The Oasis Spa & Health Club is a large spa complex in the forward part
of the ship. It combines a spa treatment area, a gymnasium and a salon.
There are programs designed for women, men and for couples. (See Spa
price list/menu from one cruise)
Azura has four swimming pool areas around which are
located various amenities and facilities.
Starting at the stern and going forward, the first pool
area is The Terrace Pool (above and left). This area
has its own bar and is not far from the ship's buffet
Moving forward, the next pool area is the
Aqua Pool. It has two whirlpools as well as
its own bar. However, the most spectacular
feature of this area is the Seascreen (below),
a giant LCD screen, which is used for
showing movies and other video shows.
The Coral Pool is a large
traditional pool with two
whirlpools. It has its own bar
and is near the ship's
pizzeria and ice cream shop.
Oasis Pool is
surrounded by the
ship's spa area.
The pool is
"endless", i.e. it
has a current that
guests can swim
against thus giving
a workout that
only be had in a
much larger pool.
The area also
There is plenty of space on Azura outside of the Retreat area for open-air lounging and Azura has numerous deck chairs and
Azura also has such traditional sports facilities as quoits (below left), shuffleboard and golf nets. For strolling, Azura has an
Outdoor Promenade that follows the circumference of the ship.
The Retreat is similar to the popular
Sanctuary areas on the more recent
Princess Cruises ships (See, e.g.,
Emerald Princess tour) . It is an
adults-only area with premium
loungers, protective awnings, and
waiter service. Guests can also have a
massage or other spa treatment in the
The Gymnasium overlooks the bow of the ship. A
section is designed for aerobics and fitness classes while
the rest is populated by exercise machines, weight
machines and free weights. There are also changing
facilities and towels. Fitness instructors teach classes and
are available for personal instruction
The Salon offers manicures and
pedicures as well as beauty
treatments and hair care.
The Thermal Suite includes heated ceramic
chairs (right) and various types of steam rooms.
For massages, acupuncture, scrubs, mud
therapies, and other treatments, the spa has a
number of Treatment Rooms. These include
rooms for couples (below left) as well as
individual rooms, some of which have their
own balcony .
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