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Shannan Ponton gets ship shape with Carnival Cruise Lines

February 26, 2014 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Carnival Cruise Lines has today announced its partnership with Australia’s favourite healthy-living expert and fun-loving family man, Shannan Ponton.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry, Ponton will be responsible for adding to the world class Carnival Cruise experience, with a specific focus on maintaining a healthy and happy balance while on holiday. From experiencing tailored workouts, to sampling his healthy dining recommendations, Carnival guests will be able to maximise their holiday of a lifetime with help from Shannan.

“We are extremely excited to have Shannan on board as our first-ever Australian ambassador. His vibrant, enthusiastic personality is infectious and mirrors who we are at Carnival Cruise Lines,” said Jennifer Vandekreeke, VP of Carnival Cruise Lines Australia.

Ponton is developing exclusive group workouts then personally training the Carnival Cruise Lines trainers, as well as providing “do-it-yourself” gym programs and challenges for travellers who prefer a solo workout. This, coupled with daily tips and fun activity suggestions, will offer guests new and entertaining ways to enjoy their Carnival Cruise Lines holiday.

Shannan is working with the Carnival chefs to design bespoke, nutritious and flavoursome selections for the ships’ ‘Freshie’s Corner’, adding to the existing range of tasty morsels and light meals. He’ll also be providing recommendations on the healthiest picks from the Empire dining room menu, for those keen for healthy holiday options.

Ponton, who recently cruised with his family, is equally excited about the partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines. “My wife, son and I recently went on a Carnival Cruise and absolutely loved it. We’ll be cruising again on March 21st with a huge group of our friends as well – we’re converting everyone we know!”

“What’s so great about a Carnival Cruise is that you can easily find the right balance – there’s something for everyone on board. You can enjoy your holiday and relax completely, but also easily get active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

Jennifer Vandekreeke added, “We’re thrilled to be able to offer guests sailing on board Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend access to a number of world class experiences either developed, or hand selected, by Shannan himself.”

These additional experiences will be available to guests sailing on Carnival Spirit from March 21, 2014, and on Carnival Legend once she arrives in Australia in September 2014. For more information visit

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