4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We enjoy Oasis of the seas for our teenage children. There is so much to keep them busy. All kinds of activities all the time and with several sea days, this gives them time to enjoy everything. My boys liked hanging out at the basketball ... Read More
We enjoy Oasis of the seas for our teenage children. There is so much to keep them busy. All kinds of activities all the time and with several sea days, this gives them time to enjoy everything. My boys liked hanging out at the basketball courts and the table tennis, my girls enjoy the pool deck. They all enjoy the rock climbing, dive show and other shows, bingo, listening to the musicians and the planned activities. There are always other kids around to hang with and they really enjoyed making new friends. They also love the pizza shop, hot dog shop, ice cream cones, and eating in the main dining room. Having said that, we have cruised a LOT and this is NOT our favorite ship. It is very crowded at all times and there is a line for everything. From the snack/coffee shop, to getting a slice of pizza, be prepared to wait. It was difficult to find pool chairs on sea days, the bars got crowded and we had to wait for drinks around dinner time, bingo was absolutely ridiculous, there were so many people playing that someone got bingo after only 5 numbers were drawn which really takes any fun out of it. The service was spot on as we have come to expect with Royal Caribbean, from the state room attendant to the servers in the main dining room and the bartenders, everyone gave 5* service. I, personally, just prefer a smaller more intimate ship (without so many lines). But for a family adventure this is certainly the right ship! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We choose this cruise to go on a huge ship. It was huge! ......you would not have known there was 4500 passengers....alot of people must have stayed in the canins with balconys.. Balconies are a good size. Only problem, one outside ... Read More
We choose this cruise to go on a huge ship. It was huge! ......you would not have known there was 4500 passengers....alot of people must have stayed in the canins with balconys.. Balconies are a good size. Only problem, one outside pool, kids everywhere, could never get e seat ... Great for kids not for Dinks.... the Windjammer restuarant was always packed and a frenzy at meal times..far better to eat in the dinning rooms. Spending on the ship is in US dollars and when converted back to AUS expensive.. 1 us dollar to AUS 66cents Better to get a drinks package if you like a drink..otherwise average 10 bucks a drink, 15 for cocktails and all in us dollars. Lots of up selling. Never had a massage on board..did this time and it was about $220 AUS each.wow! Orginally booked for 4 ports, one was dropped before we left. one we couldnt get to because of weather..disappointed Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
I chose this cruise because I have been on the Harmony, and am going on the Symphony,so I wanted to go on the Oasis. It has gotten such good reviews and I remember when it was released all the news around it. The Oasis is a beautiful ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I have been on the Harmony, and am going on the Symphony,so I wanted to go on the Oasis. It has gotten such good reviews and I remember when it was released all the news around it. The Oasis is a beautiful ship! I took my two grandsons, ages 11, and 13. The boys tried going to the pools, but never got in, because they were so crowded. I know its spring break, but...There was plenty to do for the 13 year old, but the 11 year old didn't want to go to the kids club,so he was quite lost. Our cabin attendant,Vincent, was wonderful !! We had dinner in the main dining room, and our wait staff was great!!! Our waiter, Richard, and assistant Raveen could not do more for us. We had a problem in the dining room one night , but it was a problem with the bar service, which we had a lot of other places. Loved the 70's party and the prohibition event. My biggest complaint was the size of the rooms. This is my 15th cruise and NEVER have i been in a smaller room. If I hadn't bought extra storage, we could not have done it. Although it was a good cruise,I don't think I will go on the Oasis again. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
We went on Oasis of the Seas in March. It's a beautiful ship with amazing activities and entertainment. This was our tenth overall cruise (we've also been on Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, and Norwegian) and our first with Royal ... Read More
We went on Oasis of the Seas in March. It's a beautiful ship with amazing activities and entertainment. This was our tenth overall cruise (we've also been on Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, and Norwegian) and our first with Royal Caribbean. We enjoyed the cruise overall, but had a very inconsistent customer service experience and a number of issues during our cruise. PROS: -Gorgeous ship. -So many activities on board: carousel, DreamWorks characters and parade, zipline, flowrider, children's splash area, daily trivia, and much, much more. -Amazing shows. The highlights were Oasis of Dreams, Come Fly with Me, the sand artist during Frozen in Time, and the adorable glow-in-the-dark children's puppet show. -Dedicated children's TV channels, which not all cruise ships have. Made a big difference when we were in the room. -The food was the best we've experienced on a cruise. Wide variety and good quality. We didn't try the specialty restaurants. -Seamless embarkation and debarkation experiences. -My kids loved the dedicated playroom. This was a great feature not all cruise ships have. -Babysitting for younger children--even my 15 month old--so parents can enjoy a night out. -Dining: Once we were finally seated, service in the main dining room was generally excellent. Since we have young children, the dining room staff made sure we received our meals quickly, which is not often the case on other cruise lines--including Disney. One of our servers remembered our preferences after the first night and provided excellent service. -Our stateroom attendant formed a bond with our children--they were eager to see him each time we left our room. -Central Park: Very unique and beautiful feature for a cruise ship. We stayed on deck 8 and enjoyed walking through the park to get to the other end of the ship. CONS: -The buffet was always crowded, particularly during breakfast. It was very hard to navigate and find a table, especially with two young children and a stroller. -Ports: There was little communication when we arrived in port, which was surprising, given our past cruise experiences. -Housekeeping always had bags of laundry and carts in the narrow hallways, making it very difficult to navigate with a stroller in order to get to our cabin. -Communication issues: We didn't receive our Cruise Compass the first three days of the cruise and didn't get it until we complained to guest services, so we were a bit lost and missed out on some activities. (We didn't know it was formal night, didn't know we couldn't drop our daughter off at the kids club at certain times, and didn't know about DreamWorks character appearances--characters weren't listed in the app.) -Wi-Fi/App: Constantly lost our connection and had to keep on reconnecting. -Babysitting: We were unable to use babysitting we had reserved for various reasons: one of our shows was canceled, we tried dropping off our daughter at the kids club at a time that was blocked out--unbeknownst to us because we hadn't received the daily schedule (and rather than being apologetic, the staff member simply told us we should have read the daily guide, which we never