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Mardi Gras Cloud 9 Spa Thermal Suite on Carnival (Photo: Carnival Cruise Line)

Cloud 9 Spa on Carnival Cruise Line

Mardi Gras Cloud 9 Spa Thermal Suite on Carnival (Photo: Carnival Cruise Line)
Marissa Wright

Aug 2, 2023

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Every mainstream cruise line has a spa and Carnival Cruise Line is no exception. On its newest ships, the line has upped the ante with the Cloud 9 Spa, a swankier version of its standard offering.

Here's everything you need to know about Carnival's Cloud 9 Spa.

What Is the Cloud 9 Spa On Carnival Cruise Ships?

The Cloud 9 Spa Thalassotherapy Pool on Carnival Magic

The Cloud 9 Spa is Carnival's branded spa experience, only available on the cruise line's newest ships. While all Carnival ships have a spa, the Cloud 9 Spas are much larger -- more than 20,000 square feet compared to, at most, 15,000 square feet on other Carnival ships.

Cloud 9 Spas on all Carnival ships are two levels and feature more than a dozen treatment rooms, including larger rooms for couples or VIPs. They also have an extra-fee thermal suite that includes various steam and sensory shower rooms, as well as heated ceramic loungers.

Select ships also have a sea-water thalassotherapy pool in the thermal suite, which is another great way to relax at Cloud 9 Spas.

Cloud 9 Spa Amenities

On ships with a Cloud 9 Spa, you'll also find Cloud 9 Spa cabins, which are located immediately next to the spa.

Amenities include complimentary access to the thermal suite; Cloud 9 Spa logo items, such as bathrobes, towels and slippers; a do-it-yourself scrub kit for use in the thermal suite; and fitness bands and yoga mats for use in the fitness center or your cabin. Toiletries are upgraded Elemis shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion and soap.

Cloud 9 Spa Services and Treatments for Cruisers

Like all Carnival spas, the Cloud 9 Spas offer dozens of treatments, including a variety of massages and facials, body wraps, acupuncture and medspa treatments like Botox and Dysport.

A salon provides manicures, pedicures, hair styling and coloring, waxing and men's shaves. Prices can be high and are akin to what you'd find in a big U.S. city.

Cloud 9 Spa is open from early in the morning until late in the evening which gives cruisers ample time to schedule treatments.

Cloud 9 Spa: Price for Treatments

Entry into the Cloud 9 Spa on Carnival ships is free, but all treatments offered cost extra. Massages and other spa treatments are unfortunately not included in your cruise fare.

The dressing rooms in Cloud 9 Spas typically offer a free-to-use steam room. Speak to a reception desk staff member to learn more about what you can use free of charge and how to use the steam room safely.

On ships in which the Cloud 9 Spa has a thermal suite, there is a per day or a per-sailing charge (there's no discount for the latter; it's just one fee times the length of your cruise) for the use of the thermal suite. If you’ve never been to a thermal suite, you can purchase a one-day pass to see if you enjoy it.

Which Carnival Ships Have Cloud 9 Spa?

You'll find Cloud 9 Spa on the following Carnival ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Celebration, Carnival Dream, Carnival Elation, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Luminosa, Carnival Magic, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Panorama, Carnival Pride, Carnival Radiance, Carnival Splendor, Carnival Sunrise, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Venezia, Carnival Vista and Mardi Gras.

Cloud 9 Spa is coming soon to the cruise line's newest ships Carnival Firenze and Carnival Jubilee.

The hydrotherapy pool is available on Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, Carnival Magic, Carnival Luminosa, and Carnival Splendor.

The thermal suites are not available on Carnival Elation, Carnival Firenze, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Pride and Carnival Venezia.

Updated August 02, 2023
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