Top 5 At-Sea Spa Experiences


Rest, relaxation and pampering to die for. For some cruisers, the spa experience is an integral part of the at-sea experience. Today, cruise ships boast state of the art wellness facilities that rival the likes of five star hotels and purpose built health retreats. While some lines offer spas as a facility, others have reimagined their venues as exclusive ‘destination’ style experiences complete with personalised appointments, themed cuisine and bespoke package offerings. Basically, there’s something for everyone!

Want to know more? Here’s our pick of the crème de la crème of cruise ship spas…

Celebrity’s Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea

Inspired by the world famous standalone retreats in Arizona and Massachusetts, Canyon Ranch elevates the concept of at-sea spas to a whole new level. Think 20 exclusively developed facial and body treatments, the stunning glass walled Solarium retreat and the Persian Garden sauna and steam room. Celebrity complements its boutique spa offerings with exclusive AquaClass spa cabins, as well as lean, green, health oriented dining venues such as the AquaSpa Cafe and Blu. Find the incredible Canyon Ranch experience on Celebrity Solstice, Equinox, Eclipse, Silhouette and Reflection.


Royal Caribbean’s Vitality@Sea

With a host of Medi-Spa offerings and holistic Steiner Leisure treatments, Royal Caribbean makes pampering efficient, affordable and luxurious. It may not be the most extravagant of facilities, but the overall selection is fabulous.  Plus, the state of the art fitness centre featuring next generation Technogym workout technology is a not to be missed extra for gym bunnies.

Seabourn’s The Spa at Seabourn

Spread across two decks, this stunning spa facility is peppered with decadence. We’re talking Kinesis walls, Finnish saunas, private Spa Villas, hydrotherapy pools, herbal saunas, boutique fitness rooms, private open-air deck and even a designated Thai floor massage space.

Crystal’s Crystal Spa and Salon

Tranquil and exclusive, Crystal invites guests to unwind in a purpose built retreat featuring a sprawling canopied teak sun deck, oasis style dry float bed suite, feng shui inspired spas and an impressive range of specialised treatments.


Norwegian Cruise Line’s Mandara Spa®

The highlight of Norwegian’s spa instalment is its ultra-indulgent Thermal Suite, an invigorating heat and water therapy experience coupled with magnificent ocean views. The unique Salt Room grotto is a haven of body cleansing salt crystals (exclusive to Breakaway Class ships) while gents will love the ‘Mens Grooming’ range that will have them looking dapper and Captain’s Table ready.

Indulge in a Pampering Session at Sea

Ready to indulge in a well-deserved pampering session? Chat to our Cruise 1st team today about incredible deals on spa inspired packages from Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Seabourn and more. For more information, call our cruise specialists today on 0808 2746 777.

Top 5 At-Sea Spa Experiences
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Want to know more? Here’s our pick of the crème de la crème of cruise ship spas…

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