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diznefamily
01-14-2011, 02:56 PM
Has anyone done this and is it worth the money?

penguins_fan
01-14-2011, 09:39 PM
We've done it twice, if you are going to do 2 spa treatments anyway, the extra cost is not that much (though the total is). Its probably our favorite time on the ship, 2 plus hours, including 1/2 hour of private hot tub time with the hot tub in the balcony area, really nice especially on sea days. We do the hot stone massage and it is amazingly good.

Consider it a splurge but one you won't regret!

HallsofVA
01-14-2011, 10:24 PM
We did it for the first time on the WBTA and it was incredible!

You can, if you desire, adjust your Couples Choice (the only thing you can book online) to the lower or higher package if you want to splurge a little more or a little less.

As we sat and watched the ocean and sky go by, on the 5th straight day at sea, I couldn't think of anything nicer. [Can you believe what awesome seas we had for the crossing?? Look at that water!]
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/cd9c4a67.jpg

We even saw a cool cloud airplane:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/74bec6e0.jpghttp://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/301241d3.jpg

As we sipped our tea and ate our fruit:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/0fe7209f.jpghttp://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/0e96702a.jpg

After a wonderful afternoon in the Couples Villa:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/8fafad85.jpghttp://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/f0db3d57.jpg

disney 2010
01-14-2011, 10:26 PM
It looks heavenly...can't wait to do this on our MR cruise. :thumbsup2

diznefamily
01-15-2011, 08:02 AM
Thank you. I can't wait to surprise my husband. So glad it is worth the money.

zaz
01-15-2011, 04:36 PM
Thank you for this. I've just booked it. It's quite expensive, but what I wanted most was the hot tub and the view on the ocean. Do they leave you alone to enjoy the view or do they clean up while you are out drinking tea? Can we request a glass of champagne instead ?

Pyrdum
01-15-2011, 04:52 PM
What is the spa session called that includes the hot tub, etc.?

Sounds like you can only book it once on board?:confused3

disney 2010
01-15-2011, 04:54 PM
These are the Spa villa's
Couples choice can be booked on line.
There is an "upgrade" and a "down grade" which are longer/shorter and can only be booked onboard

LadyOfNawlins
01-15-2011, 04:59 PM
What is the spa session called that includes the hot tub, etc.?

Sounds like you can only book it once on board?:confused3

Alone Time is the name for the spa villa for 1

zaz
01-15-2011, 05:02 PM
Please tell me I didn't get it wrong. Couples' Choice gets you a spa villa for 2 which includes a 75 minute spa treatment amongst selected treatments and 40 minutes of private hot tub time ? That's what I understood from the description online. I think there can be different prices for different treatments, but the basics remain the same?

LadyOfNawlins
01-15-2011, 05:14 PM
Yes! Online, you can book the spa villa for 2 (called couple's choice) or the spa villa for 1 (called alone time). I can't remember the exact prices on them though. There are other treatments available in the villas, but you can only book those onboard.

andersonfamily
01-15-2011, 05:25 PM
Does the upgrade/ downgrade just affect the time and type of treatment you get or does the upgrade give you champagne and fruit?

dceks cruisers
01-15-2011, 08:31 PM
Here are the options: Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy, an Elemis Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap, an Elemis Musclease Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap, an Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow with half-body massage, an Exotic Frangipani Body Nourish Wrap with half-body massage, or an Exotic Coconut Rub & Milk Ritual Wrap with half-body massage.

We did the couples cabana massage on CC and it was a heavenly full body massage. It doesn't sound like the on ship options have the full body massage option so I'm not sure what to choose.:confused3

HallsofVA
01-15-2011, 08:50 PM
Thank you for this. I've just booked it. It's quite expensive, but what I wanted most was the hot tub and the view on the ocean. Do they leave you alone to enjoy the view or do they clean up while you are out drinking tea? Can we request a glass of champagne instead ?

