NASSAU, The Bahamas, Jan. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steiner Leisure Limited (Nasdaq:STNR) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Carnival Australia to be the exclusive provider of spa, salon, fitness and lifestyle, acupuncture and Medispa services on board all Carnival Australia vessels. The agreement will continue until November 30, 2014. Leonard Fluxman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Steiner Leisure, said, "Steiner has worked with Carnival brands worldwide for many years. Now that the Australian cruise sector is expanding, we look forward to partaking in the continuing development of this niche of the vacation industry, as well as to enriching the travel experiences of cruise passengers to this area of the world with the opportunity to relax and luxuriate in our beautiful facilities and enjoy our rejuvenating services and products." Steiner Leisure Limited is a worldwide provider of spa services. The Company's operations include shipboard and land-based spas and salons. We provide our services on 151 cruise ships and at 70 land-based spas. Our land-based spas include resort spas, urban hotel spas and day spas and are operated under our Elemis®, Mandara®, Chavana®, Bliss® and Remede® brands. In addition, a total of 29 resort and hotel spas are operated under our brands by third parties pursuant to license agreements with the Company. Our cruise line and land-based resort customers include Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Harrah's Entertainment, Hilton Hotels, Holland America Line, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Kerzner International, Loews Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Nikko Hotels, Norwegian Cruise Line, Planet Hollywood, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Lines, Silversea Cruises, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, St. Regis Hotels, W Hotels and Westin Hotels and Resorts. Our award-winning Elemis, Bliss and Remede brands are used and sold in our cruise ship and/or land-based spas and are also distributed worldwide to exclusive hotels, salons, health clubs, department stores and destination spas. Our products are also available at www.timetospa.com and www.blissworld.com. Steiner Leisure also 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.
CONTACT: Steiner Leisure Limited Leonard I. Fluxman, President and Chief Executive Officer (305) 358-9002, ext. 215