Picture this – You’ve just started your holiday. Before you know it, you’re whisked away to a luxury spa and are being pampered with the view of the open sea in front of you and not a worry in the world! Everything is being taken care of and all you’re in charge of doing is sitting back and relaxing because it’s only smooth sailing from here.
Literally – because you’re on board a Norwegian Cruise ship and being treated like a princess in their Mandara Spa.
Mandara Spa is on board every Norwegian Cruise ship and I was given a taste of this experience when I recently escaped winter for the afternoon at the Mandara Spa at Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge in London.
As I sunk into the massage table and enjoyed a Balinese massage and mini facial, I closed my eyes and imagined watching the vast deep blue as if I was cruising.
My therapist carefully chose the most suitable Elemis products to hydrate my skin, which needed a little boost after being exposed to the cold winter weather.
The spa uses signature Mandara, Elemis and Bliss products and has an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, manicure and pedicure area. In addition, there is also an amazing salt grotto which is surrounded with layers of body cleansing salt crystals and is said to help skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as colds, allergies and respiratory ailments.
Norwegian Cruise line has been voted the World’s Best Cruise Spa by the World Spa Awards so you know that you’re in the right hands when it comes to choosing a holiday focused on a little “me” time.
What I like about the idea of cruising with a luxury spa on board is that you can have a week (or two!) of trying different treatments, seeing different destinations and you only have to unpack once!
Norwegian Cruise ships also have a large selection of entertainment and restaurants on board to cater for all interests and taste buds. From waterfront bars to specialty restaurants, you are spoilt for choice. There are also many healthy dining options available, so for those who are worried about returning from a week of indulgence looking like a house – fear not!
What better way to see the world than replacing stressful flights with days spent looking out to sea. Beach hair, sun kissed skin and a trip to the spa to top it off…dreamy!
Have you had the chance to spa at sea yet?
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Candyce is passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle in between the hussle and bussle that comes with living and working in the city. She was born in South Africa, has lived in Australia and Canada and has a serious case of the travel bug. These experiences have shaped her outlook on health and wellness in unique ways. Candyce loves yoga and pilates, is slightly obsessed with everything coconut and can’t start or end the day without a warm, oil infused bath and a cup of herbal tea. She is constantly on the look out for new fitness trends, nutrition tips and natural beauty products. Candyce lives in the UK.