2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
This was my second time aboard Oasis. I am Diamond and a single traveler. Embarkation at Port Canaveral is pretty seamless albeit crowded. This cruise was taken during spring break and there were many family, young children and teens ... Read More
This was my second time aboard Oasis. I am Diamond and a single traveler. Embarkation at Port Canaveral is pretty seamless albeit crowded. This cruise was taken during spring break and there were many family, young children and teens aboard. Overall this was not a concern. Because of the size of Oasis, privacy is sometimes are to find. The Solarium is the best place for adults to sit and relax since it restricted to 18+. You can get breakfast and lunch there as well. First stop was Nassau..did not bother to get off the ship. Not a fan of the port Charlotte Amalie..excursion to ST John’s. Nice boat ride to the island and very informative. The bus tour was aboard a crowded open air vehicle. Made several scenic stops. If you had never been to St John’s this might be for you. St Martin: a tour not to miss!! Royal Fun Family Food Tour!! This was a small (16 people) group We made three food stops: Cheese House where we made and tasted four kinds of Gouda cheese made into Mac and cheese and plentiful champagne; stop two was an eclectic restaurant on the French side called GutSide Restaurant where wwe were treated to a delicious spiced pumpkin soup and a portion of jerk chicken that was outstanding prepared for us by the owner - this place has to be seen; the final stop was at the Carousel Ice cream store where we made Gelato hosted by the owners (Diego and Stella) and were treated to a ride on their full sized carousel. Not to be missed. Oasis also has more than one location for Diamond and above...one on deck 11 and another in Blaze (very quiet and not crowded at all). This makes it very easy to meet and chat. Overall: because Oasis is so huge, you will likely find the main promenade busy most of the time. Shops open only during at sea of course but most bars are open after 9 or 10. The pool areas are as expected crowded and noisy especially around the kids pool. Chair “saving” is actually watched and enforced for a change. I did not use the Windjammer buffet except for breakfast the last day. It was crowded but no lines. A couple of hints: embarkation day - go to Central Park to grab a quick bite.not a hectic as Windjammer. Try the Wipe Out Cafe for breakfast - made to order omelets and eggs plus a soft ice cream machine. The Oasis is as much an experience as it is a cruise. Once may be enuf for most folks but if you want to try it, you should. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
Chose this cruise to experience the Oasis class ship. We have tried the Voyager class before and wanted to see what the differences were. The cruise it self was fantastic. We did have some issues with weather, but that is expected in ... Read More
Chose this cruise to experience the Oasis class ship. We have tried the Voyager class before and wanted to see what the differences were. The cruise it self was fantastic. We did have some issues with weather, but that is expected in September in the Caribbean. This did impact a couple of the shows (Cats and the Aqua-theatre Comedy show). The only thing we would say is the ship itself was a bit too large for us. It took a while to get anywhere due to the size. That said, the dining was fantastic. Particularly Central Park 150. This was perfect for us, high end, great service and attentive waiters. Our room steward was great and kept our place clean and tidy. The entertainment options were great. Cats and the Aqua-Theatre are the standouts. However, we also had a great time a the comedy club and at the Jazz bar. The Jazz trio were particularly good. We would most likely go again with RCCL. However, maybe a smaller ship next time. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
I would highly recommend the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Sea to anyone for any sort of vacation or occasion. Our family booked a row of 5 balcony rooms on Deck 8 plus one more a few doors down for our family vacation. This trip was a ... Read More
I would highly recommend the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Sea to anyone for any sort of vacation or occasion. Our family booked a row of 5 balcony rooms on Deck 8 plus one more a few doors down for our family vacation. This trip was a first time cruise for about 6 of us. We enjoyed being able to sit out on the balcony in the morning/evening or when we were coming into port. Our stateroom attendant, (I’m sorry, I forgot his name, but my room was 8136) consistently went above and beyond to make us feel at home, highly personable, went of his way to ensure everything in our room was to our satisfaction and along with the other housekeeping staff. This team did what they could to make us welcomed aboard. The food and service in the American Icon dining room were top notch. We were so impressed by our servers, Nelson and Amoor (I think that’s how you spell is name), we actually reserved our table in their section every night. We were highly pleased with it with all available selections. Honestly, we didn’t bother spending the money on the specialty restaurants. And I MUST mention the AMAZING bartenders at the Trellis Bar in the Central Park Deck 8 area of the ship. Virgillo, Archie and Shawna were nothing less than the BEST OF THE BEST bartenders. They always treated us with top notch service. My name is L'Oreal and the simple fact that EVERYTIME I would pass, they would speak and actually remember my name speaks VOLUMES for this crew. This team truly rocks! (I must also shout out to William. He opened the Trellis one afternoon and remembered me that same evening in the American Icon bar!) The activities on the ship were a lot of fun too. You could make the trip as relaxed or as busy as you wanted. We loved the fact that there was SO much to do we could not fit it all into our schedules. Even though we missed our shows due to our family dinners, I heard they were awesome. The FlowRider competition was pretty cool to watch. We also watched the World’s Sexiest Man contest which was HILARIOUS and fun! I must also make mention of the DreamWorks Parade! This was TRULY one of