If you have never been to a spa, a cruise is a great place to enjoy this relaxing, stress removing and rejuvenating experience. Many of the cruises today feature spa facilities that rival those found at well-known spa resorts ashore.
When you are sailing, floating on water, surrounded by nothing more than serene ocean waves, it is hard to imagine that one could ever be anymore relaxed. But if you head over to your cruise ships spa facilities you are sure to be welcomed with a smile and leave feeling ten times better.
Of course every spa is different, varying from unique treatments to the traditional favorites. This is no different when planning on going to a spa facility on a cruise. So we set out to do our research of some of the top spas around! Whether you want to live and breathe the spa life on your next cruise, or simply want a lovely place to relax for a couple of hours. Here we will guide you on the journey of finding the cruise and the spa right for you!
Featured on Celebrity’s newest shops, this is a superb complex which extends beyond the physical spa to include the AquaClass spa cabins, Café and Blu (two dining venues dedicated to healthy eating). This offers the choice to have a spa-focused getaway on-board one of these cruise ships, by being able to eat, sleep, and relax in spa-associated locales. The AquaSpa cabins come with spa-oriented bath products and multi-headed spa shower, upgraded linens and a choice form the chose-your-own-pillow menu, just to ensure that you feel relaxed throughout your stay. There will also be complimentary bottled water and flavoured iced tea. You will also have complementary use of the AquaSpa relaxation room and Persia garden steam room. The spa itself offers new twist on traditional favourites, with unique additions such as Medi-Spa far like Botox and a ‘lash and brow bar’. The spa’s Solarium is the most gorgeous at sea, ad has two pools and whirlpools, glass ceilings and water shows. There is also a fully stocked and staffed gym.
Seabourn’s The Spa at Seabourn
Found on Seabourn Odyssey, Sojourn and Quest, the sprawling two-deck high spa facility is surprisingly large and offers everything you would imagine. There are Spa Villas, featuring an oversized bathtub, balcony, living area and day bed, each two and a half hour session in the private villas will also include a spa treatment.
The Spa at Seabourn offers an impressive hydrotherapy pool, a thermal suite with two herbal saunas and a relaxation room with heated loungers. There is also a quiet deck area so you can relax with a view. The spacious fitness room is a step up from the gyms you would normally expect on smaller cruise shops, with a yoga room with a Kinesis Wall and a screened-off area for a Thai floor massage. There is one downfall on this luxurious small ship spa, and that is the overly high prices.
Costa’s Samsara Spa
This is the first-ever ‘destination spa’ at sea for Costa cruises’ and revolutionized the industry that it is possible to travel healthfully on a cruise ship. The concept of the complete spa package is now found on several of its ships, this includes specially designed cabins, meals in its Spa Ristorante and free access to all thermal suites, this all in addition to plenty of opportunities for spa treatments. This two level Samara Spa sports an Asian-inspired design, with bonsai trees, dragons, teak Buddha’s. There are treatments for mean and couples if requested, and a Japanese tea ritual and the end of each spa visit. Not only is there a magnificent spa on these Costa ships but also a large gym and fitness area. The spa restaurant is on deck 3 not near the spa itself, but offers menus for the healthful.
Sit back, and relax, get ready to be pampered at sea. Who knows you may even disembark from your cruise feeling like a new you.