3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
First, I read all I could about this ship prior to boarding. Please heed this warning... do NOT take your own extension cord or power strip. Your luggage will get flagged, you'll have to go to deck 3 to retrieve it the first day, ... Read More
First, I read all I could about this ship prior to boarding. Please heed this warning... do NOT take your own extension cord or power strip. Your luggage will get flagged, you'll have to go to deck 3 to retrieve it the first day, and RCL will keep your cord or strip until you disembark on the last day. Not worth the hassle. You CAN however take 2 bottles of wine on board, uncorked, unsealed! No other drinks, no sodas, waters, liquor, etc. Great ship. Yes, the first day is hectic... crowded. But after that, it smooths out. Just remember, you can eat breakfast at the Wipeout Cafe, Johnny Rockets and other placed. On port days, the Windjammer Buffet is quite crowded especially if you go before an excursion. Would recommend this ship to anyone, seasoned, mid-life couples, younger couples with kids, and/or first-time cruisers. Granted, if this is your first cruise, you will be spoiled if you take this one and then go on a say -- Carnival Cruise. We've been on Norwegian for the past three years. Really liked it, smaller... thought we'd do something different for the kids, boys ages 6 and 12. They loved it. Wanted to stay. Only complaint I have is the Casino was slap full of those penny machines. Most are... some quarters, some dollars, but not a lot. Other than that, the slots are tight. There were a couple of looser machines if you gamble. Best bet is playing Roulette, Blackjack or Craps. All the shows were great! Especially the Rock-n-Roll show, the Water/Diving show and the Ice Skating Show. Bingo was fun. A little different that what we are use to. Some were only one game. Crowded venue, arrive early!! Coke machines were a hassle. Worked most of the time. Would run out of cola, ice, etc... Usually can find them in the Windjammer, Deck 15 Arcade, two by the Pizza Place on Deck 5, and in most restaurants. Ice cream is by the kiddie pool area, soft serve, cones. Good stuff. Would cruise this ship again. Oh, no water slides for the kids. A little disappointed. But the Harmony of the Seas has several - which we are going on in a couple of weeks. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Great Value, Beautiful Ship and Great Entertainment. Our family had a fabulous time on the Oasis of the Seas. Plenty of activities for all age groups. Even as large as the ship is it's amazing that you do not feel that it's ... Read More
Great Value, Beautiful Ship and Great Entertainment. Our family had a fabulous time on the Oasis of the Seas. Plenty of activities for all age groups. Even as large as the ship is it's amazing that you do not feel that it's crowded anywhere on the ship. Shopping, restaurants, main dining, casino, fitness and staff were wonderful. We were very surprised at the efficiency of boarding and leaving the ship from the time we arrived until we left. Staff made it very easy and were very helpful and friendly. Shore excursions were fun and I would recommend going through Royal Caribbean when booking these for your family. The only complaint after our family had (8) various Spa treatments was that the value and experience were very low compared to other cruise lines or what you might experience at home. The Spa staff seemed very unorganized each of the 4 days that our family booked treatments (delayed treatment times and time cut short on 4 of our 5 massages). Other than the Spa I would recommend Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas for your vacation. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise based on two things: 1) It was my first cruise, we had our 1 year old with us, and I was very worried about being seasick (and having to take care of a baby while seasick) so the bigger the boat the better, in my ... Read More
We chose this cruise based on two things: 1) It was my first cruise, we had our 1 year old with us, and I was very worried about being seasick (and having to take care of a baby while seasick) so the bigger the boat the better, in my opinion and 2) My husband (the veteran of many cruises) approved of the ports. My husband has gold status with RC so it made embarkation much faster than if we didn't have status at all. The general line was very long. The process was very organized. Our cabin was a decent size for a cruise ship, the shower was much better than I was expecting. We had a balcony and we loved that feature of the room. The room did feel like it was due for a refresh soon but nothing that we couldn't live with. It all felt clean. The dining was good. The buffet restaurant (Wind Jammer) accommodated a lot of people but we never waited very long for a table. The food was good with a lot of variety. The dining room was the tastiest food of the trip (we didn't eat at any specialty restaurant). The staff, in particular the main dining room staff, always went above and beyond for us and our daughter. It really made the dining experience special. When we would see the same staff members around the ship in their other jobs, they always said hello and made a point of helping us. Really spectacular service. Tons to do - too much for us to even scratch the surface. With the baby we mostly used the Splash Zone pool (baby loved it), and the Kids Adventure Zone. Having a space (both a nursery and a play room) for our little one was really, really great. Sometimes baby just needs some safe space to crawl and toddle around and this was it. We went there almost every day. Overall the cruise was really nice. We would consider this ship again. PS re:seasickness - I only felt a little woozy on the 1st sea day (getting used to the boat) and the 6th day (when the waves were a bit higher than the other days). Both times the SeaBands took care of it. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
I chose this cruise for the islands we visited. The ship was huge and crowded. Service was very good. Food in Sabor was the best. Our room attendant was wonderful. We found a quiet spot to sit in the evenings, something hard to do. They ... Read More
I chose this cruise for the islands we visited. The ship was huge and crowded. Service was very good. Food in Sabor was the best. Our room attendant was wonderful. We found a quiet spot to sit in the evenings, something hard to do. They allowed a Dog in the Main Dining room at Dinner. He ate from the plates and sat at the table. NASTY! We also were charged double for service at the spa. We paid for a consultation and then were charged 18 percent more. My husband really enjoyed the Flowrider. I enjoyed watching him ride and sitting in the shade on the stands.They would let riders on for three to four hours and than Stop for a safety talk. Stupid to wait that long and for interrupting people's day. Over all, I would find a smaller ship with less people. And be prepared to get pestered to buy, BUY, Buy...everything, all the time! And then pay manditory $14.50 per person per day tip AND an additional 18 percent! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
We were a party of 13 of all ages, half veterans and half first-timers. We chose Oasis because of its convenient location relative to where most of us live in Central Florida and because big ships offer so much. ... Read More
