NCL has an array of spa experiences to explore when back on the high seas

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 54-year history of breaking boundaries, offers access to a diverse array of more than 50 reinvigorating and restorative spa and salon treatments so guests can experience the ultimate in relaxation at sea. Taking inspiration from the ancient and contemporary therapies of the diverse regions NCL travels to, Mandara Spa® offers experiences for all tastes and temperatures, with everything from snow rooms to saunas on offer.

Available fleetwide, Mandara Spa®, voted World’s Best Cruise Spa by the World Spa Awards 2016, is the place for guests to recharge and refresh at the hands of trained professionals. The range of therapeutic offerings features over 50 specialty treatments including acupuncture, massages with heat-retaining volcanic rocks, and body wraps. For guests craving some pampering, NCL’s onboard salon offers a variety of beauty treatments from manicures, pedicures and haircuts, to scalp massages and Botox. NCL also provides for a variety of male grooming options – from the deep cleanse treatment to an express shave – you will be sure to be looking your best ahead of a night of fun onboard.

Some of NCL’s must-try Mandara Spa® experiences include:

  • Snow Room: NCL’s snow room – available on-board Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Escape – provides guests with an unparalleled opportunity at sea to experience a snow-covered winter wonderland. A snow room encompasses the therapeutic and invigorating concept of going from hot to cold. Guests can warm up in the sauna before venturing into the chilly -10 degrees Celsius snow room, where they’ll experience a snow-covered room while rebooting their body’s temperature. Benefits of this artic therapy include encouraging blood flow and boosting of the immune system.
  • Thermal Suite: Inspired by the idea of Turkish baths, where family and friends relax together, the Thermal Suite allows guests the opportunity to do just that. Available across most of the vessels in its 17-strong fleet, NCL’s Thermal Suite experience includes a variety of heat and cleansing therapies, from hot tubs to a steam room, sauna and tropical rain showers. Guests can cleanse the body with gentle heat therapies or take a dip in the therapeutic heated-water pool, where the bubbling effect will ease stiff or sore joints following a day of onshore exploring.
  • Salt Room: Also known as halotherapy, salt therapy is known to aid in strengthening the immune system, as well as helping to alleviate some breathing and skin conditions. Available exclusively on board NCL’s Breakaway and Breakaway-Plus class ships, guests will step into a dimly lit grotto with glimmering crystal walls and tactile sandy floors inspired by Europe’s renowned salt caves. Once inside, they can sit back, relax and enjoy the soothing scent of fresh ocean air – the perfect R&R experience to recharge batteries after a day of adventures in port.
  • Vitality Pool: As the name suggests, vitality pools are known to cleanse and detoxify the skin, relieve muscle pain, and improve mental wellbeing. Heated to 38 degrees Celsius and equipped with powerful jets, guests will enjoy a mini-hydrotherapy experience to relax both the mind and body, all while sipping on some refreshing cucumber water and letting the world melt away as they enjoy panoramic ocean views.

NCL has developed a comprehensive and multi-faceted set of new and enhanced health and safety protocols which will be implemented fleetwide onboard and onshore when sailings resume. This includes increased sanitation of public areas such as Mandara Spa®, with guest capacity onboard to be reduced to provide even more space for responsible social distancing. NCL’s safe cruising programme is ever-evolving, with its enhanced health and safety protocols just the start of a range of new technologies and improvements to be announced. Please find further details here.

For Aussie and Kiwi travellers wanting to unwind onboard a closer-to-home voyage, the recently refurbished Norwegian Spirit will be setting sail from December on her inaugural 2021/22 local summer sailing season, offering a range of stunning Australia and New Zealand itineraries departing from Sydney and Auckland. Guests will be delighted by Norwegian Spirit’s re-imagined staterooms, new venues and intimate, adult-centric spaces, as well as the doubled-in-size Mandara Spa®, expanded Pulse Fitness Centre and adults-only retreat Spice H20.

For those planning a relaxing future getaway, NCL recently unveiled its exciting ‘Take 5’ offer, providing up to US$2,900 in value for a limited time*. NCL’s most popular promotion sees all stateroom categories across all ships and destinations receiving all five ‘Free at Sea’ offers, with 50% reduced deposits also available.

For more information about NCL’s Mandara Spa®, click here.

*For additional information and terms and conditions for NCL’s ‘Take 5’ offer, please click here.

For more information or to book a cruise with NCL, please contact a travel professional; call NCL in Australia on 1300 255 200 or in New Zealand on 0800 969 283; or visit


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