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AquaSpa by Elemis on the Celebrity Cruises – Eclipse

by Debra C. Argen
Celebrity Cruises - Eclipse
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Thai Herbal Poultice Massage - Aquaspa Celebrity Cruises The AquaSpa by Elemis on the Celebrity Cruises – Eclipse, the third ship in the Celebrity Cruises Solstice Class, is an ultra-luxurious floating oasis where decadent pampering is a given. Attractive, plush, and soothing surroundings, innovative Spa treatments, and personalized, professional service make this Spa a must when booking your cruise.

I experienced the AquaSpa by Elemis with its diverse Spa menu offerings in November 2010 when I had the pleasure of cruising on the Celebrity Eclipse when she made her North American debut from the Port of Miami. Built in Germany and inaugurated on April 29, 2010, the ship is stunning and weighs in at 122,000 tons, is 1041 feet in length, has an occupancy of 2850, and has a cruising speed of 27 knots. 

Celebrity Cruises – Eclipse

Imagine a perfectly designed resort, and you have imagined the Celebrity Eclipse, the difference is that the scenery is ever changing. From well-appointed staterooms, 10 restaurants, 14 bars, outdoor and indoor pools, day and nighttime entertainment and activities, a green grass lawn where you can play croquet, diverse shops, an art gallery, a casino, a library, to their world class AquaSpa by Elemis, cruising on the Celebrity Eclipse is a memorable experience.  

As for the AquaSpa by Elemis, Elemis is a well-respected name in the Spa world for their Spas featuring innovative and diverse treatments as well as for their line of excellent products. Launched in 1989, Elemis has become a leading luxury British Spa and skincare brand. Having experienced Elemis Spas throughout the world, I have always enjoyed an Elemis Spa experience. 

Celebrity Cruises - Eclipse - AquaSpa by Elemis
AquaSpa by Elemis

A few of the many treatments they offer at AquaSpa by Elemis on the Celebrity Eclipse include a 24-karat gold facial utilizing rose quartz and a pure 24 karat gold leaf mask, indulgent massages, acupuncture, cosmetic treatments, and tooth whitening. There are specialized fitness classes, specially designed treatments for men, and salon treatments including eyelash enhancements, brow sculpting, brow and lash tinting, waxing, manicures, pedicures, hair styling, and color services. 

Celebrity Cruises - Eclipse - Salon at AquaSpa

As someone who spends a great deal of my day sitting at my desk when I am not off somewhere in the world on a high-energy adventure, massages are one of my favorite Spa treatments to help loosen tight limbs and muscles. After perusing the AquaSpa by Elemis diverse massage treatment menu, which included such interesting treatments as the Bamboo Massage that utilizes varying size warm bamboo shoots soaked in essential oil, the Elemis Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage, the Thai Table Massage using yoga stretches, and the Thai Herbal Poultice Massage utilizing warm scented herbal poultices, I wanted to try them all.  

However, being prudent, and of sound mind and body, at least most of the time, and knowing that time would not allow me to experience the entire Spa menu, at least on this cruise, I decided to experience the Thai Herbal Poultice Massage. It was an energizing, rhythmic massage where the therapist applied the warm and scented heated herbal poultices to my body at the pressure points to relax the muscles and release tension. She used a combination of Eastern and Western massage techniques along with lavender essential oils to assist in aromatherapy, and worked on my muscles for 75 magic minutes. A scalp, neck, and shoulder massage completed this wonderful treatment.  

Thai Herbal Poultice Massage - Celebrity Cruises - Eclipse
Thai Herbal Poultice Massage

I emerged from the treatment wanting to prolong my Spa experience and spent time first in the sauna to allow the essential oils to condition my skin, took a cold shower to allow my body to cool down, followed by a session in the steam room. I was so relaxed from my massage, followed by sessions in the sauna and steam rooms that it was a wonder I could still stand upright. Another cold shower helped to clear my head, and I headed to my stateroom refreshed, relaxed, and ready for an evening of celebration on the Celebrity Eclipse. 

"AquaSpa by Elemis: Inner Health, Outer Beauty." 

Persian Garden at AquaSpa - Celebrity Cruises - Eclipse
Persian Garden

Read more about Celebrity Eclipse in the Destinations, Restaurants: Tuscan Grille and Qsine, and Chefs’ Recipes  sections where Chef Jacques Van Staden shares a delicious taste from Qsine, one of their specialty restaurants. 

For information on the Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Cruises, Inc., please visit the website: www.CelebrityCruises.com.   

Celebrity Cruises

AquaSpa by Elemis
Celebrity Eclipse
Celebrity Cruises, Inc.
Cruise Reservations:   1-800-647-2251 
Website:                       www.CelebrityCruises.com 

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