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Vacations are all about relaxing and getting recharged, and a big part of it is getting pampered at the spa.

So you don’t want to add to the stress by trying to work out where the best value is.

Always keen to keep our readers relaxed, we’ve done the hard work for you and surveyed the starting prices of a facial and a hot stone massage across cruise lines to find out.

To keep things fair, we compared the prices of hot stone massages, even if they had more affordable massage options on board.

However, the range of facial treatments available is too large so we kept it at the most affordable facial you can get at sea.

Best value spa treatments are to be had when you sail on local lines like Princess Cruises Australia and P&O Cruises Australia.

On international lines, Cunard, Norwegian Cruise Line, Viking Ocean Cruises and Royal Caribbean are close competitors in price for their hot stone massage.

And for facial fanatics, Cunard, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean are your go to.

Keep in mind, cruise lines also often charge gratuities of up to 18% for all spa and salon services.

Viking Ocean Cruises do not charge additional gratuities and P&O Cruises charge a lower than average 5 per cent gratuities.

Read below to see how much you need to budget for a royal pampering at sea:

Cunard

Mareel Wellness & Beauty

Mareel Wellness and Beauty on Cunard

Mareel Wellness and Beauty on Cunard

Facial:

Restoring Facial, Reviving Facial, Rehabilitating Facial

30|50|80 minutes, US$76|121|180 (AU$107|170|252)

Massage:

Mareel Massage

50|80 minutes, $135|195 (AU$189|273)

Mareel Stone Massage

80 minutes, $200 (AU$280)

A 12.5% gratuity will be added to all services.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Mandara Spa

Facial:

ELEMIS Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial

50 minutes, $122 (AU$171)

Massage:

Swedish Massage

50|75 minutes, $119|165 (AU$167|231)

ELEMIS Aroma Stone Therapy

50|75 minutes, $149|195 (AU$209|273)

For your convenience an 18% gratuity will be added to your bill at checkout.

Oceania Cruises

Canyon Ranch Spa

Facial:

Citrus Vita Essence Facial

50 minutes, $140 (AU$196)

Massage:

Aromatherapy Massage

50|80 minutes, $150|200 (AU$210|280)

Awakening Massage

50 minutes, $150 (AU$210)

Canyon Stone Massage

80 minutes, $215 (AU$301)

An 18% service charge has been included in all prices for your convenience. Additional gratuities for exceptional service are appreciated, but not expected.

Princess Cruises Australia

Lotus Spa

The spa pool at The Enclave on Majestic Princess

The spa pool at The Enclave on Majestic Princess

Facial:

Elemis BIOTEC Facials

BIOTEC Radiance Renew, Blemish Control, Sensitive Skin Soother, Super-Charger for Men, Anti-Pigment Brightener

50 minutes, AU$165

Massage:

ELEMIS Aroma Stone Therapy

50|75|90 minutes, AU$149|195|229

For your convenience, a discretionary 15% gratuity will automatically be added to your receipt.

Regent Seven Seas

Canyon Ranch Spa

Canyon Ranch Spa on Regent Seven Sea

Facial:

Sensitive Skin Facial

50 minutes, $175 (AU$245)

Massage:

Canyon Ranch Massage

50|80 minutes, $170|235 (AU$238|329)

Canyon Stone Massage

80 minutes, $250 (AU$350)

An 18% service charge has been included in all prices for your convenience. Additional gratuities for exceptional service are appreciated, but not expected.

Viking Ocean Cruises

The Spa

Viking Sea Spa

Lounge chairs and heated salt pools inside the Viking Sea Spa

Facial:

Nordic Classic Facial

50|80 minutes, $149|199 (AU$209|279)

Massage:

Swedish Mindful Massage, Swedish Deep Massage

50|80 minutes, $139|189 (AU$195|265)

Hot stone massage is not available on Viking Ocean Cruises.

Shipboard gratuities for shipboard personnel are included in your cruise fare on Viking Ocean Cruises. Additional tipping is at the guests discretion.

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Vitality Spa

Facial:

Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial

50 minutes, $125 (AU$175)

Massage:

Swedish Massage

50|75|90 minutes, $119|165|189 (AU$167|231|265)

Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy

50|75|90 minutes, $149|195|229 (AU$209|273|321)

A 18% gratuity is automatically added to all spa & salon services.

P&O Cruises Australia

Elemis at Sea

Facial:

ELEMIS Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial

50 minutes, AU$152

Massage:

ELEMIS Aroma Stone Therapy

50|75|90 minutes, AU$186|243|289

A 5% automatic gratuity will be added to all spa, salon and fitness services at check-out.

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Life Spa

Facial:

ELEMIS Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial

50 minutes, $134 (AU$188)

Massage:

ELEMIS Aroma Stone Therapy

50|75 minutes, $159|215 (AU$223|300)

For your convenience, a 18% gratuity charge will automatically be added to your spa and salon services.

 

*Prices are subject to change

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