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GREAT CRUISE ON THE OASIS

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What people said about this ship:

"Food in the main dining room was excellent." in 69 reviews.

"We enjoy having a balcony overlooking Central Park, our friends enjoy overlooking the Boardwalk." in 59 reviews.

"The many specialty restaurant s included, Chops Grille for great steaks, for..." in 2 reviews.



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disapointing

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 23, 2014

The staff was not very friendly

Disappointed in the quality of our upgraded room

Poor communication

The dining room dinners were lukewarm, not fresh

Scheduled activities were not easy to find and they often didn't happen

On the morning of departure early breakfast was not easy to obtain

We did enjoy the couples massage, the adult solarium pool area, the fitness center and running track

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Just Perfect!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 02, 2014

I cant say enough about this cruise.  It was fabulous.  If anybody gets bored on this cruise they need to stay their boring behinds at home.  I will have to do another one just so I can finish doing everything.  Staff was great, food was delicious and the entertainment was a blast.    I really liked the variety of foods that Royal Caribbean offers. Since I'm often cruising with my teenage son that doesn't make time to dine with me in the dining room I still get to enjoy a array of different dishes.  When I saw real eggs over easy I was so in love with this ship.   My son (15) saw his first Broadway show and met many people from all over the world.  This ship should be on everyone's bucket list.

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Just cruisin...

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 23, 2014

We were definitely impressed with the boat.  It's rather large but at the end of the cruise -- we decided -- it was TOO BIG!  Missing the Bahamas was a bummer due to the hurricane but we definitely could have picked up it on Thursday or Friday.  Very disappointing.  A $20 credit for port charges/taxes didn't cut it for me at all.  I am pretty sure quite a few people would agree with me.

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Cafeteria Food

Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 16, 2014

No matter how beautiful or modern a ship may be, which the Oasis of the Seas is, if the food experience is poor the trip is ruined.  As a frequent cruiser, I would prefer an older ship with outstanding food.  It was evident that a decision was made recently by corporate to cut costs.  Based on past reviews, my wife and I looked forward to an excellent experience.  The ship was impressive.  The first night in the main dining room set the tone for the week.  Food came out cool, not hot.  Quality was what you would expect from a cafeteria, not the flagship of the fleet!  Soups and sauces were "broken", flavorless and packaged.  Fish dishes frozen, and tasted "fishy" and not fresh.  Beef dishes had a strange texture and taste.  Reminded me of my first taste of beef in a third world country. Desserts all had the same problem;  hard textures, lack of richness and also not fresh.  The next day looked forward to a good breakfast only to find no omelet station, trays of food piled high of flavorless scrambled eggs, and everything again lukewarm!  We gave the dining room one more attempt that night only to find more of the same.  We felt forced to eat the remainder of the nights in the specialty restaurants.  Wonder if this is an intentional corporate decision to drive those with high expectations of food to have to pay $$ ?  Specialty restaurants made the trip bearable with decent to good food.  Our last cruise on Celebrity was an outstanding food experience.  I regret not choosing it again!  

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GREAT CRUISE ON A GREAT SHIP!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 23, 2014

My wife and I went with another couple on this cruise and had a blast. Royal Caribbean canceled the stop in Nassau because of weather, but that was not a big deal because all 4 of us had been to Nassau before anyway. We talked with a staff member on board the ship and she gave us some inside information on St. Thomas that was great. We avoided the crowd at Megan's Beach and had a great time on Water Island. Take the water ferry to Water Island, rent a golf cart from Kelly's Karts and tour the island and visit the bays for yourself. The ferry was $10.00 per person round trip and the golf cart was $40.00 for the whole day. There is even a secluded beach that Kelly can tell you about. The next day we went to St Maarten and took a taxi to airport beach and watched the plans land that was cool. We also visited Orient Beach which was not all that great. The weather was not to great that day and the beach was covered in seaweed. And the people wanting to give you a message every freaking 5 seconds was annoying, but it was ok. Our taxi driver was great, she was super nice and very helpful. She told us we should have told her we wanted to visit a less crowded beach and she could have hooked us up. Next time we will let her know for sure.

 

The only negatives we had about the ship were that the soda machines that fill your cup when you buy the soda package were scarce. They need one on every deck to handle the numbers of people. The other thing is there were A LOT of people on this ship. Its a big ship yes, but with 6000+ passengers and 2400+ crew it got tight. Just a note, Royal Caribbean should have ELEVATOR CLASSES for the people from other countries, as soon as the door would open people were trying to get on before you could get off. That got Super Annoying. Other than that, it was a marvelous time.

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Make sure you book your shows well in advance online or as soon as you get on the boat!

Book your entertainment and activities before the cruise to guarantee entrance to the entertainment. Take advantage of all of the programs - you won't be disappointed

From MeetOnCruise iPhone App: Book all your shows online before the cruise. This is crucial or you may not get into some. Do not miss the aqua theater show. It is amazing. This ship and the Allure are UNBELIEVABLE! You will love it.

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Sail Date: Nov 29, 2014
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