Celebrity Reveals Spa Details for New Cruise Ship

August 16, 2012

(8:30 a.m. EDT) -- When Celebrity Reflection launches in October it will boast an expanded spa offering a Persian Garden circuit of six new experiences not found on any other Celebrity ships.

The AquaSpa by Elemis will cover all the bases with traditional treatment rooms, a full-service hair and nail salon, acupuncture sessions and beauty enhancement treatments. But new to the spa on Reflection will be an expansion to its signature Persian Garden spa suite.

New features of the 883-square-foot Persian Garden include:

The Hammam is a space where spa-goers can loosen muscles and joints by relaxing on a heated stone slab.

Rather than a traditional sauna, Reflection's Persian Garden will feature a dry heat infrared sauna that the line claims offers the same health benefits (increase blood flow, reduce inflammation) of natural sunlight without the side effects of solar radiation.

An aromatic steam room, large enough for up to six people, will combine warm steam with aromatherapy.

In the Cold Room, spa-goers will find the seats, walls and floors cooled to 52 degrees Fahrenheit.

The DIY Scrub and Salt bar will offer custom scrubs made from a variety of salts, sugars and herbs. The scrubs can be purchased individually or as a package of five scrubs for $45. Scrubs can be used in the Persian Garden showers or passengers can take them back to their staterooms for in-stateroom use or take them home

In the two Sensory Showers, passengers can select from either warm, tropical rain-style showers infused with fruit scents, or an arctic cold mist infused with eucalyptus.

If some of this sounds familiar, you're not going crazy. Princess just announced its newest ship Royal Princess will have an expanded spa with several similar elements including the DIY scrub bar and sensory showers.

The entire Persian Garden experience is free to passengers booked in Reflection's AquaClass cabins, a class of cabins clustered around the spa that offer spa-like amenities including aromatherapy and upscale bath items. All other guests can pay $35 for a one-day pass.

For passengers looking for a more social experience in the Persian Garden, Celebrity will introduce a Girlz Night and Couples Night experience each of which will be offered on specific evenings at least once per cruise. Girlz Night will be open to all women; and Couples Night will be open to all couples. Both experiences will be 90 minutes and will cost extra (amount to be determined).

The 3,030-passenger ship, the fifth in Celebrity's Solstice class, is being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Slightly larger than its Solstice-class siblings, Reflection will feature an additional deck creating space for a larger theater, main dining room and buffet-style Oceanview Cafe. Among the many additional features already revealed include the Lawn Club Grill specialty restaurant where diners can choose their own cut of meat and grill side-by-side with a restaurant chef; the 48-seat Porch eatery that overlooks the lawn and offers free breakfast and lunch; the two-bedroom Reflection suite with its all-glass shower that extends over the edge of the ship; and eight cabana-style alcoves along the lawn that accommodate up to four people available for full- or partial-day rentals.

Checkout our countdown to launch page for more information about Celebrity Reflection.

--by Dori Saltzman, News Editor