A new project costing 11 million pounds is currently being worked on at Crystal Cruises onboard their ship Symphony. This project, part of their latest renovation, is an enormous outdoor fitness garden that is due to have nothing short of state-of-the-art exercise facilities.
The equipment will be supplied by Technogym’s cardio line, ARTIS, known as the best available in the industry for cardio and strengthening exercises. Exercise will never be as enjoyable when utilising the interface programming system in the form of a tablet, giving participants the chance to connect to music, data, workout-tracking or even television.
This garden will be positioned in the open areas on Deck 7 and Deck 8 as well as Deck 12 aft. There will also be a ‘Movement Journey’ that will evaluate the passenger’s fitness level and train them on how to make the best use of the equipment.
The ship’s 360-degree promenade on Deck 7 offers several open-air fitness options including their ‘Walk on Water and Nordic Walking’ programs.
Crystal Symphony was equally innovative when she first set sail in 1995 and refitted in 2006. The ship is known for their roomy cabins with all outside cabins offering 202 square feet and large deluxe cabins with verandas offering an amazingly large 246 square feet. Suites are a massive 982 square feet and offer features such as separate lounge and dining room.
All of the 461 cabins onboard the Symphony contain a luxurious queen sized bed as well as flat-screen television, DVD player and a minibar with complimentary drinks and snacks. In addition, there is a spacious bathroom with terrycloth bathrobes, two sinks and a bathtub/shower combination.
With four restaurants in total guests can indulge in fine international cuisine prepared by their talented team of chefs. ‘The Lido’ is a buffet with a breakfast bar in the mornings. ‘The Trident Bar & Grill’ by the poolside offers casual fare including burgers, the Asian fusion restaurant, the Silk Road which is run by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa and the Italian restaurant Prego which specialises in dishes from North Italy.
You can also get a bite to eat at the café, ‘The Bistro’ for pastries or the ‘Palm Court’ for afternoon tea and canapés.
The service is always impeccable and Crystal Symphony’s enrichment programs really do excel. Obtain some knowledge in art, history, French, music, piano playing and even wine tasting.
Lighter fun activities include a trivia quiz, Scrabble, mah-jongg, bingo, and daily movies in the ship’s cinema. There is also ‘Luxe’, the ship’s nightclub as well as a large casino with plenty of gambling games to test your luck.
Crystal cruises believe that cardio exercise, resistance training and stretching are needed to remain in shape whilst on your cruise holiday. Exercise tends to be at the bottom of the priority list, but it’s nice to know that Crystal can offer their guests something a little different with these latest innovations.
Written by Veronica Shine