Saturday 1 August 2015

Operation Oasis: Phase I

I was finally able to make reservations for the entertainment on the Oasis last week. I decided to log in to check if we made it off My-Time Dining (MTD), and to my surprise, I was able to make reservations for all the shows! I'm not sure if it goes the same for everyone or for previous cruisers (or Crown & Anchor members).

There are six shows for the seven days on the Oasis, and guests can only make one reservations per show. Basically, you are only supposed to watch each show once. However, if the shows aren't full, Royal Caribbean will let guests in.

On embarkation day, we are watching Oasis of Dreams, the watershow, or aquatic acrobats, that takes place in the aft of the ship. I really enjoyed this show on the Allure, but I've heard rocky seas or bad weather conditions can put a damper on the show, or even cancel the show. I'm hoping we won't run into these problems as we would have just boarded the ship. On the second day, I made reservations for Cats. Although I have read horrible reviews regarding this show on forums, I am willing to give it a try. Have you seen Cats on the Oasis class ships? Please share your thoughts!

The following nights, we have the headliner show, the comedy club, and the ice show lined up. I know for a fact that the comedy club books up fast as it is in a smaller venue. In addition, the comedy club is a staple on regular cruise ships, you can see a show every night on some ships, so it will definitely book up faster on the Oasis as there are limited reservations. On the sixth day, I made reservations for Come Fly With Me. I've read that CFWM is a Cirque du Soleil-esque show. I'm so excited for this as I am a huge Cirque fan.

To set our cruise in stone, we also booked our flights to Fort Lauderdale. Since it is (still) a full day of travel for the folks out West - meaning we would arrive close to midnight on any given day - we decided it would be better if we flew in a day earlier instead of the night before. Since most flights coming home leave at 6 AM, we also had no choice but to leave a day later. This means we will have to book a couple extra hotel nights and find some activities to keep us busy in Fort Lauderdale. The outlet and a Panthers game are already on my list!

As for the actual cruise planning, I have decided that MTD may work best for us this time around, and we're willing to give it a try. Now the only predicament is actually making those dining reservations!

Stay tuned as I continue to plan our Oasis cruise... 105 days to go!

1 comment:

I'd love to hear your thoughts!