Days not spent exploring the ports are basically unstructured, with a variety of activities thrown in for those who aren't pursuing their own relaxation. During the day, there may be ballroom dance classes, wine tastings, art auctions, bingo, computer classes, bridge (with instructors sailing on all cruises), and lectures by visiting writers, anthropologists, naturalists, and retired diplomats, often speaking on a topic relevant to the region you're sailing -- for example, Colonial America on New England/Canada cruises, Incan culture on South America cruises, and so on.
Themed Spotlight Cruises may cover food and wine, photography, chocolate, music, the arts, and so on. On Le Cordon Bleu cooking cruises, for instance, chefs trained in the Le Cordon Bleu cooking method hold three onboard workshops, a special chef's dinner, and a market visit in port to see how the chef chooses the best local ingredients. Participation costs $499 per person. On Art Experience cruises, Regent teams with noted museums to offer art-related shore excursions and onboard lectures.
Active passengers can work out in the ships' gyms, run on the tracks, or whack some balls into a golf net, then take a massage at the ships' spas, run by the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Besides the usual wide range of services, it also offers company specialties such as the Euphoric Coffee Scrub, the Ohana Circulation Polish, and the Organic Mermaid's Purse Wrap.
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