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Oasis of the Seas

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

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"I explain this to the dining room manager, she replies to me loud enough for the whole :..." in 67 reviews.

"...an carousel), to the uptown `` park avenue '' feel of central park with a sidewalk caf, pergola, chophouse and coach..." in 58 reviews.

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



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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 star
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Good Experience...Areas for some improvement

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2014

Ship was neat to experience....wait staff in My Dining were awesome....our Suite 6660 was excellent (minus never having both cold water faucets not working) and in a VERY convenient location. Being on the 6th deck and aft near the elevators was a Godsend as we were close to the My Time dining room and the activities on the main decks (6 for Boardwalk and 5 for Royal Promenade). Being aft on our deck also was convenient to take an elevator ride to the Concierge Lounge (deck 11), Sports/Pool deck (15) and Windjammer Marketplace (deck 16). Being that the ship travels to warm climates it would have been nice to have ice cream available at all times, especially after 8-9pm. Your only option after that time is ice cream that you have to pay for.

 

Areas of improvement could be in the room selection process, pushy photograhers, and our unyielding person assigned to clean and take care of our room.

1. Room Selection: We were told of our room 30+ days before we sailed and our cabin number was posted on our account on line and was confirmed at check in. Yet, when we went to our room, we entered the room and found that it was already given to another couple (as an upgrade for them cruising on back to back voyages) - and their luggage was there. While RC did a nice job at quickly fixing this error (and indentifying the correct room for the other couple), it didn't get our cruise started off on the greatest note and I questioned how this mistake could happen when rooms are pre-assigned well in advance.

 

2. Pushy photograhers - in them trying to get you to purchase their packages and not always clearly explaining how the pricing worked.

 

3. Unyielding maid assigned to clean and take care of our room - always wanted to know when we'd be out of our room, wasn't too kind in helping us get our clothing pressed for the 1st Formal night (a nice perk of having a suite), and not always understanding how the amentities of people a suite were to be handled (I'm talking about the smaller suite here).

 

But overall, we had a great time and found anyone we spoke with on the ship to be very accommodating to try and help us.

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diahnna
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

2 star
2 star
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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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ckh50
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
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Beautiful ship and great shows.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2014

Ship options for dining and activities is beyond compare. Although the ship is extremely large, you do not feel crowded. Port stops are routine which is fine for the first-time cruiser, but may to be expanded for returning guests.

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pa2b32
Second Mate

Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 star
5 star
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5 star

Had a blast

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2014

Cruising is always nice, but cruising on the Oasis of the Seas is NICE!!!. So much to do and excellent food and staff. Cannot wait to go again. From the rock wall to the solarium, there is something to peak your interest and satisfy even the pickiest of person. Except for the noise from cleaning the pool, cannot wait to go again.

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bripcon
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

2 star
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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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Popular Tips for Oasis of the Seas


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 15, 2014
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Sail Date: Nov 08, 2014
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