Cunard Launches A New Holistic Spa Concept

Inspired by the ocean and seamlessly blending natural beauty and timeless luxury, Cunard has launched a 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, closely followed by Queen Victoria 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 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. New facilities offered by Mareel on board Queen Elizabeth will include: a new couples suite for seaweed bathing rituals; a meditation room with acoustic resonance loungers; a reconfigured multi-functional fitness centre and studio space; new sound therapy facilities in every treatment room.

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. Using luxurious marine-based products from VOYA, which are sustainably harvested from Western Ireland, Ocean Discovery aims to leave guests feeling revitalized and illuminated from the glow of the ocean.

Extending the offering of Mareel beyond the spa space, enhanced wellness experiences will also be offered across the ship’s daily activity program, including stretch and meditation films on stateroom TVs every morning, wellness seminars, activities on deck such as dance and open air yoga.