Canyon Ranch will join another legend in luxury travel during early 2004 when the largest and grandest passenger vessel ever built å- Cunardå‘s Queen Mary 2 å- sets sail with a Canyon Ranch SpaClub on board. The 20,000 sq-ft SpaClub is located on two decks and will feature 24 massage, body and skincare treatment rooms, together with a relaxation lounge, Thalassotherapy Pool, Thermal Suite and Rasul Room.
Darryl Leiman will captain development of the first Canyon Ranch SpaClub at sea aboard Cunard Line’s new flagship, scheduled for trans-Atlantic service next spring. The world-renowned spa company will provide a state-of-the-art spa and beauty salon with wellness and fitness facilities. The ranch’s award-winning gourmet spa cuisine will also be available in several of the ship’s fine-dining restaurants.
Perhaps the most innovative aspect of the seagoing spa will be the incorporation of water features throughout. Embracing the healing and therapeutic benefits of water and heat, facilities on board will include:
Thalassotherapy pool with airbed recliner lounges
Air tub and body massage jet benches
Thermal suite with herbal and Finnish saunas
Aromatic steam room
QM2 SpaClub guests can also experience an array of rejuvenating spa treatments including; therapeutic bodywork, mud, aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and seaweed treatments, facials, conditioning body scrubs and therapeutic body cocoons.
The impressive liner, which will be docked at Athens for the summer Olympics in Greece, is backed by an $800 million (US) advertising campaign. The QM2 will be more than double the size of its predecessor, the QE2; 150,000 tons vs. the QE2`s 70,000 tons, with the capacity to carry 2,628 passengers.
Formerly associated with Steiner cruise and resort spas, Leiman honed management expertise at Hawaii’s Grand Wailea Resort and SpaDeus in Italy. He’s currently based at the Tucson ranch.
Monday 12 January 2004 is set to be the historic day for Cunard Line and Great Britain as Queen Mary 2 - the largest, longest, tallest, widest and most expensive passenger ship in history - will leave from Cunard’s homeport, Southampton, on her Maiden Voyage.
Pamela Conover, Cunard’s President and Chief Operating Officer, says, “Ever since we announced our intention to build Queen Mary 2, we have been inundated with requests from thousands of people wanting to know where and when the new liner would sail in her maiden year. I am delighted to be able to reveal her first year’s itineraries with the release of the first QM2 brochure.”