They leave you alone while in the hot tub and while you enjoy your fruit and yes. They will come in at the end and yet to sell you products that they used or recommend but not overly pushy. Theyl also give you your bill at that time. You can add champagne and strawberries to any treatment for additional cost.

Please tell me I didn't get it wrong. Couples' Choice gets you a spa villa for 2 which includes a 75 minute spa treatment amongst selected treatments and 40 minutes of private hot tub time ? That's what I understood from the description online. I think there can be different prices for different treatments, but the basics remain the same?

You have it correct. You can upgrade or downgrade the treatment time and services but the core stuff including the foot cleansing they start with is standard.

Does the upgrade/ downgrade just affect the time and type of treatment you get or does the upgrade give you champagne and fruit?

They are separate types of upgrades.

Makayna
08-12-2011, 11:19 PM
Here are the options: Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy, an Elemis Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap, an Elemis Musclease Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap, an Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow with half-body massage, an Exotic Frangipani Body Nourish Wrap with half-body massage, or an Exotic Coconut Rub & Milk Ritual Wrap with half-body massage.

We did the couples cabana massage on CC and it was a heavenly full body massage. It doesn't sound like the on ship options have the full body massage option so I'm not sure what to choose.:confused3

How strict are they on these choices?! We booked a spa villa for couples (I was able to convince FH :love:), but we booked the couple's choice (because you can't book the Romantic Hideaway online and I was afraid that the time slot we wanted wouldn't be available if we waited until we got onboard the ship :confused3). But with the couple's choice, like you said, there's no full body massage as an option! But there are TWO full body massage options on the Romantic Hideaway. So, can we choose one of those instead, since that's a less expensive package? Or, can we "downgrade" when we get onboard to the Romantic Hideaway package? And if we downgrade when we get onboard, is there a fee for doing so? TIA! :goodvibes

zurekgirl
08-31-2011, 10:08 PM
bump... the last question was a good one.

Also... Do they discount these on board or have different times avalaible (ie hold some reservations until we board?)

LadyOfNawlins
09-01-2011, 07:55 AM
They must hold some reservations because we were able to change our time once we were onboard.

kgsmith
09-01-2011, 09:02 AM
How strict are they on these choices?! We booked a spa villa for couples (I was able to convince FH :love:), but we booked the couple's choice (because you can't book the Romantic Hideaway online and I was afraid that the time slot we wanted wouldn't be available if we waited until we got onboard the ship :confused3). But with the couple's choice, like you said, there's no full body massage as an option! But there are TWO full body massage options on the Romantic Hideaway. So, can we choose one of those instead, since that's a less expensive package? Or, can we "downgrade" when we get onboard to the Romantic Hideaway package? And if we downgrade when we get onboard, is there a fee for doing so? TIA! :goodvibes

My husband and I did the Couple's Choice on our Alaska cruise. I chose the stone therapy and my husband chose the Swedish massage. We each received a full body massage. We really enjoyed the Couple's Choice and thought it was worth the price.

Makayna
09-01-2011, 09:13 AM
My husband and I did the Couple's Choice on our Alaska cruise. I chose the stone therapy and my husband chose the Swedish massage. We each received a full body massage. We really enjoyed the Couple's Choice and thought it was worth the price.

So, even though "Swedish Massage" was not an option for Couple's Choice, they still let you choose that one? Is that correct?

El Cid 94
09-01-2011, 02:48 PM
My wife and I did the "Couples Ultimate Indulgence" and I would say it was not really worth the cost, and I was the one that scheduled the appointment. I am a "manly man" but I enjoy spa pampering as much as my wife and I get a massage about every 2-3 weeks. With tips it was just over $600 :scared1: for what boiled down to was a brief foot scrub, some alone time, hot tub time, relaxing on a deck chair watching the ocean and a descent facial and descent massage. Was it nice... yeah it was ok. Was it worth the money... not in my opinion. The couples villas are very nice and worth a visit. After all, you are on vacation! I just wouldn't go all out if there is a less expensive package. Couples choice sounds like a great compromise.

