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Sue Bryant
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One of the seven "neighborhood" concepts on

Oasis of the Seas

and

Allure of the Seas

, the Vitality at Sea spas and gyms come with all the usual superlatives associated with this class of ship -- first to include a cafe, biggest for

Royal Caribbean

, biggest afloat.



But is bigger better when it comes to spas? Are there compromises? On both ships, the spa has been pushed downward to Decks 5 and 6 to create more space on the upper decks, and only one of 29 treatment rooms has natural light. This means you're having your treatment and subsequent relaxation under a rather un-Zen-like strip light.



But choice is what these ships are all about, and there is without doubt a huge range of treatments for mind, body, soul, wrinkles and even teeth. There are rooms for couples' mud treatments and couples' massage, and a separate area for teens. A Medispa offers Botox and filler solutions for wrinkles, while a large beauty salon offers eyebrow shaping as well as hair and nail treatments and a men's menu promising the ultimate shave.



Click on the picture to start our tour of the spa on Oasis of the Seas; the spa on Allure is fairly similar, with the same menu.



Updated October 10, 2019

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