RSSC Overhauls Spas Throughout Fleet

December 11, 2003

In an interesting consolidation of spa operations, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, one of the few lines to outsource its spas from several different companies throughout its fleet, will now use just one.

Carita of Paris, which has been offering a genuinely unique spa experience for passengers on RSSC's Paul Gauguin, which sails in Polynesian waters, gets the nod. Carita of Paris will be introduced to Seven Seas Voyager (December 20), Navigator (December 18) and Mariner (December 15) this month. Those ships had been using Judith Jackson spas, a Connecticut-based company.

Radisson Diamond, which has been contracted with U.K.-based Steiner will launch Carita of Paris in March.

Beyond the fact that Radisson Seven Seas is the only line to contract with Carita of Paris -- a nice distinction that sets it apart from just about every other cruise line, which either operates a Steiner or owned-by-Steiner Mandara Spa -- Carita of Paris offers some exotic treatments.

Available treatments onboard RSSC ships include massage (anti-stress ortherapeutic), thalassotherapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, stone therapy, body wraps, facials; steam room and beauty treatments will also be available. The Carita Spas also include beauty salons.

The spa was founded by two sisters in Paris in 1950.