I did spend a lot of time relaxing in the Rainforest area. A pass is worth every penny (to me) and then some!! I sat in the steam every night before dinner (2nd seating) and I usually had the entire place to myself.

Hope this helps.

Troop o' Goofs
09-01-2011, 07:27 PM
We did it for the first time on the WBTA and it was incredible!

You can, if you desire, adjust your Couples Choice (the only thing you can book online) to the lower or higher package if you want to splurge a little more or a little less.

As we sat and watched the ocean and sky go by, on the 5th straight day at sea, I couldn't think of anything nicer. [Can you believe what awesome seas we had for the crossing?? Look at that water!]
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/cd9c4a67.jpg

We even saw a cool cloud airplane:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/74bec6e0.jpghttp://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/301241d3.jpg

As we sipped our tea and ate our fruit:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/0fe7209f.jpghttp://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/0e96702a.jpg

After a wonderful afternoon in the Couples Villa:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/8fafad85.jpghttp://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/f0db3d57.jpg

I couldn't help it. I saw your picture of the clouds and while I saw the airplane, I couldn't help but notice a hidden Mickey too.
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab160/TroopOGoofs/MickeyCloud_edited-1.jpg

Makayna
09-01-2011, 07:33 PM
I couldn't help it. I saw your picture of the clouds and while I saw the airplane, I couldn't help but notice a hidden Mickey too.
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab160/TroopOGoofs/MickeyCloud_edited-1.jpg

Wow! SO COOL! I didn't even notice that (until you pointed it out, of course! ;)) :thumbsup2

MrsMas
09-01-2011, 09:21 PM
We even saw a cool cloud airplane:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/74bec6e0.jpghttp://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t177/HallsofVA/WBTA%202010/Generic%20WBTA%20Pictures/301241d3.jpg

That cloud looks like Mickey Mouse pointing to me. Yes, I :love: Mickey!

kgsmith
09-02-2011, 11:08 AM
So, even though "Swedish Massage" was not an option for Couple's Choice, they still let you choose that one? Is that correct?

Yes, that is correct -- at least for us it was! DH and I filled out the spa form. On the form, there is a list of concerns with boxes to check off (stress, trouble sleeping -- I can't remember what the other choices were.) Anyway, the technicians went over our forms with us and made suggestions about the kind of treatment we might choose. I suppose that based on my husband's areas of concern, they offered (added?) the Swedish massage as an option.

Makayna
09-02-2011, 11:43 AM
Yes, that is correct -- at least for us it was! DH and I filled out the spa form. On the form, there is a list of concerns with boxes to check off (stress, trouble sleeping -- I can't remember what the other choices were.) Anyway, the technicians went over our forms with us and made suggestions about the kind of treatment we might choose. I suppose that based on my husband's areas of concern, they offered (added?) the Swedish massage as an option.

Great! Thanks! :)

I think I'm leaning towards the hot stone massage, but it's nice to be able to keep our options open. Can't wait!!! :cool1:

mackiemom3
01-11-2012, 04:52 PM
I did spend a lot of time relaxing in the Rainforest area. A pass is worth every penny (to me) and then some!! I sat in the steam every night before dinner (2nd seating) and I usually had the entire place to myself.

Hope this helps.[/QUOTE]



Am I understanding you correctly after the spa treatments you can use the rainforest @ other times during your cruise?

macusr
01-11-2012, 09:19 PM
I read somewhere that the Bamboo Massage could be selected as a treatment choice. That's what I'm interested in!

Dramamama
01-11-2012, 10:17 PM
DH and I did this on wonder in march and loved it. We booked it just before we left Cabo. What an incredible view. The rock formations are so beautiful and to watch them as we sailed away sitting in the private hot tub was priceless.

