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We chose Oasis because we wanted to see "the really big ship." We sailed with my parents who had only ever been on Disney cruises before this one and they really enjoyed RC too. Embarkation was awful. We stood in a massive line outside for over an hour before we even got into the main building just to wait another 30 minutes or so. This is our major area of disappointment that I hope RC improves. Stagger the check-in times like DCL does to help with the long wait times. The ship itself did not disappoint. Loved the neighborhoods and flow of the ship. It didn't feel too big even though it's huge. My mom has a bad knee but she had no trouble getting around. Sometimes the wait for the elevators was too long for comfort, but with a ship this size we kind of expected that. The entertainment was fabulous. We especially loved Frozen in Time and the Oasis of Dreams aquashow. Also, the comedian, El Gaucho, was hilarious. We're still quoting his one-liners. The food was mostly great as well. We ate 6 of 7 nights in the main dining room because we loved our wait staff and because the food was so great we didn't feel the need to pay extra for the specialty restaurants. However, we did eat one night at the Solarium because it was offered as complimentary. The food there was great and I loved the appetizer and dessert buffet. Our cabin was wonderful. Cabin 8695 which was a balcony cabin on deck 8 overlooking the Boardwalk. We were the first boardwalk balcony cabin in our hallway (closest to the elevator/farthest from the Aquatheater). I was worried about being on the lowest Boardwalk deck and being so far back from the theater that we might not be able to see the ocean but we could. It was nice to be able to wake up each morning and check the weather then look out the back of the ship to see the water. Not to mention our cabin offered great people watching. A bonus is our bed was by the door so we had more room to access our closet and it made the cabin feel more spacious. The downfall was 2 of the 3 ports of call. Our stop at Labadee was canceled due to high waves. Can't control Mother Nature so I don't fault Royal Caribbean for it, but it was still disappointing considering our 7-day cruise only had 3 ports of call to begin with. Falmouth, Jamaica was awesome. We took a cab to Mystic Mountain because we've been there before and wanted to go back. Finally, in Cozumel, it started raining 30 minutes after we exited the ship and didn't really stop until the late afternoon. During our tour of the ruins we got soaked and then had to ride in a cold AC'd bus for the rest of the day with soaking wet clothes. My parents both got sick from the cold, rainy tour so that was a bummer. Even with the hiccups, sailing on the Oasis was still a great time. Friendly staff, great shows, good food, and lots to do even when you're at sea for 5 of the 7 days.

Some hiccups but still a great time

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by AuthorKareBear

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We chose Oasis because we wanted to see "the really big ship." We sailed with my parents who had only ever been on Disney cruises before this one and they really enjoyed RC too.

Embarkation was awful. We stood in a massive line outside for over an hour before we even got into the main building just to wait another 30 minutes or so. This is our major area of disappointment that I hope RC improves. Stagger the check-in times like DCL does to help with the long wait times.

The ship itself did not disappoint. Loved the neighborhoods and flow of the ship. It didn't feel too big even though it's huge. My mom has a bad knee but she had no trouble getting around. Sometimes the wait for the elevators was too long for comfort, but with a ship this size we kind of expected that.

The entertainment was fabulous. We especially loved Frozen in Time and the Oasis of Dreams aquashow. Also, the comedian, El Gaucho, was hilarious. We're still quoting his one-liners.

The food was mostly great as well. We ate 6 of 7 nights in the main dining room because we loved our wait staff and because the food was so great we didn't feel the need to pay extra for the specialty restaurants. However, we did eat one night at the Solarium because it was offered as complimentary. The food there was great and I loved the appetizer and dessert buffet.

Our cabin was wonderful. Cabin 8695 which was a balcony cabin on deck 8 overlooking the Boardwalk. We were the first boardwalk balcony cabin in our hallway (closest to the elevator/farthest from the Aquatheater). I was worried about being on the lowest Boardwalk deck and being so far back from the theater that we might not be able to see the ocean but we could. It was nice to be able to wake up each morning and check the weather then look out the back of the ship to see the water. Not to mention our cabin offered great people watching. A bonus is our bed was by the door so we had more room to access our closet and it made the cabin feel more spacious.

The downfall was 2 of the 3 ports of call.

Our stop at Labadee was canceled due to high waves. Can't control Mother Nature so I don't fault Royal Caribbean for it, but it was still disappointing considering our 7-day cruise only had 3 ports of call to begin with.

Falmouth, Jamaica was awesome. We took a cab to Mystic Mountain because we've been there before and wanted to go back.

Finally, in Cozumel, it started raining 30 minutes after we exited the ship and didn't really stop until the late afternoon. During our tour of the ruins we got soaked and then had to ride in a cold AC'd bus for the rest of the day with soaking wet clothes. My parents both got sick from the cold, rainy tour so that was a bummer.

Even with the hiccups, sailing on the Oasis was still a great time. Friendly staff, great shows, good food, and lots to do even when you're at sea for 5 of the 7 days.
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Cabin 8695
Our cabin was wonderful. Cabin 8695 which was a balcony cabin on deck 8 overlooking the Boardwalk. We were the first boardwalk balcony cabin in our hallway (closest to the elevator/farthest from the Aquatheater). I was worried about being on the lowest Boardwalk deck and being so far back from the theater that we might not be able to see the ocean but we could. It was nice to be able to wake up each morning and check the weather then look out the back of the ship to see the water. Not to mention our cabin offered great people watching. A bonus is our bed was by the door so we had more room to access our closet and it made the cabin feel more spacious.

INSIDER TIP: My parents were almost directly across the boardwalk from us in 8293, so we'd wave to each other from our balconies. Our meet up spot was in front of Dazzles. I will say, I liked their room better because it was the exact same set up (bed by the door) nice view etc, BUT their cabin entrance door was by itself in the main hallway vs side by side with another cabin like ours. Our neighbors' door would slam several times early each morning, so I could appreciate how NOT having a door 6 inches away from ours would have been much quieter.
If you're looking for a Boardwalk balcony close to the elevator and the best chance of not hearing your neighbors, go for cabin 8293 instead.
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