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On 4/11/2021 at 5:57 PM, st34 said:

Men only sauna also with a window sounds good and also risky 😉

I guess if the window is out to sea it’s not a problem but you can pass by and look inside yea not good. I don’t need an audience lol

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1 hour ago, Cenotediver said:

I guess if the window is out to sea it’s not a problem but you can pass by and look inside yea not good. I don’t need an audience lol

The window is out to sea, no walkway in front and most likely the glass is tinted so you cannot see in if in port.

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Anyone have information on the steam and sauna layout on Majestic Princess.  Considering the Mexican Riviera cruise this winter.  Curious as to wether steam and sauna are co-ed  or single sex. 

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Wow this topic is still here , Awesome ,  I’m booked on Liberty of the seas in October, it’s in dry dock now , has anyone heard if they are removing the sauna and steam room ?  Are other cruise lines using their saunas during Covid. .?  Glad to see this is still going😜

 

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3 hours ago, txbear said:

Wow this topic is still here , Awesome ,  I’m booked on Liberty of the seas in October, it’s in dry dock now , has anyone heard if they are removing the sauna and steam room ?  Are other cruise lines using their saunas during Covid. .?  Glad to see this is still going😜

 

 

According to Royal's blog, they will only be technical drydocks for the four ships being worked on in Spain, and will not include the so-called amplification that has already ruined Freedom and Navigator. At least there's a short reprieve for a few of these ships. I hope we get the chance to sail on them before they excellent fitness center facilities are destroyed.

 

Doesn't sound like steam/sauna facilities are open on most lines because of social distancing, from what I've seen here and there online.

 

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I'm booked on Celebrity SIlhouette for a UK staycation cruise next month, I'll be reporting my findings.

If the sauna isn't open I may well jump off the side as that's a big part of my relaxation time especially on sea days.

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Just got off Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam Alaska cruise. Free saunas operating normally, no passenger masks required (at least on this cruise) 100% vaccinated all crew and passengers. Crew wore masks 100% of the time. More guests wore masks as the cruise progressed. 

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12 hours ago, twodjs said:

Just got off Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam Alaska cruise. Free saunas operating normally, no passenger masks required (at least on this cruise) 100% vaccinated all crew and passengers. Crew wore masks 100% of the time. More guests wore masks as the cruise progressed. 

Great news. Encouraging to hear, let's hope other lines follow suit.

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How is the sauna and steam room in the Carnival Pride?  This is the first time for us on a Spirit Class.  I've enjoyed the steam room and the sauna at the bigger ships like the Valor, Conquest, Sunshine, etc, During my last cruise (can't remember the Carnival ship) I found out that  after the dry dock they removed the sauna and the steam room (both with big outside windows) and put a small sauna in the men's locker room.  It was quite small, but it did the job.  A couple of times went to use it, but it was quite full.  Now that finally cruises are back, we are planning a cruise out of Baltimore in mid Oct and with so many sea days I'm looking forward to step away from the family for some me time in the sauna and steam room.  Any info will be greatly appreciated.

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Hi Idros,
The Pride sauna/steam are both a good size.  I posted pictures in this thread somewhere.
As you enter locker room you walk through two very noisy, swinging saloon-style doors:

  • lockers and a bench are to your left.  Lockers have key combinations so no need to leave your card with spa staff.
  • very private shower rooms line the right side wall of the hallway straight ahead.  Shower rooms have lockable wooden doors, a small bench/changing area just inside the door, then the shower area itself with body jets and rainshower overhead.  Nicest showers I have seen and so much bigger than cabin showers, 3 or 4 people could probably fit.
  • bathroom entrance door is first along left side wall.
  • steam room is just after the bathroom (and directly across from showers).  Steam room has a full, wall-sized opaque window to outside.  Tile benches on either side facing each other, each holds 3 guys comfortably. Only natural light so nice and relaxing.  Glass door, usually fogged up but you can see in/out.
  • sauna is just past the steamroom on the left.  Sauna has a single, 2-tiered bench and a window like the steam room.  Glass door.
  • At the end of the hallway is a heavy door that elads to the gym and free co-ed hot tub.  The door is quite loud but closes slowly so it desnt actually latch shut until you are past the sauna.

All in all these are great facilities.  Never overly busy during my cruises but might get 3 or 4 guys at a time.  Late at night (last hour before closing time) is so relaxing and steam room is especially dark (I almost fell asleep once).  Late night is usually pretty empty but I have encountered Staff members enjoying the steam/sauna in their off hours and the ones I have met definitely share our love of these areas.

Enjoy!

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On 7/31/2021 at 6:28 PM, bobcat1 said:

Anyone have information on the steam and sauna layout on Majestic Princess.  Considering the Mexican Riviera cruise this winter.  Curious as to wether steam and sauna are co-ed  or single sex. 

 

Co-ed

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I think you will find that asking for the best cruise ship rather than the best cruise line will get you more usable information. To start with on Cruise Critic's "board" page find "special interest cruising" and then choose "List of Ships with Free Steam and Sauna."  To evaluate paid spa sites, some have talked about them on this blog. 

