DISCruise 1.0 - 8/24-8/31/2013 Royal Caribbean Cruise Oasis of the Seas

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  1. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Hi Chelle. :wave:

    We did PCC 3.0 with our 9YO Grandson (who turns 10 this weekend) and he wasn't the least bit bored. Of course that was Disney and I have no idea how good the children's programs are on the RC ships. For what its worth, Connor spent only a part of his time in the club. He also enjoyed spending time at the pool (with us) and doing the kids detective agency game on board.

    To generalize (without knowing anything about the Oasis), cruises are a really good opportunity to get some together time and some alone time - all in one vacation. There will be things that can keep the children occupied while you and Amy head off to do something on your own. There will also be time for the four of you to do things together.

    This particular itinerary includes stops at St. Thomas and St. Martin, both of which are good ports to get off the ship and do things like shop and beach. It also includes a stop in Nassau, which is not so great. I can elaborate on that in a PM if you like.

    Hope to see you on board. :boat:
     
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  3. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family <font color=teal>Wayne always catches me<br><font

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    do it do it do it!!!!!
    cruising is the PERFECT vacation!! really!! absolutely wonderful and relaxing..
    even with two little kidlets....

    let me suggest you read the following trip report....it's about a cruise on the allure of the seas, but they're essentially the same....the same size and with similar offerings....
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2810383

    the family in the trip report has 3 kids, including a young one (i can't remember the age, but she's young), so that might give you an idea...
    from what i've heard, RCCL has very good childrens programming on its ships...

    as for your questions:
    1. so many things are enjoyable on a cruise....it's an all inclusive vacation...you don't have to arrange for anything...it's all done for you...with activities day and night....as my daughter says, it's like being at summer camp...both for kids and adults....so much to do, the only problem is deciding which ones to do, since there's just so much...
    some people prefer relaxing on a cruise, but i just love all the activities....

    2. my kids were already teens when we started cruising...

    3. read the trip report for what that family did on the allure...it's basically the same....we've never been on the oasis, but my daughter just got off the radiance of the seas, another RCCL ship....she said it was non-stop activities practically round the clock!!! i've heard all RCCL ships are like that..

    tell your wife she's going to have a blast!!!!
     
  4. Princessclab

    Princessclab Earning My Ears

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    I just saw our beautiful Oasis of the Seas leave port Ft. Lauderdale on the webcam. It was a bit rainy but she is still a looker when at sail. I am not sure if I can wait a whole year (+ a bit)!!! :hourglass
     
  5. Mickeefan

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    I was watching, too! I'm glad I have another cruise planned in between. It'll kind of be a primer for the big event!
     
  6. disneyholic family

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    are we there yet?????????????
     
  7. Mickeefan

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    I have a decision to make. I found out yesterday that a cousin of mine is getting married in September, 2013, on the Disney Dream and would love for us to attend.

    That means, that I can't do both the DIS cruise & her cruise (even though her's is just 4 days). I was so excited about the DIS cruise on RCCL and I really want to go, but at the same time, I'd love to cruise on Disney again and this would be a great opportunity to do so. Maybe we could even squeeze in a few days at Disney. :woohoo:

    I think I know what my decision is, but I don't want to say it out loud! :rotfl:
     
  8. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family <font color=teal>Wayne always catches me<br><font

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    do both? :goodvibes
     
  9. Princessclab

    Princessclab Earning My Ears

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    I second that!! pixiedust:
     
  10. Mickeefan

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    I would definately do both if I could. I doubt that I could be my travelling partners to do both, however, so I'd need a roommate for the DIS cruise. I know I could get the time off work.

    A decision will probably not be made for a while, so I'll dream about taking both cruises until then.
     
  11. WebmasterJohn

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    If you need a roommate for this cruise make sure you send Tracey a note (TraceyH@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com). She will keep your request on file and if another DISer needs a roommate she will put you in touch with one another to see if you're compatible.
     
