Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
normannna

Oasis 8 Dec Itinerary Change

Recommended Posts

Just received this.  Same ports - different days.

 

Dear Guest,

We're really looking forward to welcoming you onboard Oasis of the Seas and wanted to share some itinerary changes with you.

Our sister ship, Allure of the Seas, has a technical limitation which lowers her maximum speed. Over the past few weeks, we've been working feverishly to find alternate ports for Allure's sailings. Now you're probably wondering, "what does this have to do with my cruise?" Well, since we had to change Allure's itineraries, some ports will now have more ships than originally planned. So, to ensure you have a wonderful time in each destination with less crowding, we've rearranged the order we'll visit each port. The good news – you'll have additional time to enjoy each one! Oh yeah!

Overall, we've had to make changes to 30+ itineraries and yours is one of them. (Talk about "ship" happening!) Below, please find our new itinerary for December 8, 2019 on Oasis of the Seas.

Day

Port of Call

Arrive

Depart

Sun

Miami, Florida

 

4:30 PM

Mon

Cruising

 

 

Tue

Labadee, Haiti

7:00 AM

4:00 PM

Wed

San Juan, Puerto Rico

1:00 PM

9:30 PM

Thu

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

Fri

Cruising

 

 

Sat

Cruising

 

 

Sun

Miami, Florida

6:00 AM

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone else thinking Royal is getting a little loose with their e-mail etiquette? Maybe the college interns are writing these? 😂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, SamTimeDining said:

Anyone else thinking Royal is getting a little loose with their e-mail etiquette? Maybe the college interns are writing these? 😂

 

Agree.  The wording is a little tacky.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
21 minutes ago, SamTimeDining said:

Anyone else thinking Royal is getting a little loose with their e-mail etiquette? Maybe the college interns are writing these? 😂

 

Pretty soon, they'll start using twitter/text msg abbreviations.

 

"Thx 4 ur biz. Sme iten chgs in the wrks"

Edited by HBE4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Now that Allure's propulsion issues are affecting other ships, any chance they'll fast-track the repairs?

 

Or is it just easier to make the itinerary  changes permanent going forward?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, HBE4 said:

 

Now that Allure's propulsion issues are affecting other ships, any chance they'll fast-track the repairs? ...

 

I'm sure they have that planned for as soon as possible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can’t believe the wording! If I’d received something like that, I’d be seriously wondering about where it had come from! Surely no self respecting company would allow such an unprofessionally worded email to be distributed with their name on.

What sort of company image does this put forward to customers?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Received this same email for my Feb 16th cruise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, Ergates The Ant said:

What sort of company image does this put forward to customers?

That they cater to hipster/millennial.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Biker19 said:

That they cater to hipster/millennial.

 

People need to be "woke" to the latest slang, otherwise they will be "shook" and start throwing "shade" at RCL.

 

Full disclosure: I had to google millennial-speak and still not sure if I'm using the words  correctly.  But I did get "turnt" when doing so (I think).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/25/2019 at 12:55 PM, SamTimeDining said:

Anyone else thinking Royal is getting a little loose with their e-mail etiquette? Maybe the college interns are writing these? 😂

 

I think it's delightful. I'd much rather have a fun, upbeat, positive message like this than some stuffy, impersonal bit of corporate speak. It's well-written and creative. Have you seen the letter they wrote during the whole drink package debacle? It was brilliant (and not written by an intern)!

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Received the same email today.  That email has such a positive spin on it it makes me wonder  what it does not tell.  I had not thought of the term “spin doctor” in years until I read this email.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When is Allure scheduled for dry dock, to address this issue?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, SuiteLady said:

When is Allure scheduled for dry dock, to address this issue?

 

March to May 2020.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/25/2019 at 1:04 PM, 100th Meridian said:

Port times are worse though

I'm not on the cruise, so I don't know the original port times.   But I disagree.  I think they're pretty good.  We were in San Juan from 8am-2pm.  I'd much rather have 1pm to 9:30 pm.  You have time to go to the beach, or rainforest, etc, and/or go to one of the many nice restaurants in Old San Juan for a nice dinner and a Pina Colada or two! 

As for Labadee, those are the same hours we did and they were fine.  

St. Maarten...8am to 6 pm also sounds great.  If you're into watching the planes land, the big jets come in the afternoon, so plenty of time. Or go to one of the many beautiful beaches.  

Anyway, like I said I'm not on that cruise so I don't know the original itinerary, but goes to show how subjective these things are.  I would love those port times.  😎

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, papaflamingo said:

I'm not on the cruise, so I don't know the original port times.   But I disagree.  I think they're pretty good.  We were in San Juan from 8am-2pm.  I'd much rather have 1pm to 9:30 pm.  You have time to go to the beach, or rainforest, etc, and/or go to one of the many nice restaurants in Old San Juan for a nice dinner and a Pina Colada or two! 

As for Labadee, those are the same hours we did and they were fine.  

St. Maarten...8am to 6 pm also sounds great.  If you're into watching the planes land, the big jets come in the afternoon, so plenty of time. Or go to one of the many beautiful beaches.  

Anyway, like I said I'm not on that cruise so I don't know the original itinerary, but goes to show how subjective these things are.  I would love those port times.  😎

Agree. Also for years San Juan stop on Royal's Eastern Carib was an afternoon into evening stop

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Host Clarea said:

 

March to May 2020.

Good that means it shouldn’t effect my March 29th cruise right? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Angelfsh131 said:

Good that means it shouldn’t effect my March 29th cruise right? 

 

I don't see a March 29, 2020 Allure cruise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Host Clarea said:

 

I don't see a March 29, 2020 Allure cruise.

Oh sorry I will be on the oasis like in the original email. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Angelfsh131 said:

Oh sorry I will be on the oasis like in the original email. 

 

Then you should not be affected by the Allure propulsion problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

The Rhapsody 11/30/19 also had a itinerary 2 port date change due to Allure problems and too many ships in our case Cozumel.  Same type email. Glad since there are now only a couple of ships in port instead of 9.

Edited by smalltimecruiser100

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, papaflamingo said:

I'm not on the cruise, so I don't know the original port times.   But I disagree.  I think they're pretty good.  We were in San Juan from 8am-2pm. 

😎

I agree we were in San Juan 7:am to 1:pm. What the hell was that? If I hadn't been to San Juan several times in the past I wouldn't have booked that itinerary. There was no time to even have lunch.  I went to CVS to pick up body wash and walked through a few shops but that was it. 1 to 9:30 is much better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Depends if passengers crave the nightlife.  The sun will have set by 6 p.m.  They would at least be able to enjoy a sunset cruise?

Edited by logan25

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • SAIL-AWAY GIVEAWAY - Enter for a chance to win a $3,000 Norwegian Cruise Line Gift Card
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...