LOS ANGELES, September 13, 2010 â€“ To jump start New Year’s resolutions, best-selling fitness author and head trainer for â€œDr. Philâ€™s Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge,â€ Robert Reames, along with guest specialists in Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi and even paddle tennis, will headline Crystal Symphonyâ€™s December 5 ultra-luxury Mind, Body & Spirit voyage. The Experience of Discovery cruise, with comprehensive wellness programming and complimentary instruction throughout, departs round-trip from Los Angeles for Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan.
Robert Reames, who has also appeared as a guest expert on various major television networks, including CBSâ€™s Early Show and Fox Morning News, will lead informative presentations, as well as more intimate question-and-answer sessions for guests to address specific issues. Other experts include:
Anita Sanci â€“ A certified, professional Kripalu Yoga teacher and Yoga Teachersâ€™ Alliance facilitator, Sanci will teach classes for all levels;
Tracey Mallett â€“ The internationally renowned Pilates and fitness coach will teach Pilates mat and Reformer group classes;
Dr. Martin Lee â€“ Lee, founder of the Tai Chi Cultural Institute will teach classes and lecture on youthful longevity;
Anand Amritraj â€“ Amritraj, among the first Indian members of the international tennis team and, with his brother, a semi-finalist in menâ€™s doubles at Wimbledon, will give lessons on Crystalâ€™s paddle tennis courts.
â€œThe caliber of these instructors allows travelers to maintain their wellness practices while on vacation, or learn something new from extremely knowledgeable teachers,â€ says Chris Corrigall, manager, entertainment. â€œThe convenience of domestic air travel reduces stress for North American guests, and the seven-day itinerary is an ideal opportunity for new guests to sample Crystal.â€
Along with special guests and theme-related programs, Crystal boasts numerous complimentary options for guests seeking health and wellness on vacation, including the lineâ€™s Exclusive Walk on Water program; State-of-the-Art Kinesisâ„¢ Equipment; Tour de Spin Indoor Cycling Classes; and acupuncture treatments, as well as low-fat, low-carb and sugar-free options on virtually every menu.
Per person, promotional Two-for-one cruise fares start at $2,165 (double occupancy), and include $500 per person â€˜All Inclusive â€“ As You Wishâ€™ shipboard credit. Guests booking by September 30 save an additional $500 per person on verandah staterooms or penthouses. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.