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This was our fourth cruise, all of which have been on RC cruise ships. All previous cruises have been wonderful. Embarkation and disembarkation were fine. Absolutely, no issues. Issues started when we got to our room. In our supposedly clean room, the refrigerator hadn't been cleaned. Leftover food and drink in the cooler left a bad odor in the room. Captain - we have been use to a captain who come on the speaker and talks about how many knots per hours we're going and the depth of the ocean and different ports and what port we will be embarking at the next day etc. The only time I recall hearing the captain on this cruise was the recording at the beginning of the cruise about emergency evacuations. We missed the extra info we usually get. Dining - we ate in windjammer for all meals and the appearance and variety of the food were just not as good as on previous cruises. Windjammer experience was pretty bad all around. Several times I had to wait on drinks to be available at the drink station, there weren't enough drink stations and tables were being cleared off way too slowly. Entertainment - We walked out on Cats during intermission. And we weren't the only ones. In fact, I didn't talk to anyone who hadn't left cats during intermission. The aqua show was either too busy or to slow to be entertaining. Either your eyes could't rest on one thing long enough to gather it in and enjoy it or at other times, like with the gymnast it was just too slow and boring. I didn't see the point in her (the gymnast) at all. The acrobatic show was, boring, also. I did enjoy the comedians and loved, loved, loved the ventriloquist. Our biggest disappointment, though, was the karaoke. Though we don't sing, one of our favorite things to do is to attend the Karaoke. The room for the karaoke was way, way too small. Between 20 to about 40 people were standing each night this was held because the room was so small and there weren't enough chairs in the room. Myself and my husband had to pull chairs from the promenade deck to be able to sit to enjoy the karaoke. We mentioned this to a bartender one night and he just shrugged his shoulders like he didn't understand what we were talking about. I mentioned it at the customer service desk one night and he called the bar that the karaoke was in and they acted just as stupid when he called them. On our previous ships, there was never this issue. Also, karaoke should be judged by judges picked from the audience, not by people clapping. The girl who took second place at the finale only did so because of her 15 loud, loud friends that were there cheering for her and who were so rude that they didn't even cheer a little for anyone else. Specifically, we were disappointed in pretty much all the staff. It was difficult if not impossible to find someone on staff who seemed genuinely friendly and/or interested in their job. It started with the people giving out towels and went up the staff to employees who were handling the music trivia (boring) and karaoke, to Margo the cruise director to the captain. We have seen Margo on previous cruises and she, really, just isn't very funny or entertaining. This down and out attitude pervaded through the rock climbing staff to the water surfing and water boarding to the zip line. Just no smiles. Every body doing a job that they didn't seem to be enjoying. Cleanliness - The public restrooms were not kept as clean as usual and several times I found my tennis shoes sticking to floors where they hadn't been mopped well, I guess. The shore excursions were fine but we missed being offered a chance to do something like bike riding at any of these locations. Also, I know it is mentioned about "saving seats" (that you shouldn't do it) at events but I really with this could be enforced better somehow. My husband and I always arrive early to events to get a good seat. So, finding seating is never really a problem for us but we never fail to see other people who have arrived early saving up to as man as five or six seats This just isn't right. And can't you think of some different things to offer beside Disco Night and Sexiest Man Competition. It's a good thing, this wasn't our first cruise because we would probably never go again if it had been.

Disappointing

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by ccrds

Trip Details
This was our fourth cruise, all of which have been on RC cruise ships. All previous cruises have been wonderful. Embarkation and disembarkation were fine. Absolutely, no issues.

Issues started when we got to our room. In our supposedly clean room, the refrigerator hadn't been cleaned. Leftover food and drink in the cooler left a bad odor in the room.

Captain - we have been use to a captain who come on the speaker and talks about how many knots per hours we're going and the depth of the ocean and different ports and what port we will be embarking at the next day etc. The only time I recall hearing the captain on this cruise was the recording at the beginning of the cruise about emergency evacuations. We missed the extra info we usually get.

Dining - we ate in windjammer for all meals and the appearance and variety of the food were just not as good as on previous cruises. Windjammer experience was pretty bad all around. Several times I had to wait on drinks to be available at the drink station, there weren't enough drink stations and tables were being cleared off way too slowly.

Entertainment - We walked out on Cats during intermission. And we weren't the only ones. In fact, I didn't talk to anyone who hadn't left cats during intermission. The aqua show was either too busy or to slow to be entertaining. Either your eyes could't rest on one thing long enough to gather it in and enjoy it or at other times, like with the gymnast it was just too slow and boring. I didn't see the point in her (the gymnast) at all. The acrobatic show was, boring, also. I did enjoy the comedians and loved, loved, loved the ventriloquist.

Our biggest disappointment, though, was the karaoke. Though we don't sing, one of our favorite things to do is to attend the Karaoke. The room for the karaoke was way, way too small. Between 20 to about 40 people were standing each night this was held because the room was so small and there weren't enough chairs in the room. Myself and my husband had to pull chairs from the promenade deck to be able to sit to enjoy the karaoke. We mentioned this to a bartender one night and he just shrugged his shoulders like he didn't understand what we were talking about. I mentioned it at the customer service desk one night and he called the bar that the karaoke was in and they acted just as stupid when he called them. On our previous ships, there was never this issue. Also, karaoke should be judged by judges picked from the audience, not by people clapping. The girl who took second place at the finale only did so because of her 15 loud, loud friends that were there cheering for her and who were so rude that they didn't even cheer a little for anyone else.

Specifically, we were disappointed in pretty much all the staff. It was difficult if not impossible to find someone on staff who seemed genuinely friendly and/or interested in their job. It started with the people giving out towels and went up the staff to employees who were handling the music trivia (boring) and karaoke, to Margo the cruise director to the captain. We have seen Margo on previous cruises and she, really, just isn't very funny or entertaining. This down and out attitude pervaded through the rock climbing staff to the water surfing and water boarding to the zip line. Just no smiles. Every body doing a job that they didn't seem to be enjoying.

Cleanliness - The public restrooms were not kept as clean as usual and several times I found my tennis shoes sticking to floors where they hadn't been mopped well, I guess.

The shore excursions were fine but we missed being offered a chance to do something like bike riding at any of these locations.

Also, I know it is mentioned about "saving seats" (that you shouldn't do it) at events but I really with this could be enforced better somehow. My husband and I always arrive early to events to get a good seat. So, finding seating is never really a problem for us but we never fail to see other people who have arrived early saving up to as man as five or six seats This just isn't right.

And can't you think of some different things to offer beside Disco Night and Sexiest Man Competition.

It's a good thing, this wasn't our first cruise because we would probably never go again if it had been.
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