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    North Hutchinson Island, FL
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    cruising #1... snorkeling, traveling and meeting new people :)
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    Holland America, NCL
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  1. If we would have known that spa facilities were not included in the extra cost, we also would not have chosen a spa cabin. Why spend extra for the room and another $200+ Per person to use the spa facilities?? Very misleading! I know that the purchase of “spa catagory stateroom” on some ships; including Carnival, NCL, and Celebrity (Aquaclass staterooms), also includes the use of the spa pool and facilities since one pays extra for a spa cabin. The location is good and it is too late to change cabins. It was my mistake for assuming that HAL represented spa rooms like other cruise lines that specify a spa stateroom catagory. I do hope my posting will make others aware that spa privledges are not included and it is going to cost you more. At least we will get to use the spa one day as a perk for achieving ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ on HAL.
  2. I’m happy to know that I was not alone in thinking that a spa cabin included “hydro spa” use free of extra charges. Hopefully this his discussion will help other cruisers find out that the spa cabins on HAL do NOT include complimentary use of spa facilities. I wonder if any other cruise line names some of its cabins as a “spa cabin” but do not have complimentary spa privileges?? I do know Viking Ocean Cruiseline lets everyone use the spa amenities for no additional cost. Carnival and NCL include the use of the spa in the price you pay for the spa cabin.
  3. That is ridiculous to call the cabins “spa rooms” on both HAL and Carnival. They are both Carnival Corp. yet the Carnival ships include the complimentary spa pass in the price of the spa cabin! NCL also includes free “access”, i.e. complimentary thermal suite access which includes use of the thermal suite. Very disappointed and we haven’t even sailed. Maybe we will be able to change our room since we don’t mind walking to the gym.
  4. That is absolutely ridiculous and very misleading on HAL’s part. They should state that the passes are extra. I never would have switched from a balcony to a spa ocean view. Since Carnival includes the passes with the spa room, you would assume HAL, a company of Carnival, would do the same. Are you sure that includes the newer ships?
  5. Does Koningsdam Spa room include complimentary use of their Thalassotherapy Pool? We recently booked an outside spa room on an 11 day Southern Caribbean cruise. We chose this room category because when we have previously purchased a spa room on Carnival ships (Breeze, Dream, Magic and Splendor) or any Norwegian Cruise Line; unlimited use of the Thalassotherapy Pool is always included with the purchase of a spa room. Now I am questioning our choice since everything I have read on line indicates that free thermal suite access is NOT included with a spa room on the Koningsdam or Nieuw Statendam. If someone can answer this question, we would surely appreciate your responses.
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