NASSAU, The Bahamas, Dec 10, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Steiner Leisure Limited today announced that it has entered into an amendment to its agreement with Carnival Cruise Lines under which Steiner will be the exclusive provider of all spa and salon products and services on Carnival’s new “Splendor” and “Dream” class ships during the agreement term.
The “Carnival Splendor” represents the debut of the “Cloud 9” spa concept, offering an unprecedented level of luxury to Carnival guests with amenities including thermal suites with heat therapy chambers, mud lounges, hydrotherapy pools, nail bars, and deluxe, all-inclusive couples’ suites, each with a private bathroom and Jacuzzi. Among other new treatments are the Bamboo Massage and the Elemis Oxydermy Facial. For the first time on Carnival vessels, the “Carnival Splendor” offers private spa suites designed especially for spa-loving guests, with spa amenities and Elemis products in each cabin and direct access to the spa and fitness decks.
Leonard Fluxman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Steiner Leisure, said, “We have enjoyed a longstanding and mutually rewarding relationship with the highly respected Carnival brand. The “Carnival Splendor” is the largest and most innovative Carnival ship built to date and we are thrilled to offer our beautiful and state-of-the-art two-level spa and fitness facility to Carnival’s guests. We also look forward to the introduction of the “Dream” class ships, which promise to truly be in a category of their own.”
Steiner Leisure Limited is a worldwide provider of spa services. The Company’s operations include spas and salons on 132 cruise ships, and in 48 resort spas and two luxury day spas. Our cruise line and land-based resort customers include Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Harrah’s Entertainment, Hilton Hotels, Holland America Line, Kerzner International, Marriott Hotels, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Seabourn Cruise Lines. Our Elemis Limited subsidiary manufactures its Elemis(r) brand products for use in our cruise ship and land-based spas. This top quality European line of beauty products is also distributed worldwide to exclusive hotels, salons, health clubs, department stores and destination spas. Elemis, as well as other Steiner products, including La Therapie(r), Ionithermie, and Steiner Hair Care, are available at www.timetospa.com.
Steiner Leisure owns and operates five post secondary schools (comprised of a total of 17 campuses) located in Miami, Orlando, Pompano Beach and Sarasota, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; Charlottesville, Virginia; York, Pennsylvania; Salt Lake City and Lindon, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Tempe and Phoenix, Arizona; Westminster and Aurora, Colorado; and Groton, Newington and Westport, Connecticut. Offering degree and non-degree programs in massage therapy and, in some cases, skin care, these schools train and qualify spa professionals for health and beauty positions within the Steiner family of companies or other industry entities.
Our statements with respect to the proposed introduction of the Carnival “Dream” class ships may be deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements do not guarantee the completion of the “Dream” class ships on a timely basis or otherwise, since known and unknown risks and other factors may preclude results that match these statements. Such risks and factors include uncertainties beyond our control that could adversely affect the timely completion of spa facilities such as on board the Carnival “Dream” class ships, or the ships themselves, including, among other things, our lack of control over the construction of the ships, and possible weather-related delays. Other risks are described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2007. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any of such forward-looking statements.
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SOURCE: Steiner Leisure Limited