Be My Valentine! (Information at end of post.)
Simply mention “Your Car Is Waiting”. Escape to award-winning Canyon Ranch health resort in sunny Tucson, Arizona, this winter or spring and we’ll make the travel a breeze. You’ll receive complimentary round-trip transportation from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport when you stay four nights or longer at full rate with double occupancy, or seven nights or longer at single occupancy, through May 31, 2012. Simply mention “Your Car Is Waiting“ when you telephone 800-742-9000. Or inquire about other travel offers. Please visit canyonranch.com/lenox or call your Travel Professional. Let the relaxation begin! Learn more about this offer
Cunard Line is historically known for its Transatlantic journey across the Atlantic Ocean by ocean liner, New York to Southampton, England.
Cunard Partners with Julien’s Auctions on Greta Garbo Auction and Insights Programme, 20 November, 2012. The Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing will feature rarely before seen Garbo items plus lectures from Derek Reisfield, Garbo’s Great-Nephew. If you missed the Greta Garbo auction, check with Cunard for current sailings with an auction theme. www.cunard.com
Canyon Ranch health resorts on land and at sea set the gold standard in fitness, health and wellness, and spa treatments with state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and personnel that cater to both sexes at all levels of endurance. Strut your stuff during a jog on the ship’s open-air 360-degree Promenade Deck around the longest ship ever built (3 laps = 1.1 miles). An entire fitness regime could be built around the Promenade Deck. It’s possible to engage in a whole new way to live and view life after taking advantage of what Canyon Ranch SpaClub® experts have to offer. There are classes for the golfer, runner, dancer, cyclist, swimmer, yoga, and cardio enthusiast. A Cunard dog walker is available to help keep your pet in tip top shape.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub®
The SpaClub® is 20,000-square feet on two-decks with spectacular ocean views and a staff of over 50. There is a hairdressing salon and a full complement of beauty treatments and well-being classes offered for men and women. You can get your teeth whitened to make any mother proud, your bones manipulated during a chiropractic session, your scalp thanking you due to a Wild Lime Blossom massage treatment, your brain cells multiplying from one of the educational lectures, and just in case the ship’s four stabilizers built by Brown Brothers of Edinburgh, Scotland don’t keep an even keel – which is unlikely – a unique massage for a queasy tummy is on tap; perhaps a relaxing drink in the Golden Lion Pub will do the trick instead, or at any one of a number of cocktails lounges. Put on your best duds and step out in style alone or in a group. Everyone is made to feel special on the Queen Mary 2.
Chandrika is one of the Ayuredic therapists on the Queen Mary 2. She says there are two main kinds of Ayurveda treatments offered on the QM2: Abhyangam massage and Kizhi (herbal pouch treatment) utilizing imported authentic Ayurvedic medicated oils. “Authentic” is the operative word here to keep in mind. Cunard is known for offering guests the highest possible quality of service to make your voyage a memorable one. Chandrika uses a special massage to reduce pain, inflammation, swelling and in the case of post running issues to aid in the removal of waste body by-products such as lactic acid.
Thai massage – where arms and legs are gently eased this way and that way for a long and careful stretch by the therapist– is one of the new treatments on the Queen Mary 2. The treatment makes use of pressure points on the body followed by deep strokes along body energy channels for cross-fibre friction massage. After our separate treatments, both my daughter and I agreed the Thai massage was an exhilarating experience that left us feeling taller, lighter, and full of energy to spare. The cocooning envelopment bed is another very popular relaxation treatment.
The SpaClub® is more than a place to get gussied up in one of more than 24 massage, body and skin care treatment rooms and ready for the numerous evening balls in the largest ballroom at sea in the Queens Room, or to be appropriately seen making an entrance down one of the sweeping staircases or in the always packed G32 disco. The SpaClub® is a refuge to discover your personal qualities at your own pace. The SpaClub® is also a place to learn the six steps to healthy eating for weight loss or weight maintenance. Canyon Ranch cuisine available in all QM2 dining rooms assists with a weight maintenance plan. The menu is extensive and exciting. I think a week on the QM2 enjoying all the benefits of the SpaClub® is an ideal way in which to get ready for a wedding…exercise, beauty treatments…it’s all available on the QM2.
A personal meal plan can be organized during a Personal Analysis session to make things really easy. Issues of sweeteners, salt, carbohydrates, fibre and protein are addressed with nutritionally balanced meals. Canyon Ranch spa menu selections involve whole-wheat buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup and fresh fruit, salads using fresh herbs and quality oils and vinegars, soups such as roasted corn chowder with dill, lemongrass coconut chicken soup, soba noodles with seared scallops and cucumber salad, crab and mango salad, sushi, fish, raspberry mustard-crusted chicken breast, sautéed snapper with kumquat vinaigrette, seared beef tenderloin with truffle, and crème brulee with Grand Marnier liqueur make up just some of the sumptuous offerings.
