MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - July 26, 2016) - After selling out in 2016, dance-fitness leader Zumba is teaming up with Royal Caribbean International for the second year in a row to host the vacation of a lifetime aboard the Zumba® Cruise. Setting sail from Miami, FL. on April 23, 2017, the five-night Zumba Cruise onboard Navigator of the Seas will feature exclusive Zumba activities and experiences, and visit tropical destinations Nassau, Bahamas and Cozumel, Mexico.
"We were thrilled with the incredible response we got from the success of the 2016 Zumba cruise. There's no better way to enjoy the dance and fitness activities of Zumba than combined with the Royal Caribbean experience, with features such as the ice-skating rinks, rock-climbing walls, delectable dining and world-class entertainment," said Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President, Sales and Trade Support and Service. "We're excited to host Zumba once again, and now on Navigator of the Seas."
Throughout the adventure at sea, guests will experience Zumba at an entirely new "sea-level," with daily Zumba-themed classes as well as master classes taught by Zumba® creator Beto Perez and more than 50 additional celebrity Zumba® instructors. All classes will be filled with live music to the beats of celebrity DJs and live musicians. In addition to burning calories (and having fun while doing it), vacationers can enjoy more than 20 live music concerts with some of the hottest artists, soak up the sun, relax and take advantage of the ship's signature amenities, which include ice skating, rock climbing, nightlife, the casino, a variety of dining venues, the rejuvenating Vitality Spa and Fitness Center and running track.
"We have been overwhelmed with requests to bring back the Zumba Cruise because the experience with Royal Caribbean was truly one of a kind and a wild success," said Zumba CEO, Alberto Perlman. "With new destinations, new experiences and new opportunities on Royal Caribbean, we are truly excited to offer our guests and their families another opportunity to have the vacation of a lifetime and a chance for Zumba fans around the world to celebrate and dance together outside of the class setting."
Vacationers and Zumba® fans alike can get their vacation in their calendars now and take advantage of the sun while they torch calories and have fun. To browse fun memories from 2016, travelers can search for #ZumbaCruise on social media, and visit zumba-cruise.com for more details and to make their 2017 Zumba® Cruise reservation.
About Zumba Fitness, LLC
Founded in 2001, Zumba is the largest branded fitness company in the world - reporting more than 15 million weekly participants, in 200,000 locations, across 186 countries. Known as "exercise in disguise", Zumba® blends contagious world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for an effective, total-body workout that feels more like a party than exercise. In addition to its original Zumba® program, the company offers 10 Zumba® specialty classes- from aquatic-based to those specifically designed for active older adults and children. In 2016, Zumba launched its first non-dance, HIIT-based workout called STRONG by Zumba™, based on Synced Music Motivation. The Zumba® lifestyle is rounded out by the company's many consumer product offerings, including DVDs, video games and original music, activewear and footwear, nutrition drink line "Zumba Shake Shake Shake™" and interactive Fitness-Concert™ events. For more information about Zumba's programs and products, or to find a live class, visit zumba.com. Visit the ZLife blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
A quick note about the Zumba® Mark
Zumba® was coined by us to identify our company as the source of fun and effective fitness programs combining easy-to-follow moves with invigorating world rhythms. When referring to our mark, we ask that you help us protect the thousands of instructors who teach Zumba® classes by following these guidelines:
- Capitalize the letter "Z" in our Zumba® mark
- Use the mark to describe our products or services (e.g., "the Zumba® program," "Zumba® class," "Zumba® instructor," or "Zumba® DVDs")
- Use the ® symbol after the word Zumba®
- Never use "Zumba" as a noun or verb (e.g., "You'll love to Zumba" or "They went to Zumba")
- Never alter the mark (e.g., "Zumbamania" or "Zumbatastic")
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