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Took a look inside Dazzles before retiring. This is a rather impressive two-storey lounge with a wonderful view through a huge decorative window over the boardwalk to the stern. They don’t give this lounge the prominence it deserves. Could be rather nice to have afternoon tea in there. Potential revenue stream if they made it an “Elegant Tea”?

 

By day.

 

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By night.

 

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Very good band played.

 

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Sometimes a DJ provided music for dancing.

 

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Thanks for sharing your review, pictures, and menus. Just over two months from going on the Allure again. Also, brought back the good memories that I had from the Oasis.

 

Looking forward to hearing the rest.

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One tip I should have passed on about the Ice Show. I nomally sit in one of the side sections rather than the middle. However this time because I was trying to get photos, I was more aware of the extent to whch the show is performed predominantly to the audience facing the front. Each section does get to see all the action but I now realise for sure that the middle section gets to see more of it from an optimum angle. So get there early as it does fill up faster than the sides. :)

 

megacruiser

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I am just in love with your review style. Keep it coming, please. I have 3 more weeks to kill before embarking Oasis. Travel fever is rising!

 

 

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Hello again caneguy. A very discerning contributor you are! Yes the fish was excellent.

 

Thanks for you positive comment on my photos. 95% of the shots were taken on my Fuji X100. It is a 12MP fixed lens (no zoom) camera. No flash was used for any photo in this review. Its biggest asset is it's low light usability. Just a cautionary note before everyone rushes to buy one, this is not a point and shoot camera really. It takes a lot of time to learn to use it and the autofocus is temporamental, so every shot I took was manually focussed.

 

The other 5% were taken on a Nikon D5200 DSLR with wide-angle or zoom lenses. It's much bulkier than the Fuji so only took it out very occasionally, like in Labadee. As for process, I am a beginner so didn't want to spend too much on Lightroom or Photoshop, so got Corel Paintshop Pro which is much cheaper. Even that has got far more adjustment options than I ever intend to discover.

 

Best regards

megacruiser

 

Hello Megacruiser,

Looked up the Fuji X100, some camera!! F2 lens. I just upgraded to a Nikon D7100 a while ago. Just bought a .43x lens for extra wide angle shots to use on the ship. When you have time, look into Lightroom. Easy to learn the basic tools to really ungrade the quality of a picture (need to shoot in RAW for best results). Keep up this great review, I am learning alot from both the text and your pictures!!

 

Caneguy

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I'm sailing on the Oasis in May and your review is very usefull to me. I'm loving it and thank you for posting.

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Megacruiser, I am really enjoying your review. We just disembarked yesterday from the Oasis on the Western Caribbean itinerary. I really wanted to have pictures of the MDR menus, but didn't get them, so I'm delighted to see you've posted them here! Did you order the coffee table book offered with all the recipes? I'm not seeing the Day 3 menu...did I miss something in the narrative that would explain that?

 

Like you, we consider the ports of call as mere "punctuations" to the cruise experience. In fact, we didn't even get off the ship in Labadee. It was much more enjoyable to watch the water sports and activities from a mostly-empty Windjammer! In Falmouth and Cozumel, we simply got off the ship and did a little shopping at the port - an hour or two at most. The ship IS the destination, as far as we are concerned.

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Megacruiser, I am really enjoying your review. We just disembarked yesterday from the Oasis on the Western Caribbean itinerary. I really wanted to have pictures of the MDR menus, but didn't get them, so I'm delighted to see you've posted them here! Did you order the coffee table book offered with all the recipes? I'm not seeing the Day 3 menu...did I miss something in the narrative that would explain that?

 

Like you, we consider the ports of call as mere "punctuations" to the cruise experience. In fact, we didn't even get off the ship in Labadee. It was much more enjoyable to watch the water sports and activities from a mostly-empty Windjammer! In Falmouth and Cozumel, we simply got off the ship and did a little shopping at the port - an hour or two at most. The ship IS the destination, as far as we are concerned.

 

Hello TequilaToo,

 

Thank you so much for highlighting the menu error. I can't believe I put Day 4 when it should be Day 3, so yes it is in fact on this page. The actual Day 4 menu will be uploaded tomorrow, although I was at 150 Central Park that night and oh, what a meal that was! As for the recipe book, I have one here called Carte du Jour, which everyone who goes to the Chef's Table receives as a gift before leaving. Not sure if that's the one as I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I should have mentioned that gift at that time. So much to include, omissions will inevitably occur.

 

Today I am going to put up lots of photos as part of my Deck 5 review, before returning to Day 4 tomorrow.

 

Many thanks again.

megacruiser

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Thank you so much for highlighting the menu error. I can't believe I put Day 4 when it should be Day 3, so yes it is in fact on this page. The actual Day 4 menu will be uploaded tomorrow, although I was at 150 Central Park that night and oh, what a meal that was! As for the recipe book, I have one here called Carte du Jour, which everyone who goes to the Chef's Table receives as a gift before leaving. Not sure if that's the one as I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I should have mentioned that gift at that time. So much to include, omissions will inevitably occur.

