4 Cruise Lines That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re at a Luxury Spa Retreat

By on April 23, 2017

By Lauren Martineau—

River cruises are known for their intimate feel and one-of-a-kind land excursions. After all, those are the main reasons why people decide to travel via river cruise. As of late, luxury river cruises have started to take things up a notch by adding lavish spa amenities on their ships.

I’m not talking about an extra bar of soap in your suite’s shower either; the spa services and amenities that these cruise lines are offering will make your jaw drop.

On these luxury river cruises, you’ll will feel more like you’re at a luxury spa retreat than a boat cruise…and who isn’t down for that? Often when traveling, hectic schedules cause us to throw even our basic skincare routine skin care regimes to the wind. These cruise lines will make sure your skin and health don’t suffer as a result of traveling the world:

1. Scenic Cruises

Scenic Cruises is famous for its meticulous attention-to-detail and all inclusive travel experience. But we wouldn’t expect anything less from a cruise line that hires Journey Designers to ensure perfectly curated land excursions.

Every guest aboard a Scenic cruise gets their own personal butler. This ensures that every guest’s needs will be tended to, from keeping your suite’s mini fridge stocked to delivering your pillow of choice from the pillow menu (I told you they pay attention to detail).

On top of that, most Scenic cruise ships will have a wellness area complete with massage services, gym, hair salon and a vitality pool on the outdoor pool deck. If you don’t feel like going on an excursion one day, you can easily spend the day aboard the ship with all of Scenic’s lavish spa amenities to pamper you.

2. Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises offers a river cruise essentially designed to be a floating spa. Aboard their Reflection cruise ship, guests are given access to the AquaSpa by Elemis. Operated by Steiner Leisure, this beautiful centre offers dozens of treatments and services, including but not limited to massage, body wraps, facials as well as a variety of cosmetic treatments.

That’s not all.

Celebrity Reflection ship also has its very own acupuncture room and a Persian Garden thermal suite with dry and aromatherapy steam rooms and sauna. Need some time for reflection? There’s also a hammam (Turkish bath) to relax and unwind in.

Where do I sign up?

3. Costa

Costa takes things to a whole other level with their custom spa cabins and two floor spa and restaurant.

This cruise line’s Serena ship boasts a beautiful Asian-inspired design in their spa with rice paper walls, lantern lighting and bonsai trees arranged throughout the facility. Guests have unlimited access to the thalassotherapy pool, Turkish bath, Japanese tea room and meditation room (spa treatments cost extra). Steam and sauna rooms are also available as well as sun beds and rainforest showers.

Feeling relaxed yet?

For fitness advocates, Costa also has an expansive gym conveniently located next door to the spa. This cruise was designed with a “spa focus” in mind and knocks it out of the park by delivering guests an unparalleled oasis at sea.

4. Seabourn

Seabourn went all out with their fleet of luxury spa ships that include the Seabourn Odyssey, Sojourn and Quest. The ships all feature The Spa At Seabourn, a two floor facility with private villas that include an oversized bathtub, daybed, living space and balcony. Guests can book the villas for spa treatments or spend time in the hydrotherapy pool, Finnish sauna, or yoga room. For an extra charge, guests can gain access to the “serene” area, which holds heated lounge chairs, showers and two herbal saunas.

Serene, indeed.

If you’re looking for a vacation that encompasses relaxation, wellness and exotic destinations, these four cruise lines could just be what you’re looking for.

Out of the four cruise lines listed, which cruise are most likely to book for a trip?

A)- Scenic with their personal butlers & wellness area
B)- Celebrity with their AquaSpa facility
C)- Costa with their spa-themed restaurant & cabins
D)- Seabourn with their 2 floor spa facility

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4 Cruise Lines That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re at a Luxury Spa Retreat