Oceania Cruises, recognized for its culinary-focused voyages and award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub facilities, has just announced a ground-breaking wellness and cruise-industry first in the form of exclusive and comprehensive tours focused on wellness and healthy living.
The innovative new tour series, "Wellness Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch," is the first of its kind in the cruise industry and the most comprehensive. It will debut with Riviera’s and Marina’s sailings on April 9 and April 10, 2017.
With onboard spa, fitness and culinary amenities provided by Canyon Ranch, the industry-leading proponent of the wellness lifestyle and deployed in some of the Mediterranean’s most sought-after destinations, the program will allow Oceania to take the title of the first cruise line to offer fully integrated wellness retreats at sea. Tours will initially be offered in France, Spain, Italy and Greece.
Taking well-being explorations ashore in the Med
“Thoughtfully inspired by the philosophies at the heart of Canyon Ranch, this exclusive tour series extends the wellness experience available on board our ships to immersive well-being explorations ashore in serene, hand-picked Mediterranean locales,” Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises, said in a statement. “Even for guests that have already been to these destinations, the tours represent a truly new and unique way to experience the region – and a new way to cruise.”
“This initiative with premier partner Oceania Cruises helps us to further our mission to transformative wellness and highlight our brand’s pillars globally,” added Kathleen Shea, chief marketing officer of Canyon Ranch.
A complete wellness getaway at sea
Guests aboard Oceania Cruises can awake to the sun rising over the ocean before savoring one of several healthy Canyon Ranch breakfast options in the tranquil Grand Dining Room such as a three egg-white omelet with seasonal vegetables and cheese, the cruise line said.
The healthy morning continues with an enriching wellness tour in Taormina, bringing the mind-body invigoration of a yoga class to the dramatic beauty of Sicily. Back on board, guests might round out the day with a signature treatment at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, such as a soothing Canyon Stone Massage or a detoxifying Seaweed Leaf Wrap. Come dinnertime, Canyon Ranch selections in the Grand Dining Room ensure guests can enjoy healthy and delicious dishes such as the steamed Maine lobster atop savory Castilla-La Mancha saffron rice followed by warm, fragrant chocolate cake.
With the debut of the new wellness tour series, Oceania Cruises is also offering Canyon Ranch wellness specials, pairing select Canyon Ranch SpaClub treatments with the new tours, which offers generous savings while encouraging guests to take advantage of the line’s full suite of wellness amenities. Reservations for "Wellness Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch" will open on April 1, 2017.
A sampling of Wellness Tours
Here is a sampling of "Wellness Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch":
The Pope’s Thermal Baths | Civitavecchia, Italy – Guests will enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and restorative benefits at the Viterbo Terme dei Papi, or the Thermal Baths of the Popes, in this famed papal city near Rome. Originating in Etruscan times, the exclusive baths boast a thousand-year-old therapeutic tradition advocated by the presence of renowned kings, popes and artists throughout history.
Vinyasa Yoga at Monte Carlo Bay | Monte Carlo, Monaco – Perched on a beautiful peninsula overlooking the azure waters of Mediterranean Sea, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort offers paradise views as guests enjoy a private vinyasa yoga class, a dynamic style of yoga recognized for a host of mind-body benefits.
The Greek Gods of Wellness | Corfu, Greece – Ambelonas, an artisanal organic goods company and one of Greece’s most stunning wine estates, is the backdrop for uncovering compelling insight on emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical wellness during a stroll around the lush vineyard and herb plantation. The experience is crowned with a tranquil meditation and yoga session followed by a wholesome plant-based lunch.
The Life of Laughter | Palamos, Spain – This tour invites guests to discover the myriad benefits of laughter, including the rush of stress-reducing endorphins released as they enjoy a joyful laughter session in an elegantly restored farmhouse-hotel in the heart of Costa Brava, Spain.
Onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub amenities
With nearly 40 years of expertise in helping guests achieve well-being, industry pioneer Canyon Ranch has built its reputation around healthy living and mindfulness and brought that philosophy aboard every Oceania Cruises ship.
While the signature experience is a relaxing massage, the revitalizing treatments extend well beyond those offered in a traditional spa. Canyon Ranch brings its holistic and integrative approach to wellness with healing therapies, state-of-the-art fitness training, nutritional consultations, complimentary wellness presentations and healthy Canyon Ranch menu choices in the onboard restaurants invigorate guests’ body, mind, and spirit.
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— from Cruiseable news services