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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Radford

A Voyage of Self-Love How to Turn Your Next Cruise into a Self-Care Cruise

In today's hectic world, it's more important than ever to take some time strictly for yourself. And what better way to do that than on a self-care cruise? That's right, a cruise dedicated to helping you relax, rejuvenate, and recharge. Whether you're looking for some peace and quiet or want to be pampered from head to toe, a self-care cruise has something for everyone.



You Deserve Some “Me” Time

We all have busy lives. Between work, family, and social obligations, it can be hard to find time for ourselves. But it’s important to remember that we deserve some “me” time! Taking a self-care cruise is a great way to take a break from the everyday grind and focus on your own needs for once. Now, I know that cruises are known for being busy, but they can also be great places for self-care. Self-care cruises are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people realize the benefits of taking some time for themselves.


What is a Self-Care Cruise?

A self-care cruise is simply a vacation, specifically designed and curated to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. On a self-care cruise, you can disconnect from the outside world and focus on yourself for once. It’s the perfect way to reset and restore.

Here are some tips:


  • Book the nicest cabin you can afford (I personally prefer a balcony), then create an ambiance of serenity and peace right there in your cabin.

  • Create a playlist ahead of time with music that ushers you into a mellow, soothing, self-care mood. Need a little inspiration, check out ours here.

  • Bring your own waffle robe and slippers to provide a spa-like feel.

  • Stay in and order room service. Have a bottle of sparkling wine and some strawberries delivered to your cabin or whatever you desire. If cost is a concern, bring snacks that you can travel with or skip the snacks altogether.

  • Bring a travel diffuser and your favorite essential oils that will fill your cabin with aromas that produce a calming, therapeutic aura, like lavender, mint, or eucalyptus. For safety reasons, you don’t want to burn candles.


Enjoy Some Much-Needed R&R:

When was the last time you truly relaxed? If you can’t remember, then it’s been too long! We all need some time to chill and unwind. Start your day by enjoying an early morning walk while taking in the breathtaking sunrise and vibing to a playlist of music featuring amazing female artists. Then, book some time at the spa or even get a massage on the beach. For some private time, bask in the view of the amazing ocean from a nice spot on the ship, your balcony, or ocean-view room. Allow your mind to destress. You can meditate, practice yoga, or find quiet places on the ship to read a book or journal.



Of course, no cruise vacation would be complete without delicious food and drinks. When you’re ready to mingle, treat yourself to some specialty dining and cocktails.


A self-care cruise is a great way to take some much-needed “me” time. It's the perfect way to escape the stresses of everyday life and recharge your batteries. With so many destinations to choose from, there's sure to be a cruise that's perfect for you. So book your cabin today and get ready for some much-needed rest and relaxation.


If you are ready to find your self-care cruise on Virgin Voyages, use this link and get started!


-Bon voyage!



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