 

 

Ahhhh, that explains it! Wonderful! I'll be watching for the rest of your review. It definitely helps to "extend" the experience, rehashing it all, and looking forward to the next cruise. I think Carte du Jour may be the book that was placed on our table for ordering. We didn't purchase it, but I see it is available elsewhere, so perhaps we can obtain a copy after all.

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As things transpired this would be my last evening meal in the main dining room, Opus 5 for MyTime Dining.

 

 

Uh-oh. Does this mean no more menu pics?

 

 

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MegaC,

Not to be a nag, but did you post the Day 3 MDR Menu?

Not that am I'm counting :-), but we seemed to skip from Day 2 to 4.

Thanks much.

 

 

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MegaC,

Not to be a nag, but did you post the Day 3 MDR Menu?

Not that am I'm counting :-), but we seemed to skip from Day 2 to 4.

Thanks much.

 

Hi lgonquin,

 

This has been raised already, please see my reply in post 134. I intend to post every menu for the main dining room, and for 150 Central Park, Chops Grille, Giovanni's Table, Izumi, Solarium Bistro and Seafood Shack.

 

megacruiser

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We are leaving in next month- just 20 days away on the Oasis for the first time and this review is incredible.

 

I'll parrot the others and say thanks for the menu and Compass postings as well.

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I almost passed by your review. I expected the same pictures and comments that seem to appear in all the Oasis/Allure reviews. Glad I reconsidered and looked into your post. Your pictures show different areas of the ship and are from different angles. Your comments seem realistic and specific and offer good advice for future cruisers.

We are still on the fence regarding the mega ships but you have lessened our fear of overcrowding.

Looking forward to the rest of your review.

Thanks for sharing.

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we're also leaving in 20 days & very excited to be sailing on the OOS. Truely have enjoyed your review. One of the best & I think I've read them all.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

N

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Deck 5

 

Before continuing with the day-by-day review let’s pause and have a look what Deck 5 has to offer.

 

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Opus 5 MyTime Dining is all the way aft, to the left. The Opal Theatre upper level is all the way forward to the right.

 

I will guide you along the Royal Promenade and back again. I will start at Guest Services near the Rising Tide bar on the left hand side of the plan and work my way down the port side to On Air at the forward elevators, then return up the starboard side to the Champagne Bar near the aft elevators.

 

 

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The trademark "car on the prom" looking aft to Regalia, Guest Services and Cafe Promenade.

 

 

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Guest Relations

 

 

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Cafe Promenade

 

 

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Favourite afternoon snack from Café Promenade

 

Ham, cheese and tomato croissant. They seem to have been around forever, as I had my first one on the Voyager in the last millennium! Still why change a wining formula when they are still as delicious as ever. It's the moistness that makes them so good. Oh, and a choc chip cookie… ;)

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Cupcake Cupboard

 

 

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Didn’t indulge, but looked delightful. :)

 

 

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Globe and Atlas pub. Look on the plan – why so small?

 

 

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Inside Globe and Atlas looking out towards the seating outside on the Promenade.

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Next is a view from above the Globe and Atlas across to Sorrento’s opposite and along the promenade forward. Note the borrowed daylight from Central Park, three stories above. It floods in though the abstract shaped glass protrusions that are like elongated triangular dipyramids; well that is my best guess anyway… if you know what shape they are, please do tell!

 

 

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Shops between the pub and On Air

 

 

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On Air Karaoke bar

 

 

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A very popular venue, perhaps should be bigger?

 

 

I have heard a lot of questions about Coke Freestyle Machines. They are just beside the forward elevators on the starboard side. I also saw them in the Windjammer.

 

 

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The illuminaated panel changes to allow your selection to be made.

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Boleros Latin Bar

 

 

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It often seemed to be in use for Art Auctions...

 

 

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In the middle of the Promenade between On Air and Boleros is a Starbucks Coffee franchise.

 

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Their staff tried to stop me taking photos of it!

 

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Maybe it was the prices they don’t want folk at home to see? :confused:

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Sorrento’s

 

 

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Sorrento’s is opposite the Globe and Atlas and you can sit outside each of them on the Promenade.

 

 

 

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Manikins as Art.

 

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Sorrento’s has a good variety of pizzas that change daily.

 

 

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Shops

 

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Champagne Bar

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Fountains below Rising Tide Bar. During daytime it mostly remains parked on the Central Park access level.

 

 

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Going down

 

 

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Keep going

 

 

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Almost there

 

 

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A variety of fountain displays appear at various times. How do they achieve that downpour? :confused:

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Outdoors there is a jogging track and it is good to see one that completely surrounds the main body of the ship.

 

 

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Words of encouragement to joggers

 

 

 

Tomorrow I will return to the day-by-day review - my first visit to Falmouth and the best meal ever at sea... Thanks for following along if i haven't bored you to death yet - don't worry, there is still plenty of time for that. :D

 

Anyway if you are enjoying reading the review or looking at the photos, please do let me know. Otherwise I fear that this might be the biggest waste of time ever?... :confused:

 

megacruiser

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Loving the review!! Sail in 4 weeks, and this is the only thing keeping me from starting to pack already!! You are definitely quieting the OCD planner in me!

 

Thank you!!!

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