We were a party of 13 of all ages, half veterans and half first-timers. We chose Oasis because of its convenient location relative to where most of us live in Central Florida and because big ships offer so much. Entertainment--Excellent. The entertainment was great, and actually the most impressive part of the cruise--"Frozen in Time" ice show was amazing, and we loved the comedy shows, the Quest, and even "CATS" (which has a very boring story line, but was still so well performed). The ship has many excellent live musicians. Food--Excellent. We bought the $89 -for-three-specialty-restaurants dining package, which I highly recommend. 150 Central Park, Chops and Giovannis had wonderful food and over-the-top good service. It is easy to buy the dining package on the ship--the restaurants were not full. Windjammer was decent. Main Dining Room was a little noisy, but served good food. Perks--Excellent. We are both Diamond and Suite guests. Diamond perks are awesome--3 free drinks at restaurants per night and discounts galore. The Suites lounge, Coastal Kitchen, is both gorgeous and serene. We had healthy breakfast there almost every morning. Fitness--Excellent. I am a runner--so the only fitness thing I used was the Deck 5 running track, 3 times. This was an easy-to-use, basic track, but I so appreciated this on a ship, where you need a calorie antidote. Ship Condition--Mixed. The ship goes into drydock maintenance in Europe next year, and needs it. Oasis is a gorgeous design and is kept beautifully sparkly, but hallway carpets are so tired--no doubt clean, but stained. The elevator service is frustrating--I got a lot of stair use. Oasis needs some kind of elevator programming help or some other design improvement to lessen the numerous times full elevators stopped on every floor to disappointed waiting riders--it's ridiculous after a while. My stateroom was an Owner's Suite, so how could I complain? Well, they had to kick out of it for 6 hours one day for unspecified maintenance, and the compensation offered was ridiculously small. Bahamas Excursion--Poor. If you are on the fence--avoid the half-day excursions. Because of the compressed time, everyone leaves together and everyone comes back at the same time, too. We bought the Atlantis Water Park excursion, which we had done before on a Disney cruise. Meeting time was 7:40. Park attraction start time was not until 10:00. Information we needed on lockers and restaurants was sparse, and we wasted a lot of time searching for both. The amount of time I actually spent in the water was about 45 minutes. Poor experience. Service Onboard--Excellent. As you would expect, crew members were excellent. They give up a lot when they take on these jobs. I definitely appreciate them! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose Oasis of the Seas Eastern Caribbean cruise in June (most expensive month) to celebrate Graduations and birthdays/anniversary as well as finally experience this magnificent ship we watched being built almost a decade ago. We had ... Read More
We chose Oasis of the Seas Eastern Caribbean cruise in June (most expensive month) to celebrate Graduations and birthdays/anniversary as well as finally experience this magnificent ship we watched being built almost a decade ago. We had never been to St. Thomas or St. Maarten either. The ship is impressive, it would be difficult to argue that. There are many things to see and do that are not offered on other cruise ships. Having said that, it felt very disorganized and when activity directors were present, many times it was in small areas so only a few people compared to the nearly 6000 passengers could experience. We chose a balcony room overlooking Central Park. It was lovely, however my personal preference would be to get an ocean balcony from now on. Privacy was an issue for some who chose to not close their curtains while changing (not our room) and we prefer the ocean breeze which allows for circulation of stagnant stateroom air which caused stuffy noses & congestion among our group. We did not feel the connection of most crew members who on previous RC cruises were very present. We thought that maybe the crew does not have to "sell" as much with guaranteed daily tips. (We have always tipped at least the minimum recommended tips & usually gave more to those who went above & beyond), but wonder if that is why we noticed a difference in many crew members. The ship is gigantic and of course many times there were multiple things we wanted to do happening at the same time, then other times, no scheduled activities we had interest in. Also communication with your group/family members is only possible if you pay for internet which on this cruise was over $100 per device. So we had to pay over $200 just to be able to text our teenage daughter and communicate locations & meet ups at various times. This should be included in the app at no additional charge in my opinion. The main dining room food was average, not bad, not good, we still ate it. Our servers had several large tables & our dinner experience was always over 2 hours which made us late to a couple reserved shows, so they let other people without reservations in. We had to leave early a couple times. Specialty dining is much better, but of course additional cost. We had a voucher from our travel agency and that was helpful. We had 2 connecting rooms my husband & 2 kids shared with me, since they will not allow 2 underages in 1 room, we booked 1 adult & 1 child per room. This allowed my husband to purchase a drink package & I did not. He got his money's worth on the drink package, I would have lost money as I don't drink enough to account for spending that amount each day. Overall we noticed that RC service has declined in many areas and costs continue to increase. We still had a great time with family & friends, it is hard not to have a good time when someone else is cooking & cleaning for you everyday, but haven't decided if it is just the extreme size of the ship which obviously changes they dynamic, or if we just had amazing crew and cruise directors on previous cruises. We will compare in November when we take a weekend cruise on a smaller RC ship. The value for the money is average because you can do this same cruise & itinerary for nearly half our cost in other months, we just could not cruise at those times due to schedules. Also CATS which I have seen live many years ago, was very difficult to hear & the theatre was hot, so we had to leave at intermission. Talent was there, but sound difficulties made it horrible to sit through on the 2nd level. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
We took our grandson for his 12th birthday. We had a cabin with a balcony. The room was to small for 3, especially with the couch/bed made up. I'm not a tall guy yet the bathroom sink was at yesteryears low height. Our cabin steward ... Read More
We took our grandson for his 12th birthday. We had a cabin with a balcony. The room was to small for 3, especially with the couch/bed made up. I'm not a tall guy yet the bathroom sink was at yesteryears low height. Our cabin steward was exceptional. For one of the larger ships with many passengers it was kept clean. Central Park and the Boardwalk are outstanding with great restaurants and shops. Johnny Rockets charges for lunch but is free for breakfast which was great. The Aqua Show displayed great swimmers and high divers hitting the water with pinpoint accuracy and timing keeping you on the edge of your seat. Our 8pm seating for dinner was perfect. The service was outstanding as was the food. Lobster night everyone at our table had 3-5 tails. Our waiter didn't blink an eye upon ordering several apps/entrees. The casino was as big as I have ever seen on a ship. The dealers were very helpful and cool. If you drink I'd advise you to get the liquor package. Many typical excursions but the best was the Sea Trek on St. Martin. My ninny wife and 12yr old grandson did it without a problem. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
We have had great experience with RC in the past and were interested in visiting these ports. I will say that we would probably not choose Oasis again. I was appalled at how much cigarette smoke rolled out of the casinos on both floors- ... Read More
