FFun&FitnessTravelClub members travel the world on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise ships. They enjoy 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&FitnessTravelClub 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&FitnessTravelClub 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!

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FFun&FitnessTravelClubcruises are tailor made for guests who want to exercise while traveling. It's been featured by the national media and in the corporate publications of both Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. Fun&FitnessTravelClub members are welcome aboard 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 exercise classes and shore excursions together 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. A big benefit in traveling with this club is its generous policy regarding deposits and final payments. Guests are welcome to make periodic payments. The program is called, "Lay Away to Cruise Away." All deposits and lay away payments are 100% refundable, with no insurance required, if a guest cancels at least 100 days before the cruise is to depart. Club members say, "It's very easy to take a Fun&Fitness cruise. All we do is pack."


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Alaska Cruise: $1399
Roundtrip from Seattle, Washington
Celebrity Solstice
Ketchikan, Dawes Glacier, Juneau, Skagway,
Alaska Inside Passage, Victoria Island
Price includes all TIPS PAID!

August 6, 2021
August 13, 2021
Panama Canal Cruise: $1699
Depart Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego
Celebrity Summit
Colombia, Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico
Price includes all TIPS PAID!

October 29, 2020
November 13, 2020
Mediterranean Cruise: $2199
Depart Barcelona,Spain to Venice, Italy
Celebrity Infinity
Palma de Mallorca, Sicily, Valletta, Mykonos, Athens, Santorini, Split
Price includes all TIPS PAID!

June 2, 2020
June 13, 2020
Leap Year Cruise: $999
Depart Fort Lauderdale, FL
Celebrity Equinox
San Juan, Charlotte Amalie, Dominican Republic, Bahamas
Price includes all TIPS PAID!
February 29, 2020
March 7, 2020
Cruise prices are based on double occupancy, per person, in an Inside Stateroom. Port charges are included. They 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

FFun&FitnessTravelClub has 6000 members and 250 Fitness Hosts nationwide. Its certified instructors have escorted hometown guests on cruises to all the Caribbean Islands, the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, through the Inside Passage of Alaska and the Panama Canal, to Bermuda and all along the Eastern Shores from Charleston to New York City to Quebec, Canada. They've sailed away from Seattle, New Orleans, Galveston, San Diego, Los Angeles, Vancouver, B.C.; Philadelphia, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Honolulu, as well as Barcelona; St. Petersburg; Dublin, Amsterdam, Sydney, Wellington, San Juan, Buenos Aires, Athens, Santorini, Alexandria in Egypt and Venice, Italy. They've even cruised around Cape Horn going to the South Pole. A favorite cruise is to Canada in October to see North America's Fall Foliage. This club has cruised to Israel, Turkey and Cypress too. Where do you want to go? Be sure your passport is valid. Everything else is arranged. All you do is choose your cruise, pack and go.

FFun&Fitness TravelClub offers various exercise classes each day on its cruises. Take one or all. Your fare includes all exercise sessions and group activities held on board ship. Club members sign up together to join outings on shore too. There are no dues or membership fees to join this fitness theme travel club. Nor do you need to be good at sports. All you really need to be a Good Sport!

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Fun&Fitness Cruise Host Elaine Nollet congratulates her students when finishing their morning water execises aboard ship. Students love their private classes held in heated, indoor Solarium pools.

CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS this past year in Nashville, TN were Fun&FitnessTravelClub members who cruise annually with their hometown host Barb Batson, standing 2nd from right. "Impossible to choose which cruise is our favorite. We love them all," she says. Barb's friends prove the benefits of doing daily exercises together at local centers and when cruising. You and your friends can look like a million too without spending it if you call Fun&FitnessTravelClub at 800-955-9942.

"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 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

Female Pirate in Key WestFun&FitnessTravelClub Host Cindy Gober (center in white) and her fitness followers are from Elizabethton, TN.

Female Pirate in Key West
"Fun&FitnessTravelClub is is the perfect name!" Tina Larkin and Linda Lipscomb, both of Tucson, AZ.

"The pleasure 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 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

"WHO TAKES Fun&FitnessTravelClub 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 stars, that's who. Club members are tall, short, fat, skinny, 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 the Celebrity cruise ship captain was so impressed with the enthusiasm and number of Fun&FitnessTravelClub members on board he invited them up to the top deck emergency helipad to sip champagne under sunny, blue skies and watch his ship pull into Victoria Island's harbor in 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.

"Let me speak to the Captain."

"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 travel 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. Excellent choice!" 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, Texas.

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&FitnessTravelClub is 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&FitnessTravelClub was 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 just like 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 popular Fun&FitnessTravelClub was 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&FitnessTravelClub.

This page last updated: January 27, 2020