Oceania Cruises has announced a new series of exclusive and comprehensive tours focused on wellness and healthy living. That's what we like to hear!
The series, Wellness Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch, is the first of its kind in the cruise industry and the most comprehensive, Oceania says. The program debuts with sailings on Oceania Riviera on April 9, 2017, and on Oceania Marina on April 10, 2017.
Spa, fitness and culinary amenities will be provided by Canyon Ranch, a leading proponent of wellness lifestyles, and the cruises will set sail to some of the Mediterranean's most beautiful and interesting destinations.
These voyages will be fully-integrated wellness retreats, with tours offered in France, Spain, Italy, and Greece.
"This exclusive tour series extends the wellness experience available onboard our ships to immersive well-being explorations ashore in serene, hand-picked Mediterranean locales," said Bob Binder, Oceania Cruises' president and CEO. "Even for guests that have already been to these destinations, the tours represent a truly new and unique way to experience the region -- and a new way to cruise."
Oceania is aiming for a complete wellness getaway at sea in which passengers awake to the sun rising over the ocean before savoring one of several healthy Canyon Ranch breakfast options such as a three egg-white omelet with seasonal vegetables and cheese. Then, you might go on a wellness tour in Taormina, taking part in a yoga class while enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Sicily. Round out your day back onboard with a treatment at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Choose from a menu of services, such as a soothing stone massage or a detoxifying seaweed wrap. At dinner, you get a choice of healthy and delicious dishes such as steamed Maine lobster atop savory saffron rice. You've been so good all day, there is room for a sweet treat like warm chocolate cake.
With the debut of the new wellness tour series, Oceania Cruises is also offering Canyon Ranch wellness specials, pairing select Canyon Ranch SpaClub treatments with the new tours, which offers generous savings while encouraging cruisers to take advantage of the line's full suite of wellness amenities.
Here are Oceania Cruises' highlighted Canyon Ranch Wellness Tours
The Pope's Thermal Baths -- In Civitavecchia, Italy, enjoy an afternoon of heavenly relaxation and restorative benefits at the Viterbo Terme dei Papi, or the Thermal Baths of the Popes, in this famed papal city. Originating in Etruscan times, the exclusive baths boast a 1,000-year-old therapeutic tradition advocated by the presence of renowned kings, popes and artists throughout history.
Vinyasa Yoga at Monte Carlo Bay -- In Monte Carlo, Monaco, perched on a beautiful peninsula overlooking the azure waters of Mediterranean Sea, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort offers paradise views during your private vinyasa yoga class, a dynamic style of yoga recognized for a host of mind-body benefits.
The Greek Gods of Wellness -- In Corfu, Greece, Ambelonas, an artisanal organic goods company and one of Greece's most stunning wine estates is the ideal backdrop for emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical wellness during a stroll around the lush vineyard and herb plantation. The experience is capped with a tranquil meditation and yoga session followed by a wholesome plant-based lunch.
The Life of Laughter -- In Palamos, Spain, you'll discover the myriad benefits of laughter, including the rush of stress-reducing endorphins during a fun "laughter session" in an elegantly restored farmhouse-hotel in the heart of Costa Brava.
Onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub Amenities
With nearly 40 years of expertise, industry pioneer Canyon Ranch recognizes that healthy living and mindfulness go hand in hand. This is the philosophy behind the brand's celebrated health resorts as well as the Canyon Ranch SpaClub onboard every Oceania Cruises ship. While the signature experience is a relaxing massage, the revitalizing treatments extend well beyond those offered in a traditional spa. Canyon Ranch brings its holistic and integrative approach to wellness with healing therapies, state-of-the-art fitness training, nutritional consultations, complimentary wellness presentations and healthy Canyon Ranch menu choices.