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Princess unveils Royal Princess fitness facilities

Princess Cruises has revealed the sports and fitness features that will be aboard the new Royal Princess when the ship debuts next June. Passengers of all athletic abilities can test their mettle and keep in shape with a new outdoor jogging track and additional circuit exercises, the multi-activity Princess Sports Central and a fitness centre full of the latest equipment with a private aerobics studio for special classes. The new sports and fitness features are detailed in the company’s latest video previewing Royal Princess, available at http://www.princess.com/learn/ships/rp/video_tours . Among the fitness facilities on Royal Princess are: !!! Jogging Track – This new double-lane jogging track on Deck 18 features separate paths for runners and walkers. In addition, a new circuit program with unique outdoor exercise stations will be set at intervals along the track, making it the perfect place for passengers who want to burn a few extra calories or work on strength moves al fresco; !!! Princess Sports Central -The multi-sport area on Decks 18 and 19 is designed to offer a collection of fun options, including court games, lawn activities and even a lounge for virtual gaming. The Center Court can be used for basketball, tennis, volleyball and badminton, while baseball fans can even practice their swing at the portable batting cage. Golfers will find a driving range facility, while the simulated laser shooting range offers a new onboard activity. On the upper level, the Lawn Court offers a grassy area for putting, bocce ball, croquet and lawn bowling; !!! Fitness Center/Aerobics Studio – The Fitness Center on Deck 17 pairs a state-of-the-art gym with ocean views. This multi-tiered facility will offer something for all fitness levels, so everyone from beginner to expert will find challenging exercise options. Passengers will find the latest in exercise equipment like treadmills, recumbent bicycles, elliptical machines, strength equipment, as well as a selection of free weights. Most equipment will feature personal TV screens, and some will even offer an interactive, virtual experience that makes exercising a bit more fun and engaging. New to Royal Princess at the back of the gym is a private aerobics studio that will host a selection of fitness classes. Passengers can meet with fitness instructors in consultation rooms where they can privately discuss their fitness goals and design a workout routine. The fitness centre is part of the ship’s Lotus Spa, so passengers can wind down after their workout with a relaxing massage. (http://www.princess.com/royalprincess)

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