The Ultimate Checklist for the Zumba® Cruise

We’re getting ready to set sail on April 23rd for the second-ever Zumba® cruise. If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time! Here are our top tips for getting ready to cruise.

Pack what you’ll need at our destinations. It’s not all spandex and bikinis – if you’re planning anything adventurous, like snorkeling in the Bahamas or hiking through ancient ruins in Cozumel, don’t forget to bring the gear you’ll need! Be sure to include options for theme nights on board (think Great Gatsby, Havana Nights, and 80’s Disco Neon).

Bring your Zumba® wear, and leave room for more! You’ll want plenty of clothes to work out in… but keep in mind that our new styles will be for sale on the ship!

Make your Zumba® bag identifiable with a luggage tag or ribbon. If you’re bringing a bag from our collection or from a past convention, don’t forget that you’ll likely be bag-twins with other sailors!

Grab a refillable water bottle – we’re going to be working up a sweat thanks to 50 of the world’s greatest Zumba® instructors and you’ll want to stay hydrated so you can dance all day (and night!).

Bring two pairs of kicks. You’ll be moving and shaking a lot, and rotating between two pairs of sneakers will help keep your feet feeling ready for more. You also might be tempted to check out the rock climbing wall, outdoor track, or mini golf course, so good shoes are a must!

Prepare to pace yourself! Check out the itinerary, plan your classes, and be sure to save some energy from one-of-a-kind nightlife and entertainment, like an exclusive concert featuring Wyclef Jean.


Jennifer Lauren

Jennifer Lauren is a Zumba® instructor from New York. She blogs about teaching Zumba® classes and all things fitness at



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