Otium dedicated to optimum wellness
By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva
Passengers sailing on Silversea’s Silver Dawn in spring 2022 are in for a extra big treat–the debut of the Otium spa– a bacchanal of well being. The name derives from ancient Rome where Otium meant pe ure pleasure. It’s the opposite of negotium, the nonexistence of pleasure, And all about taking time outs for leisure, in which to bathed, talk, sing, theorize, eat, drink and relax.
According to Silversea, Otium’s goal is to encourage balance between indulgence, pampering, and pleasure over sacrifice and delayed gratification. Its premise is that wellness should be a natural, enjoyable part of the day. That living well and being healthy are not mutually exclusive.
The new wellness program incorporates a sleeping experience that starts with fine Egyptian cotton linens from Italy. It continues with a special mattress and pillow menu and an ultimate bathing experience. This includes soothing candlelit bathing followed by servings of caviar, truffles and Champagne. All enjoyed with a musical background and cushy Otium robes.
Food for the body and soul
Food is a big part of Otium with offerings of caviar and Champagne on demand. Along with that comes room service comfort food menus and other culinary delights.
Silver Dawn’s spa features the gamut of salubrious treatments plus thermal areas and more Champagne.