By definition, a vacation is a time of respite, a scheduled period during which anxiety-producing activity is suspended. Enjoying an annual vacation is known to lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, and increase life expectancy.
Mingling tranquility with an all-you-can-do buffet of activities, a Royal Caribbean cruise allows an escape from land and from the ordinary. That special blend of relaxation and revitalization runs through the onboard Vitality program, a holistic approach to wellness that extends to all aspects of the cruise experience.
Along with the menu of spa treatments, Vitality promotes health through enrichment seminars, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, and motivating classes. The overall goal is to take the lessons and benefits of the wellness journey home with you.
The cornerstone of the program, the Vitality at Sea Spas, are shrines to health, wellness, and pampering. Time-tested rituals and treatments like massages, facials, scrubs, and steam baths usher in total relaxation and deliver beneficial, long-lasting results. Acupuncture and medi-spa cosmetic treatments, beauty services, and special teen spa facilities round out the menu.
Three Ways to a New You
Plan your port shopping spree online, before you ever step aboard. And because shopping is just a part of the cruise experience, we have fun destination information to help you make the most of your time ashore.
Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow
Warm oil soothes while a salt scrub infused with lime and ginger exfoliates dry, rough skin. After the salts are rinsed away, the therapist applies Exotic Island Flower body lotion during a massage that leaves you glowing from head to toe.
Elemis Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage
While you’re covered in a seaweed mask infused with cleansing juniper and lemon essential oils, and cocooned in an oil wrap or a dry float, active ingredients work together to detoxify, decongest, and stimulate your body’s systems.
Botox Cosmetic Treatments
Made of a purified protein, Botox is an FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that reduces wrinkles, resulting in a refreshed and younger appearance.
These days, massages aren’t just a luxury. They’ve been proven to increase circulation, enhance the immune system, reduce blood pressure, and improve mood. Certain techniques allow the benefits to compound. A classic Swedish Massage helps improve the function of the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, and nervous systems. The acupressure movements used in the Thai Herbal Poultice Massage allow for better range of motion. And during the Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy treatment, heated stones help melt away tension by delivering penetrating heat deep into the muscles.
A massage can also help release tight facial muscles, which hold onto stress just like the rest of your body. Facial massages can soften expression lines, purge acne-causing toxins, and brighten the eye area by improving circulation.
The vacation-friendly Oxydermy Facial works almost instantly by gently resurfacing the skin while delivering the regenerative properties of oxygen. The high-tech La Therapie Hydralift Facial uses galvanic stimuli and high frequencies to gently penetrate the skin’s deepest layers, reducing blemishes and skin impurities to yield a radiant complexion after just one session. Since men’s skin is about 15 percent thicker than women’s and more prone to enlarged pores, Vitality offers Elemis Skin Intelligence for Men—facials and shaves for the ultimate grooming experience. A top choice is the Time For Men Skin IQ Facial, which helps protect against the harsh, aging effects caused by shaving and environmental damage.
Return from vacation looking totally refreshed with Medi-Spa Cosmetic Treatments. Dermal fillers (Restylane and Perlane) restore youthful contours by banishing smile lines and softening marionette lines. Botox and Dysport target trouble areas and smooth crow’s feet surrounding the eyes, wrinkles on the forehead, and creases between the brows. The effects are visible within days.
Vitality also offers acupuncture. The ancient Chinese treatment uses threadlike needles to guide the flow of energy and has proven effective for more than 100 conditions, from stress and anxiety to allergies and pain.
For any treatment, arrive 30 minutes early and allow for some time after the treatment to visit the relaxation room or the thermal suite, a therapeutic chamber that helps the body eliminate toxins and impurities.
The therapists will be happy to discuss the services and wellness options available during your cruise. And since all treatments are choreographed to fit your needs, you’re ensured a gratifying experience with rewarding results.