1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2014
Firstly, I would say that I am not easy to please. I'm not particularly proud of this fact but it's important to know when reading this review. So, here we go:- This ship is amazing, we had a fantastic time. Yes, the show times ... Read More
Firstly, I would say that I am not easy to please. I'm not particularly proud of this fact but it's important to know when reading this review. So, here we go:- This ship is amazing, we had a fantastic time. Yes, the show times changed but they did give you plenty of warning and you could easily re-book them. The main production was Hairspray which was absolutely fantastic. I have seen many West End productions and this was easily as good, if not better, than many. The Aqua Theatre was amazing. We saw the main production and then the 'comedy' production, both of which were fantastic. Costume changes and other small touches that made all the difference from being a good to a spectacular show. Exactly the same comments apply to the Ice show which was also spectacular and a feat to put on. We had a cabin overlooking Central Park. Before embarking, I was a little dubious thinking there may be a few trees and plants but nothing overly special. I was completely wrong it was done amazingly well with all the plants and tree together with the restaurants and cafes which really did give it a 'Park' feel. Sounds ridiculous but it's true. The promenade was also amazing. We ate at all most of the speciality restaurants and really enjoyed them. Vintages was a fantastic find with a wine list to die for!! I could go on but I think you get the drift. If you want to escape from reality for a few days, this is the ship for you! Have fun!! Read Less
Sail Date: September 2014
I've been on the Allure of the Seas 3 times before my first trip on the Oasis of the Seas, so it was nice to see what differences there were on the Oasis. I am writing a pictorial review on ... Read More
I've been on the Allure of the Seas 3 times before my first trip on the Oasis of the Seas, so it was nice to see what differences there were on the Oasis. I am writing a pictorial review on http://cruiseforums.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?p=44201225 which goes into more detail of what I did day to day. My overall experience on the Oasis of the Seas was good. Because of the short trip, I didn't expect an exceptional service, but just the basics. I barely saw my stateroom attendant during the week, but he was helpful when required. Dinner service was ok, but this is something I have experienced 3 times on the Allure of the Seas, so wasn't expecting a lot. I am starting to take the hint that the "Recommendation of what to eat" was pretty much rehearsed and not something that the table waiters would really recommend. I could be wrong, but it's no big deal. There were a couple of days of rough seas around Italy, but nothing serious. It took me 3 days after the cruise for me to get used to being on land again. Overall my experience on the cruise was good. The 2 excursions I took were ok (Olive Oil tasting in Rome and a visit to Capri, Sorrento and Pompeii). I will probably revisit Capri, Sorrento and Pompeii outside a cruise to spend more time there and explore the area fully. The cruise director was ok (Drew). Reminded me of Joey from Friends, but without the personality. I would probably need to experience him as CD again before I can change my mind. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2014
The staff was great. The performances outstanding (Especially the aqua show). The specialty restaurants offered some of the best meals I can remember. But for the price you pay, they really take advantage of you on the little things. We ... Read More
The staff was great. The performances outstanding (Especially the aqua show). The specialty restaurants offered some of the best meals I can remember. But for the price you pay, they really take advantage of you on the little things. We paid over $1,000 for 'all inclusive' dining. Literally, you could order 3 appetizers and 2 mains if you wanted to. Yet you had to pay for soda? I don't drink soda so I didn't mind. Meanwhile, I just stayed hydrated with the water that was supplied in the room. When I got my bill I owed over $200 in water! I was shocked because there was no sign saying the water wasn't complimentary. What did they expect me to do in the middle of the night, walk down the hall and down a level to the water fountain in my pajamas? If they cared at all about their patrons they could offer the basic necessities for free. I am appalled. Secondly, internet fees were close to $45 a day. I was on vacation so I didn't want to spend much on internet....however, I did just like to check in with the babysitter to make sure everything was ok at home. Internet is not expensive these days and offering it for free or even a reasonable price will not break their bank. The 'free' dinner smelled like a retirement home. There were too many people on the boat. Overall, I felt they didn't accommodate my basic needs. Out of principle, I will not sail with them again. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2014
We sailed on the Oasis of the Seas on a 7 night (Med / Netherlands) cruise starting from Barcelona on 23 September. This is our fourth cruise with RC on smaller ships and there is no doubt that this ship has the wow factor - it certainly ... Read More
We sailed on the Oasis of the Seas on a 7 night (Med / Netherlands) cruise starting from Barcelona on 23 September. This is our fourth cruise with RC on smaller ships and there is no doubt that this ship has the wow factor - it certainly creates quite a stir, as we were greeted by large crowds and local press at various ports. As usual with RC the checking in (and out) was smooth and we found our ocean view balcony cabin (12608 aft) to be clean and spacious with plenty of wardrobe space and hangers. A number of people we spoke to agree that the entertainment on this ship is very good and we particularly enjoyed the comedy club which is strictly for adults. Our cabin attendant Camilla was fabulous as was the Champagne bar attendant, however generally we found the staff on the ship not as friendly as those on other RC cruises, albeit they were efficient and professional. We ate in various places and the Chops Grille remains our favourite speciality restaurant. We were however surprised that the Windjammer on this ship was no bigger than the smaller ships and the food selection not as varied…it's also the first time we have had to queue on an RC ship which does seem rather odd considering it's one of their biggest ships. The overcrowding issue also applied to the upper decks as it was not always easy to find a sun lounger which did create tension amongst certain guests when trying to make an early morning claim via placing their towel on a sun lounger but unaware that staff will remove the towel after 30 minutes if the lounger remains unoccupied. We went on a morning trip to Marbella and Puerto Banus which we enjoyed and did our own thing when we docked at Vigo, which is well worth a visit as we didn't realise how big the city is. Overall, we had a lovely time however, it felt as if there was about 1,000 too many people on this ship and therefore didn't meet our expectations in full, but we would sail again on the Oasis.   Read Less
Oasis of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 4.0 4.1
Entertainment 5.0 4.4
Public Rooms 5.0 4.5
Fitness Recreation 3.0 4.3
Family 5.0 4.3
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.9
Enrichment 1.0 3.9
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 3.0 3.9
Rates 5.0 3.8

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