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Cunard unveils first ever in-house spa concept

Cunard unveils first ever in-house spa concept

Cunard has announced the launch of its new holistic spa concept, Mareel. 

Co-created by Cunard and wellness trailblazer Canyon Ranch, Mareel Wellness & Beauty will launch exclusively on-board the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth this month.

The roll-out will be closely followed by Queen Victoria later in the month and on-board Queen Mary 2 from November 2020.

The word Mareel is from old Norse language meaning ‘phosphorescence of the ocean’.

This description of glowing light from the sea perfectly reflects our new ocean inspired wellness and beauty experiences that will leave guests feeling radiant, from the inside out.


Mareel will offer a brand-new luxury space decorated in hues of blue, green and pale coral, creating a sanctuary of calm where guests can soak up the transformational power of the oceans. 

While Cunard sets the standard in maritime luxury, the spa and wellness treatments and expertise will be offered in partnership with Canyon Ranch, with a brand new and extended spa treatment menu featuring mineral-rich seawater and marine based experiences to transform and heal.

Luxury products used within the new Mareel spa have all been selected to offer the very best and meet socially responsible production techniques, with organic treatments featuring ingredients that are sustainably harvested, wild-picked, biodynamic and toxin-free.

The signature treatment of the Mareel spa is Ocean Discovery, offering the option to combine up to five treatments, or select individual 30-minute treatments if preferred. 

The new Mareel Wellness & Beauty experience is just one offering following a refurbishment of Queen Elizabeth during a two-week period in dry dock in Brest, France. 

Angus Struthers, vice president, marketing, Cunard, commented: “We are delighted to share news of Mareel Wellness & Beauty, Cunard’s first ever own spa concept.

“Wellbeing is key to life, and feeling relaxed in mind and body is an important part of any holiday, and we are thrilled to offer such a luxurious spa at sea for our guests.”