Review of Carnival Luminosa deck 9 (Lido-Pools-Spa)
Cloud 9 SPA & Fitness Center (Luminosa ship’s Spa & Wellness Center – size 37,675 ft2 / 3,500 m2, on 2 levels – lower level including a Hydrotherapy Pool, Thermal Suites, Treatment Rooms, Beauty Salon & Barber, Ladies'/Men's Locker Room)
The fore-located Cloud 9 Spa and Fitness Center (open between 6 am - 11 pm) is the ship’s wellness complex. It consists of Gymnasium (complimentary, floor-ceiling windows, equipped with free weights /TROY dumbbells, weight machines, treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, recumbent exercise cycles, Concept 2/indoor rowing machines, Kinesis wall), Fitness Studio (for classes), Fitness Desk (assistance), Beauty Salon (facials, manicure/pedicure, hair styling-cutting-coloring, eyebrow shaping, makeup, waxing, grooming-barbering, teeth whitening, Medi-Spa), 15 Treatment Rooms (incl for acupuncture, hot stone, Botox, body wraps), VIP and VIP Couples (massage rooms / private suites with whirlpools), Thalassotherapy pool (mineral-rich seawater, temperature 33 C / 91 F, hydrotherapy jets, covered by a glass roof), Spa Reception, separate male/female lockers (2 changing rooms, each with complimentary sauna/steam room/showers). The lockers’ showers are glass-enclosed and multi-jet. Showerheads are massaging (1 rain head above, 4 sides). The Thermal Suite consists of 4 heat therapy chambers – Tepidarium (relaxation room with heated loungers /ergonomically shaped, 38 C / 100 F), Laconium (dry heat bath, 55-65 C / 131-149 F), Aroma Steam Bath (aromatic steam grotto, 40-50 C / 104-112 F), Oriental Steam Bath (aka Caldarium, high humidity heat, 40-50 C / 104-112 F). ZSPA (teen spa treatments for teenagers 12-17 yo) include facials, massages, scrubs, manicures/pedicures, hair styling-coloring-cutting. To utilize the Cloud 9 Spa facilities (treatment rooms, Thalassotherapy Pool, Thermal Suite) passengers must be at least 18 yo. They should wear bathing suits during massages and wraps. Teenagers (12-17 yo) are allowed to use the wellness facilities (fitness/spa) only when accompanied by an adult. Daily are scheduled complimentary health seminars (fitness-wellness-beauty) themed on aging, posture, detox, dieting, weight-loss, skincare, pro-collagen, acne attack /teens).
Some fitness classes are complimentary (aerobics, stretching, abs, body conditioning, Tai Chi) and some are at fee pp (Yoga, Pilates, spinning, boot camp, indoor cycling, personal training sessions). Follows the list of offered on Carnival cruises fitness classes (led by professional trainers). In brackets are shown duration in minutes and cost (prices in USD pp) – Personal Training (60 min $85 / 3 courses $210), Nutritional Consultation (60 min $85), Metabolism Test (30 min $35), Boot Camp (4-day body sculpturing $120). Priced at $12 pp are Tour de Cycle (indoor cycling, 45 min), Pathway to Yoga (45 min) and Pathway to Pilates (45 min).
Thermal Suite facilities offer unlimited access to passengers booked in Carnival Radiance Spa rooms. Depending on the itinerary length, full-cruise Thermal Suite passes are priced as follows – 5-day ($119 pp), 6-day ($139 pp), 7-day ($169 pp), 8-day ($189 pp). Currently, day-passes (priced $40 pp) are not available.
Carnival Cloud 9 Spa menu of treatments (facials and massages) includes (duration in minutes, prices in USD pp) - Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy (50 min $150, 75 min $195), Thai Herbal Poultice Massage (rhythmic, acupressure movements, 75 min $195), Bamboo Massage (50 min $160, 75 min $200), Elemis Absolute Spa Ritual (100 min $265), Elemis Face and Body Sensation (50 min $160), Couples Massage (full body Swedish or Elemis, 50 min $270), Reflexology Massage (feet, 50 min $120), Elemis Deep Tissue Muscle Massage (50 min $130), Swedish Massage (50 min $120), Villa Massage and Bathing Ritual (Villa / VIP Suites, 75 min $330), Ionithermie Cellulite Reduction (a course of 3 treatments during the cruise, 50 min each / $160), Bliss fatgirlslim (dry brushing, seaweed mask, heated wrap, 75 min $150), Elemis Body Sculpting Cellulite and Colon Therapy (50 min $125), Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow (half body 50 min $155, full body 75 min $200), Elemis Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage (heated mask, half body 75 min $195, full body 100 min $260), Tooth Whitening (free consultation, 30 min), Elemis Pro-Collagen Grooming Treatment with Shave (facial, massage, double close shave /55 min), Elemis Express Shave (30 min), Elemis Deep Cleanse Grooming Treatment with Shave (massage, cleansing mask /45 min), Elemis Skin IQ for Men Facial (50 min), Elemis Urban Cleanse for Men Facial (50 min).