We have had great experience with RC in the past and were interested in visiting these ports. I will say that we would probably not choose Oasis again. I was appalled at how much cigarette smoke rolled out of the casinos on both floors- one of which was our dining room so every night before dinner we were forced to inhale the smoke that was right across from the dining room entrance. On our floor - the 10th - after about the 3rd day, getting off the elevators was very unpleasant due to a very strong smell of diesel fuel. Gave me a headache. Other guests said the same thing. The other disappointment regarding this experience was the food. Im not sure if this is an Oasis thing but we have sailed on Freedom of the Seas in the past and the food was excellent. It was just ok on Oasis. I would caution anyone that uses the spa during your vacation. My husband treated me to a massage and hair blow out on one of the formal nights. I could not believe what a basic massage it was for the price. At one point I could tell the therapist was checking her phone or some device and almost forgot she was massaging me. The one hand just kind of stopped and her other hand was occupied...I could hear her doing something. Then the high pressure sales locking you in the room to purchase this absolutely necessary cream for your sore muscles. Eye roll. So not relaxing. Kids had a great time and other than these few complaints it was a very nice vacation. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise because it was the time of year we were both free. I go on a cruise with my aunt every 5 years. the one disappointing thing was not being able to sit with others in the main dining room. we had anytime dining. On ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was the time of year we were both free. I go on a cruise with my aunt every 5 years. the one disappointing thing was not being able to sit with others in the main dining room. we had anytime dining. On all other cruises we were asked if we wanted to join others. this time, we asked at every dinner if we could join others and were told no, it was not possible..... We ate just the two of us each night and althougn it was pleasant, we were hoping to meet others at dinner. We enjoyed all the other aspects of the cruise, everything seemed well organized and the staff seemed to all work well together. We loved all the food and felt no need to go to specialty restaurants to pay extra. We almost missed the ship because when we got to Orlando at 1pm, we found out the shuttles had stopped going to the pier already, even though the ship didn’t leave until 430. We had already paid for the shuttle☹️ We ended up taking a taxi and were refunded the taxi money when we mentioned the problem at guest services. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise because we wanted to experience a large ship with all the bells and whistles. We had experienced an old Carnival cruise ship and a Disney cruise, we just wanted something different. There is a lot of stuff to do . . ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we wanted to experience a large ship with all the bells and whistles. We had experienced an old Carnival cruise ship and a Disney cruise, we just wanted something different. There is a lot of stuff to do . . . I mean A LOT. To the point that I sometimes felt guilty for just sitting and doing nothing, which I sometimes enjoy doing. But with so much activity going on I felt pressure to constantly be on the move (please note: none of the crew made me feel this way, it was just me). Also, because of the ship layout with the different neighborhoods, I often forgot I was even at sea. It was a challenge to make it to an area to even see the ocean (I had an interior room). Deck 5 has a walking track, but most of the view is blocked by life boats, plus you have hard core runners running around and I felt bad being on the track because I just wanted to stroll. Or you had to go up to deck 15 with the mass of humanity to see the ocean. The adult area was always crowded and hot. There just wasn't a good place to chill and watch the ocean. Windjammer was pretty good, not great. But it's a buffet, so you can always find something to eat. The Park Cafe was great. Usually not crowded and the roast beef sandwich was delicious, so were the bagels and smoked salmon. Main dining room was good. Great deserts. Never had any seafood/fish that was great, but all the meat was great! My daughter got New York strip every night that was always top notch. All the meat I had was prepared perfectly and had a lot of flavor. Wait staff was awesome. Cats was . . . well, Cats. The performers were really good. It was as close to Broadway as you're going to get. The dive show and ice skating show were GREAT. Very impressive. We didn't see the head liner, it was just a band singing covers. Come Fly With Me was okay. St. Maarten- if you like to shop this is the place. My son did the Sea Trek and really enjoyed it. In retrospect I would have had his excursion earlier or late in the day so we could enjoy the island or beach before or after. The excursion was right in the middle of the day so it left little time on either side to do much. San Juan - Really enjoyed the fort and walking around Old San Juan. Wish we could have been in port longer. Labadee - Spend the money and get a bed on the beach or rent a cabana. I wish we'd done that. Main suggestion: Book any excursion you think looks interested. Royal Caribbean has a very generous refund policy. You can cancel up to 3 days before the cruise (I think). Book what you want, look for discounts on excursions as you get closer to cruising and then cancel anything you don't want to do. It's better to have it now and get rid of it later. If you like to be on the go constantly and always have to have something to do, Oasis of the Seas is the ship for you. If you're more of a laid-back kinda person, I wouldn't recommend it. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Pros: Big ships have more going on and more choices. This ship is bigger than any other I've been on. Overall, we all enjoyed the ship, pools, entertainment, choices, food and had very few complaints. It didn't feel like it ... Read More
Pros: Big ships have more going on and more choices. This ship is bigger than any other I've been on. Overall, we all enjoyed the ship, pools, entertainment, choices, food and had very few complaints. It didn't feel like it was as big as it really was because there are so many different things to do that the people are split up in different areas. The staff was overall very nice. __________________ Cons: My time dining is a bit chaotic. We were moved all over the dining room and a few times there were other people sitting at the table they brought us to (so they got another one ready). We usually give additional tips, but we never got the same waiter twice (other ships with my time dining try to put you with the same waiter). We made reservations online for all dining and shows. DO THIS FOR SURE! ___________ Labadee was a nice island, but we tried to make reservations online for the activities and couldn't. When we got there, we waited in line 45 min only to be told the aquapark was sold out. You only get 1 hour to play on the inflatables. Other parks we've gone to let you go all day. The staff at the island are locals and the ones selling tickets to the activities were very rude. We wanted to zip line there and do the roller coaster, but didn't want to waste the whole day in line only to be told its sold out. _________- Bar service is very slow, We waited for at least 20 minutes in two different bars and finally left because nobody came to take our order. I think so many people get the alcohol package that the staff figures they already have their money, why rush to get them drinks? We don't drink much, but it would have been nice to get better service. ___________ Our child is older and didn't want to go to teen club, but the younger ones looked like they had fun. ____________ We went snorkeling on an excursion in San Juan, but the water was cloudy and we've had better waters elsewhere. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
