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Cruises unveil new spa attractions

Cruise lines get it:

You want to cruise but mingling with hundreds of felow passengers for days at a time is a turnoff.

Check out the new attractions that are changing the way we cruise.

Perhaps the biggest change is aboard Celebrity Cruises. The entire 10-ship fleet has converted to Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea. New looks, new programs, new treatments. A dedicated concierge helps you plan before you cruise. 866-860-4662.

Then there's Princess Cruises' onsen, an open-air Japanese bathhouse. The first floating garden retreat debuted aboard Princess Cruises' Diamond, a new $30 million oasis dedicated to the fine art of bathing. Included are separate facilities for men and women, showers, saunas, and a rustic stone bath with unobstructed views of the sea. Princess Cruises, 800-774-6237

In the past, cruises were associated with 24-hour eating, not with well-being. Crystal Cruises offers a new option with "Mind, Body and Spirit" journey sailing the South Pacific this January. In addition to daily yoga and Pilates, you can attend lectures on behavioral health, stress management, and sleep technique. Crystal Cruises 888-722-0021

Zen in Tahiti highlights the October cruises schedule for French liner Paul Gaugin. Mindful body expert Juli Kagan will be aboard to lead morning meditations. Perhaps private sessions tailored to your mood. Paul Gaugain Cruises, 800-848-6172

Hide from the crowds aboard Norwegian's megaliners by staying in an enclave of 42 cabins with club-like services and perks. Enjoy exclusive bar, restaurant, and pool steps from your room at The Haven. Norwegian Cruise Line, 866-234-7350.

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