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  1. We were told we couldn't use our Oasis FCC for the taxes. Have you checked on that?
  2. Not long back from Med cruise on Oasis and the price was around $96 for the package on a buy 1 get 1 half price deal. After a couple of days it dropped to only $84 on a pp basis. Seemed really steep to me! It was a port intensive week so I woudn't imagine many people paying that price.
  3. It was refreshingly not busy although as we were traveling with non status members we didn't spend too much time in there. There was a reception on the heli deck and they mentioned there were only 8 pinnacle and 48 diamond plus on board - can't remember number of diamonds.
  4. Apologies if I've missed this topic being discussed before. Just back from Oasis Med cruise and each time we ordered drinks in the Diamond Lounge our card was swiped. So if my husband ordered 2 drinks for us his card was swiped for each round of drinks. We, and others asked about the reason for this and we were told that it was for inventory reasons. I wondered if this was to clamp down on interlopers maybe or some other reason as well - as they've not needed to swipe cards for inventory reasons before now. The waiter said this has been going on for around 4 months now.
  5. Just back from Barcelona on Oasis last week. We disembarked early at 07.45 and there was zero queue for taxis. Fare was flat 39 Euros and was a taxi for 4 adults, 2 large and 2 small cases. Larger taxis were available. Time took approx 20 mins. I do not recommend Sun Transfers as we used them previously and we ended up sitting for ages waiting for them and had to then take a taxi anyway. If you don't want stress and hassle I would avoid them. Having arrived/departed several times here unless you are on a really tight schedule then taxis are absolutely fine.
  6. I usually ask for a beer or 2 at a pool bar during diamond hours and quite often they will refuse to give them sealed. I like to take a beer back to the fridge for later or to keep til the next day and it's a bit annoying when they do this. They say that's the rule and if they do hand them over sealed (rarely) they ask me to keep it quiet so they don't get caught - must be what they're told to do. So it absolutely does happen and good luck to those who have never experienced it but it's wrong to say it never happens to anyone.
  7. I'd made a comment earlier about not liking the constant parades in the MDR. I sailed last year on MTD and I think the parades were every night! Some people basically said like it or lump it. I like to mix MDR with the Windjammer based on my plans and how busy the schedule is. If I want a nice dinner where I feel a bit more relaxed and pampered and have a nice vibe I should be able to choose the MDR and have my dinner in peace. For those that don't like these dinner interruptions please make a comment on the questionnaire and hopefully RCI will listen.
  8. Windjammer is not the only answer - I feel the number of parades on some ships just makes the dining experience somewhat tacky. If it bothered me too much I would switch cruise lines. I'm entitled to my views.
  9. Hi I cringe when the waiters have to do the parading around the dining room. It really puts me off going if it's done night after night. Happened quite a few times on a cruise last year. I, of course, may be wrong, but I get the feeling that a lot of the waiters don't enjoy it either.
  10. I just received this regarding my 8 Dec Oasis itinerary. It mentions Allure but doesn't state specifically what itinerary changes. Dear Guest, We're really looking forward to welcoming you onboard Oasis of the Seas and wanted to share some itinerary changes with you. Our sister ship, Allure of the Seas, has a technical limitation which lowers her maximum speed. Over the past few weeks, we've been working feverishly to find alternate ports for Allure's sailings. Now you're probably wondering, "what does this have to do with my cruise?" Well, since we had to change Allure's itineraries, some ports will now have more ships than originally planned. So, to ensure you have a wonderful time in each destination with less crowding, we've rearranged the order we'll visit each port. The good news – you'll have additional time to enjoy each one! Oh yeah! Overall, we've had to make changes to 30+ itineraries and yours is one of them. (Talk about "ship" happening!) Below, please find our new itinerary for December 8, 2019 on Oasis of the Seas. Day Port of Call Arrive Depart Sun Miami, Florida 4:30 PM Mon Cruising Tue Labadee, Haiti 7:00 AM 4:00 PM Wed San Juan, Puerto Rico 1:00 PM 9:30 PM Thu Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Fri Cruising Sat Cruising Sun Miami, Florida 6:00 AM
  11. Just received this. Same ports - different days. Dear Guest, We're really looking forward to welcoming you onboard Oasis of the Seas and wanted to share some itinerary changes with you. Our sister ship, Allure of the Seas, has a technical limitation which lowers her maximum speed. Over the past few weeks, we've been working feverishly to find alternate ports for Allure's sailings. Now you're probably wondering, "what does this have to do with my cruise?" Well, since we had to change Allure's itineraries, some ports will now have more ships than originally planned. So, to ensure you have a wonderful time in each destination with less crowding, we've rearranged the order we'll visit each port. The good news – you'll have additional time to enjoy each one! Oh yeah! Overall, we've had to make changes to 30+ itineraries and yours is one of them. (Talk about "ship" happening!) Below, please find our new itinerary for December 8, 2019 on Oasis of the Seas. Day Port of Call Arrive Depart Sun Miami, Florida 4:30 PM Mon Cruising Tue Labadee, Haiti 7:00 AM 4:00 PM Wed San Juan, Puerto Rico 1:00 PM 9:30 PM Thu Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Fri Cruising Sat Cruising Sun Miami, Florida 6:00 AM
  12. Thanks a lot, hadn't seen that post. Can anyone confirm if I can use the $500 against a cruise I've already booked that is before final payment date please?
  13. Hi I never get emails from the casino either but an offer code of 191RCL709 has popped up. Could anyone tell me please what this code refers to please? Many Thanks
  14. I've sometimes found that some of the UK v US prices are comparable and very rarely UK to be cheaper. We had 2 Oasis cruises cancelled due to the dry dock incident. We were told via phone that should we book a cheaper cruise then FCC could be used and any residual carried forward to another FCC. We had to cause quite a stink with Royal last night that they said unfortunately this is not available to UK bookers which is ridiculous.
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