F un & Fitness Travel Club members travel the world on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise ships. When cruising they can attend daily, private water exercise classes held in the ships' indoor, heated Solarium pools. The club is recognized by Royal Caribbean and Celebrity as a top seller in the mid-Atlantic states: Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and in Washington, D.C. Cynthia Neu McCluskey is the club's cofounder and Cruise Coordinator. Barb Batson is the National Cruise Fitness Host Recruiter. Fun & Fitness Travel Club began in 1998 with 23 water aerobics students taking their first cruise together led by club cofounder and Cruise Fitness Host Jim Seeley. Today it has 250 certified instructors and 5000 members nationwide. Fun & Fitness resumed cruising in August 2021 following a world wide shut down of the cruising industry in 2020 due to the COVID virus outbreak. Cruising is now making a comeback.

F un & Fitness Travel Club cruises are booked for guests who want to exercise while traveling. It's been featured by the national print media, on social media, and in corporate publications of both Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. Club members are welcome aboard ship because they practice good health habits and have a great sense of humor. They exercise in both the indoor and outdoor heated pools of their chosen cruise ships. After enjoying daily exercises and shore excursions they like dining together at private tables in the formal dining halls. Mid-ship staterooms are booked near elevators in up-graded categories at senior, group, discounted rates. Celebrity cruise prices are all inclusive. One call books it all.



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Fun & Fitness Travel Club sells 8" X 11" laminated card of members' favorite pool exercises for $8. Two for $12. It is double sided and floats on water. Rate pays postage. Prop up on pool deck to read. Call to order.

Click on cruise for information. New rates announced Oct. 21, 2022.
Mediterranean in 2023: $3626*
Sept. 11 - 21, 2023 ~ for 10 Nights/11 Days
Rome to 5 Greek Isles, Malta and Barcelona on Celebrity Reflection
Rome, Olympia, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Athens, Malta, Barcelona

New England & Canada in 2023: $2601*
Sept. 21 - Oct. 2, 2023 ~ for 11 Nights/12 Days
Round trip from Boston on Celebrity Summit
Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Portland

*Prices quoted are total cruise cost per person, in an Inside Stateroom, based on double occupancy. Each fare pays: All Meals; A Mid-ship cabin location; All Tips, port charges, taxes and fees; plus Travel Insurance coverage up to $10,000 per person; Free Wi-fi Access and a Free Drink package with Alcohol. Air fare is not included, but can be added. A full deposit refund is guaranteed if you cancel any time up to 90 days before departure. COVID vaccine is no longer required to cruise. But you must carry a valid passport. There are no dues or membership fees to join this travel club. Members travel at senior, group, discounted protected rates and agree to follow club policies. Guests enjoy the club's full deposit refund policy and appreciate that all cruises and air fares are sold insured and refundable. Last minute discounts may be applied too when all conditions are met.

"I am a flight attendant and go on more pre-planned vacations than the average person. I can tell you without a doubt this was the best organized trip I've ever been on, both in preparing for it and keeping guests informed during the cruise. Your program director on the ship, Jim Seeley, made sure everything ran smoothly. Thank you for all your obvious effort and attention to detail. It was all great fun and a first class job in every way. Many thanks!" Sheryl Jordan, Bradenton, FL

F un & Fitness Travel Club has 5000 members and 250 Fitness Hosts nationwide. Certified instructors often escort hometown guests on their cruises. Where do you want to go? Be sure your passport is valid. Everything else is pre-arranged. Choose your cruise, then get ready to go.

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Fun & Fitness Cruise Host Elaine Nollet (above) congratulates her students when finishing their water exercises on board ship. Students love their private classes held in heated, indoor Solarium pools. Your fare includes all exercise sessions and group activities. Club members like to take outings together on shore too. A favorite one is riding the white waters of Alaska. There are no dues or membership fees to join this fitness theme travel club. Nor must you be good at sports. All you really need is to be a Good Sport!

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WHO TAKES Fun & Fitness Travel Club cruises? Doctors, lawyers, teachers, hair dressers, ranchers, bus drivers, psychiatrists, political advisers, authors, inventors, preachers, surgeons, song writers, guitar makers, military retirees, accountants, realtors and Hollywood performers, that's who. Club members are tall, short, slender, stocky, every ethnicity, every religion and from every state in America, as well as other countries. Although club members are different in many ways they are totally alike in two ways: they like to have fun and exercise every day when they travel. On a summer cruise to Alaska Celebrity's ship captain was so impressed with the enthusiasm and number of club members on his ship he invited them up onto the top deck emergency helipad to sip champagne under sunny, blue skies when the ship was docking at Victoria Island, Canada. Celebrity Cruise Lines was founded/registered in Greece in 1988. Celebrity sails under the blue and white flag of Greece. It is a member of the Royal Caribbean Cruse Lines Corporation.

"Let me speak to the Captain."

"Thank you for your fast action to my question. You are remarkably efficient." Nigel Ogival, Washington, D.C.

