World’s First Active Lifestyle Cruises About To Launch
Blue World Voyages is set to become the first cruise that is 100% dedicated to active, healthy lifestyles and holistic wellness – everything from the ship’s design and its onboard programs, to the dining options and even the on-shore excursions.
The inaugural cruise ship, which is set to launch in 2019, will be a 350-passenger luxury vessel with a large list of jaw-dropping health and wellness features, including:
Spa deck – which will include spa pool, indoor and outdoor treatment rooms and solarium, along with twelve private Bali beds so that guests may choose to sleep under the stars (breakfast included).
Sports deck – an entire deck incorporating high definition golf and soccer simulators, batting cages, yoga, spin and TRX studios to name a few.
Sea water “lap pool” – a rare feature generally seen on luxury yachts, this floating platform is perfect for open water swim training, or for those who prefer kayaking, is equipped with docking ports.
Blue World Voyages even offers permanent living among the luxury holiday-makers, with 26 suites available to purchase as a residence.
The cruise line will also become one of the first to down-size a cruise ship, in a bid to offer staterooms that are twice the conventional size, accommodating large bathrooms and walk-in robes designed to house a variety of sporting and active gear.
In terms of on-shore activities, Blue World Voyages has carefully chosen their itineraries based on local activities such as cycling, hiking, running, golf, kayaking, and kitesurfing, and a variety locations ideal for mental wellness activities like yoga and meditation. “We are creating a cruise line that responds to the preferences of active, athletic-minded individuals, or for those looking to move in that direction,” said John B. Richards, Blue World Co-Founder and CEO.
Gene Meehan, Blue World Founder and experienced health and fitness entrepreneur, has put together a top tier team of cruise, spa, marketing, and hotel professionals in the hopes of expanding to three ships within five years. “However, along the way, we can never lose sight of our mission: to operate an environmentally friendly ‘green ship’ where we care as much about our passenger’s good health as we do about our crew.”
There are currently 42 million ‘conscious consumers’ in the US alone; people that aspire to eat well, exercise, travel, and learn new skills and information. “This is not a trend, it’s a lifestyle, and it’s growing quickly all around the world. Currently, there are no ships in the global cruise fleet that cater exclusively to this market,” adds Meehan. “Blue World has the opportunity to be the first and we will scale up to lead this new niche market.”