my favorite experiences aboard! I felt like a kid again and danced around with my little cousin who was just as mesmerized as I was. Our ports were Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica and Cozumel, Mexico. The beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean will always be etched in my memory. I’m sure none of my family will ever forget this family vacation. We enjoyed the RCC event held in Labadee and the shopping. In Falmouth, we did the Fun in the Sun excursion to Doctor Cave’s Beach Club. We did enjoy seeing the school and field where Usain Bolt learned and trained. The beach was beautiful. We also had to joy of watching planes landing at the airport just north of us. Finally in Cozumel, we took a taxi downtown to do some shopping. We then took another taxi to Paradise Beach. This place is just beautiful and full of a broad range of activities. The culture here in Mexico is rich and I sincerely wanted more time there. All in all, it was the most amazing family vaction we could ask for. Thank you Royal Caribbean and Oasis of the Seas! We will definitely be back! (However, disembarked Aug. 5th 2018. As of Aug. 8th, we have booked Family Vacation 2019 on Allure of the Seas. No worries, Oasis, we’ll be back!) Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
We picked this ship because it is really large. With our Star Class, getting on and off the boat was always easy. Our Genie took care of us so we waited very little. The ship has lots to do, is clean and absolutely beautiful. Our cabin ... Read More
We picked this ship because it is really large. With our Star Class, getting on and off the boat was always easy. Our Genie took care of us so we waited very little. The ship has lots to do, is clean and absolutely beautiful. Our cabin was a suite. There are 2 suites bigger than ours but they don't sleep but 4 or 6. Ours sleeps 8 and was spacious. The views were great, the balcony was amazing and the service was above and beyond my expectations. Being Star Class definitely made us feel like Royalty! Your personal Genie caters to your every need. I had 4 fourteen year old boys and they had a blast. Plenty for them to do socially and they love sports. They were occupied at all times and I always felt they were safe and supervised. They loved the 24 hour room service! The entertainment was awesome. We saw Cats, the Aqua theater water show, the ice skating show, the comedy show and all of the bands and singers. We missed some shows, just ran out of time. All of the shows and bands were great! Some of our group did other events and loved them all. My husband played poker and gave it a big thumbs up. The staff at all levels are very accommodating and kind. They work hard and seem to be happy to serve. The food was delicious and we ate way too much! The shore excursions were typical. Ours was not described accurately for St. Thomas (said 2 beaches but was only 1 and rushed). It was snorkeling too and not many fish. Nassau at Atlantis is crowded and the rain closed it for a bit. But there is a beach and it has jet skis for rent and other water activities. St. Maarten was our best! Sea Trek and they threw in some snorkeling. We saw lots of fish there. Then we found a Zip line on our own afterwards that Royal Caribbean does not sell and it was the best of all. It was a zip line plus you could ride an inner tube down the mountain. Just need more time at all the stops. Typical for a cruise but there is always a rush and of course, lots of people. But everyone was friendly and we always felt safe. Bring cash off ship for extras! Jet skis Etc want cash. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
Service in dining rooms and stateroom attendant was great. - Central Park is beautiful - Water show was fantastic - cruise was an amazing experience. Haiti was great! It was accessible! Lots of places to shop and a buffet for lunch was ... Read More
Service in dining rooms and stateroom attendant was great. - Central Park is beautiful - Water show was fantastic - cruise was an amazing experience. Haiti was great! It was accessible! Lots of places to shop and a buffet for lunch was delicious.My cabin was completely accessible and I made full use of our private balcony. Dinner was scrumptious! French Onion Soup, steak and the best dark chocolate cake I ever tasted. The staff sang Happy Birthday. Our waiter Norrys was great! He was very attentive and so was Joel the drink server! On our last nightJoel performed magic tricks with napkins and Norrys played the guitar! - 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. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Oasis of the Seas has a great crew. the ship needs refurbishing its 9 years old. saying that I still had a great time. My only beef is that when I travel alone they set me at a table for two and I end up eating alone. this has ... Read More
Oasis of the Seas has a great crew. the ship needs refurbishing its 9 years old. saying that I still had a great time. My only beef is that when I travel alone they set me at a table for two and I end up eating alone. this has happened over and over again. if i want to eat alone i would stay home. when I book my cruise I ask for early dining and a large table. I did not like the show CATS and walked out after 30 minutes. a half hour later i saw a line 9 persons wide walking out. The comedy show was very good along with the water show, ice show come fly with me. Come fly with me had props that i have never seen in a broadway type show. it was great. I have a suggestion for RCL open up my time dining and start a large table for those of us that are single. PS being diamond plus made boarding easy with a small line. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2018
Booked this cruise to hang out with people I met on a prior cruise. I had been on this ship before, and it was okay. I was telling the other people about shows, restaurants, etc on the ship, which they were anxious to experience. $53.00 ... Read More
