the way. Passengers can enjoy rounds at the world-renowned Royal Dornoch Championship (an 18-hold Par 70 golf course), the 18-hole Par 72 Castle Stuart overlooking the Moray Firth inlet and the hidden Fort Augustus golf course, known as the hardest nine-hole golf course in Scotland. The ship will also embark on an exciting yet daring adventure through Loch Ness, where the infamous Loch Ness Monster is believed to live. All-inclusive fares start at $4,090 per person, plus a $900 supplement for golfers which includes pre-booked tee times and transfers to and from the clubs.