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Is this the best cruise spa at sea?

New year, new wellness goals doesn’t mean skimping on luxury, as Cunard’s newest cruise spa proves – it’s the ultimate wellness escape on water.

Cruising into a new year with the best well-being intentions and travel plans wrapped into one. Cunard, the luxury British cruise line, remains steeped in traditions of the golden age of travel with all the modern luxury you’d expect from a premium cruise company. From its White Star Service to sophisticated Grill Suites to on water wellness offerings that rival anything you’ll find on the mainland.

There are three exquisite ships in the Cunard fleet – Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria – and soon-to-launch Queen Anne in May 2024. Each is grand in scale, with a distinctly British style designed by a team of world-renowned interior designers, and to the onboard activities from afternoon teas to gala evening experiences.

Ultimate spa at sea

Mareel® Wellness & Beauty is an onboard sanctuary boasting an Aqua Therapy Centre that promises to relax, revitalise and renew you through the magic of moving water. Take a Cunard spa pass to harness the nurturing benefits of pure liquid power in a series of pools that use moving water to dissolve any stress and strains. Sit back and enjoy the cascading waterfall shower, or take to the neck and back jet massage or reflexology basins.

The Aqua Therapy areas are incredibly serene spaces with indoor lounges and fluffy robes on hand. It’s the optimum place to relax in-between pool dips taking in the swirling pools, cascading showers and jet spas.

Then take to the Finnish Sauna to enjoy its nurturing heat’s health benefits. Lined with aromatic Nordic cedar and heated by a hidden stove, these traditional saunas promote circulation, relax muscles and soothe aches from any exciting shore excursion. Or take a deep breath – or three – in the Aromatic Steam Room infused with pure plant essences.

Next, cool off in the sensory showers with overhead spray and water jet shower. Cool blue fibre-optic lights and a fog mist – with a crisp scent – instantly invigorate. Or unwind with a warm tropical rain shower infused with exotic natural aromas.

Then sit back in the quiet respite of the relaxation lounge of the Cunard’s Spa Area. Lined with loungers, robes and refreshments, it’s an ideal space to rest and reflect.

Mareel Spa on board the magnificent ocean liner Queen Mary 2 © Cunard

Relax, revive, rejuvenate

Cunard’s spa treatments are inspired by the ocean featuring marine-based remedies that transform and heal. Expert masseurs transport you into oceanic bliss with facials to foot massages. Therapies are made to alleviate tensions, rejuvenate your skin, and leave your body feeling truly revived. These marine-based treatments on each of the Cunard Queens allow you to focus on wellness while cruising the waters.

Then be ready to step out in full glamour with hair or nail treatments from resident expert beauticians. Best yet, Cunard’s spa treatments can be booked before you embark on your voyage, up to six months before you sail.

For more active desires, up the endorphins and book a fitness class or a gym session using the latest technology and high-end state-of-the-art equipment. From cardio machines, free weights, and a spin class studio, are all ready for the taking.

Every Cunard ship features a salon and a spacious well equipped gym © Cunard

5-Star service and spectacular Suites

Cunard’s crew have been meticulously trained at the White Star Academy to offer the pinnacle of luxury service at sea. Bellhops in distinctive Cunard uniforms ensure any whim is met during your journey, keeping the golden age of travel alive with all the modern touches you’d expect from a Cunard cruise.

With floor-to-ceiling windows, abundant space to relax, a spacious private balcony, and a personal butler, Cunard’s Grill Suites are the pinnacle of luxury in ocean travel. They also offer exclusive access to the Grills Lounge and Grills Terrace and exclusive dining in the Princess or Queens Grill restaurants with an enviable array of additional extras including pre-dinner canapés in your suite.

Grill Suites come complete with butler
Queens Grill suites come complete with a personal butler © Cunard

Iconic Voyages

Queen Elizabeth makes Australia and New Zealand her homeport during the southern summer. Making it even easy for Australians to enjoy the Cunard experience. All the while exploring incredible destinations on your doorstep. Beyond the southern hemisphere, Cunard offers iconic Around the World voyages and Transatlantic crossings – including the legendary route between the UK and New York running since 1847 – on Cunard’s legendary fleet.

Queen Anne launching in May 2024

Mark your diary for 2024 when the latest ship in Cunard’s fleet launches into the seas. Behind the design is renowned Creative Director, Adam D Tihany regarded as one of the world’s most talented hospitality creatives. He’s the create mind behind The Beverly Hills Hotel, Belmond Hotel Cipriani and The Oberoi New Delhi.

Queen Anne will elevate sea travel to the next level with added spaces of sheer luxury. From the sun deck at the Panorama Pool Club to cocktails at the bar of the Bright Lights Society. Queen Anne will also feature what’s to be the best new spa at sea with a stunning new Wellness Pavilion that includes Aqua Therapy pools, sauna and steam rooms and a state-of-the-art fitness centre, making the most of your mind, body, and soul at sea. Next year’s new resolution has already been set.

Queen Anne will elevate sea travel in 2024 © Cunard

For over 180 years, Cunard has continued to define ocean travel with luxurious wellness on the open seas.

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