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Being hunkered at home has me thinking about our next tropical vacation! We've done Disney for our last 2 cruises and want to change things up. We want to do a western caribbean cruise to Mexico. During the time frame that we're looking at, Oasis of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas are going to the same ports.  The only difference is cost - Symphony is about $1800 more.  Our kids will be 7, 11 and 13.  Both ships offer a lot of great activities for the kids, family and adults.  I'll be doing some more research in the coming days, but wanted to get your opinion on your likes/dislikes of each ships, what to do/not to do, etc.  Anyone know what the major differences between the ships?  This will be our 1st time sailing on a mega boat and my little guy is super excited.  Stay safe and well!

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I’ve been on both. Ships are very similar.   Symphony is newer, and in my opinion has some of the best entertainment in the fleet. Not sure that it’s worth $1800 more though. 
 

good luck

 

m

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Have sailed both

For the price difference I would go Oasis

Both ships are great

Entertainment at its best 😊
Something for everyone

Edited by janetz

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Just remember, only one of the ships can you see the greatest show to ever sail the 7-seas!

 

CATS! That is reason enough to sail on Oasis!

 

(This thread has now been turned into a Anti-Cats thread!)

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1 hour ago, Drock20J said:

Just remember, only one of the ships can you see the greatest show to ever sail the 7-seas!

 

CATS! That is reason enough to sail on Oasis!

 

(This thread has now been turned into a Anti-Cats thread!)

 

Aqua 80 is better than Hiro, but Flight is way better than One Sky. Ice shows are a toss up. 

 

I like CATS😉

 

@Silversun

Oasis has a better pool deck,  especially the upper deck

Symphony has a better Solarium 

Oasis has Playmakers👍

El Loco on Symphony is better

Windjammer on Symphony is better

Music Hall on Oasis is better than Dazzles on Symphony 

Spa on Oasis is nicer

 

Book Oasis 

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2 hours ago, janetz said:

Have sailed both

For the price difference I would go Oasis

Both ships are great

Entertainment at its best 😊
Something for everyone

Thanks! Nice to hear from someone who has been on both ships.  I do like the "savings" of Oasis.

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45 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Aqua 80 is better than Hiro, but Flight is way better than One Sky. Ice shows are a toss up. 

 

I like CATS😉

 

@Silversun

Oasis has a better pool deck,  especially the upper deck

Symphony has a better Solarium 

Oasis has Playmakers👍

El Loco on Symphony is better

Windjammer on Symphony is better

Music Hall on Oasis is better than Dazzles on Symphony 

Spa on Oasis is nicer

 

Book Oasis 

I like Cats too! But the reviews I've read are scaring me, lol.  Thanks for the info.  My kids will def like the better pool deck.

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Have also done both although Oasis was pre-amp. For $1800, I’ll sit through 1/2 of Cats. Go with Oasis.

 

mac_tlc

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We have done a transatlantic on both.  Oasis is well worth the $1800 savings.  Only real thing missing on Oasis is Wonderland and Hooked. The only thing that should be missing on Oasis is CATS.. Don't rule out Allure, it is our favorite Oasis Class.  We did a TA on her 5 years ago and have another booked for OCT.  happy cruising  PS, also Playmakers on Symphony 

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1 hour ago, Silversun said:

I like Cats too! But the reviews I've read are scaring me, lol.  Thanks for the info.  My kids will def like the better pool deck.

 

Well, it's better for adults. 😉

Cabanas, hot tubs for Lime and Coconut are on the upper deck of Oasis

Symphony Kiddie pool might be better.

 

Don't pay attention to the reviews, most are old complaining about the original longer version.

 

 

Edited by John&LaLa

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42 minutes ago, taglovestocruise said:

We have done a transatlantic on both.  Oasis is well worth the $1800 savings.  Only real thing missing on Oasis is Wonderland and Hooked. The only thing that should be missing on Oasis is CATS.. Don't rule out Allure, it is our favorite Oasis Class.  We did a TA on her 5 years ago and have another booked for OCT.  happy cruising  PS, also Playmakers on Symphony 

 

Oasis Playmakers is just as good

 

I dislike Wonderland as much as most dislike CATS

I need to give Hooked another chance, wasn't a fan the first time we went.

But the semi outdoor Solarium Bar on Oasis is really nice, I miss that on Symphony

Edited by John&LaLa

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Been on both, including the Oasis after the drydock.   Both are now pretty much identical, with Symphony just having more modern cabins and overall design.   For $1,800 less, go with Oasis.

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I'd definitely go Oasis at this time, after the revitalization.

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2 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

I dislike Wonderland as much as most dislike CATS

And I love Wonderland as much as I love Cats... okay, not THAT much, but Wonderland is such an amazing experience!

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I would not hesitate to book either one, but Symphony is not $1800 better than Oasis, IMO.

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4 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Well, it's better for adults. 😉

Cabanas, hot tubs for Lime and Coconut are on the upper deck of Oasis

Symphony Kiddie pool might be better.

 

Don't pay attention to the reviews, most are old complaining about the original longer version.

 

Thanks for the positives! I'll check out this review. 😉

 

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7 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Oasis since her amplification is fantastic

Forgot about the amplification.  
 

OP, now more than before  – oasis over symphony and save $1800

 

m

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42 minutes ago, Merion_Mom said:

I would not hesitate to book either one, but Symphony is not $1800 better than Oasis, IMO.

That seems to be the consensus here. Symphony is nice, but not $1800 nicer. My husband agrees too, LOL.

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57 minutes ago, Silversun said:

That seems to be the consensus here. Symphony is nice, but not $1800 nicer. My husband agrees too, LOL.

 

I'll bet he likes this

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Save the money and go with Oasis . Both ships have the same layout . 

Been on Oasis and Allure and would not pay more for Symphony .

You wont get 1800 dollars worth on the new ship .

 

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14 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I'll bet he likes this

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LOL, most definitely!! He's a meat guy, for sure!

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24 minutes ago, Silversun said:

LOL, most definitely!! He's a meat guy, for sure!

Wasn’t a fan of the brisket but everything else was good. 

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