Cruising and wellbeing go hand-in-hand and is a key part of any cruise. It’s the perfect environment to take time to relax and for you – and that comes in all shapes and forms. And there’s a number of options available to guests when sailing on board Discovey Princess to help you truly unwind.
Firstly, let’s head to deck 5 and the Lotus Spa. This generous space is located just off of the Piazza and Guest Services. As the name suggests, this is the on board spa and wellness space which includes a hairdressers and large wellness complex including treatment rooms, featuring a variety of treatments, and The Enclave (more on that shortly).
While I didn’t have a massage on this cruise, I’ve had a number of the years on Princess and I can tell you they are some of the best I’ve ever had. Personally, I like to have a massage as early on in the cruise as possible to help me unwind and relax into my cruise. Top tip – to help keep costs down keep an eye out for deals, for example of port days. Helpfully, Princess have a noticeboard outside the spa that highlights the current offers and it’s worth keeping and eye on it.
Then there is The Enclave. Right at the centre of the Lotus Spa you will find this wellness area. This is a thermal suite to really focus on relaxation which features a thalassotherapy pool, a number of types of saunas and heated beds. For a fee, you can opt to spend time here after a treatment ($40 a day) or get a pass for the entirety of your cruise ($159 though the price does vary depending on the cruise).
Up on Deck 17 aft you will find a large gym on board Enchanted Princess. This features a variety of state-of-the-art gym machines and plenty of equipment, even if the gym is busy (which it wasn’t during our cruise). I used it a number of times on our last cruise.
For adults, you also have The Sanctuary which is located adjacent to The Retreat space. This really is a gem on a Princess ship. The Sanctuary is a private oasis situated right at the front of the ship overlooking the bow. For a small fee adults can choose can choose to spend half ($22pp) or a whole day ($40pp) here relaxing and indulging, with signature drinks, light meals and you can opt to enjoy an al fresco massage (in the same way you can in the main lotus spa and for the same price). Attentive stewards will also look after your need throughout the day.
There are so many ways to unwind on Discovery Princess. Where would you start?
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