beckeb00
Contributor Level: Purser

Aft Balcony or Spa Balcony

Hi all,

I'm doing my research like mad for my upcoming cruise in May out of Barcelona.

However, I need opinions on this one.

I currently have a reserved Aft Balcony for our cruise, but I have an opportunity to reserve a Spa Balcony for about US$200 more per person. 
I have been thinking about doing some spa time with my fiancé during the cruise, but was looking of opinions of the Mandala Spa and if the full time access to the spa is worth the upgrade.

Thanks in advance for any reviews.

Tags: Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Epic Norwegian Epic Spa Balcony

4 Answers

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

Not sure about NCL, but with CCL the spa room included the spa areas (thalassotherapy pool, steam and sauna rooms, relaxation room).

If these are included, and you plan on using them, then the $200 upcharge isn't bad.

If you wouldn't use them that much, perhaps keep the aft balcony and pay for a couple days at the spa -- you may come out ahead.

beckeb00
Contributor Level: Purser

Much appreciated. I'm researching what services come with the Spa Balcony, but I don't think it includes any of the spa services like a massage, etc. I think it just means you gain access to the spa sauna and hot tubs. If that's the case, I'm thinking the coveted aft-balcony may stay. (If one looks at the stern of the Epic, you'll notice it's flat, not terraced... which means each aft-balcony has a great deal of privacy. Thanks again, Brendan

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

Probably won't include the services, only the facilities, if NCL is comparable to CCL.

Personally, unless you are hooked on the fancy pools and saunas, I would go for the larger aft balcony.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I think that I'd stick with the aft balcony. 

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