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Old December 25th, 2004, 09:27 PM
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Just back from the Dec 12 sailing on the Sun Princess. I was glad to see that there were not one, but two available male massage therapists in the spa. The Steiner corp, based in England, runs the spas on most all cruise lines. In the past, I have noticed the staff is exclusively female. I enjoyed four very relaxing massages over my 10-day cruise. I was told by my therapist, that Carnival does not allow men to be employed as massage therapists on it's ships. (For this reason, I have never had a massage on Carnival). I know many people who enjoy very deep tissue massages would rather have a male therapist. I wonder if the cruise lines that employ only females know how much revenue they are missing in cultivating this practice?
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Old December 31st, 2004, 05:25 PM
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Ummm, FYI ~ Carnival Corp. owns Princess...
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Old December 31st, 2004, 06:48 PM
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But they usually allow the cruise line to run independently of "Corparate Umbrella" control. Translation:

Each line remains unique in most aspects despite the global oversight of the mega-monster corporate ownership

Cruise massages are heavenly if not pricey but well worth it.........indulge!!
Male massage therapists are stronger in general, so they can go deep...............:-)


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Old January 1st, 2005, 12:05 AM
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Hey Todd---

I am aware that Carnival corp owns Princess. The spa is indepedent of the Carnival corp. The Carnival division of the corp will not allow males to work in the spa as massage therapists.
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Old January 1st, 2005, 01:55 PM
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Why won't they allow male therapists??
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Old January 5th, 2005, 11:46 AM
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It seem ridiculous to me that carnival will not allow male massage therapist. Personally, when getting a massage I would much rather have a male therapist do it than a female. Men give much better deep muscle massages, which is what I like.

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Old January 5th, 2005, 02:35 PM
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My guess is that they worry about complaints of 'inapproprate' behaviour and lawsuits. The straight men of course like the ladies to give them a massage and many almost wish they would get frisky. (they don't) <G> Ladies don't complain about other ladies but some have in the past and may try and take advantage and receive compensation by making false claims against a male massuse.

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Old January 9th, 2005, 04:51 PM
Todd Riedl
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We were on the Dawn in October and there were 3 massage therapists:
2 female
1 male

Didn't indulge - would rather have a mani/pedi! Plus, I prefer my massage therapist at home where my massage is covered by my extended medical plan - not to mention that the last place I want a deep tissue massage is when I'm on vacation!

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