Oasis of the Seas

4.1 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: XL     Refurbished: 6 yrs ago    
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Oasis of the Seas is an extra large ship, carrying 5400 passengers and 1800 crew, and sails from Port Canaveral, Florida.

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5 out of 5

Amazing Ship!

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Many people shy away from big ships as they fear facing masses of people.  In truth the Oasis of the Seas is big enough to allow people to be spread across many activities, restuarants, shows, etc.  We stayed on the 8th floor, which was great as "Central Park" was right there with a great bar, cafe, restaurants, etc.  The specialty restaurants were excellent and worth the upcharge.  Yoga on the helipad was awesome!  The Aquashows were amazing.  The "All Access" tour of the ship, including the bridge, was well worth it.  

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Oasis of the Seas December 31, 2016 - January 8, 2017

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The Oasis of the Seas is a wonderful ship and we had a great time!  All the entertainment was outstanding (don't miss CATS,)!  We loved all of the venues for specialty entertainment (Jazz 4, Bolero's, Dazzles, etc.).  Recommend spending time the first day getting to know the ship.  While it is the biggest ship I have been on, it is easy to navigate from venue to venue and once you know the ship, it seems much cozier!  Hard to believe with 6,000+ people how uncrowded it can seem.  If you are sailing at a peak time (when school is out) make sure to make your reservations for the shows, dinners, etc. ahead of time....and don't be late for the shows.  They start on time and 15 minutes prior to the show they allow the people in the "stand-by" line to enter. 

 

Plenty of options for food and beverages.  The solarium is a great place to unwind.  Look for our favorite bar waiter, Anthony!  He does a great job.

 

We found all the crew and staff to be very nice, friendly and accommodating.  Cruise Director Drew Devine and his assistant, Margo, are outstanding.  Watch their morning show!

 

Food on the ship is very good, but not great!  They do have the best sandwiches available, however, at Park Café.  Ask for the Beef on Wek!  Amazingly good!

 

We stayed in a balcony cabin (12653) over Central Park.  Not recommended.  View is very limited (as opposed to the Boardwalk neighborhood where you can at least see the ocean behind the ship) and while on your balcony you don't feel as private as you would in an ocean balcony because all you do is look at other people's rooms and they at you!  Surprised

 

All in all, we highly recommend the Oasis of the Seas!  Enjoy!

 

 

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5 out of 5

the best vacation plan

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everything 100% , the best food, the shows omg!! the service incredible !! hope they keep doing itLove the best cruise ever !! I feel free to recommend  to any one,

is a grat place to be

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4 out of 5

Ship was wonderful, St. Kitts excursion not so much

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We were on the Oasis for 8 nights beginning 12/31/2016.  The ship was very nice.  Even thought the ship is huge, it never felt crowded on board.  There was always a place to sit on the deck, sit for breakfast/lunch etc.  The emphasis on cleanliness was impressive.  From the hand sanitizer in the Windjammer to the recommendation to open public restroom doors with a paper towel, everything was immaculate.  Service was also commendable, especially in the restaurants.  We were on a different cruise line a couple of years ago and the service was not even comparable to what we received on the Oasis.  My only complaint was with respect to our excursion on St. Kitts.  We did a nature kayak excursion which was not well organized at all.  The excursion vendors need to be better vetted before they are considered for booking by Royal Caribbean.  We were also less than thrilled with the beaches on the Royal Caribbean private Island of Labadee, Haiti.  The beaches were very rocky (hard to walk on).  I would have rather had another island as a stop on the itinerary.

 

All in all a lovely vacation.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Great Cruise on Oasis

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We find ourselves wanting to nit-pick a cruise experience because we expect everything to be perfect.  We make these comments with that in mind.  There are a few areas in which RCCL can make changes to make a great experience a GREAT experience.  Here are a few:

- Restructure MyTime dining to include the other dining rooms not just the one assigned (ie. Deck 3).  Waiting in line for 45 minutes is not acceptable to then find out that you are being sent to another dining room.  Doesn't Mytime Dining mean "My Time"?

- Do something about the smoke emanating from the casino.  IT STINKS.  Just walking anywhere on Deck 4 (ie. reassigned dining room) is uncomfortable.

- Servers on Deck 4 were not as good as that found on Deck 3 or Deck 5 dining rooms, are they second string? 

- Good service marks go out to Charlene, American Icon Bar Server, Jackie, our room steward, Olga and Bilyania, our bar servers.  They made this experience wonderful.

- Experience the ice show, and any musical playing on the cruise.  We saw CATS again with a wonderful performance.

