Six Worldwide Cruises Feature Interactive Learning from Medical Specialists
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- From new strategies for heart-healthy living to understanding how the mind/body connection affects wellness, Crystal guests aboard six worldwide cruises in 2008 can learn about the latest health trends and treatments from the medical luminaries of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation's most respected academic medical research centers.
Select voyages to South America, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and the Panama Canal offer guests complimentary interactive classes through Crystal's stimulating Creative Learning Institute. Noted experts in their respective fields, the physicians will provide insights on women's health issues; cardiovascular treatments and care; ophthalmology; orthopedics; joint, knee and hip replacement surgery including arthroscopy; and wellness through mind, body and spirit.
"Our guests are active, inquisitive and enthusiastic about the latest developments in health, fitness and well-being from the top experts in the medical field," says Kristin Turner, Crystal Cruises' manager of entertainment who oversees the program.
Cleveland Clinic experts are also providing Crystal guests with helpful travel health tips at http://www.crystalcruises.com. The "Before You Sail" section includes articles on Food and Water Considerations while Traveling, Immunization Considerations when Traveling Abroad, Overcoming Jet Lag, Travel Medical Kit, and Traveling with Asthma.
Worldwide departures featuring the esteemed physicians of the Cleveland
-- January 4 - Miami to Los Angeles
Dr. David Sholiton, M.D., Former Director of Regional Ophthalmology
for the Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Topics: Cataracts and cataract surgery, macular degeneration,
diabetic retinopathy, and common eye problems including glaucoma,
flashes, floaters, dry eyes and droopy lids.
-- January 19 - Los Angeles to Papeete
Dr. Fredrick Wilson, D.O., Director of the Back and Neck Center at
Cleveland Clinic Solon Family Health Center
Topic: Treatment of low back and neck pain
-- February 1 - Papeete to Auckland
Dr. Margaret McKenzie, M.D., Obstetrician-Gynecologist and Assistant
Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of
Medicine at Case Western Reserve
Topic: Women's health issues
-- December 12 - Costa Rica to Miami
Dr. Leslie Cho, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the
Cleveland Clinic's Women's Cardiovascular Center
Topic: Cardiovascular (heart) disease, therapies and treatments
-- November 10 - Miami to Los Angeles
Dr. Wael Barsoum, M.D., Staff Surgeon and Vice Chairman of Cleveland
Clinic's Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute
Topic: Orthopedics including reconstructive hip and knee surgery and
-- December 7 - Los Angeles to Valparaiso
Dr. Donald Malone, M.D., Staff Psychiatrist at the Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Wellness through mind, body, and spirit
Voyages range from 11 to 15 days in length, with fares beginning at $2,995 per person, double occupancy depending on itinerary and suite selected.
Commitment to Health and Wellness
Enhancing Crystal's total approach to health and wellness is the fully equipped Fitness Centre featuring panoramic ocean views and state-of-the-art equipment including LifeFitness(R) treadmills with individual flat screen televisions, cross trainers, recumbent and upright life cycles and steppers, strength-training equipment, free weights and a Pilates Reformer(R) machine.
From daily exercise classes (including yoga) and personal training sessions, to the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Spa, the setting is ideal for building strength and finding balance. Crystal Cruises' exclusive Walk-on-Water program features the WALKVEST(R) Training System, which revolutionizes walking simply by adding resistance (added weight) to your walk. Fresh fruit, fresh fish, creative salads, low-calorie and low-carb meals add to the completely trans fat-free dining experience available throughout the ships.
For additional information, please contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the luxury line's website at http://www.crystalcruises.com.
CONTACT: Mimi Weisband (310) 203-4302
|SOURCE Crystal Cruises|
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