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Holland America Spa and Salon Services (With Menu and Prices)

Holland America Spa and Salon Services (With Menu and Prices)

Looking to pamper yourself on a Holland America cruise? Find out all about the Holland America spa and salon services before your next voyage.

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I love visiting the spa when I cruise—it’s my favorite way to use onboard credit! But I like to plan all my spa treatments before I sail so I don’t waste time onboard (or blow my budget).

You can do the same with this comprehensive guide to HAL spa and salon services. (Be sure to read to the end to find out how you can save money by booking your services before you cruise.)

Holland America’s luxe Greenhouse Spa and Salon offers a variety of services at sea, from basic haircuts and facials to medi-spa and teeth whitening treatments so you’ll look amazing on your vacation, and when you get back home!

The Greenhouse Spa & Salon is offered on the following Holland America ships:

  • Eurodam
  • Konigsdam
  • Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Nieuw Statendam
  • Noordam
  • Oosterdam
  • Rotterdam
  • Volendam
  • Westerdam
  • Zaandam
  • Zuiderdam

Facial treatments

There’s nothing like a facial to get your skin glowing for all those vacation pictures! The Greenhouse Spa offers a range of facial treatments, customized to your needs.

The spa uses (my personal favorite) Elemis products in their facials. This British brand has been making skincare products with natural extracts for over thirty years. In 2020, Elemis was named Best Premium Skincare Brand by The Sunday Times Style section in the UK.

Elemis Touch facials:

  • Pro-Collagen Age Defy (50 min, $169)
  • Dynamic Resurfacing Precision Peel (50 min, $169)
  • Superfood Pro-Radiance (50 min, $149)
  • High-Performance Skin Energizer for Men (50 min, $149)

Elemis BIOTEC Anti-aging facials:

  • BIOTEC Line Eraser (50 min, $199)
  • BIOTEC Firm-a-Lift (50 min, $199)
  • BIOTEC Skin Resurfacer (50 min, $199)
  • BIOTEC Super Charger for Men (50 min, $199)

If you’re looking for a quicker facial treatment, the spa also offers its Glow In-a-Flash essential facial (25 min, $129) that will get you in and out in no time.


Holland America’s spa offers a range of massage therapies to help dissolve that stress you’ve been carrying around and put yourself right into cruise relaxation mode.

Many of their massage treatments are offered for shorter or longer time periods to suit your schedule and budget.

Nurturing massage options:

  • BIOTEC Face Treatment and Body Ritual (100 min, $299)
  • Couture Touch Face and Body Treatment (50 min, $189 / 100 min, $299)
  • R3 Pain Management Therapy (100 min, $299)
  • Restorative Salt Stone Massage (75 min, $229)
  • Coconut or Thai Herbal Poultice Massage (75 min, $229 / 100 min, $299)
  • Aroma Stone Therapy (50 min, $179 / 75 min, $209 / 100 min, $299)
  • Bamboo Massage (50 min, $179 / 75 min, $209 / 100 min, $299)
  • Deep Tissue Muscle Massage (50 min, $179 / 75 min, $209 / 100 min, $299)
  • Swedish Massage (50 min, $149 / 75 min, $199 / 100 min, $299)
  • Reflexology Massage (50 min, $149)
  • Couples Swedish Massage* (50 min, $279 / 75 min, $379 / 100 min, $579)

*For the couples massage, the Greenhouse Spa and Salon lets you upgrade to another massage type for a nominal fee.

The couples’ massage room at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon on HAL (image courtesy of Holland America Line)

Nourishing massage options:

  • Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage (75 min, $229 / 100 min, $299)
  • Intensely Cleansing Salt Scrub (50 min, $189 / 75 min, $229)
  • Ionithermie Cellulite Reduction Treatment (50 min, $189 / 3 sessions $399)

Medi-Spa Aesthetics

The Greenhouse Spa & Salon on Holland America also offers medi-spa services. Medi-spa treatments blend a relaxing spa experience with the procedures and expertise you used to only find at your dermatologist’s office.

Since we all have different needs and desired outcomes, pricing for these specialized treatments will vary.

