The Canyon Ranch Spa, on Deck 7, is small, but with only 700 passengers onboard, it doesn't get crowded. Decorated with cream-colored marble and brown tiles, the spa is modern yet comfortable. A reception area serves as the spot for check in, and seating is provided there for those awaiting treatments, which include massages, facials, seaweed wraps and scrubs. A basic 50-minute Swedish-style massage starts at about $165, and prices go up from there.
Treatments take place in one of six small treatment rooms, which are immediately adjacent to one another just off the waiting area. Despite the shared walls and proximity to a busy area, treatment areas are quiet and relaxing. Massages are excellent; therapists ask great questions to find out what each passenger wants, and there's no heavy product sell at the end.
Men's and women's locker rooms each include lockers, a changing area, showers, a steam room and sauna, and a bathroom. There is no common steam or relaxation room.
The spa includes a beauty salon, which provides manicures and pedicures, hairstyling, coloring and cutting, and beard and mustache trimming.
Next door to the spa is the ship's fitness center, which comprises a weight and cardio machine area and an aerobics studio. The weight and cardio machine area has treadmills, exercise bikes and ellipticals, as well as weight machines and an assortment of dumbbells (up to 50 pounds). The aerobics studio has plenty of equipment for stretching and ab work -- exercise balls, mats and foam rollers. It also is the spot where many of the workout classes take place. Class options include spinning, stretching, yoga, Pilates and weight training classes. All are included in the price of the cruise fare, though personnel encourage passengers to sign up for spinning, the most popular class onboard. Other general fitness classes, also included, take place on the pool deck and include one dubbed "Deck Challenge," which is no joke even for those who work out frequently. Other classes are aimed at all levels. The jogging track is located on Deck 12, though it's mostly used for walking. The space is wide, so joggers and walkers can comfortably coexist. Roughly eight laps make up a mile.
Other sports options on Deck 12 include a paddle tennis court, a putting green, two driving cages, a shuffleboard court and a bocce/croquet court.
The only pool on the ship is located on Deck 11, and it's flanked by two showers and three small hot tubs, each with a maximum bathing load of three (though five people easily fit). The pool itself is rarely crowded; most passengers seem content to sit in the padded loungers or sunbeds. Loungers in the shade can be difficult to come by midday, but otherwise, ample seating is available. There's a small smoking area on the starboard side of the pool deck.