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I was on Quantum's sister ship, Odyssey last month.  There are no free facilities and all the paid facilities are co-ed. 

It's a great ship other than that. 

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On 4/21/2022 at 7:53 PM, twodjs said:

Anyone else on the Viking Sea May 13th out of Venice? Pretty port intensive cruise but all Viking ships have a nice free spa area that even includes a snow room. The men's and women's locker/shower areas each have a decent sized sauna and cold plunge. It's a cruise line worth considering.

We’re trying our first Viking Ocean cruise in 2024, long time off, from Auckland to Bali. Looking forward to the spa area! Currently boycotting the ships with only coed spa facilities. 

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11 hours ago, twodjs said:

Has anyone been on the Quantum of the Seas? Is everything in the spa co-ed? Grabed a last minute deal on a short Alaska cruise May 4th. Was originally designed for the Asian market and this will be the first season in Alaska. I'll agree with the rest - cast and crew can be great conversationalists on Holland America ships as well. 

 

As one of the newest builds, yes, Quantum is going to have only the thermal suite, which is mixed sex, bathing suits required, and for a fee. There will be locker rooms in the spa area for those using the thermal suite, but they are usually small and have lockers, toilet facilities, and showers only.

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On 2/12/2022 at 8:22 PM, TigerHorse6290 said:

Thanks billybeachboy for sharing the news. It's really disappointing. I booked a cruise withe P&O Ventura for 18th March. Hope they would have no excuse not to open the sauna/steam by then.

Anyone know the current situation on P&O Ventura - or P&O in general?

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20 minutes ago, CntPAcruiser said:

 

As one of the newest builds, yes, Quantum is going to have only the thermal suite, which is mixed sex, bathing suits required, and for a fee. There will be locker rooms in the spa area for those using the thermal suite, but they are usually small and have lockers, toilet facilities, and showers only.

Thanks...darn those new builds...

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14 hours ago, JDB78 said:

Anyone know the current situation on P&O Ventura - or P&O in general?

Off Ventura on 1 April. Sauna was open. I was told that's the first time since its return to service. Glad to say it's quite frequently used, particularly the the 2nd half of the 14 day cruise. The stream room was still "resting" with no reason given.

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Back on Celebrity Solstice June 10 for an easy 7-day out of Seattle. Thank goodness they've still got the sauna attached to the locker/shower area. Chill time...

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i must be missing something with this thread. I would prefer a steam room or sauna to be less busy. I like to withdraw a bit; especially if the ship is sailing at capacity. maybe i am just a little anti-social. 

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Chad - I wouldn't call it anti-social at all. Lots of people need that chill time alone - especially on a full ship. The least busy time is probably 10 am to 2 pm - and port days are good because most guests are off the ship. Most who post on this thread DO enjoy the interaction during the busier times.

 

 

 

 

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On 5/12/2022 at 1:46 PM, twodjs said:

Chad - I wouldn't call it anti-social at all. Lots of people need that chill time alone - especially on a full ship. The least busy time is probably 10 am to 2 pm - and port days are good because most guests are off the ship. Most who post on this thread DO enjoy the interaction during the busier times.

 

 

 

 

In your experience what are the busiest hours? Most of the time I would prefer a bit of social interaction, etc. Thanks 

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1 hour ago, Edhug55 said:

In your experience what are the busiest hours? Most of the time I would prefer a bit of social interaction, etc. Thanks 

3 to 5:30 pm hours tend to be pretty busy...some prefer first thing in the morning

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Hey Gigglewolf, did you end up sailing on the Carnival Radiance? Did they rip out the spa facilities or are they still in place and open?

 

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On 11/7/2021 at 8:38 PM, GigglewolfOfTheSeas said:

Scheduled to sail the Carnival Radiance on 4/25/22. Selected this 4-night cruise now that I’m located on the west coast, have always been curious about Catalina Island and (having never sailed CCL) was curious to see how the line’s efforts to rebrand/remake their onboard experience manifests on a renovated/renamed vessel.

 

I believe the Carnival Radiance’s “sisters” (that already had their refurbishments) may have had their separate men’s steam & sauna facilities removed, but hoping they might still exist on this ship.

 

If I opt to keep this cruise booked, I’ll keep everyone apprised of my findings. If someone beats me to it, please report back!!

 

Happy sails to you!

GigglewolfOfTheSeas

(Topic/Thread Founder 😉

So what's the sauna situation? Still have a free sauna and steam ? I look everwhere on google and CC for info or pics . Thanks. We have a Hawai cruise on the Radiance next October. It's was suppose

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4 hours ago, coldhendricksmartini said:

I'm sailing on the NCL Gem at the end of August for a Greek Isles cruise, and purchased a pass for the thermal suite.  I'm looking forward to a relaxing soak and steam each night after a busy day of exploring. Has anyone been on the Gem recently?

I was on the Gem in February and really enjoyed it. It has a really nice setup with a central co-ed area with a thalassotherapy pool, jacuzzi, and heated loungers. The men's area has a sauna, steam room, single size jacuzzi and some padded loungers (plus the normal lockers and showers). Most people wore bathing suits, but maybe Europe will be different for you. 

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On 5/29/2022 at 7:13 PM, natefish95 said:

I was on the Gem in February and really enjoyed it. It has a really nice setup with a central co-ed area with a thalassotherapy pool, jacuzzi, and heated loungers. The men's area has a sauna, steam room, single size jacuzzi and some padded loungers (plus the normal lockers and showers). Most people wore bathing suits, but maybe Europe will be different for you. 

Thanks for your update. I'm glad to hear the thermal suite is open. I usually go without a suit in the sauna and steam. I think it's just more comfortable that way. Plus with the views of the open seas, no better way to relax. 

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2 hours ago, tonygcharles said:

Hi

I'm  on a couple of cruises this year

Celebrity Reflection 

P&O Venture 

 

Has anyone been on them recently to know if the free saunas are open  yet? 

Thanks 

 

I was on Reflection in January and Sauna was open. Fairly busy. 

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Carnival Freedom 6/11/22 free sauna and steam both very large and under used... both have doors that are floor to ceiling glass ; windows to the sea-- around a corner from the 4 showers in the mens locker room.  

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