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5 Spa Treatments You Didn’t Know You Could Find On A Cruise

5 Spa Treatments You Didn’t Know You Could Find on a Cruise

  1. Cloud 9 Spa: Thermal Suite
  2. Cloud 9 Spa: Hydrotherapy Pools
  3. Acupuncture
  4. Medi-Spa and Facial Treatments
  5. Hair and Beauty Salon

Picture yourself on a Carnival cruise to a tropical island destination. Turquoise seas surround you, as you soak up the sun while lounging on the deck. Sound good so far? Get ready to take that relaxing feeling to new heights, with treatments at the onboard spa.

Massage treatment is most likely what most of us think of when we’re dreaming about spa therapies – with good reason. After all, there’s nothing like the tension-release and calming after-effects of this particularly soothing, hands-on experience.

However, you’ll be happy to know a spa cruise offers so much more. Let’s take a look at five other treatments you can indulge in while cruising.

therapist massaging the back of a woman in cloud 9 spa

1. Cloud 9 Spa: Thermal Suite

Entering the Cloud 9 Spa on a Carnival cruise evokes immediate relaxation, even before you enjoy a spa treatment. Once you’ve had a taste of the Thermal Suites, you’ll truly understand the meaning of bliss. These dedicated relaxation zones allow you to lounge within soothing dry heat, or soak up the revitalizing moisture of steam baths, while surrounded by tantalizing fragrances.

Options include the Laconium, which is a dry heat chamber that helps stimulate circulation while reducing stress. Then, there’s the Tepidarium, offering heated loungers so you can lay back and bask in the heat. The Oriental Steam Bath wraps you in high humidity, to cleanse your system and ease muscle tension, while the Aroma Chamber infuses the air with sweet, herbal scents like cinnamon and orange.

watching the sunrise from the cloud 9 thermal suite in a carnival ship

2. Cloud 9 Spa: Hydrotherapy Pool

On your next cruise to the Caribbean, make the most of the ocean in every way, with a visit to the Hydrotherapy Pool. This onboard spa treatment allows you to take full advantage of the trace minerals found in salt water, in order to improve circulation, alleviate aches and thoroughly rejuvenate.

While soaking in sea-water and absorbing nourishing vitamins, you’ll also experience powerful massaging water jets. Apart from feeling wonderful, massaging water jets kick your circulation into action and help to relieve muscle tension. After this treatment, you’ll feel invigorated, stress-free and ready to take on your next adventure, or simply laze by the pool with a true feeling of relaxation.

woman pouring water in the hydrotherapy pool from cloud 9 spa

3. Acupuncture

It’s important to feel excited, energized and free from aches or pains when you’re embarking on a fun-filled cruise to Mexico or The Bahamas. As a traditional therapy that’s been used for thousands of years, acupuncture offers all these benefits and more. A licensed acupuncturist onboard can help you achieve the overall relaxation you are looking for.

Acupuncture may help to ease back pain, soothe digestive disorders and relieve aches associated with arthritis. In terms of relaxation, the therapy encourages the release of serotonin and endorphins, allowing stress to slip away so you can make the most of your cruise.

therapist adding acupuncture needles on back of a young woman

4. Medi-Spa and Facial Treatments

A change is a good as a holiday, and a spa cruise gives you the opportunity to refresh your look, as well as your soul. Options including Botox and Dysport treatments, administered by a licensed medical doctor, are available at the onboard Medi-spa. These are non-surgical anti-wrinkle procedures that offer fast results. Best of all, they’re long-lasting, so you’ll take the results home with you.

Having a luxurious facial is another way to enhance the appearance of your skin, to look and feel your best. Facials offer numerous benefits, as they provide deep cleaning, promote blood circulation, reduce puffiness, treat acne, eliminate blackheads and help to tighten your skin. Choose from an array of collagen-boosting facial treatments and get ready to welcome a rejuvenated appearance, to perfectly match your vacation spirit.

therapist doing a facial treatment on a woman

5. Hair and Beauty Salon

There’s no need to sacrifice your favorite salon treatments, just because you’re on a cruise vacation. A trip to the hair and beauty salon onboard a Carnival cruise is all about you, with time away from the busy schedules of life, so you can thoroughly enjoy the experience. Forget about having to rush into the salon to repair a nail or cover your regrowth. This is a place to sit back, relax, have a chat and actually luxuriate in beautifying.

Have your nails done, get a wax or take advantage of teeth whitening services. Take the plunge and try a new style cut, color or a glamorous updo, ready for a romantic evening. With barbershop-style shaves, custom facials and hair services for men, the onboard hair and beauty salon isn’t just the domain of the ladies either. Men can make the most of free time to take grooming to a new level, or simply enjoy a fresh trim or shave in relaxed surrounds.

woman washing her hair in the onboard beauty salon on a carnival ship

On a cruise vacation, the onboard spa is a haven of tranquility, a place of rejuvenation and a way to indulge in the pampering you deserve. Mix your favorite treatments with all the fun of onboard activities and shore-based adventures, for a trip that truly provides that vacation glow.

Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions, and dining options may vary by ship and destination.