received), and one time Royal Babies & Tots failed to reserve our babysitting hours--even though we confirmed in advance. When we did drop off our 15 month old the first time for babysitting services so we could enjoy the comedy show, they called us multiple times during the show, forcing my husband to completely miss it. -Shows: While the entertainment was great, you had to reserve everything in advance. Also, one of our shows (Oasis of Dreams) was canceled and rescheduled. -My time dining was difficult. There was often a long wait to make a reservation or request a table. When we finally got to the reservations desk, the dining room kept mistakenly thinking we were part of a party of 13 and made us wait while they figured it out. Once our name was finally taken, there was often still a 15-20 minute wait for a table, which is difficult with young kids. We were given different information from different people about our reservation times throughout the week, which was confusing. -Tiny, claustrophobic shower. This isn't surprising on a cruise ship, but the showers on Disney and Norwegian are better. Difficult to bathe young children in a tiny shower. -Billing: We were mistakenly charged $200 for towels we had returned. They sprang this charge on us at the last minute--I checked our bill after 10:00 pm on the last night of our cruise and didn't see this surprise charge until we received our bill the last morning. When I addressed this issue with guest services, they weren't apologetic at all, but did remove the charge. -Elevators: Elevator doors didn't stay open long enough. Once the doors opened, you had to run to get to the elevator or risked missing it, which was very difficult with a stroller. The sensors on the doors didn't work properly. My young daughter was hit with the elevator door once when exiting. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
My husband and I chose to purchase 'The Key' on our Spring Break cruise this past March, Since we did not want to spend the extra money on a Suite Class cabin, we chose to purchase some of the benefits that come with Suite Class ... Read More
My husband and I chose to purchase 'The Key' on our Spring Break cruise this past March, Since we did not want to spend the extra money on a Suite Class cabin, we chose to purchase some of the benefits that come with Suite Class staterooms. Priority Check in was fast, easy and we did not wait in line at all!! We walked right up to "The Key" check in desk and it was about 5 minutes of standard check in information, then we were off to the ship. Carry-On drop off. We then proceeded to the carry-on drop off area where we dropped off some items (stroller, carry-on baggage). It was labeled and brought to our stateroom. Off to lunch at Chops! (included with 'The Key') Our lunch at Chops Grill was amazingly yummy!! It also helped us avoid the chaos of the Windjammer lunch rush. The wifi that is also included with the key was high quality and one we appreciated throughout the vacation. The priority seating for all the shows was incredible and having a 4 and 6 year old helped us arrive minutes before showtime and have excellent seats. We also utilized the zip line, rock wall as well as the flowrider designated times without any wait times. Our overall impression of the key experience was amazing, and we will definitely purchase this again, Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
Oasis is an amazing ship. There was so much to do and the service was excellent. Staff could not have been better. Sean (007) took excellent care of our cabin and was always so friendly morning, noon, and night. He called my son by his ... Read More
Oasis is an amazing ship. There was so much to do and the service was excellent. Staff could not have been better. Sean (007) took excellent care of our cabin and was always so friendly morning, noon, and night. He called my son by his name in the hallway on the first day even before meeting him! In the main dining room, Glen and Heriyanto made sure that my daughter, who is a vegetarian, always had a vegetarian entree and meal waiting for her on special order. The activities and entertainment were excellent. We were amazed that with so many cruisers, we were able to enjoy all of the activities we wanted to without having to wait very long. On other cruises we have taken, there were many activities we never even got to try because the lines were so long. I was expecting the same on such a large ship, but that never happened on Oasis. The pools and hot tubs, although somewhat crowded at times, were still quite accessible. The fitness center and the running track are superb. We were four people (two adults and two teenagers) in a standard balcony cabin! I was a bit worried after reading reviews that we would not be very comfortable. But we were fine. It was a bit crowded at bed time, but everyone had a good night sleep. And, we were not often in the room during the day anyways. 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
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
I've cruised a lot. This is my second time with Royal and I will never cruise with them again. The service, staff, and overcrowded ship really ruined my vacation. Royal nickel and dimes you to death and doesn't allow a day to go ... Read More
I've cruised a lot. This is my second time with Royal and I will never cruise with them again. The service, staff, and overcrowded ship really ruined my vacation. Royal nickel and dimes you to death and doesn't allow a day to go by without trying to sell you EVERYTHING under the sun. I just stepped off the cruise boat yesterday and feel like I should course correct review I've read on here. A few highlights for those considering this ship: MYTH: For every reviewer who claims that it's hard to notice you are sailing with 6,000 other people because of how large the ship is are LYING! You cannot get onto an elevator without having to fight your way on. It was exhausting. Every pool, every restaurant, every inch of that ship is filled with people. Hands down the most unenjoyable part of this "vacation." THE GOOD: - the speciality restaurants, particularly 150 and Chopped, were very good and relaxing. These two nights were the only enjoyable dining experiences I had on the ship. The food at the Italian restaurant wasn't as good but the atmosphere wasn't as enjoyable. - Though my five year old only visited the kid club twice, he really enjoyed it. And the staff was very nice and fun. The kids area was divided by age and there seemed like there was plenty for kids of all ages to do. - The rock climbing, zip lining and surfing were good for older kids (my 5 year couldn't take part in any of those activities) but others seemed like they enjoyed it despite LONG lines. The shows were enjoyable but I didn't go on this cruise for a show. THE BAD: - The poor staff. It's very difficult to work on a cruise ship but this staff seemed over worked and miserable. It was noticeable and uncomfortable to be around. From seeing the employees fighting, falling (because they are running around trying to help 6,500 cruisers) to simply not being friendly.... while it's not their fault that they are overworked, it was noticeable and really took away from vacation, particularly in the dining room. - I get it. There are a lot of people. But nothing seemed to be easy on this ship, even down to receiving my luggage. It was never delivered to us on the first night. So I missed my dinner reservations to go hunt it down. First I went down the the 2nd floor and their answer was "we don't know. Just keep waiting." Around 9pm, it still had not come. So I began walking up and down the (long) hallways to find it. I finally found it on the other side of the ship. When I spoke to customer service, they said I probably labeled