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Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 16th, 2015, 02:29 PM
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Posted By DiamondMember
Just got off Oasis. So, it's two completely...

Just got off Oasis. So, it's two completely dining experiences. The normal izumi experience with the sushi and lava rock is still the same that you've experienced if you've eaten at izumi in the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 10th, 2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By DiamondMember
Oasis - Anyone been on since refurb?

Hello -

Has anyone sailed Oasis since she came out of dry dock? I noticed on the deck plans that the Viking Crown Lounge has been converted to another Suite Lounge and California Kitchen (Suite...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 9th, 2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By DiamondMember
FYI - They no longer have "match play" coupons...

FYI - They no longer have "match play" coupons either way. The only casino coupon is the free coins to "spin to win".
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 9th, 2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,398
Posted By DiamondMember
I sailed on Quantum for the two night preview and...

I sailed on Quantum for the two night preview and unfortunately I echo all the things you highlighted. The ship was designed for economies of scale to support the cruise line's bottom line; the more...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 2nd, 2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By DiamondMember
I sailed on her several years ago and had the...

I sailed on her several years ago and had the same experience. They are consistently ranked the "happiest ship in the fleet" when Royal does their own internal employee satisfaction survey's. I...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 2nd, 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By DiamondMember
Sailed her several times, most recently in July. ...

Sailed her several times, most recently in July. As pointed out, a great ship and perfect ratio of crew to passengers. She recently went through a dry dock refit last fall, so she's really very...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 26th, 2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By DiamondMember
I think it was all about the "wow" of the ship...

I think it was all about the "wow" of the ship and service was probably not a focus. The rubber will meet the road when the "real" revenue cruise reviews start coming back as this week was the very...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 26th, 2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By DiamondMember
Honestly, I agree that it must be stressful to...

Honestly, I agree that it must be stressful to sail the shorter cruises; however, you'd think that the cruise line would appropriately plan for the demand v. supply from a service perspective. The...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 25th, 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By DiamondMember
Quantum - Mixed Feelings

Hello -

Had an opportunity to sail on Quantum last week for a 2-night sampler cruise. I thought there were some "highs" and "lows" as it relates to the experience. Let's start with the "hghs":...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 12th, 2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By DiamondMember
You can bring the water no problem; also you're...

You can bring the water no problem; also you're allowed on embarkation day two 750ml bottles of wine as well. Just bring the wine with you in your backpack/carry on rather than in your luggage to...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 9th, 2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By DiamondMember
Eddie - I can only share my personal experiences...

Eddie - I can only share my personal experiences as to what has actually happened to me. On the six cruises I've sailed on Allure in the past 3 years; she did not adjust to the local time when...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 30th, 2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,203
Posted By DiamondMember
It's 3 drinks between the "happy hour" period of...

It's 3 drinks between the "happy hour" period of when the Diamond Lounge is typically open; you have to "wait" 15 minutes between ordering your drinks and their is a limited "menu" of drinks that the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 23rd, 2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By DiamondMember
Eddie - As prevoiusly mentioned, the Captain...

Eddie - As prevoiusly mentioned, the Captain makes the determination as to whether to change the ship's time to accomodate to the local time zone. While I have no facts to support this statement,...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 23rd, 2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By DiamondMember
I'd say that each ship can vary the policies...

I'd say that each ship can vary the policies slightly to accomodate the facts/circumstances of that particular sailing and/or conditions.

As for friedshrimps comment as to the difference...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 21st, 2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By DiamondMember
E1 / E2 are SMALLER than D1/D2's. If you're...

E1 / E2 are SMALLER than D1/D2's. If you're paying for a "D" anything you actually have a larger cabin square footage wise than an "E". Stick to your D2; don't downgrade.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 21st, 2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By DiamondMember
The time starts in the time zone you depart from....

The time starts in the time zone you depart from. Then the captain can "choose" to adjust the time if they are cruising to place with different time. If they choose to remain on the time zone from...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 21st, 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By DiamondMember
Interesting feedback on Brilliance. I'd say that...

Interesting feedback on Brilliance. I'd say that they probably staff certain areas of the ship based on route as well. Baltic in the summer aren't typically the "sun and fun" destinations like the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 10th, 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By DiamondMember
This is only on Vision at the moment but the...

This is only on Vision at the moment but the cabin folks said Quantum and all future ships will be of a similar situation.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 9th, 2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By DiamondMember
To clarify this is ONLY on Vision of the Seas;...

To clarify this is ONLY on Vision of the Seas; they have not "removed" the shampoo pumps on the other ships that have them. This was done in October 2013 when the ship went through revitalization. ...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 9th, 2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By DiamondMember
I understand that anyone can bring there own...

I understand that anyone can bring there own shampoo and stuff; it's just strikes me as just being VERY cheap. I would argue that it's these little things that just make no sense to me; it's...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 8th, 2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By DiamondMember
Shampoo - Say Goodbye!

Just got off Vision of the Seas last week and was a bit surprised to find out that they REMOVED all the Shampoo dispensers in the showers as part of the revitalization process last year. Per the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 27th, 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By DiamondMember
I've sailed on Brilliance 5x and I'm 35 years...

I've sailed on Brilliance 5x and I'm 35 years old. It's got a much more mid-aged crowd; but by no means is it a "senior citizen" cruise. She's an awesome ship; actually one of my favorites. If...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 20th, 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By DiamondMember
Ship was re-done just like Granduer; so it has...

Ship was re-done just like Granduer; so it has the Park Cafe, Outdoor Screen, both club lounges, Chops, Giovanni and Izumi. I'm sailing on her in July for 9 nights and again for new years out of...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 6th, 2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By DiamondMember
This is a hit or miss issue. Typically when they...

This is a hit or miss issue. Typically when they are headed to dry dock, they may attempt to "start" some of the work in advance to prep the ship for work. I've seen situations where they may shut...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 2nd, 2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By DiamondMember
Allure or Oasis are the first two ships most...

Allure or Oasis are the first two ships most first time cruiser tend to head for; given their size and amenities; they are not to be missed. Keep in mind any sailings out of the NY Area will have...
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