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Explore a health and wellness cruise at sea

We’ve all become accustomed to keeping busy in this modern world, making it difficult to switch off from everyday life. But taking some time out for yourself, to slow down and simply relax, is one of the best things you can do for your personal wellbeing. Imagine being on board a luxury yacht where you have no commitments and nothing to worry about; the freedom it provides is exhilarating. This is why we encourage guests to explore a health and wellness cruise on board a Transatlantic crossing. The open waters provide a stunning deep blue backdrop where all you need to focus on is yourself.

What is a health and wellness cruise?

A health and wellness cruise is where you leave all your stress at the dock, where you turn your attention to restoring a feeling of calm and tranquillity. People achieve this in many different ways, whether it’s by escaping to new and exciting destinations, seeking out sunny shores, or finding a quiet space to unwind. Everyone is different, so simply do what works for you.
Transatlantic crossings offer the perfect opportunity for a completely zen trip. There’s no need to wake up at a certain time to be ready for an excursion, no walking around in the heat, and no need to wander the area looking for a good place to stop for food and drinks. For 13 days, your luxury yacht is your home away from home, where you move at your own pace and every amenity is at your fingertips.
A small yacht cruise in particular is perfect for avoiding the hustle and bustle of large crowds you see on ocean liners and tourist destinations. Measured guest numbers on board Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara ensure you always have plenty of room to peacefully enjoy your break. And, with an array of luxurious amenities and generous inclusions, you’ll find letting go of stress to be very easy indeed.

Wellness on board

professionally trained on board masseuses
Infinity style aqua pool on board emerald azzurra
We understand that a first-class health and wellness cruise requires first-class amenities and services to ensure you’re fully relaxed. Once you’re settled in and ready to enjoy the delights of your luxury cruise ship, the Elements Spa & Wellness Centre will undoubtedly be a highlight.

Professionally trained masseuses^ on board can pinpoint niggling aches you may have to help unknot any tension in your body. With a variety of different massage techniques, from sports massages to Swedish massages, you’ll quickly feel rejuvenated after a session of composure with an expert Emerald Cruises masseuse.

If a relaxing sauna is more your thing, you’ll want to spend some time unwinding in our state-of-the-art infrared sauna. A more comfortable and targeted experience than a traditional sauna, the infrared beams raise your core body temperature without the need for extreme heat, and can help to improve the health of your heart, your immune system, and blood circulation.

Once you’re feeling loose and limber, a salon session^ courtesy of our expert beauty therapists will awaken your best self. Sit back while the professionals reinvigorate you with a relaxing facial, manicure, or pedicure. And, if you want to try out a completely new look, why not ask the on board Emerald Cruises hairdresser to provide you with a new, cutting edge style?

To ensure your health and wellness cruise is all-encompassing, you’ll also have access to our well-equipped gym, perfect for early morning workouts or getting in some gentle exercise to round off your day. On select mornings and evenings, your activity manager and wellness coach will arrange for yoga sessions on the Observation Deck, where you can revel in the sun and take in the fresh ocean breeze as you find your centre.

And, of course, the pools are always a highlight. Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara boast an infinity-style Aqua Pool for getting your laps in or for revelling in the cool waters, plus an invigorating Spa Pool that’s perfect for simply relaxing in the sunshine.

^Available at an additional cost

Relaxing on a cruise

Emerald Azzurra and Sakara observation lounge
Emerald sky bar pool
Knowing that you have 13 whole days on board without a single care in the world is incredibly liberating. There are ample ways for you to unwind on a Transatlantic crossing, whether you’re seeking serene solitude or looking to make friends with your fellow guests.

Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara make relaxing on a cruise simple. The Observation Lounge is the perfect setting for a chill reading session—especially if you struggle to find the time to tackle your reading list when at home. From the cosy nook of your plush armchair, you’ll have unparalleled views of the stunning waters, which provide a calming backdrop while you lose yourself in a good story. Alternatively, head out to the Observation Deck where the ocean breeze and salty sea air offers an exhilarating rush.

When the mood strikes you, make your way up to the Sky Bar where you can enjoy an eye-catching, mouth-watering cocktail, a selection of fine wines, or your favourite beer or spirit. You won’t be short of company on deck, so why not get to know your fellow guests and raise a toast to new-found friends?

We appreciate that delectable dishes also go a long when it comes to relaxing on a cruise, which is why our expert chefs provide a selection of gourmet cuisine, whether you’re in the mood for a light bite, a home favourite, or dish inspired by the destination you’re travelling from. Rest assured that meals on board are cooked using fresh, local ingredients, with many of the sumptuous wines also coming from regional vineyards.

Blue spaces: The importance of water on our mental wellbeing

Travelling across the North Atlantic Ocean provides plenty of time for rest and reflection. There are many benefits to green spaces, which have been championed greatly in the last few years, but the importance of blue spaces can’t be understated either.

Blue spaces are natural and man-made areas near open bodies of water. Environmental psychologists believe they can be even better for our mental health than green spaces, with studies over the last decade showing that people feel happier when near seas and rivers.

During a 13-day journey across the Transatlantic, you’ll benefit from being in the centre of one of biggest blue spaces on earth, making for an ideal health and wellness cruise.

Experts from BlueHealth, a pan-European research initiative, found that the less polluted air and greater amount of sunlight found around blue spaces contribute greatly to our general health, and that water has a psychologically restorative effect, inducing positive moods and reducing negative thoughts.

Combined with the pleasures of travelling, the luxurious amenities available, the attentiveness of our crew, and the freedom to relax in any way you see fit, a Transatlantic crossing over the deep blue waters could be the perfect way to let your cares drift away.

Take to the seas for a health and wellness cruise with Emerald Cruises

Relaxing on a cruise is the perfect way to improve your wellbeing. Free from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and daily humdrum chores, you’ll feel invigorated by the fresh ocean air and the change of scenery.

Whether you’re looking to spend the day on board your luxury yacht, or if you’re wanting to escape to the seas for a full Transatlantic crossing, a health and wellness cruise with Emerald Cruises will provide you with ample opportunities to recharge your batteries.

To view our entire yacht cruise collection, make sure to download your free brochure and discover the exciting voyages we have lined up for this year.

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