Passengers sailing on Seven Seas Explore, which Regent Seven Seas is billing as the most luxurious ship at sea, will be treated to exclusive spa treatments, an infinity plunge pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center, the line announced today.
The spa will be located on Deck 5 of the 750-passenger cruise ship. Regent Seven Seas,partnered with spa experts Canyon Ranch as well as Red Flower, a high-end beauty products and lifestyle company that emphasizes sustainability.
The ship’s Canyon Ranch SpaClub is inspired by a cocoon, a concept that passengers will see in the spa’s design, which includes silk wrappings woven into a chrysalis and light fixtures that play off a central Swarovski crystal sculpture, creating the effect of a forest at twilight. The SpaClub will also feature light-grained wood and marble flooring.
“With a sophisticated design and featuring exquisite, one-of-a-kind treatments, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub will provide our guests with a tranquil haven for personal enrichment and relaxation,” said Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
The spa will include heated loungers and eight treatment rooms, where spa-goers can choose from a number of massage, skin and therapeutic options, many of which are exclusive to Seven Seas Explorer. Concepts for the Red Flower treatments come from destinations, such as a Ritual of the Arctic Sea that includes ingredients sourced from the Arctic Circle and oils made from Arctic berry and evergreen. The line plans to roll out these exclusive treatments to the rest of the fleet eventually.
Also available in the spa is a thermal suite, where passengers can visit an infrared sauna, aromatic steam room and cold room (where the temperature is 54 degrees Fahrenheit). There’s also a shower room, which offers preset treatment options, varying degrees of water pressure, chroma-therapeutic lighting and audio effects, including thunderstorms and waterfalls.
Adjacent to the spa is a private outdoor deck that includes padded loungers and an infinity plunge pool, which provides unobstructed views from the back of the ship.
Passengers can get manicures, pedicures or hairstyling at the ship’s salon, or they can take the circular staircase to the Deck 6 fitness center, which will offer free weights and cardio and weight machines as well as space for yoga, cycling or Pilates classes.
The partnerships with Red Flower and Canyon Ranch represent a relatively new shift in cruising, where cruise lines are bringing more personality to their spas. This reflects an industry trend in which cruise lines are moving away from the more traditional model of working with one major spa operator whose treatment options, fitness classes and onboard spa ambience don’t vary much from line to line or ship to ship.
Canyon Ranch, a major player in land-based spas, has jump-started the spa-at-sea game with cruise line partners like Oceania, Regent Seven Seas and Celebrity. Viking Cruises, a newcomer to ocean cruising, partnered with LivNordic to create the much-lauded spa onboard Viking Star, which debuted last month.