Booked this cruise to hang out with people I met on a prior cruise. I had been on this ship before, and it was okay. I was telling the other people about shows, restaurants, etc on the ship, which they were anxious to experience. $53.00 per person for Chops Grill, $9.95 + 18% gratuity at Johnny Rockets? I can get a better steak dinner on land for equal or less, and can certainly go to a good burger joint for less than the cost. Crew seemed inattentive to guests needs after day two, which I figured out the reason at the end of the cruise when I saw hundreds of crew members waiting to board the ship, as I was getting off as early and fast as I could. Preference is definitely the Voyager and Freedom calls ships, where service seems to be much better, without all the price gauging. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2017
I felt like I was at the county fair for a week straight. Masses and masses of people everywhere. But on the other hand........ The shows were really good, and worth attending, although you have to make reservations to attend a show. ... Read More
I felt like I was at the county fair for a week straight. Masses and masses of people everywhere. But on the other hand........ The shows were really good, and worth attending, although you have to make reservations to attend a show. Every show was packed without any empty seats, so don't expect to come late, and get a seat. I really enjoyed the diving show,. These divers are all national or Olympic Team divers, and the show was excellent, and not to be missed. If you have kids, this is the perfect cruise for them. Johnny Rockets, pizza, ice cream, characters in costume, Santa came, the Captain was funny and nice, the officers sang Christmas Carols, Main dining room food was not great, although the specialty restaurants were all delicious. We ate at the chef's Table one night, that was good. All in all if you have a family with kids, it's a good cruise. If you are an older single adult, I'd recommend a different line,especially if you are trying to relax and have quiet and luxury at the same time.- Celebrity Cruises would be my choice, but at least I tried the larger ship. Cabins were smaller than Celebrity Concierge, no overhead bin storage, and the TV had limited channels. Crown and Anchor club has a nice happy hour, but there were so many people in the Diamond lounge. We still all had a great time, the staff there was personable, polite, and very helpful with everything we could have asked for. Best to go at 4-4:30 if you want a seat. An appetizers every night. Now I can say, been there, done that! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2017
As a young single senior, I sailed by myself. Overall, it was a nice cruise with the following exceptions: I found most of the bar and general staff not to be very friendly or social. Also, while the Grande Restaurant was nice, the ... Read More
As a young single senior, I sailed by myself. Overall, it was a nice cruise with the following exceptions: I found most of the bar and general staff not to be very friendly or social. Also, while the Grande Restaurant was nice, the service was marginal and the food was not quite up to par as on my previous Royal cruises. The Windjammer was lacking in variety of food and most of the hot food was cold. It was difficult at times to find a table as they were not cleared off from the previous people. I did not attend any of the shows as I have seen them on previous cruises. If history repeats itself, they are usually outstanding and should not be missed. If you want a little more peace and quiet, visit the Solarium for sunbathing and relaxing. It is for adults and provides lots of lounge chairs, a very small dipping pool and hot tub. Unfortunately, the pool was drained for repairs several days before the end of the cruise. As far as ports go, I love spending the day at Labadee. It includes a modest BBQ, water activities and zip line. I rented a small cabana with two lounge chairs for the day. I believe the price was in the mid $40 range for two and well worth it as the sun is intense. While the ship is huge, I found it manageable to maneuver. I like the late dining, however, it makes it difficult to plan your shows. Also, since dining is over so late, it made it difficult to find a seat in the more popular bars at times. Overall, I think it is a great ship for families and couples. There are tons of activities for the kids and teens. As a single female in my 60’s and traveling by myself, there really weren’t any specific activities geared towards me. However, I knew that would be the case, so I just wanted a week of relaxing and doing what I wanted to do and when I wanted to do it. I did have the opportunity to talk to many people and was seated at dinner with four other single ladies in the same age group. A cruise, or any type of travel for that matter, is what you make of it. Don’t stress over the small things and just enjoy yourself! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2017
We booked this cruise for my Birthday and I was a little apprehensive, I didn't want to be the youngest there, I wasn't sure how I would feel being stuck on a ship for a week at a time and so on. All I can say is, when we got to ... Read More
We booked this cruise for my Birthday and I was a little apprehensive, I didn't want to be the youngest there, I wasn't sure how I would feel being stuck on a ship for a week at a time and so on. All I can say is, when we got to the Port and I seen how HUGE the ship was I was in total shock, I just never ever thought the ship would be that big. Once we stepped on to the ship I was in total awe and admiration over it. The reception/lobby area is absolutely gorgeous! The sparkling staircases and all the buzz of everyone finally in holiday mode! I was made up. We purchased a drinks package and it was well worth the money, all the cocktails you wanted you could have! Amazing. I actually felt like I was on a really luxury holiday and I couldn't believe it! Staff - polite and professional. I was really sick with sea sickness the first two days, no fault of the ship at all but the sea was quite choppy then. The staff were so helpful letting me know whats best to eat, drink, take to help the sea sickness calm down. Our room attendant was called Ethan I think, we were Deck 14. He was so sweet and never passed us without asking how I was feeling and how the holiday was going! Amazing service. Even the staff in the bars were fantastic always keeping your drink topped up and even doing tricks! There was a guy in the bar in central park and he had us cracked up for hours each and every day!! Best bunch of