Review: Rainforest Room at the Senses Spa Onboard the Disney Dream
Recently, I had the opportunity to try out Disney Cruise Line’s newest spa service the Rainforest Room at the Senses Spa and Salon. This service is 15 dollars per person per day. When you go into the Spa you give them your room key and Identification and in return you get to where a plastic green colored band that has an RFID chip and that will let you into the spa relaxation room. To start off, the senses spa is quite amazing. The Senses Spa has 17 private treatment rooms and 2 private luxury Villas as well as cabanas on Castaway Cay. The Senses Spa & Salon amenities include, Complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, Showers, Lockers, Comfortable waiting areas, Sandals and robes for use during your treatments and Men’s and women’s changing rooms. Every corner of this spa has been planned by Disney Crew and Imagineers.
The Rainforest Room has 4 different experiences. The entire Rainforest Room as a whole is designed to let you relax and pamper your body and soul. Right when you walk in you are welcome to help yourself to a refreshing iced cucumber or lemon water. First off the thing you notice most is the series of showers that is lined with river rock floors that massage your feet when you are exploring. These showers incorporate aromatherapy mist into the head system that is filled with soothing smells.
They are also color coded to the theme of the shower experience. Starting off in a green color you have the Rainforest Shower. This is a cold shower with tropical scents. You also have a choice of three different unique water configurations that have different pressure releases. The next one is Water fun and that one has many different changes in water pressure as well as different temperatures. A little is hot and a little is cold. The Tropical Thunder which is a red color has pre-configured buttons like “Southern Storm” and “Caribbean Storm” They also have thier own scents as well as sounds of thunder and rain. Truly a unique experience. Some of the showers are cold water showers but I think it is supposed to add contrast to the other hot experiences in the Rainforest room. The last shower that is a part of the shower experience is the Cool Mist experience. This is a larger shower meant for many a couple of people. This is also cold water that switches to warmer water complete with soothing sounds.
Another Experience is the Laconium (dry sauna), the Hamam (steam bath), and the, Caldarium (steam room). The Laconium is a really a great time. The sauna looks off the side of the ship into the ocean. This is nice to relax and rest your muscles from a long day (0r night) of walking, dancing or swimming. The other steam rooms are great to just relax and let your pores open up and breath. They senses spa will also give you mud and minerals to DIY yourself into exfoliation for an added fee. We did not experience this service.
On the other side of the spa you can feel free to use the reading styled lounge chairs (pictured below) and they are heated. These are formed to your body to lift your feet up and provide additional circulation. There is also a reading light provided. The heat lets you further relax your muscles and bones while you sail through the deep blue sea.
The last thing you can experience in the Rainforest Room is the two spa/jacuzzi’s that offer views of the sea. Sprawling views that you can take in while soaking up the sun and breathing in some fresh air. The spa tubs had very limited space for about 2 people per tub. The seats are designed for laying down.
Overall this service was a great value and I would do this on every Dream cruise. I would recommend this to any adult. I would also recommend that this be done on a port day since the crowds would be kept to a minimum. Also before 5pm. Once the guests that got off the ship return for the day the amount of guests might rise in the Rainforest Room. This will be most crowded on a sea day. Say goodbye to your ache-y muscles!
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