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    constable145 got a reaction from Matt in 99 days till Oasis and getting very excited!   
    I keep checking back every few hours to see if entertainment bookings have opened up yet.
     
    I'm a big fan of all previous aqua shows but this one sounds like I might actually enjoy the soundtrack, too. If the aqua show doesn't live up to my expectations it is @Matt's fault.
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    constable145 got a reaction from KristiZ in 99 days till Oasis and getting very excited!   
    I keep checking back every few hours to see if entertainment bookings have opened up yet.
     
    I'm a big fan of all previous aqua shows but this one sounds like I might actually enjoy the soundtrack, too. If the aqua show doesn't live up to my expectations it is @Matt's fault.
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    constable145 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in 99 days till Oasis and getting very excited!   
    I'm on that sailing as well.
     
    My then 6 year old, my folks, my brother and sister in law, and my 2 aunts. 4 cabins in all.
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    constable145 got a reaction from Hoski in New AO concerns   
    We're on her in May- my ex ( the early child hood educator) suggested I pull her out of school when it is easier to do ( in SK) and when prices are better.
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    constable145 got a reaction from Mr. Candyman in New AO concerns   
    @BunnyHutt and @Linda216 currently this setup is ONLY on Oasis
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    constable145 got a reaction from BunnyHutt in New AO concerns   
    @BunnyHutt and @Linda216 currently this setup is ONLY on Oasis
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    constable145 got a reaction from Neesa in New AO concerns   
    We're on her in May- my ex ( the early child hood educator) suggested I pull her out of school when it is easier to do ( in SK) and when prices are better.
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    constable145 got a reaction from Neesa in New AO concerns   
    So I like the new look of Adventure Ocean on the Oasis.
     
    BUT
    I find the age grouping of 6-12 worrisome.  12 year olds are obviously at a different level of maturity than 6 year olds.
    Previously putting 6-8 year olds together made sense.
    12 year olds use different language and are exploring with different things that no 6 year old should be near ( my ex is an educator in a primary school- and I obviously work in law enforcement).
    A CSR on Twitter told me that it was done to keep family members together.
    I get that. I really do.. BUT I'm not sure what ( if any) safe guards are in place to protect an overzealous 12 year old from doing something inappropriate ( whether intentional or not) with a younger child.
    Full disclosure- my heightened concern is due to the fact my daughter is 6. Any parent will know that despite their best efforts, things can happen.
     
    Does anyone have any experience on the new AO on Oasis that will help quell my fears?
     
    Thanks!!!
     
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    constable145 got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in New AO concerns   
    We're on her in May- my ex ( the early child hood educator) suggested I pull her out of school when it is easier to do ( in SK) and when prices are better.
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    constable145 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in New AO concerns   
    So I like the new look of Adventure Ocean on the Oasis.
     
    BUT
    I find the age grouping of 6-12 worrisome.  12 year olds are obviously at a different level of maturity than 6 year olds.
    Previously putting 6-8 year olds together made sense.
    12 year olds use different language and are exploring with different things that no 6 year old should be near ( my ex is an educator in a primary school- and I obviously work in law enforcement).
    A CSR on Twitter told me that it was done to keep family members together.
    I get that. I really do.. BUT I'm not sure what ( if any) safe guards are in place to protect an overzealous 12 year old from doing something inappropriate ( whether intentional or not) with a younger child.
    Full disclosure- my heightened concern is due to the fact my daughter is 6. Any parent will know that despite their best efforts, things can happen.
     
    Does anyone have any experience on the new AO on Oasis that will help quell my fears?
     
    Thanks!!!
     
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    constable145 got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in New AO concerns   
    So I like the new look of Adventure Ocean on the Oasis.
     
    BUT
    I find the age grouping of 6-12 worrisome.  12 year olds are obviously at a different level of maturity than 6 year olds.
    Previously putting 6-8 year olds together made sense.
    12 year olds use different language and are exploring with different things that no 6 year old should be near ( my ex is an educator in a primary school- and I obviously work in law enforcement).
    A CSR on Twitter told me that it was done to keep family members together.
    I get that. I really do.. BUT I'm not sure what ( if any) safe guards are in place to protect an overzealous 12 year old from doing something inappropriate ( whether intentional or not) with a younger child.
    Full disclosure- my heightened concern is due to the fact my daughter is 6. Any parent will know that despite their best efforts, things can happen.
     
    Does anyone have any experience on the new AO on Oasis that will help quell my fears?
     
    Thanks!!!
     
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    constable145 got a reaction from cruisestuff in ? What Will The Oasis Get During Dry Dock ?   
    I hope it gets everything!  Waterslides.. Abyss.. Skypad.
     
    If they dare remove the Carousel I'm going to send my 5 year old to have a chat with Mr. Bayley... I wouldn't want to have that conversation with her.....
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    constable145 got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in ? What Will The Oasis Get During Dry Dock ?   
    I hope it gets everything!  Waterslides.. Abyss.. Skypad.
     
    If they dare remove the Carousel I'm going to send my 5 year old to have a chat with Mr. Bayley... I wouldn't want to have that conversation with her.....
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    constable145 got a reaction from spiralqueen in Allure Godmother   
    You're right it doesn't matter but these first world problems are a welcome distraction from the real world issues. 
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    constable145 got a reaction from Cruisin' Queen in ? What Will The Oasis Get During Dry Dock ?   
    I hope it gets everything!  Waterslides.. Abyss.. Skypad.
     
