VIDEO: NCL Norwegian Prima boasts new Spa & Fitness offerings like industry’s first charcoal sauna at sea

   April 29, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced details surrounding the elevated spa & fitness offerings for its anticipated Prima Class ships - Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva.

The first 3 of 6 vessels within the cutting-edge class will feature the industry’s first charcoal sauna at sea and a 2-story cascading indoor spa waterfall. NCL has also incorporated a number of guest favorites like thermal experiences and hot-stone loungers.

Architecture firm Rockwell Group designed the environment for tranquility/rejuvenation in Prima and Viva’s spa & fitness venues.

As part of the ongoing only-found-on-Prima Class vacations like the world’s first 3-level racetrack at sea and dry drop slides, the company will unveil the cruise industry’s first charcoal sauna. The charcoal sauna, derived from Japanese & Korean wellness practices, uses a radiant heat system featuring an outer charcoal layer to reach temperatures from 86 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Passengers can recline into relaxation as the charcoal sauna helps boost circulation/metabolism while removing toxins from the body. It effectively treats muscle stiffness/tension, including relief from headache/backache/arthritis, via promoting the release of connective tissue and muscles.

The charcoal sauna is one of 8 thermal spa offerings available at the Mandara Spa. Passengers can also indulge in an experience like salt and steam room, as well as Brand-first spa experiences including an Ice Room, an Infrared Sauna, Experiential Showers, and a Flotation Salt Pool.

NCL is also introducing new services at the spa, including 2 new beds from the Gharieni Group, Gharieni Welnamis, and Gharieni Wellmassage5D. 

Other new service menu items include Ocean Spa Wave Massage, Musclease Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap, Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap, Zero Gravity Wellness Massage.

The spa will also have a relaxation area with 22 hot stone loungers. Passengers can also arrange to stay in one of the 28 spa balcony staterooms on Norwegian Prima and Viva, providing guests with premium access to the Mandara Spa and its thermal spa experiences.

At the spa, passengers can visit either the Vitality or Salt Floatation Pool where they have the chance to immerse themselves in the sounds of the 2-story cascading indoor spa waterfall. The space also features a marble spiral staircase. Additional highlights include the relaxation area and the Pulse Fitness Center, both front-facing on the ship, allowing 270-degree views. This is also the first time that NCL’s fitness center is located at the front of the cruise ship.

The gym will feature the new Performance Recovery room, an interactive wellness experience utilizing Hyperice products in group fitness classes, workshops, and services in order to maximize user benefits.

NCL's ships Prima and Viva will also feature enhanced spa & fitness amenities like the Vitaly Pool, Finnish sauna, and steam sauna. The spa offers a wide range of services in the 20 treatment rooms, including acupuncture, massage, facials, manicures and pedicures, and more. In the Pulse Fitness Center, passengers have free access to state-of-the-art fitness equipment they have come to expect from NCL. Yoga and spin classes are also available.