The first two ships in this class will feature the first coal sauna available on a cruise ship, as well as a two-story indoor waterfall
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the global cruise travel innovator, today shared details about its elevated spa and fitness offerings for its highly anticipated Norwegian Prima Class ships: Norwegian Prima and Viva.
The first two of six ships within this state-of-the-art class will feature the cruise industry’s first at-sea coal sauna, as well as a two-story indoor spa waterfall. The Cruise Line has also added several guest favorites, including thermal experiences and hot stone loungers.
Award-winning architecture firm Rockwell Group masterfully designed the perfect environment for relaxation and rejuvenation in Norwegian Prima and Viva’s spa and fitness venues.
“The debut of our Premium Class has been all about enhancing guest experiences across all the touchpoints that make for the perfect vacation at sea, from food and beverage, entertainment, recreational activities and now spa and fitness,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer. of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Our latest health and wellness experiences were designed to awaken our guests’ senses like never before, combining world-class design and architecture with unique offerings that truly allow our guests to relax and escape.”
Awaken the senses at the All New Mandara Spa
The industry’s first coal sauna at sea
As part of ongoing vacation experiences found only in NCL’s Prima Class, such as the first three-tier race track at sea and dry slides, the brand will introduce the industry’s first charcoal sauna.
Derived from Japanese and Korean wellness practices, the charcoal sauna uses a radiant heat system with an outer layer of charcoal to achieve temperatures between 86 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Guests can sit back and relax as the sauna helps stimulate circulation and metabolism while removing toxins from the body. The sauna also effectively treats muscle stiffness and tension, including relief from back pain, headache, and arthritis, by promoting the deep release of connective tissue and muscles.
The charcoal sauna is just one of eight thermal spa offerings available at the elevated Mandara Spa. Guests can also enjoy a number of wonderful experiences, such as a salt and steam room, as well as a number of pioneering spa experiences including an ice room, experiential showers, a floating salt pool, and an infrared sauna only on the NCL Prima Class.
- The Ice Room – After relaxing in the sauna or steam room, guests can cool off in the refreshing Ice Room. Cold air helps increase blood circulation, invigorate the respiratory tract and strengthen the immune system.
- Experiential showers: Multiple water jets and lighting effects help tone the body, lower body temperature and stimulate blood circulation.
- Salt Pool Float – This treatment allows guests to fully relax all of their muscles while floating in warm water. An experience similar to experiencing zero gravity due to the buoyancy of salt water. The floating salt pool is beneficial in relieving mental anxiety and muscle tension.
- Infrared sauna: Unlike traditional saunas that use conventional heat to warm the air, infrared saunas use infrared lamps to directly heat the body, and at lower temperatures than traditional saunas. This promotes relaxation, better sleep, muscle and joint pain relief, improved blood circulation and detoxification.