    If they dare remove the Carousel I'm going to send my 5 year old to have a chat with Mr. Bayley... I wouldn't want to have that conversation with her.....
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    constable145 got a reaction from JennyB in Cozumel beach day   
    I meant figuratively..  Meaning there is no reason I a single parent can't travel with his kid. We had a big family vacation planned and now our family dynamic has changed. 
     
    I already have the letter ready to go. 
    I just meant there's no reason why my kid and I can't cruise together.  Just like my wife and her can go if they wan't. I'm well aware of the legalities but it was a figurative expression, not literal.
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    constable145 got a reaction from Marmaduke in Will a radio work on the ship?   
    There are a number of reasons why terrestrial radio won't work on a cruise ship. I've got some experience in this area as I've worked as a broadcaster, broadcast technician and audio mixer..
     
    1. You're in the middle of the ocean. Ok, maybe not the middle.. but you're far enough away from the transmitter that reception would be shoddy at best. Many radio station transmitters are further inland in hopes of mitigating damage from nasty weather so you'd need to have a real flame-thrower of a station to get from where the transmitter is out into international waters. A NY/NJ/Baltimore departure would assuredly have more success than a Caribbean voyage just due to the amount of stations.
    2. Metal.  Radio Frequency ( RF) signals and metal are not friends. The ship is virtually all metal ( don't believe me, stick a magnet above your bed...) Walls are hard enough to penetrate but when they are made with metal, they are even tougher.
    3.  RF interference. There are a TON of RF signals on the ship... maritime communications equipment, proper portable radios used by the crew ( not the gimmick walkie-talkies that people try to use), wireless mics, cell phones, wifi... A few years ago I did a test and the amount of wifi signals I was seeing on my graph was alarming. While each of these devices use different frequencies within the spectrum, there is only so much room.
    4. Electrical interference. Not only is the entire ship metal, but it also has hundreds of miles of cabling running through it. Even devices such as a microphone carry low voltage..  that's enough to wreck havoc with a weak RF signal.
     
    If you want music, you can get a spotify  premium account and download your music. If you want to listen to the radio, get the voom package ( get the surf and stream) and download the Tunein Radio app.
     
    Good luck
     
     
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    constable145 got a reaction from FlowBro Ty in ? What Will The Oasis Get During Dry Dock ?   
    I hope it gets everything!  Waterslides.. Abyss.. Skypad.
     
    If they dare remove the Carousel I'm going to send my 5 year old to have a chat with Mr. Bayley... I wouldn't want to have that conversation with her.....
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    constable145 got a reaction from Jaymac Radio in ? What Will The Oasis Get During Dry Dock ?   
    I hope it gets everything!  Waterslides.. Abyss.. Skypad.
     
    If they dare remove the Carousel I'm going to send my 5 year old to have a chat with Mr. Bayley... I wouldn't want to have that conversation with her.....
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    constable145 got a reaction from ellcee in Cozumel beach day   
    I meant figuratively..  Meaning there is no reason I a single parent can't travel with his kid. We had a big family vacation planned and now our family dynamic has changed. 
     
    I already have the letter ready to go. 
    I just meant there's no reason why my kid and I can't cruise together.  Just like my wife and her can go if they wan't. I'm well aware of the legalities but it was a figurative expression, not literal.
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    constable145 got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Cozumel beach day   
    ya.. I've looked at a bunch- but the waterpark at Playa Mia is what tips the scale.. that's my 5 year old's jam.
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    constable145 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Has anyone ever gifted a cruise?   
    I've done it 3 times...
    The first 2 times we had pictures of the ship printed up along with all the travel documents. I told my parents the dates they were going away and sent a packing list.
     
    The next time we had to coordinate between my folks and my then in-laws so we just showed them the itinerary and had them figure out the date.
     
    The last time I called and asked my folks if we could get them to babysit their granddaughter the night we went to Chops...
     
     
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    constable145 got a reaction from Sweety in Has anyone ever gifted a cruise?   
    I've done it 3 times...
    The first 2 times we had pictures of the ship printed up along with all the travel documents. I told my parents the dates they were going away and sent a packing list.
     
    The next time we had to coordinate between my folks and my then in-laws so we just showed them the itinerary and had them figure out the date.
     
    The last time I called and asked my folks if we could get them to babysit their granddaughter the night we went to Chops...
     
     
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    constable145 got a reaction from Auto in Has anyone ever gifted a cruise?   
    I've done it 3 times...
    The first 2 times we had pictures of the ship printed up along with all the travel documents. I told my parents the dates they were going away and sent a packing list.
     
    The next time we had to coordinate between my folks and my then in-laws so we just showed them the itinerary and had them figure out the date.
     
    The last time I called and asked my folks if we could get them to babysit their granddaughter the night we went to Chops...
     
     
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    constable145 got a reaction from Aeroman380 in Freestyle Drink Dispenser Menus   
    If only they  had Canadian/Mexican coke made with real cane sugar instead of the garbage that is sold in the USA made with high fructose corn syrup...
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