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More ways to burn off dessert on Royal Princess

The Royal Princess, which will debut in Europe next June, will have more and bigger fitness facilities, including a two-lane jogging track with outdoor exercise stations, a private aerobics studio with fitness classes, a simulated laser shooting range, and a batting cage — just in case passengers need new ways to rationalize that extra trip through the buffet line or a second dessert.

Princess Cruises announced the design for the fitness facilities Thursday.  Highlights:

—     The jogging track on Deck 18 will have separate lanes for runners and walkers, as well as a new circuit program.

—     The Fitness Center, on Deck 17, will be furnished with treadmills, recumbent bicycles, elliptical machines, strength equipment and free weights — plus ocean views.

—     Classes in the aerobics studio will include body-sculpting boot camp and Chi Ball Yoga, which uses an aromatherapy-scented ball.

—     Sports Central, on decks 18 and 19, will house court games such as basketball and tennis, a portable batting cage, a lawn for bocce ball and croquet, a simulated laser shooting range, and a game lounge.

The 3,600-passenger ship is under construction in Monfalcone, Italy. A sister ship, as yet unnamed, is scheduled to debut in 2014.

Rendering: Princess Cruises