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Guests Can Enjoy the Ultimate in Pampering Aboard Regal Princess
Expanded Lotus Spa Features “The Enclave” Thermal Suite
Sanctuary and Retreat Pool Offer Adults-Only Relaxation Areas with New Features and Private Cabanas
Guests looking to relax and rejuvenate aboard Regal Princess will find a wealth of options for revitalization. The Lotus Spa features beautiful facilities and a location just off the atrium – a convenient stop for guests enjoying a treatment before or after the many activities and dining options nearby. Up on the top deck, guests will find two of the line’s signature features - The Sanctuary and the line’s popular adults-only pool- also have the option for private cabanas.
In the Lotus Spa, cruisers will find a welcoming feel and contemporary, sophisticated décor. Features include private Couples Villas and The Enclave – a soothing thermal suite escape. Here guests can totally decompress with relaxing options such as the Hammam (a Turkish-style steam room), the Caldarium (an herbal steam room), the Laconium (a dry heat sauna) and a rejuvenating hydro-therapy pool.
The Sanctuary features fresh décor plus two new private cabana options along with its plush loungers and Serenity Stewards. Meanwhile, the Retreat Pool provides a serene spot for a dip, along with poolside cabanas that offer an extra peaceful haven for guests looking to recharge. The three private cabana options will give guests the opportunity to personalize their relaxation time. Cabana guests looking for a gourmet treat can order one of the ship’s new cabana picnic baskets, packed with artisan edibles paired with a premium wine. And, this area will turn into the “Chill Lounge” at night, offering guests a relaxed outdoor space to enjoy the night with drinks and music.
Lotus Spa Features:
The Enclave – The central feature of The Enclave thermal suite is the dramatic hydro-therapy pool to help rejuvenate the mind and body with a cascading rain shower and therapeutic air jets in various locations around the pool. Guests can also choose to relax on heated stone beds or soothing water beds, plus enjoy steam and sauna options using different temperatures, humidity zones, and aroma infusions to offer a sense of rejuvenation. Additional features include:
- The Hammam – A Turkish-style steam bath to enhance well-being, the Hammam’s warm marble slab is a soothing addition to a massage and can be used with clay, mud or salt treatments.
- The Caldarium – A feature taken from Roman times, this warm, light steam ceramic chamber offers an infusion of herbal aromas. Walls, floors and seats are heated for a deep penetrating warmth that promotes relaxation.
- The Laconium – This warm, dry chamber gradually warms the body to help with purification and detoxification.
- Sensory Showers – Guests can choose from four different experiences: Tropical Rain, Cold Mist, Rain Shower or Siberian Shower, which also include dynamic mood lighting and aromas to enrich the experience.
Scrub & Shine Bar – As a prelude to any spa treatment, or as an addition to use in The Enclave, guests can get recommendations from a “mixologist” for the perfect scrubs to complement their treatments. The bar offers a selection of salt and sugar scrubs to choose from, which can be “spiced up” by adding a mixture of herbs.
Treatment Rooms – The Lotus Spa on Regal Princess features a totally of 18 treatment rooms, including two luxurious Couples Villas. These private retreats offer a quiet place for time together with side-by-side massage tables, a soothing whirlpool bath, customized music for relaxation and a sitting area with ocean views.
Relaxation Lounge – A private space to relax before a treatment, this comfortable lounge features a calming atmosphere and scenic ocean views. Guests can enjoy a cup of herbal tea or fruit-infused water as they unwind.
Lotus Spa Salon – Within the spa, a full service salon provides a range of services, including a new “social” nail bar with side-by-side stations for an interactive manicure experience. Also offered here are private teeth whitening stations with individual TVs, pedicure stations and a barber shop for men.
Sanctuary and Retreat Pool Features:
The Sanctuary – This oasis of tranquility includes all the special touches that have made The Sanctuary so popular since it was first introduced in 2006, plus additional features unique to this class of ship. With a 20 percent larger space than on the line’s other ships, The Sanctuary adds four private Sanctuary Cabanas for more luxurious experience, plus two Lotus Spa Cabanas offering an elegant private space for a range of spa treatments. Featuring the air of a romantic hideaway under its distinctive white canopy cover, The Sanctuary design includes strategically placed rock gardens and special topiary planting with atmospheric lighting. These elements create an inviting path leading to a central pavilion. Guests can relax on luxurious plush lounge chairs or circular daybeds, while Serenity Stewards provide healthy refreshments and music players with peaceful music. Space in The Sanctuary can be reserved for $20 for a half day/$40 for a full day, per person.
Sanctuary Cabanas – Within The Sanctuary, the Sanctuary Cabanas offer an even more exclusive and special experience with amenities such as a personal television with noise-reducing wireless headphones, cushy sofas, luxurious robe and slippers, a welcome cocktail, and healthy snacks including nuts, and dried and fresh fruit. The cabana also features a fully stocked mini-bar with refreshing waters and sodas, as well as a choice of alcoholic options, including beer or wine. Sanctuary Cabanas are available beginning at $140 for a half day.
Lotus Spa Cabanas/Royal Indulgence Package – The two luxurious Lotus Spa Cabanas offer a truly special alfresco massage experience. These larger, enclosed areas provide added privacy, a comfortable resting area with a television and plush chairs, a treatment area with two massage tables for a refreshing couples massage and beautiful ocean views looking out over the front of the ship. A variety of customized packages are available for the Lotus Spa Cabanas, ranging from $320 to $3,000. The top of the line package is a “Royal Indulgence” package for four people. This exclusive experience provides the ultimate in pampering with all-day massages and gourmet food and beverage offerings.
Retreat Pool – Adjacent to The Sanctuary, the Retreat Pool provides an exclusive area for adults to relax and rejuvenate. The Retreat Pool on Regal Princess offers more space and seating than the adult pools on other Princess vessels, plus adds Retreat Cabanas that can be reserved for an enhanced experience. These cabanas are the perfect way to enjoy private space poolside, or even add the indulgence of one of the ship’s special picnic baskets. The Retreat Pool is open to all adults, and Retreat Pool Cabana rental is available beginning at $50 for a half day. At night, this area turns into the “Chill Lounge,” offering guests a relaxed outdoor space to enjoy the night with drinks and music.
Cabana Picnic – Guests reserving a cabana in The Sanctuary or the Retreat Pool can not only enjoy the privacy and relaxed atmosphere, but can also pamper themselves with a gourmet picnic featuring a premium bottle of wine paired with a gourmet feast of antipasti, artisan sandwiches, pizza and even fresh-baked desserts. Picnic items guests may find in their basket include Young Spinach Salad with Stilton Crumble, Pancetta Chips, Toasted Pecans and Black Pepper Vinaigrette; Ahi Tuna Poke with Hass Avocado, Red Onions, Sesame Seeds and Crisp Wonton Skins; and Alfredo’s Surf & Turf Pizza with Lobster Medallions & Beef Tenderloin. Baskets serving two people will begin at $40.