people work on this ship!! Cabin - Spotlessly clean and spacious. The only thing I didn't really like was there was no iron in the room and if you needed to iron clothes, it was at a cost. Entertainment & Activities - Fantastic entertainment was on board. We didn't get a chance to go and see/do everything even though we were there for a week. Ice-skating, water shows, ice shows, golf, games room, flow rider, zipline I mean come on !! this ship had something for everybody. Dining - Food was spectacular!! Absolutely amazing, I would recommend going to the restaurant for breakfast for a fancy eggs Florentine. Amazing. The formal night was like steak and lobster - the food is seriously amazing! even grabbing a slice of pizza on your way to bed was something I looked forward to, thanks for the 10 lb extra though Oasis haha! Ports - please people if you are going to Jamaica and want to chill on a beach go to margaritaville!! it is amazing, the staff are such good fun and they help you have the best time everrrr!! I cant wait to go back already! If you contemplating this ship just go and book it! It is a fab ship with lots to do! You will never ever get bored. If you don't book this ship, you will regret it! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
Stayed at a nearby hotel the day before the cruise that was 3 minutes away to be sure I didn't miss checking in one time. The embarkation and disembarkation well organized and smooth. The curtsey wheel chair was great if you where ... Read More
Stayed at a nearby hotel the day before the cruise that was 3 minutes away to be sure I didn't miss checking in one time. The embarkation and disembarkation well organized and smooth. The curtsey wheel chair was great if you where having problems with embarkation and staff very good with people with disabilities I almost forgot I was on a shep. The sail felt like I was on land. Ship is huge, beautiful and safe. Cabin very clean and well kept. The attendants were prompt with any service I needed. An elegant 5 star dinning experience in the main dinning room and very accommodating. Wonderful variety of entertainment and activities. The service was prompt and friendly as a whole. Shore excursions were exciting but need to emphasize more on disability access. Even though I didn't travel with children I saw many families and children thoroughly enjoying the activities. My favorites were the shows, clubs, dancing and music. I am looking forward to my next cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2017
Food was great, especially on "vintages". Lots of beautiful shows and parades. Its a huge ship, so you might get lost once or twice, but you get used to it. Boardwalk, Central Park, and Royal Promenade are magical. Everyone ... Read More
Food was great, especially on "vintages". Lots of beautiful shows and parades. Its a huge ship, so you might get lost once or twice, but you get used to it. Boardwalk, Central Park, and Royal Promenade are magical. Everyone treats you like if you were some kind of king. The cabins are very comfortable and they give you much privacy. When we were onboard, we saw the Total Eclipse. It was amazing. Besides, Royal Caribbean gave us special dishes and trivias for the eclipse. The sports and pool deck are one of the ships best neighborhoods. You can enjoy restaurants, mini-golf, 10 hot tubs, around 5 pools, the Only Adult Solarium, the flow rider, and the one and only Zip line. And on Deck 14, the Adventure Ocean, where your kids can have fun and play with other children. Everything is fun and full of adventure, but if you want to relax, the Vitality and Fitness Center is just what you're looking for, or maybe you could just watch the ship leaving the port or how the sun sets at the hidden "Sun Deck". Everything is amazing, For both, adults and kids, so if you're looking for a family vacation, with lots of fun and adventure,travel with the Oasis of the Seas. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
Family members chose the cruise. Disappointed in Jamacia. Thought the beach would be close by like at Hatti. I enjoyed that beach. Couzmel beach was little disappointing but fun. I did not do any excursions felt a little pricy. Since I am ... Read More
Family members chose the cruise. Disappointed in Jamacia. Thought the beach would be close by like at Hatti. I enjoyed that beach. Couzmel beach was little disappointing but fun. I did not do any excursions felt a little pricy. Since I am a bowler, it would have nice to see a Bowling lane. The staff was great and funny to be around. They were very helpful if you got lost. The shows were good. Was glad to see adult versions and family versions of the commedians. Lots of family oriented activities. When I go on my next cruise, which I definitely will do, I will make sure both grandkids are over 21 to enjoy all the drinking they want and not to have to worry about driving anywhere. Will try some excursions at that time. I enjoyed the hot tubs especially in the evening. Went swimming later in the evening. I enjoyed all the shows. Such talented people! The food was fresh and tasty. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2017
Heard so much about this ship and wanted to experience it... Great ship. But going thru custom In Jamaica was horrible. The custom guards just tear, rip up our bags when we came thru custom. They search thru out stuff with not respect to ... Read More
Heard so much about this ship and wanted to experience it... Great ship. But going thru custom In Jamaica was horrible. The custom guards just tear, rip up our bags when we came thru custom. They search thru out stuff with not respect to our personal items and no dignity. Coming thru custom to return on the boat was very bad. Those custom guards need a lot more training. The whole experience was horrible. Overall the cruise was great all my family and friends had a great time. The service on the ship was also great, the entertainment was good, house keeping was excellent, not to mention the dinning experience. the food at all the dinning facilities was very good. Some of the activities that we wanted to do, the time over lap other activity time, which make it difficult to take part in some of the activities. Overall itwas a great experience. Will do this again. PLEASE CORRECT THE CUSTOM GUARDS SERVICE AND THE MANNER IN WHICH THEY SEARCH PEOPLE PERSONAL BAGS. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Loved central park and the café as well as the Dominican Latin band. The staff was very pleasant.Our cabin attendant very diligent.We do prefer the entertainment on the Freedom class.We always enjoy the Diamond club and the staff.Some ... Read More
