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Thanks for the great review and pictures! We have booked for May 2019 and I can't wait. The solarium looks really nice. Is there any additional charge for using the solarium (like Princess does)?

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c6102a1d7eb29139c4fd02328b860ee1.jpgThe osso buco from last night's meal, it was fantastic

 

6c81459f2fe3704b42b1946187a327cb.jpgNaples arrival because maintenance is still on vacation

 

e966c97f2164c4f8ae59e68a1ce4ccd8.jpgWell compared to a.... Wait, this is a more polite website. Neigh to that joke

 

1fdf44fc4b0b1153f51387c6e90ad4f2.jpgTis but a $100. That rabbit will kill your wallet. Not even a holy Casino Royale hand grenade will save you.

 

dd4324fab5830ffd9566863f5218a8f1.jpgGilligan capitaned this boat it seems

 

067f6633f2ba49be9c8acecd876f3701.jpgAnd our first towel animal from last night

 

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34e80535ef17817d8b8dfee3eb9612f8.jpgThanks hamster. I needed that confidence boost.

 

5d6f1f90d7dca5450f4caf8fc29c60a1.jpgProbably a good thing to remember while running. May be helpful.fae575531a7305d3495bb81043f1a692.jpgWas pretty good. Will go more in depth....eventually...maybe

 

467617602dcb90e354549c7bd17716e8.jpgThe opening act for the comedian is apparently the reason for this, so blame him

 

976805711974a8dfe6cbb0adc17b1294.jpgBecause drones were all the rage in 1977. But the show was overall very enjoyable

 

598d23b92d94343d89eafd8b84c78a90.jpgMondays am I right?

 

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Can we have a photo of the cruise compass ?

Thank you !

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Thank you for all the great pictures and wonderful information.

 

The solarium area looks lovely. Are those pools or hot tubs ?

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Hi Maria, have you booked Symphony yet? Glad I met you on the Oasis in December while in the Owners Panoramic Suite. Colleen

 

 

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Colleen - we have booked the December 8, 2018 cruise. Hope to see you there and that your knee is doing better!

 

 

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Thanks for bringing us with you on your cruise! Enjoying it all. Would love to see the daily activities from the compass. We are aboard her in June!

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Macon and Shane,

 

Thank you for the hilarious review.

 

What’s your favorite part of the ship so far? Favorite dish? Happy to wait until the end of the cruise for these answers. I’ll be following along.

 

I would love more detail about El Loco Fresh. Even if it’s not all positive. I’m very curious about what the lunch/snack options are.

 

Also, if you happen to find a bartender with a free moment, I’d love to know if they serve a Bloody Caesar on board anywhere.

 

Has anything replaced the Dreamworks characters found on other Oasis class ships? Any word of any character breakfasts?

 

How full would you estimate the ship is? It looks pretty empty!

 

All these questions! I guess I’m Symphony thirsty!

 

Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with such wit and responsiveness. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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Thanks for the great review and pictures! We have booked for May 2019 and I can't wait. The solarium looks really nice. Is there any additional charge for using the solarium (like Princess does)?
Good afternoon Kontraxed!

 

The solarium does not have an extra charge. It is supposed to be an adult only area as well, but children are allowed in to check in with parents as needed.

 

Macon and Shane

 

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Thank you for all the great pictures and wonderful information.

 

The solarium area looks lovely. Are those pools or hot tubs ?

One pool and one hot tub!!!

 

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We do have all the Daily Compasses! We will take pictures once we are ehoem from our vacation and post them at that time. We get home this weekend from Barcelona, so those who leave this Saturday, they may not quite be up by then!

 

Stay tuned for more updates from Shane!!

 

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Schooner Bar Menu part 2 and Schooner Bar.

 

May be out of order, maintenance is on vacation. Management is also on vacation. Problem will remain unresolved until further notice

 

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Great photos.

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We interrupt your scrolling with this live report from Shane...

 

204f9288bfd19a23ae2e82a9822ee185.jpgYes I'm coming live from the starboard hot tub with this breaking news...

