Details: This fall you can embark on a vacation that will help you improve both your mental and physical well-being. As you sail roundtrip from Miami to Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten on this weeklong cruise aboard Norwegian Epic, you'll get to attend a host of holistic workshops, classes and events led by renowned professionals. Each day you can choose from various morning exercise classes including yoga, meditation and Qigong in addition to classes and seminars on such topics as humor, eco-therapy and integrative medicine. You will even have exclusive admittance to private parties and performances throughout the sailing. Rates start at $1,267 per person with an inside cabin. Continuing Education units are available for nurses and mental health professionals.
Details: The Susan G. Komen foundation will be hosting its inaugural fundraising cruise aboard Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam this November. A Cruise for the Cure will help raise money through fares and various activities for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. Passengers on the 7-night cruise will sail from Fort Lauderdale roundtrip throughout the Caribbean, making stops such as San Juan, Puerto Rico and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. Onboard activities include an exclusive sailaway concert performance by a surprise celebrity guest, lunch and learn seminars conducted by breast cancer experts, culinary demonstrations by an onboard executive Top Chef, a silent auction and pink party benefiting the foundation, daily zumba classes and a spa day on November 13, in which 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated. Fares currently start at $599 for an interior cabin. A portion of each traveler's fare also will be donated.
Details: The variety of dining and exercise options make cruises ideal vacations for families with children who have diabetes. This school break-timed holiday cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas will include nutrition and fitness workshops, special events for kids and group dinners. The cruise sails roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale and stops in Cozumel. Rates start from $538 per person for an inside cabin; for every cabin booked, $100 will go to diabetes research.
Details:Princess Cruises is expecting to raise $1 million for the American Heart Association this winter on Cruise with Heart, a five-night themed fundraising cruise aboard Ruby Princess during American Heart Month. Sailing from February 10 - 15, passengers -- whose cruise fares will apply to the proceeds and be matched by Princess -- will be able to engage in guest speaker seminars and a variety of educational and health-based activities, including a fundraiser run on deck and healthy cooking demonstrations. The cruise will sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, with stops in Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Fares start at $599 for an inside cabin and include a tax-deductible donation.