Crystal Cruises reveals redesigned spa concept Aurora as it returns to operations

Crystal has announced Aurōra, a redesigned spa concept onboard the Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, ahead of its return to service following the demise of its parent company Genting Hong Kong.

Inspired by sunrise, the new design was a result of a collaboration between Crystal and Tillberg Design of Sweden. The reimagined spa area will offer signature treatments led by expert therapists.

With the use of light-bright neutral colors, an illuminated fiber optic starlight ceiling, and organic materials such as Selenite, a natural salt crystal and silk brushed slate stone, the ambiance of the new concept offers guests an oasis ideal for rediscovering their natural shine and radiance.

Aurora Spa

“We cannot wait for our guests to experience the all-new Aurōra and wellness offerings onboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity,” said Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations Bernie Leypold. “Our partners at Tillberg Design of Sweden have created gorgeous spaces reflective of energy, light and balance to help our guests truly embrace their most extraordinary self at sea.”

The area features neutral colors, an illuminated fiber optic starlight ceiling, organic materials and a natural salt crystal and slate stone. Crystal will offer treatments through exclusive partnerships with British skincare brand ELEMIS and beauty experts Kérastase.

Featured treatments include LED and Cryo Facial Experience and Biotec 2.0 The Ultimate Facial as well as massage treatments such as the Aurōra Stone Signature Massage and The Chariot of Light.

Crystal Serenity will feature 12 treatment rooms and Crystal Symphony 10 treatment rooms, with male and female steam rooms, saunas and a relaxation room on both ships. At the Salon, beauty specialists will offer an ultra-personalized service with expertly trained onboard stylists who will help guests analyze the condition of their hair, allowing for targeted recommendations for treatments and at-home care options.

Additionally, nail and make-up treatments for both men and women will be available. Aurōra’s holistic approach to wellness also features fitness offerings that nourish both the body and mind.

“We are delighted to rejoin Crystal as their partner in its all-new wellness and beauty journey. For more than 20 years, we have been providing onboard guests with innovative spa, fitness and wellness services and believe Aurōra will elevate the spa experience by enhancing the well-being of their guests,” said Leonard Fluxman, executive chairman and CEO of OneSpaWorld.

Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony

Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony are currently undergoing extensive refurbishments in Trieste, Italy. When the ships debut, enhancements will include larger, updated suites with artisanal finishes, refreshed specialty dining venues and cutting-edge onboard wellness. Guests will also find a new pickleball court and re-energized entertainment and events.

Crystal Cruises ceased operations in 2021 when its parent company Genting went bankrupt, but in 2022 it was acquired by A&K Travel Group.

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