Norwegian Cruise Line's (NCL) first two Prima Class ships — Norwegian
Prima and Norwegian Viva — will feature the cruise industry’s first
charcoal sauna at sea, among a host of other new spa experiences.
charcoal sauna was inspired by Japanese and Korean wellness practices.
In NCL’s modern take on the Asian treatments, this sauna uses a radiant
heat system with an outer charcoal layer to reach temperatures between
30 and 50 degrees Celsius. The sauna is believed to help boost
circulation and metabolism, detoxify the body, loosen muscles, and
promote better rest.
This charcoal sauna is one of eight thermal spa offerings available
at the Mandara Spa. Alongside the new spa offerings, the two ships will
also house the following:
• Ice Room: Cold air to increase blood circulation, invigorate the respiratory tract and strengthen the immune system
• Experiential Showers: Multiple water jets to invigorate the body, lower body temperature and stimulate blood circulation
Flotation Salt Pool: Experience zero gravity while floating in
saltwater to promote relaxation, soothe muscles and joints, boost blood
circulation and detoxification.
New treatments unveiled at the spa include the Ocean Spa Wave
Massage, where guests relax on a water-filled cushion wrapped in
nutrient-rich sea plants and marine algae while they get treated to a
cleansing seaweed mask, and scalp and foot massages. There’s also the
Zero Gravity Wellness Massage where a guest gets a series of massages
while suspended on a table.
The Musclease Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap and Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap
essentially wraps users in a variety of essential oils to address
arthritis or reduce cellulite.
Additionally, the Mandara Spa will also feature two relaxation beds
from the Gharieni Group that utilises sound and vibration to relax the
brain, and the Wellmassage5D bed which provides a pre-programmed
Alongside the new spa offerings, the two ships will also offer
thermal experiences and hot-stone loungers which have proven to be a hit
among NCL guests who have sailed on the cruise line’s other ships.