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SOLOasis redubbed YOLOasis Thanksgiving of the Seas Nov24, 2019 - Dec1, 2019

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1 minute ago, VinceC said:

I have to really wonder if these Cruise Planner deals are really just a ploy.  I just spent $55/person in the cruise planner during the Black Friday event and if this is the deal on the Oasis when I travel next November, I will die.  That it oils have cost on $52.50/person.   WTH...

It's really rare that you get on board and find it cheaper. But you do have to catch it at its lowest point. Mine was actually as low as $49 a day on the cruise planner for a while immediately before the cruise. Actually up until the day of I think.

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1 minute ago, AshleyDillo said:

It's really rare that you get on board and find it cheaper. But you do have to catch it at its lowest point. Mine was actually as low as $49 a day on the cruise planner for a while immediately before the cruise. Actually up until the day of I think.

Thanks for this daily blog....  enjoy the rest of your cruise...

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10 minutes ago, SpeedNoodles said:

Anywhere there's Newcastle Brown Ale I'll be a happy girl.

That one is actually available on draft in several places.  The variety at Playmakers is exciting when you are Diamond as the usual draft beers are only Heineken, Strongbow, and Newcastle.

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Stopped by WJ to recon..and WJ perplexed me today.

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I feel bad for those folks that ventured back to dessert and and found..salad. 😂😂

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Never fear, the dessert was front and center when you walked in today.   But again, the lollipops were perplexing.

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Just a hop, skip, and a jump (in an elevator) down a floor...(what??!? My mom has hip and knee issues and I didn't want her to have to go alone) down to Deck 15 for more meat.

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Well, don't mind if I do.

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The menu is a wee more involved at dinner.

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It's Genie dinner hour and 3 out of 4 are up here trying it for the first time.  Names protected for anonymity and because I can't remember their names..plus wouldn't want to overexcite @Lovetocruise2002.

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For those who care..again the pulled pork is pre-sauced and in the warming table with the sides.  Disappointingly also are the burnt ends (my fave) and I didn't feel like asking if I could get them without sauce..plus it's the Genies' dinner hour...and I'm genpop.

The plates..theres chicken, ribs, brisket, Wings, sausage, french fries, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and corn bread, that little desert in a cup is a Brookie.  If you can't tell which item is which in the photos, then I don't know what to tell you.

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No problem with the package here.  I opted for wings instead of dessert..because MEAT.  The wings are brushed with sauce...didn't see it happen and can't tell if this can be omitted or not, so they were sweet and smokey.

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Final verdict is that this is BBQ that's good enough to be on a cruise ship. My personal opinion is that if they are going to put this on Allure of the Seas during the amplification and then send it to Galveston, they may want to reconsider it so they don't embarrass themselves.  You don't mess with Texans and their BBQ.

The price point is good for the amount of food you get and it's nice to have another alternative when you have the dining package.

My mother says that it is far better than Celebrity EDGE's pay BBQ restaurant..for whatever that's worth.  But she doesn't like onions, so I'm not sure we should trust her opinions.

PS: She says the cornbread is spicy and has jalapenos..surprise!

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51 minutes ago, AshleyDillo said:

It's Genie dinner hour and 3 out of 4 are up here trying it for the first time.  Names protected for anonymity and because I can't remember their names..plus wouldn't want to overexcite @Lovetocruise2002.

Haha...I know who at least one was. Just saw it in an Instagram story. 😉

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FYI..the Bionic Bar robots have named.  On Oasis they are Razzle and Dazzle.

We spent some time chatting with the crew at Portside BBQ.  They are a super nice bunch and a delight to talk to.  They were super excited o talk about the restaurant and cooking process and the recipe chef.  

I decided maybe I didn't need my 9:15pm Chops reservation. 😂😂😂 The app makes it waaaay too easy.

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Just kidding.

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I told the host that I had a 9:15 dinner reservation but didn't realize that I was going to a show at 10:00. I said I didn't think I was going to be able to make it if sat down, so I asked if I could just get the food to go.

I guess the host misunderstood me because he made a big deal of leading me to a table and trying to seat me. He told me that he'd be able to get me quickly through the meal but obviously having had BBQ I wasn't really feeling a huge sit-down dinner. I reiterated that I'd rather just get a plate to go.  He still tried to sell me on sitting.

It's formal night; I am wearing shorts.  Chops has a formal dress code per the app.  I told him I just wasn't comfortable sitting in the dining room dressed inappropriately.

He told me that it didn't matter, which is true because an entire table of high schoolers were there wearing booty shorts and red sweatshirts.  But still...then he told me he could make a table outside. 😂😂

Finally he got the idea and got a waiter to take my order.  My food was brought to me 5 minutes later, no lie.  They tried to push a dessert to go as well, but I wasn't having it.  They didn't even have me sign a slip and held the door for me as I left.

1am Ashley thanks 9pm Ashley in advance.

First spotting of Christmas decorations

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PS: Shoutout to WOW bands for making opening doors so easy while carrying a plate and a steak knife.

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1 hour ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

I brought some plastic straws with me on this trip.  Didn’t use a single one on Brilliance and bet I won’t use one on Oasis either.  It’s a nuisance to carry them around and no way to keep them clean until I use them.  Great idea but not so easy to implement.

😔😔

Starbucks still has straws.  Get the Genie to hook you up!

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Royal nailed everything here.  The sets and costumes were great.  All of the actors and actresses did a good job.  Singing and dancing was excellent.  It appears to be updated and modern. 

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As for condensing from the original, I know musicals are supposed to be about music and have songs but this entire show was song after song. There really was no in between the songs points which could have helped someone unfamiliar with the musical figure out what is going on.  (Spoiler alert: a cat dies.)

I had to Google it to make sure I wasn't missing something.

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I followed The Gift on Anthem better than this.  I'd like to think that's on Andrew Lloyd Webber and not Royal though.

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