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Celebrity Equinox

September 2017 - Celebrity Equinox to Caribbean - Southern

Great Ship

We met people from England, Scotland, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Florida and many more locattions. We had a Great cruise, with great service, with OK food.

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Oasis of the Seas

May 2017 - Oasis of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

Almost 5 stars

As usual, RCCL shows were top notch.  The Oasis sparkled, and the crew was warm and friendly.  However, as I feared, leaving on May 28th resulted in an over abundance of children.  A total of 1700 to be exact.  Many of them unattended.  Some of this was in the pool areas, and even in the casino.  As a parent of 2 grown children, I always enjoyed family vacations. But, never did I let my children run unatteded.  I observed a child maybe 4 years old with water wings on, going from the whirlpool/hot tub to the pool, back & forth, while her mother was sun bathing.  Many of the whirlpools/ hot tubs were filled with all ages of children, a deterrent for me, to be sure.  I normally do not cruise when school is out, but, due to   scheduling issues choose this week.  I realize it's all about the money, and RCCL is trying to get their share of the "family" market, since they've aligned themselves with Pixair.  I will probably cruise again on RCCL, but, will double check children's vacations prior.  I currently have a September 11 day cruise booked with Celebrity:)

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Allure of the Seas

February 2016 - Allure of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

Fabulous entertainment

I've been on the Oasis 3 times.  My first on the Allure.  Loved Mama Mia, the ice show & the high divers & all the entertainment.  If you don't enjoy yourself on this cruise it's definitely no fault of RCCL.  Although they can scrap the Naussau port.  Stay on the ship for that one.

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Norwegian Sky

March 2013 - Norwegian Sky to Caribbean - Bahamas

3-night cruise

Great weekend cruise. The private island provided great fun for my son and grandson. They enjoyed the snorkeling trail and the jet ski experience. Nassau was fun for shopping. Atlantis was either overpriced or overrated or both.

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bigcheese's Tips

Castries, St. Lucia - Went to a beach, which was a bit rocky (due to hurricanes?). Water was nice & there was a small boat selling beer, coconuts, etc. (see photo).
St. John's, Antigua - Took a tour and wasted $50.00. Nothing to much to see but Eric Clapton's place miles away on a hill. Stay on ship.
Bridgetown, Barbados - Took taxi to beach. Paid $15 each for chairs/umbrellas & got that money back to spend for food. Beach was small, but nice.
Miami, Florida - Came early for 2 nights & stayed at the Hampton Inn downtown. Worked out great.
Norwegian Sky Norwegian Sky - Take meals in free restuarants instead of battling other cruisers for the buffet.

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reviewed their Caribbean - Southern cruise on Celebrity Equinox and gave it 3.9 stars!

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