Seabourn, in partnership with The Onboard Spa by Steiner, has created a fleet-wide mindful living programme, which will offer guests a holistic spa and wellness experience that integrates physical, social, environmental and spiritual well-being.
Seabourn has worked with Andrew Weil, a pioneer in integrative medicine in the USA, to create the exclusive new Spa and Wellness with Dr Andrew Weil programme, to be launched in January 2017.
The new programme will be led by The Wellness Guide - a newly created Seabourn role.
The guide will be a certified yoga and meditation practitioner who will inspire and educate all guests through various complimentary classes and gatherings throughout the voyage.
“This new wellness programme will offer our guests an experience they simply won’t find anywhere else in the industry,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn.
“By partnering with Dr Weil we will offer mind and body programmes - so our guests can truly break away, relax and rejuvenate while they travel with us.
“This is a key component of our new Extraordinary Worlds of Seabourn programme, where we constantly bring together the world of luxury on board and the world of adventure on shore, to create a travel experience like no other.”
The mindful living programme will launch in January 2017, when Dr Weil will be on board Seabourn Encore’s inaugural cruise.
The programme will be rolled out across the Seabourn fleet in 2017, including Seabourn Ovation, when she launches in spring 2018.
Dr Weil will sail on a different Seabourn ship each year, where he will deliver a 60-minute lecture for guests and smaller informal group discussions.
A separate team of wellness experts will also make regular visits to spa facilities throughout the Seabourn fleet.
Central to the programme is the daily practice of meditation and yoga through a selection of complimentary sessions.
Guests can experience Mindful Meditation, which will introduce positive affirmations and mantras they can reflect on throughout the day.
There will also be daily restorative yoga classes which will continue to focus upon the mantra and positive affirmations.
Yoga classes will be varied, offering guests the ability to choose classes that focus on various physical issues, such as yoga to heal back and joint pain, headaches and body alignment, as well as yoga to enhance creativity, mental focus and happiness.
Classes will focus on mind, body and spirit over a period of seven days, and will change daily with a new theme.