texassea
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Day at the spa

For the first time ever I want to spend a day at the spa on my next cruise. Is it really worth the inflated prices? Do they really try to sale you extra stuff you don't want? Any tips on how to shut them down before they start the sales pitch?

Tags: cruise Spa

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sedona333
Contributor Level: Second Mate
The only time I ever do the SPA thing is when I have some extra free ship board credits that I need to use. The prices are always WAY OFF!!! And I dont think the operators are very mindful of you because you probably wont be back next week anyway. I wish the ships would let ALL passengers use ALL the hot tubs and therapy pools and adult pools without a surcharge or having to book a certain cabin.
CruisinDiva
Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Comparing to resorts the prices seem comparable and yes they do try to sell you stuff after :(
texassea
Contributor Level: Cruise Director
I did use the spa for a Swedish Massage on my last cruise and it was great. I had to spend some cruise cash or lose it. Up until the sales pitch started. Nope, I do not need an additional 186 bucks of body products. Thanks any way.
BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

How do you know you won't like the products ?

Look, it's part of the job, and the truth is, Elemis products are really good. 

Found out how good in Jamaica after riding a bony pony all afternoon.

Try the thalassotherapy pool and thermal suite if the ship has one.  Costs extra, but well worth the money.

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