This is one of the most attractive and elegant spa facilities we’ve seen at sea, with quite a generous amount of space allotted (considering there are only 450 passengers on the ship). The facilities were cast in cream tones, with lovely wood and stone accents throughout. The spa was managed by Steiner Leisure, which handles spa services on most cruise lines; Elemis was the primary product line in use. The spa included a fin sauna, changing rooms for men and women with lockers and showers, and a private aft deck with its own whirlpool tub and sunning area amid billowing white curtains.
Massage treatments included the usual services—Thai herbal poultice, aroma stone therapy, bamboo and a couples massage; prices started at $132 for the 50-minute Swedish massage. Body therapies started at $85 for the 40-minute Ionithermie Revitalizing Leg Therapy and also included a lime and ginger salt glow, and a seaweed wrap and massage. There was an array of facials, starting at $124 for the 50-minute Elemis Skin IQ for Men, and there was one we hadn’t encountered before—the Seabourn 24-Karat Gold Facial, a 75-minute treatment involving a gold leaf mask, for $325. The boss said no.
At the salon, the roster of services included hair treatments (style, coloring), nails and waxing.
Also here was a Thermal Suite Lounge, a mild sauna experience with heated loungers and the Kneipp Walk, a water therapy through basins of cold and warm water with reflexology massage features. A day pass was $30, or it was $180 for the length of the cruise.
One small quibble: We found the plastic succulents and papyrus ornamenting the spa to be a bit tacky—do real succulents really need that much care and feeding that they can’t be maintained on a ship?
There was also a private spa villa on the starboard side of the spa that could be rented for a few hours. There was a soaking tub for two, daybed, private shower, and many spa treatments could be conducted here as well. Prices for two start at $650 for 2.5 hours, including the Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy massage and a bathing ritual.
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