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Oasis of the Seas

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What people said about this ship:

"Very attentive service in dining room." in 66 reviews.

"it is so beautifully decorated, so spacious, and central park with all the flowers and trees just made us feel so it..." in 57 reviews.

"We did utilize 3 specialty restaurants and they were delicious!" in 2 reviews.


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dotsherratt
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Oasis, the good bad and?

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2014

The Oasis is a engineering marvel, beautiful, no motion felt while traveling. The cruise ship staff is  attentive, knowledgeable and make you feel very welcome. The main dining room setting is white table linens and a full complement dining staff. The menu is varied and very appealing. Several wines are offered to compliment the meal. The activies offered are many and endless. We especially enjoyed the comedy club and the ice skaing preformances. We only tried one specialty restaurant, the sushi restaurant for lunch. The menu was limited and charged extra for hot green tea? (base price was 10.00 dollars per person) This was my second experience with RC, and it was mostly  positive. Other cruise lines I have tried fall way below RC 's preformace vision.   

  The pools and jacuzzis during the day hours were beyond crowded. There was a perpetual wait line for the wave rider and the zip line. The windjammer cafe for lunch was a nightmare, best try other venues for lunch. While the casino ambience was appealing the slot machines were not!!!! The machines take cash and lots of it!  ATMs charge six dollars plus your bank fee, wow! 

  Charges for internet are $299.00 for two devices. Dont buy the drink packages, unless your are a very heavy drinker for kids and adults!  ( endless cokes, how much do you really want your child drinking, otherwise average 3-10 dollars per drink do the math)

  The ports visited were okay. Labadee had several beaches you could go to. The suite guests had their own private beach with shuttle service to get there. The lunch was freshly prepared and very good. Jamaica provided a fenced in area built by RC, and offered many shopping options. I found Margaritaville, yea!  Outside the gates was a total different story. If you are not extremely adventureous, well you decide. Cozumel was great. Offers free wi-fi on shore, cabs are cheap, a tour of nearby interest points runs about thrity bucks with tip. We visitied a tequilla plant and had a great tour, stopped at Margaritaville, and found very reasonable rental prices for sea-doos. (have cash on hand)  

  All in all, I would book with RC again, you learn a lot from each adventure. I would recommend a suite level. You definitely get extra perks, from preferred boarding at the Port Everglades Port,  extras in your suite,  preferrred conciere service, (private breakfasts, afternoon ordurves, reservations for preformances, private invitations to other gatherings). The cost for a suite may be a bit more but well worth it. The other thing I learned was decide before  you pick a ship just how many of the ships features are really important to you. I traveled with my two grand daughters and they used the features mentioned, pools, zip line, flow rider, late night clubs. Me the senior didn't need all that. LOL . Hope this helps, BON VOYAGE  ! !          

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ckh50
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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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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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
7+ cruises

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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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krabberg
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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the Oasis!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: May 31, 2014

the oasis was a great trip! the Staff, food & entertainment was great! we went on the trip for our 25th Aniversary & were spoiled from the time we got on the ship to the time we HAD to get off. :(

so many things to do it was hard to rest. our only hickup was getting into the shows, we didnt know you could make reservations prior to going. HIGHLY RECOMEND doing that. we did get into all of the shows but had to wait for all prior people to get in.we never got into the adult comedy show as that was packed everynight. :(  we'll get in next time. the food at the windjammer was great, we at ate chops for our aniversary dinner & were spoiled rotten, great food! johnny rockets was great, our server (Mike) was great & for $5.00 its all you can eat! but believe me one serving was enough for me. if you go on line to RCC.com you can also print out a sheet with all restarants that charge for meals & that are included with the cruise. go on the Oasis you wont be dissapointed. Kathy. St.Paul Mn   

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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I can't stand waiting in line, FOR EVERYTHING!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Oasis of the Seas | Sail Date: May 24, 2014

Am not going to spend an inordinate amount of time reviewing this cruise.  

By and large, the staff was fabulous; however, they are working against tremedous odds.  With 6000+ guests perhaps the Oasis needs more staff so that people don't have to spend so much time waiting in line.  I came on a cruise to relax, not to be stressed by waiting in line and worrying whether we were going to get into shows, dinner, etc.  

I was on the Oasis a few years ago and was impressed.  Oh well, not again.

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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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