We chose this ship because we went on it last year and loved it. However, this year the ship had definitely gone downhill some as far as maintenance, etc. and was in need of some updates and maintenance. The food was very average and ... Read More
We chose this ship because we went on it last year and loved it. However, this year the ship had definitely gone downhill some as far as maintenance, etc. and was in need of some updates and maintenance. The food was very average and disappointing but the service was great. I think that the excursions we chose were over priced and disappointing and it would be good for Royal to give a better description of them even though I did google them and read about them on other sites. Travel time to and from the excursions is very vague and frustrating. The entertainment was great although the descriptions could be better for those as well. The worst part of the cruise was disembarkation and driving thru the line to pick up our luggage. There is not enough direction or workers to help facilitate the chaos and it became a free for all - in other words, the rudest people just did what they wanted and the rest of us tried to manage our way through it. We will travel on Royal again but will go on a newer ship. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
We had been on Allure a few years ago and loved it, so we wanted to try the sister ship, Oasis. I would still rate Allure a bit better as far as the food that was offered, but most of our meals were very good. Embarkation and ... Read More
We had been on Allure a few years ago and loved it, so we wanted to try the sister ship, Oasis. I would still rate Allure a bit better as far as the food that was offered, but most of our meals were very good. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly, especially since we had everything done online ahead of time. We also had booked all our entertainment ahead of time and made sure our friends were on the same schedule with us. We enjoyed the "my time" dining since it was nice to be flexible and not have to stop enjoying the pool and jacuzzi to get ready for dinner at a specific time. All the shows were spectacular! We loved the Las Vegas Tenors and my personal favorite is the diving show in the aqua theater. We found that if we got to each show about 20-30 minutes early we were able to get the seats we wanted. Since there is so much to do, we never felt like we were on such a gigantic ship. I knew I wanted to try the zip line since I had not done it on Allure, and my only regret is that I waited until the last day to do it! It was great and I would suggest you try it on the first sea day so you can go on it again. I was in search of the wonderful omelets and crepes I had remembered on Allure, but never found them. (someone told me you had to pay extra for omelets? not OK!) When we slept in and wanted a simple breakfast we would go to the Cafe Promenade at Central Park. It's not an extra charge and we liked being able to eat out among the trees. The children's pools were so fantastic it made me want to bring my grandkids next time. Overall, it was a great cruise! Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
Sailed on the Oasis May 13-20 out of Port Canaveral. POSITIVE: Embarkation was a breeze and from the time we dropped our luggage off to when we were on board was about 15 minutes at the most. How they get 7000 folks on the ship so ... Read More
Sailed on the Oasis May 13-20 out of Port Canaveral. POSITIVE: Embarkation was a breeze and from the time we dropped our luggage off to when we were on board was about 15 minutes at the most. How they get 7000 folks on the ship so fast is beyond me. Disembarkation went smooth as well. We didn't rush and walked right off when our number was called. Went to baggage ( use the porter to avoid long custom lines. Cost me $7 tip) out the door to our airport shuttle. We used Cotran's without issue $20 each. For the ship being 9 years +, It was in great condition. I noticed very little wear and tear and they do a great job of keeping everything clean. Chops and Giovanni's - Both were excellent and I would recommend the upgrade. Johnny Rockets for Breakfast. Cooked to order and very good. After the first day, the manager, Ben from Tunisa, greeted us by name on the three days we ate breakfast there. (breakfast is free) It was never crowded. The Park Cafe had excellent roast beef sandwiches. Desserts on the ship were above average. Service- Every RCI employee was super friendly and eager to help us. Our MDR Waiter was good, his assistant could have been better. Cabin steward, top notch and kept our room super clean at least 2x a day. Nassau, St. Thomas, St.Martann all showed little signs of the hurricane. I heard the French side was still bad though. Cats and the water show were very well done. Loved the Solarium and didn't have trouble finding a spot on sea days. A balcony cabin near the aft was nice and conveniently located for us. My wife thought the ship was too big and too crowded. I thought it was ok. We really never waited for anything other than the windjammer for the first lunch and took us a bit to find loungers by the pool. (The towel game was in full force) Windjammer for breakfast was pretty good but not as good as Johnny Rocket's for breakfast. MDR breakfast was also good but not great. THE BAD: Short pay video poker in the casino. 6/5 DDB on most machines. I did manage to win though and get a $400 off future cruise certificate. Two months ago it was 1000 points in the casino to get free drinks. Now it is 2500. Shame on you RCI! That's $25,000 Coin in. Windjammer for lunch - 3 times there and 3 times worse than Golden Corral. Some of the food was overcooked and most of it was luke warm at best. I had a hamburger and the meat was not meat. Sabor - While the Guacamole, Chips, and an appetizer were good, the main course were either tacos or quesadillas. While they said the tortillas were hand made, they looked and tasted like store bought out of a package. I cant believe they charge extra for this meal. My wife had two special margaritas for $15 each that have very little alcohol in them. i should have seen the warning sign that only three tables we occupied at 7:30 PM. Drinks on the ship were pretty expensive and contained little alcohol. After about day four, we pretty much switched to beer. At the hot-dog stand, I paid $4.13 for a 12 oz can Coke! Heck for $3 more I could have had some bourbon in it lol. I wouldn't have flinched at 2$ but at $4.13, they are gouging me. The pizza place was really bad. We didn't eat at Johnny Rocket's for lunch as we didn't feel it was worth the $9.95 each, upcharge. It always seemed deserted when we walked by. Overall, a great cruise and we enjoyed ourselves very much. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
Ist time on oasis. Overall a excellent cruise with a few niggles and disappointments. Cabin central park balcony 12229 which had an extra large balcony. Room good size and lots of space for two people for 1 week. Bathroom good size ... Read More
Ist time on oasis. Overall a excellent cruise with a few niggles and disappointments. Cabin central park balcony 12229 which had an extra large balcony. Room good size and lots of space for two people for 1 week. Bathroom good size and shower good pressure. Food in mdr very good, had the 3 night dining package and probably the biggest disappointment especially chops. Steak arrived bloody asked for it to be cooked a little more so sides orders cold. Took 15 minutes to get steak back and had to ask for fresh side orders again arrived like warm. 150 central excellant, Giovanni okay. Had drink package free and well worth it would not like to cruise without it, favourite bar champagne bar. Entertainment overall very good and no issues with any staff. Loved central park. Would definitely try oasis class again but all things considered maybe prefer freedom class . Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
