River cruise line AmaWaterways is getting into the health and fitness business
with a new wellness program launching onboard AmaLyra Paris and Normandy sailings. The program will feature up to six wellness classes each day including stretching, yoga, cardio, circuit training and core strengthening.
The sailings will start on more ships next year and then in 2019 AmaWaterways will debut the first river ship with a water sports platform and expanded fitness facilities.
The Walt Disney Company announced the company's plans to create "Star Wars" themed lands at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Each Star Wars land will have two signature attractions, including one featuring the Millennium Falcon, as well as an adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle.
Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is launching a luxury cruising yacht line scheduled to hit the water in the fourth quarter of 2019. Ritz-Carlton, part of Marriott International, is planning to build three 298-passenger yachts for its new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, to be based in Coconut Grove, Fla. Each ship will feature 149 balcony suites and two duplex penthouse suites.
Travelers may want to reconsider their look for their next passport photos. The State Department is advising people to take their glasses off for the photo, soon they will be required to do so. Photos that are too light or too dark, taken longer than six months before submitting, too close or too far away, or of low quality will also be rejected.
Atlantis will debut in the United States, bringing its luxury brand to Hawaii. The new Atlantis will be built on vacant oceanfront land at Ko Olina Resort at the west coast of Oahu. It will be similar in design to Atlantis The Palm in Dubai, with the signature Aquaventure waterpark, plus an interactive aquarium, dolphin center and shark habitat. The five-star resort also will have more than 20 restaurants, a nightclub, spas and a fitness center.