I did the bamboo massage. It was ok. DH loved his hot stone. I should have chosen that one.

macusr
02-07-2012, 06:43 PM
We had a little bit of administrative mixup to start things off. We never got a reminder card - and I expected that just like we got for our speciality dining reservations. Nevertheless, I had my email confirmation printed out, so we arrived about 20 min early. They did have our reservation so we filled out the info forms (marking at the top very prominently NO PRODUCT PITCH) and waited. Finally about 10 min after our start time, I went back to the checkin desk to find out what was going on. One of the two technicians then arrived at the desk saying they'd been looking for us? I was baffled by this since we had checked in already and plenty early.
But things got better after that. My husband chose the hot stone massage and I went with the bamboo massage. After the foot scrub and solo jacuzzi time, we had our massages. Very wonderful! Then tea & fruit back on the balcony. Our total time spent in the villas was close to 2.5 hrs and as per our request, we had no product pitches.
For a special treat, we thought the Couples Choice was great.

bluejasmine
02-07-2012, 08:28 PM
I was thinking about this but i have some questions. Interested in hot stone massage but what do you do with the other 50 min? Just get foot wash and sit the hot tub? I was hoping it could include a facial in the $475 price!
So is that all the $475 gets is two massages, tea and almost an hr of hot tub time?

dbarker
02-07-2012, 09:05 PM
DH & I will be celebrating our 15th anniversary during our cruise. We definitely want to do this. I just hope we can get it on our actual anniversary date.

macusr
02-08-2012, 10:52 PM
I was thinking about this but i have some questions. Interested in hot stone massage but what do you do with the other 50 min? Just get foot wash and sit the hot tub? I was hoping it could include a facial in the $475 price!
So is that all the $475 gets is two massages, tea and almost an hr of hot tub time?

Well first of all, you're in the Spa Villa - which is your own private massage room, private shower (which you'd use if you did one of the wrap/scrub body treatments), and the private veranda w/ private hot tub. After your consultation, you get the foot scrub. Then you have about 25 min of private time in the hot tub. You get a choice of treatment - my husband opted for the hot stone massage and I did the bamboo massage. The treatment was 75 min. Then, you got tea and fruit (choc covered strawberries, melon, & pineapple) while relaxing on the veranda lounger for two for about 10-15 min.

timandlesley
05-09-2013, 11:58 AM
Just found this thread, hoping someone will answer. Only time it was available was on a Nassau day, is it not worth it if you are docked??

JKSWonder
05-09-2013, 12:37 PM
I couldn't help it. I saw your picture of the clouds and while I saw the airplane, I couldn't help but notice a hidden Mickey too.
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab160/TroopOGoofs/MickeyCloud_edited-1.jpg

Thank God, I'm not the only one with Mickey on the brain cause that's the first thing I saw too!

penguins_fan
05-09-2013, 04:23 PM
Stone massage is $190pp alone so for the extra $95 you're getting the foot treatment, private hot tub time, and the tea/strawberries.

We've done it in port grand cayman and at sea. At sea is better, port is ok but wouldn't be good if the ship is docked right next to another which I think can happen in Nassau.

dunnhorn
05-09-2013, 06:05 PM
I concur - honestly, I don't think I would spend the money for couples choice on a port day. Half of the amazing experience involves being in a private hot tub out in the middle of the ocean either by yourself or with your loved one... the privacy alone is worth $200!

If all you had was port day options, I'd do a regular service and just hope for a couples choice cancellation on a sea day. They run different kinds of specials on port days anyways...

BTW, same response if you only had an option to do it at night.

HTH!

timandlesley
05-10-2013, 10:57 AM
I concur - honestly, I don't think I would spend the money for couples choice on a port day. Half of the amazing experience involves being in a private hot tub out in the middle of the ocean either by yourself or with your loved one... the privacy alone is worth $200!

If all you had was port day options, I'd do a regular service and just hope for a couples choice cancellation on a sea day. They run different kinds of specials on port days anyways...

BTW, same response if you only had an option to do it at night.

HTH!

Bummer! This is for our 15th wedding anniversary and it's something we have ALWAYS wanted to do, Nassau day was all that was available so I took it. It's a 2:30 time. So would you NOT do it at all? What are the odds of something being open on at sea day if we go to the spa when we board the ship?