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Title: What to know when considering spa treatments
Post by: Host Mike on January 29, 2019, 10:09:10 PM

https://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-cruise-ship-spas-20190127-story.html



Title: Re: What to know when considering spa treatments
Post by: obendus on January 30, 2019, 05:55:05 AM
https://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-cruise-ship-spas-20190127-story.html
"The facilities are so popular that treatments sometimes book up the day of embarkation, which is why experienced spa-goers rush to register for treatments when they board, even before going to see their cabins."

The article makes it seem as if  people flock to book spa treatments because they are a phenomenal experience.
The reality is that spa sessions, are in demand for "sea days" when you are stuck on the ship. Same thing can be said for
speciality restaurants and other shipboard activities.
Far fewer people care about these 'offerings' when in a port of call.
And yes, these spa treatments are excessively overpriced. As an indulgence, great, but not
as a value.


Title: Re: What to know when considering spa treatments
Post by: RichC on February 04, 2019, 06:09:37 AM
It's become a ripoff for just about most things that are sold on any of the ships lately. Almost nothing that they sell as an "extra" is worth the money.
The only price reduction I've seen is for photo's over the years & that's only if you buy the package. Individually the price remains HIGH.
Spa treatments are probably one of their biggest profit margin items.... but still they can sell them (as well as their products) to the newbies.