Whether your next voyage is taking you to Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, or Chile, you’ll want to hop aboard a cruise ship that offers pampering spa treatments and plenty of opportunities for relaxation. Several major cruise lines have added luxury spa services to their lineup of offerings and have dedicated spa pools, hydrotherapy areas, and steam showers to enhance your experience. Here’s where you’ll find some of the best spas on cruises to South America.
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Star
Upgraded in 2018, the Norwegian Star offers unlimited access to the Thermal Suite, a heat and water therapy experience exclusive to the ship. You not only benefit from the healing properties of water but you can also enjoy views of the ocean from the giant windows across from the pool while you relax. Treat yourself to specialty Elemis treatments, including the Elemis Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial that includes Quartz micro-crystals and antioxidant properties of precious minerals. A set of spa services for men is also available.
Princess Cruises Island Princess
The Island Princess was refurbished in 2015 with several deluxe updates and luxury decor. It boasts three pools and five whirlpool spas to get you relaxed before you head in for spa treatments. The Fitness Center and Spa area is home to the Lotus Spa offering a la carte services including La Therapie HydraLift Facial and the aroma Stone Therapy program for decadent massage treatments. Every service is customized for the traveler and some cruises have trained acupuncturists on staff to provide acupuncture treatments.
Regent Seven Seas Mariner
Home to the Canyon Ranch Spa experience, this ship offers plenty of opportunities to be pampered and enjoy a few hours of relaxation. The spa services include customized aromatherapy experiences, therapeutic bodywork and deluxe facials. You also have access to a full-service salon if you want to get a manicure or have your hair done before dinner. All treatments are customized for guests and designed around the original Canyon Ranch menu of services.