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  1. If it has the coke free style machines they have dasani (spelling?) sparkling water and you can had a variety of unsweetened flavors to it. I drink the lime all week, and sometimes add some power aid into the mix to combat any hangovers lol.
  2. Fresh squeezed orange juice is included as well. I drank at least two of those a day. So those 2, 2 beers, and a glass of wine at dinner was pretty much the break even point...I drank quite a bit more than that though. Plus its nice because you can try all kinds of things you usually wouldn't. And if you dont like it, you dont have to drink it. I would have spent 50 bucks a day on chocolate and espresso martini's if I didnt have the drink package lol
  3. Yeah the atlantic ocean is usually alot choppier than the caribbean. Can be rough. I'm afraid my wife would be miserable so we havent cruised out of jersey or baltimore.
  4. Service really declined once they started adding gratuity to everything instead of making the staff work for it. And with all the staff trying to sell you everything I treat it like I do the direct tv sales people in Wal-Mart and smile and tell them I already have it. (If they are trying to get you to book a specialty restaurant just smile and say you already have and thank you. They will smile back and walk away every time.) We had our expectations so high for our first Oasis class cruise on Allure, then once on board we kind of hated it. Not sure why, it just seems overly crowded and hard to get servers attention, food not that great, etc. Said we'd never do Oasis class again. Then 2 years later there was a smoking deal on a balcony for Oasis of the Seas so we took a chance. It turned out to be the best cruise we've ever been on. Staff, food, other cruisers, everything was perfect. I guess long story short every now and then a sub par experience can just happen. I wouldn't let it get to you. And if you try other cruise lines please come back and tell us how they compare. Ive been on one carnival cruise and 7 RC cruises, it was a great vacation, just not the same. Wife and I felt like we didn't fit in with the crowd. I've recently looked into norwegian because they are offering free drink package but their ocean view balconies are expensive. And also almost booked the Dave Ramsey cruise with Holland but it was three times the price of a RC cruise so decided against it.
  5. I bet they still have the RVC cupcakes for sale on ships with the cupcake shop.
  6. Has anyone on here tried this excursion? We will be going there next week for the first time. We have always went to red stripe beach but now its gone so this is the closest thing to it. It looks nice from google and facebook. We are just doing the $32 transfer and beach access instead of the all inclusive as it states the beach time is only 3 hours (not sure if that's correct or not). We chose it based on cost and close location to the port. We did another beach near montego bay a few years ago but it was more like a harbor and water was hot and dirty with no flow or current and it took over an hour to get there through terrible Jamaica traffic. Just wondering if anyone has any first hand experience or tips. Thanks!
  7. Me either! My plan is to find a small plate by the dessert section to use as my dinner plate. But I'll probably end up going back for seconds and thirds haha.
  8. Woop woop! This time next week I'll be checking into my airbnb in cocoa beach. Im on sept 9th on Oasis, either of you going to be on that date?
  9. After seeing CGTLH's live blogs with pictures I am deffinately planning to do some Windjammer recon of my own on my cruise in less than two weeks on Oasis. The night that the MDR has the sliced beef tenderloin the windjammer has it as well but at the carving station and its hot and fresh and charred on the outside rare to medium on the inside (depending which end he slices from) and tastes much better there then it does in the MDR.
  10. It's a contemporary christian music radio station cruise. There are a few well known bands that perform on the ship and stuff like that. I have a few friends that have gone and loved it.
  11. French fries and tomato smoothie, I mean ketchup. lol
  12. I googled it and found the latest menus on cruise critic. Now im hungry.
  13. I'll find out in two weeks on sept 9th 🙂
  14. We used to always go to Red Stripe beach but it is no longer there (got bought by a resort). I think Blue waters is a comparable option but have not been there. Red stripe beach was 10 minutes from port and I think blue waters is about the same. Bamboo beach is a longgg bus ride away on pretty sketchy roads. The blue waters beach you can either book all inclusive or just entry and transportation and buy food and drinks a la carte.
  15. Anyone have an answer to this yet? I heard the milkshakes are included with the drink package but you had to eat at johnny rockets to order a milkshake.
  16. Anyone have an answer to this yet? I heard the milkshakes are included with the drink package but you had to eat at johnny rockets to order a milkshake.
  17. I love the late seating at 830 but hate that I can never seem to get myself to not eat too much! My wife and I always say we are going to do stuff after dinner but it never happens. We end up eating and feeling stuffed go back to the room and go to bed lol. I've been thinking maybe on our cruise next month I will have a pre dinner meal in the windjammer then in the MDR just get an appetizer and dessert. But that probably would never actually happen...Two dinners it is!
  18. I am sure their motive is to increase johnny rockets food sales by getting more people in the door. I just wish they would increase the food quality at johnny rockets. I would gladly pay the cover charge for a great fresh hand pattied burger on a warm bun with fresh toppings. I hear the royal burger through room service is the best burger on the ship. May have to try it this september on Oasis.
  19. A lot of credit goes to Royal for stepping up and hiring a full time meteorologist. They are always two steps ahead and never even come close enough to the big storms for it to be an issue. So if you're on a cruise and the port stops get changed, be thankful. You could be stuck in rain and 40' waves off the coast of haiti instead of laying on a beautiful sunny beach in st thomas. Sorry for the thread jack.
  20. Yes the cabin and dining was all covered for everyone on the ship. They paid for people that had to rebook flights and hotels home as well. We drove so didn't need to deal with any of that.
  21. For our sept 9, 2018 Oasis cruise we booked last september then repriced cruise and saved $230 on black friday and bought the drink package for $43 per person per day. I have kept up with pricing almost daily and the cruise price has not been any lower but for the 4th of july sale the drink package dropped to $42 per person per day so I cancelled and repurchased. Saved $18.40 I think after the gratuity difference. Best "extras" we ever received was upgraded from oceanview to balcony on Independence of the Seas on a seven night cruise for $100, And last september we were on Oasis of the seas on a seven night western cruise and the cruise got extended three extra nights due to a hurricane. We stayed overnight and an extra full day in cozumel, stayed a day in costa maya, and had an extra sea day. And never even saw a single wave or cloud. Weather was perfect. They had special menus in the MDR so the food was all something new. They were selling the drink package for half price for the extra 3 days but I went into vintages to buy the three days and they only charged me for one. So got three days of drinks for $26.
  22. Sounds great! Freedom is my favorite ship. Keep in mind that up until 2009 when oasis was introduce freedom class were the largest cruise ships in the world. Freedom is still larger than any Carnival ships.
  23. Thank you guys! I thought that to be the case but I facebook messaged RC and the lady kept telling the the OBC would be refunded to the credit card I purchased the package with and I kept telling her she has to be wrong or everyone with a $300 dollar obc would just buy something with their debit card and cancel it and have $300 cash in their bank account.
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