Loved central park and the café as well as the Dominican Latin band. The staff was very pleasant.Our cabin attendant very diligent.We do prefer the entertainment on the Freedom class.We always enjoy the Diamond club and the staff.Some dinner main courses and deserts could stand some improvement.Our first time on the Oasis and liked so much we plan to go again (God willing). However, we would love to spend more time in Puerto Rico.This was the fastest we have ever gotten off the ship.Good job.We are really looking forward to our next cruise and would like a balcony,if the price is right,next time, soon. We found the cabin comfortable and loved it close to central park, my favorite.The diamond club is very comfortable and spacious.The entertainment and activities for children we, found them wonderful and we would like to bring our little ones in our family with us in the very near future. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2017
We loved our cruise on the Oasis of the Seas. Central Park makes you feel like you are not even on a ship. The activities keep you busy for the entire week. The staff is the best!! If looking for a great ship, pick Oasis of the ... Read More
We loved our cruise on the Oasis of the Seas. Central Park makes you feel like you are not even on a ship. The activities keep you busy for the entire week. The staff is the best!! If looking for a great ship, pick Oasis of the Seas...if looking for a great cruise line, pick Royal Caribbean!!! For a large ship, embarkation and disembarkation went very smooth. The crew and staff at Port Canaveral are very knowledgeable and make the entire process easy. Be sure to sign up to see all the shows, we saw all of them and were not disappointed. If you want the "full aqua experience" at the aqua shows, sit down low in the aqua theater, you will feel like you are right there in the water with them. HA HA We already have our next cruise scheduled for Oasis of the Seas. Book it today..you won't be disappointed!!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2017
Every one was great. Very attentive and helpful. Some of them my time servers were terrible but Yatin was the best. Also , Rohan a bartender was very Good we always looked fro him. The service was wonderful. We had a great time. The ... Read More
Every one was great. Very attentive and helpful. Some of them my time servers were terrible but Yatin was the best. Also , Rohan a bartender was very Good we always looked fro him. The service was wonderful. We had a great time. The shows were great the adult programming was wonderful the adult solarium was a great place to relax we love the schooner bar and also we love the rising tide bar. I've been on several world Caribbean cruises and I love the oasis class it has everything you want and more to do. Plus there are so many places to eat on the ship so you don't have to only eat in the Windjammer you can eat all over the ship we hardly ever ate in the Windjammer and ate all of the ship and had great food. There are so many choices for breakfast and lunch so you don't have to only go to one place if you're looking for a lot of fun we are looking for a place with a lot of choices the oasis class is the best for you Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
I was very disappointed in the food. The taste and quality was below average in my opinion. I never used a salt shaker more than I did on this trip. The beef was tough, the lamb was overdone and fatty, the salads were totally water ... Read More
I was very disappointed in the food. The taste and quality was below average in my opinion. I never used a salt shaker more than I did on this trip. The beef was tough, the lamb was overdone and fatty, the salads were totally water logged, the dressings were tasteless and watered down, the lobster was dry and tough, the vegetables were boring, tasteless and repetitive and the escargots were made with fake butter, as were the cake and cupcake frostings, which were not made with real butter either. The first night we ordered filet mignon in the dining room for an extra $20, and it had to be sent back 3 times. We ordered medium rare, and we got it raw once and rare on the second attempt, and then the third time, they said they would have to split it open and grill it on the inside. Well this isn't really filet mignon, if you are going to butterfly it and put it on the grill. How can they not get the right temperature on a medium rare filet mignon? 3 times and still no luck. This was the reason I decided not to try any of the specialty restaurants. I certainly didn't want to pay top dollar for this kind of food. The cabin is dated and could use an update. The pillows offered are thin and hard, but thank goodness, I could get feather pillows. The cabin and bathroom are very small, compared to other comparable ships. You can't even bend down in the shower and I'm only 5'5". There is no paper or pen in the cabin, which I found very odd and it was a big deal to get some. The room however, is quite efficient and has ample storage space. It would be nice if there were bathrobes in the room. The room is very noisy in the boardwalk balconies, but this is what I expected. It didn’t bother us, but I am sure it would bother some, particularly those that go to sleep early. Internet was excellent. Well priced, reliable and fast. The shows were good, with the ice show being our favorite. Very professional with exquisite costumes. The shops are very typical with the same overpriced items on sale for 50% and 75% off. The items are not even worth 75% off in the first place. Who do they think they are fooling? The Labadee port is nothing but commercialism. The local salespeople in the flea market are extremely pushy. They also start with prices way out of whack, and then come down to ridiculous mark downs. I wanted one item which started at $40, and I got it for $10. Probably could have gotten it for less, but wanted the guy to make a living. But why start at $40? Same