SANTA CLARITA, Calif., July 26, 2019 — Princess Cruises has been recognized by SHAPE magazine as a winner in its fifth annual Healthy Travel Awards for the second consecutive year, recognizing the cruise line’s fleetwide and state-of-the-art Lotus Spa and Fitness Centers, and family friendly offerings like the Glacier Bay National Park Junior Ranger Program in Alaska.
The SHAPE Healthy Travel Awards, featured on shape.com, represent the best wellness hot spots and programs to relax, refuel, get inspired, and reconnect while on vacation. Award categories include the best in hotel gyms, restaurants, and cruises, as well as healthiest amenities and family getaways.
“We’re honored to be acknowledged by SHAPE magazine in its Healthy Travel Awards. In addition to the Lotus Spa and fitness center, we’re equally thrilled to see the Glacier Bay National Park Junior Ranger Program in Alaska recognized,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “The Junior Ranger Program is a special partnership with the National Park Service designed to help our youth guests appreciate the vast wildlife and landscape exclusive to this region of the world. We’re always striving to offer our guests the most unique and transformative experiences to promote wellness and relaxation, ensuring they come back new.”
Princess Cruises offers Lotus Spa and Fitness Centers aboard all 17 of its cruise ships, sailing to more than 380 destinations around the globe. With a vast selection of relaxing massages, facials and body treatments to choose from, as well an outdoor jogging track, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and dynamic group fitness classes like yoga and indoor cycling, guests can choose to relax and work out with ocean views to renew the mind, body and spirit while on board.
In partnership with the National Park Service, the cruise line also offers the Glacier Bay National Park Junior Ranger Program. Designed to bring Glacier Bay and the Alaska wilderness to life for thousands of children, the highly regarded program features interactive games, activity books and presentations by Park Rangers. Upon completion of the program, each child is designated a Junior Ranger and receives his/her very own rangers badge and certificate.
“Travelers today are looking for transformational vacations that give them exciting new experiences to explore—and also help them relax and reenergize,” said Elizabeth Goodman Artis, SHAPE editor in chief. “For the 2019 Healthy Travel Awards, SHAPE found the best, most innovative wellness programs out there to help them do just that.”
Press release and photo courtesy of Princess Cruise Line.