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#41
austin/sf
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Joined Mar 2009
60 year old guy here, pretty fit from running, swimming, weight training, and yoga. gave up step due to achilles problems. finding suitable zumba class can be difficult for a guy like me. mostly women and to be honest my hips just dont wanna move the way their supposed to. my best zumba has been after a yoga class when everyone had a glass of sangria and just zumba'ed to the beat. i will try it on my next cruise though if there is room in the class. or not. maybe latin night in the dance club will work better for me. just my $.02.
#43
New Jersey
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Joined Dec 2003
I'm planning to teach on an upcoming cruise in January on rccl's independence of the seas leaving 1/27. So far I have 4-5 AM classes planned (7:30 am is the only time they can give me). I'm teaching them for free and just for fun! JOIN ME!
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#45
702 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Just off the Crown Princess sailing from Galveston. They had Zumba 3 times with the first at 1115 the 1st sea day.

If you are on this same cruise later this season, make sure your Roll Call's Meet & Mingle isn't scheduled at 1100!! Our's was and I couldn't go to Zumba since I had volunteered to manage name tags. Other's in our RC just missed the M&M as Zumba was more important to them.
#46
Mount Joy, PA
93 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
My family went on the Norwegian Star January 2013 and we were asked to do one of their more in depth reviews of the cruise afterwards. I tried to drive home the lack of Zumba being a huge money loss for them as it seemed that the classes that they did offer were not well attended.
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#47
New Jersey
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Joined Sep 2008
Looks like NCL will start adding Zumba classes on all their ships starting in the spring of 2013 - http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/1/prweb10351034.htm
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#48
Washington DC area
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Joined May 2010
As I've mentioned in my previous talk about Zumba. I asked Celebrity for Zumba after my Nov 2011 transatlantic and I'm so thrilled that they will have it, that I'm booked on the Infinity from Chile to FLL (Mar.2013) and again Connie (May 5th to June 1...B2B) Can't wait to Zumba on the oceans!
#49
Seattle
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Joined Jun 2010
Yeah Zumba! I'm a guy and can't even begin to do all the moves but it's about having fun. Crank up the tunes and shake a leg (or whatever will shake).

The instructor makes all the difference whether it's all Latin or a mix of dance / hip-hip / martial arts.

Is Carnival listening?? How hard would it be to find an instructor on each and every cruise willing to give a class or two. All the instructors I have ever had a class with are high-energy people-people and just love to share the excitement of this "exercise"
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#50
South Texas
171 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
I love love love zumba.. the only exercise class I can't wait to go to, but whomever said it all depends on the teacher is right. I have a great teacher - but she is quite far away. I tried to go to a class closer to me and my instructor was terrible - kept forgetting the steps - had to run into a closet to change the music after each song because she did not have an ipod...

As for the exercise part - with all of the "latin dance" moves, if you do them correctly it really enhances your midsection. At 51 I have to laugh when I tell people zumba is responsible for my "2 pack"!
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#51
Philadelphia PA
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Joined Dec 2013
I' going on the RC- Liberty of the Seas at the end of December... Dec 21-26... wanted to find out who to contact regarding teaching while on board. Whnew I call the Cruise Line they reply just go to the fitness director once on board...I'm sure this is decided more than in advance of a ship sailing and I'd hate to miss my chance. Any idea of who to contact IN ADVANCE regarding this?

Signed you friendly neighborhood- ZUMBADADDY
#52
Philadelphia PA
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Joined Dec 2013
I'M going on the RC- Liberty of the Seas at the end of December... Dec 21-26... wanted to find out who to contact regarding teaching while on board. When I call the Cruise Line they reply just go to the fitness director once on board...I'm sure this is decided more than in advance of a ship sailing and I'd hate to miss my chance. Any idea of who to contact IN ADVANCE regarding this?

Signed you friendly neighborhood- ZUMBADADDY
#53
91 Posts
Joined Sep 2005
They have zumba on all Princess cruises ... they have the classes in a very small area and most of space is taken up with huge chairs and those glass tables ... no room to really relax and get into the zone as I was scared of banging into people and it was actually quite scary as there were huge amounts of people and of course more people arrived every day as word got out.

The instructor was a bit " off " as he kept shrieking " forward with Right Foot " Well HE went forward with his right BUT of course its a mirror image and we went BACK on our LEFT ! He didnt have the experience of teaching dance and got a bit flustered.

Also it was a carpeted area which is bad for spins and turns and can damage the knees etc.:
#54
91 Posts
Joined Sep 2005
Originally posted by ZumbaDaddy
I'M going on the RC- Liberty of the Seas at the end of December... Dec 21-26... wanted to find out who to contact regarding teaching while on board. When I call the Cruise Line they reply just go to the fitness director once on board...I'm sure this is decided more than in advance of a ship sailing and I'd hate to miss my chance. Any idea of who to contact IN ADVANCE regarding this?

Signed you friendly neighborhood- ZUMBADADDY
I think thats a brush off ? There are quite a few variables. ie .. Are you bringing your own music ? Can you use their music system ? Where will you teach it ? The programme will be already printed ? They will get a lot of grief because loads of people will want to do zumba but the cruise line is restricted because of space.

Sorry but they would always prefer to use their own employees as its much safer for them all round.
#55
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Joined Nov 2007
Princess Cruises has Zumba every sea day at 9:30. Fantastic!!!
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Colorado Springs, CO (originally Boston MA)
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#59
Houston,TX
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Joined Aug 2011
Royal Caribbean has an annual zumba cruise. I've never been but I've heard great things about it. Hopefully I'll make it one year. https://www.zumba-cruise.com/
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