What’s stretching got to do with it
Brandan, SpaClub fitness instructor, suggests for the first-timer to speak with the orientation gym instructor about appropriate classes and correct use of the equipment available to you. Brandan highly recommends a sixty minutes’ Personal Training session to make full use of the weight training, Pilates reformer work or Yoga/Pilates mat work. Brandan says often the PT sessions overlap into a custom nutrition plan for fat reduction and/or muscle gain. And for anyone taking part in a marathon, a PT session will incorporate an LSD training and interval-training schedule along with stretching and strength training exercises, nutritional advice, massage, and advice to set a personal goal that leads up to race day.
And for those persons with mobility or physical limitations the “Sit ‘n’ be Fit” exercise class done in chairs and “Totally Tubing” class will teach you how to improve balance and muscle strength when getting up from a seat or toilet or when reaching up to lift objects down from a shelf, all very important movements as we age or recover from a prolonged illness where movement has been restricted. During one such class I learnt that there was an imbalance on one side of my body. Strength training on this one side was in order. Just remember when you first board the ship not to let the elegance and grandeur overwhelm you so that you forget there is some measure of organizational skill needed to tap in to the ship’s extensive activities and spa offerings.
Spa Open House
On the first day before sailing there is an open house and tour held at the Spa. Spa services may be arranged in advance of sailing (up to 21 days) or once sailing has begun. Read the “Today’s Activities” schedule delivered to your stateroom each day for important information on the ship’s activities. This piece of information is invaluable. Keep it with you as you travel about the ship just in case you have a change of heart and find yourself wanting to use the putting and driving ranges, and golf simulator on a whim and find yourself instead near one of the many fabulous pools.
In addition to the SpaClub® indoor pool, there are four outside pools one with a retractable glass roof. Healthy choices on the Queen Mary 2 Cunard ocean liner.
http://www.cunard.com/About-Cunard-Line/News-Room/Cunard-News/?art=8421 Say “I Do” to a wedding at sea on Cunard!
http://www.cunard.com/Ships/Queen-Mary-2/Dining/ Chef Todd English
Here is how to pre-reserve your Queen Mary 2 Canyon Ranch SpaClub® services. Appointments may be made between 60 days and 7 days prior to sailing; if less than 7 days, bookings need to be made on board.
You can download the SpaClub Guide to Services above, or email or call us (contact details below), and we will be happy to send you a Guide to Services by email or in the post.
To book your Canyon Ranch SpaClub® services, please call Reservations:
US: Toll-free 866.860.4662.
Worldwide: Call collect/reverse charges: +1.702.414.3600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This email is for questions only. To make an appointment please call the toll free number.
Award-winning Canyon Ranch – with its family of destination health resorts, hotel, wellness communities and SpaClubs – has been the acknowledged world leader in healthy living expertise and a haven of luxury, comfort and warmth for 30 years. Experience the profound pleasures of Canyon Ranch in a spectacular setting – on board Cunard’s storied flagship. Enhance your voyage with a Passport to our inspiring health and fitness oasis and with services, presentations and exercise classes that enhance resilience, restore serenity and feel fantastic.
For more information about Canyon Ranch, visit www.canyonranch.com
Be My Valentine! At The Ritz London (150 Piccadilly)
Transatlantic crossing with Cunard Line, New York City to Southampton, England. Then take a cab to The Ritz London! For those of you looking to create a romantic experience that is unsurpassed then look no further than ‘A Ritz Rendezvous’. This residential package has been created with romantics in mind and offers you and your significant other the opportunity to disappear into the stylish glamour of The Ritz. Guests can enjoy a night in the plush comfort of a room and will arrive to a chilled bottle of Ritz Rosé Champagne as well as a little romantic gift courtesy of The Ritz. Dress to impress for an unforgettable dining experience in The Ritz Restaurant before retiring to the seclusion of your own room where you can revel in conspicuous comfort that will have you longing for every day to be Valentine’s Day. With rates from £840.00 including VAT for two people sharing, please call +44 (0)20 7300 2222 for further information.
The Ritz Restaurant Valentine’s Day dinner dance: four-course meal of delectable seasonal delights complete with a glass of Ritz Rosé Champagne. The Ritz Restaurant Valentine’s Day dinner dance is available on 14th February 2013 and costs £195 per person. For more information or to make a booking, please telephone: +44 (0)20 7300 2370.
Valentine’s Afternoon Tea at The Ritz London in the Palm Court is served with a glass of Ritz Rosé Champagne and set to the soundtrack of our famous pianist’s repertoire of romantic tunes. Available from 14th – 17th February 2013 and costs £59 per person. For more information or to make a booking, please click here or telephone: +44 (0)20 7300 2345.