Extreme Athlete to Complete Marathon at Sea Aboard the Award-Winning Crystal Serenity | Business Wire

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Proving in the most definitive way that one need not abandon a regular

fitness routine while on vacation — even a luxury vacation at sea — Crystal

Cruises has set a comprehensive lineup of health and fitness experts

for its December 6 Mind, Body &. Spirit theme cruise. Aboard

the 14-day Crystal

Serenity sailing from New Orleans to Miami, world renowned extreme

runner Dane Rauschenberg will complete a full marathon on the

award-winning ship on December 11, 2016 while cruising the Caribbean

Sea. A 26.2-mile feat that translates to approximately 96 laps around

the 360-degree Promenade Deck. Once completed, Rauschenberg will be the

first to run a marathon at sea. The challenge is the latest in

Rauschenberg’s long career as a long-distance runner, which has seen him

complete 52 marathons in 52 consecutive weekends, as well as a 350-mile

run up the coast of his native Oregon and a 202-mile relay, solo. Noted

as a powerful, passionate and engaging speaker, Rauschenberg will share

tales and experiences from his colourful career during presentations in

Crystal Serenity’s posh lounges and theaters.

“‘Mind, Body &. Spirit’ voyages are among our most popular, as our guests

aren't just culturally and globally savvy travelers. Also active

and inquisitive individuals,” says Crystal CEO and President Edie

Rodriguez. “To have such a passionate athlete as Dane Rauschenberg

aboard will certainly entertain. Also inspire travelers, whether

they, too, are avid runners or prefer sunset walks around the promenade.

The point is, there is always an option for those who seek health and

wellness activities, even while travelling the world.”

Joining Rauschenberg in the wellness focused programming are meditation

and yoga instructor Dina Michelle and lifestyle and wellness expert

Barbara Udell. Michelle, will offer classes in the state-of-the-art

fitness center, while Udell will share her experiences and research in

the fields of lifestyle, longevity and behavioural health education.

Beyond the specialized theme programming on board, health-minded guests

can take advantage of numerous amenities and activities for fitness and

wellness. Recent upgrades to Crystal Serenity’s fitness facilities

include an Outdoor Fitness Garden, with innovative equipment curated

into a self-guided “Movement Journey,” utilising the glass-blasted

stainless steel equipment and features adjustments for beginner,

intermediate and advanced fitness levels with warm-up, circuit training

and cool-down phases. Indoors, the fully equipped and spacious fitness

centre is staffed by expert personal trainers and outfitted with top

line technology including TechnoGym cardio equipment and TechnoGym’s

Kinesis™ resistance training equipment. Speciality classes include ‘Tour

de Cycle’ spin, yoga and Pilates Reformer® sessions, while

each dining venue on board features fresh, healthful options that cater

to most any dietary restrictions and needs.

The 14-day “Bourbon

Street to South Beach” voyage overnights in the Big Easy before

embarking for Grand Cayman, British West Indies. Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Willemstad, Curaçao. Martinique/Fort-de-France, French West Indies.

Guadeloupe/Point-a-Pitre, West Indies. St. Barts/Gustavia, French West

Indies. Turks &. Caicos, UK. Miami, Florida. All-inclusive cruise

only fares begin at $3,800 per person.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel

professional, call 888-799-2437. Visit www.crystalcruises.com.

Join the hundreds of thousands who follow the Crystal

Cruises’ Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter

and Instagram to engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.

Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™, having

earned more “World’s Best” accolades than any other cruise line, hotel,

or resort in history. Crystal Cruises has won “World’s Best Cruise Ship”

in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years. Been voted

“World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20

years. The “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for three

consecutive years (2014, 2015 &. 2016). In summer 2015, Crystal embarked

on the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel

and hospitality, introducing three new classes of cruising — the

recently launched Crystal Yacht Cruises (December 2015), Crystal River

Cruises (July 2016) — the “World’s Only Luxury River Cruise Line,”

Crystal Exclusive Class Ocean Cruises and Residences (Fall 2019),

Crystal Luxury Air (April 2016) and Crystal AirCruises (2017).



Crystal Cruises
Paul M. Garcia
Director, Global Public Relations
Molly Morgan
Publicist, Public Relations
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