eabourn Quest will emerge from a scheduled drydock in May 2013 boasting four new elegant Penthouse Spa Suites located directly above the industry-leading Spa at Seabourn facility.
Guests will access the suites by means of a spiral staircase in the lobby of the spa, and enjoy unlimited access to the spa's Serene Area, as well as spa amenities in the suite itself and the services of a spa concierge during the voyage. The new suites will also be added to Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Sojourn during their next scheduled drydocks.
"A growing number of our guests choose Seabourn's new ships specifically because of our beautiful onboard Spa at Seabourn facilities," said Seabourn President Richard Meadows. "Some of these guests have expressed a desire to incorporate a more complete spa vacation experience into their cruises, and our Penthouse Spa Suites are designed to fulfill that wish."
Seabourn commissioned the Norwegian architecture and design firm of Yran & Storbraaten -- who designed Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest -- to come up with a plan to utilize the section of Deck 10 directly above the spa for the new accommodations.
The result is four spacious suites with 516 to 538 sq. ft. (48 - 50 sq. m.) of inside space, with expansive private verandas of 172 sq. ft. (16 sq. m.) with views over the ship's stern and the sea. The suites' décor is coordinated with that of the Spa at Seabourn, and all feature a living and a dining area with seating for four, a separate bedroom, walk-in closet, glass door and floor-to-ceiling windows onto the veranda, a bathroom with a tub and special spa shower, and two flat-screen TVs.
The new suites will offer guests a variety of healthy amenities and spa specialties. Along with the guests' personal beverage preferences, a second in-suite bar will also be fully stocked with flavored water and fruit juices, and a selection of mixed nuts, dried fruits and healthy snacks. Guests can choose a calming fragrance from a selection of four by L'Occitane, to be diffused throughout the suite during the evening turndown. Relaxing, soothing spa music will also be available as a background soundtrack in the suite.
The bathrooms will feature a new menu of Molton Brown specialty spa products, such as exfoliating body wash and polish and thermal salts body soak, in addition to the company's high end line of bath products that are currently available in every suite. Upon arrival, guests will be invited to select from a menu of luxurious bath sponges, as well as designer soaps by Hermes, L'Occitane, Baudelaire and Salvatore Ferragamo.
A Spa Concierge will assist guests booked in the Penthouse Spa Suites with reservations for their personalized treatment regimes throughout their stay on board. Guests will have daily access to the spa's Serene Area, which features heated lounges, an aroma steam bath with salt inhalation, and a herbal bath. In the Serene Area aboard Seabourn Odyssey is a large hydro-pool, while Seabourn Quest and Seabourn Sojourn features a Kneipp Walk Pool, which provides holistic, water therapy treatment and healing remedies designed to enhance circulation.
The Spa at Seabourn offers a variety of unique, healthy spa experiences and luxurious pampering services and treatments, including Chinese reflexology, aromatherapy, and Thai massages. The fitness center features a range of high-tech exercise, cardio and strength equipment; a motion studio with the Kinesis System; and a variety of fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates and tai chi. Personal trainers are also available to develop customized workout routines for guests.