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Princess Cruises Will Offer First Club Pilates at Sea Theme Cruise

Princess Cruises Will Offer First Club Pilates at Sea Theme Cruise

Princess Cruises’ ship Royal Princess will host the cruise line’s first Pilates-themed voyage to Alaska this September.

Fitness enthusiasts take note! Princess Cruises and Xponential Fitness‘ signature Pilates brand Club Pilates have teamed up to offer the first-ever Club Pilates at Sea: An Alaska Retreat. The week-long voyage will sail round-trip from Seattle aboard Royal Princess on September 2, 2023.

This unique theme cruise will be the first time that guests can enjoy a Club Pilates retreat at sea. The largest Pilates brand in the world will be offering its low-impact, full-body workouts during the voyage.

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Pilates enthusiasts can combine their practice with an Alaska adventure with Princess’ Club Pilates at Sea: An Alaska Retreat

During the seven-day Princess cruise, participants can get an up-close look at Southeast Alaska as they explore the ports of Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan as well as enjoy scenic cruising in Glacier Bay National Park.

While on board, guests can enjoy a full range of Pilates and other Xponential Fitness classes led by top instructors offering tips and encouragement.

The theme cruise will sail during Alaska’s peak time for viewing the Northern Lights, so a moonlit Glow Flow class is on the agenda for the special sailing—plus an R&R restorative class, perfect for unwinding after your active shore excursions.

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Cruising Alaska with Club Pilates at Sea

The active lifestyle of Alaska might just be the ideal setting for the first Club Pilates at Sea cruise. Offering fitness-conscious cruisers a variety of incredible landside experiences to choose from—like hiking, canoeing, and ziplining with unrivaled scenery as your backdrop—Alaska is famous for its untamed beauty and active excursions.

A shore excursion to Juneau’s stunning Mendenhall Glacier is a highlight of any Alaska cruise itinerary

Of course, you can also choose from more leisurely pursuits including whale watching, enjoying a salmon bake, or exploring historic Gold Rush towns.

Related: What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise – Plus Free Packing List!

About Club Pilates

Founded in 2007, Club Pilates is today’s largest Pilates brand. Backed by Xponential Fitness and designed with the vision of making the practice more accessible to everyone, Club Pilates has appeared in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 and Fastest-Growing Franchises for seven years running.

Club Pilates boasts an extensive training certification for its instructors. The brand’s 500-hour training program includes instruction on Pilates, barre, Triggerpoint, and TRX Suspension Trainers.

“We’re beyond thrilled to partner with Princess Cruises, Alaska’s number one cruise operator on our first-ever Club Pilates cruise which offers our members and those interested in fitness, a unique opportunity to enjoy classes led by the best instructors in fitness, meet new people, and marvel at Alaska’s pristine natural beauty. We can’t wait to welcome everyone on board,” said Mike Gray, president of Club Pilates, in a press release.

Fun fact: During the cruise, Princess and Club Pilates will attempt to break the world record for executing the largest outdoor Pilates session!

How to book the Club Pilates at Sea cruise

Reservations for the Club Pilates at Sea: An Alaska Retreat cruise from September 2-9, 2023 are available via the Princess Cruises Concierge team.

According to Princess Cruises, benefits and amenities will include:

  • Exclusive cruise rate: Approximately 25-35% off each room category 
  • Princess Plus Package: Wi-Fi, beverages, crew appreciation, and more
  • Excursion credit to use for exclusive Club Pilates experience ashore or your own adventure  
  • 7 days of Pilates classes provided free of charge. No additional cost is needed to attend Club Pilates fitness classes

Interested cruisers can currently pre-register for the voyage. Princess Cruises stated in a press release that additional details about the cruise will be sent to guests who pre-register.

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Would you try a Pilates-themed cruise? Is Club Pilates at Sea: An Alaska Retreat what you’re looking for? As a Pilates enthusiast, I’d really love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Carrie Ann Karstunen


Monday 10th of July 2023

Too soon to book a cruise less then 8 weeks away? Maybe if more advance notice yes!

Carrie Ann

Monday 10th of July 2023

Hi Heather, I thought the same thing when Princess announced this Pilates cruise. I thought it was a typo at first and they meant 2024! Hoping they do more of these and give us more notice :)


Friday 7th of July 2023

Do you know if the Pilates cruise will have reformers? I've been on cruises that said they had Pilates classes but it was always just mat classes. Would love to find a cruise ship that has the real equipment.

Carrie Ann

Saturday 8th of July 2023

Hi Kim, I've never seen a reformer on any cruise ship, including Princess. I'm going to assume that this cruise won't have them, because it's only one sailing. That said (and I have both a reformer and a Pilates chair at home), I still really enjoy taking mat classes on cruises, even though I never do on land. If I didn't already have another cruise booked at the same time, I'd absolutely jump on this sailing.