Crystal Cruises Adds Acupuncture to it's Wellness Programme

Adding to its portfolio of wellness opportunities, Crystal Cruises is introducing onboard acupuncture, along with a menu of Chinese herbs revered for restoring and enhancing health, beauty and longevity. A menu of optional acupuncture treatments, launching this month on Crystal Serenity, focuses on weight loss, pain management, stress reduction, detoxification, giving up smoking, facial rejuvenation and even sea sickness.

Crystal Cruises’ UK Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Philip Ordever said: “For many people, a holiday offers the freedom to try something new, whether one is just curious or wants to pursue new treatments, acupuncture complements Crystal’s myriad of onboard wellness activities which have transformed guests into devotees of disciplines such as yoga, reflexology or even Spinning.”

The Crystal acupuncture programme includes:

  • Onboard acupuncturist – Nancy Kerastas, Crystal Serenity’s licensed acupuncture physician who has been practicing the art since 2002
  • Menu of Chinese herbs – includes remedies that reactivate the body’s fat-burning process; stabilise blood sugar metabolism and relieves swollen or immobile joints
  • Shipboard seminars – three to five classes per cruise will be held focusing on acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Feng Shui practices and benefits
  • Guests receive pre-session consultations to discuss their conditions and medical histories. Cost is $150 for a 60-minute session and can be booked through Crystal’s Feng Shui-designed spa.

Crystal also offers complimentary yoga, Pilates and recently introduced “Tour de Spin” cycling classes, as well as an exclusive Walk on Water programme utilising weighted vests to increase resistance.

In December 2008, and in 2009 both Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity host Mind, Body & Spirit theme cruises, focusing on general wellness through classes and discussions with guest instructors in Tai Chi, yoga, Pilates and general fitness.

For further information or reservations please call our cruise experts on 0800 008 6676.