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Old December 8th, 2017, 12:31 AM
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Talking Never thought this would happen - OASIS upcoming!!!

Back after a long hiatus. Check my sig. Only budget cruises. Well this summer we are going OASIS! I never thought it would be possible. It's going to be a blast. That ship is amazing! Although I will never lose my love for Enchantment and will go on that one again. My son is now 13 and will roam the ship and enjoy the teen amenities and my girl will be 8 so she will enjoy Adventure Ocean even more. It's such a huge ship. Of course inside cabin but I spent a few bucks extra to get a room in the middle since the ship is so huge. This is one of my concerns. It's TOO big! Walking from one area to another is an undertaking. I'm concerned about crowds. My last 3 on Enchantment were great. Made friends with passengers and staff. They knew me and my family. I never wait at the pool bar. Walk up and they reach over the crowd and hand me my drink (extra tips). But I really hung out with the casino bartenders late evenings and met the same other dads out on the smoking deck every night. This ship is too big. This element is going to be gone, I'm afraid. Leaving from Canaveral to NAssau (done that way too many times) and then to St Maarten and St. Thomas. Which location do you recommend for a convenient and beautiful family beach day, since there is not CoCo Cay on this cruise. Really bummed about that. I loved my cheap 3 and 4 night cruises. The cost of this cruise really is an order of magnitude over what I am used to, but I am told I got a good deal. About $4500 for the 7 night including all fees and prepaid gratuities and $100 shipboard credit. I'm also interested in comments from other cruisers about traveling with teens cause this is new for us.
Finally doing OASIS class!

Sovereign of the Seas (Sept 2002)
Enchantment of the Seas (Sept 2003)
Monarch of the Seas (August 2009)
Monarch of the Seas (April 2011)
Enchantment of the Seas- Port Canaveral (May 2013)
Enchantment of the Seas - (April 2014)
Enchantment of the Seas - (January 2015) YES AGAIN!
Oasis of the Seas - Jun 2018
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Old December 27th, 2017, 12:58 AM
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The Oasis is a great ship, and I never really felt like I was on this ship with 6500 other cruisers. You will enjoy this monster of a ship.

There is always 101 activities going on, that keeps the crowds somewhat at bay. The shows are at times a bit crowded (going in and out) but that is just a small portion of your day.

I loved trying to find all of the small wonders (there are 42 of them around the ship). I think we found 30 of them in the 2 weeks we were on-board.

Remember to book you shows ~90 days before departure as they tend to book up before sailing. While you can still get in, stand-by, booking beats standing in line for 45 minutes.

Have not sailed with kids, but have seen loads of happy kids in the various areas.
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Old December 29th, 2017, 03:05 PM
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I have sailed twice on the Oasis and I loved both of those cruises.

Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Equinox 4/11/2011+4/4/2016
Independence 12/29/13
Vision OTS 2-14-2015
Freedom OTS 3/6/16
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