New Spa on Silversea?

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Joined Apr 2006
Two days ago, I went to the "My Voyages" part of the Silversea site to check out the spa treatments offered for my upcoming cruise. When I returned this morning to reserve, a message from SS said:

With the rollout of the new Spa at Silversea, we are currently working to enhance our online spa reservation system. During this time, online spa bookings will be unavailable. We ask that you please consult the Spa Manager once onboard for appointments.

Would anyone know what "the rollout of the new Spa" means? Also, does anyone have insights on the treatments offered (by the old spa, I guess)--what's a must have, etc.? How big is the spa? Does the all-inclusive policy include spa tips? How many massage therapists are there?

Thank you.
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(Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- March 27, 2007) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises today announced it is launching a new spa concept throughout its four-ship fleet, starting with Silver Shadow. The new spa brand, known as The Spa at Silversea, will replace the line's existing Mandara Spas and feature new treatments and ceremonies designed to offer a more personalized and holistic spa experience that focuses on the guest's individual needs and lifestyle.
Recently unveiled aboard Silver Shadow's World Cruise, The Spa displays a stylish and welcoming ambience with a refurbished décor of new artwork and contemporary furnishings set in an elegant color palette of pure white and silver with subtle hints of color dispersed throughout the facility. The new spa concept will be implemented aboard Silver Wind in July, and will be expanded to the line's other two ships, Silver Cloud and Silver Whisper, in the following months.
"This is a further step in the evolution of our comprehensive Wellness Program, which we introduced across our fleet last year," said Erling Frydenberg, Silversea's chief operations officer. "Being able to maintain a healthy lifestyle away from home is becoming increasingly important to today's affluent traveler and we want to ensure our guests have access to a spa, beauty and fitness center that caters to their personal needs with an exclusive selection of innovative treatments and state-of-the-art spa technology."
In conjunction with the new spa concept, Silver Shadow now offers a cutting-edge body age assessment technology that tests body fat, cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility to see how the guest's body age compares with his or her actual chronological age. Based on the results, The Spa's personal trainers can design an accurate lifestyle program for the guest and recommend an onboard fitness regimen complemented by delicious gourmet dining options developed specifically for the Wellness Program.
Among the enhanced spa treatments and services is a new selection of specialized Wellness Ceremonies designed to address specific concerns such as aging skin, cellulite, arthritis, poor circulation, sore muscles and more, while other ceremonies are ideal for those who just want to escape into a relaxing sanctuary.
With spa industry research indicating steady growth in the appeal of spa therapies for men, The Spa has incorporated specialty grooming services, including facials and barbering services. For the man who wants more, The Spa at Silversea also offers a new ceremony that involves a half day of pampering for the face and body.
Plus, couples can now enjoy a ceremony designed exclusively for them. Highlights include an in-suite massage and calming bathing ritual of choice.
Whether guests are looking to relax, detox or rejuvenate, The Spa's beauty and massage therapists are professionally trained in the very latest techniques and offer a myriad of treatments and services to address each guest's personal needs. Highlighting many of the treatments are Elemis aromatherapy products, featuring essential oils and plant extracts of unsurpassed therapeutic value. And Silver Shadow is the first cruise ship to offer the acclaimed Elemis Visible Brilliance Facial. Independently tested and shown to offer substantial results, this anti-aging, face and eye treatment is reported to firm, rejuvenate and plump up the skin, while reducing dark circles from around the eye contour -- after just one treatment.
The Spa at Silversea also features dry and steam saunas, a beauty and hair salon, and a sizable fitness center and aerobics studio equipped with circuit weights, state-of-the-art treadmills, cardiovascular training equipment, stair climbers, rowing machines, stationary bicycles, fit balls, step blocks and yoga mats.
This comprehensive fitness regimen, which includes popular workout programs such as aerobics (including aqua and step), Pilates, circuit training, and yoga, is perfectly paired with a daily collection of light and low-carb menu selections designed by Silversea's master chefs.
A typical day might include a sunrise Chi walk and yoga class followed by a late-morning seminar on nutrition, exploring the pros and cons of popular diets. The afternoon might offer a seminar on healthy backs and abs, followed by a workout with circuit weights. Guests could wind down their day with exercises to stretch and relax their bodies, under the careful guidance of their professional fitness instructor. And what better way to reward oneself for such good behavior then by indulging in an exotic coconut rub and body wrap, or a soothing scalp and face massage, or maybe even a relaxing Elemis Deep Tissue Muscle Massage? These are just some of the many therapeutic options available to create a complete wellness lifestyle for Silversea guests.
The new spa is operated by Steiner Leisure Limited, a leading provider of spa services.
All organized group fitness classes and seminars are complimentary. Personalized, one-on-one training programs and spa therapies are offered at an additional charge.
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I wonder if they will change the manicure and pedicure. I did not like leaning over that brass bowl for an hour no matter how luxurious that rose water felt.
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It isn't all that terrific...oh well, so much for the laughs and chuckles, and not complaining, from the last thread! The "pedicure chair" does not resemble any other I have seen. On the Shadow they had to create a platform for it since the young ladies got too sore sitting on the floor to do pedicures! They could not even sit on a stool. The new furniture in the waiting area is too big, too deep in the seats, too white and not comfortable. Progress???
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Thanks for this feedback.

Would I be correct in deducing from these comments that the Silversea spa operation is sort of . . . for lack of a better word . . . bogus?
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No, I wouldn't say that. The treatment rooms are nice and the therapists are legit. The beauty salon room is fine for haircuts and manicures. They just do not have what I consider "legit" pedicure chair.
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Still the jokester!

I don't like to be sold one thing when I am trying to enjoy another. If they want to sell me, they need to do it before or after, not during.
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