There’s big fun and spectacular views on the horizon as cruise lines expand worldwide.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub will be aboard the entire fleet of Oceania Cruises and Regent. Expanding Canyon Ranch at sea, the entire 10-ship fleet of Celebrity Cruises has converted to Canyon Ranch SpaClub. New looks, new programs, new treatments
Carnival Cruise Line plans its most innovative ship ever, Carnival Vista, debuting in spring 2016. Designed to connect guests to the ocean with sweeping views and plenty to do both outdoors and in, Carnival Vista will take cruising to new heights and introduce an exciting array of groundbreaking new features including: SkyRide, a breakthrough suspended open-air cycling experience; and the world’s first IMAX® Theatre on a ship, part of a Multiplex. Spagoers will havea lot to ahhh about. The luxurious two-level Cloud 9 Spa will feature an array of chill-worthy amenities, including a thalassotherapy pool, four steam chambers, the line’s first infrared sauna and hamam, and special “experience showers” that provide a soothing fragrance element, along with a high-tech indoor cycling studio. And you can get away from it all at the adults-only Serenity retreat, where there’s breathtaking views, tranquility and even more lounging options to relax including the line’s first outdoor massage huts. Inaugural sailings will be Mediterranean, marking the line’s return to Europe in 2016 followed by a winter season from the Big Apple.
Debuting in 2015, 25 ships set new standards for sea-going spas with seven ocan ships and 18 river ships set to cruise the oceans and rivers. Among the most talked about are Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, Viking Ocean’s Viking Star, and Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Escape.
Viking Star (May 2015) is the first ocean-going ship by river cruise industry leader Viking. This 930-passenger ship strives for understated elegance with its Nordic sanctuary, “The Spa.” The ship also features the World Café, with live cooking stations, and al fresco dining
NCL’s Norwegian Escape (November 2015) puts the focus on luxury and relaxation. This ship boasts the largest Thermal Suite at sea in the Mandara Spa, as well as the line’s first ever Snow Room, a cold environment said to stimulate circulation. The Norwegian Escape also features warm waterfalls in Spice H2O’s grotto, and an oversized hot tub, lavish chaise lounges, and a full-service bar at the adults-only Vibe Beach Club. This 4,248-passenger ship offers The Haven, a “ship-within-a-ship” with private key-card access to the vessel’s most deluxe and spacious accommodations.
Also debuting this year are two new sail-powered ships from Windstar Cruises. An open watersports deck will turn these 212-passenger ships into floating spas.
From small to large, the choice is yours.