2 – Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway is not only the largest ship to be based year-round out of New York City but also a part of the only fleet to offer the Mandara Spa on-board.
As well as the Thermal Suites available aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, which include heated ceramic lounges, a Thalasso Therapy Pool, hot tubs, steam rooms and tropical rain showers, there are over fifty specialty treatments offered at the Mandara Spa from hot stone massages and facials to Acupuncture, body wraps and age-defying treatments.
On top of all of this, Norwegian Breakaway lays claim to having the first ever Salt Room on-board a cruise ship. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits of the salt chamber include relieving symptoms of respiratory and skin ailments and boosting immune systems. The room itself offers a perfect place to relax, de-stress and heal. This is the feature that puts the Norwegian Breakaway into my top five.