  12. rn4val

    rn4val A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes

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    I really would like to come on this cruise. I have never cruised before. I would love to go on a Disney cruise but no one else I know is a Disney nut like me.So this seems a perfect opportunity to go on a cruise and be around people who are Disney nuts. LOL. My husband won't go because he won't fly. So trying to get a friend to go with me. She sounds interested. Is there a cut off date when prices are going up? Will probabley fly into Ft Lauderdale so won't need the transfer. I was able to go to Disappaloza and loved it.
     
  13. DSNYDREAMER

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    Unfortunately we never really know for sure when pricing can change. Currently we are holding group space at the pricing provided, but RCL does have the right to revoke unbooked space.

    Just a reminder that the cruise deposit is fully refundable up until final payment date. We can cancel one or both of you, or change the name of your travelling companion any time until final payment date. We can still make changes after final payment is made, however this usually results in change fees and penalties.

    If anyone is sitting on the fence, it is nice to know it is risk free. You can book now to lock in the best price, but still get your depsoit back if your plans change and you cancel by final payment date.

     
  14. rn4val

    rn4val A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes

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    When would final payment be due? Will there be any group activities.?
     
  15. WebmasterJohn

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    Final payment will be due 6/1/2013. You will receive email notification from Dreams Unlimited Travel well before the final payment date so you that you can make the decision to cancel or not without penalty.

    Yes, we will have events planned. It is way too far out to even speculate what we might be doing but I assure you there will be meets, activities and events.
     
  16. DSNYDREAMER

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  17. LionKingRules84

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    Highly considering this but I honestly can't commit to anything till after the October trip I'll be going on so far the earliest would be mid November to early December but highly considering it that is if the prices don't get to much higher than they are at the moment.

    I love and trust Disney but their cruises are beyond what I am able to pay for a vacation of that type. RCL seems much more affordable and the things to do on the ship seem comparable to Disney if not more so. The fact I'll have a ton of people on the ship like minded and to hang out with seems the reason to go of course.

    The only thing keeping me is the whole weird cruise fears of boredom, sinking and illness. I however am becoming so curious to these vacations I'm considering it. ;) Plus it helps that as soon as I heard of the Oasis it actually was one of the first ships I considered trying for a first time, I think it's fate that The Dis is doing a cruise on it. :thumbsup2

    So my actual reason for posting is to ask would this be a great first cruise experience for those having not cruised before or worried about cruising? I always told myself if I did cruise it would be with Disney but the Oasis is truly a tempting ship!
     
  18. rn4val

    rn4val A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes

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    This would be my first cruise too. Still trying to get a friend to travel with me but if I go ahead and book for 2 and then travel alone would they just reduce the rate ?
     
  19. EJKorvette

    EJKorvette Earning My Ears

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    To all first-time cruisers on the Oasis of the Seas - here is a dinner recommendation. Actually it's a warning.

    Do NOT order the "Beef Stroganoff" when it appears on the menu in the Main Dining Room. What you actually get bears little resemblance to what you were expecting.

    I already commented this here on these boards and over on cruisecritic.com, and I believe it was mentioned in one of the podcasts also.
     
  20. TSR6

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    I sailed on the Allure of the Seas as my first cruise back in April. (The Allure is the "sister" ship to the Oasis. The Allure, only due to the metals & manufacturing is roughly 7cm longer than the Oasis.... lol - Making it the largest cruise ship in the world.)

    These ships are similar in size to most aircraft carriers. You'll be fine! On our cruise, it got a little stormy on the way back home from St. Maarten for the last two days. That was the first time I really felt anything moving walking inside the ship. It's not bad at all...

    I took this video from one of our excursions (glass bottom boat) during the cruise, and it really shows just how large this ship is in port - Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhIkoxsz2Ko
     
  21. Princessclab

    Princessclab Earning My Ears

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    Generally there would not be a rate reduction. The single supplement for cruising is usually 200% (you pay for double occupancy) even though there is only one person in the cabin. IMO it is cruel and grossly unfair policy for someone who is traveling as one person. Hotels usually don't but most cruiselines book it that way. Hope this helps. :)
     

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