Saturday – Total Relaxation (or, Chilling Out in the Spa, Not the North Atlantic)
The spa options on the QM2 seem nearly endless and can meet the needs of the most discerning cruise travelers. Today’s goal: to be pampered, and the acclaimed Canyon Ranch SpaClub did not disappoint us. This 20,000 square-foot facility features a range of spa options from traditional massages and facials to more exotic acupuncture and seaweed-wrap treatments. Guests can also enjoy special treatments for stress relief, anti-aging, and disease prevention.
I opted for a massage and fell into a blissful sleep halfway through the experience. After that, it was time for the thalassotherapy pool- in essence, a giant whirlpool bath complete with “deluge” waterfall (just like it sounds) and hot tub. We visited the thermal suite with herbal and Finnish saunas and decompressed further in the aromatic steam room. Ah, the relaxation- was I dozing, or was that really Prime Minister Tony Blair sitting next to me?