Recently I had the opportunity to stay in a Spa room on the beautiful Carnival Breeze. To me it was well worth the additional charge per day (around $14 a day) for the benefits that you get. Spa rooms are located in the front of the ship. I was on deck 11 in an inside cabin. There is a stairwell and elevator near the spa rooms in the front of the ship that brings you right to the Spa and gym area. With a Spa room, you have full access to the Thalassotherapy pool and Thermal Suite during open hours (usually open until 10).
The Thalassotherapy Pool is a therapeutic pool based on the concept of a natural bubbling spring. Sitting in this pool is SO relaxing! The Therma Suite is based on Turkish Baths. There are four different herbal steam and sauna grottos that cleanse the body with heat. There is an aroma steam room that cleanses the sinuses and eyes and helps detox the body. There are different aromas available including: Tropical Mint, Blue Relax, and Therm Fresh. There are heated tiled chaise lounges designed by a chiropractor. There is also a Therm room, a Laconium, a sauna room, and an Oriental sauna room. In the saunas there are sprayers to spray yourself with cool water. In the different rooms there are fountains and gentle music to help with relaxation. There is also a shower with different types of jets (full powered, tropical, mist,…). They offer DIY scrubs that you can make to use in the shower (herbal, sugar, salt,…). The scrub is used in the shower to slough away dead skin and leaves the skin silkier and smoother. After using the scrub, they recommend lying on the heated lounges in your robe so that all the benefits of the scrub can sink in. There are white towels in the Thermal Suite to use after you get out of the pool or shower. Also, the towels are nice to use on the lounge chairs under your neck and to lie on.
We visited the Spa area once or twice a day. It was truly relaxing! I started the cruise with a painful shoulder injury and by the end of the cruise, the pain was gone! We found that the Spa area was never crowded.
When you book a Spa room, in your cabin you get a special Spa robe and slippers. These can be worn just in your cabin or to the Spa also. There are also some great Elemis products for you to use – soap, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel. If you run out, your cabin steward will provide more for you. And in addition, with a Spa room, you are able to take 2 free classes at the gym (yoga, pilates, spin,…). We took 2 pilates classes.
One needs to book a Spa room early. They do sell out. Should you want to take advantage of the Thermal Suite and Thassotherapy pool and you do not have a Spa room, they sell only 50 passes each cruise. If you are interested, you will want to book soon after you get on the ship. Here is pricing for an 8 day cruise:
Single pass: $149 – get one free DIY Scrub
Couples pass: $269 – get one free DIY Scrub
The pass will give you unlimited pool and Thermal Suite access the entire cruise. The regular price for DIY scrubs is $9.00 each or buy 5 and get 1 free.
There is a white wristband to wear and a sticker on your sign and sail card to signify that you have full access to the pool and Thermal Suite.
In the front of the Spa area there is a treatment waiting area called the Relaxation Room that anyone can go to quietly sit and relax. There are teas available along with lemon or orange water. Great place to read quietly. There is nice soft relaxing music playing in the background. There are nice cushioned couches with pillows. Great view!
Let me know if you have questions about spa rooms. I definitely think the spa room was worth it and I would choose it again!