The program, which debuts this summer on Mediterranean sailings aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas Voyager, pairs a new collection of wellness-themed excursions with a curated selection of rejuvenating, signature Canyon Ranch SpaClub services; providing guests the opportunity to create their own invigorating and individualized wellness program.
“For many of our guests, the pursuit of wellbeing is an essential part of a life well-lived. From eating right and exercising to practicing ways to reduce stress and experience moments that uplift the spirit, wellness is quickly becoming the ultimate luxury,” said Jason Montague, president and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“This new initiative on Regent Seven Seas Cruises allows us to showcase the holistic lifestyle that Canyon Ranch embodies to like minded luxury travelers around the world, both on land and at sea,” said Kathleen Shea, Chief Marketing Officer of Canyon Ranch. “As an ever evolving brand based on intentions, we are constantly working to further our mission for transformative wellness.”
Guests who choose a Seven Seas Wellness experience will enjoy a wellness-themed excursion from a collection of more than 10 options in some of the most exciting Mediterranean destinations. To complete the distinctive, body and soul-enriching experience, they then select one of five included, 50-minute Canyon Ranch spa services: World of Relief Body Buff, Tangle Me Up Wrap, Ocean Scrub, Sole Rejuvenation, and Vitamin Infusion Facial.
Highlight Seven Seas Wellness experiences include:
• Marseilles, France: A special intimate Tai Chi class in the garden courtyard of the Pharo Palace. The 19th century palace is built on a promontory overlooking the Mediterranean and offers a breathtaking view as guests center their Chi with the ancient Chinese martial arts.To encourage all guests to try new healthy options and start every day right, Regent Seven Seas Cruises also is expanding the breakfast bar at the Pool Grill with an array of more healthful items—from low-fat yogurt and homemade muesli to a selection of nuts, exotic fresh fruits sliced or transformed to smoothies, to name a few. At dinner, guests also can choose Canyon Ranch Balanced Selection appetizers, entrees and desserts, which offer the perfect combination of flavor and nutrition in a satisfying portion. Furthermore, all guests can choose wellness experiences beyond Seven Seas Wellness, through a robust menu of onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub and Fitness Center options, including Reiki, acupuncture, fitness classes, personal training, educational presentations and workshops, and more.
• Sorrento, Italy: Guests can immerse themselves in the restorative hydrothermal pools of the Stufe di Nerone Baths and tour the famous burning Phlegreaen Fields. The large caldera, known for its volcanic activities, will awe guests as they are ensconced in wellness traditions dating back to the Roman Empire.
• Venice, Italy: Not to neglect the important sense of smell, guests can visit the new attraction dedicated to the Venetian tradition of perfume at the Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo. There, they explore how fragrance can help affect emotion and have the opportunity to create their own personal perfume to take home.
• Athens, Greece: Swim, snorkel, and simply delight in floating in the brackish hydrothermal, mineral waters of Vouliagmeni Lake and refresh in this most Zen of backdrops. Guests then continue onto a secluded spot on Faskomilia Hill overlooking the lake for a spiritual Yoga session.
“Our discerning clientele expects that we anticipate their needs and the importance of integrating wellness into the travel experience. We are delighted to introduce Seven Seas Wellness,” added Montague.
The new Seven Seas Wellness program on Regent’s Seven Seas Voyager is available on 7- to 10-night Mediterranean itineraries from late-May through September 2017, except aboard the July 25, 2017, voyage. There is a supplemental charge of US$299 per guest per port experience and spa service pairing. Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ new Seven Seas Wellness program will be available for reservations in April 2017.
Seven Seas Voyager recently completed a 25-day, bow-to-stern refurbishment in November 2016 as part of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ $125 million ongoing fleet-wide refurbishment program. The ship matches the same elegant style and indisputable attention to detail of recently launched Seven Seas Explorer, which entered service on July 20, 2016, and has since been recognized as the most luxurious ship ever built. The new refined décor of Seven Seas Voyager’s Penthouse, Concierge and Deluxe Suites accentuate their spaciousness, while flagship restaurant Compass Rose, is resplendent with stunning grand crystal chandeliers, new décor, and completely new menu that offers guests an unprecedented level of personal customization and choice, making it essentially the largest specialty restaurant at sea. Guests also enjoy unlimited free specialty dining in Prime 7 Steakhouse, and the new Chartreuse French restaurant.
Public spaces also renewed aboard Seven Seas Voyager include the La Veranda buffet restaurant, Pool Bar & Grill, Voyager Lounge, Reception Area, Coffee Connection, Connoisseur Lounge, Card Room, boutiques, casino and the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. In addition to the physical enhancements, the ship headlines four new captivating production shows: Lights, Camera, Music!, Broadway in Concert, Vegas The Show, and Dancin’ Fool.
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