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Price: $$     Size: XL     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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"...a on bad days, Our junior suite was very nice, the main dining room food was good, the Windjammer food was good and the..." in 93 reviews.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 21, 2015

This was my second cruise on Royal Caribbean, I have previously sailed many times on Carnival and NCL.  I was super excited to sail on the most talked about ship in the world.  Was totally disappointed, the food was ok... everything tasted the same, bland.  We had two cabins (Inside and a Balcony) both were nice and clean.  Was sad to see that the employees never looked happy to be working there.  Elevator wait everyday was a minimum of a 10 minute wait.  My teenagers 15 & 18 did not enjoy the teen group as much as they have on other cruise lines (Did not offer many things for them to do).  The aqua show was good but the comedy & Cats show was horrible.  They didn't play any tropical music on sea days until 1:30pm?  I found it to be very boring and not lively. We had dinner at Chops Steakhouse, the food was good but was ruined by the staff deciding to clean the kitchen with chemicals and blowers and the stench blowing into the dining room right where we were seated. Central Park was a nice feature on the ship and so was the Park Café.  It  was a great place to eat breakfast & lunch.  Windjammers was horrible for breakfast they offered Chinese food every morning which made no sense? food was greasy and non appealing.  Sorrento's on previous ships offered more selections other than just pizza but the Oasis it was just pizza.  We were almost turned away from an empty specialty restaurant because we didn't make reservations at Izumi? we previously called and they said we could walk in for lunch.  When we arrived they only had 3 diners and 10 empty tables? The greeter told us sorry but we are completely booked and I told him it doesn't look like it? and he said well our 1pm never showed so I guess we can give you their table?  (Mind you this is a specialty restaurant not free) Thank God the sushi was delicious.  The icing on the cake was debarkation... We had our breakfast at 8am and were rushed out of the Windjammers by 8:30am?? We had to go to our waiting areas to debark.  The lines were ridiculous we were ushered around like mass cattle.  Thank God we are Crown & Anchor members (so I thought)  you get to wait in the theatre with seats and continental breakfast and when you number is called you can debark. Well that's not what happened, when they called our number we had to go to the back of the line that was now double as long?? What was benefit of the special wait area? totally ineffective.  We saw parents with small children and infants standing online for hours with us.  They should have been able to debark earlier.  This will definitely be our last cruise with Royal Caribbean not worth the hype.

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Awesomely Big Ship / Not crowded

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 21, 2015

Great Cruise Ship - Lots of people but never felt crowded. Shows are good makes sure you reserve the comedy clubs as soon as you can as space is limited and this is very popular. Chops was the best specialty restaurant. If you want to relax and have fun this is the cruise for you.

Get a balcony ocean view - worth every dollar, we had room 14650 - Deck 14 - what a voew

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Wow, what a ship!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 14, 2015

My family of four just returned from a 7 nt. cruise on Oasis during the week of spring break.  The ship is HUGE with tons of different stuff to do.  The entertainment was the best of any cruise we've been on.  The ship was beautiful.  The staff was excellent!  Very friendly and committed to making sure you had a great trip.  My only criticisms were that there we so many kids on the ship that all the kid-related activities were difficult to access.  I know that much of this is due to when we cruised.  We would definitely cruise on this RC ship again! 

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OASIS

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 07, 2015

BEAUTIFUL BOAT AWFUL COFFEE

CENTRAL PARK GORGEOUS  GREAT SERVICE IN DINING ROOM  AND IN THE ROOMS

WHEN WE LEFT I HAD BACK SURGERY RECENTLY I LIMP IT IS OBVIOUS THEY WOULD NOT LET ME GO THROUGH   HANDICAP THE LADY NAME JANET WAS VERY RUDE THE SUPERVISOR   LET ME STAND IN A SPOT THAT HELPED  ONLY BAD EXPERIENCE

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Just a few disappointments

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 07, 2015

Overall, a good experience. There were some rough spots though. On boarding day, we boarded at the time they recommended -- and could not find any food available! The Windjammer was closed, as were all the other food venues. We went from floor to floor (6 of us) and could not find any venues open, nor was it easy to find out what was open. Others we encountered had similar experiences. 2 in our party are diabetic, so we resorted to the slightly smashed protein bars we had in our purses for emergencies. We were told that the Windjammer would be open when we boarded.

The Aqua Show was amazing. Loved it.

Cats: Meh. Too long, seemed pointless.

Comedians: Good! We went to both the "adult" show and the "family show." Both good.

We loved the "Morning Show" on the TV, with Drew Devine, the Cruise Director. He was very funny, and we made a point to watch it every day. Ha!

