Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "P - Z" > Princess Cruises
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Princess Cruises
Read thousands of Princess Cruise Reviews from real cruisers and compare the best Princess Cruise Deals

NEW! Find Your PRINCESS Roll Call

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old April 30th, 2012, 05:46 PM
Sincity's Avatar
Sincity Sincity is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 405
Default Is Princess still doing Zumba classes?

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........
__________________
Carnival x1 *not a fan*
Princess x19
Royal x1





Las Vegas , NV Cruisers?? Come join our thread...
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=835131
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old April 30th, 2012, 06:37 PM
Eagle Eye Eagle Eye is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: OH
Posts: 171
Default

Dawn Princess had Zumba classes March/April of this year. My wife loved them!
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old April 30th, 2012, 06:51 PM
judyjudy56's Avatar
judyjudy56 judyjudy56 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Clovis, California
Posts: 977
Default

There were Zumba classes on the Sapphire in March.
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old April 30th, 2012, 07:15 PM
VikingRob's Avatar
VikingRob VikingRob is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Green Bay
Posts: 844
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sincity View Post
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.

Kim
__________________






Celebrity Eclipse - 14 Day Exotic Caribbean Cruise 1/12/13
Crown Princess - Southern Caribbean 4/21/12
Celebrity Eclipse - Eastern Caribbean 1/7/12
Celebrity Solstice - Eastern Caribbean 1/2/11
Ruby Princess - Southern Caribbean Medley 1/19/10
Carnival Liberty - Western Caribbean 6/7/08
Celebrity Constellation - Ultimate Caribbean 1/16/07
Island Princess to Hawaii 2/20/06
Mariner of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean 6/26/05
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old April 30th, 2012, 07:38 PM
Orangefan Orangefan is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Syracuse New York
Posts: 1,265
Default

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).
Sali
Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #6  
Old April 30th, 2012, 07:50 PM
shepp shepp is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,144
Default

Just off the Coral. No Zumba.

Of course, I guess that could change with changes in staffing....
__________________
1/06 Westerdam -W. Caribbean * 1/07 Dawn Princess - Mexican Riviera * 1/08 Zuiderdam - E. Caribbean * 4/08 Celebrity Mercury - Alaska * 12/09 Crown Princess - W. Caribbean * 8/10 Sea Princess - Alaska * 1/11 Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera * 4/11 Island Princess - Panama full transit * 8/11 Sea Princess - Alaska * 2/12 Grand Princess - E. Caribbean * 4/12 Coral Princess - Panama full transit * 12/12 Star Princess - SFO to Buenos Aires * 4/13 Golden Princess - Hawaii * 10/13 Royal Princess - Venice to FLL * 2/14 Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera * 8/14 Star Princess - Alaska * 7/15 Diamond Princess - Japan
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old April 30th, 2012, 08:57 PM
weaselwatchr's Avatar
weaselwatchr weaselwatchr is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 279
Default

They had them on the Diamond last month.
__________________
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old April 30th, 2012, 09:13 PM
Michelle82 Michelle82 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 15
Default

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.
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old April 30th, 2012, 09:23 PM
Orangefan Orangefan is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Syracuse New York
Posts: 1,265
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michelle82 View Post
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.
Sali
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old April 30th, 2012, 10:14 PM
Sincity's Avatar
Sincity Sincity is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 405
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shepp View Post
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.
__________________
Carnival x1 *not a fan*
Princess x19
Royal x1





Las Vegas , NV Cruisers?? Come join our thread...
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=835131
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old April 30th, 2012, 11:26 PM
MJC's Avatar
MJC MJC is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,330
Default

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.
__________________
Margaret

2014 Caribbean Princess Western Caribbean
2012 Dawn Princess Australia Solar Eclipse
2011 NG Islander Galapagos & Machu Picchu
2010 Windstar Costa Rica
2009 Victoria Prince Yangtze River Solar Eclipse
2006 Clipper Odyssey Viet Nam
2004 Radisson Diamond Turkey & Greek Isles Transit of Venus
2002 Radisson Hanseatic Antarctica & South Georgia
2001 Windstar Virgin Islands
1999 Sky Princess Baltic Sea Solar Eclipse
1998 Radisson Paul Gauguin Tahiti
1996 Star Princess Alaska
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old April 30th, 2012, 11:59 PM
1 HappyCruiser 1 HappyCruiser is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,528
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sincity View Post
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.
Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old May 1st, 2012, 10:11 AM
Sincity's Avatar
Sincity Sincity is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 405
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1 HappyCruiser View Post
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.
__________________
Carnival x1 *not a fan*
Princess x19
Royal x1





