F un & Fitness Travel Club members travel the world on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise ships. They attend daily, private water exercise classes taught by their hometown AEA certified fitness instructors who invite them to take the cruises. Water exercises are held on board ship in both indoor and outdoor heated pools. Fitness cuises can also include classes in tai chi, yoga, Zumba, deck walking, ballroom dancing and even English Country dance lessons. There are no meetings, membership fees or dues to join this popular travel club. But guests are asked to exercise at least once every day when cruising. Fun & Fitness Travel Club is recognized by Royal Caribbean and Celebrity as a top seller in the mid-Atlantic states: Virginia, Maryland Delaware and Washingtgon, D.C. Cynthia Neu McCluskey is the club's co-founder and Cruise Coordinator. Barb Batson is 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 co-founder and Fitness Host Jim Seeley. Today it has 250 certified instructors and 6000 members nationwide who mix and match up to cruise annually. Members who've cruised for the past 22 years say they can't wait to take their next cruise.

F un & Fitness Travel Club cruises are tailor made for guests who want to exercise while traveling. It's been featured by the national print media and in the corporate publications of both Royal Caribbean and Celebrity.Fun & Fitness Travel Clubmembers are welcome aboard ship because they practice good health habits and bring along a great sense of humor. Club members exercise in the ships' outdoor and indoor heated pools. After enjoying daily exercises and shore excursions club members dine at private tables in the formal dining halls of each ship. Their mid-ship staterooms are booked near elevators in up-graded categories at senior, group, discounted rates. Special dietary meals are available. The club frequently adds yoga, Zumba, tai chi and more land classes to complement its highly rated water aerobics theme cruises. All classes are taught by certified fitness instructors from across America. Some of the most popular cruise hosts are shown above clockwise starting from the top: Jim Seeley of Virginia, Tammy McAlister of Texas, Barb Batson of Tennessee, Mary Holder of Texas, Linda Johnson of Pennsylvania (in white), Jane Hunter of Florida, Debbie Reiss of Arizona, Jackie Votava of Oklahoma, and Kathy Potts of Illinois who stands in front of Jim. To travel with Fun & Fitness guests must be at least 30 years of age and have valid passports.


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Panama Canal Cruise: $1699
October 12, 2021 to October 27, 2021 = 16 days
Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego on Celebrity Millennium
Colombia, Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico
Price includes all TIPS PAID, FREE DRINKS, $300 OBC

New England / Canada Cruise: $1779
August 29, 2021 to September 10, 2021 = 13 days
Roundtrip from Boston on Celebrity Summit
Portland, Sydney, Prince Edward,
Quebec , Halifax, Bar Harbor
Price includes all TIPS PAID! + MORE!

Alaska Cruise: $1399
August 6, 2021 to August 13, 2021 = 8 days
Roundtrip from Seattle on Celebrity Solstice
Ketchikan, Dawes Glacier, Juneau,
Skagway, Alaska Inside Passage, Victoria Island
Price includes all TIPS PAID! + MORE!

Amsterdam to Iceland Cruise: $2599
June 6, 2021 to June 17, 2021 = 11 days
Roundtrip from Amsterdam on Celebrity Reflection
Amsterdam, Iceland, Ireland and England
Price includes all TIPS PAID! ALL FREE DRINKS!

Valentine's Caribbean Cruise: $700
February 13, 2021 to February 18, 2021 = 6 days
Roundtrip from Miami on Celebrity Infinity
Cozumel, Key West
Price includes ALL TIPS, TAXES PAID! FREE DRINKS! + $300 OBC!

Cruise prices are based on double occupancy, per person, in an Inside Stateroom. Port charges are included. They usually do not include gov't departure taxes, customs fees or security and service surcharges. Air fare is not included. A 100% refund is guaranteed if you cancel at least 100 days before departure. No insurance is required for this travel club refund benefit.

"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 have 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 6000 members and 250 Fitness Hosts nationwide. Its certified instructors escort hometown guests on cruises to all over the world. Where do you want to go? Be sure your passport is valid. Everything is arranged. All you do is select your cruise, pack and go.

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Fun & FitnessCruise Host Elaine Nollet, above, congratulates her students when finishing water execises aboard ship. Students love their private classes held in heated, indoor Solarium pools. Fun & Fitness offers various daily exercises on its cruises. Take one or all. Your fare includes all exercise sessions and group activities. Club members take outings together on shore too. A favorite one is riding white waters in 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 to be a Good Sport! Celebrating Christmas last year in Nashville were club members who cruise annually with their hometown host Barb Batson, standing 2nd from right. "Impossible to choose which cruise is our favorite. We love 'em all," she says. "We were planning our next one at our party.

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WHO TAKES Fun & Fitness Travel ClubCruises? - 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, fat, thin, 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 completely alike in two ways: they all want to have alot fun and exercise every day when they travel. On a recent summer cruise to Alaska Celebrity's cruise ship captain was so impressed with the enthusiasm and number of Fun & Fitness Travel Club members on board he invited them up onto the top deck emergency helipad to sip champagne under sunny, blue skies and watch his ship pull into Victoria Island, Canada. "The perfect way to end our glorious cruise to Alaska," said Group Leader Barb Batson. Celebrity has 15 ships. It was founded/registered in Greece in 1988. Celebrity sails under the blue and white flag of Greece.


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"Thank you for your fast action to my question. You are remarkably effecient." Nigel Ogilvie, 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 baloncies, our dining tables together, all the choices we had for ship activities. It was letter perfect." Sharon Cosby, New Braunfels, TX

"We just got home and have to tell you first of all we all had a Ball! Everthing 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 friendly--no 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. The club reqires guests be at least 30 years of age to cruise. Parent company of the Fun & Fitness Travel Clubis Ventures in Travel, a subsidiary of Ventures in Video, Inc., located in Falls Church, VA. This 22 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 Clubwas created to encourage travelers with arthritis to overcome pain when traveling by doing daily water exercises in the indoor, heated pools of Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise ships as they do at their hometown recreation centers. Club co-founders 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 popularFun & Fitness Travel Clubwas born. Cynthia and Jim continue teaching daily, morning water arthritis exercises for the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) in Virginia. They do this while also managing their award winning Fun & Fitness Travel Club.


This page last updated: October 14, 2020