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We chose this cruise as we have friends visiting from the UK that have never sailed on Royal Caribbean. Since we live in Orlando, it seemed like a nice idea to go on the Oasis of the Seas as it now departs from Port Canaveral. The key element that made this cruise unusual is that there was a HUGE group on the trip that dominated the entire ship. LuLaRoe is a clothing company and one of their reps proudly told us there were over 1800 reps plus spouses and some children. Consequently, they had private events that closed venues for the rest of us. When their meetings or activities adjourned, Windjammer was over run!!! Other cruises that I have experienced, the guests seemed to be more spread out around the ship. They were given priority, such as a special line with their logo on it for My Time Dining. One evening, we were enjoying a drink in Central Park and all of a sudden, it was turned into a private event venue for them. We even had trouble getting out of there. My advice would be to check if large groups are booked on the cruise you are considering. If it is a large number compared to the overall passenger capacity, RUN!!! Otherwise it was a typical RCCL Caribbean cruise. The food was OK in the main dining room. Food in Chops OK (steak was very tough and they changed it), everyone else's was fine. Have sailed on the Allure in the past and they had a lovely 6 course tasting menu with wine paring in 150 Park Avenue. I was looking forward to experiencing that on the Oasis, but that has been discontinued and a regular 3 course menu has replaced it. Cats was good. Karaoke was fun..... it was always super crowded!!! I don't know if this is cuz of the group or if it is always popular. If the later is true, they should consider moving it to a bigger venue. My husband and I are Diamond Plus members of Crown and Anchor. It seems they have replaced many of the benefits we used to receive (like reserved seating for shows) for only Pinnacle and suite guests. Also, we were in a Junior Suite, but these amenities were not offer to us.... guess you need a BIG suite. This was disappointing to us.

Cruise dominated by LuLaRoe group. Not great for the rest of us!!!!!!!

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by Auntie Y

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We chose this cruise as we have friends visiting from the UK that have never sailed on Royal Caribbean. Since we live in Orlando, it seemed like a nice idea to go on the Oasis of the Seas as it now departs from Port Canaveral.

The key element that made this cruise unusual is that there was a HUGE group on the trip that dominated the entire ship. LuLaRoe is a clothing company and one of their reps proudly told us there were over 1800 reps plus spouses and some children. Consequently, they had private events that closed venues for the rest of us. When their meetings or activities adjourned, Windjammer was over run!!! Other cruises that I have experienced, the guests seemed to be more spread out around the ship. They were given priority, such as a special line with their logo on it for My Time Dining. One evening, we were enjoying a drink in Central Park and all of a sudden, it was turned into a private event venue for them. We even had trouble getting out of there.

My advice would be to check if large groups are booked on the cruise you are considering. If it is a large number compared to the overall passenger capacity, RUN!!!

Otherwise it was a typical RCCL Caribbean cruise. The food was OK in the main dining room. Food in Chops OK (steak was very tough and they changed it), everyone else's was fine. Have sailed on the Allure in the past and they had a lovely 6 course tasting menu with wine paring in 150 Park Avenue. I was looking forward to experiencing that on the Oasis, but that has been discontinued and a regular 3 course menu has replaced it.

Cats was good. Karaoke was fun..... it was always super crowded!!! I don't know if this is cuz of the group or if it is always popular. If the later is true, they should consider moving it to a bigger venue.

My husband and I are Diamond Plus members of Crown and Anchor. It seems they have replaced many of the benefits we used to receive (like reserved seating for shows) for only Pinnacle and suite guests. Also, we were in a Junior Suite, but these amenities were not offer to us.... guess you need a BIG suite. This was disappointing to us.
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