Queen Victoria’s Cunard Royal Spa & Fitness Centre is set to redefine the modern spa experience at sea. The luxurious 13,000 square foot spa is beautifully appointed and features a glass-enclosed health centre, affording ocean views. The spa offers a comprehensive health and wellness programme with a stunning Hydrotherapy Pool and Thermal Suite providing the centerpiece for the ultimate spa experience. Inspired by holistic, relaxing and stress-relieving treatments drawn from disciplines around the world, the Cunard Royal Spa will offer among the most luxurious and exotic treatments available in any spa resort.
For health enthusiasts, the fitness centre provides a comprehensive wellness approach to keeping fit including six branded exercise programmes, acupuncture, nutrition consultations and a meditation programme. The centre also includes a Stylespa and Nailspa to provide comprehensive hair and beauty treatments.
“As a perfect complement to Queen Victoria’s worldwide itineraries, our guests can take stimulating journeys with treatments inspired by asian, far eastern and exotic cultures. Guests can also enjoy a multi-dimensional lifestyle-wellness approach, through a comprehensive structured fitness programme,” said Carol Marlow, president of Cunard. “Our guests want to live healthier lives and aboard Queen Victoria, they will be able to establish life-changing healthy routines under the direction of some of the world’s most diversely trained fitness practitioners. We have truly found the perfect balance between pure indulgence and fitness,” added Marlow.
Cunard turned to The Onboard Spa Company, a team comprised of experts from long-time UK-based Cunard partners Harding Brothers Spa and Multitrax Maritime. Together, they have created a unique programme of lifestyle pampering and fitness.
Perhaps one of the spa’s most sought-after features will be the Thermal Suite and Hydrotherapy Pool. This relaxing space includes saunas, steam rooms, a meditation room, showers and relaxation area. Following the Thermal Suite experience, guests can enjoy a private 745-gallon Hydrotherapy Pool area with relaxation beds. Luxurious robes and slippers will be provided. Thermal Suite day passes are available for those guests not booking a treatment.
Spa treatment highlights include Aromasoul Signature Body Rituals, a collection of four massage therapies inspired by the techniques of ancient cultures. A multi-sensorial journey, these body rituals stimulate mind, body and soul through the combination of exotic oils, soothing music, unique room atomizers and traditional massage strokes. The 90-minute rituals include Arabian, Oriental, Mediterranean and Indian inspired treatments. At the conclusion, the therapist serves the guest a special herbal tea in the relaxation room. To rejuvenate and revitalize, guests will also enjoy age-defying facials, scrubs and mud wraps.
The Stylespa Salon is a full service hair and beauty facility that features four Kérastase Hair Rituals, each designed to address the specific needs of a guest’s hair, as determined by the Kérastase Ambassador. A five-step process will rebalance, bathe, treat, revitalize and retexture hair.
For the Gentlemen
The spa will include a range of treatments and products specially designed for the distinguished Cunard gentlemen. These include a traditional shave and barbering experience, tailored skin programmes and revitalizing massages.
For the ultimate Cunard Royal Spa & Fitness Centre encounter, guests may opt for a Day Spa Escape package to re:lax, re:lease, re:plenish, re:balance, re:shape, re:new and re:connect.
Ranging from three-and-a-half to four-and-a-half hours, these packages combine an intuitive collection of complementary treatments for an unforgettable spa experience.
A Fresh Focus on Fitness
Queen Victoria’s fitness centre includes a fully appointed work-out facility and aerobics studio. A half-dozen branded fitness programmes will be featured, including the renowned Pilates Institute at Sea, as well as Gravity, a trainer-led programme using a glide board and body weight; Yo’Fit, a yoga programme; Multitrax Indoor Cycling; Push and Lift, a resistance workout programme; and Zumba, the world’s hottest Latino-inspired dance aerobic workout.
To promote wellbeing, the spa also offers a guided meditation programme, one-on-one personal training, acupuncture by registered therapists of the British Acupuncture Council and an ionic detox programme, together with a complimentary programme of aerobics, step and conditioning classes. Guest lectures, with noted experts, including Michael King, the creator of the Pilates Institute Method will be featured.