it incorrectly. I checked three times. I had not. - The pools. If you can find a seat, be prepared to be blown away and stepped over! The kids area is legit chaotic. The lifeguards are on it but I witnessed multiple fights between parents, kids running and acting CRAZY. There should be an age limit on the kid pool. THE UGLY: - Be prepared. Royal is out for your money. I mean, what company isn't. But it really was a core contributor to this being the worst vacation I've even been on. They were relentless about trying to sell more cruises. I went to the spa - to remove my gel manicure, they wouldn't wrap my nails. That was an additional charge. I paid $200 for a massage. They wouldn't use anything other than medium pressure. Because THAT would be an extra charge. And while I was there, they would NOT stop trying to sell me stuff. The arcade... a majority of games were $1.45 PER GAME. And most of the time, you would scan your card and they game wouldn't work, but they sure as hell would take your money. It is nonstop bombardment with trying to get more of your money. As I mentioned above, the speciality restaurants were great but I HAD to spend the extra $90 to get away from the dining room chaos. The dining room should be where you go to enjoy a nice dinner. I already paid $2,600 for an ocean view. Why do I have to pay more for what should be basic?! - The one factor not in control of the cruise line is the people and their poor behavior. This comes with having 6k on one ship. But man oh man, get ready to see the worst of human kind on this boat. Incredible rude people. It was not just me who noticed either. Multiple people would make comments about the rudeness, even with simple acts like getting on and off of elevators. All in, I spent $2,600 (without airfare).... and it was hands down the most unenjoyable vacation. Not for families. I may have enjoyed it as a single person on spring break when I was drunk and didn't care about service or an enjoyable experience, but nope. I should have cruised with Disney or Princess! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
We spent the night before the cruise in Orlando at the Springhill Suites near the airport. There were restaurants in walking distance so that was nice. We arrived in Port Canaveral at about 10:30am. Once we got all checked in we only ... Read More
We spent the night before the cruise in Orlando at the Springhill Suites near the airport. There were restaurants in walking distance so that was nice. We arrived in Port Canaveral at about 10:30am. Once we got all checked in we only had to wait about 20 minutes to board. It wasn't complicated but there were a lot of people. Just pay attention to when your boarding group is called and don't try to go through early, they will stop you. We saw lots of people trying to go early and were sent back to the line. We went to the pool area first and changed in a restroom. We got bar service right away and started our vacation perfectly. Most people headed right for the Windjammer for lunch which was mobbed. We swam first then hit the Windjammer before heading to our cabin at about 1:30pm. Our bags were waiting for us. We had a nice balcony room at the front of the ship. Everything was clean and plenty of space. With that being said, there is lots of obvious wear and tear in the cabin and the balcony. I had heard the Oasis is going to be refurbished next year...that's good because it's time. We aren't over picky about worn carpet or rusted metal so we were happy all the same. Its a big ship but I never really felt like I was on it with 6000 people. They did such a good job with designing the different neighborhoods and areas for activities. We saw all the shows except Cats. Neither my son or husband were interested in it so we skipped that one. We enjoyed all the other shows and I think the ice show was my favorite. Lots of talent! All of the staff were so friendly and happy which was great. The other guests were also! I would suggest some improvement to the teen club. They list an open house on the first day. We went right when it was supposed to start and the door was locked. We checked back later and there were no kids to be seen. I think they need to do a better job of getting them together on the first two days as an organized group. That way they can meet up. My son was stressed that he had missed it somehow and then they would all know each other. It wasn't until the 4th day that he felt comfortable going back. The first night someone had a medical emergency. The captain later announced that he was diverting to Nassau so the person could get medical help (they ended up flying from there to Florida). This set us to be about an hour late arrival in Labadee. I think people understood it was an emergency and it was fine. We were given an extra 30 minutes before all aboard so really we only lost half an hour. We had some crummy weather leaving Florida and then some really windy weather the last night. Both times the captain was very good about communicating to the guests. My husband and I didn't get the drink package. We still had alcohol when we wanted it and it was fine. We both agree that unless you want to be drunk every day, it's a huge savings not to get it. I'd do it on a shorter cruise but not a 7 night. We had specialty dinners two nights. Giovannis and Sabor. The guacamole in Sabor is a MUST have (and tequila)! Gio's food was out of this world. We had my time dining and I booked our reservations before hand. Not all the times were what I wanted but each night worked out with shows schedules. The food in the main dining was very good also. I enjoyed taking a walk through central park after dinner. We did breakfast in the Windjammer each morning and there is so much to choose from. If you get something you don't like, don't worry, just try something else! I liked the lattes and little desserts from Cafe Promenade and the Pizza across the "street" was my son's favorite. We did have the soda cups and never had any issues. Haiti was our favorite stop. We splurged for an over the water cabana and it was so worth the money! We had a golf cart drive us out where we met out waiter. He got us labadoozees and checked on us throughout the day. The lunch buffet was close by so we walked over. Not sure why so many complain, they had plenty of access points to get food (it's NOT just one line!) and the food was fine. Yes, the lunch on the ship is probably better but this is a BBQ style buffet...so expect BBQ buffet food!!! The swimming was perfect and the view was incredibly beautiful. We have so many great pictures. My son and husband decided to check out the vendors...big mistake. Yes all the people saying they are aggressive are spot on. Not just that, but one guy just started shoving things in a bag and demanded $60! My son ended up with a carved wood box which isn't half bad for a souvenir and a few braided bracelets. Final price of $20. In Jamaica we went right to Margaritaville. If you speak to the hostess at the entrance instead of just walking in on our own, you will get a table. We had a couple rounds of drinks and lunch for about a hundred dollars (plus one souvenir glass). Lots of people were swimming...LOTS of people. I guess if that's your plan, get there early. We walked around the port of Falmouth after and I have to say it was disappointing. Very expensive diamond type stores or typical tshirt and junky souvenir shops. There really wasn't anything else to do so we went back on the ship early and hit the pool again. Another great time to go because there were much less people. In Cozumel we booked the Dune Buggy/Snorkel tour. You have to be able to drive stick shift! They were good sized cars and after stalling a couple of times (it had been many years since we had a manual transmission car), we were on our way. We drove around the island which is gorgeous. We stopped at a beach resort. You could choose to do the snorkel tour (which is part of what you pay for) or just chill on the beach and swim at your leisure. The three of us did snorkeling and once getting through the awkward part of getting the fins on, we were set. Saw lots of cool fish including a sting ray and puffer fish. After you have time for a quick shower off and bathroom break before driving to a little restaurant and shopping stop. You can order food and full bar service if you choose but it's not included. We got a couple things and shared but it was just OK food. We went across the road here but this side of the island has much rougher ocean so no swimming. It was so pretty and we took some more great pictures. Drink plenty of bottled water because the last part of driving you have to go through the one residential area on the island which has lots of sitting in traffic and it is very hot. It's not much to look at but it's the only main road to get back to the ship. We had a great time! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
