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The internationally renowned MSC Aurea Spa, a 1,700-square metreoriental paradise with superb sea views and exotic modern décor combining natural stones, wood and rich mosaics, will be taken to exclusive new heights on board MSC Cruises’ latest flagship MSC Preziosa.

Inspired by the name MSC Preziosa, the theme of preciousness infuses every detail of the ship’s design, from her 18 decks named after precious stones right down to the exclusive new wellness and beauty treatments available in the MSC Aurea Spa.

When MSC Preziosa sets sail on 23 March 2013 after her star-studded christening ceremony in Genoa, Italy, travellers on board can enjoy an entirely original range of signature treatments inspired by precious minerals, the first of many exciting new spa features exclusive to MSC’s new flagship to be unveiled. 

Precious facial treatments

The first sophisticated facial treatment on offer is a hematite-based Preziosa anti-age facial, which includes cleansing, exfoliation, a facial mask and the use of hematite cream to stimulate the production of collagen, known to have a plumping, wrinkle-filling effect.

Also available is the rodochrosite-basedPreziosa purifying and anti-stress facial, a treatment created for its purification capacities and for relieving anxiety, which involves cleansing, exfoliation, a facial mask and the use of rodochrosite cream.

Precious body treatments

MSC Preziosa’s mineral-based body treatments are perfect for combatting cellulite and leaving the skin soft and bright. Treatments available include 30-minute Aroma Balneo "cell & relax”,  a salt clay whirlpool bath made from sea salt grains, vegetable extracts, active ingredients and essential oils, and 60-minute Ultimate "dry & wet" aroma cell, a firming, moisturizing and protective clay body mask.

MSC travellers can also counteract the adverse effects of sun, sand and sea with Preziosa body protection and anti-aging,based on the mineral malachite.  Known for its protective and anti-aging capacities, this malachite based treatment includes a body scrub, body mask, and malachite cream massage. The 60-minute treatment provides the skin with wonderful protection against pollution and is particularly recommended in cases of exposure to sun and salt.

This fabulous precious mineral menu is only one of a whole range of exciting new wellness and beauty features exclusive to MSC Preziosa. Stay tuned to to learn more about the precious moments of pure relaxation to be enjoyed on the latest addition to the MSC Cruises’ fleet.

About MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises is the market leading cruise company in the Mediterranean , South Africa and Brazil and operates across the globe. MSC Cruises sails throughout the year in the Mediterranean and offers a wide range of seasonal itineraries in Northern Europe , the Atlantic Ocean , the Caribbean , the French Antilles , South America , South and West Africa and The Arabian Peninsula . Its modern fleet comprises eleven ships: Fantasia-class MSC Divina , MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia ; Musica-class MSC Magnifica , MSC Poesia , MSC Orchestra , and MSC Musica ; Lirica-class MSC Sinfonia , MSC Armonia , MSC Opera and MSC Lirica . In 2013 the fleet will once again increase in size with the addition of MSC Preziosa , who will be christened in March. MSC Cruises is the only company in the world to receive the "6 Golden Pearls" award from the Bureau Veritas in recognition of its high level of quality management and environmental responsibility. MSC has also achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification for the quality and food safety of all aspects of its catering, both on shore and on board. MSC Cruises believes that global leadership brings increased responsibility towards the physical and human environments in which it operates. As such, a long term partnership with UNICEF was undertaken in 2009 to fund a community project aimed at providing disadvantaged children in Brazil with a quality education. To date, MSC Cruises has raised over two million euros for the initiative.


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