The onboard Spa is a place where one has the chance to relax and enjoy some well-deserved pampering time. We enter and are tempted with a selection of treatments, delicious smelling oils and for the ladies a good manicure never goes a miss. That’s why today I wanted to highlight the Ocean Spa aboard Hapag-Lloyd’s EUROPA 2. Aside from having everything you could possibly want from a Spa, it also has a few touches that make it incredibly unique.
One of the finest Spa’s at sea, Ocean Spa aboard EUROPA 2 is set across an incredibly spacious 620 square metres, the harmonious ambience will relax your body and the view of the ocean will relax your mind. In short it is a Spa enthusiasts’ paradise.
There are eight treatment rooms available and massage treatments include Lomi Lomi, Pantai Luar and Abhyanga. There are also treatments available that have been specially designed to deal with men’s demanding skin. There are charges for some treatments and facilities, this information can be found in the onboard Spa menu.
Also available within the spa complex are four different sauna areas, a whirlpool, Ice Fountain and a Kneipp pool. The Kneipp pool is filled with cold water and the aim is to walk as many rounds as possible, followed by the same amount of rounds outside the water to warm up, then again repeat and so on. This form of Hydrotherapy has immediate effects as it stimulates the blood flow in your body. It was originally developed in the 19th century by the German Priest Sebastian Kneipp. It is often referred to as Kneipping or the Kneipp Cure.
The sauna possibilities range from a low-temperature herbal sauna (via an organic sauna) with temperatures of around 50-60 °C. The Finnish sauna offers temperatures up to 90 °C and the steam bath has a humidity of up to 100%.
Anyone wishing to enjoy even more privacy can book a private Personal Spa by the hour or even by the day (at a surcharge) and thus create his or her very own wellness realm. The Personal SPA has a sauna, its own whirlpool, massage beds and comfortable relaxation furnishings. Here, you can enjoy togetherness undisturbed.
EUROPA 2 Spa Suites
Europa 2 also offers 16 Spa suites, ideal for those guests who want to take the spa experience to the next level. These suites have whirlpool bath tubs and rain showers with steam saunas and are offered with breath-taking panoramic views of the ocean.
EUROPA 2 Spa suites include:
- Living area: 42 m²; veranda: 10 m²
- Bathroom with two washbasins.
- Separate WC.
- Butler service.
- Daylight in the bathroom.
- TV in the bathroom mirror.
- Rain shower with steam sauna.
- Whirlpool tub.
- Free mini bar (beer, soft drinks and a selection of high-quality spirits)
The Ocean Spa will not disappoint and it pays to pre-book any specific treatments you may want to indulge in, this also applies to the Personal Spa experience which has become very popular with guests.
For more information regarding the Ocean Spa aboard Hapag-lloyd’s MS EUROPA 2, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, if you are wishing to experience a luxury cruise aboard EUROPA 2 in 2014, please take a look our latest Luxury Cruise Collection, which features a variety of low fares and special offers for voyages aboard this incredible cruise ship.