First Feelgood Cruise sets sail onboard AIDAstella

   June 2, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

On November 5th, 2023, the first Feelgood Cruise (fitness-themed voyage) sets sail, providing guests with a rejuvenating escape from the stresses of everyday life. This unique sailing is designed to prioritize health and well-being, offering an unforgettable experience that promotes physical fitness, mental balance, nutrition, and overall wellness in a sustainable manner. Guests can enjoy the diverse range of experiences offered by an AIDA cruise vacation while also participating in a variety of workouts and exploring the latest trends.

A team of experts, including renowned athletes such as Olympic champion Julius Brink, exceptional athlete Kristina Vogel, and AIDA gourmet patrons, have curated a comprehensive program tailored to the guests' needs, both onboard and onshore.

In collaboration with the IFAA (International Fitness and Aerobic Academy), the cruise promises not only challenging fitness classes but also fun and entertainment. International experts provide a wide range of over 70 high-quality fitness courses suitable for beginners and advanced athletes.

The program includes athletic sessions led by IFAA master trainer Rebecca Barthel, who specializes in functional training, offering exciting activities like TosoX, HIIT, and Power Dumbbell. Ivam da Silva, an international dance and fitness presenter and Capoeira master from Brazil bring Latin American rhythms and Brazilian flair to the cruise, with sessions such as Latin Dance, Brazilian Abdominal-Leg-Po, and Capoeira. Petra Havelkova, an instructor and mental coach, presents Pilates Flow, the Barre Workout, and her own developed concept called "DAYO" (Dance Yoga). Nicole Hofrichter, a former competitive inline speed skater and fitness economist, offers a diverse sports program ranging from Bodega Moves, Pilates, and Zumba to Fascia Fit courses, Core 3D, and Tae Box. On land, guests can engage in activities like beach volleyball with Olympic champion Julius Brink, running on the beach, stand-up paddling, kayaking, hiking, or taking an e-bike tour.

However, the cruise is not just focused on physical fitness. It also places significant importance on mental balance and relaxation. Various activities, including meditation, mindfulness exercises, and relaxation techniques, help calm the mind and nourish the spirit. Experienced coaches assist guests in achieving greater contentment and inner harmony.

Guests also have the opportunity to indulge themselves in the spa area, where they can choose from over 80 wellness treatments in the Body & Soul Spa. They can learn new spa rituals from around the world while enjoying the breathtaking sea view.

In addition to the Feelgood Cruise, AIDA Cruises offers the "Wellness Vacation" package on every voyage, providing an extra dose of relaxation. Guests can book this package, which includes three days of relaxation in the wellness oasis, including a sauna landscape with a fantastic sea view and a heavenly AIDA Harmony wellness massage for the back, at a special price.

The 7-day Feelgood Cruise onboard AIDAstella departs from and returns to Gran Canaria, exploring the stunning destinations of Lanzarote (Arrecife), Santa Cruz de la Palma, Tenerife, and Madeira. These locations offer pleasant temperatures, beautiful beaches, and fascinating volcanic landscapes. The Feelgood Cruise presents the perfect opportunity to take a break from the demands of life and focus on health and well-being. Guests will experience an unforgettable cruise that revitalizes their bodies and mind, providing a renewed sense of vitality and overall well-being.

Apart from the Feelgood Cruise, AIDA Cruises offers numerous other special event voyages and themed weeks known as AIDA Specials. During these voyages, guests can enjoy all the amenities they expect from AIDA, along with a program specially tailored to the theme of the cruise in various areas of the ship.