The spa pass includes the use of all of the spa facilities, steam room, sauna, relaxation area, whirlpool, hot tub and lap pool. Yes it was the best money we spent on the ship and it is the reason that we are going back in Sept... just the thing to melt away the stress from life... Most of the time we were the only ones in the lap pool (and most of the time in any other part of the spa) so it felt like it was our own private oasis away from the crowds. The pool is fresh water and not heated and was lovely for swimming laps after a workout in the gym. Then to the hot tub to ease the muscles. DH loved the mens steam room and plunge pool too! Of course any spa "treatments" were not included and what I found suprising is that not once were we "bothered" by a sales pitch to purchase any spa treatments. The staff were always pleasant and helpful and kept the place immaculate. Great Job Spa Crew!