The food, activities, shows were incredible! Definitely the best service we’ve ever experienced on a trip and we felt like family. The ship itself is just amazing and there’s always things to do. We had My Time dining every night with ... Read More
The food, activities, shows were incredible! Definitely the best service we’ve ever experienced on a trip and we felt like family. The ship itself is just amazing and there’s always things to do. We had My Time dining every night with no specialty dining which was included and they changed up the menu every night with lots of yummy choices. The Windjammer buffet always had food for everyone to enjoy and always tasted fresh and warm/cold depending on how it should be served, we never had a problem with this! The talent in all of the shows are breathtaking, my family has told me they enjoyed “Come fly with me” the most. The ports were lovely even if you just stay in the area without excursions (Labadee, Falmouth, Cozumel) we are hoping to return to this ship in the future and it was a great first cruise. Our room attendant and waiters were the best and I can’t give enough stars :) Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
We went on Oasis of the Seas as a big family group. 21 people Three generations. Our Rooms were able to be booked close to each other and all that needed to be adjoining could be accommodated. So many fun activities during the day for all ... Read More
We went on Oasis of the Seas as a big family group. 21 people Three generations. Our Rooms were able to be booked close to each other and all that needed to be adjoining could be accommodated. So many fun activities during the day for all end relaxation for those that wanted a slower pace. We choose a set dinner time and this was absolutely the best part of our trip. We came together, shared and had family time around the table. The wait staff was eager to accommodate all of our needs and made the dinners a very memorable experience. Each evening was filled with great on ship entertainment and shows. Each person could enjoy what they were interested in and still have a chance to meet back with the family for fun. I always felt like each family member was safe. The ship supported excursions were so much fun as well. I knew when I chose a recommendation from RC excursion were were going to have fun and be well cared for. I highly recommend using this service. We can not wait to cruise with Royal Caribbean again. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
As the title said, this ship is really big. Honestly it was too big for my tastes, but it was typical RC excellence. The steward Chito was fantastic to me and my daughter and the room was perfect. We had a Junior Suite and it was very ... Read More
As the title said, this ship is really big. Honestly it was too big for my tastes, but it was typical RC excellence. The steward Chito was fantastic to me and my daughter and the room was perfect. We had a Junior Suite and it was very nice. I could even walk into the closet and change clothes if I wished. We chose My Time Dining and it was perfect. There were a lot of complaints that I read here and other places but we experienced nothing negative. We had reservations at 7:15 or 7:30 each night and we were always there by 7:10 and were seated immediately. Obviously with a ship that large there are going to be waits and lines and such, but everything went as smoothly as possible. The only negative that I can comment on are the children on the ship. I wish someone would teach them to let the people get off the elevators before getting on. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
Traveled during Spring break with husband and 7 and 2 year old sons. Have been on many cruises (15-20), most recently Disney Fantasy. Stayed in Grand Balcony Suite. Ship is huge with lots of activities which cater more to teenagers in ... Read More
Traveled during Spring break with husband and 7 and 2 year old sons. Have been on many cruises (15-20), most recently Disney Fantasy. Stayed in Grand Balcony Suite. Ship is huge with lots of activities which cater more to teenagers in my opinion. It seems that because the ship has so many facilities RCL doesn’t see the need to provide as much onboard organized activities as they did in the past - relatively little live music for example, as one night a guitar player played for literally only 30 minutes. Nursery room was a plus - 2 yr old quite happy there - although my 7 year old far preferred the kids room on Disney and I heard another parent say the same about their child. Biggest complaint is that they aren’t equipped to handle this many passengers and don’t seem to have their act together- for example, you have to wait in line at mealtime, the 3 Purell dispensers at entrance to kids area were always empty, activities were canceled or rescheduled since the Planner was printed the night before and no one tells you. I caught a stomach virus and met another passenger who did too and it’s no wonder. Chops and 150 Park meals were very rushed and we had to wait about 10 minutes for my cocktail because whatever bar they went to “was backed up”. Hibachi was a bright spot and great experience. Suite was also a positive in that it was quite roomy, even for 4. Finally the ship is showing a lot of wear and tear. Back to Disney Fantasy for spring break next year. We won’t be back on Oasis. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
We picked this cruise because of the ports of call and the size of the ship. Going bigger was the right choice. I never felt crowed or overwhelmed. The longest we waited in line was 5 mins at the soda machine. St. Maarten needs a lot ... Read More
We picked this cruise because of the ports of call and the size of the ship. Going bigger was the right choice. I never felt crowed or overwhelmed. The longest we waited in line was 5 mins at the soda machine. St. Maarten needs a lot of work. We took a private tour through Viator. Highly recommend. 5 hours with a local who took us on both sides of the island and to see the damage and the beauty of the beaches. Make sure to book your show reservations before you get on the ship. Book Oasis of Dreams on the first night. Most shows cancel because of wind. Don't waste your time on Cats! Most people walked out. For shows not seeing reservations, go early to get in line. Formal night is fun. A nice dress for the ladies and shirt and tie is good for the men. No need for a jacket. There are 2 formal nights. Don't stress about getting on and off the ship. Wow!!!!! So smooth and easy if you are patient. Relax and have fun. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
