Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by apartment910
- Sail Date: December 2018
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Boardwalk View Interior
The ship was spacious, well maintained, and with a lot of amenities. Plenty of activities to choose from. Quality entertainment. Decent dinning options. Our stateroom was in great shape. The ship crew was exceptional.
On the negative end, dinning arrangements did not always function properly. WindJammer Marketplace, being the main dinning option on the ship, was designed inadequately, often crowded and introducing long waiting times.
On multiple occasions waiting staff hijacked our attention while we were eating to advertise premium dinning choices. This practice was completely unacceptable since we felt cornered and were left without options, except to either be rude toward them, or put up with their efforts to upsell. In general, the campaign geared toward advertising and squeezing every dollar possible out of passengers' pockets, as orchestrated by RC, was a bit cheap and tasteless. Paid arrangements must be commercial free.
Finally, the alcohol policy. We all know why most companies do not allow it onboard, and while there is a strong argument, both pro- and against bringing alcohol on the ship, there is absolutely no legitimate reason for RC to confiscate it from passengers (as they actually do). Prohibiting the consumption of bring-your-own alcohol in staterooms is quite outrageous.
Apart from these few 'ethical' nuances, the journey was a pleasure. The professional crew, the variety of ship amenities, and the availability of entertainment options will satisfy most tastes. A 'hidden gem', the Delight Duo, performs classical pieces almost daily in Central Park on deck #8. Highly recommended to all who enjoy listening this music genre!
- Read more Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas Reviews
- Read Cruise Critic's Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas Review
250,000+ people have entered their email