The experience is part of an inclusive offering that cruisers choose while booking. It begins pre-cruise with a questionnaire used to determine the specific goals of each participant. Then it targets all aspects of healthy lifestyle, ranging from exercise and healthy eating to weight loss, all of which can be carried over after the fitness cruise.
Additionally, the program provides a one-time consultation with personal trainer (extra training sessions are available for a fee); special shore excursions (jogging in Olympia, hiking in Bergen); fitness classes like hula hooping, barre, yoga, Pilates, cycling that focus on core and bodyweight movements; resistance bands and a workout mat for in-cabin use, TechnoGym workout gear and laundry for exercise clothing; healthy food options in the dining rooms and buffets onboard, including a healthy menu; a medical evaluation with ship's doctor, who will test guest's blood pressure and perform an EKG and lipid panel; and access to mywellnessapp of the fitness manufacturer TechnoGym.
The Wellness Experience is between the five inclusive packages from which cruisers can choose while booking their journey. Those who wish to participate can do so from US$929 per person for a 7-night sailing, including accommodations. The personalized program aboard the newest ship of the line, MSC Seaside (debuting in November 2017) will be available on the rest of the vessels in the fleet as their summer sailings 2017 are released for booking.