This is an amazing ship! So much to do that we did not do everything in the 7 days we were on it. If you have the chance to go for a suite, do it - it is very worth the perks and amenities. We loved all the shows, even CATS! We were ... Read More
This is an amazing ship! So much to do that we did not do everything in the 7 days we were on it. If you have the chance to go for a suite, do it - it is very worth the perks and amenities. We loved all the shows, even CATS! We were not to into the ports of call initially, but we had a lot of fun at each one. We loved Barefoot Beach in Labadee. We also did the Dolphinaris excursion in Cozumel and it was pretty good but a little confusing at times on where to go and what to do. We enjoyed petting/kissing the dolphin and the food that they provided. My 9 year old Daughter loved the Flow Rider. We purchase a group lesson for her but not sure that was needed. They did teach her some cool tricks though and she had a lot of confidence during the free surf time. There are a lot of people on the ship so pack your patience. There are plenty of places to chill too to avoid the crowds if you want to. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
Super Service, Food better than last cruise. Labadee & Falmouth are both getting a bit "old"in terms of destinations. Cozumel was nice. Highly recommend Chaakenaab Park in Cozumel. Ship is in pretty good shape except ... Read More
Super Service, Food better than last cruise. Labadee & Falmouth are both getting a bit "old"in terms of destinations. Cozumel was nice. Highly recommend Chaakenaab Park in Cozumel. Ship is in pretty good shape except for carpeting and drapes - need replacing (planned for drydock in October). Service seemed noticeably better - with everyone we engaged being friendly and looking to go the extra mile for help and smiling services. Food was also improved, especially in the main dining room. First time porting in Port Canaveral. We have to say that the speed and efficiency at that location was as good as any place we've embarked before. The Cortrans shuttle back to the Orlando airport was on time and well done. All in all, Royal Caribbean did their part well, and our 2nd time on Oasis was at least as good (if not slightly better) than the first. All of us had a nice time, and the Spring Break crowd was hardly noticeable. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
We have been on over 15 cruises but never on the big ship. My wife and I had a cabin overlooking Central Park on Deck 10. Our son was a few doors down. We had some friends that this was there first cruise who had an outside balcony in ... Read More
We have been on over 15 cruises but never on the big ship. My wife and I had a cabin overlooking Central Park on Deck 10. Our son was a few doors down. We had some friends that this was there first cruise who had an outside balcony in the hump on Deck 12. Both my wife and myself would rather have an outside balcony looking at the water rather than Central Park We flew down to Orlando the day before. It was a good thing. Our flights were delayed slightly and our son who came from Montana had his flights delayed and rebooked resulting in in arriving at the hotel about 10 hours later than planned. We booked the hotel and round trip transfers with a private company. They were on time and the hotel was very nice. Being Diamond members we were able to bypass the long line and were thru security and on the ship in less than 15 minutes. We had second seating on the 4th floor dining room. Our server and assistant were some of the best we have ever had. It was nice that everyday except for the last day, they had people waiting to seat you in the Windjammer for breakfast and lunch. We eat all our evening meals in the dining room. Did have lunch at Sabor. They were all good. Only had one chilled soup. I missed not having the chilled soups. We had made reservations to the shows several months before sailing. They were all good except for Cats. It was not my type of Broadway show and I left after only seeing about the first 30 minutes. My wife stayed for the full production. I would like them to replace Cats with a different Broadway show. The ice show, water show, and Fly with me were good. It was very nice on the last sea day, that at the Boardwalk they had a giant cake, cupcakes, cotton candy, caramel apples all free. You did not notice the number of people until you were at a show and did not have tickets. Some of the venues were small, like the comedy club. This was the first time for us at Labadee. We got some chairs under the trees close to the bar with a hammock and just laid around doing not much of anything. The beach was ok. Rocky in some spots. I wished RCCL would stop sailing to Jamaica. We had a person offers us a refer when he was taking pictures of us while we were eating. The town is dirty. Did find Elvis and he showed us some places that I would not have went to without a guide. In Cozumel, we went to Mr. S. If you are going you need to make reservations. We had and were asked by at least 2 different people if we had reservations. We just sat at the beach eating and drinking. Will go back there again on our next cruise. I have been asked what we thought of the big ship and if we would go again. Yes I am glad we sailed on it, but I think I like the Freedom class ships better. You don't have to plan everything as much like you do with the Oasis. The Oasis did not have a water slide. We did the self assist to get off the boat. Our numbers were too late for us to catch our shuttle back to the airport. It went very well. Did not have to wait to get off the ship, but did take longer than what the cruise director said it would. Maybe 30 minutes and we were at our shuttle. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
Boarding went quickly. We are Gold level on RCL so no extra perks for us. Booked an inside cabin #10445 - quiet, clean room - with easy access to elevators. The shows were good - booked them all in advance. Dining in the ... Read More
Boarding went quickly. We are Gold level on RCL so no extra perks for us. Booked an inside cabin #10445 - quiet, clean room - with easy access to elevators. The shows were good - booked them all in advance. Dining in the main dining room was okay- they don't have a lot of options for vegetarians- but I did have some amazing salads.The wait staff in the main dining room are very very customer service orientated- they want you to be happy. Activities were ok- they could do so much with that kids club area that they have- it is under utilized. Towel folding was funny- they just show you - they don't give out towels so you can try it out along side of them - waste of time. Dream Works parade is amazing! Attended the sushi making class ($28) - went to the main desk and asked if my husband could come along as my eater (bc I thought they would be using raw fish & I def don't eat raw fish) they called the restaurant and it was no problem-- so I signed up. What a FUN way to spend the morning on a sea day!!! The instruction was excellent and I learned some things. We made 3 huge rolls--(no raw fish)-- we made crab, shrimp and avocado rolls- yummy. Went to the future cruise office-- they were not that friendly and it was hard to see what was available- didn't book a future cruise with them. If you wanted to book your next trip on board for the perks - would suggest you know exactly when and where you want to go. The cost of popcorn is $2.50, I forget the cost of cotton candy- but there is a fee. The buffet at some busy dining times did have a line to get in - the servers will seat you when a table opens up. They have an announcement kindly asking you not to linger in the dining area because people are waiting. Central Park had nice places to sit and read - also the Cafe in Central Park was good for lunch. We didn't feel like there were thousands of people on board. There were never crazy lines that took forever- wait oops -yes there were -on the Boardwalk they had a carnival day for the kids- free cake, free candy apples etc... the line to get a candy apple was outrageous and idk why it moved so slow- and no sadly I didn't get a candy apple bc I wasn't waiting in the snaking line. The Boardwalk was packed full of people and the games were not organised- just tossed out a few jump ropes and other outdoor games. That was the only time I experienced a mob of people during the week. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
