Relaxing in Virgin Voyages’ Redemption Spa is one of my favorite things to do on a Virgin Voyages cruise. The Thermal Spa Pass allows you to spend a few hours soaking in hot and cold pools, releasing toxins in the wet and dry saunas, treating your skin with mud masks, and trying out the spa’s unique Himalayan salt room.
But before I tried the Thermal Suite Pass on my first Virgin Voyages cruise, I was uncertain about whether it was worth it. With so many things to do on board, you want to make the best of your time and ensure you know what you’re getting yourself into when trying something new.
This Virgin Voyages travel guide will detail everything you need to know about the Thermal Suite Pass, and give you an overview of the Virgin Voyages spa prices for massages and other treatments.
This guide is accurate for the Scarlet Lady spa, Resilient Lady spa, Brilliant Lady spa, and Valiant Lady spa, since all four ships have a nearly identical design. The photos are from the Valiant Lady. I do my best to keep this guide up to date, but Virgin Voyages’ spa prices may change at any time. If you are charged a different amount on your cruise, please let me know so I can update.
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★ Virgin Voyages Drink Package (Bar Tab) Review + Drink Prices
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Everything You Need to Know About the Virgin Voyages Thermal Spa Pass
The Thermal Spa Pass allows you to spend up to three hours in the Redemption Spa Thermal Suite. The pass costs $39 on port days and $69 on sea days. You can also get an unlimited use pass for the duration of your cruise, but the price varies depending on cruise length.
I visited the Thermal Suite first on my first sea day on an 8-night Virgin Voyages Caribbean cruise. Since it was the first day, the spa was uncrowded, which was wonderful! Then when a massive rain storm ruined my plans in the Dominican Republic, I spent the afternoon enjoying the spa. Even though it was a port day, it was a little more busy. If you want to visit the spa when its least busy, you can ask the spa staff to see the sign-up sheet. Generally, the least busy times are at the beginning of the cruise, port days, and during major events like Scarlet Night.
Himalayan Salt Room in the Virgin Voyages Spa
Redemption Spa Thermal Suite Features
There are several rooms and other features in Virgin Voyages’ Thermal Suite. Each room has darling circular windows where you can look out at the ocean. The spa rooms and features include the following:
Himalayan Salt Room: The Himalayan Salt Room was the most unique feature I saw in Redemption Spa. It’s a heated room covered in bright pink and white marble, where you can experience halotherapy (breathing in salty air). Halotherapy is known to improve breathing and help with certain health conditions including asthma and lung infections.
Wet sauna (steam room): The wet sauna is a steam room that is heated and scented with lavender and eucalyptus essential oils. The room is thick with steam and very hot. Spending time in a steam room can result in a diversity of health benefits, from clearing congestion to lowering blood pressure.
Dry sauna: The dry sauna is hot and dry, with cedar seating. It’s the largest of the various saunas and rooms, and can easily seat a few groups of people. Some of the benefits of spending time in a dry sauna include reduced inflammation and a lower risk of heart disease.
Mud room: Virgin Voyages’ Redemption Spa also features a mud room, which is essentially a sauna where you can apply a mud mask on your skin and wash it off. You can get small containers of mud from the reception to use in this room. To maximize your experience, do the mud mask at the very end of your time in the spa.
A peek into the Virgin Voyages Spa: hot plunge pool (left), pool), and cold plunge pools (back).
Hot plunge tub (hot tub): The Virgin Voyages has one small hot tub with enough room for two people. Thankfully, there are several large hot tubs on upper decks of the ship that are available for free.
Cold plunge tubs: The spa also features two small cold plunge tubs, which each fit two people. Switching back and forth between the cold plunge tubs and the sauna is thought to have significant health benefits.
Pool: Next to the three plunge tubs is a pool with lukewarm water. You can enter this pool after the hot tub to cool down.
Heated marble hammam benches: Another interesting addition to the Thermal Suite is the heated marble benches. These marble slabs are modeled after benches in traditional Turkish bathhouses. You can lay on the heated marble, though, I personally prefer to spend the majority of my time in the sauna, salt room or tubs.
Heated marble hammam benches in the Virgin Voyages Spa
What does the Thermal Suite Pass include?
The Thermal Suite Pass includes access the the Thermal Suite (usually for three hours), a white bathrobe, towels, plastic slides, mud for mud masks, and water.
How much does the Thermal Suite Pass cost?
The Virgin Voyages Thermal Suite Pass costs $39 on port days and $69 on sea days. In addition, you can get a spa pass for the duration of your cruise for a few hundred dollars (depending on the cruise length).
How can I reserve a Thermal Suite Pass?
You can only reserve a Thermal Suite Pass on board your Virgin Voyages ship. When you are on board, head to the Redemption Spa reception on Deck 5 and make your reservation. If you’re curious about which days and time slots have the least sign-ups, you can ask the receptionist to see the sign-up sheet.
Is Virgin Voyages’ Thermal Suite Pass worth it?
My husband and I purchases the Thermal Suite Pass twice on our 8-night cruise, and we thought it was definitely worth it. The facilities are new and clean, and the experience is relaxing. If you’re able to book on a port day, the price is lower than what you’d pay at most spas the U.S.
Virgin Voyages Spa Prices
Lots of people ask about Virgin Voyages’ spa prices. As of the time of writing, here is the Virgin Voyages spa menu and associated prices:
Salvation Swedish Massage: $155 for 50 minutes, $225 for 75 minutes, and $259 for 90 minutes.
Atonement Deep Tissue Massage: $189 for 50 minutes, $235 for 75 minutes, and $269 for 90 minutes.
Awakening Bamboo Massage: $199 for 50 minutes, $235 for 75 minutes, and $285 for 90 minutes.
Absolution Quartz Bed Massage: $295 for 75 minutes.
Recovery Salt Stone Massage: $285 for 75 minutes.
Deliverance Hot Mineral Massage: $279 for 75 minutes.
Three Step Reclamation Body Treatment: $355 for 100 minutes, and $395 for 125 minutes.
Three Step Nourishment Body Treatment: $275 for 75 minutes, and $319 for 100 minutes.
Resurrection Acupuncture: $199 for 60 minutes.
Rejuvenating Technology Facial: $199 for 50 minutes.
Restoration Pro-Collagen Age Defying Facial: $175 for 50 minutes.
Remedy Vitamin Infused Facial: $155 for 50 minutes.
Making the most of my Virgin Voyages spa day pass by enjoying each room
Final Thoughts: Virgin Voyages Spa Menu + Thermal Spa Pass
Spending time in the Virgin Voyages spa is one of the best ways to relax and disconnect during your cruise. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment I spent in the Thermal Suite, and I hope you do as well. As you prepare for your cruise, be sure to read my other Virgin Voyages articles for insider tips and insights.
PS: If you’re leaving for your cruise in a few weeks (or days), here are a few things I recommend ordering online for your sailing:
Scarlet Night is one of the most iconic events on board. Make sure you have something red packed!
There is a pajama party on the first night of every Virgin cruise. Pack some cute pajamas!
You’ll need something to carry your things around the ship—and on cruise port days!
If you have any water adventures planned during port days, order a GoPro to capture those memories!
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