concept as the ship's stores I suppose. The barbecue on the island was pathetic. I took one bite out of the hamburger and spit it out. The texture was total mush. It was very weird, over processed meat. The mac and cheese, same thing. Took one bite and spit it out. No cheese. No flavor. No salt. Just one soggy, wet, mushy, overcooked, tasteless bite of macaroni, and it hit the garbage quickly. Totally inedible food. I didn’t think it could get worse than on the ship, but it did on the island barbecue. The food in the Park Cake was also terrible. They have the same hot sandwich every day with some tough cut of beef. You get one slice on a hard roll, with a spoonful of gravy soaked into the bread. The ready-made sandwiches of tuna, egg salad, etc., are all tasteless, very tasteless, and they are sitting on bread that has soaked up all the water from the lettuce and filling, and it's totally water logged. Again, one bite, and into the garbage it went. The pre-purchased coke package is a good deal, but there are very few coke machines on board and they are not that easy to find. Johnny Rockets is the same pretty well, as any other Johnny Rockets. The service was very good. The candy store is very good with very fresh candy. The cruise Director Patricio is excellent. A real professional with a great sense of humor, lots of knowledge, experience and very efficient and personable. Everything ran like clockwork when it came to timetables, shows, games, activities, etc. Karaoke was fun in the On Air lounge. The Luggage Valet system is excellent, except the boarding passes they print are not accepted at the airport. Security turned me away as they don't scan on their system, and sent me back to a kiosk to print new boarding passes. While this was a huge waste of time, it was still excellent that I didn’t have to handle my luggage myself at all. Overall, we liked the ship and the service. The food was bad. The entertainment was good. The cabin was sufficient. The crew was great. We will not be back however, as food is very important to us when traveling, particularly on a cruise. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
Chose this cruise since my cabin mate signed on to cruise with the MS Cruisers! 3rd cruise overall, but first RCCL cruise and I wasn't disappointed! the ONLY downside to this entire adventure was the high wind we experienced on ... Read More
Chose this cruise since my cabin mate signed on to cruise with the MS Cruisers! 3rd cruise overall, but first RCCL cruise and I wasn't disappointed! the ONLY downside to this entire adventure was the high wind we experienced on board most days and in ports! According to multiple cruisers and staff on board it was highly unusual....and we had quick rain showers in each port, alas you can't control mother nature.....but the service, activities, shopping, food, staff were simply amazing!!! Loved the port maps provided for shopping in each Cruise Compass, be careful not to overbook yourself! so much to do but easy to overlap if you're not careful! Our cabin steward was AMAZING! and the on board shopping specials were fantastic! VERY happy with the drink package! was stress-FREE to enjoy the cruise without having to worry about the tab at the end of the cruise! and if you like PICTURES, be SURE to prepurchase a picture package, makes it easy at the end! Already looking to book again! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
Chose the Oasis because of all the choices the ship offers. Two of my favorite places on the ship were Central Park and the Aquatic Theater. The shows were awesome and I liked the fact you could choose which shows and what time you wanted ... Read More
Chose the Oasis because of all the choices the ship offers. Two of my favorite places on the ship were Central Park and the Aquatic Theater. The shows were awesome and I liked the fact you could choose which shows and what time you wanted to see them. The ship had many places to enjoy lounging around the pool and you never felt crowded. Embarkation and disembarkation was very easy with very little wait times. Porters were available so it was not difficult dealing with luggage. Enjoyed the balcony over the Boardwalk but next time would get a Central Park View room since it has a sitting nook in the room and it gives a little extra room for sitting. We did the Blackbeard Castle excursion and would like to let anyone know if they are interested in this one you WILL have to walk back to the ship. Definitely read the small print on this excursion. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean. We loved our first cruise (Western Caribbean) and wanted to try some different ports and a bigger ship (we were on the Freedom class on our first one). We weren't too impressed with ... Read More
This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean. We loved our first cruise (Western Caribbean) and wanted to try some different ports and a bigger ship (we were on the Freedom class on our first one). We weren't too impressed with St. Maarten (really disappointed with this port) or Oasis of the Seas. First off, the Oasis ship was big -- too big. It had plenty of activities but there were way too many people crammed on the ship. On our first cruise, we never felt like things were too crowded, but we did on ship and this one was bigger! We really didn't like the solarium. The ceiling was glass and there was hardly any shade so you were roasting in almost any seat you chose. On top of that, the pool was way too small so it was always crowded. My husband and I ended up spending the majority of our pool time in the main pool area since we were able to find some decent shade over there, but it still just felt crowded 24/7. We were pretty disappointed with the pool situation. I felt like for the amount of people on the ship, there should have been either more pools, or bigger pools to accommodate more people (especially on the days where you're just sailing and everyone crowds at the pool). For St. Maarten, it was a very lackluster port. There was a little shopping center but it seemed like every 2 or 3 shops were the same thing as the previous one (lots of liquor stores and jewelry stores). There were lots of salesmen as soon as you get off the ferry - trying to sell you a spot on the beach and wifi for $20. Not a bad deal but we didn't