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Oasis of the Seas Tips

Here are some tips we can already offer from our short visit so far aboard the Oasis of the Seas:

  • Pre-reserve shows and spa treatments from home. Print out the times and places for your reservations to bring OasisJohnnyaboard with you. Most of us thought we’d find these reservations in our stateroom when we boarded – NOT! You were expected to remember or bring a printout of those dates and times with you. Royal Caribbean had a reservation kiosk set up on the Royal Promenade for folks to make reservations, but those of us who had forgotten the dates and times we’d reserved had to stand in that line to get that information along with the folks who had not made their reservations online!  Save yourself some hassle by bringing this info with you as you board. 
  • Your muster station is printed on your Sea Pass and on the back of your stateroom door. Since there is no need to return to your stateroom for your life jackets when it’s time for the muster drill, just show your Sea Pass to any Royal Caribbean staffer who will direct you to your muster station. As you arrive at your muster station, a Royal Caribbean staffer will scan your Sea Pass card. The captain can then see from the bridge how quickly the muster stations are filled and who has not arrived.  We loved the ease of the no-life-jacket, Sea Pass check-in, and video muster.  Great job, Royal Caribbean. 
  • Food, food, food. There’s food everywhere … more than we’ve seen on any ship, so keep looking to find it all. For example, on the Boardwalk, you’ve got Ice Cream, Donuts, Candy, Johnny Rockets, Seafood Shack, and the bar between Johnny Rockets and the Seafood Shack also serves corn dogs!  We missed breakfast on our first morning, so we thought we’d have an early lunch at Johnny Rockets.  We arrived about 11 am to find a line of folks at both Johnny Rockets and the Seafood Shack waiting for the 11:30 opening time.  (We thought they’d be open at 11!)  So come early, or plan to wait for a table.  But, we loved the buzzers they were handing folks who had to wait for a table! 
  • Love Royal Caribbean’s new ways for guests to view their photos aboard.  You can either scan your Sea Pass card at a monitor in the Focus Gallery, and your pictures will be displayed on the monitor.  Or, you will find a Tower and Book number printed on your Sea Pass card, like 18-64.  You walk to a rotating bookshelf that’s a Tower numbered 18, and find a book numbered 64, where you’ll find all your photos together, and they’re stored in that place until your cruise ends.  Wonderful! 

And, that’s just the beginning. We’re having a fabulous time on the Oasis of the Seas, and we love how Royal Caribbean is thinking outside the box, finding ways to make their guests experience extra special!  This is one of many reasons Royal Caribbeean is perfect for your first cruise or one of your many repeat cruises. You can see more pictures at our Best Cruise Planners Facebook page.  Please leave your questions or comments here as well, and we’ll be back to chat with you.

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