Top 5 peace of mind cruise spas

relaxing on warm tile lounge chair

Cruise lines have invested millions of dollars in providing exceptional cruise spa facilities and treatments that rival even the best spas on land. Perfect for a relaxing day at sea, AARP members won’t want to miss the spas on these cruise lines whose offerings are best in class. 

5. Seabourn Cruises 

Cruise spa relaxation area on Seabourn Cruises

Source: Seabourn Cruises, The Spa onboard Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Cruises has partnered with Dr. Andrew Weil, renowned celebrity doctor and integrative medicine guru, to offer a spa experience focused on holistic mind and body treatments (there is a small daily fee for access to spa facilities). What does this mean for you? It means you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the onboard Mindful Living Program with a coach who is a certified yoga and meditation practitioner.  So be sure to check out the educational and inspiring orientations, seminars and classes during your voyage.

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4. Crystal Cruises 

Cruise spa ocean view treatment room

Source: Crystal Cruises, Ocean view treatment room in the Crystal Spa

The only Feng Shui-inspired spa at sea, the Crystal Spa onboard Crystal Cruises is designed with balance and harmony in mind. High on our list of spa experiences not to miss, you’ll find a serene setting with ocean views and an extensive selection of specialty services.  Acupuncture and Medi-spa treatments like wrinkle and dermal fillers are some of the services you can enjoy. The best part is that you can access these cruise spa facilities at no charge. 

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3. Princess Cruises 

Couple relaxing in adult-only lounge in The Sanctuary

Source: Princess Cruises, The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a much sought after adults-only oasis, providing an exclusive space for relaxation for a minimal fee. It also functions as the exclusive retreat of the Lotus Spa. With Serenity Stewards who are at your beck and call to serve healthy food and beverages or offer a chilled towel, you won’t have to move a muscle while you open that book you’ve been meaning to read. If it’s a spa treatment you’re after, the Lotus Spa will not disappoint. And if you’re up for having an al fresco massage, the Sanctuary has outdoor private cabanas for just that purpose. 

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2. Viking Ocean 

Interior of LivNordic cruise spa

Source: Viking Ocean Cruises, LivNordic Spa on Viking Sky

Viking is making waves in the ocean cruise industry by creating an expansive spa on Viking Sky.  The LivNordic Spa occupies the entire width of the ship toward the bow of Deck 1 and guest have free access its facilities. Also, it’s designed with the Scandinavian tradition of allowing your body to adjust to rapid hot and cold temperature changes. For heat, AARP members can choose between the hot spa tub, dry sauna or steam room; for cold, you can visit the sub-zero Snow Grotto, the cold plunge-pool, or a cold bucket splash on your body. Furthermore, once your treatment is done, you can relax on the heated tile lounge chairs that line the spa. 

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1. Regent Seven Seas 

Cruise spa reception area of Canyon Ranch spa

Source: Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Canyon Ranch spa onboard Regent Seven Seas Mariner

Included in your fare, this all-inclusive cruise line offers its guests free access to its world-famous Canyon Ranch spa. Stay in shape at the state-of-the-art fitness center, unwind with the signature Aquavana hydrothermal experience, enjoy the sauna, steam room, cold room, and plunge pools, or focus on wellness by attending an expert-led wellness presentation covering everything from aromatherapy to meditation.  

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These 5 spas get it right by offering a serene setting, fantastic amenities, and a variety of relaxing treatments.  Whether you want your next cruise vacation to be one of pure relaxation or more adventurous, choosing a ship with an exceptional spa can make all the difference when it comes to your overall health, happiness, and well-being.

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