French colonists introduced Mardi Gras to the Americas in the 1700s. By the 1800s New Orleans was America's 4th largest city working as a colossal shipping port bringing in sugar cane, tobacco, rum and fruit from the Caribbean Islands to sell throughout the United States and Europe. As business and population grew by leaps and bounds in this southern city so did its celebration of Mardi Gras. This particular cruise departs New Orleans 3 days before Mardi Gras in 2019. It will be at peak readiness for a huge celebration. Hearing jazz in local parks goes on 24 hours a day, as does spicy Cajun cooking. A must-see in New Orleans will be the 'Mardi Gras World' factory to observe how floats are made and sold all over the globe. Departing New Orleans you will cruise to the gorgeous Bahamas for two days of fun in the sun. And then on to Key West to explore such finds as the home of iconic American author Ernest Hemingway. In 1954 he won the Nobel Prize for his sparse writing style. His personal typewriter, and descendants of his six toed cats, both reside in his Key West home. Buy one or all of his books downstairs: 'The Old Man and the Sea,' 'For Whom the Bell Tolls,' and 'A Farewell to Arms' are only three. Each day on the cruise you can enjoy water aerobics in the ship's heated Solarium pool with descending steps for easy access into and out of the pool. Take stretch classes, deck walking and/or a variety of other low impact exercise classes daily, all taught by your home town, certified instructors who escort you on this 7 day fitness cruise. All classes are held in private for club members only. They're included in your cruise price. Come home looking like a million without spending it! Best staterooms and fares sell out first. You can cancel anytime up to Nov. 6, 2018, with no penalty. No insurance is needed for this club benefit. Why book so early? According to the financial news web site '24/ 7 Wall Street' there are 75 million global travelers who prefer vacationing in the United States contributing more than $1.5 trillion dollars to the U.S. economy annually. In 2016 there were 19 million Canadians who came to visit, followed by 18 million Mexicans, 4.5 Million British and 3.5 Million Japanese. The list goes on. Very few travelers vacation in Europe today because of the political unrest there. World travelers are opting instead to visit the United States. This means local resorts, camp sites, Las Vegas and particularly cruise ships are often booked a full year in advance. Costco, AAA, American Express and AARP are holding thousands of cabins on cruise ships too. If you even 'think' you may want to take this cruise now is the time to reserve it. New members are invited to join the club's popular installment pay plan called 'Layaway to Cruise Away.' You can make small payments over the next many months and then be fully paid by the time the cruise departs. All deposits are fully refundable up to Nov. 6, 2018. Do not hesitate. Do not wait. "If not now, when? If not you, who?"

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8 Days/ 7 Nights on Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas
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Saturday • 03/02/2019 New Orleans, Louisiana   4:30 PM
Sunday • 03/03/2019 Fun&Fitness Sea Day    
Monday• 03/04/2019 Fun&Fitness Sea Day    
tuesday• 03/05/2019 CocoCay, Bahamas TENDERED 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wednesday • 03/06/2019 Nassau, Bahamas DOCKED 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
Thursday • 03/07/2019 Key West, Florida DOCKED 10:30 AM 7:00 PM
FRIDAY• 03/08/2019 Fun&Fitness Sea Day    
Saturday • 03/09/2019 New Orleans, Louisiana 7:00 AM  

Fitness Cruise
March 2-9, 2019
R/T from New Orleans


A $500 ($250 per person) deposit secures a mid-ship stateroom. Confirmation is delivered via e-mail within 24 hours of booking. Deposits are 100% refundable until Nov. 6, 2018. Noodles, music and a few belts are provided during all water excerise classes.


VISION OF THE SEAS HIGHLIGHTS~ 6 whirlpools with 2 more pools that include an adults only heated Solarium for our private morning water aerobics; a state-of-the-art fitness center, evening Broadway entertainment, a casino, 8 bars, clubs and lounges with no cover charge and duty free shops. Club members having dinner together each evening at private tables in the formal dining hall.

"My husband Gary and I had a wonderful time on this cruise! Between having the water classes, line dancing, afternoon exercise sessions and great entertainment, we had a total blast. Thank you for making all our travel arrangements so easy. We will come back!" Joan Felser, Clearwater, FL

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Prices based on double occupancy and do not include air fare. Total taxes, customs fees and service charges are $107 more per person. Insurance required starting at $69 per person. All prices are subject to availability. For good air rates call Twins Travel: 703-583-2008. * Balcony prices are stand-by only.

I'm able to travel many times a year and do. But the most fun I ever have is when cruising with Fun & Fitness. Everyone is courteous, funny and helpful. There's no comparison to this club's leadership and organization. It's why I'm booking now more than a year ahead of time. I do not want to miss out. Brandy Picard, Camarillo, CA.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work to prepare this marvelous cruise. We really enjoyed the experience. We liked our cabin's location very much. All the instructors were great and we met a lot of fun people in the club from all over our country. Marian Webber, Washington, D.C.

Had a great time, especially with the guests sitting at our dinner table each evening! The fitness classes were awesome. The cruise was excellent! Look forward to cruising again with you very, very soon. Hattie Jones, Garland, TX.

This page last updated: January 6, 2018