CLIA’s Spa and Wellness Week

This week, the #ChooseCruise campaign by Cruise Lines International Association, CLIA, is highlighting the spa and wellness options for guests to unwind and relax on their cruise.

Viking Cruises onboard spa, photo credit: Viking Cruises

Andy Harmer, CLIA UK & Ireland director, said: “From invigorating snow rooms to decadent suites and relaxing enclaves, cruise spas have turned personal pampering into an art form.

“Whilst on their cruise holiday, guests can indulge in a lavish selection of massages, wraps, facials and scrubs or lose themselves in thermal suites of cosy hammams, herbal saunas and sultry steam rooms.

“Full service salons promise a range of hair treatments and make-up consultations along with manicures and pedicures, made all the more relaxing with the inevitable backdrop of sea views – something that is a key component of al fresco treatments in a cabana on deck or the privacy of your own balcony.”

The hair salon on Royal Princess
The hair salon on Royal Princess
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Fancy a pedicure with a view? You can on Princess Cruises.

The #ChooseCruise campaign is running globally across CLIA cruise lines this month. The aim of the campaign is to highlight the different onboard experiences on offer through a holiday at sea or on a river ship. From relaxation and fitness, to food and drink, onboard entertainment, family holiday options and themed cruises, there truly is a cruise for everyone.

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The Lotus Spa Pool on Princess Cruise ships is a great adult-only option to relax and unwind

Harmer added: “When it comes to all-round health, wellness scores highly with enrichment seminars focusing on weight loss and lifestyle that cover nutritional counselling, detox and cleansing workshops plus skin and body clinics. This approach spreads beyond the spas on some ships with dedicated healthy-eating restaurants, spa cafes and juice bars.


Couples can enjoying a relaxing massage together in one of the treatment rooms onboard Royal Princess

“Anyone wanting to immerse themselves totally in the wellness lifestyle can book spa cabins which come with a package of benefits and treats that generally includes pampering extras and complimentary access to the thermal suites.

“So #ChooseCruise for cruise spas that don’t just give land-based alternatives a run for their money, they outpace them with the most relaxing therapy of all – a mesmerising backdrop of ever-changing views.”


Join in the #ChooseCruise conversation with CLIA:

Facebook: @CLIAEurope

Instagram: @cliaeuro (

Twitter: @CLIAUK (


A sample cruise offer from CLIA cruise line, Princess Cruises:

Experience an Alaska cruise as only Princess Cruises can show you. After a day spent scenic cruising through the Great Lands Glaciers, watching for Whales or trekking through the untamed beauty of the wilderness with a Discovery exclusive shore excursion, take some time to revitalize in the Lotus Spa. With an extensive range of luxurious treatments on offer to get you ready for another day of exploring, you’ll be sure to wake up in your Princess Luxury Bed feeling refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated.


Sail on the 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers on Royal Princess. Sailing from Vancouver to Whittier (Anchorage), calling at – Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay national park (scenic cruising) and College Fjord (scenic cruising) Prices from £2035 per person.

Happy cruising!

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Laura is a UK cruise blogger based in Cornwall, UK. She founded Cruise Lifestyle in 2016 to share useful advice about cruising, destinations and food.
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