So this is our (my wife and I) 4th cruise with Royal Caribbean in 18 months. We were on Allure, Explorer, Serenade and most recently Oasis. I love the larger ships. People who say that large ships are too busy make no sense to me. Cruises ... Read More
So this is our (my wife and I) 4th cruise with Royal Caribbean in 18 months. We were on Allure, Explorer, Serenade and most recently Oasis. I love the larger ships. People who say that large ships are too busy make no sense to me. Cruises are busy by nature. It's a vacation, have fun. I'm also a frequent visitor of Las Vegas. My wife and I go 3 to 5 times a year, we love the food, the environment and we love to play craps. So, a cruise is a bonus for us, we get to sail around and play craps while heading to the next destination. Well, until this cruise. We know the odds on a cruise aren't as good as they are in Vegas, no problem, we get it. However, it seems that Royal has instituted some new, more stringent rules at the craps table. When we walked up to the table the first thing the Stick Man said was "the dice must hit the back of the table". That's a rule everywhere, mostly designed to keep "professional dice throwers" from getting the momentum of the dice to die when they hit the table, thereby increasing the odds. I can say for certain, someone who is looking to run a scam at a craps table would go to Vegas, not on a cruise. In Vegas you can play craps at hundreds of tables, on a ship you have one or two tables max. Occasionally, in Vegas, if the dice don't hit the back of the table they'll warn you and let you keep throwing. If one of the dice hits no one says a thing. Not on Royal. Now if both dice don't touch, "No Roll!" they yell. That kills the momentum and fun at a table. So my wife and I decided to make a concerted effort to make sure both dice hit the back, they way we throw dice is almost a light lob. Next thing I hear is "Too High!" No Roll!". Wait...what? Now it's too high? I thought he was kidding. I've never heard that in Vegas and I've seen some people toss dice like they were playing slow pitch softball. So I ask this Stick Man (a different one from the first time). He tells me the throw can't be above eye level. Who's eye level? He's 5'6" at best, I'm a touch over 6'2". I'm told it's his eye level. Now I have to focus on his eye level and make sure they hit the back of wall. Forget it. We gave up and played Blackjack the rest of the cruise. I can only assume someone took Royal for some money and they decided to enforce these rules. They should take a lesson from Vegas as Vegas has much looser rules and they didn't build those billion dollar casinos because they lose. I talked privately to some dealers in Casino Royal, they all said they hate the new rules and the tension it creates. Not to mention that so many people quit playing because it just wasn't fun. We'll just have to hope they loosen the rules up or our nightly entertainment on Royal is down the tubes. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
we chose this cruise especially for the shows. we were not disappointed. They were amazing. The talent skill costumes all were excellent. We loved all of them. Yes, you have to reserve ahead. Do not miss any of them. The casts work hard. ... Read More
we chose this cruise especially for the shows. we were not disappointed. They were amazing. The talent skill costumes all were excellent. We loved all of them. Yes, you have to reserve ahead. Do not miss any of them. The casts work hard. This is a wonderful experience. It's part of your cruise price so schedule all of them. Our cabin was very nice we had a superior balcony. It was clean and neat. Yes, some things are showing their age. It's a ship people! Filled to capacity. Every cruise.. The staff was wonderful. Every bar, every where you went staff worked hard. I felt bad for the bathroom attendants. What a thankless job for the most part. So important. The bathrooms in public areas were very clean. We never felt we were on a cruise with about 6000 others. Even the pools were easy to access. Dining room was pretty and very clean. We had early dining, our preference, table for two. royal caribbean is still our favorite cruise line. We enjoyed dining room food. Yes, as some reviews mentioned, it's not as wonderful as it should be. But, every meal was cooked properly not over salted thank you very much rci. We did not have one bad meal. With food this good why on earth would I spend more $ in a specialty restaurant. We traveled on a great deal with a generous on board credit so we were happy cruisers. It was our 9th cruise 7 with RCI. Embarking was a breeze we were all early soo yes it took a reasonable amt. of time. Disembarking, slow. It was a Sunday not fault of ship it was customs. 3 windows that's it for 6000 folks. And it was mothers day ugh. Get a porter! they went through real fast. We did an excursion through the ship in Falmouth. It was a beach break 10minutes away. Included drinks all you wanted and lunch. and chairs. We paid early booking price, 63$ each oh also included taxi there and back. It was worth every cent. The drinks were amazing yes, they did put booze in them not cheap. I don't usually book anything through the ship, this one we did and loved it... Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
We had a very bad shopping experience in Cozumel Mexico. It was not the fault of RC. This is just a warning to everyone to use extreme caution while shipping and DO NOT shop at the jewelry store Planteria Daniela. It is one of the first ... Read More
We had a very bad shopping experience in Cozumel Mexico. It was not the fault of RC. This is just a warning to everyone to use extreme caution while shipping and DO NOT shop at the jewelry store Planteria Daniela. It is one of the first jewelry stores you'll come across on the far right side of the shopping center in the newly built area. They claim to be an RC approved store, which they are not. They lie about the quality of their jewelry. We found out the hard way. When we returned home we found the jewelry we purchased wasn't worth even half of what we paid. So be smart and stick to the REAL RC approved stores where they back up your purchase. So much for the negative. Other than a traffic backup at the parking garage and passenger drop off, boarding and leaving the ship was smooth and quick. The port of Canaveral needs to have one entrance directly to the parking garage and one for passenger drop off. What they have now is confusion. Once in the terminal, check in was quick and smooth. We were through check in and sitting down for lunch in less than 30 minutes. We found the food at the Windjammer ranged from awful/cold to good. I hate to say it but the Windjammer food has gone down hill, since our last cruise on the Oasis. On the up side the Windjammer is kept clean, the staff is great and you can find good food most of the time. We found breakfast was the worse, too much cold food. As an alternative try the solarium, Park Cafe and Wipeout cafe. With so many restaurants on the Oasis, you'll find one you like, even without paying for the upscale restaurants. We didn't dine in the main dinning room. But found lots of other places to dine without tying up our time. We like the balcony rooms overlooking the board walk. We enjoy the activity and even the noise. It's all fun, but if you have to have total silence at night, the boardwalk is not for you. Although they were more than 6000 passengers on the Oasis it never seemed crowded. There are plenty of activities and lot's of places to get away for quite time. The bands were all very good, but unfortunately for some reason most dance music didn't start until after 9 PM. It would have been nice to have at least one band playing in the early evening so those with the late dinning could enjoy some entertainment before dinner. Lots of shows on board, but remember to book your reservations prior to sailing. There were some unhappy guest that didn't book early and complained about not being able to see the shows. The crew was super, very friendly and helpful. We find that to be true on all RC ships. Our cabin was on the 10th deck overlooking the boardwalk. We had plenty of storage space and our room attendant was the best ever. Since we had been to all the ports before we decided just to walk around and do some shopping. I do recommend booking with RC if you have never toured before. You will pay a few extra dollars, but it's worth it to be safe. So if you like lots to do, children, good entertainment and lot's of places to dine, the Oasis might be a good choice. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
