By Staff Writer
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has revealed details of the spa and fitness facilities that will be onboard the cruise line’s three new expedition ships. HANSEATIC nature, HANSEATIC inspiration – the company’s international expedition ship – and HANSEATIC spirit will all feature a ‘wellness deck’ on Deck 8 with an extensive Ocean Spa conveying the company’s wellness philosophy, “Inspired by nature”.
The 235-metres spa will focus on nature in everything from the ingredients used in treatments to the design of the treatment rooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows will give guests access to a spectacular, constantly changing landscape, which in turn will be reflected by the colours, tones and shapes used in each space. The spa will feature an outdoor area for relaxing, a Finnish sauna, a steam sauna, hydrotherapy shower and ice fountain as well as a hairdressing salon.
When it comes to treatments, the spa will only utilise sustainable products incorporating natural ingredients produced by Vinoble, Hyapur, John Masters Organics and Nailberry. The “Inspired by nature” philosophy will also be mirrored in the vegan formulas and the use of local produce, with no chemical or synthetics added to any products.
Next door to Ocean Spa will be a 100 metre-squared fitness area featuring state-of-the-art equipment and a fitness studio with a glass front which can be fully opened out on to its own outdoor area. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows throughout ensure nature is always on display while cruising through the icy scenery of the polar regions or the warmer waters of the Amazon.
A fitness trainer is also on hand on each ship for personal training classes, pilates and Antarctic sun salutation sessions. The sports facilities on board are based on the three pillars of relaxation, balance and strength.
Continuing on past the fitness area guests will find the spacious Sun Deck with the pool area covering about 630 m2 and a flexible canopy ensuring the area can be used come rain, show or shine.
HANSEATIC nature will be the first of the three, new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ expedition ships to set sail on its maiden cruise on 13 April 2019, and will be aimed exclusively at the German-speaking market. In October it will be followed by the launch of its international, bilingual sister ship, the HANSEATIC inspiration and then by the HANSEATIC spirit in 2021, which will also be aimed exclusively at the German-speaking market.
These small, first-class expedition ships will feature cutting-edge technology and the highest ice class for passenger ships (PC6). They can accommodate up to 230 guests, or 199 guests on Antarctic cruises.
Retractable glass balconies on the Sun Deck give guests the feeling of hovering directly above the water and guests can stand on the foredeck of the ship to be closer to the action – even closer than the captain.
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