Wellness retreat at Sea

Reconnect with nature and yourself on an ocean journey with one of the world's only hybrid-powered ships.   Relax, rejuvenate, and return home with tools to better cope with the challenges of life.

Regain your health and energy

Yoga class on deck.
Yoga class on deck.
Photo: Oscar Farrera

A Wellness Team of yoga and meditation instructors, nutrition experts and massage therapists will be on board to help you achieve a healthier you. 

Yoga class on deck.
Yoga class on deck.
Photo: Oscar Farrera
Connect with your life cycles and achieve balance.

Stay in shape – inside and out

One goal of this journey is to improve your overall health. To achieve this, all lectures, activities and talks on board will focus on changing old negative habits into healthier ones.

Professional instructors will offer daily yoga, tai chi and mediation classes, providing an opportunity for an inner journey as well.

You will be encouraged to disconnect from internet to support your holistic detox and allow you to connect fully with nature.

Get to know the team

Valerie Martin

Wellness Program Coordinator and Yoga Instructor

Valerie is Wellness Program Coordinator for Hurtigruten. She is a certified Yoga Instructor who has taught and studied all over the world, from the US to Argentina and India, with some of the world’s luminaries of yoga and health. She is certified in Prana Flow® Yoga and Integral Yoga and leads classes, workshops and retreats in South America and abroad. As the curator behind this Holistic Retreat at Sea, she has assembled an internationally acclaimed group of wellness experts to take you on a journey of healing and wonder.

Lara Zilibowitz

Yoga Instructor

Lara Zilibowitz is an internationally touring yoga teacher and artist renowned for her fluid teaching style delivered with heartfelt poetic prose. Each practice with Lara is an invitation to sensitize back to your wild, untamed, original nature as you map the topography of your inner wilderness with every breath and movement. With a focus on embodied curiosity and compassionate inquiry, she holds space for you to connect back with your innate bodily wisdom as the portal to healing and awakening. Lara is the face of yoga & lifestyle brands such as Lululemon athletica, Casall Training, Wanderlust festivals and Aveda hair and skin care, and has graced the cover of Yoga Journal Australia. 

Shai Plonski

Expert in Thai Massage

Shai Plonski is the Amazon best-selling author of The Joy of Giving Massage & Table Thai Massage. Over the past 18 years Shai has taught Thai Massage on 4 continents and at some of the largest yoga centers in the world including the Omega Institute, Kripalu Center, and 1440 Multiversity and at Wanderlust Yoga Festivals. As the founder of the Still Light Centre, Shai brings a passionate and calm approach to his teaching that can bring out the Thai master in anyone. He believes that compassionate touch is our birthright.

Laura Ronco

Yoga, Meditation, and Holistic Therapist

Laura is a Yoga and Meditation teacher, Tantra Master, Tai Chi Master and Holistic Therapist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her fields of expertise are in Mindfulness and Buddhist Meditation, Yoga (with training in Anusara, Iyengar, Kundalini), Tantra and yoga of the voice. She gives individual therapeutic sessions, leads detox programs, retreats, immersions and Teacher Trainings. She has been founding director of holistic health centers and yoga studios and is a Visiting Practitioner at wellness centers in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Benny Holloway

Musician

Benny Holloway is a soulful soundophile and self-taught artist travelling the world sharing his healing vibrations. Through live electronic looping and weaving his voice with guitar he creates psychedelic ambient sound baths encouraging the listener on a compelling introspective journey. He has become renowned for playing alongside yoga and meditation at International festivals and events such as Wanderlust Festival’s and Chamonix Yoga Festival as well as retreats and workshops alongside Lara Zilibowitz, and other influential teachers.

Food for a healthy journey

Great food and service in the restaurants onboard.
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

Our chefs provide a wealth of food options to assist you on your journey to a healthier life.

Great food and service in the restaurants onboard.
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
All restaurants on board will offer vegetarian dishes and plant-based options.

Nutrition​

Our nutrition experts will teach how about how to use food to clear your body of toxins. All restaurants on board will offer vegetarian dishes and plant-based options.

Your cleanse will be supported by vegetable juices, smoothies and herbal teas available throughout the day.

Three onboard restaurants ensures you get exactly what you crave during your voyage, whether it's freshly-baked bread and pastries, seafood, meat, cheese or vegetables.

Wellness and recreation

A large ship in a body of water
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup / Hurtigruten

De-stress on board after a peaceful day at sea. Enjoy all the facilities on the brand-new hybrid-powered expedition ship MS Fridtjof Nansen.

A large ship in a body of water
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup / Hurtigruten

Premium onboard surroundings

Revel in the rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature have been used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas.

  • Comfortable and welcoming atmosphere  
  • Modern and spacious common areas 
  • Cabins designed featuring Scandinavian wool, pine and oak, extra long duvets and exclusive bed linnen in Egyptian cotton
  • 500 unique art works  
A room filled with furniture and a fireplace
Let the Wellness Team help you de-stress and recharge on the high seas.

Wellness center

Indulge in a relaxing massage or treatment from our therapists, and choose between luxurious and healthful experiences such as:

  • Aroma therapy massages
  • Face treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Tension release treatments

Pool, hot tubs and sauna

Swim, soak and truly relax as you take in the peaceful scenery:

  • Heated infinity pool
  • 2 hot tubs
  • Deck chairs
  • Sauna with glass wall
Infinity pool and hot tubs.
Running track on deck.

Workout facilities

Stay in shape with the high-quality equipment* in our outdoor and indoor workout facilities:

  • Rowing machine, spinning bicycle and treadmill
  • Free weights from 4-28 kg and kettlebells from 4-28 kg
  • Rib wall and training Elastics
  • Pilates ball and training mats
  • 150 m outdoor running track

*Equipment is subject to change

Wellness Retreat at Sea

– From Montevideo to Cape Verde

Enjoy the last sea day.
Enjoy the time on deck.
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

Jumpstart a healthy lifestyle on board an Atlantic crossing from Uruguay to Cape Verde. This retreat at sea includes a 9-day holistic cleansing of your mind, body and spirit. 

  • Duration: 14 days
  • Departure: April 2021
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Enjoy the last sea day.
Enjoy the time on deck.
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon