My favorite part of the cruise was the overall appearance, elegance and friendliness of the crew. The food was very good too! Our cabin steward, Aleus Paul, and the restaurant wait staff at the American Icon dining room were all superb!!!!! The ship is gorgeous, huge and state of the art!!!!
The only negative was the casino. My husband and I visited there every single night and NEVER won. We also observed the slot players around us and no one won a jackpot. That's not something we're accustomed to seeing on a cruise.
Our favorite part of the cruise were the ports! We always enjoy visiting new places and seeing the different cultures and meeting new people.
The food on the Oasis was a bit disappointing to us. It just wasn't as good as some of the other ships we have been on. However the service of the staff on the ship was fabulous as always!
Our room had a balcony and that was grand! We enjoy looking across the ocean and looking at the cities as we arrive in the ports.
Oasis has some wonderful shows and the performers were outstanding as they showed their talents during the shows. Our favorites were the Aqua theater and the ice skating show.Those people were just out of this world as they performed their water dives and ice skating talents! Just incredible to watch.
Oasis of the Seas is a beautiful ship with all kinds of activities and things to see and do!
RCCL lived up to its 5 star standards in its ship (gorgeous!), its first class customer service (specially our cabin stewart Geraldine, our waiter George and assistant)
the entertainment was also 5 star - all shows were wonderful! We've seen "Cats" on Broadway and I must say this was an excellent reproduction.
We have taken this itinerary before (yrs ago) and must say we were quite impressed with all the improvements on Labadee.
Well then, why only 4 stars? We purchased the "sensation-SM25 " tour b'cos description was sightseeing and beach - BIG mistake - The sites where poor, unkept neighborhoods - the beach was the Atlantic Ocean - rough and full of huge rocks had to wear shoes! ( our plans were to enjoy the Caribbean not the Atlantic )the beach chairs were in a limited area (3 rows of 6 chains next to the BBQ ) unless you were 'ok' with sitting on the nude part of the beach, and oh yes! BBQ is included but you must pay for water ( sugary punch was free 2 cups per person) It was beyond disappointing it was upsetting to spend my only day in St Maarten in that place.
Had it been my only trip to the island I would have thought that this was normal but I have taken some wonderful tours of St. Maarten to some beautiful bay beaches on the Caribbean side and lovely sights with a different cruise line and I believe that a cruise line like RCCL should offer high standard tours.
The other two stops we did on our own and enjoyed them very very much .
The spa was wonderful and the attention was worthy of a top-notch spa.
Thank you for the gift we found in our cabin and for the free spa treatment.
The ship was beautiful. The food quality has really gone down. Only food available after 9:00PM free is Pizza, anything else you had to pay for. At the start of the shows, they had popcorn for the children and was charging $2.95 for a small box. They should be a shame of them selves How cheap can they get.
Being first time cruisers, my husband and I did not know what to expect. Everyone kept telling us "you'll love it!" When we walked onto the ship, it looked like a huge mall with 17 stories. It was unbelievable!
Everything you need is right there on the ship. If you love to shop, it's there. If you love nonstop activities, it's there. This ship seems to meet everyone's needs -- except ours. It wasn't very relaxing nor private; there were just too many people (over 6000 people not including the staff & crew). Also, the stops in the ports felt rushed.
We sailed for three days before getting to the first port, St. Maarten, then onto Puerto Rico and Labadee, Haiti. We spent less that 24 hours in all three ports. So basically, it was a vacation on a moving hotel.
We're used to traveling to all-inclusive resorts on the same day and enjoying the sites/excursions without feeling rushed. Needless to say, this was a different experience.
Maybe a smaller ship may make for a different experience.
Everything on this ship was wonderful. The activities, the shows, the food. The kids loved every moment. The only problem I had was that my husband is dairy free, and there are not many dairy free options in the form of dessert and other treats. I really would like to see the gluten free and dairy free options made available. He had a horrible experience at Starbucks where he asked for a dairy free beverage and was given one with dairy. I asked the attendant to correct it, and she informed me I would be charged for the change. Starbucks does not charge you to correct a mistake. That was my only problem. All of the other details were amazing.
Our room attendant was just above and beyond the best. Kept everything clean and up to date his name was Mark.
Our waiter was extra nice and seen that we were took care first class and his name was Caesar.
I was not too impressed with the furniture on our balcony as I didn't think it was as comfortable and on other Royal Caribbean cruises I have been on.
The only complaint I have is for room service. Two different we ordered we did not get all we ordered. We called and they brought it to us but we were done eating by then. So that was the last of our room service.
Royal Caribbean is my favorite ship as this was the 4th time with them. I am a gold member now but don't know when I will move up.
A great experience and a lovely ship. I found it difficult to find my way around due to the size of the ship. I wanted more comedy shows. I only wish the excursions, and drink packages weren't so expensive.
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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