Well Traveled — A Journey Beyond the Spa

National Wellness Month began August 1 and runs through the end of August. But, at Celebrity, we celebrate it year-round on every sailing in every destination around the world. There’s no better way to find your ultimate state of well-being than miles at sea. With the ocean as your backdrop, your holistic experience begins the moment you step on board. You’ll experience it in thoughtful details throughout your sailing—from first at sea fitness programs, including F45 fitness classes and Peloton® cycling, to destination inspired treatments at The Spa to exclusive Women in Wellness programming. And, that’s just the beginning.

Women in Wellness

Our Women in Wellness Program features wisdom from some of the most highly respected female leaders in the wellness industry—including Noella Gabriel, Oriele Frank, Ruth Zukerman, Katie Brauer, Kimberly Snyder, and contributor Kiki Koroshetz, goop’s VP of Content. These brilliant women are filled with knowledge and insights—and we’re happy to open your world to them. 

Wellness Travel Tips From Tunde Oyeneyin

Motivational speaker, author of the New York Times Best-Seller S.P.E.A.K., and elite fitness instructor, Tunde Oyeneyin, has quickly become a household name. Her global audience has been moved by her mission to inspire and believe that anything is possible. We're beyond excited to welcome Tunde to the Celebrity family. Check out Tunde’s top wellness travel tips below.

goop + goop at Sea

We’re excited to continue our partnership with goop. Enjoy a variety of goop-curated experiences on board, from hand-selected fitness tools in our AquaClass® staterooms and on-demand wellness classes led by goop-favorite practitioners to the delicious Detox Smoothie by goop served at our Spa Cafe. Plus, don’t miss goop at Sea on Celebrity BeyondSM, the ultimate wellness experience. Set sail through the Italian Riviera and France and join goop founder and CEO, Gwyneth Paltrow and some of goop's favorite practitioners for interactive sessions that will enhance your mind, body and soul. goop at Sea also includes an exclusive shore excursion, goop culinary experiences, and a variety of wellness-focused perks and surprises throughout your cruise. There’s still time to book but space is limited, so book now to reserve your spot.


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goop Fitness Class featuring Tina Jackson

Join one of goop’s favorite fitness instructors, Tina Jackson, for a 30-minute, full-body workout designed to help restore your mind, body, and spirit.

goop Fitness Class featuring Lauren Roxburgh

Join one of goop’s favorite practitioners, body alignment specialist Lauren Roxburgh, for a low-impact workout and stretch.

Wellness is so essential to who we are, we offer an entire guest experience around it with our AquaClass® staterooms. We’ve added new enhancements to our AquaClass experience and now we’ve added suites to this category for a fully immersive, curated wellness experience, from stateroom to spa. Elements are infused throughout your stateroom, from verandas that allow you to walk right out to the water’s edge to cashmere mattresses and pillow menus. Savor clean cuisine, including new plant-based options, at your exclusive restaurant, Blu.

Plus, you’ll enjoy access to the SEA Thermal Suite, a spa concierge, a complimentary fitness pass, preferential rates on AquaClass spa packages, daily in-room bottled water service, healthy room-service menu options, in-room fitness menu featuring goop curated wellness offerings, and two yoga mats for use on board. We’ve thought of everything so that you can fully focus on nurturing your mind, body, and spirit. Our Aqua Sky Suites—which combine our well-being inspired AquaClass experience with exclusive spaces, services, and amenities of The Retreat®—debuted on Celebrity Beyond in April 2022 and will be introduced across the fleet by Spring 2023.

Speaking of wellness, we sat down with two very special Captain’s Club members, Michael and Vickie Whitworth this month. They’ve made time to nourish their souls, sailing the world with us for the last twenty years.  

When Michael and Vickie Whitworth look at their stack of SeaPass cards and albums of vacation photos, they ask themselves, “How did we get so lucky to do all of this?” Booking their first cruise with Celebrity was a lucky chance. Nearly 25 years after graduating from college, Vickie had gone back to graduate school and earned her master’s degree. To celebrate her graduation, they threw a proverbial dart at a “dartboard of vacation ideas” which included both cruise and land vacation options, according to Vickie. The couple chose Celebrity Infinity for its enticing Honolulu to Vancouver itinerary, having no idea that their lives would change forever.

That first sailing was in the spring of 2003 and would mark the beginning of 20 years of life-enriching experiences with Celebrity. This month, they’re celebrating their 53-wedding anniversary—and next May, they’ll celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first cruise on board Celebrity Eclipse (sailing from Sydney to Honolulu). Over the last two decades, cruising has become more than just a getaway or celebration for them. It’s an important part of their lives, and something for which they feel extremely grateful.

Self-described “small towners” from the Midwest, Michael and Vickie initially worked as educators with severely handicapped adults and children. Even after they both switched careers, they continued to volunteer with critically and chronically ill children. This often meant they’d find themselves fundraising, rather than celebrating, during an anniversary or birthday. This is the source of their profound sense of gratitude—and why they approach each sailing with utmost appreciation. They also deeply value the close connections they’ve found with fellow members and crew throughout the years. And, in Michael’s words, they’re amazed at how Celebrity “over-delivers on the promise of excellence” every sailing.

“What makes it so special for us is not the beautiful ships, although they are spectacular; it is not where they go, although that is miraculous; it’s not the tremendous food, although that is wonderful; it is not the entertainment, although that is unbelievable; it is the PEOPLE of Celebrity that not only continue to draw us back, but also have such an important impact on us and our lives,” said Michael.

The feeling is mutual. It’s the people and members, like Michael and Vickie, that keep us motivated to deliver exceptional experiences. And, we can’t wait to welcome them aboard Celebrity Eclipse next May as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their very first cruise on Celebrity Infinity.


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