In the year of celebrating Queen Mary 2's 5th Birthday, Cunard is delighted to announce that its five year partnership with Canyon Ranch—the award-winning spa, fitness and salon services provider aboard the line’s flagship will go forward with strength and include new innovative treatments and services.

The partnership represents the teaming of two respected luxury brands which began with the design and build of the Canyon Ranch SpaClub aboard Queen Mary 2, back in 2004. It continues to be a powerful strategic alliance delivering incomparable spa services onboard the grandest ocean liner at sea as evidenced by numerous awards and honours including; Condé Nast Traveler “Top Spa” in 2007, TravelAge West WAVE Award for "Best Overall Spa Facility” in 2006 and 2007 and Spa Magazine & SpaFinder Readers Choice Award in 2008.

“Queen Mary 2 and Canyon Ranch are each distinctly unique and combined offer an unequalled experience at sea. Guest satisfaction scores are excellent and we are pleased that our association with Canyon Ranch delivers such exceptional benefits and world-class services to our guests,” shared Carol Marlow, president and managing director, Cunard Line. “The Canyon Ranch experience is a perfect complement to our line’s famed White Star Service,” she added.

New treatments and services have now been introduced by Canyon Ranch onboard Queen Mary 2, including:

-- Voya Seaweed Treatments: A true organic line of products, this seaweed is harvested in Ireland, freeze dried, and then re-hydrated into its organic state for use in body detoxification services.

-- Detoxifying and Revitalizing Rituals: Based on the skin care practices of the traditional hammam bathhouse and utilizing Red Flower products, these Japanese-based rituals offer an intense therapeutic transformation for the whole body.

-- Performance Orthotics service: Utilizing specialty equipment, our service providers will measure gait and foot force and fit guests with customized orthotic shoe inserts.

“Canyon Ranch is thrilled to be expanding its relationship with Cunard Line,” stated Peter Smith, chief operating officer for Canyon Ranch. “We pride ourselves on delivering the highest level of service to our guests and look forward to continuing to introduce The Power of Possibility to guests onboard Queen Mary 2.”

Queen Mary 2’s Canyon Ranch SpaClub boasts 30 professionally trained associates expertly servicing 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art spa, salon and fitness facilities situated on two decks. The SpaClub offers 24 massage, body and skin care treatment rooms, a fitness centre with more than 50 pieces of cardio and weight-training equipment, and a relaxation room with wonderful views out to sea. Throughout the SpaClub, the Canyon Ranch experience incorporates unique water-based features, emphasizing the healing and therapeutic benefits of water and heat, including a 30 feet x 15 feet Thalasso-therapy Pool with airbed recliner lounges, neck fountains, a deluge waterfall, air tub and body massage jet benches. Adjacent to the pool is an extensive Thermal Suite featuring an herbal sauna, Finnish sauna, reflexology basins and an aromatic steam room.

Guests aboard Queen Mary 2 enjoy an array of rejuvenating spa treatments, including massages and therapeutic bodywork, mud, aromatherapy, ayurvedic and seaweed treatments, facials and masks, conditioning body scrubs and therapeutic body cocoons.

The ship’s SpaClub also offers the exotic Rasul Ceremony, a Canyon Ranch signature treatment. This medicinal mud and steam therapy, which takes place in an ornately tiled steam chamber, is derived from an ancient Middle Eastern cleansing ritual.

The salon offers a full array of Canyon Ranch services including hair styling, nail care treatments and makeup styling and consultations.

In addition to the ship’s extensive spa, salon and fitness facilities, Canyon Ranch certified instructors conduct daily group and private fitness, yoga and tai chi classes. These “healthy living experts” provide on-board lectures and workshops that address overall wellness topics such as lifestyle change, health and medical issues, stress management, smoking cessation, healthy aging and disease prevention.

Canyon Ranch chefs team with Cunard’s Executive Chef Jean-Marie Zimmermann to design nutritious spa menu selections for Queen Mary 2 restaurants, prepared to Cunard’s highest culinary standards.

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