Princess Cruises Reveals the Ultimate in Relaxation

Posted August 10th, 2012

Next week is National Relaxation Week (15 - 21 August), and in honour of this, Princess Cruises has unveiled details of the expanded Lotus Spa features that will offer the ultimate in relaxation for passengers cruising on board the new Royal Princess.

When the ship débuts in June next year, passengers will find a spa with a welcoming feel and contemporary, sophisticated décor, as well as more treatment rooms than any other Princess spa. The Lotus Spa on board Royal Princess will be located in a new spot, just off the atrium - a convenient stop for passengers enjoying a treatment before or after the many activities and dining options nearby.

Other new features include private Couples Villas and The Enclave - a thermal suite that is triple the size of any existing Lotus Spa. Here passengers will be able to totally decompress with new relaxing options, such as the Hammam (a Turkish-style steam room), the Caladrium (a herbal steam room), the Laconium (a dry heat sauna) and the line's first-ever hydro-therapy pool.

The details of all of the features can be viewed in Princess Cruises' latest video previewing Royal Princess:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBCBSdyo_G4&feature=youtu.be

"This opportunity for total relaxation is one of the key reasons to cruise with Princess," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises Executive Vice President. "So naturally, our signature spa is a popular place for passengers to escape from any stress and tension. With the new Lotus Spa on board Royal Princess, we're excited to give our passengers the ultimate place to unwind."

Details of the Lotus Spa on Royal Princess:

The Enclave:

The central feature of Princess Cruises' largest-ever thermal suite is the hydro-therapy pool that helps rejuvenate the mind and body with a cascading rain shower and therapeutic air jets in various locations around the pool. Passengers can also choose to relax on heated stone beds or soothing water beds, plus enjoy steam and sauna options using different temperatures, humidity zones, and aroma infusions to offer a sense of rejuvenation. New features include:

  • The Hammam - a Turkish-style steam bath to enhance well-being, the Hammam's warm marble slap is a soothing addition to a massage and can be used with clay, mud or salt treatments
  • The Caldarium - a feature taken from Roman times, this warm, light steam ceramic chamber offers an infusions of herbal aromas. Walls, floors and seats are heated for a deep penetrating warmth that promotes relaxation
  • The Laconium - this warm, dry chamber gradually warms the body to help with purification and detoxification.
  • Sensory Showers - choose from 4 different experiences: Tropical Rain, Cold Mist, Rain Shower or Siberian Shower, which also include dynamic mood lighting and aromas to enrich the experience

 

 

As a prelude to any spa treatment, or as an addition to use The Enclave, passengers can get recommendations from a "mixologist" for the perfect scrubs to complement their treatments. The bar offers a selection of salt and sugar rubs to choose from, which can be spiced up adding a mixture of herbs.

 

Treatment Rooms:

 

The Lotus Spa on Royal Princess features more treatment rooms than ever before (a total of 18), including 2 new luxurious Couple Villas. These private retreats offer a quiet place for time together with side-by-side massage tables, a soothing whirpool bath, customised music for relaxation and a sitting area with ocean views.

 

Relaxation Lounge:

 

A private space to relax before a treatment, this comfortable lounge features a calming atmosphere and scenic ocean views. Passengers can enjoy a cup of herbal tea or fruit-infused water as they unwind.

 

Lotus Spa Salon:

 

The spa will also feature a full service salon with a new "social" nail bar with side-by-side stations for an interactive manicure experience. Included in the salon are private teeth whitening stations with individual TVs, pedicure stations and a barber shop for men.

 

Royal Princess - more new features:

 

The 3,600 passenger Royal Princess is a new-generation ship currently under construction for Princess Cruises. Among the special features found on board will be a greatly expanded atrium, the social hub of the ship; a dramatic over-water SeaWlk, a top-deck glass-bottomed walkway extending more than 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship; plush private poolside cabanas that appear to be floating on the water; the new Princess Live! television studio; a pastry shop; a special Chef's Table Luminere, a private dining experience that surrounds diners in a curtain of light; and balconies on all outside staterooms.

The ship's 2013 maiden season will include cruises on the line's signature Grand Mediterranean itinerary throughout the summer, followed by Eastern Caribbean cruises beginning in the fall.

 

For more information on Princess Cruises and Royal Princess' 2013 itineraries, call your Cruise Specialist on 1300 769 228

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