Would we regret Oasis or Allure instead of Fantasy?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by bfaber, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Disney 24/7

    Disney 24/7 Mouseketeer

    Jun 9, 2010
    I went on the Allure this summer. They charge $6 hour per kid after 10pm. They are closed between 5-7 for dinner. The hours are always changing.
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  3. ddixon1

    ddixon1 Mouseketeer

    Jun 16, 2012
    Yes the kids programs do close for lunch and dinner, or you can pay for lunch, dinner, and/or extra hours (eg., after 10pm) when available. It felt quite disjointed as a result. My DS7 sailed on the EOTS when he was 4, the Oasis when he was 6, and the Magic this past summer (I know, what a blessed life, LOL). He preferred Disney (hands down), and he doesn't even like seeing any characters (I had to beg him to take photos with Mickey and Donald). He said that the kids programs on RCL felt "too much like school." Not sure I understand, but he wants to sail DCL only, for the time being... I loved the Oasis, especially as my husband and I are quite active -- the running track on the Oasis is amazing (0.5 miles per loop). I love the ice skating and roller blading (Explorer), and the zip lining and rock climbing wall. And my favorite eatery is the Park Cafe on the Oasis (no up charge). I tend not to eat red meat, but the roast beef sandwiches were omg incredible, as were the made to order salads. I don't drink soda, so that's not a big deal for me. I did love the classic beauty of the Magic. Good luck.
  4. RedSox68

    RedSox68 DIS Veteran

    Mar 16, 2009
    We, too, wanted to complete the four with a sailing on the Fantasy in 2014. But not only is the price prohibitive, but the itineraries are 'been there, done that" more than once! If I could save $2,000 on a different ship, I'd go for it in a heartbeat. That is airfare and cruise expenses! :thumbsup2
  5. KingRichard

    KingRichard DIS Veteran

    Oct 19, 2010
    Looking at May 2014 prices for the 3 of us for a outside veranda of same size(DCL is a little bigger) I only see a $200-400 price difference?

    $200-400 DCl gets my pic for sure!

    The veranda's on DCL are only $300 more then a inside! Seems strange to pick a inside that is 50% smaller and no veranda for around $300?
  6. airheademmy

    airheademmy Earning My Ears

    Nov 21, 2012
    I have been on both the Allure and the Oasis. They are both incredible. Totally worth it! You will have no regrets!
  7. OrangeCountyCommuter

    OrangeCountyCommuter DIS Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    I felt that there was no real difference between the Oasis and the Dream. (Well, the service a dinner was a lot better on the Oasis :rotfl2:)

    After the Dream I walked away going "I paid a premium for that"? (There wore off when it took HOURS to get dinner because of incompetent service, the adult pool area resembled a kiddie pool on other ships etc...)

    Not sure I will give the Disney "big" ships another try.

    (Plus RCCL knows that Nassau is not the ONLY port worth going to LOL!)
  8. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

    Dec 30, 2004
    1 bottle per adult. They're rolling out an all-inclusive daily drink option too, don't think we could do it justice.

    I've priced several Dream cruises where the inside cabins were more expensive than the OVs. Not sure if it still is so, but the virtual porthole was wildly popular when the ship was new...we thought it (on an adult only tirip) charming.

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