Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Spa reveal on the Celebrity Edge designed by Kelly Hoppen

The latest Celebrity Edge reveal has taken place, introducing the Spa facilities onboard the Edge Class ship. 

With more than 22,000 sprawling sq. ft. for guests to renew, restore, and reinvigorate, The Spa was inspired by nature, and masterfully designed by world-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE, and features an ahh-inspiring assortment of treatments in collaboration with industry-leading partners. Celebrity Cruises have infused natural elements into every moment of the experience at The Spa through an original concept called SEA – inspired by the Sea, Earth, and the Air – which transcends the design of The Spa and its treatments.

From wellness to beauty to fitness, The Spa on Celebrity Edge also features a line-up of first-at-sea and brand-first offerings for guests to enjoy, including:
  • The SEA Thermal Suite, the next evolution of the popular Persian Garden on the brand’s current fleet, with eight distinctive therapeutic experiences harnessing the benefits of natural elements: the Hammam, Salt Room, Steam Room, Rainfall Water Therapy Room, Float Room, heated tile loungers, Infrared Sauna, and Crystalarium. AquaClass guests receive complimentary access to the SEA Thermal Suite, among other complimentary amenities so definitely the staterooms to book. Sea Thermal Suite day and cruise passes are available for purchase.
  • The first line of ELEMIS BIOTEC facials ever offered on a Celebrity ship
  • A specialty treatment table collection that’s unrivalled at sea, including:
    • Spa Wave MLW Amphibia Table: A first at sea, water filled cushions adapt to guests’ unique anatomy for the ultimate in comfort, as well as customizable colour therapy lighting
    • WellMassage4D® Table: This award-winning treatment table, a Celebrity first, uses breakthrough technology to deliver a deeper and more relaxing massage
    • MLX Quartz Table: Another Celebrity first, warm crystals mold and shape around the body, releasing muscle tension and promoting a deeper state of relaxation
  • Ideal Image® Ocean, The Advanced MedSpa, is another first at sea, offering non-surgical aesthetic services such as Dysport® Wrinkle Treatments and Restylane® Dermal Filler Treatments
  • Celebrity will partner with K√©rastase®, one of the world’s most advanced luxury haircare brands, to introduce the first ever K√©rastase® Institute at sea
  • The Barber offers traditional fresh cuts

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

World’s largest cruise ship sets sail from Barcelona

Symphony of the Seas is the largest – and most audacious – cruise ship in the world and it just sailed from Barcelona on its inaugural voyage in the Mediterranean.

As you can tell by the video, this cruise ship is not just a chip off the old block. Onboard features include laser tag, zip lines, Broadway shows, adventure productions, water slides, rides, ice skating, wall climbing, a bionic bar and more.

It took Royal Caribbean three years to build the Symphony of the Seas and it’s well worth it. At almost a quarter of mile long, the ship is already famous for breaking records. Aside from being the largest, it also has the tallest waterslide at sea, the ocean’s fastest internet, and more artwork than the Louvre has paintings!

“The most surprising and memorable thing for me was that first sight of the ship – seeing how big and immense it is,” said Balwin Yeung, Royal Caribbean’s director of sales and marketing. “You can actually see it the moment you almost step out of the airport in Barcelona since the port is just 10 to 15 minutes away. It makes a huge first impression.”

The Symphony of the Seas can carry up to 6,680 guests including 2,200 crew members. It stretches 1,188 feet long and features 22 dining options, 24 pools and 2,750 cabins. Oh, and every room offers virtual views, deliver floor-to-ceiling displays, making every room ‘a room with a view’. Another first in the cruising sector.

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