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Feel Good at Four of the Best Spas at Sea

Feel Good at Four of the Best Spas at Sea

Cruise holidays provide the perfect time to indulge yourself and enjoy some well-earned treats, days exploring far-flung destinations or at sea, relaxing by the pool with an exotic cocktail or two and evenings savouring exquisite dining or marvelling at an incredible Broadway-style show. But to really get into a relaxed holiday mood, a visit to the ship’s spa is the perfect way to ensure any stresses just melt away. 

And with highly qualified spa experts at the ready and only the best in treatments and facilities, you can expect spas on cruise ships to be delivering the ultimate in luxury, offering a real treat to look forward to. Here’s a selection of some of the best:

Celebrity Cruises: The Spa

Celebrity Cruises have their luxury spa offering perfected. Created by highly respected leaders in wellness, every moment onboard has been considered for unrivalled restoration. Step into The Spa, a luxurious sanctuary with over 120 innovative, rejuvenating treatments.

Their SEA Thermal Suite offers eight nature-inspired therapeutic experiences while the aquatherapy environments of The Persian Garden ensure deep relaxation. Time to raise your endorphin levels? Try out one of their F45 fitness classes or a Peloton® cycling program before lying back on their sumptuous eXhale® bedding for an exquisite’s night’s rest.

Norwegian Cruise Line: Mandara Spa®

Recharge, revive and refresh in the soothing hands of the wellness professionals at the Mandara Spa®. Offering over 50 speciality treatments, from an Aroma Stone or Herbal Poultice massage to a Conditioning Hair and Scalp Ritual or an aromatherapy pedicure, you’ll feel more relaxed with every exhale. Choose from the cleansing crystals in the Salt Room, a herbal steam or sauna or a dip in the Vitality Pool to wonderfully reawaken the senses and energise you for the remainder of your holiday. 

Thermal Suites are available on all ships except the Joy, Sky, Spirit, Sun, and Pride of America.

A Salt Room is available on Breakaway, Getaway, Escape, Bliss and Encore.

MSC Cruises: Aurea Spa

Delight your senses as you step inside an MSC Aurea Spa, with rich interiors comprising natural stone, wood and intricate mosaics and scented aromatic oils filling the air; you’ll feel relaxed before even commencing one of the many exquisite treatments.

Book a traditional Balinese, hot stone or Himalayan salt massage, a soothing Finnish sauna, a visit to the snow grotto or an energising dip in the whirlpool. Or perhaps a session in their high-tech gym or with a personal trainer is what’s needed to restore your energy levels and leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Princess Cruises: Lotus Spa

On Princess Cruises, you’ll find everything needed for complete body and mind renewal. Visit The Enclave®, a thermal suite like no other, and relish in its spectacular hydro-therapy pool with cascading rain shower. The delicate herbal scents of the steam chamber in the Caldarium provide the perfect reinvigoration remedy, while the Laconium dry chamber supports uplifting detoxification of the body.

Or maybe you’ll be enticed by a salt or sugar scrub, specifically tailored to your skin type by the expert spa mixologists. Then for further soothing serenity, wander up to the top deck Sanctuary and enjoy an open-air massage as attentive steward service ensures your every need is met.

If a spa visit is your idea of heaven, enjoying one at sea will not disappoint. Cruise ships exceed in delivering the best in luxury and innovation across their wellness offerings. 

If you’d like help finding an option that suits you best, please speak to one of our specialist cruise consultants.

Due to Covid health and safety measures, please always check directly with the cruise provider if there are any limitations to their facilities.

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