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My husband and I sailed on the Oasis in 2013. We fell in love with the ship, the captain (Patrik) and the cruise director (Amy) and had so much fun we decided to book the Transatlantic cruise in conjunction with a cruise around the Canary Islands Adventure of the Seas.The Captain and Amy were visible a lot. Embarkation was tough due to immigration, a travel agent's tour and a tour by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats). (Hearsay) Many people stood outside or sat in a waiting room for many hours. We waited about two hours. Having not eater since 8:30 AM, we were hungry. When we boarded we looked for a place to eat and the ship was shutting down all the dining venues for muster. Even the Guest Services desk was shutting down. I was in line only to have a hole punched in my Seapass card and I was rudely told that they could not do it at this time because they were shutting down the desk. That was the first time ever, a staff member was rude.I walked away shocked and didn't even get a name. We were given My Time dining that we used twice and we were not impressed. The first night we were seated at a table for two in the aisle way and the traffic by us was crazy. While trying to eat our dinner, head waiters kept stopping to see how we were doing which is very nice but not every few minutes. The second time, we requested to be away from the aisle and even though we had reservations, we waited because our table wasn't ready. We were seated at a table for four with only two of us which was great. Our assistant waiter was pleasant and friendly. Overall the food on this ship was good. In fact, better than on Adventure of the Seas that we were on the week before. Since we were on the ship in 2013, it was redesigned to hold more people with less public space. Unfortunately the captain had to make a decision due to weather, to stay north and cross to the west, making it windy and chilly until the last few days. Most of the people picked a spot on the Promenade and stayed there most of the day. My husband and I had pizza one day and had to stand by the glass wall at the Rising Tide to eat it while people sitting, watched us. During this crossing, three designer purse stores had their grand openings and for most of the trip were empty. How many people spend hundreds of dollars on purses on a cruise? Those spaces could seat people. The Opal Theater was tied up every day for Cats rehearsals because the cast wasn't ready. That tied up another large place for people to go. The events held in the Schooner Bar and On Air were overcrowded and they were tied up pretty much all day, so again, lots of seats unavailable. Even the Diamond lounges were crowded. We have already booked a trip on this ship for nine people, next October and we're a little concerned. I read in one review that wasn't a concierge to make reservations for you. There was one in the Diamond Lounge every morning and he was also present in the evening. The Captain wasn't highly visible like on other cruises we've been on but then we heard he had been sick throughout the trip. The cruise director was fun and professional but not highly visible to us either. Maybe there were too many events for him to attend. Overall, it was a fun trip with good entertainment at night, if you had reservations. We met several nice people to talk too and found a place in the Champagne Bar every night where we could have a fairly quiet drink and see our friendly bartenders, Andre and Dennis. Disembarkation was awful. We waited from about 9:00 AM until almost 2:00 to disembark. The immigration officer was very nice to us. That was the best part of the disembarkation. The ship was in a hurry to get us out of our cabins but not fast in correcting a huge mess. I pray that next year's trip is better.

A Little Crowded for Only One Port Stop and Twelve Nights

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by Lakeloving

Trip Details
My husband and I sailed on the Oasis in 2013. We fell in love with the ship, the captain (Patrik) and the cruise director (Amy) and had so much fun we decided to book the Transatlantic cruise in conjunction with a cruise around the Canary Islands Adventure of the Seas.The Captain and Amy were visible a lot.
Embarkation was tough due to immigration, a travel agent's tour and a tour by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats). (Hearsay) Many people stood outside or sat in a waiting room for many hours. We waited about two hours. Having not eater since 8:30 AM, we were hungry. When we boarded we looked for a place to eat and the ship was shutting down all the dining venues for muster. Even the Guest Services desk was shutting down. I was in line only to have a hole punched in my Seapass card and I was rudely told that they could not do it at this time because they were shutting down the desk. That was the first time ever, a staff member was rude.I walked away shocked and didn't even get a name.
We were given My Time dining that we used twice and we were not impressed. The first night we were seated at a table for two in the aisle way and the traffic by us was crazy. While trying to eat our dinner, head waiters kept stopping to see how we were doing which is very nice but not every few minutes. The second time, we requested to be away from the aisle and even though we had reservations, we waited because our table wasn't ready. We were seated at a table for four with only two of us which was great. Our assistant waiter was pleasant and friendly. Overall the food on this ship was good. In fact, better than on Adventure of the Seas that we were on the week before.
Since we were on the ship in 2013, it was redesigned to hold more people with less public space. Unfortunately the captain had to make a decision due to weather, to stay north and cross to the west, making it windy and chilly until the last few days. Most of the people picked a spot on the Promenade and stayed there most of the day. My husband and I had pizza one day and had to stand by the glass wall at the Rising Tide to eat it while people sitting, watched us. During this crossing, three designer purse stores had their grand openings and for most of the trip were empty. How many people spend hundreds of dollars on purses on a cruise? Those spaces could seat people. The Opal Theater was tied up every day for Cats rehearsals because the cast wasn't ready. That tied up another large place for people to go. The events held in the Schooner Bar and On Air were overcrowded and they were tied up pretty much all day, so again, lots of seats unavailable. Even the Diamond lounges were crowded. We have already booked a trip on this ship for nine people, next October and we're a little concerned.
I read in one review that wasn't a concierge to make reservations for you. There was one in the Diamond Lounge every morning and he was also present in the evening.
The Captain wasn't highly visible like on other cruises we've been on but then we heard he had been sick throughout the trip. The cruise director was fun and professional but not highly visible to us either. Maybe there were too many events for him to attend.
Overall, it was a fun trip with good entertainment at night, if you had reservations. We met several nice people to talk too and found a place in the Champagne Bar every night where we could have a fairly quiet drink and see our friendly bartenders, Andre and Dennis.
Disembarkation was awful. We waited from about 9:00 AM until almost 2:00 to disembark. The immigration officer was very nice to us. That was the best part of the disembarkation. The ship was in a hurry to get us out of our cabins but not fast in correcting a huge mess.
I pray that next year's trip is better.
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Cabin 6322
Our cabin was comfortable and our room steward Vincent was awesome. We spent quite a bit of time in our cabin or on our balcony due to the overcrowded venues throughout the ship.
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