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WOD on the Waves: The World's Ultimate Fitness Cruise is Setting Sail

WOD on the Waves: The World's Ultimate Fitness Cruise is Setting Sail

Train hard and party harder with the fittest athletes on earth while cruising in the Caribbean. 

The world’s ultimate fitness cruise will set sail on its maiden voyage from Miami to the Bahamas in January 2019.

WOD on the Waves (that’s Work Out of the Day) is the first full ship charter to bring together fitness enthusiasts, health and wellness experts, and some of the world’s top athletes to celebrate the fitness community on board Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas. 

About WOD on the Waves


WOD on the Waves is the world's ultimate fitness cruise charter. It has been created by fitness enthusiasts for fitness enthusiasts, and exists to celebrate the fitness community's work hard/play hard attitude. Train hard and party harder with the fittest athletes on earth.

This four-night, five-day cruise will offer fitness enthusiasts and their families/friends the opportunity to vacation together, without losing their fitness level or compromising their healthy eating habits.  

 Brooke Wells and Jen Smith

Brooke Wells and Jen Smith

Participants will experience an action-packed getaway with all the normal cruise perks, plus daily scheduled fitness classes led by athletes, coaches and trainers; workshops on elite nutrition and training strategies; athlete-curated meals (think Paleo); costume theme nights; and entertainment and shore excursions starring the athletes.

The daily, customized classes will dive into barbell technique, aerobic capacity, dumbbell method, and sandbag classes, plus other unique classes designed for various fitness levels.

Joining the cruise’s lineup of curated activities are some of the fittest men and women in the industry, including:

Rich Froning - Four-time individual winner of The Reebok CrossFit Games and two-time winner of the Affiliate Cup Championship at The Reebok CrossFit Games with his team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom.

Brooke Wells - Three-time Reebok CrossFit Games competitor. Brooke finished first at 2018 The Reebok CrossFit Central Regional.

Josh Bridges - Retired Navy SEAL turned CrossFit Games competitor. Josh secured his fifth trip to The Reebok CrossFit Games this year by winning the 2018 Reebok CrossFit West Regional.

Dan Bailey - Five-year individual Reebok CrossFit Games veteran.

Patrick Vellner - Two-time podium finisher at The Reebok CrossFit Games. Pat finished in third place in the 2016 and 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games and is headed back in 2018 after finishing in first place at the 2018 Reebok CrossFit East Regional.

Chyna Cho - Five-time Reebok CrossFit Games athlete. Chyna placed third in the 2018 Reebok CrossFit West Regional, and is headed back to the games for her sixth appearance.

Margaux Alvarez - First-place finisher in the 2018 Reebok CrossFit South Regionals competition, securing her sixth visit to the 2018 Games.

….plus many more!

 Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey

And what if your “plus one” doesn’t have the same fitness level or is just starting their fitness regimen?  The cruise will offer yoga, Pilates, spinning and stretch classes, and a full gym with state-of-the-art equipment.  There’s also an extensive children’s program, so you can bring the whole family.

Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas most recently completed an extensive $120 million amplification this month, introducing entirely new experiences and venues. Guests can choose from a vast array of restaurants serving delectable dining, from sushi and hibachi to freshly made pasta at Jamie’s Italian, and tasty bar bites and arcade games from Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade. An exciting nightlife scene will come alive across a lineup of bars and lounges, including the new tiki-chic Bamboo Room.

There are also a range of activities during the day, featuring rock climbing, ice skating and surfing – Royal Caribbean signatures – as well as Sky Pad, the new virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience; an Escape Room adventure for friends, families and strangers alike to team up and solve a puzzle before time runs out; and glow-in-the-dark laser tag.

WOD on the Waves will depart from Miami on Jan. 21, 2019, and visit Nassau, Bahamas and Royal Caribbean’s private island CocoCay, Bahamas, before returning to Miami on Jan. 25, 2019. Customized fitness events will be offered in our destinations– so expect surprises throughout the cruise.

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