It’s no secret that wellness and fitness travel represents a sizeable segment of the booming cruise industry. With National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in full swing, travelers seeking an exciting getaway that incorporates wellness and adventure should look no further than Europe’s leading cruise line, Costa Cruises, to plan a summer or fall getaway.

Whether a family has a spa lover or young yogi, Costa provides an array of fitness and wellness options for the entire family, enabling guests to stay both healthy and relaxed throughout their voyage. The wellness experience on Costa reaches the pinnacle of luxury at the Samsara Spa, and guests looking to have a full Samsara experience can book a Samsara Cabin with extra perks.

“At Costa we understand that wellness is an everyday lifestyle for many people, so by having the finest fitness facilities, spas and dining options we’re making it easy for our guests to maintain their well-being while taking a fantastic cruise vacation,” said Scott Knutson, vice president of sales and marketing for Costa Cruises North America. “Whether a guest wants the total experience with a Samsara Cabin or they simply like to have their daily jog around the deck, there’s something for every level of interest.”

Samsara Cabins, located in an exclusive area of the ship with unlimited access to the spa, include in-cabin breakfast, 24-hour room service, a choice between the first and second dinner seating at the exclusive Samsara Restaurant and in-room amenities such as a purifying shower filter, aromatic essence diffuser, bathroom scales and a kettle with a selection of specialty teas.

The Samsara Spa — available on select ships in the Costa fleet — is an Asia-inspired wellness facility that is an oasis of peace and serenity. The spa overlooks the sea on the ship’s uppermost decks, and on Costa Diadema the spa is spread over four decks with open-air hot tubs and private areas.

Ships without a Samsara Spa have a fully equipped Wellness Center offering every treatment imaginable — from detoxing with a steam bath or sauna to relaxing in a hot tub. After an action-filled day, guests can reach their center with a delicate hot-stone massage and get toned with yoga, pilates or kinesis classes.

On a Costa cruise, guests can kick off their mornings with an invigorating jog around the ship and then move to the onboard fitness facility to complete their workout. Guests also can take a group class or book a one-on-one session with a personal trainer.

For those who prefer exercising while playing sports, Costa Cruises has an outdoor multisport pitch on most ships where guests can organize soccer, volleyball and basketball matches or partake in tournaments organized by the onboard entertainment team. Guests can also find the cure to their fitness fix on land with active CostaTours! like hiking, watersports and cycling.

Along with spa and fitness amenities, Costa makes it easy for guests to dedicate more time to their well-being. The Beauty Salon gives guests the chance to try a new style or book a manicure for a special evening, while the Barber Shop offers an extra-close shave for ultra-smooth skin.

To learn more about Costa Cruises’ fitness and wellness amenities, visit For reservations, call a travel agent or 800-GO-COSTA. Connect directly with Costa socially on Costa’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

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