Extreme Athlete to Complete Marathon at Sea Aboard the Award-Winning Crystal Serenity

Marathoner Dane Rauschenberg to run 26.2 miles on Dec. 11 during
‘Mind, Body & Spirit’ Caribbean voyage

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Proving in the most definitive way that one need not abandon a regular
fitness routine while on vacation — even a luxury vacation at sea — Crystal
Cruises
has set a comprehensive lineup of health and fitness experts
for its December 6 Mind, Body & Spirit theme cruise. Aboard
the 14-day Crystal
Serenity
sailing from New Orleans to Miami, world renowned extreme
runner Dane Rauschenberg will complete a full marathon on the
award-winning ship on December 11, 2016 while cruising the Caribbean
Sea. A 26.2-mile feat that translates to approximately 96 laps around
the 360-degree Promenade Deck. Once completed, Rauschenberg will be the
first to run a marathon at sea. The challenge is the latest in
Rauschenberg’s long career as a long-distance runner, which has seen him
complete 52 marathons in 52 consecutive weekends, as well as a 350-mile
run up the coast of his native Oregon and a 202-mile relay, solo. Noted
as a powerful, passionate and engaging speaker, Rauschenberg will share
tales and experiences from his colorful career during presentations in
Crystal Serenity’s posh lounges and theaters.


“‘Mind, Body & Spirit’ voyages are among our most popular, as our guests
are not just culturally and globally savvy travelers, but also active
and inquisitive individuals,” says Crystal CEO and President Edie
Rodriguez
. “To have such a passionate athlete as Dane Rauschenberg
aboard will certainly entertain, but also inspire travelers, whether
they, too, are avid runners or prefer sunset walks around the promenade.
The point is, there is always an option for those who seek health and
wellness activities, even while traveling the world.”

Joining Rauschenberg in the wellness focused programming are meditation
and yoga instructor Dina Michelle and lifestyle and wellness expert
Barbara Udell. Michelle, will offer classes in the state-of-the-art
fitness center, while Udell will share her experiences and research in
the fields of lifestyle, longevity and behavioral health education.

Beyond the specialized theme programming on board, health-minded guests
can take advantage of numerous amenities and activities for fitness and
wellness. Recent upgrades to Crystal Serenity’s fitness facilities
include an Outdoor Fitness Garden, with innovative equipment curated
into a self-guided “Movement Journey,” utilizing the glass-blasted
stainless steel equipment and features adjustments for beginner,
intermediate and advanced fitness levels with warm-up, circuit training
and cool-down phases. Indoors, the fully equipped and spacious fitness
center is staffed by expert personal trainers and outfitted with top
line technology including TechnoGym cardio equipment and TechnoGym’s
Kinesis™ resistance training equipment. Specialty classes include ‘Tour
de Cycle’ spin, yoga and Pilates Reformer® sessions, while
each dining venue on board features fresh, healthful options that cater
to most any dietary restrictions and needs.

The 14-day “Bourbon
Street to South Beach
” voyage overnights in the Big Easy before
embarking for Grand Cayman, British West Indies; Ocho Rios, Jamaica;
Willemstad, Curaçao; Martinique/Fort-de-France, French West Indies;
Guadeloupe/Point-a-Pitre, West Indies; St. Barts/Gustavia, French West
Indies; Turks & Caicos, UK; and Miami, Florida. All-inclusive cruise
only fares begin at $3,800 per person.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel
professional, call 888-799-2437, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.
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Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™, having
earned more “World’s Best” accolades than any other cruise line, hotel,
or resort in history. Crystal Cruises has won “World’s Best Cruise Ship”
in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted
“World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20
years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for three
consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016). In summer 2015, Crystal embarked
on the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel
and hospitality, introducing three new classes of cruising — the
recently launched Crystal Yacht Cruises (December 2015), Crystal River
Cruises (July 2016) — the “World’s Only Luxury River Cruise Line,”
Crystal Exclusive Class Ocean Cruises and Residences (Fall 2019),
Crystal Luxury Air (April 2016) and Crystal AirCruises (2017).

PHOTO: Dane
Rauschenberg

Contacts

Crystal Cruises
Paul M. Garcia
Director, Global Public
Relations
or
Molly Morgan
Publicist, Public Relations
at
310-203-4305
mediarelations@crystalcruises.com