USAGE FEE FOR INTERIOR/HEATED POOL & SAUNAS ONLY CRUISE LINE: Carnival Spirit Cruise Review by happycajuncruiser
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USAGE FEE FOR INTERIOR/HEATED POOL & SAUNAS ONLY CRUISE LINE
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
With all of this said, their swimming pool fees are ridiculous! $146.00 per person. It was cool in December when we went. The water temperature in the free pools was VERY cold! We were told, when we booked this cruise that the ship had heated pools. We also read it, on Norweigan Cruise Line site. However, it never mentioned there was a fee. Four days were spent in port of calls. That left just three (really 2) days to use the pool.
This is the ONLY cruise line in the entire industry to charge a fee in order to use a heated pool or More sauna. So, it would have cost $73.00 per day to use. And, we probably would have been there only an hour. Figure it out, $73.00 per hr just to swim!! We were really disappointed to learn of this, especially since you don't find out until you are ready to use this facility. We felt like this was financial rape.
Both my husband and I are disabled. And, we have doctor orders to exercise in the (warm)water. Swimming in cold or even cool water is extremely painful for me and anyone with bone/joint/arthritis problems. We rely on regular use of warm pool for mobility and pain management. Without the pool use, it ruined our cruise. We both were uncomfortable with pain, which resulted in limited activity.
What a disappointment! We both came home hurting with pain. My husband had to go to the ER.
If you do NOT want to pay to use a small, indoor heated pool book with any cruise except Norweigan Cruise Lines. Next time we cruise, we will cruise on a ship that does not charge for heated pool useage. Less