My family ( wife & twin 21 yr old daughters) just got off the Oasis of the Seas a few days ago. We sailed out of Port Canaveral, Fl and traveled to Labadee, Haiti, Falmouth Jamaica and Cozumel, Mexico on a 7 day Western Caribbean ... Read More
My family ( wife & twin 21 yr old daughters) just got off the Oasis of the Seas a few days ago. We sailed out of Port Canaveral, Fl and traveled to Labadee, Haiti, Falmouth Jamaica and Cozumel, Mexico on a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise. The ship is enormous and beautiful. Even though it holds 6,000+ passengers, it doesn’t feel crowded because it’s so large. We had a balcony stateroom on deck 12 and it was a really nice room with a king sized bed and a pull out couch. Our stateroom attendent was terrific and took very good care of us. We enjoyed everything about this cruise, the cabin, meals, the ship, the ports of call, etc...the only fly in the ointment came when we had a toilet over flow while one of my daughters was taking a shower. She turned the shower off only to hear water continuing to run. When she opened the shower door, toilet water was flowing onto the floor and the drain was being overwhelmed. Maintanence was summoned and they needed a plumber to replace a valve. It was repaired and cleaned up. When I went to guest services to see what RCI would do for the inconvience, I was told that the only thing they could do is send up some chocolate covered strawberries. I asked about some onboard credit and they said they couldn’t do that. So, I begrudgingly accepted the strawberries. I asked that they be delivered on Sat, our last sea day before returning to port. Well, by dinner time on Sat, they had not arrived so my daughter went back down to guest services Again and complained. They apologized and said they would send them up right away. Needless to say, they never arrived. I contacted RCI when I got home and told them what happened and they said they were very sorry this took place but since it was fixed and cleaned up the same day it happened, they feel the offer of strawberries was adaquate compensation for our inconvience. It’s really a shame when you spend a lot of $$$ on a family vacation, which was almost perfect but RCI’s lack of customer service leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth. I realize things happen which are beyond their control but the really need to do a much better job with regard to customer satisfaction. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
Pros: You can always find something to do - Pool and hot tub areas are always nice. We like the variety of food choices. Lunch in the main dining room has a lot to offer. buffet, menu or both. Izumi for wine and Sushi ... Read More
Pros: You can always find something to do - Pool and hot tub areas are always nice. We like the variety of food choices. Lunch in the main dining room has a lot to offer. buffet, menu or both. Izumi for wine and Sushi rolls - The hibachi had excellent food. Very happy with Giovannis and had the best server. With the exception of the filet. Vintages was very nice for quiet time and the tapas was fun to try and was very good. We also ate at Sabor and we love it. The main dining room was fine and we had very good service there. This ship has a great walking track on deck 5 that goes around the entire ship and this is one of the reasons I choose this ship. Cons: Tips are getting too expensive at almost $30.00 a day for a couple. Add to that the tips you pay when you buy the specialty restaurants. They need to credit for those of us who buy the specialty restaurant packages. Filet's in both Chops and Giovannis were not good. Chops has just gone downhill in my opinion. I felt like I was in a local diner the way the food was presented and cooked. Please, Royal, make your casino's smoke-free. Even though they have one side of the casino smoke-free it doesn't matter it's so smoky. I couldn't play much because of the smoke, it made me sick. I guess the good part is I saved a lot of money. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
I've been pretty loyal to RCCL for some time now, but this was my first time on Oasis. I was impressed, even by the standards I've come to have for them. We tend to drive down and stay in a hotel the night before (Raddison). ... Read More
I've been pretty loyal to RCCL for some time now, but this was my first time on Oasis. I was impressed, even by the standards I've come to have for them. We tend to drive down and stay in a hotel the night before (Raddison). Our hotel stay includes parking and a transfer to and from the ship, which is nice. I definitely recommend flying or driving down the night prior to your cruise so that you can be well-rested and at the port as early as possible to start your vacation. (I have been that person who flies in the day of, and I can tell you from experience that it can be nerve-wracking.) Check-in is a breeze, particularly if you've already completed online check-in and especially for Crown & Anchor members, but the line does get longer as the day progresses. Day 1 was getting to know the ship. As always, rooms are not ready until around 1pm, but that's okay if you want to grab some lunch or a cocktail or even beat the crowd to the pools. I definitely recommend packing a swimsuit in your carry-on for this purpose. The Windjammer, while always good, is going to be crowded at most times, though staff will actually seat you during those times, so there's no struggling to find a table. Since we typically will avoid the Windjammer, we opted to try out the Park Cafe, which became a staple of our cruise. There was rarely a line, and it was a wonderful stop for grab and go options. Being on the go a lot during my cruises, this was perfect for me while the crowds swarmed the buffet and pizza. We were celebrating both our anniversary and my daughter's (who was born the day before our third anniversary) 12th birthday during this cruise, and the staff delivered champagne and strawberries for us and a huge chocolate cake to our stateroom on the very first day. I only wish we'd had a chance to eat more of the cake. It was delicious, but with so many other options, we found ourselves not really getting much of a chance. The champagne was mostly enjoyed the first night and used to make mimosas with our breakfast the next two mornings. As part of RCCL's promotion of their interior balcony staterooms, we also enjoyed their "Drink, Dine, & Discover" package. This meant that we also had a bottle of red wine in our stateroom, received a complimentary lunch for two (which we used at Giovanni's on Day 5), and got a free lesson in the casino. We're not really into the casino much, so we never used the last one. This was my first cruise where I didn't opt for traditional dining, and I have to admit... I loved My Time so much that I