Posted July 28th, 2013, 06:59 AM
One of the things we do so look forward to is to treat ourselves to a couple of spa treatments, but boy do they know how to charge on O! But we know that you will always pay more at sea.
I did go for a pedicure and on the therapist's suggestion added on an anti-aging treatment - no funnies please
! but it was also about 3 times what I would have paid at home. Thank goodness I refused her suggestion for gel polish ... I literally about fell out of that spa chair when she said it would be an extra $95 for the gel polish, remember this is on top of the pedicure price! From memory I think I signed a chit for not far short of $180.
The thalassotherapy pool looked inviting - but the day we went, it was tepid at best, so we did not get in and when I queried the temperature with the staff was told it was not a hot tub and was at the correct temperature of whatever it was supposed to be. I assured them it was certainly not at that and one of them went off to check and came back rather red faced having to agree with me that no, it was nothing like the correct temp. We never did find a "hot" hot tub on deck either. They were both tepid at best too.
On Regatta, I do not think I would pay extra for use of the spa deck, it is very small, quite dark and is closely overlooked from above, so not worth it IMHO. People seem to wander in and out, including us when we wanted to just have a look, we were told just to go ahead and walk through the changing rooms to get to the spa deck ..... I've never been in a spa where they would allow that .... And you also had to walk through the area where the treatment rooms are, so I imagine if you are noise sensitive, unless those rooms are soundproofed, you may not have a very relaxing treatment.
I think if it was my spa, I would be running a much tighter ship on access and ambiance. Especially I would be watching those guests like the ones I saw stuffing their bag with cotton wool and other stuff off the changing room counters! They were not spa guests either! And why would you even do this when you have lovely toiletries in your stateroom including all of this stuff.
I really still can't get over the behaviour of some of the people on this cruise!
But I have to say some 6 weeks later, I am finally going to have to go get another pedicure .... So it has lasted well, and it was rather nice sitting in a lovely massage chair looking out over the port and Alaskan scenery having my feet massaged and pampered. So would I book another spa treatment on O, yes of course, but just don't tell the DH!!! LOL!