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All the facilities and entertainment were on this ship, but some, such as ice skating, did not seem to be scaled up to meet the increase in customers. The bands and entertainment were great. The shore excursions offered were good but expensive, except for the Atlantis Adventure in Nassau which was extortionate: we 3 could have taken a taxi both directions, paid our own entrance, and still have change from the price RCI charged. In fact this was a complete con because it didn't open until an hour after we arrived, we had to leave at lunch time (the tickets lasted the full day) and the biggest slide did not open at all as it was a Sunday yet this wasn't made clear when buying months before. To top it all, the coffee/water stalls didn't even take cash. So avoid Atlantis is our advice and spend the money shopping in the lovely town and use the pools on the ship!

Great but expensive give RCI's new economies of scale.

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by DonG

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All the facilities and entertainment were on this ship, but some, such as ice skating, did not seem to be scaled up to meet the increase in customers. The bands and entertainment were great.

The shore excursions offered were good but expensive, except for the Atlantis Adventure in Nassau which was extortionate: we 3 could have taken a taxi both directions, paid our own entrance, and still have change from the price RCI charged. In fact this was a complete con because it didn't open until an hour after we arrived, we had to leave at lunch time (the tickets lasted the full day) and the biggest slide did not open at all as it was a Sunday yet this wasn't made clear when buying months before. To top it all, the coffee/water stalls didn't even take cash. So avoid Atlantis is our advice and spend the money shopping in the lovely town and use the pools on the ship!
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    Extortionately priced, didn't open until an hour after we arrived, the biggest slide didn't open at all as it was a Sunday yet this was not pointed out when booking months in advance, and the water/snack/coffee stalls didn't take cash - only card, very inconvenient and time wasting to go to locker twice per transaction. We also had to leave less thn half way through the full day ticket, and could have taken a taxi both ways, paid our own entrance, and still had change from the price Royal Caribbean charged. I complained when I got back but the excursions staff were not interested - the customer could not possibly be right. If I had the time to queue at guest services and the energy to debate it, I would have tried to get a refund of all pre-paid gratuities and just tipped personally.

    And that leads me to comment that the whole gratuities issue is a big scam to allow RCI to not pay a proper wage.
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