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    What to do on a cruise?

    Hi all.
    I just returned from a 4 night cruise,,,,a member asked what was there to do on the ship during the day.
    There was all the usual games,trivia,films type of things.....
    But what catches the eye is the continuous sell from the Spa Dept,as an example from my recent cruise,,,,and pretty much the same on all past cruises.....here's a taster....

    This is the blurb in the ships 'what's on' paper.......
    How to look 10 years younger.or on other days,,,Restore Facial Contours.
    Meet our Facial Rejuvenation Specialist Dr Vucicevic and discover how she can smooth your facial contours and help you to achieve a younger look.Learn more about how to instantly add volume to the face and erase the visible signs of ageing.

    Does anyone believe these things works?

    What about the seminar on......
    The Non Surgical Facelift.
    Walk in Comfort with 'Good Feet'.
    Pain Management with Acupuncture.
    Chinese Herbal Remedies.
    Secrets to a Flatter Stomach.
    Stress,Longevity & Healing with Oriental Medicine.
    Instant Wrinkle Solutions.

    Do people actually attend these seminars,,or even buy the merchandise?
    Has a bottle of cream ever made a passenger look 10 years younger by the end of a cruise?

    Would they even work after bottles and bottles of the stuff on a world cruise.

    Are they 'snake oil' sales people?
    JC
    C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
    "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

    #2
    I guess it depends on the cruise line.

    I know that we didn't like the constant so called seminars when we were on RCI ships, any more than we liked the art auctions or talks on pearls. All were designed to sell stuff.

    Even on Fred's ships, which do not use the hard sell approach, have so called spa lectures and pearl talks, especially on longer cruises but we just avoid them.

    During sea days, we much prefer to do something more interesting or fun. P plays Bridge, I sing in a choir (on long cruises there is usually a passenger choir) and we both like to attend talks, if the subject interest us. I also enjoy line dancing classes and even occasionally play bingo.
    Jill

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      #3
      Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
      Does anyone believe these things works?
      I believe that these things work in a sense that they generate large profits.

      I believe that many customers believe that these products/treatments will least have some effect on them.

      I believe that the Spa's on-board big ship are one of the most profitable facilities on-board, after the bars and Casino.

      Even Boots the chemist sell "Anti-Aging" cream - how does the trades description act even allow it to be called that?
      See my cruise blog: HERE

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        #4
        Hi JC

        As I've mentioned before, my wife is a fully qualified Podiatrist (Hons Degree), and HCPC registered.

        On some cruises, Podiatry advice has been handed out by people of questionable competence. Indeed, she has heard completely wrong advice being doled out by staff only intent on creating a sale.

        Tread carefully!!!

        Stewart

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          #5
          Obviously aimed at the Americans. They would just lap it up and believe it all makes them look 10 years younger and more beautiful.

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            #6
            I absolutely believe in Acupuncture, it worked for me, but no point in just going along for one overpriced session and expecting a cure all, it takes several sessions to have a good outcome.

            A lot of the spa treatments are lovely as they make you feel relaxed and pampered and some 'me' time but no way do I believe I am going to look 10 years younger. Some creams will have an effect but you have to be realistic and don't expect miracles.

            I find they are overpriced but there seems to be plenty of takers so I don't expect that will change..Carol

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              #7
              I don't believe that we are the target market JC. I suspect he majority that post on forums such as this are a bit more cruise savvy than to fall for these pitches.

              There are still many millions out there in the Western World that have never cruised. These are their hopeful unsuspecting victims.

              It is just one of the reasons I no longer enjoy sea days, too much sales and very little else for an active mind..........Wilba
              Wilba

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                #8
                I've had bottles and bottles of stuff that have made other passengers look younger.

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                  #9
                  I must admit I do like to treat myself to a nice massage on holiday, But, Land or sea spas always try to push these "wonder cures" onto us and as I get older I gets more and more mad at it! So much so I denied myself the pleasure of one on the last cruise becacse I know as soon as I am done, Out the girls come telling me of all the so called problems I have with my skin/various body parts!!! It is a shame as that is all part of the R&R of my holiday. Hubby says he would do it for half the price but he would use god knows what to exfoliate me!!!! Jan.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by andyn, kensworth View Post
                    I've had bottles and bottles of stuff that have made other passengers look younger.
                    Never needed it
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                      #11
                      What to do on a cruise?

                      As little as possible!!

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                        #12
                        Make sure you have deep pockets for the additional charges onboard.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by BigMac, Glasgow View Post
                          Hi JC

                          As I've mentioned before, my wife is a fully qualified Podiatrist (Hons Degree), and HCPC registered.

                          On some cruises, Podiatry advice has been handed out by people of questionable competence. Indeed, she has heard completely wrong advice being doled out by staff only intent on creating a sale.

                          Tread carefully!!!

                          Stewart
                          Tread carefully 😂😂😂😂 love it.

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                            #14
                            When I first started cruising, I went to a couple of the talks, then at the end you realise, that they weren't really trying to help you at all, they just wanted you to sign up to things which cost a lot of money. People must do, or they wouldn't bother with the talks!

                            I've had a couple of massages, which have been lovely, but they always end with a push to get you to buy products!...............Carol

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by carol, welwyn garden city View Post
                              I've had a couple of massages, which have been lovely, but they always end with a push to get you to buy products!...............Carol
                              Not quite the same as a massage with a happy ending !!!!!!

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