Overall we had an excellent vacation and we came home with outstanding memories. The following is more critical, because, well, this is Cruise Critic, and that is what we do, right? We choose this cruise because it fit our ... Read More
Overall we had an excellent vacation and we came home with outstanding memories. The following is more critical, because, well, this is Cruise Critic, and that is what we do, right? We choose this cruise because it fit our schedule and budget. Was apprehensive about the size of the ship, but turned out to not be an issue as RCCL has done a great job of making the ship feel smaller through its various neighborhoods. The only times we felt the largeness was when trying to get on the ship and while waiting for the Flow Rider. The staterooms are great and the food was excellent. We prefer the split bathroom concept on Disney cruise lines, but even with the 4 of us in one stateroom, we found the singular lavatory sufficient. The only issue that had an impact on our vacation was the entertainment. We went to 4 shows. 1. The Oasis of Dreams diving show was cool to watch, but neither my wife nor myself could understand what the story line was. 5 of 10 stars. 2. The ice skating show based on Hans Christian Andersen was fabulous - 10 stars. 3. Cats - good timeless story but the performing talent was average. 4. The Come Fly with Me had some fun moments, but it has one scene where the a male and female acrobat descend on the stage in a very sensual position wearing nude colored tights. There was not much left to the imagination and was certainly not appropriate for my 12 year old son and 6 year old daughter. It was listed as family appropriate and we wish we had known what to expect prior to attending. Our 6 year old daughter had a great time in Kids camp and begged to stay longer. This staff was fabulous and awesome. Our 12 year old was in a bit of a rut. The teen camp was mostly older kids 14+, leaving him in an awkward position. Too old for kids camp and not quite old enough for teenager camp. He found the putt putt golf to be a blast and probably played 25 rounds, but would really like to have had a teen club for the 12-14 year old crowd. Dining - we had the My Time dining. Frankly, we still don't know what that means. We know it meant we didn't have a set dining time, but it seems that we could also make a reservation if we wanted to. Nobody could really explain to us the benefits of it. As such, we would show up to the restaurant when we wanted and were typically seated within 10 minutes. However, we had a different table and wait staff each evening. We don't think this is how it was intended to be. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
The ship is huge and there are certainly plenty of things to do, see, eat, and experience. But plan ahead. Unless you have a reservation for many things in advance, you can expect long wait lines in a standby line (if desired)...such is ... Read More
The ship is huge and there are certainly plenty of things to do, see, eat, and experience. But plan ahead. Unless you have a reservation for many things in advance, you can expect long wait lines in a standby line (if desired)...such is reality in a ship that sails with 6,500 customers. Nevertheless, be patient as the crew works hard to make it all flow. Service overall was below-average unless you paid extra for it via upgraded onboard experiences such specialty dining, spa packages, or ship tours. We found that the RCL of today (our last RCI cruise was in 2010) has adopted a "nickel/dime" approach to generating revenue instead of generating positive vacation experiences and value that leave the customer feeling amazed and inspired to return. Reference the guacamole experience ($35/ea) in SABOR which saw 16 people witness a server making fresh guacamole...why not make this interactive with each person making their own? Or the character breakfast ($10/ea) with three Dreamworks characters making a 10 second stop at each table without any professional photos, upgraded menu, or personalized service? It was a futile attempt to capitalize on Disney ideas and execution. Or the embarrassing wine-tasting experience ($20/ea) in a large busy dining room with about 75 others listening to someone on a muted microphone regurgitate facts about wine from California, Austria, and Italy. Again, a failed attempt to follow the lead of other cruise lines that do this better, and often times, cheaper. We opted for the specialty dining on 5 nights and were very happy with it. The service was very attentive, although a little on the slower side (plan for at least 2 hrs). The quality of food is much better, though not commensurate with the steep price (e.g. $53/ea for Chops Grille w/o dining package) which is why you must do the dining package. Hibachi at Izumi was totally worth it, however. Giovanni's was another fantastic dining experience. I highly recommend the Jet Ski (WaveRunner) excursion on Labadee. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
If you like cruises, you will love the Oasis of the Seas! This ship has everything you could want to see, eat, or do for entertainment. This ship is great for families - there is a huge open section in the middle of ship on Deck 6, ... Read More
If you like cruises, you will love the Oasis of the Seas! This ship has everything you could want to see, eat, or do for entertainment. This ship is great for families - there is a huge open section in the middle of ship on Deck 6, called the Boardwalk, which has a Merry Go Round, video arcade, ice cream shop, Johnny Rockets, a tequila bar and Mexican restaurant. This deck ends with a huge outdoor amphitheater, where they show movies and have water show with acrobats. On The food was also amazing. The evening dining was excellent. We also tried the Chops Grill premium restaurant option one night, and it was a very high quality meal. A couple of other notes about the ship - despite the size and large passenger number, I actually found Oasis to be better than prior cruises in terms of organization, so it did not feel crowded. We had no trouble getting food in the restaurants, getting towels or pool chairs, or getting on/off the ship in the ports - everything was very smooth. Also, the ship is amazingly clean. There are staff members everywhere constantly working to keep the ship tidy. The best part of the experience to me was the crew - they are extremely helpful and friendly. Our steward made towel animals for the kids every day - which they loved. The dining staff are outstanding. My only complaint with RC is technology - their app is nice, but could be better if they made it interactive with your itinerary and let you use it to book excursions and appointments. Also, ditch the sea cards in favor of wrist bands. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
My husband and I and our two daughters, ages 7 and 11, enjoyed our spring break cruise. This was our first time on a ship as large as Oasis. We've sailed Disney before, and my husband and I have done two previous Royal Caribbean ... Read More