like feeling bombarded by every other person we walked past. I think we passed by 6 or 7 different sales guys, all trying to sell us the same thing. I know that's how they make their living, but it left a sour taste in my mouth (I'm just not a fan of pushy salespeople, never have been). On a positive note, we really enjoyed the service on the ship. Just like our first cruise, all the ship employees were super friendly. We loved our balcony cabin and the food, as always, was amazing. The shows were great (we didn't like that we had to reserve tickets ahead of time - we didn't have to do that on our previous cruise but that's because there were just so many more people on the Oasis), and we really enjoyed the adult comedy show. The bars are always a fun place to spend a late evening - our favorite was the pub. We had a great snorkeling excursion at St. Thomas; it was well worth every penny. All in all, it was a good cruise but we will be sticking with the Freedom class from now on. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2015
This ship was absolutely amazing! There was SO much to do & we were always on the move. The employees on this ship are PHENOMENAL. They provide amazing service (as all Royal Caribbean ships do). Best service I have had yet has been on ... Read More
This ship was absolutely amazing! There was SO much to do & we were always on the move. The employees on this ship are PHENOMENAL. They provide amazing service (as all Royal Caribbean ships do). Best service I have had yet has been on all Royal Caribbean lines! The entertainment was amazing! I highly recommend booking all shows before the cruise as they are extremely popular. Comedy show & come fly with me were two of my favorites. The cruise director Ricky was AWESOME and made this cruise so much fun. Definitely go see "The Quest" & "Love and Marriage".....awesome!! Specialty dining was nothing special and have to say I was quite disappointed by it. I thought the free dining rooms had much better food. I wouldn't bother paying the extra money for the specialty dining. If I were to recommend one of the dining options I would say Giovanni's just to switch it up, but there are plenty of free options. Also, soda packages seemed to be a waste as all the dining rooms had non-alcoholic drinks available for free (windjammer/any buffet). If you are going to be drinking alcohol I would get the drink package as it truly is worth it. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2015
What a ship! What an experience! What a vacation. I wanted to start with the negative because it will be short and concise. Simply put... There really isn't one. I guess you could say, I wish I didn't have to sign up for ... Read More
What a ship! What an experience! What a vacation. I wanted to start with the negative because it will be short and concise. Simply put... There really isn't one. I guess you could say, I wish I didn't have to sign up for entertainment early. Or maybe I could say the specialty restaurants far outshine the main dining. Well duh... Or what about, it's too big? meh! That didn't bother me either. I loved this ship. I just wish they had more going on at the Boardwalk at night. Lovely area that was pretty much dead after 8:30/9pm. We stayed in room 12325, a boardwalk balcony room. It sufficed for 2 ppl. Loved the enclosed showers. Those curtains on a lot of other ships only ensure your floor will get wet. I think I did just about everything on this cruise... Every show, spa, gym, games, golf, zip line, rock climbing, bball, etc. Only missed volleyball. Oh there is 1 negative... The show CATS need to be replaced. We hung in there but by the end felt de-energized. Entertainment should uplift. Other than that, Oasis has wet my appetite for its sister ships and all the new ones to come. What a great 7 days! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2015
In short: I absolutely loved the ship. The lines at Windjammer were not as terrible as I expected, nor were the elevators. The ice show is magnificent. The teen program is flawless in entertaining us rowdy adolescents while not being too ... Read More
In short: I absolutely loved the ship. The lines at Windjammer were not as terrible as I expected, nor were the elevators. The ice show is magnificent. The teen program is flawless in entertaining us rowdy adolescents while not being too confining or "uncool". My only complaints: The "Oasis of Dreams" water show was not as good as Oceanaria was, honestly I was bored. Also, the food is not the best. While the windjammer holds some gems of taste, for the most part the food is mediocre. My suggestion: Pasta, miniature croissants, french fries, and soft serve yogurt. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2015
I recently sailed on the Oasis of the Seas for the first time. I've been sailing with Carnival for the past ten years because of the price point. However, since Carnival made wholesale changes (Cruise 2.0), I wasn't very happy ... Read More
I recently sailed on the Oasis of the Seas for the first time. I've been sailing with Carnival for the past ten years because of the price point. However, since Carnival made wholesale changes (Cruise 2.0), I wasn't very happy with either the food or the entertainment. Also, it seemed that other cruise lines were way ahead of the game when it came to Ships and what was on them, even though Carnival was coming out with some larger ships. The Oasis of the Seas is a gorgeous ship. The seven different neighborhoods were fun. Central Park was amazing. My stateroom was near Central Park and I enjoyed walking through it to get to the back of the ship and looking at the thousands of plants. Above the park there are balcony staterooms. It hard to believe you're on a ship in the middle of the ocean when you walk through central park. Compared with Carnival, Royal Caribbean has a much more international, more upscale group of guests. With high diving shows, Cirque de Soleil type shows and ice shows, RCCL's entertainment is far superior to Carnival. The food was also superior, but not by that much. RCCL's onboarding process is a breeze. A few days before sailing, I got an automated phone call requesting that I get to the port at 2:45pm, however since I was staying at a hotel and had to check out early, I got to the port at around noon and was