Join MSC Opera For a 13-Day Wellbeing Experience

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (Aug. 14, 2007) — Join MSC Opera’s wellbeing cruise – a vacation filled with personal pampering. Give yourself the luxury of a proper relaxing break, discover the true sense of time and find the equilibrium that comes from having a harmonious body and soul on this special MSC Cruises’ sailing.

The ship departs Saturday, Sept. 1 from Copenhagen and cruises to Kiel, in Germany, a natural port and gateway to the cities of Hamburg and Lubeck. After a day at sea, the ship arrives in Dover before departing for the Iberian Peninsula. Here MSC Opera will call at the Spanish ports of La Coruna and Malaga, with a chance to visit Granada and its spectacular Alhambra Palace. Then cruise to Valletta, capital of Malta, followed by the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Finally arrive in style and feeling new at the port of Venice on Sept. 13.

On board you will enjoy a unique journey to discover the perfect sense of wellbeing. Make the most of the seminars offered by experts, demonstrations and free consultations, to improve and enhance your health and wellbeing. MSC Cruises has joined forces with the Italian Medical-Scientific Society AIDAP (Associazione Italiana Disturbi dell’Alimentazione e del Peso) to offer a special wellbeing cruise with a series of meetings and seminars dedicated to sensible eating habits and weight control, supervised by dieticians and nutritionists. Upon arrival, all participants will receive a food diary and a calorie-counting device provided by AIDAP.

The seminars will center on breathing techniques, the importance of personal contact and, among other aspects, the effects of lava stones, shiatsu and Thai massage, chakra and use of crystals. Additionally there will be practical demonstrations and regenerating courses in the Techno gym, special dietary menus and wellbeing cocktails plus pre-programmed fitness courses. Special wellbeing packages with MSC Cruises are a must – all you have to do is abandon your senses to the Balinese and Thai massage, reflexology and pressotherapy.

Once the treatments and the seminars are over, you can dive into one of the onboard pools, eliminate toxins with a sauna or Turkish bath or burn off a few more calories by running along the jogging track. Allow yourself to be massaged by the bubbles in the Hydromassage baths, clear your mind as you relax in the relaxation room. Then treat yourself to a few beauty treatments and visit the onboard hairdressers. The enjoyment is all yours….

Cruise-only prices begin at $1,295 per person, double occupancy based on MSC Cruises’ “Best Fair, Best Room” promotion, which provides guests with the best stateroom available within their desired category at the time of booking; government fees and taxes are additional.

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