Holistic Holiday at Sea Slated for February 26, 2006

Healthy Cruise to Feature Emmy Award-Winning Cooking Host

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ — A Taste of Health is proud to announce the Third Annual “Holistic Holiday at Sea: Voyage to Well-Being” featuring Christine Pirello, Emmy Award-winning TV host and best-selling author, will take place from February 26 to March 5 on board Costa’s newest and largest flagship ever — the Costa Magica. This special program offers guests a unique vacation experience featuring healthy eating and expert advice on healthy living from the world’s leading authorities while sailing to some of the most exciting destinations in the Western Caribbean.

The 7-night cruise will stop at several ports in the Western Caribbean including Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman; and Key West, Florida and will feature prominent experts in cooking, healthy living, holistic medicine, yoga, macrobiotics, meditation, Shiatsu, Pilates and natural beauty aids. In total, the program offers 50 lectures and workshops by 20 of the world’s leading holistic health professionals. “It’s more than a vacation and more than a seminar. It’s a life experience that will change the experiences in your life,” says Sandy Pukel, program director.

Christine Pirello, Emmy Award-winning TV host and author of the best seller “Cooking the Whole Foods Way,” will be joined by World-Champion gymnast and martial arts instructor Dan Milliman. Dan’s 12 books have touched millions of readers in 29 languages. A Hollywood movie based on his book “Way of the Peaceful Warrior,” one of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time, will soon be released. Also appearing are an array of prominent speakers and teachers. This all-natural cruising adventure aboard the spectacular Costa Magica will place whole foods chefs side-by-side with the ship’s own kitchen staff.

Other speakers include:

* Dr. Sherry A Rogers, M.D., well-known author and environmental and integrative medicine expert;

* Dr. Neal Barnard, internationally known medical researchers and president and founder of Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine;

* Michio Kushi, the world’s foremost authority on preventing and treating serious illness with diet and other lifestyle recommendations;

* Dr. James Harrison, leader in the field of holistic dentistry;
* Ohashi, renowned Shiatsu teacher and healer;
* Yogi Amrit Desai, renowned yoga master.

The healthy ambiance on board will extend to the kitchen, where natural food chefs will cook alongside ship chefs, and guests will be able to choose the type of food they’d like to eat. Mark Hanna, an internationally known natural food chef, will personally design non-dairy vegan/natural cuisine using mainly organic ingredients. Guests can also choose from cuisine provided by Costa.

In addition to the health-oriented activities, participants can enjoy a world-class Spa, Olympia Gym, four swimming pools, casino, disco and more.

Prices begin at $1,145 per person, double occupancy. Included are organic/natural meals, lectures, classes in yoga, meditation, Pilates and natural foods cooking; nightly entertainment, and the use of all basic spa/health club and on board facilities. A few special workshops, individual consultations and land excursions are additional. For information or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-496-0989 or visit http://www.atasteofhealth.org/ .

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