After a long day at port exploring the Parthenon, the Temple on the Athenian Acropolis, in Greece or the Temple of Artemis one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world in Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey you need a place to relax and unwind. Reflect on the thousands of years of history you just absorbed. What better way than a luxurious spa on a luxurious ship? Celebrity Cruises answers the call with there top tier “ …Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” styled pampering (Lisa Vanderpump is my girl) to rejuvenate and prepare you for the next great sites and cities yet to conquer.
1 – At Sea days… Since this cruise has a port intensive itinerary sea days become a great time to take advantage of what the Celebrity Equinox has to offer. My partner and I love to start off our day with breakfast in our suite. Sipping on some great coffee and eating some fruit while on our private balcony and watching the ocean go by puts us in a great mood. Then it’s off to one of the pools to meet with friends sit relax soak up some sun and drink a perfectly made cocktail. There is also the Lawn Club, a freshly manicured lawn on the highest deck, one of my favorite places on the ship. Too much sun? Then take in the breathtaking views of the Observation Lounge with floor to ceiling windows and comfy seating all around.
2 – Solarium Retreat – Find true poolside serenity at the Celebrity Solstice Solarium. Featuring a gorgeous lap pool, sparkling waterfalls, thickly padded lounge chairs, and an adults-only policy, even Wi-Fi. The Solarium is actually indoors, but has an outdoor feel, perfect surroundings to read a good book with cocktail in hand or take a few laps in the sparkling temperature controlled pool.
3 – “I wont go on a ship without a Thalassotherapy pool…” was a comment from one of our cruise “mobsters”. The ancient treatment of thalassotherapy involves bathing in a warm, mineral-rich pool with stimulating hydrotherapy jets to help relieve arthritis and other aches and pains. What a wonderful way to end a day from a long excursion in port.
4 – AquaSpa® by Elemis®. A soothing oasis of pampering at sea, designed to indulge your mind, body and spirit. Ready to help you feel rested and restored, recharged for real life. Offering treatments, acupuncture, and beauty services, inspired by rituals from exotic cultures. Celebrity has developed a wealth of transformative treatments that draw on cultures from around the world great for couples and singles alike.
5 – Persian Gardens, a sensory treatment area within the spa area, features aromatherapy rain and mist showers, wet and dry saunas and hot ceramic lounge chairs to warm your body throughout. These rooms are special and I don’t miss a chance to pamper myself. This experience is available on a day-pass basis.
These ships are spectacular and I could write dozens of post on all the amenities but suffice it to say, if you want to feel like a celebrity, the Equinox can take you there without breaking your wallet.