I did it on Fanning Island with NCL back in 2004. At that time, and on that cruiseline, I paid $50 dollars for a 30 minute massage. It was wonderful... I laid so that my head was toward the ocean - so, before I literally fell asleep from the pure relaxation, it was so much nicer than looking at the floor and/or walls of the massage room on board. I'm sure you won't be totally out in the open; the massage table(s) will most likely be set up in a tent and set up out of the way of major traffic. I usually treat myself to a massage on every cruise ~ however, I'm jumping the gun this year and getting one next Monday ! I'm psyched. I don't know what it will cost on Labadee - but if you like to get massages, and aren't concerned about the "public" location, I would say "go for it". How often will you get a massage on a beach?
Yes, hubby & I did. We got a couples massage and LOVED it. I think it ran just over $200, plus tip. It was super. It actually started to drizzle. We got to enjoy the sound of the rain and the ocean waves. We couldn't have ordered a better time. Suggestion - if you choose to do this, go to the Spa right after boarding to get your best shot at getting a convenient time slot.
Past Cruises -
Rhapsody - Alaska - May 2010
Monarch - Bahamas - May 2009
Mariner - Western - May 2007
Mariner - Eastern - March 2008
Hi, Just voicing my opinion, I found the spa treatments on the ship very expensive and they didnt always run the full length of time. I went for a massage on the beach in Cozumel in a little tent where you could see the sea, it was fabulous and worked out very inexpensive apx a dollar a minute which as you know is for nothing.
the ship can be expensive but you might like the comfort of the spa