"Thank you! We are home from our fabulous cruise thanks to you and all you did to assure its success. All of us loved our staterooms, our balconies, our dining tables together, all the choices we had for ship activities. It was letter perfect." Sharon Cos by, New Braunfels, TX

"We just got home and have to tell you first of all we all had a Ball! Everything went as planned. Room perfect, food perfect, even weather perfect. You made me a very happy person to have experienced this wonderful cruise. Thank you." Carol Black, Lakeway, TX

The "Fun & Fitness Travel Club is the perfect name!" Tina Larkin and Linda Lipscomb, Tucson, AZ. (in photo)

"The plFemale Pirate in Key Westeasure of this cruise was enhanced by your careful attention to detail."Doris Cogar, Staunton, VA

"Thanks so much for your advice and help. You make traveling very easy and fun!" Janette Haak, Lawrence, KS

"Thank you! Had a wonderful time. Great way to celebrate our anniversary. Can't wait to cruise with you again!" Teresa Wampler, Knoxville, TN

"Thank you for such a great and fabulous first cruise. It will not be my last." Lynn Powell, Tulsa, OK

"Club members in Fun & Fitness are wonderful and friendliness complaints at all. Your instructors are fun and energetic. My sister-in-law and I love to travel with you. This last cruise was just another wonderful example of your agency's great team work." Holly Eckl, Waukesha, WI

"We've cruised with you eight times and will continue to do so because we trust you. What you promise always happens. We totally enjoy our many traveling companions. Fun & Fitness is a fabulous travel club." Richard Woosnam and Susan Fugleberg, Crystal Lake, IL.

"Thank you for all the work you do to prepare our cruises. I especially appreciate your detailed, clear e-mails." Kim Thompson, Beltsville, MD.

"THANK YOU VERY MUCH!...for going the extra mile to help us arrange our cruise and special needs. You do this consistently. It's yet another reason why we keep coming back. Patricia Firesheets, Clear Brook, VA.

"Thank you for a great cruise! All the water aerobics teachers were wonderful. When you offer another cruise at our 'Y' we'll be first to sign up!" Judith and Ed Zdinak, Staunton, VA.

"I loved our cruise! Thank you for making this great idea to exercise while you cruise come to life. It is certainly hard to come back to cold Detroit after cruising!" Donna Edwards, Detroit, MI.

"Your travel club's name is totally true. But I want to suggest another name for you. NO HASSLE TRAVEL. That's what it's like cruising with you. Amazing. Thank you." Janet Goldstein, Birmingham, AL.

"Absolutely fabulous! Don't miss taking a cruise with Fun & Fitness. It is what it says...Fun with Fitness!" Josephine Metress, Annandale, VA.

"Thank you for all your hard work in arranging such a wonderful cruise! I had a fantastic time. I do appreciate all your efforts and will forever have fond memories to cherish." Lynn Smith, Galveston, TX.

"I really enjoyed this cruise and fellowship with members of Fun & Fitness. I look forward to cruising with you again." Mae Davis, Woodbridge, VA

"Thank you for all your hard work and fine organization for the cruise. We had a really great time!" Terri and Jim O'Connell, Centreville, MD.

"Thank you! I was fully reimbursed by your insurance company before I even received a letter from my doctor confirming I was sick and could not go on the cruise. You guys are remarkable!" Jeannie Stahl, Phoenix, AZ.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Had a wonderful time and look forward to joining you for another cruise next year. My roommate was superb! Thank you for introducing us!" Nancy Ricks, Tacoma Park, MD

"My cabin mate and I had a wonderful time. We were kept informed throughout the cruise. We enjoyed new instructors with new class choices, which were all very well attended too. Thank you again for all your hard work in making this trip a tremendous success." Marian Weber, Washington, D.C.

"The only way I will cruise now is with Fun & Fitness. You had so many physical activities for us to do on the ship. I'd have been too lazy and unhappy without your great fitness coaches and classes in water exercise, deck walking, tai chi and everything else. Do keep me on your list for travel. Use my name any time to say how great is your cruising concept." Barb Gough, Staunton, VA.

"You go beyond good customer service." Janet Davenport, Hutto, TX.

"Chris and I had a great time on this fun and fitness cruise. Our cruise fitness host did a fantastic. She was cheerful, motivating and made it so much fun! We will definitely take another fun and fitness cruise in the future." Flora and Chris Ames, Katy, TX.


For more information about this dues-free travel club call 800-955-9942. Port charges are included in cruise fares. Parent company of the Fun & Fitness Travel Club is Ventures in Travel, a subsidiary of Ventures in Video, Inc., located in Falls Church, VA. This 25 year old travel club is a member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Instructors on cruises are certified by AEA (the Aquatic Exercise Association). Another fitness resource for the club is ExerciseFriends.com where exercise partners can find each other by zip codes. The Fun & Fitness Travel Club was created to encourage travelers with arthritis to overcome joint pain when traveling by doing daily water exercises in the indoor, heated pools of Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise ships. Club cofounders Jim Seeley and Cynthia Neu McCluskey are both certified to teach water arthritis. They met at Spring Hill RECenter in 1998 in McLean, VA., where their concept for the popular Fun & Fitness Travel Club was born. Cynthia is today a water fitness teacher and swim instructor for both Arlington County in Virginia and Arlington County Public Schools in Virginia.


This page last updated: May 19, 2023