Las Vegas , NV Cruisers?? Come join our thread...
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=835131
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old May 1st, 2012, 10:15 AM
1 HappyCruiser 1 HappyCruiser is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,528
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sincity View Post
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.
Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old May 1st, 2012, 10:43 AM
Kamloops50's Avatar
Kamloops50 Kamloops50 is online now
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The interior of BC about 4 hrs north of Vancouver . In the dry part of the Province
Posts: 5,408
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sincity View Post
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.
__________________
Past Cruises
Mediterranean in May 1977
Panama Canal Sept 2006 ,Dec 2009
Caribbean Jan 2008 , November 2011
Alaska Aug 2008 , May 2010 , June 2013
Pacific Coastal May 2010
Mexican Riviera January 2011
Hawaii April 2012 , Feb 2013
California Coastal Crown Sept 2014
Princess 11x HAL 3x RCI 2x
Pacific Coastal April 21,2015

Alaska Sampler May 2015

Alaska Northbound August 19,2015


Alaska Southbound August 26,2015

Reply With Quote

  #16  
Old May 1st, 2012, 02:03 PM
shepp shepp is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,144
Default

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.
__________________
1/06 Westerdam -W. Caribbean * 1/07 Dawn Princess - Mexican Riviera * 1/08 Zuiderdam - E. Caribbean * 4/08 Celebrity Mercury - Alaska * 12/09 Crown Princess - W. Caribbean * 8/10 Sea Princess - Alaska * 1/11 Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera * 4/11 Island Princess - Panama full transit * 8/11 Sea Princess - Alaska * 2/12 Grand Princess - E. Caribbean * 4/12 Coral Princess - Panama full transit * 12/12 Star Princess - SFO to Buenos Aires * 4/13 Golden Princess - Hawaii * 10/13 Royal Princess - Venice to FLL * 2/14 Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera * 8/14 Star Princess - Alaska * 7/15 Diamond Princess - Japan
Reply With Quote

  #17  
Old May 1st, 2012, 02:08 PM
Kamloops50's Avatar
Kamloops50 Kamloops50 is online now
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The interior of BC about 4 hrs north of Vancouver . In the dry part of the Province
Posts: 5,408
Default

On the Sapphire Zumba was offered by the excise/gym staff not cruise staff.
__________________
Past Cruises
Mediterranean in May 1977
Panama Canal Sept 2006 ,Dec 2009
Caribbean Jan 2008 , November 2011
Alaska Aug 2008 , May 2010 , June 2013
Pacific Coastal May 2010
Mexican Riviera January 2011
Hawaii April 2012 , Feb 2013
California Coastal Crown Sept 2014
Princess 11x HAL 3x RCI 2x
Pacific Coastal April 21,2015

Alaska Sampler May 2015

Alaska Northbound August 19,2015


Alaska Southbound August 26,2015


Last edited by Kamloops50; May 1st, 2012 at 02:08 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #18  
Old May 1st, 2012, 02:37 PM
shepp shepp is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,144
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamloops50 View Post
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.
__________________
1/06 Westerdam -W. Caribbean * 1/07 Dawn Princess - Mexican Riviera * 1/08 Zuiderdam - E. Caribbean * 4/08 Celebrity Mercury - Alaska * 12/09 Crown Princess - W. Caribbean * 8/10 Sea Princess - Alaska * 1/11 Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera * 4/11 Island Princess - Panama full transit * 8/11 Sea Princess - Alaska * 2/12 Grand Princess - E. Caribbean * 4/12 Coral Princess - Panama full transit * 12/12 Star Princess - SFO to Buenos Aires * 4/13 Golden Princess - Hawaii * 10/13 Royal Princess - Venice to FLL * 2/14 Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera * 8/14 Star Princess - Alaska * 7/15 Diamond Princess - Japan
Reply With Quote

  #19  
Old May 1st, 2012, 04:38 PM
sassyredhat's Avatar
sassyredhat sassyredhat is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego
Posts: 4,156
Default

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

Pat
__________________
NCL Star
PCL Crown, Golden, Sapphire 2x, Sea
CCL Inspiration, Paradise, Splendor, Spirit, Elation 2x
RCI Radiance 2x
HAL Zaandam, Statendam 2x, Ryndam 2x






Reply With Quote

  #20  
Old May 1st, 2012, 04:45 PM
shepp shepp is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,144
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sassyredhat View Post
Just back from Sapphire 3 days ago. The did have zumba, but it filled up early.

Pat
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.
__________________
1/06 Westerdam -W. Caribbean * 1/07 Dawn Princess - Mexican Riviera * 1/08 Zuiderdam - E. Caribbean * 4/08 Celebrity Mercury - Alaska * 12/09 Crown Princess - W. Caribbean * 8/10 Sea Princess - Alaska * 1/11 Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera * 4/11 Island Princess - Panama full transit * 8/11 Sea Princess - Alaska * 2/12 Grand Princess - E. Caribbean * 4/12 Coral Princess - Panama full transit * 12/12 Star Princess - SFO to Buenos Aires * 4/13 Golden Princess - Hawaii * 10/13 Royal Princess - Venice to FLL * 2/14 Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera * 8/14 Star Princess - Alaska * 7/15 Diamond Princess - Japan
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:44 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.