Namaste at Sea: Blue World Voyages Active Lifestyle Cruising™ and Yoga Journal Partnership Create the Ultimate Cruise Ship for Yoga and Meditation


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Onboard facilities, daily sessions and Yoga/Meditation Only Cruises sponsored by Yoga Journal and led by top yoga teachers

MIAMI: (October 1, 2018) Downward Facing Dog at sea. Mountain Pose on a majestic hillside in Greece. Namaste. A recent partnership agreement between Blue World Voyages “Active Lifestyle Cruising” and Yoga Journal, the leading authority on yoga and the yoga lifestyle for four decades, plan to present these opportunities and more when Blue World Voyages sets sail in 2019.

“We plan to become the ultimate cruise ship for YOGA and meditation,” said Gene Meehan, Blue World founder and chairman. “With Yoga Journal onboard as a partner, guests can expect a thoughtful approach to classes and practice with a deep understanding of yoga traditions.”

“Yoga Journal is excited to partner with Blue World Voyages—a sustainable, healthy lifestyle adventure company—to bring world-class yoga and meditation classes, mind-body wellness, and serenity to thousands as they venture out on journeys of self-discovery,” said Yoga Journal Brand Director of Content and Audience Tasha Eichenseher.

Guests can experience yoga and meditation programs on every voyage, both onboard ship and ashore, with sunrise and sunset yoga sessions in some of the world’s most intriguing destinations. Twice a year, Blue World and Yoga Journal will team up to offer “Yoga and Meditation Only” sailings sponsored by Yoga Journal and led by top yoga teachers.

“This boldly different concept calls for a cruise ship that is totally focused on physical activity and wellness as it roams the waters of the world,” says Meehan. “The concept for Active Lifestyle Cruising is embedded into every aspect of the design of our vessels and our choice of itinerary. In addition, Blue World will be a proud member of the International SeaKeepers Society supporting marine science, conservation, and research around the world. Our ship will serve only sustainable seafood, with no deposable plastics onboard, plus many other green initiatives.”

Blue World’s first vessel, an all-suite design 350-passenger, five-star casual vessel, is the first ship in the global cruise industry to designate one entire deck to sports and another full deck to spa and relaxation. Amenities include a relaxing therapy tub, spa pool, indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, and a solarium. For an extraordinary experience, 12 private Bali beds provide the option to sleep under the stars and wake up to a butler-served breakfast. Ports-of-call and itineraries are selected based on their compatibility with activities such as golf, hiking, cycling, running, kayaking and even kitesurfing, as well as shore-side locations for yoga and meditation.

“We are creating a cruise line that responds to the preferences of active, health-minded individuals. or for those looking to move in that direction,” said John B. Richards, the company’s co-Founder and CEO, and former president of Starbucks. “Three ships are planned for Blue World Voyages first five years at sea; each visiting smaller ports the larger ships can’t access; and each designed to deliver authentic experiences for our guests.”

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