Crystal Cruises Gets Fit on Mexico Itinerary

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Crystal SymphonyOn December 5, Crystal Cruises' Crystal Symphony will debut the The Experience of Discovery cruise, featuring fitness author and head trainer for "Dr. Phil's Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge," Robert Reames, as well as guest specialists in Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi and paddle tennis. With the two-for-one promotion, per person, double-occupancy rates start from $2,165 and include $500 per person 'All Inclusive - As You Wish' shipboard credit. Guests who book by September 30 save an additional $500 per person on verandah staterooms or penthouses.

Departing roundtrip from Los Angeles, the cruise will include wellness programming and complimentary instruction throughout as it cruises through Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan. Reames, who has been a guest expert on CBS's Early Show and Fox Morning News, will head presentations and Q&A sessions for specific guest issues.

Classes for yoga and Pilates will include Anita Sanchi, a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher. Also a Yoga Teachers' Alliance facilitator, she will teach classes for all levels. Tracey Mallett, a Pilates and fitness coach, will teach Pilates mat and Reformer group classes.

Those interested in trying martial arts can enjoy the classes and lecture on youthful longevity from Dr. Martin Lee, founder of the Tai Chi Cultural Institute. Anand Armitraj, one of the first Indian member of the international tennis team, and with his brother, a semi-finalist in men's doubles at Wimbledon, will give lessons on Symphony's paddle tennis courts.

On board, guests can take also advantage of the line's Walk on Water program, Kinesis equipment, Tour de Spin indoor cycling classes and acupuncture treatments, as well as low-fat, low-carb and sugar-free options on the menu.