08 Aug 2014

Fitness offering to be elevated on graceful Crystal Symphony

Decorating the oceans of the world with its inspiring vessels, luxury cruise specialist, Crystal Cruises, has announced that its graceful giant, Crystal Symphony, is gearing up for a 19-day, $20 million revamp, set to further elevate its already eclectic fitness offering.

Scheduled to commence on September 9, the intricate project comprises various components, one of which includes the integration of highly-reputable Technogym products, services and solutions in the ship’s large indoor gym. Technogym will provide its premier cardio line – ARTIS, in addition to expanding Crystal Symphony’s strength training equipment line of Technogym’s Kinesis equipment.

The new indoor fitness experience will be fully immersive and technologically-orientated, available with an intuitive, tablet-like Unity interface programming system enabling guests to connect to music, data, workout-tracking or TV-watching.

Further to this, three of the stunning vessel’s decks – seven, eight and 12 – will be redesigned into a multi-level, outdoor ‘garden’ of fitness. Beginner, intermediate and advanced-level exercisers can enjoy high-tech amenities and a highly-efficient 25-minute, self-guided ‘Movement Journey’.

This is a curated circuit-training regimen, complete with warm-up and cool-down phases. The ship’s 360-degree Promenade Deck on deck seven will continue to offer several open-air fitness options, such as Walk on Water and Nordic Walking programmes.

“A Crystal vacation is about choices, and we continue to offer our guests more choices that cater to active travellers’ lifestyles,” said Edie Rodriguez, president, Crystal Cruises.

“Many travellers are committed to a fitness routine and do not want to forgo their healthy lifestyle while on vacation, while others may be eager to start a wellness regime for the first time. The options aboard Crystal ships suit those seeking an outdoor workout with grand ocean views, or a hi-tech experience for intense training,” he added.

The graceful giant’s redesign will additionally provide guests with a more open layout for the Crystal Plaza and Cove Bar on deck five as well as newly refreshed décor in the Crystal Spa & Salon and Bistro Café.