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susnurse
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had heard the ship was old but honestly, it's clean and well taken care of. I have sailed with Royal Caribbean before but much has changed. Gone are the last night pool deck parties with ... Read more
LetaH
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
The cruise was an awesome experience. The Oasis of the Seas is a huge ship with many activities. I particularly enjoyed the Headliner Show and the various game shows that were available. The cruise director and many of the people that ... Read more
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Gradelady
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
805 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I was part of a group of ladies who were in the same sorority in college 40+ years ago. There were 15 of us, plus we also had some friends and family members who joined us, so we were a group of 20 altogether. We chose Independence of the ... Read more
treyopp
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
My partner and I took the first cruise out of Fort Lauderdale on this Ship for 3 days, which was amazing, and of course it would be since it was the first time it traveled in Florida. But what blew me away was we decided to do it again but ... Read more
Halk
Member Since 2017
1 review
We went on this cruise with a group of 48 people from our club. First of all, the staff was excellent, our room (ocean view) while clean was very small. There was ample closet and drawer space, the bathroom was made for one person at ... Read more
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NPRGiant 2016
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Before you can board a ship, you have to make a reservation and use the cruise line's website and 800-numbers to get the information you need for packing and embarkation. When it comes to those two (website and phone support), R.C. ... Read more
guioyohlyd2015
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We traveled with my wife and 1 year and 6 months old son, we booked a superior ocean view stateroom with balcony, which was beautiful and very comfortable. Anthem of the seas is awesome. sophisticated areas for everybody. the services ... Read more
rmybuffy
Member Since 2011
1 review
200 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise due to the rock bottom rate for interliners, as well as the ports of call. The ship was very nice, but did not spend that much time on board. Entertainment venues were few after 11 pm. The DJ Dance venue at the top ... Read more
bramblekite
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This is our 2nd cruise on Royal Caribbean. Our first was an Alaska cruise in 2009 when Royal Caribbean either lost one of our bags from the airport or lied about ever having it in the first place. The bag was never recovered and neither ... Read more
Evanthea
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Lots to do. Great food - you must try Wonderland. It's worth paying for. A little cold on this itinerary. Didn't enjoy the weather until day 4 and before you know it it was cold again. Did not enjoy CocoCay and wouldn't get off the ... Read more
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annemai
Member Since 2017
1 review
Chose this cruise because of the Estonian connection and also wanted to get a feel for a much larger ship than the ones we have been on before. The embarkation was terrible because of computer malfunction and to get over 6000 people on ... Read more
navlynx
Member Since 2017
1 review
My boyfriend and I chose this cruise soley because we were attending a private function onboard (BGG@SEA; a boardgaming event), and this is the cruise it happened to be on. But we are very glad it was on this ship because it was absolutely ... Read more
spiegeje
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I joined a group organized by a blogger who focuses on Royal Caribbean and had a great time meeting the 80 or so people who joined. We sailed from Port Miami on February 17 on a 9 night itinerary. Embarkation was pretty smooth, but ... Read more
mrlittlejohn
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Embarkation: went well About ship: small, can have more personal feel About our cabin: about 70% of the size of my previous line, same category cabin About cabin bathroom: VERY small, shower area was tiny. Even our friends’ ... Read more
Confirmed Cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We were on a group Bible study cruise. We have discovered we don't really like cruising on a large cruise ship, but the staff was exemplary the only complaint we have is the strength of the coffee. It was so strong that we could not ... Read more
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mindyespey
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
We are early 50's, very active, and well acquainted with the Caribbean and many islands. This was our 5th cruise, having sailed on larger ships before. This ship was a great choice and I highly recommend Jewel and the Southern Caribbean ... Read more
warriorforkids
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
14 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We went on the cruise with a small group. Because we have went on several cruises in the past, we were able to know what to expect, and where this particular cruise stacked up in regards to others. It is solidly at the very bottom of the ... Read more
Darlndoll
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Chose this cruise since my cabin mate signed on to cruise with the MS Cruisers! 3rd cruise overall, but first RCCL cruise and I wasn't disappointed! the ONLY downside to this entire adventure was the high wind we experienced on board ... Read more
Neskya
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The choice of this cruise was made by a quilting shop - we made quilts and had classes on sea days. That said, this was my first cruise (I'm 75 years old); my friend has been on quite a few cruises, but never one on a ship this big. ... Read more
FunGranny
Member Since 2003
8 reviews
88 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
Our community card group does an annual cruise and this year selected the Oasis which I was anxious to try because I wanted to see if it was appropriate for a family cruise. We really liked the ship but it is really big. It was reported ... Read more
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Wimaumamama
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have a group of friends who cruise together once a year, always on RCL. We chose the Oasis this year, not for where it was going, but to experience the ship. Of the 60, only two say they would go on it again. While beautiful, there are ... Read more
Keloco
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have a group of 60 mature travelers, from first-timers to veteran cruisers. Picked Allure of the seas because of the itinerary and newness of the ship. Everyone enjoyed the cruise. The ship is pretty advanced with digital technology. ... Read more
muhtar
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
• We would like to see bad sheet change every 4 days not 7! • Table tennis area windy, some digital timer to be on the game for each machine to be fare. • Main dinner restaurant need more verity food no much choice did ... Read more
juventus
Member Since 2009
1 review
272 forum posts
5 helpful votes
10th cruise for us and we do know the good from the bad. We sailed 14 nights from Sydney to Singapore on board the mighty Ovations of the sea. The expectations were high but the reality was disappointing. 1- We booked based on ... Read more
jagnick
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We wanted to try a larger ship than in the past. So why not try one of the largest in the world?! The food was fantastic. They still have lobster night! The service was top-notch. The ports were fun. The entertainment was great. We ... Read more
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