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What is the Cloud 9 Spa on Carnival ?

 TopWhat is the Cloud 9 Spa?

The Cloud 9 Spa and Spa Accommodations are on the Carnival Splendor, Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic boast an impressive 40,000 square foot area, creating a spa resort atop these magnificent floating resorts. The spa and fitness centers are 23,750 square feet (21,000 sq ft on the Splendor) and encompass two forward decks. In addition to the fitness area, the spas have a number of features such as a Thalassotherapy Pool and Thermal Suite, including indoor and outdoor relaxation areas and additional treatment rooms. Some of the facilities are capacity controlled and extra charges may apply. 

Note: For those guests who do not purchase a Spa Stateroom, we offer Day Passes to use the Thalassotherapy Pool and the Thermal Suite for ($40 USD). Voyage Passes are available - cost depends on the length of the cruise. 

Spa Features

The Thalassotherapy Pool, covered by a glass dome featuring jets of water jets massaging your body as it soaks in ionized water. The pool featuring jets of water jets massaging your body as it soaks in ionized water at temperature 91°F temperature (33°C).  

An elaborate and exclusive Thermal Suite, which offers intensive relaxation and a new sensory experience provided through 4 individually, designed heat therapy chambers to cleanse, tone and purify the body, using dry and wet heat chambers. Note: For those guests who do not purchase a Spa Stateroom, a fee applies. 

Dry Heat Chambers:

  • Laconium: is a large dry heat bath / sauna-like chamber, wherein body circulation is stimulated, thereby facilitating the elimination of metabolic waste accelerated and mobilizing the body's own defenses, while reducing stress. Body circulation is stimulated at a temperature of 55°-65° C or 131 - 149° F which facilitates the elimination of metabolic waste accelerated and mobilizes the body's own defenses, while reducing stress. 
  • Tepidarium: is the relaxation / rest area with the ergonomically shaped heated loungers for intensive relaxation, often referred to as the classic transition area of the spa, where you complete the process of regeneration. The classic transition area of the spa, where you complete the process of regeneration with ambient temperatures around 38° C or 100.4° F. 

Steam Chambers:

  • Oriental Steam Bath: is typically referred to as a large steam chamber called the Caldarium. The high humidity and radiant heat provides an extremely relaxing climate, which has a purifying effect on the whole body. The high humidity provides an extremely relaxing climate. The respiratory tract is cleansed, circulation stimulated, muscle tension relaxed, the skin becomes pliant and supple. Temperature: 40 - 50° C or 104 - 112° F.
  • Aroma Steam Bath: is typically referred to as the small intimate chamber called the steam aromatic grotto. The high humidity and radiant heat creates a moist, warm climate in the Aroma Steam Bath that gently but thoroughly cleanses the skin and respiratory tract, with herbal steam (sweet odors such as cinnamon, orange or apple) can additionally support the cleaning effect. The circulation is stimulated, muscle tension relaxed, stress is reduced, limbs and joint pains relieved. Temperature: approximately 40 - 50° C or 104 - 112° F. 

17 Beauty and Treatment Rooms, Including the Following:

Rasul Bath - A treatment that provides a unique and special sensory experience with the application of various mud treatments.

7th Heaven - Relaxation Room

Nirvana and Utopia - 2 private VIP Suites (treatment rooms) 


11 Answers

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Just thought I'd share that.   It's from their webpage.

We have paid for the week on several other cruises. I'll review this one when we return. We cruise in 20 days

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I cruise on Splendor in 340 very long days and I'll let you know if the DGF wants to use the Cloud 9 Spa.


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I took a Spa Balcony on the Magic a few years ago. To me, the extra cost was worth it for location (adjacent to the spa, therefore quiet) and amenities (Thalassotherapy pool, steam/sauna rooms, etc) that were included in the price. 

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We had a Spa Cabin on the Splendor.


the elevator to the Spa was broken all week

the Thallossatherapy pool was small, and had a ton of dust and debris around the windows  above it. I was waiting for a dusticle to fall into the pool.

the area with the heated benches was too hot, and should have been ventilated.

the men's locker room was dark, and had a terrible odour.

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Had a spa balcony on the Breeze and interior spa cabin on the Magic.  I liked it, used it almost every day, but in both cases got a good price and used it to get me up closer to lido instead of a lower deck.  I was on deck 10 on both ships, this level has a private spa entrance that is also convenient to access the Serenity deck.  

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I have never had a Spa Cabin & doubt that I ever will but I will not use the word never - who knows?

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I'm kinda looking forward to it, I'm booked on the Splendor and hoping its worth the extra money. 

I love the spa, and hope to visit it everyday...but who knows guess I'll have to wait and see.

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BAK - you're cruising on Carnival? Wow! What's up with that? Wink

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That was a couple of years ago, 2014.   I met up with someone from FV on that cruise.     That was also the last time we sailed Carnival.  It was a 5 day quickie up to Canada.

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Oops - I didn't look at the date of the post. 


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