Destination Immersion

Six Ways To Keep Fit While Cruising

Friday, November 29, 2019
By Azamara

Vacations are made for indulging. And if you’ve been on an Azamara voyage before, you know we just love to spoil our guests. From incredible onboard dining to eating your way through each port of call, a cruise brings endless opportunities to treat yourself.

Does the idea of fruity cocktails and sweet treats have you fearing for your waistline? No one wants to think about their diet during a vacation. Try these six simple tips to stay active during your Azamara cruise, and you can feel good about your vacation indulgences!

Plan Ahead

When planning the perfect vacation, you have a few decisions to make. You’ve chosen an Azamara voyage (well done!) – where will we take you? Each destination has something unique and exciting to offer. Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico are great destinations for adventurers, while Japan and the Mediterranean are ideal for foodies and history buffs.   

Looking for adventure? Choose a cruise destination with great snorkeling, like Mexico or Australia.

Before your cruise, consider the types of activities you plan to partake in. Will you be snorkeling? Hitting the treadmill? Playing a few rounds of golf? Make sure you pack accordingly. Our extensive collection of Azamara Shore Excursions offers guests a wide range of experiences. Which ones will best suit your travel personality? Luckily, we have a fun quiz to help you figure that out!

No matter what you have planned, you’ll need a comfortable pair of walking shoes, a small bag for carrying your essentials while in port, and light layers.

Hit The Ground Walking

Staying active during a vacation doesn’t mean you have to start every morning with an intense workout. It can be as simple as exploring the destinations you visit on foot!

Wearing an activity tracker during your vacation will give you a fun look at how far you’ve walked while sightseeing. You’ll hit 10,000 steps in no time when you’re strolling the streets of the world’s greatest cities! 

Exploring a destination on foot is about more than just exercise, too. Walking tours are a great way to really get the feel for a city’s atmosphere. Join one of our Cruise Global, Walk Local tours and have an expert guide you, providing interesting insider insights along the way.

Fuel Up

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be properly fueling your body. After all, you don’t want to run out of steam while you’re exploring. Avoid getting “hangry” (hungry + angry) by eating regular and well-balanced meals.

In addition to a frothy cappuccino to start your morning, try an energizing ginger shot or a nutrient-packed smoothie from Windows Café. Don’t forget that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Fresh fruit, yogurt, custom omelets, and other hearty breakfast options will help kick start your day.

Guests love visiting the Mosaic Cafe onboard Aazmara ships for a morning coffee!

While in port, keep your sightseeing stamina up by stopping for lunch. Tasting local cuisine is one of the best ways to experience a city #AzaLocal! Many of our shore excursions include a delicious, authentic lunch. It’s the perfect way to recharge your batteries and enjoy a unique travel experience.

At dinner, indulge in one of our signature delectable desserts but include some vegetables in your meal, too. Onboard our ships the salads are so tasty you won’t even realize they’re good for you.

Nama-Stay In Shape

There are lots of ways to fit in a little exercise while onboard an Azamara ship. Our state of the art onboard fitness centers are equipped with lifecycles, treadmills, stair-steppers, and weights. Your time on the treadmill will fly by with the perfect playlist and stunning ocean views! Would you rather breathe in the fresh ocean air when you walk or run? Then head up to Deck 10 where you’ll find the jogging track.

If you prefer to exercise in a group, join one of the many complimentary fitness classes offered onboard. Sunset yoga is a great way to relax and stretch your muscles after a busy day of exploring in port.

For a little extra attention, treat yourself to a customized personal training session, private Pilates session, or the Sanctum Spa’s popular Body Sculpt Boot Camp.

Stay in shape when you cruise by taking advantage of onboard classes and state of the art gym equipment.

Spin Your Wheels

The best kind of exercise is so fun, you don’t even realize it’s exercise. A bike tour is an easy and enjoyable way to explore a destination – and as an added bonus, it just happens to burn a few calories, too.

Why bike? To start, it’s often the way locals get around. Cities like Amsterdam, San Francisco, Copenhagen, and Berlin have invested in cycling infrastructure, making getting around on two wheels a quintessential part of local life. For a real, authentic experience (or, should we say, a wheel, authentic experience) take a bicycle for a spin. It’s easy with our Cruise Global, Bike Local shore excursions!

Bust A Move

Who says exercise is for the daylight hours? You can burn a lot of calories dancing the night away! When you cruise with Azamara, you’ll want to pack your dancing shoes and an outfit for our signature White Night deck parties. At these shindigs, guests enjoy an incredible al fresco buffet meal before the pool deck is turned into an outdoor dance floor. A live band keeps the tunes coming late into the night.

The friendly, club-like atmosphere and intimate size of Azamara ships lends itself well to making friends onboard. You’ll love meeting up with them after dinner in the Living Room, where a DJ spins hits that will have you on the dance floor in no time.

Are you ready to blend fun and fitness during your next vacation? Start planning your next voyage by checking out our current promotions

Featured Cruises

Recent Articles

cruise ship departing harbor

World Vegetarian Day: A Q&A with Azamara Cruises' Executive Chef

On World Vegetarian Day, we wanted to delve into the world of vegetarian and vegan dining onboard Azamara Cruises. We sat down with Azamara Cruises' Executive Chef, Chef Colin Jones, to uncover the secrets behind Azamara's plant-based offerings. From sustainable sourcing to crafting delicious dishes, Chef Colin shares his insights and inspirations, giving you a taste of the experiences that await.

cruise ship departing harbor

4 Tips to Book an Amazing Labor Day Sale on a Cruise in 2023

You’ve got a city in mind and you’re searching for the best Labor Day sale on a cruise that will take you there! Whether you’re seeking a promo on a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, or if you’d like to fly to an exciting city around the world and spend time there before embarking on a cruise ship, we have some tips on what to look for when choosing your cruise deal. This will help you enjoy your vacation to the maximum.

Dubrovnik, Croatia at dusk

Seven Things to do in Croatia

Croatia has seen a sort of transformation recently, one that has taken it from a hidden gem of coastal delights to one of the hottest travel destinations in Europe. What makes this small Balkan nation so appealing? It could be the brilliant sapphire waters of the Adriatic and spectacular white beaches. Or maybe it’s the medieval architecture and walled towns steeped in history begging to be uncovered. Or perhaps it’s the friendly, welcoming people and unique folk culture.