Relax and Refresh at the Greenhouse Spa and Salon

With the array of culinary options, exciting activities, spectacular shows and entertainment at your fingertips, it can be relatively easy to forget to relax on your cruise.

The best way to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul is to pay a visit to the shipboard Greenhouse Spa & Salon, arguably among the finest spas at sea.

Heated loungers in the Thermal Suite and the hydropool make up the Greenhouse Retreat.

Heated loungers in the Thermal Suite and the hydropool make up the Greenhouse Retreat.

On most Holland America ships the spa experience begins inside the Greenhouse Retreat, a social relaxation center. Lie on a heated tiled lounger or immerse yourself in the hydropool filled with calming ocean water heated to body temperature. The warm — not hot — temperature of the hydropool allows you to stay immersed and enjoy the benefits of the jets longer than a traditional hot tub.

Step into one of the mild saunas or steam grottos to warm yourself to the core and enjoy a DIY exfoliating scrub to get your skin super-soft for the next port. Day and full-cruise passes to the Greenhouse Retreat are available.

The retreat is only the prelude of what’s sure to be a memorable spa day at sea.

Expert massage therapists are on hand to soothe tired and sore muscles. Techniques from around the world offer guests once-in-a-lifetime experiences with treatments including the Precious Gem Massage designed especially to alleviate stress. Select from Sapphire, Ruby, Diamond or Emerald elixirs and emerge replenished. Are you enjoying a romantic getaway? Consider surprising your significant other with a couple’s massage!

All ships have an acupuncturist onboard, stimulating acupoints with needles to alleviate pain, anxiety, arthritis and many other conditions.

Take in the view of the open ocean while you get a blowout!

Take in the view of the open ocean while you get a blowout!

Want to look your best for formal night? The Greenhouse Salon has a full menu of services. Head to the salon for a blowout or the Beautiful Hands and Toes 45-minute spa manicure and 55-minute spa pedicure! Rejuvenate your skin with one of the spa’s signature facial treatments, using only premium-grade ingredients found in nature. The signature Elemis Oxydermy Facial fights lines and wrinkles in a relaxing treatment that will revive your skin and bring out a youthful glow. You can even have your hair colored and your teeth whitened (yes, really!) onboard.

Don’t forget that the spa is for men and women alike. Those who let their beard get a little grizzly in the Alaskan wilderness might enjoy a the Elemis Pro-Collagen Grooming treatment with Shave or a MANicure to send them home refreshed.

The Greenhouse Spa and Salon is open from 8 a.m. until 10 pm throughout each cruise and closes at 8 p.m. the final sailing day. For a full list of treatments available click here.

Are you ready to relax in the spa? What’s your favorite spa treatment? Let us know in the comments below!


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  1. Betty Benton April 5, 2024 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    I just learned the thermal suite and hydropool will be closed for 10 days of our 14 day transatlantic cruise on the Rotterdam. The primary reason we chose this itinerary was to enjoy the health benefits of those amenities during all those sea days. Is there anything comparable to book? We are beyond disappointed.

    • Julie April 8, 2024 at 6:33 am - Reply

      Hi Betty, we apologize for your disappointment. You will need to call reservations to discuss this, as we don’t have access to this information: 877–932–4259 or 206-626-7020.

  2. Sarah mandell August 8, 2022 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Is a pass to the thermal spa included with booking a spa cabin? What sort of exclusive treatments might be available? Is there a discount for spa services when booking a spa cabin?

  3. Anna May 21, 2022 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie. We purchased a spa pass the last time we were on the Eurodam and it was wonderful. We were able to purchase the pass at a discount on the first day of sailing. Is there still a discount available, or is the purchase price the same if we buy it before sailing?

  4. Kara May 19, 2022 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    I’d like to purchase the ‘Thermal Suite 5 Day’ pass for my cruise and it is listed as $123. Is this price per person? If so, can only one person in the cabin purchase this or will it automatically charge to all people in the cabin?

  5. Beverley May 8, 2022 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Are the hydro pools and spa open on the Koiningsdam Alaska cruises for 2022?

