After three years of on-and-off lockdowns and forced staycations, we are ready to travel. But the pandemic shifted the way we look at vacationing. In addition to placing a tremendous focus on physical health, the last three years have also garnered significant attention to our mental well-being.
A recent report by the Global Wellness Institute indicates that the wellness travel sector is expected to grow to $919 billion by 2022 from $735.8 just two years prior.
Vacations are no longer an excuse to eat poorly, drink too much, and return to life more drained than when we left. Wellness programs, such as those offered by luxury cruise Seabourn, integrate physical, social, environmental, and spiritual well-being for a restful vacation, unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Both Seabourn Venture and sister ship Seabourn Pursuit are designed with the ultra-luxury expedition traveler in mind.
So, what are the most exciting features of a wellness getaway with Seabourn?
Aboard the Ship
Seabourn’s ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship is a sight to behold. The beautifully-equipped ships feature delectable dining options, rivaling the finest restaurants worldwide. A knowledgeable, world-class 26-person expedition team of scientists, scholars, naturalists and more, providing in-depth insights into the history, ecology, and culture of the destinations the ships will visit. Breath-taking installations such as the Constellation Lounge feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls and stunning 270-degree, outward-facing views.
A wellness vacation aboard a luxury cruise would not be complete without a full-service spa. The onboard spa Seabourn balances serenity with innovative spa, salon, and fitness services for the ultimate relaxing experience. Guests can surrender to an elevated state of peace and tranquility, ground-breaking facial treatments that combine technology and ancient healing techniques, holistic massages such as aroma stone therapy, and more.
Sauna over the Sea
The sauna aboard the Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit is the most impressive new feature of the expedition ships. The design is unique to any cruise ship and invites guests into serenity and relaxation. The sauna features floor-to-ceiling windows for the ultimate view of the world as guests surrender their stress and worries and welcome the ultimate form of relaxation.
Mindful Living Programs
As part of the Spa & Wellness service, this unique approach to wellness vacation is designed in partnership with Dr. Andrew Weil, a world-renowned leader, and pioneer in integrative medicine. The program includes perks such as Mindful Living Coaches certified in yoga and meditation practices, positive affirmations and mantras, and body alignment sessions. Seabourn’s spa program also offers innovative and unique treatments such as an Amethyst Crystal Sound Bath Healing Treatment, detoxifying therapies, acupuncture, and more.
A vacation is not a vacation unless there’s time to explore. The Seabourn ships are designed for the explorer in all of us, including a 26-person expert expedition team whose role is to engage guests and offer their expertise along the way. One exciting new feature is Seabourn’s Luxurious New Expedition Submarines. The custom-built underwater craft will take guests on a voyage to unforgettable views under the sea. And the destinations? Guests will explore the landscapes of Greenland, Iceland, and Norway amongst other destinations with an opportunity to retrace the path of the Vikings and the inside passage of the Norwegian fjords. Following the launch of Seabourn Venture in July 2022, the ship will journey through some of the most remote areas of the world, with its sister ship joining the fleet in 2023.
Wellness travel aboard the Seabourn ships takes the concept of relaxing to a whole new level. What once was just an escape from everyday life, traveling has now become an opportunity to reconnect with ourselves and return to our daily lives in an improved state of mind, body, and soul. Seabourn Venture is slated for delivery in 2022 with its sister ship Seabourn Pursuit scheduled for delivery in 2023.