Cunard partners with Canyon Ranch to create Mareel, a new spa concept

Hydrotherapy area at Mareel Wellness & Beauty

Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced Mareel Wellness & Beauty: a new spa concept developed in partnership with wellness innovator Canyon Ranch, to be rolled out across its fleet. Mareel will launch exclusively on board the newly-refurbished Queen Elizabeth December 2018, closely followed by Queen Victoria and on flagship liner Queen Mary 2 in November 2020.

Mareel, meaning “phosphorescence of the ocean,” according to a media release, is taken from the ancient Norse language and speaks to the illuminating light and healing energy of the sea. The new brand will offer a holistic approach with an extended spa treatment menu of mineral-rich seawater and marine-based experiences, as well as a redesign of the entire spa facility.

Meditation room, Mareel Wellness & Beauty

The new spa decor will bring to life the magic of the ocean in hues of blue, green and pale coral, creating a sanctuary of calm where guests can soak up the sea’s transformational energy. New offerings on Queen Elizabeth include:

  • Couples suite for seaweed bathing rituals
  • Meditation room with acoustic resonance loungers
  • Redesigned multifunctional fitness center and studio space
  • Sound therapy facilities in every treatment room
Couples suite, Mareel Wellness & Beauty

The ‘Ocean Discovery’ will launch as the signature treatment featuring organic marine-based products from VOYA sustainably, harvested in Western Ireland and designed to replenish and nourish the skin and body. An entire range of ocean inspired massage, body and alternative treatments will also launch and will complement the aqua therapy center, harnessing the healing power of water.

Treatment highlights include:

  • Taste the Ocean Full Body Experience
  • Organic Seaweed Leaf Wrap
  • Luminescence Massage
  • Age-Defying Restorative Facial

In addition, a new range of luxury products will be introduced, all selected to offer socially responsible production techniques with organic ingredients that are sustainably harvested, wild-picked, biodynamic and toxin-free, including Red Flower, Shankara and Environ.

Reception, Mareel Wellness & Beauty

Mareel will also feature enhanced wellness experiences across the ship’s daily activity program including stretch and daily meditation videos shown on stateroom TVs, wellness seminars, and outdoor dance and yoga classes.

“We are thrilled to debut our new collaboration with Canyon Ranch, Mareel Wellness & Beauty, onboard the recently enhanced Queen Elizabeth,” said Josh Leibowitz, SVP Cunard North America. “Cunard’s first-ever, uniquely conceived spa concept will offer our discerning guests a new level of luxury wellness at sea – only on Cunard.”

The new Mareel Wellness & Beauty experience is just one of the many enhancements on Queen Elizabeth. In addition to the new spa, many public spaces, bars and lounges have been updated and all Grill Suites and Britannia Staterooms have new carpets and soft furnishings. The Royal Court Theater had a complete technical overhaul; the Royal Arcade has been enhanced to offer an elevated shopping experience; and the outdoor decks have new furniture with a new layout on the Sun Deck.

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