I have traveled with Oasis of the sea before , first time I thought that was the great cruise and that's why I booked two rooms for my whole family again,
I don't think i would ever travel with Royal Caribbean again . The ship wasn't clean like before I had to asked to clean our sofa because of all the dirty spots on it and they cleaned the next day but it was a bad impression. The only friendly people we met were two guys at the dinner time and their manager . Great people. It was a pleasure to know them . Also two ladies at spa were great . My daughter and me had great experience with them. other than that most of people had grumpy attitude . The food quality at the buffe wasn't comparable with before . Last day shopping at the ship we had to Waite more than two hours in line to purchase at the shops . Shows quality wasn't comparable with the experience we had before the comedy show was horrible Kids care bad experience. Nothing like before 😢After spending 20000 for this vacation and fly from Oregon to Florida to go withis ship out whole family were disappointed . Best of luck. Sarah
A fabulous ship with central park and royal promenade (is like a shopping mall) are centrally located. Boardwalk is at the rear with a carousel and water theater. The shows are great (do not take kids to watch Cat's because it is a full production, 2.5 hours, but it was beautiful), the food is excellent, and the activities are so much fun. We were always busy doing something. The staff is wonderful and extremely helpful. The stateroom attendant (room #8128) as well as waitress and staff in our dining room (table #139) were awesome. We loved every part of this trip. Will do it again
Fabulous trip. the ship was so beautiful. never saw anything like it. the food was really good. We're planning on going again. we took so many pictures. there was so many beautiful places to take pictures at on the ship. we were always busy doing something. At the end of the cruise, we had not even seen all the ship. we want to come back again on the same ship so we can see it all. the formal dinner was excellent. and the staff all over the ship were so very helpful and very, very nice. staff from all over the world. pretty neat.
If you like these huge floating cities, this is the cruise for you. Over 6,300 passengers on this cruise and I am told 2,500 crew, this is a HUGE amount of people ! The ship is an engineering marvel, never imagined so many pools and hot tubs. Tons of restaurants, personally resent the specialty restaurants. The food in regular included restaurants should be good enough, and in fact the included food in the dining rooms and Windjammer was great. Great = fantastic variety and amazing taste / quality given the huge amounts served. Never ate at specialty restaurant, but probably good place to get away from the "herd". Entertainment was incredible and beyond expectation. Shows have world class talent doing wonderful things.
Downside: 1. MONEYSQUEEZERS - They try to squeeze money out of you at every turn, every little thing is a calculated to cost you the max they can get. It starts off with a glass of wine with dinner, $10 pineapple drinks, tours which can cost a lot less from very qualified tour operators. 2. THE HERD - Even they were very efficient of handling the huge number of people, its just overwhelming the first day (unless you come from a large city) people everywhere, everything full, everyone milling about. During Disembarkation, they messed up somehow and got behind letting too many numbers out at the same time. There was line cutting, flare-ups and long, long lines to get luggage and get out. Everything was going smooth sometime before us, but when we at # 57 were released, we joined a stopped dead still line, and they kept releasing groups which made the lines almost 5 times longer and caused the problem. I think it was going slow and they decided to get everyone off the ship so they could board the new group (out with the old and in with the new".
Personally, I am going to see which ships I sailed on before, where it was a little quieter, a little more personally luxurious.
Special thanks to the exceptionally nice crew, amazing how people from all over the world can work together in such apparent harmony. Did not see any Americans (other than entertainers). Are we just not capable of being so nice and are we not willing to work as hard under their conditions ? Special thanks go to cabin steward Boengaradji Yerri, "Crazy Yerri" who was really a funny dude. Wait staff were so, so nice and once they knew us, pampered us anticipating our wants... thanks to Gilman Fernandes, Andrii Purtov and Ganna Poturai. They did such a nice job we actually sought out their stations to be spoiled !
A beautiful ship with central park and royal promenade centrally located with elevators on both end. Broadway at the rear with a carousel, hot dogs, and ice cream. The staff is wonderful and extremely helpful. Only downfall is a lot of extras that cost $$$...Ben and Jerry's ice cream place, popcorn, cotton candy, etc. And, you can't bring water aboard!!!
All in all the cruise was awesome. The ship exceeds your wildest expectations and dreams. There are so many activities to do on board. I highly recommend sailing aboard the Oasis Of The Seas. You wouldn't regret it...can I say awesome again. ...
Everything is first class on this cruise and the destinations are amazing. You will never be bored because there is always a list of things to choose from on the ship. The shows are great, the food is excellent, and the activities (from shopping to pamper parties or even mini golf) are so much fun. I loved every part of this trip.
This was our 15th cruise and 5th with Royal Caribbean. For me, the ship seemed very enclosed. Don't get me wrong, it was nice, but it was a little like being in a shopping mall. Even though Boardwalk and Central Park are open air venues, they seemed enclosed as well. It doesn't feel like you're on a ship most of the time. You can't look out to the water from any of the public areas unless you go up top or to the aft, or hang in your room.
The ship was very stable. We didn't feel the movement of the ocean much at all, which is probably what they were shooting for, but it seemed odd. We all commented on how it's nice to have a little rolling with the waves, especially at night.
The upper deck is nice, but it seems so far up and away from the water. There are a lot of gimmicks to keep people occupied, so the ship never really seemed over crowded. One of my favorite things was the hot dog bar. The brats were good.
As for the shows, the Abba show was good and the Aqua show was good as well. We didn't do any of the others. Everyone, including numerous members of the crew said that Cats was really boring. I was surprised at how many crew members we bold enough to trash a show on their own ship, but it must be that bad. Either way, make sure you schedule these things online in advance like they say because we found out that they really do sell out.
Oasis is really nice and very innovative and we had a good time, but that said, we will go back to the Radiance class ships, which are definitely our favorites. We've been on the Radiance and Serenade previously and will be doing the Jewel in the spring.
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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