Is Princess still doing Zumba classes?

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Two out of the three (two 7 days and one 10 day) Princess cruises we were on last year had Zumba classes and the third did not. Wife was a little disappointed on the third trip. We're on the Coral next week and she is wondering........
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Originally posted by Sincity
Two out of the three (two 7 days and one 10 day) Princess cruises we were on last year had Zumba classes and the third did not. Wife was a little disappointed on the third trip. We're on the Coral next week and she is wondering........
I think they do as long has they have someone who can teach it. We did on our recent Crown cruise, but I know there was some before ours that did not. They were also only on sea days.

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I just got off the Crown Princess 4/21/12 and I participated in all 5 zumba classes ! They were held in Club Fusion at 9 am. Toby taught the lessons and was very good. Karen and Nat ( part of the cruise director's staff) just became certified to teach zumba. On one day Toby had Karen teach a few dances to get experience teaching. Then another day Nat ( had been on the Crown for 1 week and from Brazil ) taught a few dances during class . Great attendance and FUN ! For me it was great to do zumba since I do it a lot at home. They also had Bollywood dancing classes in the atrium 3 times. Teacher was great and we had a ball. Karen taught line dancing 3 times. I was pleased to have all the opportunities. Those interested in ballroom they had a lot of those classes too ( cha cha ,tango,merengue, can't remember what else).
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Just off the Coral. No Zumba.

Of course, I guess that could change with changes in staffing....
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Is there a charge to take the zumba classes ? If they do offer them on a cruise, how do find that out and do you just show up at the designated time and location ? I have never been to a zumba class before and it looks like lots of fun.
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Originally posted by Michelle82
Is there a charge to take the zumba classes ? If they do offer them on a cruise, how do find that out and do you just show up at the designated time and location ? I have never been to a zumba class before and it looks like lots of fun.
Princess does not charge for dance classes. In the gym they charge for spinning classes. Every evening the Princess Patter will be delivered to your stateroom with all the times and activities for the next day.
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Originally posted by shepp
Just off the Coral. No Zumba.

Of course, I guess that could change with changes in staffing....
Darn....wife will be disappointed again. We are bringing my iPhone and portable speakers. I hope they don't mind her playing her music and dancing in the gym when there are no seminars or classes.
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Are they customarily in the morning? I want to book a spa appointment for one of our sea days but I would hate to miss out on Zumba.
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Originally posted by Sincity
Darn....wife will be disappointed again. We are bringing my iPhone and portable speakers. I hope they don't mind her playing her music and dancing in the gym when there are no seminars or classes.
As long as she uses earphones she might me OK but I doubt others would appreciate her music while exercising.
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Originally posted by 1 HappyCruiser
As long as she uses earphones she might me OK but I doubt others would appreciate her music while exercising.
I guess she'll have to either go on an open deck somewhere that is not populated or on our balcony.
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Originally posted by Sincity
I guess she'll have to either go on an open deck somewhere that is not populated or on our balcony.
Good luck on finding an unpopulated spot. Possibly on deck 16 forward but the wind might limit hearing the sound.
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Originally posted by Sincity
Two out of the three (two 7 days and one 10 day) Princess cruises we were on last year had Zumba classes and the third did not. Wife was a little disappointed on the third trip. We're on the Coral next week and she is wondering........
Still on the Sapphire last week.
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Yes, Zumba is offered on other ships, but not on the Coral this past month. I guess the issue is staffing. Zumba teachers have to go through training, and since Zumba's not a profit center, corporate has little to gain by ensuring every ship has a staffer who can Zumba between hosting trivia and calling Bingo. Next-to-last cruise, the same person taught line dance and Zumba. On the Coral, the line dance instructor didn't seem like the Zumba Type, but I now recall she was due to be transferred, so maybe her replacement will teach the big Z.
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On the Sapphire Zumba was offered by the excise/gym staff not cruise staff.
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Originally posted by Kamloops50
On the Sapphire Zumba was offered by the excise/gym staff not cruise staff.
Interesting.... On the Grand and Island, it was led by entertainment staff. I guess it just depends on who onboard - if anyone - is qualified to teach.
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Just back from Sapphire 3 days ago. The did have zumba, but it filled up early.

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Originally posted by sassyredhat
Just back from Sapphire 3 days ago. The did have zumba, but it filled up early.

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So when you say "it filled up," does that mean it was a sign-up-in-advance type thing at the gym? And was there, therefore, an upcharge? When I've done it (on the Island and Grand), it was managed like line dancing - just show up at the Lounge or (better) outside on Lido deck.
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