NCL unveils a first for spas at sea on Norwegian Prima and Viva
By Katie McGonagle | 28 Apr 2022
The latest ships from NCL will feature the first charcoal sauna at sea among other spa features
Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed details of the spa on new ships Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva, set to launch in summer 2022 and 2023 respectively.
The sister ships will feature the first ever charcoal sauna in the cruise sector, along with a two-storey indoor waterfall, thermal suite and hot-stone loungers as part of their spa offering.
The charcoal sauna has been developed based on Korean and Japanese wellness traditions and will reach temperatures of 30C-50C. It is said to help boost circulation and metabolism, and ease muscle stiffness, backache and arthritis.
President and chief executive Harry Sommer said: “The debut of our Prima Class has been all about elevating guest experiences across all the touch points that make a perfect holiday at sea, from food and beverage, entertainment, recreational activities and now spa and fitness.
“Our latest health and wellness experiences were designed to awaken the senses of our guests like never before, pairing world-class design and architecture with one-of-a-kind offerings that truly allow our guests to unwind and escape.”
The Mandara Spa on Norwegian Prima and Viva will also feature a salt and steam room, ice room, a flotation salt pool and infrared sauna. Other firsts for the line include adding Gharieni beds that offer whole-body massage and acoustic vibration to promote relaxation, along with new spa therapies including a ‘zero-gravity’ massage, water-based treatments and cellulite body wrap.
Fitness facilities have also been upgraded, with a front-facing location offering 270-degree ocean views during each workout, plus a Performance Recovery room, group fitness classes and use of Hyperice products.
Prima and Viva are the first of six ships within the class, and include 28 spa balcony staterooms that come with premium access to the Mandara Spa and thermal suite.