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Choose a cruise to fully unwind and relax at sea

Choose a cruise to fully unwind and relax at sea

There are times when you want a packed schedule chock-full of activities, and there are times when you just want to sit back, relax and unwind. If you’re looking for the latter, a cruise provides the perfect opportunity to do just that. Envelop yourself in the beautiful blues of the ocean and sky, and literally sail away from it all. Since fully switching off is easier said than done, we’ve put together a list of the top ways to chill out and recharge on a cruise ship.   

Open-deck swimming pool

Chill out on the deck

Lie back on a lounger with the blue sky above, caressed by the sea breeze as you sip a cocktail and enjoy every minute of your well-earned holiday. Bring along that book your friend loaned you ages ago to really get lost in a good story, or pop in your earbuds to enjoy your favourite tunes and podcasts. Bookworms might want to opt for an e-reader to really maximise the number of literary worlds they can escape to ─ bliss.

Take a dip

When it’s time to cool off, ease yourself gently into one of the pools and take in the unique perspective of being in a pool, on a ship, surrounded by the ocean. Whether you feel like doing a few laps, venturing down a gentle slide, enjoying the view from the pool or simply making your way to the swim-up bar, there’s a pool to suit every mood. 

Fitness centre

Healthy body, healthy mind

A cruise holiday is also the perfect opportunity for some me-time to focus on your own wellbeing. Find balance and strength with classes, up your cardio game on the running track, or take a dip in the pool for some more gentle, low impact exercise. Want to keep your personal trainer happy? Hit the gym at any time. Or, if you’ve got a standing appointment on the basketball courts back home, hit the arena to practise your jump and smash it out the court when you return. 


Unwind at the spa 

There’s no room for stress on this holiday. Indulge in a variety of spa treatments, each tailored to target specific needs and preferences. Choose an aromatherapy massage to really relax and rebalance your spirit or, if you’re a gym junkie, opt for a deeper massage to restore your tired muscles. With a full menu of treatments available, you’ll find plenty of options to help you achieve blissful revitalisation. 

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Extend the relaxation time and explore Hong Kong

Now that you’ve relaxed by the pool, learned something new and de-stressed in the spa, it’s the perfect time to extend your holiday and experience the unique charm of Hong Kong. Travel back in time by taking a stroll through Old Town Central, making sure to stop and savour some local flavours along the way. Like feeling cultured? Continue your exploration of different arts and performances by taking in one of these top arts events or sitting down to enjoy a Cantonese Opera.

Escape to nature

If you still crave that natural calm the ocean provided, you’re in the right place. Hong Kong might be known for its cityscapes, but actually has more parks and natural landscapes than urban areas. For a natural retreat within the city, check out our city parks, or venture further afield to one of the many natural parks. Or to really find your zen, spend some time in the area around The Big Buddha , meander your way through the city’s best temples or visit the traffic-free Lamma Island.

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