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Old 09-28-2012, 03:52 PM   #91
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If you are considering joining us on the Oasis next summer, we have received word from RCL that the prices will increase on October 4th.

If you are on the fence--now is the time!!!
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:13 PM   #92
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Dining

I think one of my favorite things on this ship was the dining. There were so many choices that I found I could really eat or snack on my schedule. My biggest complaint about DCL is that there are such limited options for food outside of set dining hours.

There are 3 options for dinner in the Main Dining Room, an early seating around 6pm a later seating around 8:30 and My Time Dining. The last option was my choice for this cruise and my first experience outside of traditional cruise dining. There is one level of the MDR dedicated to My Time, I could make reservations for my preferred time online prior to sailing, on the ship or I could just walk up. Each night I walked up with no reservation and never waited longer than 5 minutes. I was also seated in the same area and had the same servers. I really enjoyed the flexibility of eating on my schedule and for me saw no downside. The menu is the same, service was great and overall it was a very positive experience. I found the food to be a little more generic than DCL and other cruise lines, but as my tastes lean towards the boring it suited me just fine.

For a more first class dining experience you would want to try one of the many specialty restaurants onboard. Each has an additional charge but the menus look incredible. I will post more details later.

I utilized the buffet on a couple of occassions, I found it quite hectic at times. But really enjoyed the other more casual dining locations such as the Park Cafe and and the Promenade cafe. I did indulge in some treats that required an additionalk charge, an ice cream was $4 (incredible!), a cupcake that I believe was $2, lunch at Johnny Rockets for an extra $5 and lunch at Rita's Cantina. This is not on the Oasis but was a great option, for $5 I enjoyed great tacos with fresh chips and salsa.

My last couple of DCL cruises I have been really unhappy with the food. This was a great change!!
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Thanks for the awesome review! Here are a few random questions:

Do you pay extra for room service, the hot dog place, the carousel?

Also as anyone cruised with kids? Did you put them in any of the programs?
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Thanks for the awesome review! Here are a few random questions:

Do you pay extra for room service, the hot dog place, the carousel?

Also as anyone cruised with kids? Did you put them in any of the programs?
Room service is free 'most' of the time - I think there is a service charge after 1 or 2 AM (sorry not 100% sure). Tipping for room service would be appropriate any time as it is on the Disney ships.

The hot dog place is free.

I am 99% sure the carousel was also free but since we didn't have any little ones I did not actually check.

If you would like to read some food reviews from when Kevin and I did the Allure at Christmas check out these links:

http://foodietales.com/2013/01/royal...eas-free-eats/

http://foodietales.com/2013/01/royal...tra-cost-eats/

http://foodietales.com/2013/01/royal...ovannis-table/

http://foodietales.com/2013/01/royal...-chops-grille/

http://foodietales.com/2013/01/royal...-central-park/
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Room service is free 'most' of the time - I think there is a service charge after 1 or 2 AM (sorry not 100% sure). Tipping for room service would be appropriate any time as it is on the Disney ships.

The hot dog place is free.

I am 99% sure the carousel was also free but since we didn't have any little ones I did not actually check.

If you would like to read some food reviews from when Kevin and I did the Allure at Christmas check out these links:

http://foodietales.com/2013/01/royal...eas-free-eats/

http://foodietales.com/2013/01/royal...tra-cost-eats/

http://foodietales.com/2013/01/royal...ovannis-table/

http://foodietales.com/2013/01/royal...-chops-grille/

http://foodietales.com/2013/01/royal...-central-park/
Thanks for the great info!
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