Monday, October 01, 2012

Norwegian Breakaway’s Cutting Edge Spa and Fitness Center

The Norwegian Breakaway, launching in the spring of 2013, will feature an expansive spa and fitness center that spans two decks, and encompasses more than 23,000 square feet! This impressive wellness center will be dedicated to providing guests with everything they need to reach their personal health and wellness goals by offering the finest in fitness services, skin and body care.

The Mandara Spa aboard the Norwegian Breakaway will prove to be an oasis of serenity and comfort, offering peaceful pampering and superior service in an environment that encourages relaxation and rejuvenation. The tranquil thermal suite provides guests spectacular unobstructed views of the ocean, the opportunity to melt away on one of the 13 heated loungers, a vitality pool, whirlpools, sauna, solarium and steam room.

One of the most exciting features is the first-ever salt room at sea. The use of salt for medical purposes goes back to the ancient Greeks. The healing methods of Hippocrates, (460 BC) made frequent use of salt and specifically mentions the inhalation of steam from salt-water for the relief of respiratory symptoms. Popular in top spas around the world, salt room therapy has also been proven to alleviate skin ailments, strengthen the immune system, promote better sleep and have a long-term positive impact on overall lung function.

The 22 treatment rooms will feature more than 50 signature services for both men and women including Elemis signature facials such as the luxurious “24 Karat Gold Facial,” and massages such as the Thai Herbal Poultice Massage or the Bamboo Massage. Norwegian Breakaway will also offer acupuncture, teeth whitening and cosmetic medical treatments (Botox and fillers), performed by a licensed medi-spa doctor.

The fitness center on the Breakaway will be as cutting edge as any gymnasium or health club found in New York City! Guests can choose from a range of innovative fitness options including the first-ever Nexersys® interactive fight training modules at sea, offering guests the opportunity to engage in high-intensity, interval training against an avatar, through the use of a simulator. Boxing lovers will also enjoy Norwegian’s all new “Freestyle Fight Klub,” which combines Nexersys® training with a cardio boxing class, utilizing the fitness center’s 12 heavy bags.

Spinning enthusiasts will delight in the first-ever “Black Light Spinning” class at sea. Guests will jump on their spinning bike and pedal away to the hottest music in a room lit entirely by black lights and neon graffiti art – giving riders a once-in-a lifetime adrenaline rush.

The fitness center will also offer a variety of all-new low-impact classes such as “Spirals,” a Pilates-inspired class that utilizes weighted balls for added resistance; and “Chi Balls,” a group class inspired by traditional Chinese medicine, combining elements of yoga, tai chi and meditation that completely exercise both the mind and body.

Additional fitness offerings include TRX, suspension training that uses gravity and body weight for resistance to perform hundreds of exercises. Kettle bell training, yoga, Pilates, reformers and body sculpting boot camp style classes will also be available. Guests will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a fitness class developed by the Rockettes. Personal training sessions will also be available, along with nutritional consultations and metabolic testing.

The Norwegian Breakaway will be the largest ship ever to home port in New York City. The 4,000 passenger vessel will debut in early May 2013, when she will begin weekly summer seven-day cruises to Bermuda. From October 2013 through April 2014, the ship will offer voyages from the heart of Manhattan to the Bahamas & Florida and the Southern Caribbean."

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