The 7 Best On-Board Cruise Ship Spas in the World

When you're booking a cruise honeymoon, a cruise ship spa might not be the first amenity on your mind. But once you've experienced the glamor of a spa at sea, you'll never look at spas (or cruises) the same way again. Rivaling their dry land-based counterparts, cruise ship spas combine the most invigorating and beautifying treatments with tranquil, relaxing, and stunning ocean surroundings on all sides that will take your breath away.

And since cruise lines are always competing to be the best, they're constantly improving their spa offerings and facilities to stay competitive with their rivals. That's great news for honeymooners, as cruise ship spa you enjoy after your wedding might be even better by the time you book the cruise for your anniversary!

Anyway, we digress. Onto our list for the best cruise ship spas in the world!

Spa Cruise Honeymoons

Norwegian Cruise Line's Mandara Spa

One of our favorite things about Norwegian Cruise Lines is that you while don't pay top dollar for their cruises, you'll feel like you did. Their Mandara Spa is no exception, rivaling the finest European spas, with over 50 invigorating treatments including a menu of facials, soaks, massages, and even acupuncture. Throw in five-star facilities like a thermal suite, and you have all the trappings of the world's best spas following you on-board throughout your cruise.

Princess Cruises' The Sanctuary Spa

The Sanctuary is a hidden adults-only getaway within a getaway on Princess Cruises ships. This exclusive area allows you to relax away from it all, complete with a  "Serenity Steward" at the ready to serve your every whim. Al Fresco massages in spa cabanas hidden away on the deck allow you to be pampered in the perfect weather, and after your treatments invigorate your sense and renew your spirit, healthy drinks and light bites like tuna pâté on fresh-baked pita rejuvenate your belly as well.

Royal Caribbean's Vitality Spa

Royal Caribbean Enrichment LoungeThis Asian-inspired on-board spa is huge, with dozens of rooms, and includes multiple couples' treatment rooms for you and your other half to get away from it all. And if you build a bit of an appetite during your pampering, stop in the Vitality Enrichment Lounge for healthy smoothies, wraps, and other fresh and tasty fare. You are what you eat, so a bit of "clean eating" after your invigorating spa session will have you glowing like new!

Holland America's Greenhouse Spa

Holland America Greenhouse SpaFrom the classic to the exotic, Holland America's Greenhouse Spa runs the gamut. Services include acupucture and a variety of medi-spa treatments, along with a whole section of the menu "just for me" so the hubbies don't feel left out. Guys want to feel refreshed too, after all! And who can argue with your new groom looking his best for your cruise honeymoon?

The Spa at Seabourn, Seabourn Cruise Line

Seabourn Honeymoon SpaThe Spa at Seabourn is a cruise spa with the sort of treatment menu you'd expect at any of the super-luxuious spas around the world. But one treatment in particlar stands out, and its one you definitely won't find at many other cruise ship spas. That's the Kneipp Pool, a specially-designed soaking pool that combines hot and cold water jets, with varying blast pressures, to combine hyrdrotherapy with the rejuvenative healing powers of alternating warm and cool temperatures. Kneipp Pools are used in holistic, integrative medicine for healing for pain relief, cardiovascular conditions, and much more.

Crystal Cruises' Crystal Spa

Crystal Cruise SpaThe cruise spa aboard Crystal Cruises ships has several components: a salon, spa, medi-spa, and relaxation canopy above deck. The Crystal Spa and Salon is fantastic, but the medi-spa takes the concept of rejuvenation to the next level with treatments like targeted wrinkle treatments and dermal filler, all performed by an on-board medical doctor. Whether you just get your nails done with those amazing ocean views or go for a full makeover complete with facials, waxes, wrinkle treatments, and massages, you'll walk away feeling fresh, renewed, and gorgeous.

Celebrity Cruises' Canyon Ranch Spa Club at Sea

Celebrity Cruises Spa HoneymoonsThe Canyon Ranch Spa Club on Celebrity Cruiselines goes beyond beauty treatments and relaxing massages. They take a holistic approach to total wellness, and provide facilities, classes, and information to leave you feeling beautiful and relaxed -- and giving you the tools to keep up your momentum. From yoga and fitness classes to vitamin therapy and complimentary info on fitness, nutrition, stress management, and more, what you gain at the Canyon Ranch Spa Club at Sea sticks with you long after you leave.

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