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- Ocean Village celebrates the launch of its first wellbeing cruise -

New for 2005, Ocean Village introduces its first total wellbeing cruise -
the Body and Soul Solutions Experience.  Setting sail on 19 April 2005, the
unique Body and Soul Solutions Experience will offer passengers a superb
choice of exclusive holistic wellbeing workshops and fantastic complementary
therapies - everything from life coaches to Indian head massages.  These will be available in addition to the extensive health and beauty offering
from the ship’s on board Karma Spa.
Hosted by holistic expert Sara Pankhurst, prices for the 11-night Body and
Soul Solutions Experience start from £699 per person. Pankhurst has put
together a bespoke holistic programme that is designed to tap into people’s
mindsets when they’re on holiday and provide them with life skills to keep
them relaxed and focused once they return from their holiday.

The programme includes workshops on the core techniques of Indian Head
massage, Tai Chi, Aromatherapy and Reflexology for those looking for a
little TLC. Pankhurst’s nutrition seminars, provide hints on foods to avoid
to maintain general wellbeing and those that optimise health and increase
general fitness levels. Passengers looking for motivation and focus need
look no further than Pankhurst’s personal development workshops.  Run by
expert life coaches, the workshops provide tips on maintaining a better work
life balance whilst aspirational courses on building confidence and
remaining motivated are also available, helping passengers maintain both the
physical and mental aspects of living a healthy well-balanced life.

Commenting on the Body and Soul Solutions Experience, holistic expert Sara
Pankhurst says, ‘We’ve tailor-made a programme which ensures passengers
de-stress from the moment they step on board. Not only are they pampered
luxuriously but also our workshop sessions ensure their experience on board
Ocean Village will stay with them long after they return home.’

As well as the Body and Soul Solutions offering, other on-board activities
guaranteed to relax and de-stress passengers include the Ocean View gym and
the Karma Spa which offers an astonishing 66 different health and beauty
treatments.  These include the revolutionary new Oxyjet Facial - dubbed the
facelift without scalpels, Poultice Therapy and Cloud Walking - the ultimate
in spa pedicures.


On-shore, Ocean Village’s Action Ashore programme, offering 87 activities in
the Caribbean and 88 in the Mediterranean is designed to ensure passengers
have an unforgettable experience with Ocean Village.  These include the
opportunity to feed sharks by hand, go Wave Riding, Kite Surfing, River
Tubing, or swim with turtles, amongst many others. 

As the newest, largest and best equipped ship in its class, Ocean Village is
designed for passengers with modern, active lifestyles who prefer to set
their own holiday agenda. A brand new take on Mediterranean and Caribbean
holidays at sea, the company was the first to combine dress-down informality
and 24/7 dining with calls at six destinations a week and stimulating
activities ashore ranging from jeep safaris, mountain biking and river
rafting to wine tasting and whale-watching.

For more information or to book call 0845 358 5000 or visit