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Old December 14th, 2008, 05:41 PM
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Wondering about the cost of spa treatments? I really would like to pamper myself on my cruise. But I don't want the shock facter of the cost to dampen it for me. If I am prepared then I can know how much money I will need to factor in. I would like to pay cash for the cruise so just wondering how much I will need to take with me. This is my first cruise so I plan to do all I have dreamed of doing. I will be paying for my shore excursions before I go. Not into gambling nor will I be ordering wine. Does anyone have any idea how much would be a good starting amount to take with me? I will have a debit card on file but would rather not use it if I can help it. And what denomination of bills should I take with me on shopping trips. If I bargin for a price I would rather not give a $100 for a $75 perchase (as an example) because then the sellers may try to sell me something I would rather not buy, I heard some of them can be quite pushy.Thanks for any replies.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 10:47 PM
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My cousin had some massages done at the Spa on the Enchantment and they were not cheap. She paid $100. for a massage.
All the spa treatments are double the price of getting them done in my area Salon.

We have a "Massage Envy" here in Jersey and they charge $49. for a massage.

If you don't mind spending the higher prices onboard and want to treat yourself then go for it as the Salon staff does a wonderful job.

As for denomination of bills I take $20's, 5's and singles along with a few $50's for staff tips.
Most of your spending onboard will be going onto your seapass card. Remember it is very easy to use the seapass all week but at the end of the cruise the statement (bill) will be delivered to your stateroom and could be a shock.

How much cash to take with you depends on how much spending you will be doing in port.

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Old December 22nd, 2008, 01:26 AM
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When i was on the Vision of the seas 2 weeks ago i also pay $ 100 to their 20 20 20 special
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The only thing I have done onboard is getting my hair done, and the best haircut I ever got was at sea...The shock factor for all else, for me, is just way too much. I would rather take that money and buy a bauble, then have an overpriced treatment.

Days in port, the spa, will offer specials, so check that out for a price break.

Once before we sailed, as we lounged by the pool, someone came over and asked me if I would like to be a volunteer, to have a scalp and neck message, whwile other walked through the salon to preview the treatments. Of course I said yes and, it was wonderful, and free
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We were on Vision of the Seas in November. I live in a tourist area, and for me, the prices were about the same. However, there are many specials...and you should know that as the cruise goes on, the deals get better!

I thought I would go more than once, but dazzled by all the things to do on my first cruise, I only enjoyed the spa on our first day at sea. It was a great way to unwind and start things off on a good note. I was very pampered and the treatment was leisurely.

In my opinion, you can get a massage anytime - maybe get one at a slightly lower rate in your area right before you go. I think the other treatments are nice - I had a scrub and body wrap that was heavenly.
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