What better way to relax than on holiday visiting idyllic destinations, surrounded by miles and miles of pure blue ocean? We offer many relaxing cruises from cruise lines such as Cunard, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian, and Carnival Cruises. Simply choose the cruise that sounds the most relaxing to you and will allow you to do as little or as much as you like! So, whether you’re interested in Canary Island Cruises, relaxing on an Alaskan cruise or enjoying a stunning Hawaii cruise and stay holiday, we have you covered.
Relax in style with Cunard
A relaxing trip aboard Cunard will allow you to feel any worries slip away as you ease into a day of blissful relaxation or begin to explore the many experiences that await you. You could try something new with Cunard every day and never experience it all.
When you sail with Cunard for the first time you’ll soon learn about some of the quirky that are uniquely Cunard, such as their ‘White Star Service’ that will make you feel right at home with warm and sincere staff that are never stuffy or hurried. From the very first greeting after you embark, to the cleanliness of your stateroom and how the steward greets you by name. There are five star events to look forward to such as Cunard’s spectacular Gala balls and their infamous afternoon tea.
A relaxing Cunard voyage brings the world’s greatest sights to your door, with gourmet cuisine and illuminating guest speakers that unlock the secrets of the destinations you’ll encounter. If you really want to take relaxation to the next level, you could find a world of calm and take some ‘you time’ in their luxurious and spacious Canyon Ranch Spa. Awaken your senses at the spa and complement your voyage with life-enhancing experiences that are said to inspire lasting lifestyle changes.
MSC Cruises for rest, relaxation and fun
The only European-owned cruise line with a big presence in North America, MSC Cruises offers a relaxing cosmopolitan experience to passengers from all over the world. MSC Cruises is known for their variety of entertaining activities on board, but a lesser known secret is that while everyone else is busy enjoying themselves at the Aquapark, 4D Cinema or F1 Simulators and more, it’s very easy to slip away and relax in a quiet corner, at their Aurea Spa or the Haven Lounge.
Treat yourself to a soothing sauna, a massage or a high-tech beauty treatment during your cruise in the MSC Aurea Spa which boasts an exotic interior of natural stone, precious woods and rich mosaics, and is equipped with specific and massage treatment suites. Being pampered by a traditional Balinese Massage is a truly unique experience - thanks to a blend of scented essences and aromatic oils, your body is enveloped in an endlessly peaceful and relaxing aura. Relaxing, feeling healthy and looking your best is all part of the MSC Cruises experience. Be sure to have a look at their reasonable pre-boarding booking rates.
The MSC Haven Lounge offers a fantastic space to rest, relax and have fun. For an evening of laughter with friends, accompanied by drinks and some dining options available, the Haven Lounge is just the place to unwind.
And the MSC for Me and Zoe virtual assistant will make your cruise much less stressful, allowing you more time to relax. MSC for Me helps every guest enjoy every moment in their own special way. Using digital technology that literally interconnects the guests, the crew and the ship, your time on board is in your hands. Guests will experience a more seamless, connected, carefree holiday, at no extra charge. The easy-to-use interactive touchscreens around the ship, the interactive cabin TV and the app are all designed to help guests better relax and enjoy their holiday with family and friends. Zoe, the very first virtual cruise assistant, is always ready to assist guests from the comfort of their cabin.
Celebrity Cruises luxurious relaxation experiences
The playfully designed ‘Celebrity Rooftop Garden’ is a living playscape which transforms from day to night. During the day, you can sip a cocktail or enjoy the views and art installations. At night, it offers ‘A Taste of Film’, an interactive fusion of food and film that will excite your palate and your imagination. See a live outdoor concert, curl up and enjoy their ‘Rooftop Garden Cinema Series’, or gaze up at the sea of stars above you at their ‘Beyond the Edge Astronomy Series’.
Celebrity’s Canyon Ranch is one of the world's leading spas with top-class treatments and services onboard Solstice and Millennium Class ships. A huge range of treatments is on offer in order to ensure you have an unforgettable wellness experience. Take time to explore the unique and beautiful Persian Garden during your time onboard, which offers a mixed sauna and steam room, tropical rain shower and heated relaxation chairs with ocean views.
The tranquil Celebrity adults-only Solarium is a quiet and peaceful retreat from the main pool, with a fountain, soothing music and impressive art. It features a pool, two hot tubs, loungers with extra-thick cushions and access to the AquaSpa Café’s tantalising menu.
While Celebrity Cruise line already offers plenty of luxurious relaxation opportunities, their new Edge Class ships offer even more. The line is planning three more exciting Edge class ships over the next few years. Celebrity Edge class ships will change the way you think about cruising, from how you see the ocean to how you unwind, play and dine at sea. Prepare to be amazed by their amazing ‘Magic Carpet’ which reaches 13 storeys above sea level, their new Edge Villas, their private plunge pools, and Celebrity's most technologically advanced theatre.
Norwegian Cruises – a journey to ultimate relaxation
Allow yourself to be pampered by some of the best spa treatments available at sea. The Norwegian Cruises Mandara Spa offers 24 treatment rooms, a thermal suite and salt room, as well as a full-service salon and barber shop. There are plenty of ways to be pampered. Unwind in the Thermal Suite with a steam or a dip in the Vitality Pool. Check out the Salt Room and chill out in their Snow Room, or simply indulge with a hot-stone massage.
The Norwegian Thermal Suite is the passage toward ultimate relaxation. It is based on the concept of Turkish baths, where friends and family spend the day relaxing. The heat and cleansing therapies of their Thermal Suite experience include heated ceramic lounge chairs, a Thalasso Therapy Pool, hot tubs, steam room, sauna, and tropical rain showers. Different herbal steam and sauna grottos cleanse the body with gentle heat whilst a therapeutic heated-water pool bubbling effect will wash away stiff and sore joints. Take a dip in the Vitality Pool or enjoy a warm waterfall cascading onto your shoulders. Heated chaise lounges and tropical shower features make this both a relaxing and cleansing experience.
And if you’re someone who enjoys exercise to relax, Pulse Fitness Centre features TechnoGym equipment like treadmills, ellipticals, rowing machines and bikes. Fitness staff offer world class personal training and group fitness classes, some of which are charged for. Why not join them for a relaxing yoga class or stretch your body gently with some Pilates?
Peaceful cruise experiences with Carnival Cruise Line
While Carnival Cruise line is known as the FUN family-friendly cruise line, they also offer some really incredible relaxation opportunities on board. The decadent Spa Carnival has all the most popular treatments available such as massages, facials, wraps and scrubs. It offers medi-spa treatments such as wrinkle busting and teeth whitening. It also has a full-service hair salon with men’s grooming options. Look out for specials discounts at slower times like port days or the last couple of days of the cruise.
If you like to wind-down with exercise, the fitness centre offers the chance to work out while enjoying fantastic ocean views. It has everything you need including treadmills, workout bikes, elliptical machines, free weights and weight machines. Usually open from 9am until 10pm daily there are also fitness classes such as yoga and Pilates on offer.