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5 out of 5

Fantastic ship, food, and service, entertainment not so much

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Our favorite part of this cruise is the beauty of the ship, the wonderful quality of food, and the exceptional service. What we didn't like about the ship are three primary things: 1.) There is not enough entertainment for everyone on the ship to attend. We didn't reserve anything when we first got on the ship (it was our first time cruising with Royal Caribbean so we did not know this was a necessity) so we were unable to see any shows; 2.) The chairs on the balconies are extremely uncomfortable. I love to sit out on the balcony is silence and read for hours at a time on Sea Days. But, the chair was so uncomfortable that I could only stand it for about 30 minutes at a time. We saw other RC ships that had really nice chairs, and we have been on several Carnival ships with comfortable chairs; 3.) The ship staff did nothing to prohibit people from saving chairs on Sea Days. The entire Solarium area was saved by 8am with people's towels, and many of them wouldn't return for hours at a time. On Carnival, they go around every 30 minutes and gather up towels and belongings to allow other people to have an opportunity to enjoy the area. As a result, there is always plenty of seating and nobody feels the necessity to save seats. RC has a rule that seats cannot be saved for longer than 30 minutes, but it was not enforced.

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3 out of 5

Disappointed

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My favorite part was the ship was beautiful.  The food was a disappointment in choices and quality after my first cruise.  Service was OK at best.  If this would have been my first cruise, it would have been my only cruise.

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1 out of 5

unsatisfied customer

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

My favorite part of the cruise is the food at the buffet  restaurants. The food at the Silk dining room sucked. The chicken was dry and hard. The spaghetti was uncooked and not enough tomato sauce. I would recommend to you that when a customer requested to be on a share table that you should accommodate her. But I would not recommend this to anyone else. I have been on the ship for eight days and for six days I have been asking to put me on tables with other people. That did not happened. Only twice they place me on a share table with a couple, because I complained every night and that was it. There were 4 empty chairs next to me. They did not even attempt to fill the whole table. So I am very upset about that. If I wanted to eat alone I would have stayed home. Also, because I purchased two excursion with another company, they would not help me directions or anything else about the tours. I missed my tour excursion in Cozumel, Mexico because I did not know where to go and No one would assists me. So The glass bottom boat left me. I wasted my time and my money. I spent a fortune at the Vitality Spa for my teeth whitening except my teeth did not get to be white. The sad thing about that is the lady tried to convince that my teeth were white!!!! To satisfy me, you can send me two free tickets and all will be forgiven.

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4 out of 5

Beautiful ship, excellent food, good entertainment and wonderful service

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The Oasis of the seas is an extraordinary and unique ship with the hollowed out center allowing for inside balcony rooms overlooking the central park and promenade decks. This really sets the Oasis class apart from other lines especially for days at sea as you feel like you are in a seaside resort town.

 

The entertainment and activities are very good, but they are the same as other cruise lines, better in some areas, but worse in others. The first suggestion is to improve the comedy clubs. Everyone likes a laugh, including children, yet the comedy club is adults only and there was only one comedian for the whole cruise, so you could only really see his show once. We tried seeing him at the larger Oasis theatre, but the show was the same jokes, which was disappointing. Perhaps for the volume of customers you could have two comedians with an early family friendly show and a later adult show and rotate comedians part way through the cruise when stopping in ports. Our cruise stopped at 4 places and at three of these ports there were other Royal Caribbean ships docked that comedians could be swapped out from. This would be a great improvement to the comedy element of RC cruises.

 

The next suggestion is to have a retro night club, not a modern disco, but something from the 'on the town' type films of the 40's & 50's where there are drinks, music and a short show with singing and dancing. You have the Dazzle bar which is a great venue, but is under utilized and you have the dancers from the Oasis theatre. I can't think of a movie at the moment, but you've seen them, a black and white film where people go from club to club and there is a show with showgirls dancing or telling jokes, an orchestra and bar. You could lift songs from the films - you have the venue, the singers, the musicians and the bar!

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5 out of 5

Great experience!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

It was a great experience for the whole family, my kids, 22, 17 and 13 loved it.

Huge ship with tons of activities for everyone.

Great customer Service, all the staff was wonderful.

Hallways to cabins need to be remodel, dirty carpets in some places...

 

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

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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

HappyNJcouple
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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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Size

Dec 2009

Built

6 yrs ago

Refurbished

5400

Total Passengers

3.00

Crew to Passenger Ratio

15

Number of Decks

2704

Total Cabins

86

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