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Has anyone ever not left the ship at port and enjoyed a spa day? Do they offer specials on these days?
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Fredericksburg, va. USA
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Hubby has....we don't always get off in every ports...he took advantage of the "special"...still more expensive than in a land spa, but still.....
#3
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Originally posted by xrayjng
Has anyone ever not left the ship at port and enjoyed a spa day? Do they offer specials on these days?
yes. book them early.
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Originally posted by xrayjng
Has anyone ever not left the ship at port and enjoyed a spa day? Do they offer specials on these days?
The GF went in for a massage on Freedom in St. Maarten in February. We left the ship for an excursion but got back fairly early. They apparently never charged us for her massage. That was "special"
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#5
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I often do this and you can get some great bargains.
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#6
Columbus, OH USA
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Originally posted by xrayjng
Has anyone ever not left the ship at port and enjoyed a spa day? Do they offer specials on these days?
Yes, I have and they do, but they won't admit it when you take the spa tour on embarkation day. I've heard of spa specials on port days later in cruises, but on Allure's eastern route I had to ask for one for the 2nd day of the cruise in Nassau. We had been to Nassau 4 times before and the day was our 30th anniversary, so I was given about $50 off a couples massage's published price, but it was still a sizable amount IMO. Later I did hear of other specials on port days, especially later in the cruise.
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#7
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Yes the special I remember was pick 3 out of 5 options for a certain price. An example:

a facial of some type
scalp massage
neck and shoulder massage
ankle and foot massage
something else I can't remember

I chose the three massages, 50 min total. I enjoyed it, plus I used my C&A discount from the booklet if I remember right. I didn't make the appointment until the day the special was listed in the cruise specials flyer.
#8
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Originally posted by teese
Yes the special I remember was pick 3 out of 5 options for a certain price. An example:

a facial of some type
scalp massage
neck and shoulder massage
ankle and foot massage
something else I can't remember

I chose the three massages, 50 min total. I enjoyed it, plus I used my C&A discount from the booklet if I remember right. I didn't make the appointment until the day the special was listed in the cruise specials flyer.
I did the same thing a couple years back on the Serenade. Had a really nice time at the spa. I think that special was for $99 at the time.
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#9
Columbus, OH USA
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Originally posted by Host Faith
I did the same thing a couple years back on the Serenade. Had a really nice time at the spa. I think that special was for $99 at the time.
Chrystal,


Are you planning on taking the spa tour on embarkation day? If you could/would/think about it, when they show you the thermal suite area can you if they limit the number of couples/people they sell the package too? It was wondefull on Jewel, but most reports on Allure say its is overbooked. If they do say they limit it, I'd be curious as to the number.

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#10
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The first thing I always do when getting on the boat is head straight to the spa to book. They always have specials and I want to get them before they sell out
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#11
At the rail
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Originally posted by Host Faith
I did the same thing a couple years back on the Serenade. Had a really nice time at the spa. I think that special was for $99 at the time.
Yup, that's what I believe I paid too. I'm hoping to do it again, but the next cruise is a year away. Sigh!
#13
Mesa, Arizona
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Originally posted by xrayjng
Has anyone ever not left the ship at port and enjoyed a spa day? Do they offer specials on these days?
Someone listed all the daily compass---I went through every day for the allure for the eastern and found----Thursday had a ladies day spa special for 119 dollars. I can't remember everything that was in it but I have it down as something I want to do.. I will book mine for that day as soon as I board the ship.