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cruise Spa Treats Silversea offers Wellness Expeditions that include beachside yoga in Indonesia. Sign me up (oh, and your clients, too, of course)! michelle marie arean "Just like cruising, shipboard spas have also evolved during the years," says Michelle Fee, CEO/co-founder, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. "I remember sailing in the 80s and there were one or two different spa treatments to choose from. Today, the choices are endless. Not only do the spas have different types of massages, but even treatments such as acupuncture, teeth whitening, Botox and more. Passengers live very hectic lives and sometimes don't have time to pamper themselves, so while on a cruise vacation, they have the perfect opportunity to do so with the onboard spa services." But with "endless" choices, where to begin? We reached out to a few of the industry's high-end cruise lines-from big ships to river cruise ships-to get the 4-1-1 on indulgent spa treats. Having this information at your fingertips helps your bottom line as it's those extra perks, such as knowing whether a cruise has a beachside yoga option, or that while sailing along a Southeast Asia river, guests can opt for an indigenous treatment, that sweeten the pie and ultimately result in a cruise booking. It's all in the details, right? And the first thing you need to tell your clients is that they have to 32 october 2015 act fast, because as Fee points out, "For spa-goers, this is one of the first appointments they make once they board...typically the most popular times sell out the fastest (sea days), so passengers should put this on the top of their list when boarding the ship." crystal cruises Sumptuous Crystal Cruises knows how to pour on the spa delights at its Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Spa and Salon. The spa offers guests high-end spa products and treatments-massages, acupuncture, body wraps and facial services-and has introduced Medi-Spa Cosmetic Treatments to its menu of services: Target Wrinkle Treatments, Dermal Filler Treatment, and the Thermage CPT. Guests can also attend informational onboard seminars on topics such as non-surgical facelifts and liquid facelifts, as well as the latest in facial rejuvenation and skin tightening. Crystal has also unveiled a Quartz Crystal treatment bed, with warm crystals that mold and shape around the body to release muscle tension, detoxify and promote a deeper relaxation. Two new specialty massages make use of this technology-a hot

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend October 2015

Editor’s Notes
Hotel Desk: Starwood’s The Luxury Collection
Tour Talk: Defining Luxury
The Butler Did It
The BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia
Spa Wars
Raising the Bar in Mexico
Spa Treats
Chic Stays
Official Florida Travel Industry Education Program—Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Course
Stay Well at MGM Grand
Southbound, by Design
Speaking “Bespoke” in Europe
Indulgent Experiences
New Asian Beauties

Recommend October 2015