Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"Wii" Get Fit on Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is the first cruise line to offer passengers the chance to get their hearts pumping with the headline-grabbing new release on Wii™. After the much-anticipated Wii Fit™ system debuted across the country last month, the line unveils this fitness innovation at sea this week after shipboard staff completed special onboard trainings with Nintendo team members. All Princess ships, which have long featured Nintendo’s popular Wii systems onboard, add the revolutionary Wii Fit balance games, challenging passengers of all ages to put their athletic skills to the test with active video game tournaments such as the ski jump, Hula Hoop® or heading soccer balls.

Exciting family competitions will be held onboard, including on the dramatic Movies Under the Stars poolside screens. The distinctive 300-square-foot screens are featured on Caribbean Princess, Crown Princess, Emerald Princess, Grand Princess, Sea Princess, and the upcoming Ruby Princess. The Wii Fit Balance Board™ is a precisely engineered platform that senses both weight and shifts in movement and balance. It connects wirelessly to the Wii console and serves as the centerpiece for more than 40 fun activities that challenge users in areas like yoga, aerobics, strength training, and balance. Helpful virtual trainers in the game talk users through the different motions and makes suggestions for improvements. Wii Fit even tracks users’ progress, which lets people see how they’ve improved while challenging them to better their scores and stay motivated to keep going.

Youth and teen centers will also offer younger cruisers the opportunity to participate in Wii Fit activities throughout their vacation. Wii Fit gets everyone pumped up about making physical activities an enjoyable part of their daily routines. “Kids” of all ages enjoy playing games such as Wii Sports™ Golf and Tennis using the unique Wii Remote™, which enables a player’s movements to directly affect what happens on screen.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company's website at

1 comment:

BriBri said...

Hooray! My wife and I have become addicted to Wii Fit over the summer, and she just told me to google "wii cruise". The first few references were for Norwegian's Wii offerings, but we much prefer other lines, especially Princess. So, when I scrolled down and found your post, I knew she'd get excited. I think her Wii Fit "age" dropped a few years from all the jumping and high fiving as I read the article. Smart move, Princess! Nice report, Diva!