Fitness Facilities & Activities
Relax, rejuvenate and enrich your mind, body and spirit with the most comprehensive fitness and wellness offerings at sea. A vacation in and of itself is intended to be rejuvenating, and our fitness facilities are designed to provide an added element of harmonizing enrichment to your travels. Our extensive roster of specialized programs will help you maintain, or even begin, a fitness regimen while traveling.
The Fitness Center
The Fitness Center also features cardio machines such as LifeFitness® treadmills complete with individual flat-screen televisions, cross trainers, recumbent and upright life cycles and steppers, all with heart rate sensors, the LifeFitness Pro Series® of strength equipment, and a range of free weights and mats.
Fresh fruit, fresh fish, creative salads, and low-calorie and low-carb meals add to a healthy dining experience available throughout the ships.
> Fitness Classes, Seminars & Services
- Tour de Spin Indoor Cycling
- Step Harmony
- Aerobic Symphony
- Pilates (mat-based)
- Pathway to Yoga
- Body Sculpt/Core Conditioning
- Lower Body Workout (Bums, Tums and Thighs)
- Circuit Training
- Gym Orientation
- Gym Equipment Demonstration
- Aqua Aerobics (offered occasionally)
- Slimming and Nutrition
- Back & Joint Care
- Introduction To Pilates
- Detox For Weight Loss
- Personal Training Sessions
- Body Composition Analysis
- WOW (Walk-On-Water) Program featuring Debbie Rocker's exclusive WALKVEST®
> Other exercise opportunities
- Daily Walk-A-Thon with the Sports Director
- Full Promenade Deck for Walking & Jogging (3.7 laps = 1 mile Crystal Symphony®; 3.35 laps = 1 mile on Crystal Serenity®)
- Paddle Tennis -- Individual Play & Tournaments (two courts on Crystal Serenity)
- Golf Driving Range
- Seahorse lap pool
- Table Tennis
- Tai Chi through the Tai Chi Cultural Institute (on selected sailings)
- Health & Fitness Experiences of Discovery® theme cruises (on selected sailings)
On any voyage anywhere in the world, golf enthusiasts may wish to take advantage of the golf driving ranges and putting greens found aboard each ship. Featuring TaylorMade – the best performance golf equipment in the world – you might take a swing with a prestigious r7 quad driver, the acclaimed 2005 RAC OS irons, the Mezza Monza putter, or the r5 dual Type N – the most forgiving driver TaylorMade has ever engineered. Crystal’s comprehensive golf program features right- and left-handed clubs for both men and women, as well as golf clinics and instruction by PGA golf pros on most sailings.
Selected itineraries are dedicated Experiences of Discovery Golf cruises, featuring PGA golf celebrities and optional Crystal Adventures® to world-famous courses.
Paddle Tennis Courts
A full-size, enclosed paddle tennis court on the ship-top Sun Deck aboard both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony. Table tennis is also available on the open decks on both ships: Crystal Serenity (deck 6, aft) and Crystal Symphony (deck 8, aft).
Recalling the genteel ambiance of days of ocean travel long ago, Shuffleboard courts are located on the teak Promenade Deck.
Pools / Jacuzzis
We have sparkling pools and Jacuzzis on our ships for relaxation and exercise during your cruise. We ask that you help us maintain the standards of cleanliness for which we are known by following these guidelines:
For everyone’s safety, please refrain from bringing glass into the pool areas. Only plastic containers for beverages may be used around the pools and Jacuzzis.
In compliance with United States Public Health regulations, children wearing diapers (including swimming diapers) and children who are not toilet-trained are restricted from using the pools and Jacuzzis.
Please also note the following:
- 3- to 12-year-olds: Must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian at all times
- 13- to 17-year-olds: May use the facilities on their own, unaccompanied by parent or legal guardian
- There are no lifeguards on duty
- Proper pool behavior is required at all times
Walk On Water / 360° Promenade Deck
Walking is the number one exercise in the world, and fitness expert Debbie Rocker designed her Walk-On-Water WOW® program exclusively for Crystal®, all so you can maintain or even expand your fitness program in idyllic settings around the world.
Utilizing Rocker’s innovative WALKVEST® Training System, a lightweight cotton vest with weight pockets strategically located around the mid-section so that added weight is evenly distributed for safety and comfort while walking, the program takes full advantage of the 360° teak Promenade Deck on each ship – a unique feature not found on many of today’s cruise ships. The program includes customized motivational music-driven audiotapes, a day-by-day guided walking program, and educational instructions on how to walk safely and effectively on deck.
Nordic Walking Program
Crystal Cruises is committed to offer fitness-minded guests a variety of innovative wellness programs, including our new Nordic Walking Program by exclusive provider LEKI USA, a leading manufacturer of skiing, trekking and Nordic Walking Poles.
Specifically designed to engage the entire body, Nordic Walking Poles feature rubber tips to push off various surfaces like our wide teak decks, and help distribute stress while walking, increase stability, improve balance, and alleviate the steady impact of running and jogging, while offering similar benefits. Using these innovative poles exercises both the upper and lower body while walking, adding to the cardiovascular benefit and burning up to 46% more calories than walking without them.
Nordic Walking Poles are available, complimentarily, to guests to use aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity and are also available to purchase by contacting the onboard fitness director.