A guide to keeping fit on a cruise

A cruise holiday generally means lots of rest and relaxation, but many travellers are also eager to keep on top of their fitness regime while they’re out on the open seas.

For people who want their cruise to be all about good health, there are plenty of fitness-related themed trips to choose from.

Read on for our top five recommendations to keep fit off-shore:

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class

The fitness facilities on Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas are superb, with the prominent location on the top deck offering fantastic views.

There are three levels, with the top housing a wide variety of free weights, the second including stationary bikes and the lowest hosting fitness classes including TRX suspension training and Pilates.

The fitness centre also has a spinning studio, where cyclists can compete against one another keeping track of the leader on a massive TV screen.

With a two-lane jogging track and friendly staff this is a cruise fitness experience not to be missed.

Crystal Cruises

Crystal uses its ships’ wraparound promenades to offer two innovative programmes for walkers. Walking on Water utilises cotton vests that have pockets for weights, so walkers can increase their resistance training when striding around the deck.

Passengers can also take advantage of complimentary walking poles for Nordic Walking, a low-impact, full-body workout.

Use the Ladbrokes Casino Promo Code before travelling to give you extra funds to try out Kinesis personal fitness equipment, yoga, spinning and golf instruction with PGA professionals.

Norwegian’s Breakaway Class

Norwegian Breakaway and Getaway boasts the largest ropes course at sea.

The adrenaline-pumping feature includes more than 40 obstacles, including ‘The Plank’ – which extends eight feet from the side of the ship and towers over the water.

There is also a sports court, mini-golf and a rock-climbing wall.

Thomson Cruises

Thomson carries its own mountain and touring bikes onboard, ensuring cyclists are well-catered for during their cruise.

The company offers guided bike rides in many destinations which include breaks for sightseeing and taking photographs.

Passengers are offered a variety of route options, ensuring that both novice and experienced cyclists can enjoy this service.

Norwegian’s Pride of America

Hawaii is one of the best destinations for active pursuits, and the Pride of America is the only ship to sail year-round seven-night cruises to the islands.

You can go for a rainforest and waterfall hike, learn to surf or windsurf, golf at beautiful seaside courses, bike down the slopes of a dormant volcano, kayak through a wildlife refuge, scuba or snorkel and take a horseback ride by the beach.

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