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Relax, Refresh and Unwind: Pampering Yourself on a Holland America Line Cruise

A cruise with Holland America Line is the ultimate retreat. As you indulge in exquisite cuisine, exceptional entertainment and once-in-a-lifetime destinations, it becomes clear that our main focus is you.

Every aspect of our cruises is geared toward making your vacation unforgettable, however these activities and services are specifically designed to have you feeling and looking your best.


If you’re in search of rejuvenation through exercise or simply want to stay healthy and fit as you cruise, Holland America Line has got you covered. Our fully equipped fitness centers are home to the latest cardio and weight machines and an assortment of classes led by our knowledgeable instructors — making it easy to keep up with those fitness goals you’ve set for the New Year.

There’s no better way to kick-start your day than by getting a boost of energy from a good workout. If you enjoy exercising on your own, take advantage of our treadmills, stationary bikes, rowing machines, weights and more, as you look out at the amazing panoramic ocean view. However, if a group-oriented workout is more up your alley, you can choose from a selection of classes ranging from yoga or Pilates to aerobics and spinning. For something unique, a TRX class is available exclusively on Koningsdam and is offered for participants of all levels.

Prefer to get your workout in outdoors? You also have the option to take a walk or jog around our generously proportioned teak decks or get a group together for a game of basketball, volleyball, tennis or ping pong. Or perhaps you’d like to achieve zen in group yoga as you watch the horizon gently drift by … There’s nothing like exercising while enjoying the ocean breeze and ending your workout with a dip in one of our pools for the perfect cool down.

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As you get acquainted with the various venues onboard our ships, you’ll find one specific area that’s completely dedicated to you – our Greenhouse Spa. Whether you’ve just returned from an active day at port or are just in need of some “me time,” there’s no better way to unwind and refresh than by paying a visit to this serene sanctuary.

Our spa is designed to nurture every aspect of your well-being. With a wide array of incredibly pampering treatments, you can be sure there’s something to cater to your every need. Feet tired from exploring the port? Treat yourself to our Revitalizing Tired Foot & Ankle Massage. Feeling worn after an exciting excursion? Indulge in our Elemis Deep Tissue Muscle Massage and feel your tension melt away. Just looking for a some downtime? Delight in our Sensory Scalp massage or one of our luxurious facials. If it’s romantic time you seek with your partner, a couple’s massage is the perfect way to spend time together while doing something good for your body.

On select ships you’ll also find our relaxing hydroptherapy pools. Bubbling with warm therapeutic sea-water containing trace elements and vitamins to help remineralize your body, you’ll find your sore muscles soothed in a tranquil and comforting environment that you’ll find difficult to leave.

For those seeking extra attention to some problem areas, Koningsdam features our only Medi-Spa, privately tucked away on the upper deck inside the main spa. From acupuncture to facial rejuvenation, head home looking even more refreshed and feeling great.

The pampering doesn’t stop there. Looking good, feeling good and being healthy is interconnected. So don’t discount the health benefits of a trip to the beauty salon. It’s the icing on the cake!

A great option for gala night or any other special occasion, our Greenhouse Salon offers a variety of services to ensure you’re looking and feeling your very best. Make an appointment to get your hair blown out or styled, or treat yourself to one of our deluxe manicure and pedicure treatments, like our Fire & Ice Manicure that will warm your spirit and cool your stress.

Taking pride in your appearance is not solely reserved for women; men will find our salon provides an assortment of services to meet their needs. From cuts and shaves to MANicures and facials, Holland America Line provides something for everyone. And the men onboard Koningsdam have an extra option with the Barber Shop, offering a shave and haircuts.

Because the Greenhouse Spa & Salon is such a popular destination, guests are encouraged to book services in advance, however appointments can also be made once you’re onboard. For a full list of available treatments click here.

For luxurious lounging, visit The Retreat onboard Koningsdam.

For luxurious lounging, visit The Retreat onboard Koningsdam.

As you take in our show-stopping performances, enticing restaurants, lively entertainment and incredible ports, don’t forget to take some time for you. There’s always so much to see and do on a Holland America Line cruise it can be easy to forget to also take the time to relax, so next time you’re onboard remember to treat yourself!

If you’re considering a cruise, there’s never been a better time to book! Take advantage of our View & Verandah promo and you could receive up to $500 of onboard spending money.

  • Sherry

    What is the charge to enjoy the Retreat for a couple?

  • Kerri Santos

    My mom and I are going on a Alaska land and cruise starting June 12. I would like to surprise my mother with a massage on the cruise. Can I please get prices and how do I sign her up?

  • Julie

    Kerri, please contact reservations and they can provide you with all of the information to pre-book. What a fantastic surprise! Res: 1–877–932–4259

  • Christine

    I’m very disappointed that the spin bikes are only for the classes. Even after I purchased the class pass for the whole time I was told they are only available during the class. I have never in my life not seen spin bikes accessible to everyone at the gym.

  • Julie

    Hi Christine, due to the nature of the bikes, we can only offer them during a class. We do offer bikes in the fitness center.

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