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  • Dec
  • 2012

Relaxation lovers: Prepare to enjoy ship activity discounts on days in port

Seasoned travelers know that you are not required to disembark the ship when it arrives into a port. Although the shops and casinos onboard the cruise ship are closed while in port, you can stay onboard and take advantage of port day discounts on other activities!

Ask what the port day markdowns are at the spa. These discounts are different, and much better than the regular everyday specials offered.

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Enjoy a leisure breakfast while everyone else is disembarking. Then head over to the cruise ship’s spa and soothe your mind and body as you take advantage of significant discounts. For example, your ship may offer two-for-one treatments and other great deals on services like:

·         Massages

·         Manicures

·         Pedicures

·         Hair Cuts & Styling

·         Cosmetic Dental Services like teeth whitening

Well-known spa operator Canyon Ranch runs the spas on all the Oceania cruise ships, and it has just announced it will take over as operator of all spa services aboard Celebrity Cruise Lines ships in April.

Work out.  The fitness centers will also be less crowded if you stay on the ship while others head into port. Royal Caribbean’s Freedom-class ships have huge fitness centers with boxing rings and Pilates reformer machines, while Seabourn’s Odyssey-class ships have Kinesis walls to improve flexibility and muscle tone. While most onboard fitness centers are located top-of-ship with sea views through floor-to-ceiling windows, Carnival Magic takes the workouts alfresco in its SportSquare. Princess also features swim-against-the-current pools, and Royal Caribbean and NCL boast rock-climbing walls.

So if you prefer to relax rather than battle the crowds, port days may end up being your favorite days. The pools, decks and restaurants are less crowded in the mornings, and if you do want to explore the port, by mid-afternoon, while others are returning to the ship, you can disembark and enjoy the rest of your day on land.

If you are ready to start packing your bags and enjoy everything a cruise vacation can offer you, then why wait another minute? Contact us at Cruise Our knowledgeable travel agents can give you more information and answer any questions you have. Feel free to reach us by calling 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784) or logging onto our website,

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