Innovative Fitness Program Debuts This Week Fleetwide; Makes Exercise Fun
for the Whole Family
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., June 24 /CNW/ -- After the much-anticipated Wii
Fit(TM) system debuted across the country last month, Princess unveils this
fitness innovation at sea this week after shipboard staff completed special
onboard trainings with Nintendo team members. Princess is the first cruise
line to offer passengers the chance to get their hearts pumping with the
headline-grabbing new release on Wii(TM).
All Princess ships, which have long featured Nintendo's popular Wii
systems onboard, add the revolutionary Wii Fit balance games, challenging
passengers of all ages to put their athletic skills to the test with active
video game tournaments such as the ski jump, Hula Hoop(R) or heading soccer
balls. Exciting family competitions will be held onboard -- including on the
dramatic Movies Under the Stars poolside screens. Youth and teen centers will
also offer younger cruisers the opportunity to participate in Wii Fit
activities throughout their vacation.
"We're very excited to partner with Nintendo to bring the Wii Fit
experience to our passengers," said Jan Swartz, Princess senior vice
president. "Our onboard team has just finished training with the experts at
Nintendo to ensure that we're able to offer passengers the best possible
experience with this innovative fitness game."
Wii Fit gets everyone pumped up about making physical activities an
enjoyable part of their daily routines. Wii Fit even tracks users' progress,
which lets people see how they've improved while challenging them to better
their scores and stay motivated to keep going.
The Wii Fit Balance Board(TM) is a precisely engineered platform that
senses both weight and shifts in movement and balance. It connects wirelessly
to the Wii console and serves as the centerpiece for more than 40 fun
activities that challenge users in areas like yoga, aerobics, strength
training and balance. Helpful virtual trainers in the game talk users through
the different motions and makes suggestions for improvements.
The hugely popular Wii system has been instrumental in expanding the
video game experience across generations and genders. "Kids" of all ages have
enjoyed playing games such as Wii Sports(TM) Golf and Tennis using the unique
Wii Remote(TM), which enables a player's movements to directly affect what
happens on screen.
On ships equipped with Movies Under the Stars screen, the Wii tournaments
are shown on the giant poolside screens, offering a unique, larger-than-life
gaming experience. The distinctive 300-square-foot screens are featured on
Caribbean Princess, Crown Princess, Emerald Princess, Grand Princess, Sea
Princess and the upcoming Ruby Princess, offering a variety of movies and
events daily, including family films and first run hits, as well as concert
footage and other special programming.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a
professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the
company's website at http://www.princess.com.
About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global
cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 16 modern ships renowned for
their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and
amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A
recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess offers its passengers the
opportunity to escape to the top destinations around the globe, with sailings
to all seven continents, ranging in length from seven to 107 days. The
company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL; NYSE: CUK).
Princess Cruises is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our
exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America,
Cunard Line, Costa Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to
please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, our member lines
appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. Together we offer exciting
and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.
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