Working out, dodging calories, stretching willpower on Seabourn Encore headed to Dubai
Needing to lose at least a few pounds and hoping for a jumpstart on a regular workout routine, I booked a 21-day cruise on the new 600-passenger Seabourn Encore. Seabourn is a four-ship line that rates itself six stars on the luxury meter, none of them connected to the concepts of moderation and personal discipline.
A crazy idea? Maybe, but I chose a repositioning cruise that would be heavy with sea days, providing extra time to exercise between meals as we floated between the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean.
Seabourn promised a trainer, for a fee, who would evaluate my strengths and weaknesses, stretching my muscles that were tight from lethargy. Meanwhile, a nutritionist would help refine my eating habits, so at least I would not gain weight, which was my fear on a luxury ship with so many excellent dining choices.