on-boarded immediately. On Oasis, you board directly onto the Promenade deck, which is busy with tables set up on each side where the crew sells drink packages, dining packages, etc. There is a Starbucks toward the front of the ship on the Promenade deck, which I really appreciated. My stateroom was ready at 1pm. The My Time dining was a complete disaster and I don't believe they offer it on the Oasis any longer. Although I had reservations, several nights I had to wait quite a while and the maître 'ds were rude for the most part. I was ignored on several occasions while waiting for a table, skipped over so they could seat families and couples. After that, they kept calling out in loud voices that I was a "single". I almost cried I was so embarrassed. Being a single traveler, I was hoping for company during dinner, but for some odd reason, they sat me with other people only on the first night. The rest of the voyage, I was seated alone, even if I was at a table for four. The food was good both in the American Icon dining room and in the buffet on 16. I did not try any of the for fee dining, but I recommend making reservations as all venues were well-attended. Be careful when booking reservations for restaurants that say they are complimentary. Izumi and the Mexican restaurant both say they are free when you book them online, but when I arrived, I was told that they were al la carte and the "free" reservations were so they would know how many people would be there. The prices at Izumi were extravagant. I just don't get the for fee dining on a cruise. Shouldn't the quality of the food be the same across all venues, since you are paying for it? There are plenty of places to get great free food on Oasis, including Central Park, where you can beat the crowds at breakfast and dinner. The Solarium Bistro is free for breakfast and lunch, but has a charge of $20 for dinner. You can also grab a bite for breakfast and lunch at the Wipeout Café. I had breakfast there one morning when the Windjammer was full and the selections were sparse and cold. These venues are less crowded than the Windjammer, however. Personally, I loved the Windjammer. It has great ocean and sports zone views. Any spa is great. However, Carnival has a far superior spa than RCCL. The Thermal Suite on the Oasis is buried deep within the ship on deck 6. It is very dimly lit and small. There are about six heated loungers, two steam rooms and a dry sauna, along with two rain showers. There is a mud bath room and a couple's hot tub. A package for the thermal suite is available for couples which includes a single use of the mud bath and a single use of the hot tub. The area is very small and they only sell thirty spaces for about $99 on the first day of the cruise. Carnival's Thermal suite is huge and faces the ocean. There are many different thermal chambers along with a thalassotherapy pool (a giant mineral hot tub). It's a place you spend all day looking out at the ocean and up at the sky. Otherwise, the gym is great and the rest of the spa is nice. I got sucked in by a very determined aesthetician when I first boarded the ship. She was at a table set up to sell spa services. I went to her for a facial on the second day of the cruise and she was extremely unprofessional, telling me about her love life in detail. When I purchased one of the products she suggested, she kissed me passionately on the mouth. I was so taken aback!! I didn't know what to do, so I did nothing but push her away and act like nothing happened. There was no mistaking that this was something completely inappropriate. I've never experienced such unprofessionalism in all my years of cruising - and I go basically for the spa pampering! It made me so completely uncomfortable. YIKES!! That took a lot from the pleasure of going to the spa. I did not report it because I did not want to be responsible for someone getting fired. Royal Caribbean does not cater to the single traveler at all. Internet was offered for "$10 per day," but only as a double occupancy package. So it wasn't $70 for the entire week, it was $140 even though I was traveling alone. They wouldn't budge on that and suggested I "share it with someone else." Okay, as soon as I meet them in the dining room where I'm kept isolated. Geez. I wasn't the only person traveling alone, but there weren't many of us. Also, as I said, they didn't sit me with anyone in the dining room so I ate alone while reading. I mentioned that the maître Ds were rude, but I can't say enough about the fantastic quality of the service in the dining rooms. The waiters and waitresses were absolutely wonderful. I've never had such excellent service. On Carnival, you could spend two and 1/2 hours in the dining room the service is so slow. On Oasis, the service is fast, thoughtful and friendly. The wait staff was concerned that I was alone and came to talk to me every night. I felt a bit adrift (no pun intended) on the Oasis. There was no central meeting place like on Carnival ships; there are large screens on the Boardwalk, but no movies were shown; no Cruise Director talking to me over the intercom like I was part of a huge vacationing family like on Carnival ships. On RCCL, the single traveler is very much on their own and I really felt it! There were informal singles gatherings, but they were held so late that I never made one. In summary, the Oasis was a beautiful ship and I enjoyed exploring her, the shows were excellent and food were really great, but RCCL really lacks in it's service to single guests and the spa is lacking. The music around the ship wasn't to my taste - it seemed like a ship full of wedding bands. If you're a single cruiser, know that you are completely on your own on RCCL and except for the cabin steward and the people who actually serve the food in the dining rooms, no one cares. Although Carnival is more for "Joe Sixpack," the crew is friendlier and for that matter, so is Joe Sixpack. Not sure I'll be going on another RCCL cruise again. Read Less
Oasis of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 5.0 0.0
Public Rooms 5.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 0.0
Family 5.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 3.0 0.0
Enrichment 1.0 0.0
Service 4.0 0.0
Value For Money 3.0 0.0
Rates 5.0 0.0

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