Cruisers can visit the spa to book a consultation and learn about pricing options for these medi-spa services:

  • Thermage Skin Tightening Treatments
  • Restylane Dermal Filler Treatments
  • DYSPORT Cosmetic Wrinkle Treatments


I had my very first acupuncture appointment on a cruise ship, after Mr. SBC tried it. He’s been dealing with neck pain from arthritis for years, and booked a session of appointments on board when he saw how well it worked.

Even though I wasn’t looking forward to becoming a human pincushion, I gave it a try and realized that the needles don’t hurt at all, and acupuncture helps with both my back pain (I have scoliosis-induced arthritis) as well as my anxiety. Now we both book at least one session every time we cruise.

On Holland America, a basic 50-minute acupuncture session costs $179. But you’re also able to add on a variety of complementary treatments to your session, at a pretty reasonable cost.

If you’ve never tried acupuncture before, a lot of your session time involves lying down and relaxing while those amazing little needles work their magic. Your acupuncture therapist usually leaves you alone for most of your session, checking on you occasionally.

Adding on another service can fill in that extra time so you don’t find yourself staring at the ceiling (or falling asleep) while you wait!

The following add-on services are available with your acupuncture session on Holland America:

  • Neck and shoulder cupping – $39
  • Cellulite cupping – $39
  • Eastern nutritional consultation – $39
  • Anti-aging acupuncture facial – $39
  • Herbal consultation – $20

Tip: If you’re nervous about feeling the standard acupuncture needles, ask your practitioner to use thinner needles (often called Japanese needles).

Hair services

Although I’m a frequent traveler, I often find myself calling my home salon just days before a trip to see if my stylist can fit me in. Is it just me, or do you do the same thing?

Thankfully, The Greenhouse on Holland America ships has a full-service hair salon, where you can get anything from a trim or a blowout to highlights or even a full color.

The Greenhouse Salon offers the following hair services:

  • Color and Style Consultation – complimentary
  • Keratin Complex Express Blowout – from $169
  • Shampoo and Blowout (bundle of 3) – $129
  • Red Carpet Blowout – from $79
  • Updo Style with Blowout – from $69
  • Shampoo and Blowout – from $49
  • Keratin Complex Blowout with Cut and Style – from $199
  • Kérastase Elixir Ultime 24-Karat Indulgent Ritual – $59
  • Kérastase Fusio Dose Instant Hair Treatment – $29
  • Kérastase 123 Hair Ritual – $19
  • Highlights or Lowlights – from $149
  • Permanent Color – from $99
  • Semi-Permanent Color – from $79
  • Colorful Hair – from $49

Tip: Most Holland America cruises have two formal nights per seven-day sailing (and more for longer cruises). Book your hair service early if you want to look your best for formal night—the salon is usually super-busy on those days!

Nail services

When I’m on a cruise, I want my nails to look their best (especially my pedicure since I usually wear sandals in tropical ports).

If you live in a cold climate like I do, getting a pre-cruise pedicure means waiting for-ev-er until my toes dry before squashing my feet back into boots and hoping that I didn’t ruin the polish.

I learned my lesson the hard way, and now I skip all that worry and have my pedicure on board. You can either relax in the spa while they dry, or slip your flip-flops on and enjoy the ship!

Enjoy hair and nail services with an ocean view (image courtesy of Holland America Line)

Nail services at The Greenhouse Spa include:

  • Fire & Ice Manicure (45 min, $69)
  • Exotic Hand Ritual Manicure (45 min, $59)
  • Traditional Manicure (30 min, $49)
  • Fire & Ice Pedicure (60 min, $79)
  • Sole Delight Pedicure (60 min, $69)
  • Traditional Pedicure (45 min, $59)
  • Repolish- $29
  • Nail Fix (per nail) – $15
  • Shellac add-on – $20
  • Paraffin Wax add-on – $19

You can also save money by bundling some nail services:

  • Fire & Ice Manicure + Pedicure (105 min, $129)
  • Exotic Hand Ritual Manicure + Sole Delight Pedicure (105 min, $119)
  • Traditional Manicure + Pedicure (75 min, $99)
  • Shellac add-on for Manicure + Pedicure – $30

Tip: Many cruise lines don’t offer gel or shellac nail services, but Holland America does! I used to use acrylic tips, but I switched to shellac because it’s faster and less damaging, but still super-durable. If you still use tips, chat with your nail tech at home about switching to shellac, especially if you’ve booked a longer cruise and want your nails to look their best.

