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Published on : Monday, June 1, 2015
A lavishly appointed spa devoted to relaxation and personal enrichment awaits guests sailing aboard the newest Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship, Seven Seas Explorer. Situated on deck five, the soothing, state-of-the-art Canyon Ranch SpaClub will rival the finest land-based spas and exude luxury befitting Seven Seas Explorer, the most luxurious ship ever built. Debuting at Canyon Ranch SpaClub will be a selection of ultra-luxurious treatments developed by Canyon Ranch in partnership with lifestyle and beauty experts, Red Flower, and premiering exclusively on Seven Seas Explorer before expanding across the fleet.
“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. “We’re building the world’s most luxurious ship and wanted to establish a new standard for spa elegance, and once our vision is complete, the spa aboard Seven Seas Explorer will be the most luxurious at sea.”
Upon entering the Canyon Ranch SpaClub guests transition to a retreat exclusively dedicated to complete relaxation and renewal. The cocoon served as the overarching inspiration for the team at RTKL, interpreted not only abstractly in the spa’s aesthetic details, but also envisioned as a metaphor for the rejuvenation guests experience during their spa visit.
The reception area helps ease guests into a place of greater relaxation, decorated with crisscrossing light-grained wooden bands that evoke the silk wrappings woven into a chrysalis and radiating a warm and welcoming softness. Decorative light fixtures cast small twinkling lights off an abstract Swarovski crystal sculpture, forming dappled reflections on the marble floor to evoke an aura of woodland twilight.
Treatments Provide Ultimate Relaxation and Renewal
Guests enter the treatment foyer which offers heated loungers with seating surfaces perfectly contoured to promote ergonomic relaxation and to warm the skin and tissue into a deep state of relaxation. Guests are beckoned into one of eight fully equipped treatment rooms where stress and toxins are purged and washed away with one of Red Flower’s signature treatments designed exclusively for Seven Seas Explorer. Inspired by the seven seas of the modern world, the following are examples of the Red Flower therapeutic body treatments:
Red Flower Naturally Nourishing: A Ritual of the Arctic Sea, a 100-minute experience inspired by the spirit of the icy sea with ingredients rich in antioxidants and omegas 3, 6 and 9, sourced directly from the Arctic Circle. Muscle tension is released with a deep tissue massage using Arctic berry and evergreen oils after relaxing in an organic birch mineral hydrotherapy soak.
Red Flower North Atlantic Journey, an 80-minute body-exfoliating ritual with organic sea salts harvested from the Atlantic Ocean, enriched with sea algae and aloe vera, and scented with Icelandic Moonflower. The body is then enveloped in a toning and hydrating wrap of Italian Blood Orange before a restorative massage with balancing French lavender.
Red Flower Japan: A Revitalizing Ritual of the North Pacific, a 100-minute, six-part massage body ritual perfected in Japan that takes the therapeutic properties of delicate flowers and invigorating citrus oils and pairs them with traditional techniques for caring for the body. The treatment begins with a ginger grass and bamboo scrub followed by a nutrient-rich rice bran wrap and acupressure facial massage. A mineral soak infused with hinoki and chlorophyll oils and a shiatsu-inspired massage creates balanced energy.
Red Flower Hammam: A Detoxifying Ritual from the Indian Ocean, a 100-minute ritual of deep detoxification. Guests are vigorously scrubbed with a blend of coffee, olive stones and fresh lemons, and wrapped in a rich rhassoul clay to draw deep impurities out of the body. This is followed by a float in Dead Sea salts and a cleanse with Moroccan mint tea and silt. Then guests are recharged with a Turkish massage using essences of cardamom, jasmine, bergamot, amber and clove.
After a luxurious treatment, guests migrate to a thermal suite where a variety of hot-to-cold experiences await. A state-of-the-art infrared sauna soothes muscles more deeply than traditional steam saunas. An aromatic steam room eases muscles into a sense of healing and relaxation. A cold room maintains a constant temperature of 54 degrees Fahrenheit, mimicking cold plunges that stimulate circulation and are believed to improve health. In the soothing shower room, guests can choose from a menu of preset shower treatments with various distributions of water flow, chroma-therapeutic lighting and audio effects that mimic natural sounds such as thunderstorms or waterfalls.
Luxury Continues with Spa Amenities
Part of the spa, but located on a private outdoor deck, is an inviting teak-deck terrace filled with plush, partially covered lounge chairs that surround an infinity-edge plunge pool. The pool serves as a dramatic focal point as it contours to the stern of the ship. Guests are treated to incredible views across the sea to the horizon as they soak in the therapeutic waters of the pool.
Adjacent to the spa is a full-service salon with four hair, two manicure and two pedicure stations where guests can receive a little extra personal pampering in preparation for an elegant dinner at one of Seven Seas Explorer’s gourmet restaurants or for a night out on the town during a shore excursion.
From the spa, a dramatic circular staircase transports guest to the fitness center on the deck six. Guests immediately encounter a center with free-weights and weight-lifting machines, along with an impressive collection of cardio workout equipment. The center of the facility offers ample space for cycling, yoga and Pilates classes.
Seven Seas Explorer will sail its maiden voyage July 20, 2016 and spend an inaugural season in Europe before heading to Miami for a series of Caribbean voyages.