|Cruise News - 2003 - Carnival Glory Spa|
Press Release: Carnival Cruise Lines
Oooh, Aaahh: Spa on New Carnival Glory to Offer Wide Array of Decadent Treatments
MIAMI (04/08/03) - The Spa Carnival health and fitness facility aboard the new Carnival Glory is a stunning and contemporary venue offering the latest in high-tech exercise equipment, along with soothing and sophisticated spa treatments. Carnival Glory is scheduled to enter year-round seven-day service July 19, 2003, from Port Canaveral, Fla. The health and fitness facilities featured aboard each Carnival ship are a popular amenity. In fact, approximately half the guests on any given voyage use some facet of the facility, which typically includes a gym, spa, beauty salon, and various exercise classes and demonstrations.
Fleetwide, the company estimates that nearly 1.5 million guests will use its health and fitness facilities aboard the line's 19 ships in 2003. On the Carnival Glory, the 13,300-square-feet Spa Carnival features an exotic Polynesian design theme that incorporates lush foliage, teak decking, and other elements such as a waterfall cascading down a stone-like wall from one deck to another below. The health and fitness center will include large picture windows providing panoramic views of the sea, along with the latest in weight and exercise technology. The facility will house complete locker rooms, steam rooms, saunas and massage rooms, including a couples-only massage room and two deluxe treatment suites offering dry float beds.
Treatments include the Aroma Spa Float, which will be offered in the deluxe treatment suites. Combining the richness of sea plants and marine algae with aromatherapy, this treatment consists of a heated seaweed body mask with essential oils being applied to the body before guests relax in the unique dry float and receive soothing face and scalp massages. Other treatments include the "aroma stone therapy," which is based on an ancient ritual that combines heated and scented oils with a full body massage using warm basalt stones, creating a relaxing and rejuvenating sensation, and La Therapie Facial, a treatment that penetrates the deeper layers of the skin with active ingredients of organic gels and creams using high-frequency galvanic stimuli.
The health center will also feature a full-service beauty salon offering hair services, manicures and pedicures, as well as a boutique where various spa products will be available for sale. State-of-the-art Lifefitness exercise equipment, such as rowing and stair-climbing machines, treadmills and exercise bikes, along with free weights, are available. Instructor-led fitness classes, including low- and high-impact aerobics, yoga, kickboxing and spinning, will also be offered in the aerobics studio.
As part of Carnival's Total Choice Dining(SM), cruising's most comprehensive dining program offering the widest variety of formal and casual options at sea, menus in the Carnival Glory's two formal dining rooms will feature a selection of Spa Carnival Fare, dishes lower in fat, calories, sodium and cholesterol. Meats are broiled or roasted, salads prepared with low-fat or fat-free dressings and desserts with sugar substitutes. Vegetarian meals will also be available on all dining room menus, while the expansive two-level Red Sail Restaurant located poolside will offer a variety of healthy offerings, including an extensive salad bar and a 24-hour frozen yogurt station.
Beginning July 19, 2003, Carnival Glory will operate year-round seven-day sailings from Port Canaveral encompassing alternating eastern and western Caribbean voyages departing every Saturday. Eastern Caribbean cruises call at Nassau, St. Thomas/St. John, and St. Maarten, while western Caribbean voyages include Key West, Fla.; Belize City, Belize; and Cozumel and Progreso/Merida, Mexico. Prior to the start-up seven-day service, Carnival Glory will operate a special five-day Mexico cruise to Costa Maya and Cozumel July 14-19. For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL, or visit www.carnival.com.
Carnival Cruise Lines is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines alliance which also includes Holland America Line, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Windstar Cruises. Together, these member lines share a commitment to quality and value, offering cruise vacations that appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets and sail to some of the world's most exciting destinations. Carnival is the leader in the contemporary market of the cruise industry.
Dateline: April 8, 2003