1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2017
We were with a group of over 300 on this cruise, most of us seasoned cruisers , who wanted to experience the wonders of this ship.It is large, the neighborhoods are very interesting, and the entertainment was top shelf. Our balcony ... Read More
We were with a group of over 300 on this cruise, most of us seasoned cruisers , who wanted to experience the wonders of this ship.It is large, the neighborhoods are very interesting, and the entertainment was top shelf. Our balcony stateroom was sparse with minimal storage, no toiletries or ice bucket. Attempting to get to dinner or a show from deck 8 was almost impossible. On more that one occasion, we waited for over 10 minutes to squeeze into an elevator, only to be faced with long lines to the dining room. The food choices were limited, and salt seemed to be the answer for flavor. The spinach ravioli was excellent, but most of the food was inferior to that on previous experiences on smaller Royal or Celebrity ships. The Park Cafe in Central Park offered a nice option with limited choices. The walking track is covered, which is a plus, but the fitness center is poorly maintained. There are 5 recumbent bikes, and only 1 is in good shape. 2 have no programs available, 1 has a broken arm with bare metal, and 2 also have seat backs which are loose. There is also no staff visible to speak with. One highlight mentioned on the ship highlight screen is the Central Park Tour, which was not available on this cruise. Customer service was clueless , other than to check the daily Compass to check. Needless to say, it was never available. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
We chose this cruise as we were part of a large group following an entertainment trio that performed 2 private parties on board. This is our 4th cruise sailing with the Trio. We had My Time Dinning and that was very bad. Even though we ... Read More
We chose this cruise as we were part of a large group following an entertainment trio that performed 2 private parties on board. This is our 4th cruise sailing with the Trio. We had My Time Dinning and that was very bad. Even though we had an assigned area ( due to our large group) it took too long to be seated. Some of the ships entertainment venues were way too small, we like the adult comedy acts. Out of 6500 passengers, only 125 at a time could get into see the acts. We tried ever day for 7 days. No luck. We had never been on a ship this size before, friends had sailed on the Oasis many years ago and said it was great. We have sailed on many cruise lines and have sailed at least 48 times. We will go back to smaller ships. We have now sailed with Royal Caribbean line 4 times, yes we will sail with them again, not on the large ships. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
This was the worst cruise we have ever taken on Royal Caribbean. It was overbooked, the staff were unsociable and rude. The food was just awful, it never changed in the Windjammer. Our bed had hair under the sheet protector, our pillows ... Read More
This was the worst cruise we have ever taken on Royal Caribbean. It was overbooked, the staff were unsociable and rude. The food was just awful, it never changed in the Windjammer. Our bed had hair under the sheet protector, our pillows were blood stained and yellow. We had an issues with the room next to us (10701) It took 3 times to Guest Services and 5 days for the issue to be resolved. Children were allowed to run all over the ship unsupervised (casino, pool, hot tub for adults) I was told there was nothing that could be done about the children. Very disappointed in all aspects of this cruise, would not recommend to anyone, we have been loyal to this cruise line since 2001, looking for something more reliable and consistent. Would post pictures of bedding but they are nasty will share with cruise line only. Thank you Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
This cruise was selected because it was offered by a club from The Villages and the price was right . Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly considering the number of passengers on board the ship. The entertainment was ... Read More
This cruise was selected because it was offered by a club from The Villages and the price was right . Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly considering the number of passengers on board the ship. The entertainment was excellent, dining was above average and the service providers, waiters, cabin attendants, etc., were very pleasant to deal with and were very efficient. I felt that there were too many small children aboard and many of them had no parental control and no one from the ship's crew/staff enforced any rules such as no children in the hot tubes in the solarium for an example. The service personnel on this cruise ship were friendly and helpful especially or stateroom attendant and our table head waiter. Bars were well positioned on Deck 5 but there were too many children in them occupying adult space. If my friends asked me if they should book with this cruise line I would give a neutral reply. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2017
This is one of the largest cruise ships with great entertainment and excellent food and amenities. Went with two other couples and had a wonderful time! Service is top-notch! Not crazy about the caribbean ports. They all seem very ... Read More
This is one of the largest cruise ships with great entertainment and excellent food and amenities. Went with two other couples and had a wonderful time! Service is top-notch! Not crazy about the caribbean ports. They all seem very similar with the same activities and same shopping. The size of the ship, of course, increases the number of people and length of lines which is something to keep in mind when choosing your cruise. The fact that you can walk through "Central Park" on your way to dinner or to dancing is unlike any other cruise experience we have had. The Southside Band which performed in Dazzles nightclub was probably one of the best cover bands we have ever heard. Would definitely love to hear them again. If the opportunity arises in the future to cruise on this ship again but maybe to a different destination, we would definitely be interested. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
We enjoyed the food in the specialty dining rooms, not only for the food options, but the service of the staff is far superior, and attentive to detail, to that of the dining room or buffet. The ship is beautiful with many varied ... Read More