 

4944cc22b4e09d8cf8f366f3317d1429.jpgFirst to bubble up is that it is now Tuesday, this will really lift the week up

 

464b880c568274b3e35d5c4188882f85.jpgThings are really heating up with the Park Cafes roast beef sandwiches

 

c010ea4b5fc6b4748310e7b692d75b52.jpgBahamma Mama is making sure the kids stay refreshed

 

06829365ef351b88e01fa346b3387d41.jpgAnd in a late development, Operation Banana managed round up the Minions charged with leaking construction pictures to the infamous Lloyd555. Bail is set at $1.50 and a skilled claw operator

 

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e56b4d1cc61de64a43da32eeb28183d1.jpgAlso discovered today is this vending area across from the arcade on the pool deck. Great if you need last minute items

 

322e3412935b54111627da48651c7a3a.jpgNot sure if other ships have this, but first time I've ever seen it

 

0eadb43e38c7c39837a72babf23585ee.jpgIll check prices later when they're operating

 

55059f78f0476cf19950352801a276f8.jpgAnd a recharge station, which is nice

 

ec33453ec1f07eb721ec59da48e9c144.jpgI don't know if it's been asked, but there is a fresh egg station on the backside of Windjammer at breakfast

 

71a4a45f722ae2dc351efa1738f794d1.jpgAnd we got a dinosaur last night, which Macon's penguin is taking for a ride

 

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As for the bottle of red, yes! It was a CP perk as was lunch at our choice of either Jamie's or Johnny Rockets! We have met many people in other CP balconies who all received the perks and many are UK based citizens.

 

Is that really a choice? LOL Jamies 200% of the time.

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Macon and Shane,

 

Thank you for the hilarious review.

 

What’s your favorite part of the ship so far? Favorite dish? Happy to wait until the end of the cruise for these answers. I’ll be following along.

 

I would love more detail about El Loco Fresh. Even if it’s not all positive. I’m very curious about what the lunch/snack options are.

 

Also, if you happen to find a bartender with a free moment, I’d love to know if they serve a Bloody Caesar on board anywhere.

 

Has anything replaced the Dreamworks characters found on other Oasis class ships? Any word of any character breakfasts?

 

How full would you estimate the ship is? It looks pretty empty!

 

All these questions! I guess I’m Symphony thirsty!

 

Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with such wit and responsiveness. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Saus,

 

Your multi part question will get a multi post answer with as many pictures as I can

 

Starting from the top,

 

My favorite part of the ship is Central Park, Macon's is schooner bar. Or a place with food. Or Dazzles, or Jazz on 4. Or that point between the solarium and the Aquatheatre. All are her happy places

 

Speaking of food, her favorite is the French Onion soup in the dining room. A close second is the dog house. Honorable mention goes to the wings at Playmakers. I've loved the Osso Buco the most, but have pretty much enjoyed everything else equally.

ca918f8d356b119fe0d2ffbafdd19e1d.jpgFrench Onion soup. Apparently best one yet

 

765ed3ac790fdaf5c4a67d1224e26291.jpgOsso Buco

 

3d4b5ceb453be09071acc432aecd0a78.jpgAnd miniutarized version of the best places

 

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Fantastic review and great to see more wines within the DP limit. On Oasis recently there were only two or three red at the most without having to pay on top and they weren't that good even in Vintages which was always empty. I do like the location of Vintages better on Indy, I feel it doesn't get used on the Quantum or Oasis class. The cocktails over the DP were confusing for clients and staff, e.g. there was a Bloody Mary under and one over almost the same, glad they have scrapped them.

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Thanks for bringing us with you on your cruise! Enjoying it all. Would love to see the daily activities from the compass. We are aboard her in June!
Ask and you shall receive..

 

6118af0b64477f03dbfb765b98a9aa7a.jpgCompass! Look at all those activities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just kidding...

 

f9ea0fa0ca88c0beac336634e4c18d74.jpgFront side

 

473199aac347883d9526ce50bf5c5027.jpgBackside

 

 

 

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Does the Royal IQ app work on the ship?
It's the other Royal Caribbean App, and as with most thing RCI IT, working is subjective. Some days it will pull up the activities and what not. Other times it sets my phone clock back two hours and gives me a bare bones look at what's on the ship without specific times of activities. To be honest, I've all but given up on it this cruise.

 

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