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NCL launches first 'Charcoal sauna and spa waterfall at sea' on Prima Class Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has spilled the beans on its elevated spa offerings for its highly-anticipated Norwegian Prima Class ships - Norwegian Prima and Viva.

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has spilled the beans on its elevated spa offerings for its highly-anticipated Norwegian Prima Class ships – Norwegian Prima and Viva.

NCL’s first two of six ships within the Prima class will feature the cruise industry’s first charcoal sauna at sea as well as a two-story cascading indoor spa waterfall.

The Cruise Line has also incorporated several guest favourites including thermal experiences and hot-stone loungers. 

“The debut of our Prima Class has been all about elevating guest experiences across all the touchpoints that make a perfect holiday at sea,” said Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. 

“Our latest health and wellness experiences were designed to awaken the senses of our guests like never before pairing world-class design and architecture with one-of-kind offerings that truly allow our guests to unwind and escape.”

As part of the ongoing only-found-on-NCL’s Prima Class holiday experiences such as the world’s first three-level racetrack at sea and dry drop slides, the Brand is set to unveil the industry’s first charcoal sauna. 

Derived from Japanese and Korean wellness practices, the charcoal sauna uses a radiant heat system with an outer charcoal layer to reach temperatures between 86-122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Guests can recline into relaxation as the sauna helps boost circulation and metabolism while also removing toxins from the body.

The sauna also effectively treats muscle stiffness and tension, including relief from backache, headache, and arthritis, by promoting the deep release of connective tissue and muscles.  

Guests can also indulge in a salt and steam room, as well as a gambit of Brand-first spa experiences including an Ice Room, Experiential Showers, a Flotation Salt Pool and an Infrared Sauna. 


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

The Welnamis bed utilises Binaural Acoustic & Dynamic Stimulation, a computer-controlled acoustic and vibrational therapy that trains the brain to relax and benefit from deep relaxation techniques.

Meanwhile, the Wellmassage5d bed provides a whole-body wellness massage experience utilising eight specially pre-programmed positions and the Brand’s “Signature Treatment” technique.    

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

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