We enjoyed the food in the specialty dining rooms, not only for the food options, but the service of the staff is far superior, and attentive to detail, to that of the dining room or buffet. The ship is beautiful with many varied activities, but making reservations before you board is confusing, especially, when you don't know what other activities will be available to you when you are actually on board and how to co-ordinate them so they don't overlap. There were shows that we wanted to see, but they were only available during our dining times or some shows were cancelled, due to technical difficulties or weather conditions. There should be rules of conduct for families and children and ship staff to support the rules. There is no reason children should be throwing things from balconies, running and playing football in the halls, throwing golf balls at each other or hitting each other with golf clubs. Dress codes should be enforced in dining rooms for dinner. Poorly behaved children should find suitable dining options as to not disturb the rest of the dining room patrons. Parents and staff should be aware that others would like a pleasant dining experience. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
We chose the Oasis of the seas because of all the fantastic literature we read about this ship. It sounded exciting . We were not disappointed. The Oasis has everything imaginable on it to enjoy your vacation. Plenty of activity for ... Read More
We chose the Oasis of the seas because of all the fantastic literature we read about this ship. It sounded exciting . We were not disappointed. The Oasis has everything imaginable on it to enjoy your vacation. Plenty of activity for children of all ages. Nice variety of shops and great buys. Ports of call were interesting and plenty of time to tour and shop. Our dining experience was great. A large variety of items to pick from in the Main dining room. Out evening dinner menus were different every evening and delicious. The embarkation went surprisingly very quickly considering the number of people coming aboard. The disembarkation went smoothly however it did take a lot longer than we expected due to the number of people getting off. But that is to be expected. We definitely will plan another cruise with Royal Caribbean We highly recommend the Oasis of the Seas. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2017
Chose this cruise because cruise critic said it had lots of things for the grandchildren to do. it had great ratings. however.....we had nothing but trouble from day 1. we were promised early seating in main diningroom.....we were ... Read More
Chose this cruise because cruise critic said it had lots of things for the grandchildren to do. it had great ratings. however.....we had nothing but trouble from day 1. we were promised early seating in main diningroom.....we were passed off to my time dining...it was a hoard of angry people pushing and shoving. infact, everywhere, people were pushing and shoving in the bottle necks where you come off elevators and wait in line for theatres, or dining areas. my granddaughter was trampled twice, her shoe actually broken, and my daughter was groped. i would never, never, never go on this large of a ship again. tooooooo many people, and too many places where you wait in long lines. there is nothing relaxing about the feeling that you have to go do dinner 30-40 min early to wait in the line, so people behind you are smushing you, pushing you and being angry and obnoxious. our gratutities had to corrected three times. the picture folks made multiple copies of the wrong pictures. i could have taken care of our room without the attendant....for all he offered us. not a satisfied customer. this isn't our first cruise.....but it will certainly be our last with this line. over $10,000.00 spent, and it was far less service, less fun, less calm, less, less, less. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
The Oasis of the Sea has no true adult only areas. Most areas have free-range children running everywhere, including the casino and in all the hot tubs. The ABI beach excursion was wonderful and even the bus ride was exciting and we would ... Read More
The Oasis of the Sea has no true adult only areas. Most areas have free-range children running everywhere, including the casino and in all the hot tubs. The ABI beach excursion was wonderful and even the bus ride was exciting and we would love to go back to this beach while the Orient Beach excursion was rocky, water cold and dirty, and not what the picture shows. We were also left by the bus driver in misty rain conditions. This ship may be larger than some cities but sometimes smaller is better. We enjoyed the cabin with the balcony overlooking central park, but the old dirty sofa in the room should be removed. You need to not rely on the Windjammer for your meals. My time dinning is easy to make reservations and is wonderful as well as the speciality restaurants. The shows we got to see were wondeful, had problems with the Comedy club reservations. Expect long delays when disembarking due to shortage of custom people and they do not arrive on time. You may not get your electronic equipment back if they seize it when boarding ship. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2017
As a frequent cruiser i enjoy many things about cruising, But I have never enjoyed a cruise as much as this one with the Sky Suite program all the things you really hate about cruising are gone. Like embarkation and disembarkation Lets ... Read More
As a frequent cruiser i enjoy many things about cruising, But I have never enjoyed a cruise as much as this one with the Sky Suite program all the things you really hate about cruising are gone. Like embarkation and disembarkation Lets just say for disembarkation day I left my room at 8:13 and was in my car heading home at 8:22 enough said if your a cruiser. You MUST try it at least once You are appointed a Genie and they take care of everything you need on the ship. all dinner reservations, hold seats for you at all the shows, our genie checked and double checked to make sure we were happy. our room was always stocked with our preferred drinks Private area at the pool area with our own bartender. one time we didn't like part of our meal we never said a thing to our genie somehow he found out and apologized and made sure if we went back it would be done to our liking I just cannot say a negative thing. Read Less
Oasis of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 5.0 0.0
Public Rooms 5.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 0.0
Family 5.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 3.0 0.0
Enrichment 1.0 0.0
Service 4.0 0.0
Value For Money 3.0 0.0
Rates 5.0 0.0

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