Not using the elevators is a good thing, but I mean, do you pay good money to vacation on one of these behemoths AND workout while you are cruise vacationing?  If you answered yes, maybe I’ll see you in the gym!

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Going to the gym…then, the buffet. Took the stairs, of course!

Fitness Centers on cruise ships have come a long way.  In 1992, I remember my first trek into the gym on a ship; it was the Sovereign of the Seas (RCCI).  The room they called the gym was pretty small.  Dumbells were limited.  I expected to find stack machines (machine with weight plate, with intensity changed by moving a pin, but instead found machines that used air as resistance.  Furthermore, the selection of the machines didn’t cover all of the basic movements.  But, I’m a positive thinker, so I improvised and had a nice workout.

Today, the gyms are very large, fully equipped (still not many free weights, but understandable on a moving ship) and usually situated very close to a full service spa.  They now have everything you need to get a full body workout.  My favorite thus far, the gym on the NCL Epic.  It was epic…and larger than the retail gym I frequent.  Can’t wait to see, and use, the gym on the Breakaway.  If you go to a gym, please put equipment in its place and stack the weights and plates, when you are finished!!

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