  6. shawna May 1, 2022 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    my husband and I have booked thermal suite packages for seven days on the Rotterdam this summer. what time can we go to the spa on the day of embarking ? I would also like to book a massage that same day, when we check-in , but not sure when we will be allowed on board and don’t want to miss my massage time.

  7. kevin Kousch March 21, 2022 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Booking the hydro therapy for 9/28/22
    I hear no more couples passes, anyone have any info?

  8. B. Cullom August 24, 2021 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Hi.We were booking the Zuiderdam trip Nov. 6 2021 Sea of Cortez but your rep just informed me the Greenhouse Spa is closed (The membership for around $250) to use thermal pool. etc. This is the whole reason we cruise. Cancelled my reservation for the 3 of us. Can you double check this, and is there any way I can be notified if it reopens so I can rebook? Thanks!

  9. Thomas June 30, 2021 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Do the Holland America spas offer spay on tans? Going to Alaska in late august…I did not see that treatment on the spa web page. Thanks

  10. ELIZABETH A Crum January 27, 2021 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie – we are planning to stay in a Neptune suite on an Alaskan cruise in June 2021. How can I guarantee that I will be able to buy a spa pass for all 7 days of the cruise for me and my husband? The spa is the biggest part of our vacation as we love thermal spas – and don’t want to be disasspointed.

  11. Kimberly December 13, 2020 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    I will be taking a 17 day cruise on Westerdam and purchased the Thermal Suite and Thalassotherapy Pool 14+ Day. Does this pass cover all 17 days on cruise (14+)?

  12. Kimberly December 13, 2020 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    I will be taking a 17 day cruise on Westerdam and purchased the Thermal Suite and Thalassotherapy Pool 14+ Day. Does this pass cover all days on cruise (14+)?

  13. Lynne McLachlan August 16, 2019 at 8:25 am - Reply


    Sailing on the Volendam in Sept. Is it possible to buy a day pass to use the relaxation centre including the hydropool, sauna and steam grottos? Thanks Lynne

  14. Martin R Bennett February 6, 2019 at 1:21 am - Reply

    I am sailing on the Zuiderdam July 6, 2019 out of Copenhagen. I’d like to visit the Greenhouse Retreat to use the hydrospa, steam room and heated loungers during my cruise. Can daily passes be purchased and if so what is the approximate cost? Lastly if I book a massage or other treatment is use of the Greenhouse Retreat that day complimentary?

  15. Jennie November 12, 2018 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    We are going to be on the Volendam for 16 days through the Panama Canal next month. We usually do Vista or Signature Class ships. Are you saying we can’t buy a thermal suite pass for our entire voyage on the Volendam? :(

  16. George September 16, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    What ships have Thermal Spa package? What is the fee?


  17. Jordana Adams December 10, 2017 at 9:18 am - Reply

    the Green Spa on the Nieuw Amsterdam offered a Cocoon Treatment. What is the exact name of it as I am trying to find a spa in my home town. Thanks. Jordana

  18. Eric V Hansen November 26, 2017 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    We are presently booked on the Veendam sailing 12/8. We are in Spa suite 101 on the Verandah deck. We love spending some afternoons in the spa. How do we signup or book the Greenhouse Spa for our 14 day trip?
    Thank you!

  19. Elaine September 2, 2017 at 1:11 am - Reply

    I am trying to book an Elemis body sculpting cellulite and colon treatment on Volendam on 14/9/17 but am finding it difficult to do online. My booking no for the cruise is HQ7DDL/2. Can you please help???

  20. Paul Webber April 21, 2017 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    My wife and I recently sailed on the Zaandam and enjoyed the greenhouse spa; especially the steam room and mineral water jacuzzi. We will be sailing on the Westerdam and want to sign up for the greenhouse spa on that ship.
    Does the Westerdam have the steam room and mineral Jacuzzi?

  21. maler June 11, 2015 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Nuwan fromsri lanka he is the best hairdresser green houes spa

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