Photo Slideshow: Europa 2 Spa & Fitness

Europa 2 Spa
A warm welcome to the spa on Europa 2. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

In an earlier post I wrote that Europa 2 had one of the best cruise ship gyms I’ve ever encountered. That was my conclusion after being on board for only 24 hours during a preview cruise this past spring. In July 2013, however, I cruised on Europa 2 and found a few flaws with the gym.

Europa 2 Spa
Europa 2 features free weights but only up to 10 kilograms. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

While Europa 2 features an attractive gym, it is not the best I’ve seen at sea in terms of equipment and offerings. For example, the fitness center could use more weight-training equipment. Dumbbells top out at 10 kilograms, about 22 pounds. I wasn’t the only one who asked if there were heavier weights available. At least two others did so on my sailing in July. On Royal Princess, by contrast, the dumbbells top out at 100 pounds (see Photo Tour: Royal Princess Spa & Fitness).

That said, Europa 2’s gym is certainly adequate to maintain a fitness routine and offset the excess calories that are so easy to consume, and the gym is as good as, or better, than gyms on other luxury cruise ships.

Europa 2’s spa is exceptionally well done, and I particularly enjoyed the aft-facing whirlpool and sauna.

I also appreciated the fact that I could maintain my healthy dining lifestyle on Europa 2. I enjoyed breakfast in The Yacht Club, where I found the healthful, trendy (and expensive) chia seeds on the breakfast buffet, as well as fresh fruits and juices — and lots of other healthy choices. In fact, breakfast in The Yacht Club wasn’t all that much different from my breakfast at Whole Foods when back home.

To get a feel for working out and relaxing in the spa on board, check out 13 photos in our Photo Slideshow featuring Europa 2’s Spa & Fitness.

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Welcome To The Spa

Welcome To The Spa

A warm welcome to the spa on Europa 2. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Spacious Spa

Spacious Spa

Europa 2 features more than 10,000 square feet of space dedicated to wellness. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Spacious Spa

Spacious Spa

Europa 2 features more than 10,000 square feet of space dedicated to wellness. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Towels, Shampoo, Soap

Towels, Shampoo, Soap

All is provided at the spa. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Sauna

Sauna

The sauna on Europa 2 faces aft, with views. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Eight Treatment Rooms

Eight Treatment Rooms

Treatments ranging from massages, to facials, to Thalassotherapy are offered in the eight treatment rooms at the Ocean Spa. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Couples Treatment Room

Couples Treatment Room

Of the eight treatment rooms, one is for couples. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Golf Simulators

Golf Simulators

Europa 2 features two golf simulators with video-based training. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Kinesis

Kinesis

Kinesis on Europa 2. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Free Weights

Free Weights

Europa 2 features free weights but only up to 10 kilograms. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Fitness Studio

Fitness Studio

The fitness studio features fitness and cardio equipment, as well as kinesis walls by Technogym. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Europa 2 Cardio Machines

Europa 2 Cardio Machines

Europa 2 features a variety of cardio machines. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Spa

Spa

Spa On Europe 2. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

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Be sure to also check out our Europa 2 ship review, as well as these posts:

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