Seabourn is set to elevate its partnership with renowned physician and best-selling author Dr. Andrew Weilwith a pair of upcoming theme cruises during 2018 in Alaska and Greece.
“As wellness tourism continues to grow, we know it is on the minds of many travelers these days, especially our Seabourn guests,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn, in a press release.
“With the remarkable success of the Spa & Wellness program with Dr. Andrew Weil on our ships, we couldn’t wait to have him onboard to create even more focused spa and wellness voyages to be enjoyed amid the remarkable destinations of Alaska and Greece. With the beauty and culture of these destinations as a backdrop, these wellness cruises reinforce our continuing focus on enhancing the lives of luxury travelers.”
Dr. Weil will be joined by other integrative medicine experts along with the shipboard Mindful Living coach for panel discussions and complimentary seminars. There will also be optional wellness-related shore excursions available for a cost.
“When you travel, exciting things happen to your mind, your body and your spirit. Your mind opens, your imagination and curiosity are aroused,” explained Dr. Andrew Weil, in the release. “I’m incredibly pleased to join some of my esteemed colleagues in the field of integrative medicine to offer this level of depth and enrichment onboard through an array of specially curated wellness options.”
Wellness in the Wilderness with Dr. Weil is scheduled on Seabourn Sojourn for June 16-28, 2018 heading from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seward, Alaska. Highlights will include Sumner Strait, Seduction Point, Tracy Arm and Misty Fjords.
Among over 20 free lectures and demos planned for the voyage are the following topics:
“Healthy Aging” presented by Dr. Weil will dive into means to subdue age-related disease. He will also tackle programs like “Fish, Wellness & the Environment,” “Getting the Most out of Integrative Therapies,” “Worried You’re Over Medicated? Questions to Ask Your Doctor” and “Vitamins and Supplements.”
Preventive cardiologist Steve Devries M.D. will be on hand for “Heart to Heart” to talk about nutrition to boost heart function. Leader in integrative medicine Victoria Maizes, M.D. will discuss “Vibrantly Healthy Women,” “Nourishing Your Health by Living Green” and “Vitality – How to Uncover More.”
Also featured will be guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek for “Guided Imagery: The Lazy Man’s (or Woman’s) Meditation;” “Guided Imagery for Deep, Restorative Sleep” and “Guided Imagery for Overcoming Anxiety;” as well as childhood nutrition expert Sanford Newmark, M.D. for “ADHD Today and Stress Levels in Kids” and “Raising Healthy Kids.”
Plus, Jim Nicolai, M.D. will present “Quick & Easy Wellness,” “Breathwalking for Wellness” and “Quick & Easy Herbs.”
Origins of Wellness with Dr. Weil will set sail on the Seabourn Odyssey in October 6-20, 2018 roundtrip from Piraeus (Athens). Showcased destinations will be Mykonos, Crete, Naxos, Rhodes, Syracuse and Valletta.
More than 25 free sessions will be on the Mediterranean voyage:
Dr. Weil will lead “Origins of Healing” to analyze human healing from an integrative medicine perspective, as well as “Nutrition 101: The Mediterranean and Anti-Inflammatory Diets,” “Integrative Medicine: The Future of Health Care” and “Healthy Aging.”
Co-Director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Ann Marie Chiasson, M.D. will additionally present “Harvesting the Natural Wisdom of the Body for Self-Healing,” “Energy Healing: Old Wives’ Tale or Old Wives’ Wisdom,” “Heart Center Meditation” and “The Transformational Process.
Vivian A. Kominos M.D.—who is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and integrative medicine—will also look at “What I Learned from My Giagia: Cooking with Heart” and guide small groups with “How to Attain Optimal Heart Health: It’s Never too Late!” and “Women’s Hearts: We are Not Just Small Men.”
What’s more, “Vibrantly Healthy Women,” “Nourishing Your Health by Living Green” and “Vitality – How to Uncover More” will be addressed by integrative medicine leader Victoria Maizes, M.D. “The Healing Power of Laughter,” “An Integrative Approach to Prepare for Surgery” and “Obesity: A Global Epidemic” will also be presented by Gulshan K. Sethi, M.D. from the field of cardiac surgery and heart transplantation.
Outside of the extensive theme cruises, Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil programming will be available to a lesser degree on the entire Seabourn fleet by the end of 2017.
For more information, contact a travel agent, call 1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.