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The spa ? Yes, it will be open as soon as you board the ship. Your spa cabin? That will be ready around 1-1:30pm unless you are priority.

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How much is it to use the spa and therapy pool, etc for a week provided you buy the package on arrival day?

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Hi all. The wife and I are booked in a spa cabin on the Horizon. Would like to know will it be open as soon as we board the ship. Thanks

 

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Yes the Cloud 9 Spa will be open, BUT not for use. They will be conducting tours of the facilities, with the various therapists and aestheticians leading groups through all the various rooms including the thermal suites and relaxation room.

This will continue till about an hour or so after muster when they start to conduct the spa giveaway. Generally speaking the facility will be up and running for use around early seating dinner time.

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Keep in mind that the tours operated on embarkation day are merely opportunities for staff to expose guests to the various up charge services offered by the spa. You receive a tour throughout the spa, but linger at spots like body mass index, acupuncture, dental whitening, etc. You do not meet massage therapists or mani-pedi artists.

 

Since there are many tours all throughout the day, I didn't find it relaxing at all in the spa pool, as gawking guests came and went through this area constantly.

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As far as the Spa tours go, I keep reading about specials during the tour. Anyone have experience with that? Is it worth waiting, or if I know I'm going to be doing something, should I just book ahead of time to reserve a spot?

 

We have a spa cabin too (honeymoon :D), & I've read about discounts for those as well. I didn't see anywhere to specify you're in a spa cabin during pre-booking though, so I wasn't sure if it worked like that.

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Thanks for this. I was originally going to book a spa cabin, but it was cheaper for me to book a regular cabin and ADD the THERMO SUITE. I normally get it as soon as I board.

 

On another note, I am quite surprised looking at the photos of the HORIZON SPA, that they put the Thalassotherapy pool right in the middle of the same room as the loungers. From past experience the pool room itself was fairly loud when running and if you want to have a conversation you talk a little louder. I liked that the loungers were separate in the steam & sauna rooms where it was quieter.

 

Does anyone know if the loungers in the photo are simply additional loungers and if there are others separated?

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Hi all. The wife and I are booked in a spa cabin on the Horizon. Would like to know will it be open as soon as we board the ship. Thanks

 

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Yes it will be open.

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As far as the Spa tours go, I keep reading about specials during the tour. Anyone have experience with that? Is it worth waiting, or if I know I'm going to be doing something, should I just book ahead of time to reserve a spot?

 

We have a spa cabin too (honeymoon :D), & I've read about discounts for those as well. I didn't see anywhere to specify you're in a spa cabin during pre-booking though, so I wasn't sure if it worked like that.

 

There is a lengthy post out here I think it's called Spa Draw and it was about the tour special and didn't seem so "special". I've waited for the specials they put out daily in your room and found something of those to be fairly good deals.

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Thanks for this. I was originally going to book a spa cabin, but it was cheaper for me to book a regular cabin and ADD the THERMO SUITE. I normally get it as soon as I board.

 

On another note, I am quite surprised looking at the photos of the HORIZON SPA, that they put the Thalassotherapy pool right in the middle of the same room as the loungers. From past experience the pool room itself was fairly loud when running and if you want to have a conversation you talk a little louder. I liked that the loungers were separate in the steam & sauna rooms where it was quieter.

 

Does anyone know if the loungers in the photo are simply additional loungers and if there are others separated?

There is no Thalassotherapy pool on the Horizon (nor the Vista). What you are seeing is a 6-8 seat rectangular jetted hot tub. No special minerals added nor aromatherapy scents, no variation of jets for the tiled ledge you sit on (so no lounger seating in the hot tub), and no special shoulder fixture. Just the same 15 minute cycle controls for jets and bubbler as found in the outdoor deck hot tubs.

The 10-12 contoured tile loungers do surround the hot tub and then the 4 thermal rooms and 2 rainforest showers surround those on 3 sides along with the fresh towel racks and used towel bins. The fourth wall is the port side hull of ship with windows, but only 3 or 4 of the heated loungers face the windows.

Only 1 of the thermal rooms has contoured seats, but they are not heated. None of them have a window with an ocean view.

 

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There is no Thalassotherapy pool on the Horizon (nor the Vista). What you are seeing is a 6-8 seat rectangular jetted hot tub. No special minerals added nor aromatherapy scents, no variation of jets for the tiled ledge you sit on (so no lounger seating), and no special shoulder fixture. Just the same 15 minute cycle controls for jets and bubbler as found in the outdoor deck hot tubs

 

 

Hmmm thanks. I’m glad I didn’t pre-book it then. I’ll have to see if I just want to stick with the regular gym sauna and maybe spend the $ on a massage package or the casino 🙂. As much as I like the aroma steams to help open up my nasal passages, the thelosotheropy pool was A+ sell for me. I’m quite surprised they eliminated it. I’ll go take the spa tour once on board and see.

 

Thanks for the Info

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Hmmm thanks. I’m glad I didn’t pre-book it then. I’ll have to see if I just want to stick with the regular gym sauna and maybe spend the $ on a massage package or the casino . As much as I like the aroma steams to help open up my nasal passages, the thelosotheropy pool was A+ sell for me. I’m quite surprised they eliminated it. I’ll go take the spa tour once on board and see.

 

Thanks for the Info

 

This is just one of numerous reasons why I think Dream class ships are far superior to Vista class ships. It’s also why I continue booking cruises on Dream class ships instead of Vista class ships.

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This is just one of numerous reasons why I think Dream class ships are far superior to Vista class ships. It’s also why I continue booking cruises on Dream class ships instead of Vista class ships.

 

I love all the Dream class ships. This will be my first Vista class sailing. My casino rate was too good to pass up. (Took a hiatus since I’m Platinum for for a brief time and been accumulating my Princess levels)

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I love all the Dream class ships. This will be my first Vista class sailing. My casino rate was too good to pass up. (Took a hiatus since I’m Platinum for for a brief time and been accumulating my Princess levels)

 

I've sailed only once on Princess, way back when they sailed out of Galveston. I enjoyed it a lot and would happily sail with them again if they would come back!

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