First RCCL Cruise....I need help please

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  1. cherokeemamma

    cherokeemamma DIS Veteran

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    Hello! We are cruising on Brilliance of the Sea in October. This is our first cruise without our kids so we are super excited! However, we have only been on Disney cruises so I feel lost when planning. I noticed on the planning page under spa treatments they offer a S.E.A. Thermal Experience Week Pass Is this like the Rain Forest pass on Disney? I have found price discrepancy also. One says $50 for a week pass and another $99; I think the couples pass is $150. Has anyone done this? Is it worth the money? Do they offer a day pass? Are there showers and dressing areas for use?

    I was reading about the adult only area, the "Solarium". On one page it said there is a charge to use this. UGH!! Another stated it was free. Can anyone tell me about this?

    Is there anything we should know about this ship?

    I am starting to feel like there is a charge for every little thing on this ship.....I'm feeling concerned. Please make me feel better.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. msjprincess

    msjprincess DIS Veteran

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    Sorry I don't know anything about the spa, but the Solarium is free.
     
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  4. Denise W

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    I am boarding the Brilliance on Sunday in Amsterdam. I have sailed on her before and she is a gorgeous ship. There is not a charge for the adults only solarium. I don't know about the spa, we never use it. The extra charges are very similar to DCL. Specialty restaurants, spa treatments, drinks, etc.
    Denise
     
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  5. Dug720

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    No charge for the Solarium.

    I do not know if Brilliance still has the thermal spa (similar to the rainforest room) or if that space has been converted to cabins like on Jewel.

    I had a salt scrub in the regular spa two years ago (only because I won the raffle). It was the typical cruise spa experience...relaxing and then the hard sell at the end even if you put “No sales please”.
     
  6. Denise W

    Denise W Disney Veteran

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    After I board tomorrow I will try to get a spa brochure and post what is on it.
    Denise
     
  7. moericus

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    My only advice is not to compare RCCL to DCL solely based on an older smaller ship. Set some expectations there. RCCL is awesome.

    Solarium is free. Depending on ship's atmosphere you may not get a 'strict' interpretation of Adults-only. On our last cruise there was barely any kids and the passengers were very international. As a result we saw a lot of tweens/teenagers in the Solarium. It didn't seem to bother anyone though. And we had the kids' section to ourselves almost every day! (with our kids)

    Book spa appointments immediately. They fill up fast.

    I think there's a change in cruising overall to start charging more for optional items/food. I don't care for it, but the onboard-credit promotions are keeping up to offset it.

    Look into the premium drink package for at least one of you. I think it's worth it.
     
  8. cherokeemamma

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    That's awesome!! Thank you so much!
     

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