Originally Posted by herbertcol
We are going on a family cruise next March (2010) and the question of prices and recommendations for on-board massages has been asked. Does any have any recommendations (pro or con) and what are the cost of the massages? We will be sailing on the Fascination out of Jacksonville, but comments about any Carnival ship massages will be appreciated.
I was just on Royal Carribean last week and I'm guessing that prices and services are probably pretty similar. Unfortuately, they are pricy and usually less time than you would receive during a non-cruise massage.
Many say book your spa/massage stuff the first thing when you get on board. The spa likes to give the impresson that they fill up fast so "hurry up". However, I feel your best bet is to wait until your first stop in port at which time they usually have some specials going (gee guess they didn't fill up so fast after all lol) and you can usually doing some low key bargaining with them. Just so you know, they will try to sell you different things after your massage but just politely decline thes things unless you really want them. You and your significant other can probably end up getting about a 50 min massage for a couple hundred dollars...Maybe a bit more or a bit less