Pedicures - to do or not to do before boarding

When traveling into warm weather where sandals are the norm, many people like to pretty-up their toesies. Do you get your's before boarding or take a little pamper time for yourself once on the ship?

17 Answers


I've done before before and after.

Nothing quite like pampering on board.

For us, living in the northeast US, there is the issue of having to leave the nail salon. When the weather isn't good, heading out in sandals isn't an option. Putting on socks and shoes/boots tends to crap up the nice pedi. I don't have time to sit in the salon for as long as it takes for the polish to really harden.

We both have had them done on board. Yes I said both of us.

I thought it a "must do BEFORE" my 1st cruise. However I could see where it would be a nice thing to "pamper" myself on a "7 day" cruise. I do enjoy my pedi's and mani's! Big Smile

I like to get my nails and toes done before... Gets me excited and pre- pampered for the cruise.

Always before. You never know who you are going to get and how good they are on the ship. I am very picky about my nails and toes, don't want to take any chances on some random person.

Yes we get them before. I am new to the mani/pedi world. I think ladies have been trying to keep this a secret. I tell the gal we use, a few big screens and beer on tap they would never want for business. Happy

I always get before. Mani, pedi and hair.

I don't do pedicures (I polish my own toe nails). If I did, I would do it before boarding - it's much cheaper.



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