My husband and I and our two daughters, ages 7 and 11, enjoyed our spring break cruise. This was our first time on a ship as large as Oasis. We've sailed Disney before, and my husband and I have done two previous Royal Caribbean cruises before, although on much smaller ships. Cabin: Our cabin was 9610, a balcony room with a pull-out couch. The room was fine, other than we all had a very difficult time trying to sleep because we couldn't get the room as cool as we would like at night. We also found the mattresses to be quite hard and uncomfortable. I wish we had a room with the pull-out bed from the wall. Our cabin steward gave us towel animals 5 out of 7 nights, so my girls enjoyed that. Ship: There's so much to do on the ship. My oldest daughter enjoyed the zipline. Both girls did the rock climbing wall, and loved all the pools. We all enjoyed the big hot tubs that go out over the side of the ship. Oldest daughter and I did a sushi making class, which was fun, although they kind of rushed us through it and it was a little hard to keep up at times. Youngest daughter's biggest disappointment was not getting to ice skate. They only opened the ice skating rink on the second sea day. Went down there to sign up for a session (you have to sign up 15 minutes in advance for a 30-minute session) but all the sessions were booked up for the day by the time we got down there. It was one of the biggest things she had been looking forward to, and I wish they had indicated that we needed to sign up as soon as they opened. I also don't understand why it was only offered one day the entire 7 days we were there. Shows: We saw Oasis of Dreams, Come Fly With Me, a comedy show, the comedy diving show, and Frozen in Time. Oasis of Dreams and Frozen in Time were our favorites. They do a really great job. Kids club: The first sea day we tried to take youngest daughter to kids club, but it was full! I didn't even know that was a possibility. The rest of the cruise we were able to get her in and she enjoyed herself and would ask us if we could take her there. Oldest daughter is 11, and turns 12 in two months. She is just at that awkward age where she wasn't quite old enough for the teen club, and I didn't feel totally comfortable letting her do it because they keep the 12-17-year olds together. I just don't think a 12-year-old girl needs to be hanging out with high school boys. Sooo Kids Club was a mixed bag for her. She was bored a lot, but when there were other 11-year-olds there she enjoyed hanging out with them, although she didn't really find the activities that interesting. Also, kids club staff do NOT get paid enough. It was always very loud, jam packed and kids in general were acting like total brats whenever I was down there. I felt sorry for the staff. My oldest daughter wrote them a very nice thank-you note on her last day as she also noticed how incredibly bratty some of the behaved. Dining: We did the 3-night specialty restaurant package. We ate at Chops, Giovannis, and Sabor. Giovannis was one of my favorites, but hubby liked Chops best. Sabor was a nice change of pace, but probably not the best use of our dining package. It's really more of a lunch place, and not worth a $20 per person cover charge ($10 per kid). The rest of the days we ate dinner in the dining room with My Time dining. We had reservations for 6 p.m. and would arrive about 30 minutes early each night and they were always able to seat us immediately, and with the same waiter each time. The food was pretty good. On lobster night, service was painfully slow, but the lobsters were quite tasty (I wasn't expecting a lot there, so I was pleasantly surprised). The only disappointment were the desserts. They were meh. We enjoyed the variety in the Windjammer for breakfast in the mornings. We had room service one day and it was ok. Some items we ordered didn't make it. Ports - St. Martin - this was our favorite stop. We booked a tour with Billy Bones Speedboats and it was a great way to spend the day seeing the island. There is still so much damage. San Juan - we did the Vivo Beach Club excursion. There wasn't a lot of options that were interesting to us in San Juan, especially since we were only there until 1:30. I feel like we paid way too much for the Vivo Beach Club excursion given that we didn't' get there until 10 a.m. and had to leave at 1. Labadee - Unfortunately, it was raining when we arrived in Labadee and stayed cloudy and cool the whole time we were there. We reserved a beach bungalow, which was very nice, and the kids still played in the water even though it was cloudy and cool. I would love to try it again when it was sunny and warm, because it was a really nice place. Overall, we enjoyed our cruise and would do it again! The only hiccup was that on day 7, the day we got off the ship, youngest daughter woke up not feeling well. We made it through a long day of travel home and took her to urgent care, where she was diagnosed with Influenza A. The next day, I was diagnosed with it as well. I feel like we practically bathed ourselves in hand sanitizer on the ship, but, alas. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
We choose OAS because this has always been a great ship to cruise on. Unfortunately all the great staff has been removed and sent to either Harmony or Symphony. The new menus are in effect with French onion soup added to the appetizers ... Read More
We choose OAS because this has always been a great ship to cruise on. Unfortunately all the great staff has been removed and sent to either Harmony or Symphony. The new menus are in effect with French onion soup added to the appetizers and now you order dessert at the same time as everything else. We did not see any improvement in speed of delivery of food by doing this. The bread is now on the table when you get there without savory bites. Chilled soups are not on the menu but if you ask you can get them. The main entrees seem to have been changed and not as good as before. The CATS production had more people leaving early than any show I’ve ever seen on board. The CD was almost invisible. The Beatle Maniacs have to be the best headliners we’ve seen in years. The pool attendant at Beach Pool was outstanding. Beatrice the Diamond Concierge is very accommodating. We dined on deck 5 and enjoyed the great service of the assistant waiter, Julie Sedillo who was on the first month of her first contract and should be promoted to head waiter if she continues delivering the service she gave us. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
We are a family of four: mom, dad, and our two teenagers. We sailed on the Oasis of the Seas starting on March 11, 2018. This was our family’s 11th cruise, 10 of which were on Royal. Not only was it spring break week for our kids, ... Read More
