TUCSON, Ariz. -- Canyon Ranch plans to build the first floating
destination spas with a new division called Canyon Ranch at Sea.
Agreements have been signed with Societa Exercizio Cantieri
shipyard in Viareggio, Italy, to build two vessels, Quest I and
The line of cruise ships are designed to be "floating health
resorts at sea," according to a Canyon Ranch spokeswoman.
Plans call for the ships to sail a worldwide itinerary beginning
The vessels will each carry 320 guests in 180 cabins.
Passengers will have access to a 54,000-square-foot spa, a
fitness and wellness facility, equipped with fitness and movement
therapy studios; gyms; more than 35 massage, skin care and body
treatment rooms; a jogging track; a rock-climbing wall; pools;
locker rooms, and wellness offices.
The ships also will feature a theater, a library, boutiques,
meeting rooms, a cyber cafe and a full-service business center in
addition to dining rooms serving spa cuisine.
Headquarters for Canyon Ranch at Sea will be in Tucson, Ariz.,
with operational offices in Florida and Athens.