New Spa Prices for Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Sea's
I'm new to this message board and new to cruising as well. I'm going on my first cruise to the Southern Caribbean in Sept. 08' on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Sea’s. Naturally, as a first time cruiser I’ve had a lot of questions before sailing. I found Royal Caribbean's customer service quite helpful in answering many of the questions I’ve had. All except for one; Spa prices. I found little to no information online about pricing so I decided to give them a call. They instructed me to check the website for a full list of services they offer onboard the ship. Thinking that it would include prices like the excursions do I checked it out. After finding the list with no information at all on costs I called back and another rep insisted that they do not have the pricing information. She explained to me that I would get a full list of services offered along with prices once I board the ship. So just out of curiosity I e-mail their customer service from the link on the Royal Caribbean website. I requested all prices for all Spa treatments for Adventure of the Sea’s for my cruise date; 09/07/08. It took like 3 days to get a response but low and behold they gave me what I asked for.
Below you will find the exact e-mail they sent to me. I’m guessing these prices are probably good for all of 08’ and possibly 09’. I found it interesting how generic and lacking the Spa section of their website is after receiving this information. It seems that a lot the treatments differ from each ship. I don’t know if their website is outdated, but from this e-mail I found that there are some totally different treatments offered that were not listed on their site at all. Again, I really think the pricing should be listed on their site. It would help people plan better before they board. If they can do this for the excursions why not for the Spa treatments? I don’t get it. Especially if they can easily e-mail all of this information to me, which looks to me quite standard. I bet they get this type of request all the time. So as promised here are the current prices for Adventure of the Sea’s Ship Shape Day Spa. Hope this helps everyone:
Thank you for your email.
Steiner Group (Overseas) Inc. operates Beauty/Massage treatments for all Royal Caribbean International ships. The following list is a sample of their onboard services. All prices are quoted in US dollars and are subject to change without notice.
Shampoo and Finish - From $33.00
Shampoo, Cut and Finish - From $57.00
Up styles - From $50.00
Spa Manicure $44.00
Spa Pedicure $61.00
Acrylic Full Set $83.00
Acrylic Fills $44.00
Inonithermie Algae Detox:
An anti-cellulite treatment to successfully remove cellulite.
With gentle stimulation, we will work on the stomach, thighs and buttocks, firming and toning skin and muscles through the power of algae. Externally detoxifying the body. You will lose 1-8 inches in one treatment.
One session - $132.00
LT Oxygen Lifting Facial:
This anti-aging deep cleansing facial is customized to suit your individual needs. It decongests the eyes to reduce puffiness, dark circles smoothing the appearance of fine lines. It will also, rehydrate all the layers of the epidermis. We guarantee no breakouts! The results will make your skin feel like new.
50 minutes - $109.00
Aromapure (Seaweed Massage):
This is the ultimate number one detoxifying massage treatment in Europe. The detox seaweed mask is followed by a massage on the main areas of tension. This will ease the tension away from your muscles for up to five weeks of relief. Excellent for arthritis, fatigue, muscle spasm and general body cleansing.
One hour and 30 minutes - $176.00
With a Spa Facial - $231.00
Absolute Face & Body Experience:
This exclusive treatment combines reflexology on the base of the feet followed by drainage massage on the calves, firming massage on the thighs, pressure point massage up the back, around the shoulders and on to the neck. This followed by a deep scalp massage and finished with a relaxing 45 minute facial.
One hour and 45 minutes - $176.00
Aroma Stone Therapy:
Harnessing the properties of warm hot stones, we place them on key energy points of the body to harmonize the spirit. The stones give up their power and warmth to tired muscles. Promoting inner peace and tranquility. A firm rhythmic massage with exotic hot oils.
75 minutes - $175.00
Frangi-Pani Scalp Massage:
A specialized oil from Tahiti will carry away your worries and nourish the hair and scalp at the same time.
20 minutes - $26.00
A suggested 15% gratuity is not included in the above rates. 24 Hours notice must be given when canceling appointments, otherwise a fee of 50% of your services may be charged to your account. Appointments may only be made once onboard the ship and are scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Prices are subject to change without notice. All of the above services may be not be available on every ship.
Thank you for choosing Royal Caribbean International.
The cruise lines don't like to put spa prices up on websites because the prices do change according to ship/sailing date/port or sea days. The price list you received may or may not match what is actually on the ship, it is their standardized spa list with suggested prices. The prices do change and fluctuate, so don't think this list is set in stone.
Also, not all spa treatments are available on all ships. Based on what spa staff members are onboard for a particular cruise, determines what spa treatments will be available to the guests. Just because a particular treatment is listed on the price list, doesn't mean it is available. For example, while on the Majesty OTS in early 2007, they had a haircut/close shave/head and shoulder massage special for men only for about $75. When I sailed on the Vision OTS in late 2007, I went to the spa to book that same special because I saw it in the standard spa flyer in our cabin, but I was told they couldn't because the spa staff member that did this particular treatment wasn't onboard for the sailing.
The Spa also will give specials and discounts while in port for those willing to stay onboard, and the prices go back up during sea days.
I will be sailing on the Adventure OTS 2 weeks after you depart, really looking forward to the cruise!
Majesty of the Seas - 10/03 & 02/07 & 11/08
Enchantment of the Seas - 10/04 & 10/11
Mariner of the Seas - 10/05
Vision of the Seas - 10/06 & 09/07
Carnival Liberty - 10/07
Adventure of the Seas - 9/08
Ruby Princess - 12/09
Voyager of the Seas - 9/10
Carnival Spirit - 11/10
Oasis of the Seas - 9/13
As much as I would like to be treated like a "Princess" - for those prices
I will get my massage and nails done at home before I sail. Would rather
use the money for shopping and shore trips.
IMO the spa treatment prices are reasonable; quite close to what one would pay in a spa where I live.
And, with the onboard credit given when I booked our Liberty of the Seas cruise....the $100 credit will go to a spa treatment for me. Though the dear husband would sure like to have that credit for the casino
I see it as I work hard all year long and I'm worth the spa treatment while on vacation
“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.��? --Jacques Cousteau
Well, yes, in theory I agree about treating myself - one can never plan
on shipboards credits and in comparison to our spa prices and very
similiar treatments available here at home - the cruise lines in general are excessively
high. But I am from Western New York where the prices are quite
different than NYC or other large cities.