Yesterday this beauty came to my hometown; Palma for the day. On board Viking Star you have the beautiful LivNordic Spa and I was so excited to finally see the spa. Viking Star was christened in May 2015, in Bergen, Norway and is currently sailing in the Mediterranean sea.
My expectations were high as many of my colleagues have been on board before and I have seen so many pictures, but I must admit that it still amazed me. The whole ship is a beauty when it comes to design and ambiance. The Scandinavian touch is everywhere. Walking around the ship you tend to forget that you actually are on board a ship.
The LivNordic Spa is our Nordic spa and wellness concept, and there are many things that make the spa stand out. First of all the wet area; The thermal pool is beautiful, as you can see from the picture below. But what I think will surprise the guests most are the cold experiences.
Scandinavian bathing is about alternating between hot and cold experiences, which truly boost the circulation. In this particular spa you can choose to take a cold dip after the traditional sauna. Or you also have the choice to cool yourself either by standing under the bucket shower or if you dare; step into the snow room! It is actually the first snow room on sea. As you enter the snow room, snowflakes descend slowly from the roof… Tap yourself with some snow, make a snowball and return to the sauna… a true Nordic and chilly, but refreshing experience.
I had the chance to experience some treatments as well. Lovisa, a very talented therapist in the LivNordic Spa Team, did one of the best deep tissue massages that I have had in a long time. My mind was floating away…and my muscles got just what they needed. We continued with a Hydra Facial, a great treatment with immediate, visible results and no turnover time. After nearly an hour of a very comfortable treatment I could see my skin tone was more even and brighter. The multi-step treatment cleanses, evenly exfoliates and removes impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time replenishing vital nutrients including Antioxidants, Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. The perfect treatment to do as a quick fix, but also regularly for more long-lasting results.
I would have loved to stay longer on board and continue to sail over to Valencia, which was the next destination for the cruise. But that will be another time… just happy that Palma was on the itinerary this time and I had the chance to get a glimpse of the LivNordic Spa! //Maria