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kimkreis
03-14-2009, 06:02 AM
Ok I have seen a few posts where people say let one adult shower in the room and the other goes down to the spa.

Ok I always hated showering at the gym not because of privacy issues, but just because of not having all my stuff, forgettign soemthing, etc.

1. Which decks are close enough to the spa to make this feasible?
2. Do folks carry all their thigns or shower and head back to the room with drippy hair.

I know I know weird question but I am tryign to figure out how this all works and whether it would be a good plan for us.

Tneah
03-14-2009, 07:16 AM
I knew I would workout in the mornings, so I planned ahead at home.

I packed a small bags with the needed toiletries just for use at the showers in the spa. The night before I'd just throw in some undergarments and a swim dress. The showers have shampoo, soap, towels and robes.

I grabbed that bag every morning. Once showered, I dried my hair to a certain dryness and walked back to the room. There would be nothing wrong with walking back to your room with wet hair. The pools are on the same level....how would anybody know or care.

ibouncetoo
03-14-2009, 08:02 AM
You know, I don't think I've ever seen a photo of the spa locker rooms posted on the DIS. ANYBODY HAVE SOME?

On the WBPC one of my tablemates used the locker room showers every day. Why didn't I grill her on the set up? :confused3 Why didn't I go up and check it out? :confused3 Guess 'cause I didn't know my NEXT cruise would be with my shower hogging sister! :lmao:

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kcashner
03-14-2009, 09:41 AM
I work out at a gym at home and shower there, so I have a "gym bag" that I basically keep packed. I took the same bag on the ship, even though I knew that I didn't need some of the stuff in it. If anything, it was much easier than my gym at home because they are providing towels, etc....and if I forgot something, it was only a 5 minute walk away. (yeah, I could look like a slob for that long if I forgot to bring a clean bra....)

The showers in the locker room will have shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner in containers on the wall. They will have plenty of towels. Basically, you need to bring your hair stuff, deodorant, and clean clothes. There are the same hair dryers in the locker room as in your stateroom. Some people fix hair in the locker room, others go with wet hair back to their room.

The spa is on deck 9 forward.

MelissaE1
03-14-2009, 11:18 AM
Having never used the gym/spa on the ship (hey, I take the stairs at least, lol) I am wondering how this works. Does it cost money? I know the spa does, but what about the gym and showers?

msteddom
03-14-2009, 11:24 AM
We had three adults in our room, so I was grateful for the showers in the locker room! All I took with me was the clothes I was changing in to. Everything else is there for you: towels, robes, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. It was a lifesaver for getting ready in the evenings!

Melissa

agirlinflorida
03-14-2009, 02:42 PM
They even have toner and moisturizer for your face and cotton balls and swabs too.

kcashner
03-14-2009, 02:45 PM
The fitness center and locker room are free. There is usually a spa product available to sample in the locker room , on our recent cruise it is was a facial cleanser or toner. On another cruise, it was a facial masque.

luv that cruise
03-14-2009, 08:16 PM
many cruises - plan afternoon rainforest and shower in the locker room, dry hair a minimal amount, cruise deck 10 to dry if further and head back to the room to dress for dinner. decks are quiet - i enjoy this time.

alwayslisad
03-15-2009, 07:51 AM
So if we go to work out the shower that everyone is talking about is there?

Hmm - sounds good to me......

kcashner
03-15-2009, 07:54 AM
There is one large locker room the serves both the spa and the fitness center. The showers that we are talking about are in that locker room. There are also showers in the rainforest room, but those are available only if you pay the rainforest fee.

alwayslisad
03-15-2009, 08:06 AM
Thank you so much!

Guess Sis and I will go work out - yea right - one day and try the showers there :)

mmouse37
03-15-2009, 08:09 AM
There are only two showers in the locker room. both have dispensers on the wall with shower gel, conditioner and shampoo.

One shower head has a waterfall effect (love that one) and the other has a large head with a rain effect.

It is not a very private area. It is adjacent to the waiting area for the spa (nice loungers where they have people wait to be called for their treatments).

Right across from the shower area there is a narrow shelf where you can put some stuff but a tote bag will not fit and you can't reach this shelf from the shower...You would have to step out to get anything from the shelf. I usually put a towel down first and then my bag on that so it does not get wet. I keep the bag right outside the shower so when I am done I can just grab whatever I need out of it. There is also some hooks to hang robe or towel.

I usually throw on a Robe or wrap a towel around me, gather my stuff and then get dressed in the bathroom stall. The shower is too steamy at that point to get dressed in and I am not one to drop my towel/robe and get dressed in front of others. I like my privacy!

I towel dry my hair (bring a brush or comb!!) and I walk back to my cabin with wet hair.

MJ

cinmouse
03-15-2009, 08:11 AM
many cruises - plan afternoon rainforest and shower in the locker room, dry hair a minimal amount, cruise deck 10 to dry if further and head back to the room to dress for dinner. decks are quiet - i enjoy this time.

