Health and Wellness at Sea … Or Not!
August 30, 2013
Hosted by Ken Muskat, Cruise Industry Executive
Cruising might be known for lavish meals, 24-hour food options, specialty restaurants and of course the buffet - but many people don't realize the endless opportunities offered to eat well and stay healthy and active while enjoying a cruise vacation. On this episode of Cruise Views, we will speak to a food connoisseur from the popular epicurean Italian emporium Eataly, now offering specialty dining on MSC Cruise ships. We will hear about the hottest new fitness craze of Aqua Cycling that’s hitting major cities and the high seas, and hear the first-hand experience of a cruise line Spa Manager responsible for creating innovative spa techniques on some of the newest and largest cruise ships sailing today. Of course, it simply wouldn't be a cruise show if we also didn't mention the gourmet pastries, outstanding Gelato and countless opportunities to indulge and enjoy. Tune-in to hear the latest on dining, exercising and tips to enjoy a healthy lifestyle even while you're cruising.
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Cruise Views is a show targeting travel enthusiasts who want to take an inside look at the cruise industry as well as its guests, employees and shipboard crew who make up some of the world’s largest and newest cruise ships traveling the high seas. Hot topics will include everything from meeting the people who make up the crew and how to travel on a budget to the latest in family travel, health and wellness while cruising and what it takes to build the state of the art cruise ships of today. You will get to meet real people and hear about real experiences that make-up the everyday of the cruise industry. We will provide you with the “human interest” perspective as well as speak to industry experts to discuss anything and everything you ever wanted to know.
Ken Muskat, Cruise Industry Executive
Ken Muskat is Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MSC Cruises, one of the largest cruise lines in the world. He oversees the North American Sales, Marketing, Public Relations and Customer Service aspects of the organization. Since graduating from the University of Hartford with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Advertising, Ken has dedicated his entire professional career to the Cruise Industry. For 18 years, Ken served in a variety of senior executive roles at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. in Marketing, Sales, Consumer Outreach and Onboard Revenue. During this time, he hosted the cruise industry’s first weekly online radio show, reaching over 24,000 listeners a week in 22 short weeks.
Early in his career, Ken was twice named one of Travel Agent Magazine’s Top 100 Rising Stars of the Travel Industry and more recently he was a recipient of The University of Hartford Anchor Award, the most prestigious award presented by the University’s Alumni Association. The award was established to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves by achieving the highest level of professional accomplishments and who possess absolute standards of integrity and character to positively reflect the prestige of the university.
Ken also serves on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Cancer Caring Center and in 2013 he was named Vice President of the organization. Ken enjoys extensive travels and an active lifestyle full of friends and family.