Cruise ship spas have come a long way in recent years. It used to be that massages and facials were the typical vacation-at-sea pampering treatments, but no more. On today’s cruise ships spa treatments have vastly expanded to include everything from acupuncture to teeth whitening to Botox. And more specialty treatments continue to be added to spa menus. This week both Crystal Cruises and MSC Cruises announced they will begin offering wrinkle treatments and dermal filler treatments.
Crystal says its new Medi-Spa Cosmetic Treatments can be booked prior to sailing or onboard, and are performed by licensed medical doctors. Target Wrinkle Treatments, it says, softens frown and forehead lines and crow’s feet, with visible results within days. Its Dermal Filler Treatment “restores youthful contours on the lower face, focusing on smile, lip and marionette lines,” and its Thermage® CPT uses radio frequency to improve the appearance of loose or sagging skin on the face, neck and abdominal region.
“One of the perks of vacation – other than the memorable experiences one enjoys – is the revitalized and rested look that comes after a week or more of pampering and relaxation,” says Crystal President and CEO Edie Rodriguez. “Along with the indulgent luxuries that our guests enjoy aboard our ships, these services take that rejuvenation to the next level, helping travelers look as refreshed as they feel following a Crystal cruise.”
Crystal also has partnered with Italian luxury brand ETRO to provide in-cabin amenities such as bathrobes and slippers, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, bath salts and other toiletries. The ETRO luxury amenities will be available beginning on Crystal Symphony’s Aug. 16 Baltic sailing and Crystal Serenity’s Aug. 20 Mediterranean and Western Europe voyage.
At MSC Cruises, its Aurea Spas will add targeted wrinkle treatments with Botulinum and dermal filler treatments with hyaluronic acid. The Balinese-themed spa offers a wide array of beauty treatments for men and women. Its ships also have fitness centers, personal trainers and yoga instructors.
Crystal Cruises is a luxury line operating two ships; MSC Cruises has 12 ships. Both lines offer worldwide itineraries.