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  1. 6 minutes ago, johnld47 said:

    Thanks for the update and it is sad to not have the sauna.  Are there showers in the changing room to use since the ones in the room are more confining?

    Actually the showers in the Edge room are pretty generous, relatively speaking.

     

    I believe in the locker room, there may be one small shower.  The whole spa/gym setup is pretty disappointing, IMO.

  2. 31 minutes ago, johnld47 said:

    Does anyone know if the Celebrity Edge has a free sauna in the men's changing room adjacent to the gym area and if there are showers in this changing room?

    I was just on the edge in January. No they do not have any free steam or sauna in the men's locker room. It is pretty sad and boring. Even the paid area doesn't have much to offer, AND it's all coed. 😔

  3. On 5/24/2020 at 6:32 PM, natefish95 said:

    I'm a bit late but I was on the Jade in February 2019 and it had a large whirlpool in the thermal suite. You can also see it on the deckplans. I'll be on the Jade again in April 2021 and hope it's not removed by then. If the cruise lines are cutting costs, I can't see that maintenance being a priority. 

     

    I got hooked on the thermal suite on the Jade and now get it every time I cruise. 

    Very interesting...always love a nice plunge in the hottub, especially if I don't have to wear a bathing suit.  😉

     

    On the Jade class ships, are the thermal suites gender-specific or co-ed?

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  4. 56 minutes ago, Wilkinson1 said:

    Hi retiring later this year ( bad timing?!) and was looking  forward to a first cruise and making the most of the men’s spas steam and saunas ..I hope they will still be functional when the industry is back up and running? Any recommendations for a first time solo cruise?

    Hi there.

    I will be more than happy to help out.

     

    Send me a private message and we can chat in detail. 

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  5. 39 minutes ago, MitchYngMuscleDad said:

    If there is a hot tub in the mens wet area at any gym I have been too, most men are nude, but I guess its a personal choice. I think most men would agree its more relaxing nude. 

     

    On 3/21/2020 at 7:46 AM, alexdw said:

    Depends on the nationality, I go naked. I sometimes find that people see what others do and then follow suit.

    Sounds good and I agree.

    Do you guys experience the same types of good conversations in the hot tub as you do in the steam/sauna...or do you find it harder to have conversations in there?

  6. 1 hour ago, billybeachboy said:

    P&O Ventura
    4 night cruise to Zebrugge/Bruges Feb 7 2020

    ...many seemed unsure how to use a sauna/steam & I only saw one other person use the sauna wearing a towel/nude (one guy used the steam in full gym kit)  most men kept their shorts firmly on & even changed using towels which I find hilarious.

    Yes I always find it absurd (and downright rude/inconsiderate when guys where clothes and sneakers inside the spa areas.  Their true purpose and origin of the steam room and sauna was to use it nude & to clear out all of your impurities and toxins. It's a place of relaxation, and cleanliness and Purity. Wearing your clothes and shoes inside the steam room brings in all the environmental impurities and dirt, and causes unnecessary mud on the floor and benches.  This is a place where people may have their bare skin exposed.

     

    And yes I find it utterly ridiculous to see guys put on a big show, as they use their towels and struggling to wiggle out of their underwear beneath the towel. (don't they know that commotion causes a bigger scene than just getting nude for all of 3 seconds while they switch attire!?!)  So immature and silly.  Hell, with all of that effort and wiggling and stuff, they can skip their real aerobic workout.  Lol

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  7. On 1/8/2020 at 5:21 PM, TongueTwister said:

    Excellent job....but there are a lot of mainline cruise ships not on here.  I'd love to add to the list.  Is there an online version of the spreadsheet.  How can I help?  I love steam and sauna on cruise ships....and they are becoming rare!

    This would be great if we could all collectively make updates to the list, as of January 2020...as I know there have been a few refurbs and the listing may be outdated a bit.

  8. 5 minutes ago, Burncox said:

    Hi!  Great!  It should be a fun cruise, although there seems to be much more planning involved with these Atlantis cruises, such as what to wear to all the dances!

     

    Dave

    oh yeah?  Well apparently I hadn't paid attention the event requirements.

    I haven't been paying attention or reading the right things...haha!

     

    Is it posted a certain place on the website, or have they sent emails/newsletters?

  9. On 12/6/2019 at 9:53 PM, Burncox said:

    Hi,

     

    This is Dave and my partner and I are going to be on the Atlantis cruise in March on the Celebrity Summit.  It'll be our second Atlantis cruise and our seventh overall.  We had a blast on last year's Atlantis cruise on the Edge that we booked the Summit for the next March.   Is anyone else going on this cruise?

     

    Dave

    The Polaroid guy

    Hi there----will be on this cruise also!

  10. On 11/19/2019 at 9:41 AM, phoenix8 said:

    After 36 pages and years of reviews... What is everyones go to cruise line?  Making plans for next year and need a solid "go to" single sex/ no pay option.  Is it still Royal?  

    Sadly, most of the Cruise Lines are re removing single sex wet areas.

     

    I have been on many of them, and I am confident to report that most Carnival ships, relatively speaking, still offer these amenities.  Of their fleet, they have the highest ratio of "still offer free steam/sauna", and that will probably become my "go to" Line.

  11. OK, a little more clarity from a more competent (fingers crossed) adviser.  Hope this helps some people plan accordingly:

     

    "Thank you for your email, and thank you for being a valued member of the RCI family. It is my pleasure to assist you today.
     
    We apologize for the prior confusion. The conclusive list of ships that currently have complementary Sauna and Steam Rooms are as follows:
    Brilliance of the Seas
    Explorer of the Seas
    Freedom of the Seas
    Grandeur of the Seas
    Independence of the Seas
    Mariner of the Seas
    Radiance of the Seas
    Vision of the seas
     
    The ships that currently have Sauna and Steam Rooms for an additional charge are:
    Adventure of the Seas
    Jewel of the Seas
    Liberty of the Seas
    Navigator of the Seas
    Rhapsody of the Seas
    Serenade of the Seas
    Voyager of the Seas
     
    Thank you for choosing Royal Caribbean International. We look forward to welcoming you aboard again in the future."

     

     

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  12. 54 minutes ago, twallo said:

    Was this response recent? I ask because I can confirm that Navigator of the Seas no longer has a free men’s sauna and steam room. After it’s remodel the only men’s steam room available is a small one in the spa men’s locker room, which is only accessible if you have a booked spa treatment. . The gym was moved during the remodel and the free steam and sauna were not put back in. 

    Yes, it was actually a couple of weeks ago that they sent this email :-/

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