The spas aboard today’s cruise ships have evolved into facilities that rival even their finest counterparts on land, and are evaluated with very high expectations. That makes Silversea’s latest award all the more significant: the Spa aboard Silversea’s Silver Spirit was chosen by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler as the top spa at sea in the magazine’s 2012 Spa Poll.Not only that, but the Silver Spirit was the only ship to score a perfect 100 for its treatments.
The line is understandably pleased with such an honor: “We are delighted to receive this accolade,” said Ellen Bettridge, Silversea’s president of the Americas. “The Spa aboard Silver Spirit was designed to be the ultimate retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation. This award is validation that we are succeeding in providing a spa experience of unsurpassed quality, and one that we hope will foster a truly holistic sense of balance and well-being for our guests.”
The spa’s winning features include a facility that encompasses 8,300 square feet, with floor-to-ceiling windows, nine treatment rooms, indoor/outdoor relaxation areas, and an outdoor whirlpool. Treatments include restorative therapies such as facials, body wraps, massages and acupuncture.
The spa also includes an exclusive ceramic-tiled Thermal Suite furnished with heated lounge chairs. With its connecting private Hammam (Turkish bath) Chamber, it serves as the setting for the Private Hammam Experience, one of several unique Silver Spirit treatments.
Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 Spa Poll results were derived from its 2011 Readers’ Choice survey. Spas were rated excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor on three criteria: Spa Facilities, Spa Staff, and Spa Treatments. It is operated by Steiner Leisure Limited, a leading provider of spa services.