Posted May 11th, 2011, 08:14 PM
We've been on 3 RCI cruises but I haven't taken advantage of the fitness facilities yet. Big surprise. Thus, I have some questions for our upcoming trip on the Enchantment...
Is the use of the fitness center included in the cruise fare?
What does that include? Lockers, showers, sauna, fitness machines, relaxation room? What is not included that they charge extra for?
What exactly is a relaxation room?
I've heard of people using fitness center shower/changing facilities in lieu of cramped stateroom heads. Has anyone tried that and how does that work?
Is there a difference between fitness center changing rooms and spa changing rooms?
Are there other poolside changing rooms?
We will be sailing on Enchatment next week. DH and I try to go to the fitness center every weekday on cruise to keep away all those extra unwanted pounds.
Use of the Fitness Center (lockers, showers, exercise equipment, etc.) is included in the cruise fare with exception of certain group exercise classes like Pilates and Spinning which are identified by a dollar sign in the Cruise Compass.
The relaxation room is an area people go prior to spa treatments. On Grandeur of the Seas (same class as Enchatment), they have floor to ceiling windows overlooking the ocean, cucumber water, and relaxing music. I've heard people on Cruise Critic say that anyone can go in and utilize the room but I typically use it as I am filling out my spa treatment paperwork.
The fitness center changing room is the locker room. Where the spa changing room is the room they bring you into to do your treatment. I've never utilized the fitness center bathroom to get ready. I've heard the steam sauna is great for opening your pores for a shave though.
This will be our first time on Enchatment but I was able to find out the information below from other posts on Cruise Critic:
Fitness Center: packs about 12 treadmills, eight recumbent bikes and five ellipticals, with free weights , machines, and a group exercise room, into a small space. The steam/sauna were removed and replaced with spa services when she was lengthened.