Sea days are the perfect excuse to indulge in a luxurious treatment or chill-out session in the ship’s spa – and these cruise lines all offer a blissful experience
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES
Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ ships feature beautiful Canyon Ranch SpaClub spas, with each ship offering a ‘thermal environment’ with an aromatic steam room infused with pure plant essences, plus a Finnish sauna. The idyllic spa on board new ship Seven Seas Explorer will offer a selection of luxurious treatments specially developed in partnership with luxury wellness and beauty experts Red Flower.
MUST-TRY TREATMENT: The Gemstone Anti-Ageing Facial is a luxurious treatment made unique with the addition of gemstones and precious minerals. This rejuvenating, nourishing treatment includes a firming pearl enzyme exfoliating mask and a Kashmir perfecting mask combined massage using rose quartz and amethyst wands. Pure luxury (rssc.com).
All Royal Caribbean ships have the very popular Vitality Spa on board. Although the spas vary slightly, the treatments offered are generally the same, using Elemis and La Thérapie, with specific ranges for gentlemen and even teenagers. The ambience is understated and calm, with friendly therapists and a good choice of face and body treatments, including acupuncture and even tooth whitening. Signature treatments include the Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow, where warm oils are applied before lime and ginger exfoliating salt is used to exfoliate and rejuvenate the whole body. The ritual finishes with an application of deliciously scented Exotic Island Flower Body Lotion.
MUST-TRY TREATMENT: The Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Facial is a fabulously indulgent facial promising to slow down the signs of ageing and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment also includes a luxurious hand, arm and scalp massage and the results are both effective and seriously relaxing (royalcaribbean.co.uk).
P&O Cruises’ Oasis Spa and Health Clubs feature across the fleet. Flagship Britannia’s opulent new spa, rich in dark wood, marble and soft, tropical colours offers treatments using Elemis and La Thérapie products. Signature treatments include new Elemis Biotec Facials, featuring a combination of advanced technology including micro-current, light therapy, O2 infusion and ultrasonic peeling. There’s a good choice of treatments for men, plus a blow out (blow dry) menu and hydrotherapy suite.
MUST-TRY TREATMENT: For sheer indulgence with a marine twist, the Elemis Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage; a deliciously scented warm seaweed and essential oil mask is gently applied to the whole body before you are completely wrapped from head to toe, then experience an incredible feeling
of weightlessness in a sensory dry flotation bed, leaving you feeling utterly relaxed and pampered (pocruises.com).