How do you plan for the rainforest and is there a daily fee or can you buy a pass for the length of the cruise?

mmouse37
03-15-2009, 08:13 AM
How do you plan for the rainforest and is there a daily fee or can you buy a pass for the length of the cruise?

The daily fee is $15. not sure how much the week pass is. But, I found I really did not have time during the whole cruise to get there more than 2 or 3 times.

MJ

kcashner
03-15-2009, 08:20 AM
IN the past, the weekly pass has been $75. However, on our last cruise, they were offering 2,3, and 4 day passes at rates lower than the daily rate but not as good a bargain as the weekly (if you use it every day.) Reality is that there are only 6 use days on a 7 day cruise (you won't go the first day--too much to do, and they are giving tours in the rainforest). SO, the 7 day for $75 is really like paying for 5 days and getting 6. That's great IF you use it daily. If you miss one day, you would have been just as good paying the daily rate.

They also offered a "couples" rate (first time I'd seen this!). It was MUCH cheaper than 2 single uses, and rather offended me--once again, I'll pay more because there is only one of me. They did say that any two people can constitute a "couple." It could be 2 sisters, husband/wife, mother/daughter or whatever.

spectrum-turbo
03-15-2009, 09:43 AM
IN the past, the weekly pass has been $75. However, on our last cruise, they were offering 2,3, and 4 day passes at rates lower than the daily rate but not as good a bargain as the weekly (if you use it every day.) Reality is that there are only 6 use days on a 7 day cruise (you won't go the first day--too much to do, and they are giving tours in the rainforest). SO, the 7 day for $75 is really like paying for 5 days and getting 6. That's great IF you use it daily. If you miss one day, you would have been just as good paying the daily rate.

They also offered a "couples" rate (first time I'd seen this!). It was MUCH cheaper than 2 single uses, and rather offended me--once again, I'll pay more because there is only one of me. They did say that any two people can constitute a "couple." It could be 2 sisters, husband/wife, mother/daughter or whatever.

Do you happen to remember if the two people had to be in the same cabin?

Thanks

DG Cruiser
03-15-2009, 11:00 AM
What is the rainforest room????:confused: :confused:

kcashner
03-15-2009, 11:17 AM
Do you happen to remember if the two people had to be in the same cabin?

Thanks

I don't believe that they did, since they were offering it to adult mother/daughter pair who commented that their husbands would never go (that's when the CM suggested the two of them and commented that it could be any two.) However, it had to be billed to one KTTW--the CM wouldn't split it and bill 1/2 to each.

kkmcan
03-15-2009, 04:47 PM
Two questions: Could I take my daughter over to these showers so she and I could get ready? Or is for adults only? I thought the girls could go get ready and leave the boys (dh and ds) in the room to do their own getting ready.

Also, explain to me about the rainforest room. I know there are tile loungers arranged around some kind of a fountain. Is it heated in there like a sauna? Are there enough loungers for everyone? Do you ever get there and need to wait for a lounger? I went to a small spa in Vegas and there wasn't any room to lounge around the hottub so it was a waste for me.

Is the rainforest for men and women? What do you wear in there? Robes? Swimsuits, towels?

Thanks for any info.

cakesnjammom
03-15-2009, 05:15 PM
this trip report has a pics of the locker room loungers and she has a pics of the showers that she is suppossed to post for us to see...go to the pics in post #49 on this page
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1996078&page=4
keep checking maybe she will post her pic for us!
i am thinking since my "guys" are less modest than dd and I are that maybe they can go shower in the Men's Locker Room;)

Cruise
03-15-2009, 05:36 PM
Two questions: Could I take my daughter over to these showers so she and I could get ready? Or is for adults only? I thought the girls could go get ready and leave the boys (dh and ds) in the room to do their own getting ready.


The entire spa/gym area is adult only. Unfortunately, your daughter wouldn't be allowed in (I see from your sig that she's 11).

mmouse37
03-15-2009, 05:50 PM
Do you ever get there and need to wait for a lounger? I went to a small spa in Vegas and there wasn't any room to lounge around the hottub so it was a waste for me.

Is the rainforest for men and women? What do you wear in there? Robes? Swimsuits, towels?

Thanks for any info.

There are only 4 (possibly 5) heated tile loungers and I found it difficult to get one each time I went. People tend to stay in them once they snag one.

There are about 3 different types of heat...one room with super, super humid air, one dry sauna and one in the middle. there is also another sauna in the locker room. In the rainforest room itself there are two or three showers (though I don't think for bathing, but more for experiencing the different scents and shower heads.)

You will see people in the robes provided, in towels and/or in their swimsuits...it is up to you.

MJ

cinmouse
03-16-2009, 04:16 PM
There are only 4 (possibly 5) heated tile loungers and I found it difficult to get one each time I went. People tend to stay in them once they snag one.
MJ

So, I guess there is no time limit like at the gym (please use for only XX amount of time) Good to know~

cakesnjammom
03-16-2009, 04:24 PM
there is a men's shower area too right...after my post I am now wondering? Does it have all the same benefits too...space, toiletries etc...