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Indulging at sea is nothing new. There are casinos fit for Vegas, restaurants run by Michelin-starred chefs and butlers who can dote on you 24/7. So it comes as no surprise that on-ship spas are increasingly lavish. From soothing heated ceramic beds to one-of-a-kind massages, these five luxurious spas aboard cruise ships are among the most incredible.

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The Canyon Ranch SpaClub on Cunard

Thanks to its affiliation with Canyon Ranch resorts, the spa aboard Queen Mary 2 is far from what you’d expect to find on a cruise ship. The two-deck, 20,000-square-foot area houses impressive features, including a thalassotherapy pool, which harnesses the healing power of sea water, and some pretty extraordinary offerings such as ice cream pedicures, Ayurvedic treatments and deep tissue massages administered by a therapist hanging from the ceiling, to name a few.

Samsara Spa, Costa Cruises

Since Italy and luxury are basically synonymous, it’s no surprise that Costa, an Italian cruise line, delivers some pretty first-rate onboard pampering. The facility is Asian-themed, sporting calming décor complete with bonsai and rice paper walls, as well a vast variety of treatments. Whether you soothe sore muscles in a thalassotherapy bath or meditate among mystical aromas, a visit always ends with a Japanese tea ritual.

The Spa on Seabourn

Aboard Seabourn luxury ships, cruisers can unwind at a massive spa facility (touting up to 8,820 square feet) whose offerings are as impressive as its size. An incredible hydrotherapy pool, spacious fitness room, Kinesis wall, and Finnish sauna are all housed inside, as are Spa Villas, where guests can linger longer with a personalized spa package.

Crystal Spa and Salon, Crystal Cruises

The Crystal Spa and Salon is peaceful, exotic, and oh-so-calming—and with good reason. It’s the only spa at sea built with feng shui philosophy in mind. This ancient practice of balance and harmony means the spa is ideal for those seeking to escape life’s stresses and enjoy exceptional pampering from salt and ginger scrub treatments to couples massages and acupuncture.

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The Canyon Ranch SpaClub on Celebrity Cruises

Canyon Ranch has also partnered up with Celebrity so cruisers can enjoy a new menu at the spa. Choose from over 20 exclusive facial and body treatments, including the hydrating Environ Enhancing Vitamin Therapy, which you can enjoy alongside views of endless horizon. The spa’s also home to the Solarium—the most impressive one at sea—boasting soaring glass ceilings, two pools and whirlpools, and whimsical light and water shows.

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Katie Straw

Katie Straw

Katie is a writer, lover of words and pizza connoisseur currently living in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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