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Spa treatments, plant-based food and meditation: Discover wellness with Oceania Cruises

Author: Lucy Abbott

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Oceania Cruises offers you the chance to truly relax, rejuvenate and de-stress both onboard and offboard, with cruise ships boasting an array of wellness areas and excursions.

Cruises should put relaxation and wellness firmly at the forefront and Oceania Cruises delivers this in abundance.

From the outside in, you will be completely spoilt onboard Oceania ships. Indulge your body with a massage at the new Aquamar Spa + Vitality Centre and your insides with plant-based cuisine in The Grand Dining Room.

For those on a complete health kick, you can also take on one-to-one personal training sessions or you can train independently at the onboard gym, which features the latest equipment.

Of course, wellness means something different to everyone so Oceania Cruises accommodates every type of wellness enthusiast.

From those who focus on mental wellbeing with yoga or prioritise physical relaxation with an array of spa treatments to those who want to detox their food consumption with plant-based food options – everyone will be kept happy and refreshed.

Make your next cruise the one that refreshes your mind, body and soul and discover how Oceania Cruises can help you get there…

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Aquamar Spa

Slow down and take the time to solely focus on your wellness and reconnect with your body at the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center.

Relish a moment of pure calm with a restorative salt stone massage, during which warm Himalayan salt stones are placed in the contours of your body to help reduce stress and muscle tension – all finished off with a refreshing scalp massage; sounds like heaven.

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Alternatively, you can opt for a body therapy treatment, which aims to cleanse and nourish the body.

Allow yourself to be gently cocooned in warm sea algae wrap which eases any muscle pain and banishes toxins with the Musclease Ocean Wrap.

Try something new with an acupuncture session onboard, which stems from traditional Chinese practice.

Make the most of the certified onboard acupuncturist and utilise your session to target pain, anxiety and even seasickness.

The Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center does not stop at spa treatments; you can also rejuvenate your body through exercise at one of the complimentary fitness classes or in the fitness center.

Start your day off in the most mindful way possible with sunrise yoga on deck or get your heart pumping and abs burning with a boot camp or core conditioning session – feel the heat!

Ultimately, you are guaranteed to float away from the Aquamar Spa + Vitality centre with a newfound sense of bliss and rejuvenation.

Opt for the healthy choice at Aquamar Kitchen onboard Vista. Credit: Oceania Cruises

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Oceania Cruises food

After all that exercise, or, well, relaxing, you must be hungry, right?

Well, look no further than Aquamar Kitchen, available onboard Vista, which serves up fresh, clean and healthy dishes to continue to treat your body with kindness.

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Start your day with a cold-pressed raw juice or a fruit and vegetable packed smoothie before tucking into avocado on toast or an organic power bowl – all of which will leave you feeling energised throughout the day.

Aquamar Kitchen also serves up refreshing lunch options such as organic salmon with quinoa tabouleh and lemon tahini – yum.

The Grand Dining Room serves up multiple delicious plant-based options. Credit: Oceania Cruises

Vegan food on cruises

The plant-based, or vegan, diet is growing more popular year by year, and Oceania has ensured that the onboard menu reflects this.

Utilising the freshest ingredients and whole foods, The Grand Dining room serves up a wide array of plant-based dishes across all ships, so you can still enjoy eating with your fellow passengers no matter what dietary requirements you have.

Oceania actually boasts more than 200 healthy dishes on every ship – so you will be spoilt for choice.

No longer do you have to feel restricted by your dietary requirements as you can request plant-based options during dinner service in every speciality restaurant.

Oceania Cruises brings you to a variety of stunning locations such as Hammam Granada. Credit: Shutterstock

Wellness excursions

The wellness options are not restricted to purely onboard – you can continue your wellness journey ashore too.

Take part in the ‘Meditation session with a Buddhist Thera in Sri Lanka’ shore excursion, on which you can meditate in the truly special setting of a Theravada Buddhist temple.

Learn about Buddhist teachings and enjoy a step-by-step guide to reach ultimate tranquillity and enlightenment, all led by the temple’s elder.

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Alternatively, you can embark on the ‘Arabian Bath Experience in Malaga’ excursion on which you will tour the Moorish quarter, Granada’s stunning UNESCO world heritage site, and enjoy lunch.

Afterwards, you will travel to Hammam Granada and take a dip in the baths, massage areas, steam room and pools all framed by the calming glow of candles and the comforting aroma of incense.

And the best part? You can come away from your cruise having learnt new wellness techniques and practices that you can implement into your day-to-day life.

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About Lucy Abbott

Lucy is a cruise journalist who has sailed on a variety of ships, from expedition to river – with her favourite being expedition cruising.

Lucy is interested in new sustainable ways to cruise as well as how cruising is becoming accessible for all.

She works together with Kaye Holland to keep the World of Cruising website up to date with all the latest cruise news.