Hints & Advice

Five ways a cruising holiday can help you find your Zen


1.     MSC Aurea Spa – pampering from head to toe 

The luxurious MSC Aurea Spa sits at the heart of tranquillity, with private treatment rooms, a hair and nail salon and barbershop. Among the spa’s signature treatments, the Dry Flotation-zero gravity experience promotes complete physical and mental relaxation while offering a unique emotional ambiance generated by the synergy of water, heat and light. 


In the Thermal Area, balance seekers will find a range of therapies that use temperature manipulation to encourage healing and serenity, including a salt room, snow room, scrub room, Finnish sauna, soft sauna, blower pool, Mediterranean bath, vertical Kneipp, and steam room.

2.     MSC Gym powered by Technogym™ - the ultimate workout at sea 

Adjacent to the spa, the MSC Gym is a fitness oasis complete with state-of-the-art equipment and panoramic ocean views.  


Guests will find ultra-modern cardio and strength-training equipment provided by Technogym™, an immersive group cycling studio with 10 spin bikes, and a class studio with a variety of group fitness classes. So even whilst on holiday, guests can keep up with their fitness regime in style and comfort. 


3.     Wellness Classes by the Sea 

Beyond the gym, guests can embrace wellness outdoors, allowing guests to become at one with the sea. From poolside morning stretches to afternoon yoga and more, instructors will lead classes through guided flows while incorporating the warm ocean air into breathwork.  


For those who prefer to raise their heartbeat to the beat of a song, instructors will teach indoor and outdoor group dance classes, such as Fit Dance, Latin Dance, and Caribbean Dance.  

4.     Cool Down in one of the onboard pools 

For a next-level pool experience, on selected ships, MSC Cruises offers a stunning infinity pool with only a glass wall separating swimmers from the ocean and offering uninterrupted waterscape vistas. On each side of the ship, two relaxing infinity whirlpools present similarly striking views. 


In the main pool area, ample deck space surrounds with a variety of different pool depths and submerged sunbeds.  


Another enhanced water-attraction is the indoor pool area, with tons of space to relax -, complete with surrounding loungers and a convenient bar. This popular area includes a retractable roof that allows it to be either open-air or enclosed. 


5.     Connect with Nature at Ocean Cay 

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve is MSC Cruises stunning private island in the Bahamas, designed to connect guests with nature making this the perfect spot to take a deep breath and just relax. This slice of paradise offers white sandy beaches where chairs, umbrellas and cabanas await guests for a relaxing day of soaking up the spirit of The Bahamas, while surrounded by sweeping panoramas of crystal blue waters at every turn. 


The island also features its own Spa at Ocean Cay, with eight private cabanas located directly on the beach with a stunning sea view, offering exclusive Ocean Cay full body massages.  Enjoy the ultimate sun salutation with outdoor yoga classes. For more active guests, why not try a stand-up paddle board excursion while enjoying the breathtaking ocean vistas.