Cruises Are Healthy Now

Do laps in the ocean, dine on organic meals, and more.

Most people think of cruises as indulgent vacations, complete with all-you-can-eat buffets and poolside lounging. But today’s luxury lines are working to dispel that reputation, thanks to healthy cuisine, unique fitness and mindfulness offerings (think: onboard cycling studios and guided meditations), and multi-thousand-square-foot spas for regeneration.

“They’re no longer advertised as chill-on-the-deck-and-read type of vacations,” says Leah Bergner, a Garden Grove, California-based travel advisor with Virtuoso, a global luxury travel agency network. She notes that perhaps that’s why there’s been an uptick of cruise bookings among younger travelers.

Here, four ways high-end cruise lines are catering to the fit set.