Yesterday I posted about our couples experience in the Cloud 9 Spa on our carnival cruise and mentioned that next time we'll just get a spa pass - this is something I did by myself for our last day at sea so I got to experience the spa to make a full comparison. And like a loser I snuck around taking pictures so I could do another post.
My favorite part was the thalostherapy pool, no kids! Plus is at the front and top of the ship so you can feel the sway of the ocean. I personally enjoyed being rocked back and forth in the pool but wouldn't recommend this for those who get seasick.
Next, it was time for the aroma steam room, which was just like the private one we enjoyed the night before but a little larger.
Next is the oriental steam, which is larger and cooler but still warm. I couldn't get my phone to take good pictures in the steam.
Connected to the steam room is the tepidarium. This was easily my second favorite spot. The lounge chairs were hard but heated and the view out into the ocean was quite nice. Seriously, I could have napped here all day.
Finally, the lanconium. Honestly, aside from being smaller and having more seats (which were heated) than lounges I couldn't really tell a difference between the two dry rooms.
Overall, I LOVED experiencing the thermal suites. I had hoped to go back in the evening but a long dinner kept me away. I wished I had been able to visit the spa after our excursions each day for some downtime before dinner vs the one day use which is why I really want a spa pass for the next trip.
Soooo relaxing, and that's what vacation is supposed to be all about!