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Oasis of the Seas- THUMBS UP!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 07, 2015

We had a great time on our Oasis of the Seas Eastern Caribbean cruise. We were worried that the ship would be crowded for our spring break sailing. Not so. The way the ship is designed, you can be as quiet and solitary or loud and in a crowd as you please.  We were impresesd with our Family Stateroom that had two bunk beds, a pull out sofa and a king size bed. There was plenty of room for our two teens and we weren't cramped with all four of us in a room.  

The food...oh where to start? We really enjoyed the food on board. We purposefully didn't want a schedule or a set time to dine, we wanted to go with the flow of the day. We ate most dinners at Windjammer and the food was delicious. Plenty of options for whatever you were in the mood to eat.  We ate at Silk with My Time Dining reservations twice- it was great, too. My husband spotted a filet mignon on the menu that included an upcharge and stated it was from Chops Grille. It was certainly cheaper than eating at Chops Grille and was cooked to perfection. I enjoyed ordering 4 appetizers one night, instead of the standard fare. The wait staff were friendly, always helpful and smiling and even when the lines were long- they kept a great attitude.  

Since we didn't have a list of reservations booked ahead of time, we happened to speak with someone at the reservation desk at Silk. They commented that we hadn't eaten at any of the specialty restaurants,  we explained we were going for relaxation and not too structured of a schedule. He offered reservations at the Solarium Cafe for dinner at no charge for 7 people.  We took him up on the offer and really enjoyed the food at Solarium.  The ambiance there was very relaxed and it wasn't crowded at all. I think they were trying to off-load some patrons from the busier restaurants for the at-sea days, but it worked in our favor. 

We spent most of our time in the Solarium area- it is peaceful, relaxing and there are plenty of spots to be in the sun or stay out of the sun. Great place to curl up with a good book and the Solarium Bistro is just steps away to grab a snack or lunch.  

Our kids really enjoyed the teen program. There were plenty of 'cool' activities for them to do and it was organized very well.  Dinners, dances, dodgeball tournaments, air hockey, ice skating, Flow Rider sessions for teens only, on and on.  I think they enjoyed the freedom to roam on the ship, along with all of the activities, too!

We were overwhelmed by the drink package choices and in hindsight, could have gotten away with just purchasing the kids the Royal Refreshment package.  We don't drink much soda, but we do like juices, flavored sparkling water, and frozen drinks. We aren't big drinkers and purchased wine/beer by the glass at dinner, which worked out well to forego the all included alcohol package.  It took us a few days to uncover where the Coca Cola FreeStyle machines were hiding- there are two in the Windjammer Cafe and two by Sorrento's. We liked the Dasani Sparkling Raspberry water option, but quickly discovered the Windjammer and Solarium Bistro have a low calorie flavored water (Strawberry and Mango) that were refreshing. 

We LOVED the Oasis aqua show, the ventriloquist and the bands at Bolero.  The people watching just sitting in the main promenade area was priceless.  We couldn't believe we were on a cruise ship while strolling through Central Park one evening, they've piped in sounds of crickets and if you didn't know it, you would think you were in a random park.  

We had a great experience and will definitely be back. 

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Oasis- Western Caribbean

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Feb 28, 2015

A wonderful experience, Ship is huge, food was great with some variety, 16 floors with many things to do on-board.  Staff friendly and helpful.

Only thing was that you have to buy your beverage package.  Water is the only thing free and juice in the morning.

Haiti- not much going on for the $, Jamaica- more stuff but too much $ for excursion, Cozumel- much going on. 

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MONEY SHIP

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Feb 21, 2015

I ENJOYED THE SHIP, I WILL SAIL WITH ROYAL CARIBBEAN AGAIN. I ENJOYED THE FOOD AND THE SALES THEY HAVE ON THE SHIP. CATS MUSICAL IS A HIT, AND CENTRAL PARK IS SO RELAXING ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIKE READING. MY DISLIKE ABOUT MY CRUISE: IT IS A MONEY SHIP. EVERYONE WE MET SAID THE SAME THING WE WAS THINKING. TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, WE PREPAID OUR GRATUITIES, BUT AT THE END OF OUR CRUISE AN ENVELOPE WAS LEFT FOR EXTRA GRATUITIES. I HAD TO ASK THE PORTER TO CLEAN THE BATHROOM. THERE WAS HAIR IN THE SHOWER ON THE FIRST DAY, AND THEN I NOTICED FOR FOUR DAYS THE SAME TRASH WAS ON THE BATROOM FLOOR.

 

MS. DEATRICE HUGGINS

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Super Vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Feb 21, 2015

My husband  took the 7 night cruise on the Oasis of the Seas.  Greatest ship we have ever been on.  It had everything & more that anyone could ask for.  We will definitely go again.

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