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On 8/22/2021 at 5:17 PM, Wilkinson1 said:

Hi having retired I want to start cruising , what’s best cruise line for a single traveller with good spa facilities?! 

I find this spreadsheet quite useful - how up to date it is now  tho'  I do not know.

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ROCmeNSYj_VwCYs3IUjWbrcEomFeqOrvIDUnXG6GLTg/edit#gid=836403675

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4 hours ago, ouse456 said:

I think you will find that asking for the best cruise ship rather than the best cruise line will get you more usable information. To start with on Cruise Critic's "board" page find "special interest cruising" and then choose "List of Ships with Free Steam and Sauna."  To evaluate paid spa sites, some have talked about them on this blog. 

Thank you for the information 

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On 8/14/2021 at 10:22 AM, OntarioBiMe said:

Hi Idros,
The Pride sauna/steam are both a good size.  I posted pictures in this thread somewhere.
As you enter locker room you walk through two very noisy, swinging saloon-style doors:

  • lockers and a bench are to your left.  Lockers have key combinations so no need to leave your card with spa staff.
  • very private shower rooms line the right side wall of the hallway straight ahead.  Shower rooms have lockable wooden doors, a small bench/changing area just inside the door, then the shower area itself with body jets and rainshower overhead.  Nicest showers I have seen and so much bigger than cabin showers, 3 or 4 people could probably fit.
  • bathroom entrance door is first along left side wall.
  • steam room is just after the bathroom (and directly across from showers).  Steam room has a full, wall-sized opaque window to outside.  Tile benches on either side facing each other, each holds 3 guys comfortably. Only natural light so nice and relaxing.  Glass door, usually fogged up but you can see in/out.
  • sauna is just past the steamroom on the left.  Sauna has a single, 2-tiered bench and a window like the steam room.  Glass door.
  • At the end of the hallway is a heavy door that elads to the gym and free co-ed hot tub.  The door is quite loud but closes slowly so it desnt actually latch shut until you are past the sauna.

All in all these are great facilities.  Never overly busy during my cruises but might get 3 or 4 guys at a time.  Late at night (last hour before closing time) is so relaxing and steam room is especially dark (I almost fell asleep once).  Late night is usually pretty empty but I have encountered Staff members enjoying the steam/sauna in their off hours and the ones I have met definitely share our love of these areas.

Enjoy!

Thanks for the detailed information.  It is very helpful and looking forward to use the facilities, not only the steam and sauna, but those showers sound amazing!!!

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On 8/5/2021 at 4:46 PM, txbear said:

Wow this topic is still here , Awesome ,  I’m booked on Liberty of the seas in October, it’s in dry dock now , has anyone heard if they are removing the sauna and steam room ?  Are other cruise lines using their saunas during Covid. .?  Glad to see this is still going😜

 

Hey just curious I’m looking at October 2021 cruises . Which one are you booked on ? Glad to see the steamroom is still there and saw a video of it from 2019 looks like a good time and relaxing 

thanks

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I'm currently on celebrity silhouette and pleased to report that the FREE sauna in the locker room is up and running, I've used it every day and sadly not seen hardly any one else. I'll try and get some pics taken/posted later. 

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On 9/14/2021 at 2:51 AM, billybeachboy said:

I'm currently on celebrity silhouette and pleased to report that the FREE sauna in the locker room is up and running, I've used it every day and sadly not seen hardly any one else. I'll try and get some pics taken/posted later. 

Hopefully some of the guys on the ship are reading your post. Normally on that ship (at least pre-covid) it would be really busy every day after about 3:30. Nice setup with roomy showers. Great way to relieve tension!

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9 minutes ago, twodjs said:

Hopefully some of the guys on the ship are reading your post. Normally on that ship (at least pre-covid) it would be really busy every day after about 3:30. Nice setup with roomy showers. Great way to relieve tension!

Glad to hear the sauna is open, i would be there every day if i were on the cruise. 

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As promised above here are a few pics of the Mens sauna facility on Celebrity Silhouette.
The facility is situated in the mens locker room which serves the spa & gym area, the entrance to the locker room is hidden & is not easily found - unless like me you know it's there!  As you look at the spa reception desk the Male locker room is to the right & slightly behinmd the desk, you have to turn left & more or less double back on yourself to see the entrance.   Initially you will come across approx 20 combination lockers (no key needed), there is no bench to sit on in this area, only three fabric covered 'pouffes' - not the best for hygiene in my opinion so be sure to sit on a towel. Further along the corrdor there are two wash basins, two urinals & two WC's, next on the left is the sauna, while on the right are three large showers - one accessible. There is no bench to sit & cool between sauna sessions & no water fountain to rehrdrate yourself so be sure to take your own water bottle in with you.  Towels were plentiful during my voyage & the attendant made a visit ti wipe surfaces about every 20 minutes.
 

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