We are a family of four: mom, dad, and our two teenagers. We sailed on the Oasis of the Seas starting on March 11, 2018. This was our family’s 11th cruise, 10 of which were on Royal. Not only was it spring break week for our kids, but our Canadian friends from past cruises were already booked on this sailing. It’s so easy to love the layout of the Oasis class. The different neighborhoods, the large Promenade, so many venues to eat… there is something for everyone! The ports were not the focus of our vacation, because we had been to St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, and Labadee several times before. We took a shuttle from Orlando International to Port Canaveral. Not really happy with Go Port Canaveral Shuttle. The instructions we printed out at the time of booking said to meet them at space 29 at Level 1 Ground Transportation. Just to confirm, we called that morning and were told the same thing. We found an employee near space 29, and he told us to go to stop # 18 instead, and look for any employee, they were wearing red polo shirts. Guess what we didn’t see? So we sat and waited several minutes. Suddenly, a woman in a red polo shirt appears and starts calling numbers. We look at our printed instructions, and realized we were missing something. We approached the worker, asked about the numbers she was calling. It was only then that we learned we had to check in first – INSIDE the airport. ACK!!! Fortunately, we secured seats on that current shuttle, but two thumbs down to the shuttle company for their poor communication. When we arrived at Port Canaveral around 11:30 AM, it was quite the mob scene. The lines for check in were long. We found the line for Diamonds, D+, and the suites was much, much shorter. Whew! After check in, Seapasses in hand, we faced another mob of already checked in cruisers, waiting to board. It was very unorganized and chaotic. Our first stop once onboard was Park Café for their delicious roast beef. Our kids are not very adventurous when it comes to food, so we did not try any of the specialty restaurants on this ship. Of course, we had to eat at Johnny Rockets. It was included because we were staying in a Boardwalk balcony cabin. Sadly, the Johnny Rockets waiters don’t sing and dance any more. That always helped make it a festive atmosphere. But at least they still bring the food to your table. On the Anthem, you stand at a counter and order your food, cafeteria style. Then you wait, and when your food was ready, your name is called. It’s up to you to fetch it. We usually ate dinner in the main dining room (MDR), and we had My Time dining. Love the flexibility of this, as sometimes we ate early, sometimes late. One change we noticed from past cruises is that you no longer have to prepay gratuities if you choose My Time dining. We ate with our friends most of the nights, but not all. The head waiter in the MDR was Remy, who impressed us with stopping by our table of 14 the very first night, and introducing himself. On so many cruises, we did not meet the head waiter until the last evening. The Windjammer was great for the quick breakfast or lunch. But it was always busy, and not as large as Windjammers on other ships. The entertainment on this ship was exceptional, but not all of the 6000+ cruisers on this spring break ship would agree. The Broadway show is CATS. We loved it, but it is different and many people were confused at the story line. One neat thing that is offered during intermission is pictures (with your own camera) with Deuteronomy on stage! That is a nice touch. Everyone that left at intermission missed Grizabella singing “Memories” during the second half of the show. I was moved to tears at the beauty of her voice during that song. When the kids were younger, they lived and died by Adventure Ocean. So many wonderful memories! Now that they are in their teens, they attend the Teen Club the first night, and it drops off from there. We spent more time relaxing as a family on this trip. Our cabin attendant was Keith, and he is the best in class. Keith was very professional, hard working, and made sure that all of our needs were met. He was easy to find in the hallway or a nearby room, because it seems he works all the time! We wish we could have Keith always be our stateroom attendant. St Maarten: We booked the Airport Adventure and Snorkel Cruise through the ship ($73 pp). Unfortunately, rough seas would not allow us to moor near the airport. Two more attempts, we were finally able to drop anchor. I snorkeled but did not see any fish while doing so – a first for me. Puerto Rico: No formal excursions at the port. Because we were only in port until 2pm or so, we used this day to enjoy the pool, after some quick shopping in Old San Juan. Labadee: Sadly, it was cloudy and drizzly most of the day. We did grab two loungers on the beach, and had a Labadoozie. The lunch they served was delicious, and our wait in line for it was only about 10 minutes. Wrapping it up, the positives outweighed any negatives. Here are the highlights: + Boardwalk area was a hit with my kids. On the last sea day, from 11 to 12:30, they have a Family Festival. It’s a carnival of sorts, and lots of fun for everyone. Plenty of free food, too! + There is something about the Promenade on the Oasis class ships. Maybe it’s the layout. We like how Focus (the place for professional photo purchase) is on the open deck right above, on Deck 6. The Promenade is usually bustling with people at all waking hours, enjoying free pizza, free coffee and snacks, music, etc. We also loved Boleros. It’s a neat bar with a fun and relaxed vibe. This is where we met Franz, who is probably the best bartender we’ve ever met on the high seas. + Most all of the crew members were very friendly and accommodating. We didn’t witness any crew having a bad attitude. + Central Park was very beautiful with a laid back feel, the sounds of birds chirping, and many real plants and trees. I wish we would have spent more time here! Sadly, we battled with illness during the final hours of our cruise. Not sure if it was noro, other stomach bug, or maybe bad food. It made traveling home difficult and almost impossible. We certainly weren't planning our next cruise on our way home! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
We chose this cruise primarily because of the boat’s features. The boat was fantastic. Loads of activities like ziplining and “surfing”. There were also lots of group activities. ORLANDO We’ve been to Orlando several times, ... Read More
We chose this cruise primarily because of the boat’s features. The boat was fantastic. Loads of activities like ziplining and “surfing”. There were also lots of group activities. ORLANDO We’ve been to Orlando several times, so we embarked soon after our arrival in Orlando. EMBARKATION The lines were long, but moved fairly quickly. Printing out your boarding pass saves loads of time. Our luggage arrived to are room pretty quickly considering the more than 6,000 guests boarding in a fairly small window of time. POOL TOWELS Please be vigilant about the checking in and out of pool towels. We were charged $100 for towels that weren’t returned, though we returned religiously. CABIN Our cabin was a nice balcony room. It was much smaller than our cabin on Celebrity. Our cabin steward, Jacqueline was wonderful. I just loved the towel animals and her attention to our preferences. DINING Depending on the menu, we split our time between the American Icon and Windjammer. We were a little peeved that an 18% gratuity is added automatically to the specialty restaurants, so we skipped them. I’d like to tip based on the service received. Our service was good (not great) in both places. It’s funny how our servers became more attentive on the last night. Unlike some, server Adrian, in Windjammer, gave consistently good service starting Day 1. ENTERTAINMENT The variety and quality of the entertainment was the best of any cruise we’ve taken. “Come Fly with Me” and “Oasis of Dreams” were amazing shows. Both are must see shows. The headliner Gaucho was funny and unique. APP I found out about the app on the last night. It would’ve been helpful, especially since it lists the daily activities, places and times. I don’t recall anyone talking about it. DISEMBARKATION We disembarked early. It was unbelievably fast. We got in line about 6:20a with about 300 folks in front of us. The lines opened at 6:35a instead of the listed 6:45a. We were off the boat and through customs by 7:00a. Read Less
Oasis of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 4.0 4.1
Entertainment 5.0 4.4
Public Rooms 5.0 4.5
Fitness Recreation 3.0 4.3
Family 5.0 4.3
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.9
Enrichment 1.0 3.9
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 3.0 3.9
Rates 5.0 3.8

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