The Spa & Salon Facilities onboard the Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Equinox Spa
The Celebrity Equinox's "AquaSpa" offers a good variety of day spa selections for your enjoyment: massages, acupuncture, body wraps, slimming treatments, facial treatments, tooth whitening, steam rooms, and water therapies. The spa is managed by Steiner, who is the leader in spa management for the majority of the cruise lines. You should check onboard for the current list of services being offered on your cruise. Of particular interest are the Persian Garden private sauna area (with New Age music piped in for ultimate relaxation), the couples massage room, and a dry float bed (used in body wraps).
Celebrity Equinox Salon
The Salon onboard the Celebrity Equinox offers hairstyling, cutting, coloring, eyebrow shaping, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and facial treatments. The AquaSpa and the Salon are located on the Resort Deck (Deck 12).
Celebrity Equinox Spa & Salon Tips:
Make certain to book any Salon and Spa menu of services early -- they tend to fill up quickly. You can book many of the treatments during your online checking process.
Celebrity Cruises sells "spa certificates" via their web site. However, there is a problem... the spa certificates can only be redeemed once on the ship. When you go to reserve a spa treatment during your online checkin, you must pay for your spa treatment via a credit card when you reserve it. Unfortunately, if you have a spa certificate, you are not able to reserve until you get onboard the ship. This will leave you with a smaller selection of appointment times and services. So, until Celebrity allows you to reserve with a spa certificate during the online checkin process, our advice is to not buy a spa certificate. If you do have a spa certificate, just make certain to go to the spa as soon as possible during embarkation to get your appointment set. (information verified December 2011)
Some services are offered at a discount. Check Celebrity Equinox Today for details. But keep in mind that the reduced price may mean less time is allotted for the service.
Take some time for you with a hot stone massage.
If you think a cruise would be a good time to try acupuncture, consider that a potential side effect with the treatment is possible bruising. This probably isn't something you would want to deal with depending on your formal evening attire.