don't think I'll ever go back. With later departures from ports and different show times, we found the ability to schedule different meal times to be quite handy, and the main dining wait staff was impressively ON POINT. I've been on at least 7 cruises with RCCL, and this was by far my most positive dining experience. There was no two-hour dinner and long waits in between courses, as I've experienced in the past, unless we just felt like camping out. Some nights we took longer than others, but if we were so inclined, we could actually have a quick dinner in as little as a half hour. We requested and were able to get the same staff each night. We even got the same table most nights. And the waiters remembered our preferences and were great at making recommendations. The shows were wonderful, but we did get show fatigue at around Day Five and decided to skip our reservations and just relax instead. Our daughter enjoyed the ice show and the aqua theater show with us, but by the end of the cruise, she was intent on spending as much time as possible at Adventure Ocean. In all honesty, if we'd let her spend as much time there as she wanted, we might not have seen her for most of the cruise, except at breakfast and when she went to bed. She LOVED the activities they had for the kids. The first night can be a bit of a mess getting kids signed up and signed in for the first time, so be prepared if you have show reservations, but after that, things will calm down a bit more. Showing up a little early for the 10pm checkout or allowing your older children to sign themselves out is heavily recommended if you want to beat the line of other parents signing their children out. The ship was kept clean the whole time, and Purell stations were plentiful. I recommend making use of those as much as possible. As clean as it is, you're still in a closed space with thousands of other people. Nobody wants to spend their vacation sick or take home the "cruise crud" as a souvenir. So, as the song you'll love to hate by the end of your cruise goes... "Wash your hands." Day 2 was at sea and the first formal night. We were still getting a little acquainted with the ship, but we again skipped the Windjammer and opted for Park Cafe and Promenade Cafe for breakfast and lunch, respectively. The hot sandwiches available in Park Cafe are delicious, and seating was always plentiful. DD and I got manicures in the spa, which I wouldn't do again. For what it costs to have it done at sea versus on land, I expected better. Our polish lasted less than 24 hours. Even without a gel manicure, that's woefully inadequate. I later heard another person complaining that the massage and facial he'd gotten left something to be desired compared to what he got on land. So for now, I'd recommend skipping on the Vitality Spa, as I feel like you're paying for more and getting less, and in the past I've encountered some hard sells in there that can ruin the "relaxing" experience. Dinner in the main dining room was excellent. The pools are of course going to be crowded during peak hours, especially on sea days, but what surprised me was that pool chairs were not hard to come by-- even right by the pool! I'm not sure if it was the attentiveness of poll attendants or a more courteous set of passengers, but the deck chair hogs we normally encounter on our cruises were nowhere to be found. Even with the pools being crowded, I could still sit near the pool, enjoy a book, and grab a frozen drink and occasionally take a dip when needed. Or if desired, I could grab a seat on the deck above and watch the ocean. We made use of the self-serve soft serve machines and the nearby Wipeout Cafe (also not too crowded) for snacks. Day 3 was Labadee. I've taken to using the private island days as my beach days, so I don't usually do excursions. It was beautiful, and the beach didn't feel crowded at all. We used the opportunity to finally enjoy an uncrowded Windjammer for lunch before hitting the beach, and we were still able to find a free umbrella and chairs near the water. The famous Labadoozie is a must, and you can get these without alcohol if you're so inclined. One warning... Be prepared to go full caveman in front of the bartenders if you get the pineapple version. Your "drink" will start with them emptying the pineapple right in front of you and then handing you the fresh pineapple to eat by plopping it right into your hands. (It's not a huge deal since you'll inevitably wash off the sticky in the ocean, but make sure to have some anti-bac wipes or hand sanitizer handy to use before they surprise you with this.) There's a tram that will take you to the various stops, but we opted to walk the short distance, since those can get a little full. The pier is nice. I've hated taking tinders in the past when visiting a port. Day 4 was Jamaica. Falmouth is RCCL's private port, and while it's nice, it's not what I'd call an authentic Jamaican experience. For that, you'll need to book an excursion (through RCCL or on your own) to venture beyond the port. (I do not recommend venturing out on your own here if you're unfamiliar with the area.) We took the rum tasting tour, and while the rum was a nice bonus, we grabbed it more for the tour. Our tour guide Rachel was a wonderful "mom" while she talked about the island and showed us points of interest. Our driver did a great job of navigating the sometimes crazy roads of Jamaica and got us to Reggae Hill and back with all limbs still attached. My daughter's birthday was on this day, and the whole tour bus sang "Happy Birthday" to her. And of course, the Main Dining Room staff did the same later that evening while presenting her with a second huge slice of chocolate cake in addition to the one she'd already ordered for her dessert. (You can see why we didn't get to the big chocolate cake in the room later that evening.) Day 5 was at sea and was our anniversary. Once again, the MDR wait staff treated us to chocolate cake and a song. Kudos to whoever cooked my lobster. It was perfection! We'd scheduled lunch at Giovanni's earlier that day. It was nice, but I have to admit... For a premium restaurant, I was a tad underwhelmed. It's not that the restaurant wasn't nice. It was very nice, in fact. But because the MDR had done such a wonderful job, I didn't notice much of a difference. Or at least, I didn't notice enough of a difference to justify paying an additional fee to eat at the premium restaurants other than perhaps a more intimate dining atmosphere. If that's your thing, then the premium dining could certainly be a good option for you. I just don't think it's much for us. That said, the food was delicious, and the staff there was excellent. Day 6 was Cozumel. Again, we did an excursion. After spending nearly all of our port time in Jamaica on our tour, I didn't want to spend all day at the ruins, so I opted for a shorter tour this time. We visited the Discover Mexico park for the smaller version-- this time. It was wonderful, and getting to watch the flyers was quite the experience. I definitely recommend this if you're looking for something shorter to do. It left us with plenty of time to shop for our usual chocolate and vanilla loot and beat the crowd back to the pool. Day 7 was at sea. Again, we used our last day to mostly relax. My daughter spent a good deal of the day with new friends in Adventure Ocean and almost refused to leave to join us for one last dinner in the MDR because she was having such a good time. My husband and I used the time alone to relax in the Solarium with drinks and finally try out the miniature golf as we enjoyed our "date night." Disembarking is one of those things that I've learned to take my time on, since there's no real rush except to try to be out of your stateroom so that the attendant can get it ready for the next sailing. I don't eat breakfast with the crowd at the Windjammer, and even the C&A lounge