Royal Caribbean has now made Barefoot beach a private beach you now have to pay extra for. They have also littered it with a bunch of cabanas that will run you a few hundred dollars for the day. Shame on you Royal Caribbean.
Carnival Victory, 2003
Carnival Victory, 2004
RCI Explorer of the Seas, 2009
RCI Explorer of the Seas, January 2010
I've been reading that in other places as well - Several hundred dollars!!! Sheeeesh - so far I'm really not impressed with this "new" island and I've heard numerous things going wrong with the Oasis on the paying cruise. Still not impressed.
A. New Towel Policy unless in suite.
B. Exclusive areas in theater, pool, and now on private islands.
c. Room Service changes ( only total free room service is in suites).
D. no chocolates at night ( unless in suites0.
E. Less variety in Main Dining Room.
F. Charges for other dining areas ( remember Johnny Rockets use to be free).
G. Now you have make reservations to attend shows.
Granted if you are in a suite you can continue to enjoy these amenities, but you can shop around for other cruise lines with similar or better suite perks for cheaper money.
I am very curious about the Oasis, but I can see now my dear husband would not be happy in a regular cabin. We enjoy service but the Oasis at this time maybe beyond our price point.