Regent Reveals Details of Seven Seas Explorer Spa
Cruise News – May 29, 2015
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced details of the state-of-the-art spa debuting aboard its upcoming 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer, set to launch in summer 2016.
Located on Deck 5, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub will offer a selection of ultra-luxurious treatments developed by Canyon Ranch in partnership with lifestyle and beauty experts, Red Flower, and will premiere exclusively on Seven Seas Explorer before expanding across the fleet.
A cocoon served as the overarching inspiration for the design 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 will be decorated with crisscrossing light-grained wooden bands that evoke the silk wrappings woven into a chrysalis, and decorative light fixtures will cast small twinkling lights off an abstract Swarovski crystal sculpture, forming reflections on the marble floor to evoke an aura of woodland twilight.
The spa will feature a treatment foyer with heated loungers; a thermal suite with a variety of hot-to-cold experiences; a state-of-the-art infrared sauna; an aromatic steam room; a cold room that maintains a constant temperature of 54 degrees Fahrenheit, mimicking cold plunges that stimulate circulation; and a soothing shower room, where 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.
Eight fully equipped treatment rooms will feature 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.
Part of the spa, but located on a private outdoor deck, will be an inviting teak-deck terrace filled with plush, partially covered lounge chairs surrounding an infinity-edge plunge pool. The pool serves as a dramatic focal point as it contours to the stern of the ship. Adjacent to the spa will be a full-service salon, and a dramatic circular staircase from the spa will lead to the fitness center on the Deck 6.
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.
Photos: Regent Seven Seas Cruises