Cruises: All Inclusive??

May 12th, 2003, 03:27 PM
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Cruises: All Inclusive??

When they say all inclusive i know they exclude alcohol and carbonated drinks. My question is, things like the spa that included? massages and such? manicures...or are they extra like the salon would be?
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May 12th, 2003, 04:07 PM
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Which cruise line are you looking at?

Spas, massages, manicures are excluded on ALL line.

Tips are extra.

There is a pricey line or two that include wine and a bottle of your favorite liquor and tips.

All cruise lines have food included but many now have these alternate dining rooms for an addional charge.
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May 12th, 2003, 04:16 PM
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well i am looking at carnival. i have never been on a cruise, what exactly is in the spa? i was hoping the massage was included but figured it wasn't. any tips or advice for me? what services to they offer that you have to pay for?
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May 13th, 2003, 04:16 AM
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I heard you can spend $100.00-$300.00 on spa treatments. Never checked into what it details because that's too expensive. If they gave free massages, imagine how long the line would be. Everyone would want a free massage.
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May 14th, 2003, 01:23 PM
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Ha ha I almost fell out of my chair laughing. Carnival makes a ton of money with their spa treatments. The prices that they charge is slightly less when the ship is in port. So, maybe a $90 massage will only cost $65, which is probably what you would pay at a country club back home.

My wife was selected as a model for the seaweed wrap, which cost somewhere around $150 and she said she would be disappointed if she had to pay for it.
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May 14th, 2003, 04:08 PM
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Some ships have these fancy thermo pools in the Spa. (sorry I can't remember what they call them but it is something like thermo). They are giant hot tubs with lots of jets. There is a charge to use them. There are regualr hot tubs on the ship for no charge.

Massages cost about $100 for 50 minutes.
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