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Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson) has teamed up with destination spa group Champneys to introduce a state-of-the-art facility on Marella Explorer when she launches next spring.
Passengers will be able to indulge in facials, body wraps, massages, manicures and acupuncture and enjoy a salon, wellness centre and relaxation room with panoramic views.
Marella’s Helen Caron said: “We’re proud to be known for the friendliest service at sea and Champneys’ world-class service really mirrors this.’’ Explorer will homeport in Palma, Majorca, from May. tui.co.uk/cruise
Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Astor has donated supplies to earthquake and hurricane-damaged Mexico. She sailed from Tilbury on October 15 and dropped off nine pallets of water, food and supplies at Acapulco. cruiseandmaritime.com