SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthy eating and exercise while on vacation challenge contestants on an upcoming episode of the hit NBC television show "The Biggest Loser," filmed aboard Princess' 2,670-passenger Sapphire Princess. In this unique episode from the show's third season, producers wanted to put contestants to the test with the ultimate in dining temptation, while showing it is possible to lose weight and make healthy lifestyle choices on a cruise. Airing on NBC stations across the country on October 4 at 9-10 p.m. ET. (8 p.m. Central time), the Sapphire Princess episode of "The Biggest Loser" gives the show's participants the opportunity to travel away from their "ranch" home base and learn how to maintain their diets and exercise programs while faced with the temptations of a luxurious vacation setting. The footage was filmed aboard Sapphire Princess during a spring Pacific coastal cruise. During the episode, contestants make use of a variety of shipboard locations to further their weight loss goals. They work out in the Lotus Spa gym, the ship's pools and running track, and dine at the vessel's various restaurants, choosing among a variety of healthful meal options. In particular, coaches use Sapphire Princess' Horizon Court buffet to present a lesson in making healthy food choices and portion control. In addition, contestants face the show's weekly challenge while onboard, earning a reward for the top finishing team. This competition takes team members throughout the vessel, showcasing many ship locations, including the Princess Theater, Lotus Spa, Grand Plaza atrium and pool decks. "We were delighted to work with this top NBC show and, in a light-hearted way, show that if health and fitness are important to passengers, we have so many dining and activity options to support this, despite the many temptations," said Jan Swartz, Princess senior vice president. "The Biggest Loser," which has attracted up to 16 million viewers weekly during its primetime slot, promotes weight loss through healthy eating and fitness. The contestants compete in teams to ultimately determine the "biggest loser" with the greatest percentage of weight loss by following a strict exercise and diet program over the course of seven months. Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company's website at www.princess.com. About Princess Cruises: One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 15 modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess offers its passengers the opportunity to escape to the top destinations around the globe, with sailings to all seven continents, ranging in length from seven to 30 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE: CCL; LSE)(NYSE: CUK). Princess Cruises is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, Windstar Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, our member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. Together we offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. News, background information and photography are available 24/7 at www.princess.com/news.
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