Carnival Cloud 9 Spa menu of Medi-Spa treatments includes – Acupuncture (by certified acupuncturist, first session 50 min $150, additional sessions up to 45 min $125, first facial session 75 min, additional facial sessions up to 60 min), Medi-Spa Cosmetic Treatments (free doctor consultation), Dermal Filler Treatments (Restylane, Perlane /30 min), BOTOX Cosmetic, DYSPORT Wrinkle Treatments (both are upper face, nonsurgical and FDA approved /30 min). All Medi-Spa treatments are administered on the ship by a dedicated physician (licensed medical doctor).
Carnival Cloud 9 Spa menu of ZSPA treatments (for teenagers 12-17 yo) includes (duration in minutes / prices in USD pp) - Fabulously Fruity Facial (50 min / $100), Acne Attack Facial (50 min / $100), Heavenly Massage (aromatherapy oils, Swedish massage, 50 min / $90), Paradise Massage (mother and daughter, 25 min / $100, 50 min / $195), Chill Out Massage (father and son, 25 min / $100, 50 min / $195), Surfers Scrub (25 min / $65), Fitness Frenzy (3 boot camp classes, $55), Magical Manicure (25 min / $30), Sole Mate (45 min / $40). The list of Beauty Salon services for teens includes – boys (cut only 30 min $25), boys and girls (cut and color 120 min $120), girls (cut only 60 min $60), style only (30 min $45). ZSPA services are available between 8 am – 8 pm. Upon booking treatments, teens must be accompanied by an adult (parent/guardian) who completes and signs the ZSPA form.
Lido pool with 2 whirlpools, stage
Redfrog Rum Bar & Grill is an outdoor poolside bar with the best Caribbean rums, bottled Caribbean beers (Presidente, Kalik, Red Stripe, Corona, Corona Light, Dos Equis), draft beers (ThirstyFrog Red brew, Presidente brew), Red’s Beer Cocktail, frozens, cocktails, mojitos, margaritas, soft beverages. The bar also sells beer buckets and Carnival souvenir glasses. Draft beers are served/priced in pints (19 oz / 560 ml) and tubes (101 oz / 3 L).
Carnival Deli (complimentary, open between 11 am - 11 pm) offers hot/cold sandwiches and sides and has a draft beer dispenser (for ThirstyFrog Red and Bud Light).
Pizzeria del Capitano (complimentary, 24-hour, self-serve) is equipped with a wood-fired oven and offers fresh-baked pizzas (Margherita, Pepperoni, Napolitana, Capricciosa, Calzone), pan pizza, Caesar salad, also made-to-order pies.
Lido Marketplace (menu) is the ship's complimentary self-service buffet restaurant for open-seating Breakfast (7:30 am - 12-noon /made-to-order omelet station), Lunch (12-noon - 2:30 pm), Dinner (6-9:30 pm /Good Eats buffet) and for Late Night Snacks (11 pm - 1 am). Good Eats buffet menu is a Main Dining Room dinner alternative offering steaks, prime rib, grilled chicken, pasta, salads, desserts, daily Chef's Special. Lido Marketplace consists of various take-away food stations and themed food bars. Among those are Carnival Deli (sandwiches, draught beer dispenser), Mongolian Wok (stir-fry, made-to-order Asian food /you choose the ingredients), The Captain's Pasta Bar (choice of 3 pastas, 4 sauces, 12 toppings), Salad Bar (35 items), Pizza Pirate (24-hour Pizzeria), Chef's Choice Bar (international cuisine /different menu each day), Hot and Cold Buffet (stir-fry, pastas, carving station), Grille (ham-cheese-veggie burgers, hot dogs, fries, chicken fritters/sandwiches, sauteed mushrooms/onions, sauerkraut, Chili con Carne, homemade tortillas-chips-salsa), Dessert Bar (incl sugar-free items). There are also (self-serve, complimentary, 24-hour) tea/coffee station and machines for soft ice cream and yogurt. Chocolate Extravaganza Buffet (complimentary) is on the last sea day (7-day and longer cruise itineraries) and offers chocolate smorgasbord, chocolate fountain, cakes (incl pear, orange, cheesecake, dry fruit, diet).
Ol' Fashioned BBQ is a complimentary restaurant for lunch, offering barbecue grill specialties (including braised pork butt, smoked beef, grilled chicken), sides (including mac-n-cheese, molasses baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad), sauces, and desserts.
Serenity Pool & Bar (waiter-served, the menu offers drinks and refreshments - cocktails, beer/buckets, wine, frozens, smoothies, shakes, soda). The deck is complimentary (free entry) and accessible at any time, but Serenity Bar and the whirlpools are available between 8 am – 10 pm only. Hours may vary depending on cruise itinerary, portdays/seadays, weather.