can be a little much for me. Instead, the seating was once again plentiful by the Park Cafe, and we got plenty of hot breakfast sandwiches and cereal and fruit and coffee and juice while we waited. We gave it a good 30 minutes past when our number was called and skipped the rush. Definitely make use of the porters once you get your luggage to breeze through customs. I usually tip $10-20, though I realize that's higher than some will pay. I just consider that service to be well worth every penny I give the porter, as standing in a long line with heavy luggage is never any fun. Final thoughts... We typically don't get the drink packages, but I think next time we might just go ahead and grab them. There's certainly plenty to drink without it, and RCCL's tap water is probably the best tap water I've had, but I've started enjoying more and more premium drinks during my vacations, and I held back this time only because I didn't get the package. We could all have easily enjoyed enough premium coffee & tea, wine, cocktails, mocktails, bottled water, and sodas to see a savings. There are some pretty tempting options, and the individual price appears to be going up a bit. With a latte at breakfast, a mimosa or latte at lunch, a bottle of water before heading to port, a frozen drink in the afternoon, a couple glasses of wine at dinner and cappuccino with dessert, and a cocktail later that evening... I see the package as being a value. And again, I'd avoid the Vitality Spa for now. Get your treatments before or after you go. You're certainly paying a premium at sea unless you get one of their specials (which are usually going to be booked up), and I've just found the treatments I get on land to be better in quality. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
We have traveled 5 times with RCCL and were impressed with the service, food and accommodations on this ship. The dining staff at the 3rd deck main restaurant were outstanding as well as the housekeeping staff.. The embarkation and ... Read More
We have traveled 5 times with RCCL and were impressed with the service, food and accommodations on this ship. The dining staff at the 3rd deck main restaurant were outstanding as well as the housekeeping staff.. The embarkation and disembarkation was very smooth and well-organized. We were impressed with the Port of Cape Canaveral and nearby Coco Beach where we took advantage of a "snooze and cruise" package, leaving our car at the hotel and they shuttle us to and from the port.. Certainly Port Canaveral is better organized and less congested than the ports in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. One drawback to our cruise is that we were never advised that this cruise was very children oriented with RCCL's special offers of free trips for children under 12 years of age for the Caribbean trips. The staff advised that due to the "family-orientation" of this cruise with special free rates, they had over 600 children on this cruise and near 2000 children the week before. With this many, we felt we were on a floating nursery. As we were looking forward to a more sedate vacation, this will make us more selective on future cruises. The entertainment was very good, especially with the Ice Show, the musical Come Fly with Me and the Water Show. The individual musical groups that played Latin, Caribbean and Dixieland music were outstanding. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
I've chosen this cruise because of the great variety of activities inside the ship and on shore. Broadway Cats show and kids pool were decisive for my choice. Embarkation was quite slow, but desembarcarkation was impressively ... Read More
I've chosen this cruise because of the great variety of activities inside the ship and on shore. Broadway Cats show and kids pool were decisive for my choice. Embarkation was quite slow, but desembarcarkation was impressively fast -long but steadily moving line. Labadee is a piece of paradize: wonderful beach, fun activities for the whole family and good service and food, although lunch was a bit crowded. Cozumel has impressively clear sea waters - perfect for snorkeling - but we decided to make a cultural shore excursion: Maya's archeological site of Tulum - good choice if you want a shorter but comprehensive excursion (great for kids over 5 yrs). And after that, we were taken to a very relaxing time in a beautiful beach, after a simple but delicious lunch - wonderful ceviches!!! The only negative experience we had was in Jamaica. We went on a "VIP" excursion to "Bamboo beach club", but total dezorganization made the whole group wait more than 20 minutes before starting the excursion, and only because some passengers insisted it was past time to leave. No explanation was given regarding lunch time, only that there would be food available. However, there was indeed a specific time for lunch and my family missed it. And the beach is nothing but nice. Beautiful, but full of rocks and corals. And the worst: incredibly loud music - apparently trying to cover the sound of trucks coming from the road "hidden" right behind the trees by the beach. Not "VIP" at all! So please, Royal Caribbean, be honest with your guests regarding this shore excursion in Jamaica. But it did not ruin our whole cruise experience. All the rest - other excursions in other ports, first class entertainment and restaurants in the cruise, great external recreation area, all made our experience unforgettable. Yes, I recommend this cruise for family trips. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
This ship is amazing. Pros - Service in dining rooms and stateroom attendant was great. - Central Park is beautiful - Water show was fantastic - Friends of ours got married onboard. The wedding service, staff, food ... Read More
This ship is amazing. Pros - Service in dining rooms and stateroom attendant was great. - Central Park is beautiful - Water show was fantastic - Friends of ours got married onboard. The wedding service, staff, food etc were great. - Best filet mignon, could cut it with a knife at Giovanni’s. Cons - These are all minor issues and wouldn’t deter us from booking another cruise on this ship. - sliding doors on closets need softer closures. Often could hear the door slamming open or closed in nearby rooms. - The sink in our balcony stateroom was tiny. It was very hard to wash your face without getting water all over the floor. - You need to book shows in advance. Most of the shows were already full when we tried to book after boarding. - We were not made aware by RC or our travel agent that we had priority boarding. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
This was a great vacation. I have to admit that the fact that we chose to cruise on a suite made a big difference. This is a HUGE ship with a HUGE crowd. We were able to get around the crowd all the times (eating at Coastal Kitchen and ... Read More
This was a great vacation. I have to admit that the fact that we chose to cruise on a suite made a big difference. This is a HUGE ship with a HUGE crowd. We were able to get around the crowd all the times (eating at Coastal Kitchen and using some of the perks we paid for). I can understand why some people don't like the Oasis. The crowds can get crazy at prime time (dinner, embarkation, debarkation, show time, etc). So this was a first for me since we have always cruised in medium to small ships. The Coastal Kitchen food was great and the service was great as well. My children( 4 and 11) wanted to be in Adventure Ocean all the time. They had a blast! We also enjoyed our alone time by the pool and the suite sun deck. If you are thinking about cruising the Oasis, go for it! Its a beautiful ship. Read Less
Oasis of the Seas Ratings
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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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