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Old August 2nd, 2003, 03:05 PM
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Default Booking spa treatments 1st thing?

Should I book the spa treatments I want as soon as I get on the ship? I've heard conflicting views regarding this and shore excursions. My travel agent said that is just a way to get people to book.
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Old August 3rd, 2003, 08:23 PM
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It has been my experience to book as soon as you board. Everything feels up pretty quickly...

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Old August 11th, 2003, 11:12 PM
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I think this would depend on how flexible you can be.

I booked 4 spa treatments within a couple of hours of boarding on my recent cruise. I wanted them to be on the days and times I wanted.

When I got on the ship one of the first things I did was sit down with a paper, pen and Funship Special on the Lido deck and coordinate my shore excursions and spa time. I booked everything right away. By 7:00PM that evening I was set for the week and enjoying my first massage with not a thing on my mind!

I highly recommend this!


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Old August 12th, 2003, 02:58 PM
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Depends on what you want. If you are looking to get your hair done for the formal night then yes book right away, you are not going to be the only one with that request. If you just want a massage and don't care when there is no real hurry, in fact if you wait and book one for a day at port they usually run discount specials.
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Old August 14th, 2003, 02:49 PM
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Does anyone know how much the spa treatments run on the Fascination? We have a whole day at sea and I thought this would be a good way to relax. Thanks!
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Old August 16th, 2003, 10:47 PM
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I just got back from Cozumel aboard the Fascination yesterday. Spa treatments are pretty pricy. Go to www.timetospa.com for an overview of the spa's character. Steiner is the makeup and hair care company, and Elemis is the spa company. They're into health and detoxification of mind (aromatherapy) and body.

I had the lifting, hydrating , detoxifying, make you feel like a million bucks facial for $99 ( reg. $119, but got a discount for booking the appointment on the first day while still in port. appointment can be for any day, though) I also had the ionithermie treatment (cellulite reducer, detoxifier, muscle toner) and it really works. All I had to do was lay ther and be pampered. The session lasted about an hour and afterwards I had lost an inch off each thigh and 1 1/2 in. off my tummy. I think that was $179. I also bought a jar of LaTHERAPIE gel intensif yeuz (eye gel) for about $70.

These products are not available yet in the US and can only be gotten in Europe, on cruise ships or online. I noticed that they are much less costly online, but still carry a high $$ tag. Funny thing is, the stuff really works. Ask your clinician for a list of the products she uses on you. They will try to sell you the stuff there, but you might want to go online for it.

Have a great cruise, and by all means hit the spa!
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Old August 17th, 2003, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: Booking spa treatments 1st thing?

I as well had read mixed reviews about when to book spa packages.

I was undecided and ended up waiting until the last full day at sea and everything was 1/2 off on the Sensation in May.

Let me tell you, no matter what the full price was, it would have been well worth every penny.!!! I counldn't get over how nice and professional this people were.

Yes they will give you a little talk after your treatment as to the items used, it's totally up to you to buy or NOT buy the items offered. I purchased a moistureizer, but didn't get any of the other items offered. If you don't want to purchase any, just say No Thanks!!
and that's it.

Do it, you will not regret it, any and all of the treatments offered are wonderful.

We are going on Victory in Sept. 2004 and I will most surely be using the spa area on a couple of days.

Enjoy your cruise and spa treatment.
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