First Look: Seven Seas Explorer's Canyon Ranch SpaClub

Seven Seas Explorer Spa

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has released new details on the Canyon Ranch SpaClub onboard the upcoming Seven Seas Explorer, set to launch in summer 2016.

Situated on deck five, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub will debut a selection of treatments developed by Canyon Ranch in partnership with lifestyle and beauty experts Red Flower, premiering exclusively on Seven Seas Explorer before expanding across the fleet.    

The cocoon served as the overarching inspiration for the 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 helps ease guests into a place of greater relaxation, decorated with crisscrossing light-grained wooden bands that evoke the silk wrappings woven into a chrysalis. Decorative light fixtures cast small twinkling lights off an abstract Swarovski crystal sculpture, forming dappled reflections on the marble floor to evoke an aura of woodland twilight.

Spa Treatments

Guests enter the treatment foyer, which offers heated loungers.

Guests can then enter eight treatment rooms, which offer Red Flower’s signature treatments designed exclusively for the new ship. Examples include:

- 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 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 that takes the therapeutic properties of flowers and 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. 
After treatment, guests can enjoy a thermal suite with a variety of hot-to-cold experiences. An infrared sauna soothes muscles more deeply than traditional steam saunas. An aromatic steam room eases muscles into a sense of healing and relaxation. A cold room maintains a constant temperature of 54 degrees Fahrenheit, mimicking cold plunges that stimulate circulation and are believed to improve health.  

In the shower room, 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.  

Seven Seas Explorer Spa

Spa Amenities

Part of the spa, but located on a private outdoor deck, is a teak-deck terrace filled with partially covered lounge chairs that surround an infinity-edge plunge pool. The pool serves as a focal point as it contours to the stern of the ship. 
Adjacent to the spa is a full-service salon with four hair, two manicure and two pedicure stations.

From the spa, a circular staircase transports guest to the fitness center on the deck six. Guests immediately encounter a center with free-weights and weight-lifting machines, along with a collection of cardio workout equipment. The center of the facility offers ample space for cycling, yoga and Pilates classes.