Teeth whitening

We all know that drinking coffee, tea, or red wine can discolor your teeth. If you’re like me and refuse to give up your morning coffee or glass of cabernet at dinner, whitening treatments are de rigeur unless you want your teeth to be some shade of ecru.

(Does anyone else remember this 1996 TV ad where Kindergartners shamed their teacher for having ecru-colored teeth? Prepare to feel as old as I did when I looked it up, sorry!)

Thankfully on many cruise lines including Holland America, you can whiten your smile without having to book a dentist appointment. They even offer a couples treatment option so you can save a little money and both look your best.

  • GO SMILE Teeth Whitening Treatment (30 min, $149)
  • GO SMILE Teeth Whitening Treatment for Two (30 min, $258)

Tip: Teeth whitening treatments can often cause temporary tooth sensitivity. Book your treatment closer to the end of your cruise so you can enjoy all the sweet treats and frozen drinks—and still go home with a sparkling smile!


Many cruisers are surprised by the range of waxing services that Holland America’s spa offers! When I have a full schedule of must-dos before a cruise, I can breathe easy knowing that I can still have some essential waxing done after I board.

Waxing services on Holland America include:

  • Full Leg – $85
  • Brazilian Bikini or Back – $79
  • Full Arm or Lower Leg – $55
  • Basic Bikini, Half Back, Chest, or Half Arm – $45
  • Brows, Underarms, or Stomach – $35
  • Ear, Lip, Chin, or Cheeks – $25

Tip: Although waxing services on a Holland America cruise are convenient, waxing larger areas can be painful. Try a waxing service at your home salon first before booking one on your cruise. Or try a smaller area (like your upper lip or eyebrows) to minimize pain on your vacation.

Men’s grooming

Men are always welcome to book any of the spa or salon services on Holland America. Mr. SBC usually beats me to the spa to book his favorite acupuncture and massage treatments (and I make sure he gets a pedicure because he never has time at home).

However, the spa and salon menu does have a specific section for men’s grooming, focusing on men’s haircuts, shaving, and beard care.

  • Pro-Collagen Grooming Treatment with Shave and Men’s Cut – $129
  • Pro-Collagen Grooming Treatment with Shave – $109
  • Express Shave (30 minutes) – $59
  • Men’s Cut and Style Dry – $45
  • Beard and Neck Trim – $25

Thermal suite

Savvy cruisers know that booking a pass for the spa’s Thermal Suite is an excellent investment in your well-being.

If you’re looking forward to relaxing on your cruise, the Thermal Suite is the place to be!

With a daily or weekly pass, you can soothe those weary muscles on a heated tile lounger while gazing out to sea, enjoy a steam treatment in the sauna, or take a long dip in the jetted hydro pool, filled with calming ocean water heated to body temperature.

Relax in the spa’s luxurious Thermal Suite (image courtesy of Holland America Line)

Pricing for Holland America’s Thermal Suite can vary by ship and by sailing, but recent cruisers report that a weekly pass costs about $299 per stateroom.

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The Greenhouse Spa & Salon menu with prices

Looking for the most updated Holland America spa and salon menu? Here’s the newest one, with updated services and prices for 2022.

Money-saving tips for HAL’s Greenhouse Spa & Salon

Spa and salon treatments can be expensive, so I like to search for discounts whenever I can. On a Holland America cruise, you can absolutely save some money off the menu prices!

HAL often offers a discount (usually up to 25% off) when you book your spa and salon treatments pre-cruise. You’ll need to book at least three days prior to embarkation, and medi-spa services and the Thermal Suite aren’t included.

However, you’ll often find discounts on a week-long Thermal Suite pass on embarkation day. Check your daily planner or visit the spa for details and pricing.

Holland America also rewards frequent cruisers with their loyalty program, Mariner Society. Once you reach Three-Star Mariner status (75+ cruise days sailed), you’ll be eligible for discounts on select spa treatments.

If you reach the ultimate loyalty level of Five-Star Mariner (500+ cruise days sailed), you’ll get one free Thermal Suite day pass on each cruise.

