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We originally booked this cruise because of RCCL's "Suite Sale". We had no idea that Hurricane Irma was going to give us an "extended vacation". Staff & crew were excellent & the captain made sure we had updates on our itinerary & the storm as he received them. The only problem that we had was from the Excursions Manager. I am a Type 1 Diabetic & have been on multiple cruises in which we booked various excursions. Never have I had a shore excursion cancelled by an excursion guide or an excursion manager because I am a Type 1 diabetic. I was not asked if I am under a doctors care or if I had a medical consult about this activity. My doctor is well aware of my life style & activities and says that the more active a diabetic is the better their health. I also wear a Dexcom Continuous Monitor and a VGO to dispense my insulin. As usual, dining, entertainment, & services were excellent. I'm hoping that this is an isolated case of an Excursion Manager's lack of knowledge & understanding of this disease and not a case of Royal Caribbean discriminating due to health conditions beyond one's control.

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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by CruzeroFan

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We originally booked this cruise because of RCCL's "Suite Sale". We had no idea that Hurricane Irma was going to give us an "extended vacation". Staff & crew were excellent & the captain made sure we had updates on our itinerary & the storm as he received them.

The only problem that we had was from the Excursions Manager. I am a Type 1 Diabetic & have been on multiple cruises in which we booked various excursions. Never have I had a shore excursion cancelled by an excursion guide or an excursion manager because I am a Type 1 diabetic. I was not asked if I am under a doctors care or if I had a medical consult about this activity. My doctor is well aware of my life style & activities and says that the more active a diabetic is the better their health. I also wear a Dexcom Continuous Monitor and a VGO to dispense my insulin.

As usual, dining, entertainment, & services were excellent. I'm hoping that this is an isolated case of an Excursion Manager's lack of knowledge & understanding of this disease and not a case of Royal Caribbean discriminating due to health conditions beyond one's control.
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Cabin 10226
Cabin was very comfortable. Love the walk in closet & roomy bathroom & shower.
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  • Snorkeling
    booked tour online. website said if you have any medical issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, etc check with your doctor prior to booking. I was told when we showed up for tour that I would not be allowed to go into water due to diabestes (type !). no questions regarding my health, doctors consent, my fitness, just flat NO. RCCL Excursion Manager whom I never saw, only spoke to for a brief 2 minutes said these activities (snorkeling) was too strenuous for me due to diabetes. Again no questions - just flat out discrimination because of a disease. we did get a refund for the tour but then we weren't able to snorkel the entire vacation because she would not "allow" be to participate in any strenuous activity. She suggested to book a "beach break". We live in Florida & are constantly on beach breaks. wanted to enjoy the beautiful blue Caribbean waters but was unable to due to excursion manager's misconception/lack of knowledge & understanding of diabetics.
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