jjmdortiz56

jjmdortiz56
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Oasis of the Seas

December 2016 - Oasis of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

Great Cruise on Oasis

We find ourselves wanting to nit-pick a cruise experience because we expect everything to be perfect.  We make these comments with that in mind.  There are a few areas in which RCCL can make changes to make a great experience a GREAT experience.  Here are a few:

- Restructure MyTime dining to include the other dining rooms not just the one assigned (ie. Deck 3).  Waiting in line for 45 minutes is not acceptable to then find out that you are being sent to another dining room.  Doesn't Mytime Dining mean "My Time"?

- Do something about the smoke emanating from the casino.  IT STINKS.  Just walking anywhere on Deck 4 (ie. reassigned dining room) is uncomfortable.

- Servers on Deck 4 were not as good as that found on Deck 3 or Deck 5 dining rooms, are they second string? 

- Good service marks go out to Charlene, American Icon Bar Server, Jackie, our room steward, Olga and Bilyania, our bar servers.  They made this experience wonderful.

- Experience the ice show, and any musical playing on the cruise.  We saw CATS again with a wonderful performance.

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Independence of the Seas

May 2015 - Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

Western Caribbean Cruise

Mostly a very nice cruise.  There were a few moments when the beauty waned regarding service at the Champagne Bar, quality of beef served in the dining room and Guest Services.

The Bar was short staffed, the beef had a strange texture and Guest staff tried to blow off a problem blaming BJ's Travel (still in dispute).

The dining room food (except the beef) was exceptional.  The Promenade had nice food and drink venues.  Filling the gaps between our three meals for the day.

Unfortunately, it seems that cruises (not just this one), have turned in to one big sales venue.  Not everyone goes on a cruise to buy "duty free" goods.  Some (like me) go for the destinations and the joy of sailing.

I would still recommend this cruise to anyone who would like to visit specific destinations.

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jjmdortiz56's Tips

Oasis of the Seas Oasis of the Seas - Be ready for a great experience. Since perfection is a journey, not a destination, expect there may be some small hiccups along the way but the overall ride is great! For some of you who are "mature", plan your cruise around times when kids are in school. You will enjoy a more quiet time.
Independence of the Seas Independence of the Seas - - Unless you are a smoker, the casino will turn you off. - Be ready to stand in line with long waits at embarkation and debarkation. - Plan your excursions ahead of time to avoid last minute decisions.

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shared a quick tip for Oasis of the Seas"Be ready for a great experience. Since perfection is a journey, not a destination, expect there may be some small hiccups along the way but the overall ride is great!
For some of you who are "mature", plan your cruise around times when kids are in school. You will enjoy a more quiet time."

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