Tip: Thinking about booking a Holland America cruise? I always book through CruiseDirect for the lowest prices. They never charge a booking fee, and you can often score some exclusive perks like free onboard credit to use at the spa!

Have you tried any spa or salon services on a HAL cruise? What did you think of the Holland America spa or salon on your voyage? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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Friday 10th of March 2023

Our family of 10 have booked 3 Neptune suites on the Niew Amsterdam to Alaska this May. I would like to book passes for all of us for the Hydropool and Thermal suite. Is there any way to get a discount pre-cruise so I don’t have to wait until embarkment.

Carrie Ann

Monday 13th of March 2023

Hi Bonnie, you should be able to pre-book Thermal Suite passes (including the hydropool) online prior to your cruise, and they usually offer a discount. From what I remember, you'll need to do it prior to three days before sailing, and they tend to sell out early, so I'd try to book now for your cruise in May. Have an amazing time! I've never tried the Neptune suites, and I'd love to hear what you think of them. If it's your first time cruising in Alaska, be sure to check out my Alaska Cruise Packing List for helpful tips. Happy cruising!

Maryellen Marsh

Thursday 16th of February 2023

Im going to need a haircut during my 35 day cruise on the Koningsdam, but don’t see that service on the spa price list. Will I have to find a salon on land?

Carrie Ann

Friday 17th of February 2023

Hi Maryellen, the salon does offer haircuts. I know the only cut option offered on the menu is the Keratin Complex Blowout with Cut and Style, but if you just need a regular cut and style you can ask about pricing. I've noticed that many cruise ship salons (not just on HAL) don't list haircut prices. I've been told that it's because prices can really vary with hair length, type of cut, etc. But they do offer regular haircuts. Enjoy your cruise!


Tuesday 17th of January 2023

As of 2023, there are no more couples discounts for the Thermal Spa. It's $149.00 and $299.00 for 1 week or 2 weeks per person respectively and that's if you prebook before the cruise. I have no idea what it might be if you book on the day of embarkation because according to the HAL Customer Service section these prices are discounted by 20%!

For those who live in Canada, the $299 for 2 weeks of Thermal Spa converts to $400Cdn per person as of today!!! That’s cost prohibitive as far as I’m concerned.

Carrie Ann

Thursday 19th of January 2023

Hi Jennifer, even when I originally wrote this post in June 2022 I wasn't seeing any couples discounts for the thermal suite - only pre-booking discounts and potentially embarkation day specials. I agree that the thermal suite is expensive! We book it occasionally as a special splurge, because Mr. SBC loves the heated loungers :) HAL does offer day passes, so maybe that would be a less pricey alternative for you. Happy cruising!

Chrystal mims

Saturday 12th of November 2022

Is it possible to have someone do some lash extensions for ? I will be on a two month cruise and will need some fill ins…I could bring the product if y’all have someone who can do them available.

Carrie Ann

Sunday 13th of November 2022

Hi Chrystal! You must be excited about your two-month cruise! As far as I know, Holland America - and every other cruise line I've been on - doesn't do lash extensions in their spa and salon. (Readers - can anyone chime in? Is there a cruise line that does them?) I reached out to an esthetician friend of mine for ideas, and she said that lash extensions require a specific certification. So even if you brought your own product they probably couldn't do it. But she had a fantastic idea! If you do the research beforehand, you can probably find a highly-rated salon in some of your port stops. Or just remove the extensions before your cruise ;) Happy sailing!!


Friday 26th of August 2022

Does Holland America add a service charge or tip when you book a spa service? I always tip 20% at my local spa, which I think is generous. But when I had a massage on a cruise a few years ago, they added a service charge they didn't tell me about. I wrote in my normal 20% tip, so I ended up paying almost 40% on top of the price for the service! Does Holland America do this too?

Carrie Ann

Saturday 27th of August 2022

Hi Erika, excellent question! Holland America (like most cruise lines) assesses an automatic gratuity for all spa and salon services. HAL has a 15% service charge, though many other cruise lines add 18%. Of course, if you prefer to tip 20%, you can write in the difference or give it to your technician in cash. You don't need to double-tip - the service charge takes care of your gratuity. Thanks for reading!