We’ve handpicked a few cruise lines whose spas we love.
They’ve got sexy settings and delightful treatments your clients
will crave while sailing the oceans of the world.
Located on decks 7 and 8, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub on board the Queen Mary 2, say insiders, feels like a land-based destination spa with an array of treatments and delights you don’t find on many other spas at sea. There’s an aqua therapy pool, an aromatic steam room, Finnish and herbal saunas, a reflexology basin, sensory showers and an ice fountain. Those who want to savor the Canyon Ranch food philosophy can dine at the Britannia Restaurant, which features menus that offer nutritional information for each selection.
If We Had to Choose Just One Treatment: The spa offers an array of “treatments from the east,” including the Shirodhara, a classic Ayurvedic treatment that profoundly calms the nervous system, as well as the Thai massage, which is given on a traditional floor mat. There are also massages for aching bones, seasickness and arthritis—this is Canyon Ranch, after all.
Princess’ Lotus Spa has all the fab treatments, but for adults who want to “get away from it all,” sort of, The Sanctuary is an al fresco adults-only, spa-inspired retreat with plush seating—including double loungers for couples, as well as deluxe chaise lounges and chairs—signature beverages, light meals, massages, and relaxing personal entertainment. The Serenity Stewards are on hand to offer guests everything from a chilled face towel and Evian water atomizers, to a menu of healthy beverages and fare, and if clients want to they can even ask for noise-canceling headphones that are loaded with themed playlists focused on relaxation. Massages? No need to slip into the Lotus Spa for that, as there are two outdoor private cabanas where massages can take place. Guests also have access to smoothies, energy drinks, flavored waters and freshly made lemonade, as well as lettuce-wrapped spring rolls and spicy tuna pate with baked pita wedges, among other light bites. The Sanctuary is featured on board the Caribbean Princess, Coral Princess, Crown Princess, Dawn Princess, Diamond Princess, Emerald Princess, Golden Princess, Grand Princess, Island Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Ruby Princess, Sapphire Princess, Sea Princess, Star Princess and Sun Princess.
If We Had to Choose Just One Treatment: Recommend the Elemis Face and Body Sensation, which includes an ice-cool thermal muscle massage followed by the Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial, or the Elemis Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage body wrap.
The 8,300-sq.-ft. Zagara Spa on board the Silver Spirit features floor-to-ceiling windows, nine treatment rooms, indoor/outdoor relaxation areas, and an outdoor whirlpool. Here, too, passengers will find the Thermal Suite with its heated lounge chairs, and the Hammam chamber, where the Private Hammam Experience takes place. There’s also an outdoor relaxation area that offers complimentary fruit smoothies, champagne or cocktail while passengers soak in the expansive spa whirlpool.
If We Had to Choose Just One Treatment: The Silver Spirit features anti-aging and medi-spa services offered by a licensed physician. Passengers can choose from Botox, Dysport and Restylane procedures, which are complemented by the skin-firming, tightening and lifting treatment Thermage. Additionally, there are also acupuncture therapies for passengers seeking everything from back pain to sleep disorders.
The 4-level Samsara Spa on board the Costa Diadema sprawls across 66,000 sq. ft. with a gym, spa, treatment rooms, a sauna, a Turkish bath, and a UVA-ray solarium, as well as cabins and suites. Wellness guests will appreciate the fully loaded thermal area that features the Tepidarium, the Laconium, the aroma steam bath and the rock sauna, as well as the thalassotherapy pool, with jets of seawater that massage the body. There’s even a Japanese tea house serving a blend of herbal and Ayurvedic tea. Top draws are the dedicated Samsara cabins, several of which are suites and many with sea-viewing balconies. The accommodations, which feature shower filters and organic cotton sheets, a pillow menu and an assortment of teas, are located in the Samsara Spa area, with a private glass elevator that provides direct access to the spa facilities. Additionally, guests have access to the Samsara Restaurant, with healthy
If We Had to Choose Just One Treatment: The Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy is based on an ancient Polynesian tradition that combines a massage with the heat of volcanic basalt stones placed on key energy points of the body, fostering mental and physical regeneration.
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Get some sleep, will you! That’s what Celebrity Cruises’ new Mindful Dreams wellness program wants out of those guests who might find trouble getting some shut-eye. This curated program, created in partnership with Canyon Ranch SpaClub, offers passengers the opportunity to experience new treatments, products and sleeping aids. There’s also nutritional advice to learn the best choices to aid in sleep, access to expert lectures and instructional classes that promote a holistic approach to mindful sleep. The goal is for clients to relax during the sailing, but also take home an invaluable souvenir—a suitcase full of wellness tips that can be incorporated into daily routines. The program’s signature treatment is Mindful Dreams, which incorporates a sleep-inducing cultural massage and mediation techniques. Additional treatments include the Lazy Days Detox Seaweed Bath and the Age-Defying Restorative Facial. The program is available fleetwide. celebritycruises.com
Launched earlier this year on board the Seabourn Encore, then across the fleet and set to be featured on board the Seabourn Ovation when the ship debuts in spring of 2018, the Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil program, created in partnership with The Onboard Spa by Steiner, is a mindful living program offering guests a holistic spa and wellness experience that integrates physical, social, environmental and spiritual well-being. The Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil program is led by a certified yoga and meditation practitioner who educates all guests through various complimentary classes and gatherings throughout the voyage, including daily restorative yoga, and enriching mind and body seminars designed to educate guests on philosophies and practices that are aligned with the program’s mission. Seminars are created by Dr. Weil and Steiner’s Wellness professionals, many of which are based upon Dr. Weil’s teachings, and explore the fields of the healing arts. Seminars include Introduction to Mindful Meditation, during which passengers learn what happens to the body and mind during meditation. There are also individualized one-on-one wellness sessions on select topics available for a fee. seabourn.com