The text for this blog post was taken from this Reuters.com article.
HOBOKEN, N.J., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CKO Kickboxing has established many “firsts” in the fitness industry, and now it can add hosting the first kickboxing cruise aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship to its highlight reel.
“CKO at Sea” will feature a five-night Bermuda cruise round trip from Bayonne, N.J. on Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas with a two-day overnight port of call in King’s Wharf, Bermuda. Members and their guests will enjoy a 24-hour open gangway, which means they won’t have to rush back to the ship.
“We wanted to offer our members and our franchisees a chance to have a fascinating adventure on a great cruise line to a fantastic destination,” said Joseph Andreula, founder and president of CKO Kickboxing, one of the fastest growing health fitness franchises in America. “Our members can enjoy a great time with their friends and families and meet new people who share similar interests. They can enjoy five days full of fun and fitness.”
CKO Kickboxing classes will be held every day exclusively for club members and their guests. A nutrition class also will be offered to members only.
“Most people go on a typical vacation and they don’t exercise. They come back feeling heavy and bloated. With ‘CKO at Sea,’ they’ll work out in the fresh air with first-class instructors so they’ll come back home feeling fit and refreshed,” he said.
CKO has negotiated discounted rates that are substantially lower than prices posted by the cruise line, but members must register via this link to get the special rates and be able to attend kickboxing classes.
The cruise will take place from August 22-27, 2015. The registration deadline is June 1, 2015.
“This is the perfect time for families to get together one last time this summer before schools starts. There are plenty of activities for the entire family on board the ship as well as in Bermuda,” he said. “This could be the most economical cruise anyone takes. Since the port of call is Bayonne, families in the New York-New Jersey area can drive to the ship instead of paying for airline tickets.”
In addition to daily kickboxing classes with official CKO licensed heavy bags, the cruise highlights include a full-sized basketball and fitness court, rock climbing wall, ice-skating rink and sports pool.
Liberty of the Seas is 160,000 tons is 1,112 feet long and holds 4,000 passengers and 1,350 crew. It is one of the world’s biggest and most imaginative maritime marvels and is a destination vacation unto itself.Onboard highlights include:
- Chefmakers Cooking Academy
- The Dreamworks Experience
- 3D movie theater
- Extensive WiFi capabilities and connectivity for cell phones
- Full-size, flat-screen TVs in every stateroom
- Adventure Ocean youth facilities
- ShipShape Fitness Center and Day Spa
- Full-size Everlast boxing ring
- Casino Royale
- 9-hole miniature golf course
- Johnny Rockets restaurant
- Portofino Italian Restaurant
- Chops Grille
- Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
- Vintages wine bar
- Boleros Latin-themed lounge
- Sorrento’s Pizza
Bermuda’s King’s Wharf has something for everyone. Sample typical island food and stroll through the shops and museums of the Royal Naval Dockyard. Sail the clear waters of Hamilton Sound. Find quaint gems at the Bermuda Arts Center and Craft Market. Other optional activities include:
- Kayaking through the beautiful Paradise Lakes. View nature in all its wonder as this area is home to a wide array of sea life and species of bird, including the great blue heron.
- Browsing shops and museums of the Royal Naval Dockyard.
- Partying Bermuda-style on an Island Calypso Cruise.