We have always traveled on smaller ships so, we wanted to try a bigger ship for a change. Well, there is only 1 more bigger ship (for now). For starters the Oasis is a HUGE ship! It rarely felt like it was packed with people. We were always able to get an elevator without a problem, there were always plenty of lounge chairs around, the only place that felt crowded was the promenade on the sale days. There are plenty of things to do around the ship for every level of activity. The staff was very attentive. Our room steward was so concerned when I had a minor mishap that he checked on me several times. The main dinning room staff was terrific. Our waiter Mannuel and his assistant Royen were always there before we knew it. Manuel joked every night that his grandma made us a special dinner. The ports were good, I enjoyed St. Thomas and St. Maarten, Nassua was ok, the people were definitely not as friendly as the other ports. I would most definitely cruise again on the Oasis or her sister ships.
We were totally thrilled with the OASIS of the Seas. The stateroom was nice. The bathroom counter could have been higher - typical kitchen counter height. The handicap cabins could have the lower counters. The nightlight in the bathroom was great, very safe to get up in the middle of the night. Loved the balcony, our favorite cabin. Anxious for the move to Port Canaveral, we won't have to drive so far. Will cruise again on Oasis.
The cruise overall was terrific! The main prominade on deck 5 was beautiful with great lighting and nice stores. I really enjoyed the Central Park and the Central Park cafe. It had really nice salads and the sandwiches were awesome! The dining room we had was the Grande. It was very formal looking and the waitstaff was top notch. The pools and hot tubs were so nice and relaxing. This ship is the best one I have been on. Although the ship did rock quite a bit and left me feeling vertigo well after coming home.
Food was amazing. Drinks were amazing. (If you're a drinker, the drink packages are worth it). The entire staff was friendly and helpful. Lots of things to do. The only downside was that it's a BIG boat and a lot of people. Takes a minute to get the hang of navigating things. And for us, the ship swayed almost the whole time- that was likely because of the weather though.
I am very disappointed with the fact reservations are needed for most of the entertainment, for instance Comedy Show and Shows. Also Ice Skating is on a first come basis. So I wasn't able to experience the Comedy Show nor Ice Skating because they were filled to capacity. Overall it is a beautiful ship but I will continue to cruise on Royal Caribbean smaller ships where I don't have to make a reservation and missed out on the fun.
Had a great cruise with 3 other couples. This was our second time on the Oasis of the Seas. Weather was fantastic the entire trip, Labadee was a lot of fun great cookout. My time dining crew was excellent and food was good too. Enjoyed all the onboard shows especially Adult Comedy and Elvis Headliner. Zip Line was fun especially for the wives. Our house keeper was super she was very attentive. Arriving and departing on the ship was well managed. The groups biggest disappointment 150 Park Central restaurant will not do that again.
It was smooth sailing on the Oasis of the Seas. Great entertainments and shows on the ship. If you love Elvis, then you'll love Travis Ledoyt (Headliner). Dinning services was great. Hats off to severs Vishal and Jazzmin in the main dinning room. Love the layout on the ship.
We had a wonderful trip. My husband and I had taken one cruise previously, along with our two oldest children (then 3 and 5). It was on another cruise line. Everyone talked up the cruise. It was such a disappointment. Nothing to do, one small pool. Needless to say, I didn't have high expectations this time. The less you expect, the less disappointment. I was wrong. I absolutely loved it. A great combination of relaxation and fun. Royal Caribbean does it well! I didn't pay attention when booking that we were on the biggest ship. It was amazing! It's huge! But somehow, doesn't seem overly crowded.
There were a few things I would have changed, of course. We didn't get in to see the comedy show any of the nights bc it was always booked up. And after a few nights, we skipped the dining room. There are enough other options, and actually we preferred that. There is enough going on at night such as game shows, and things, that we were entertained. I did not want to leave this ship. I've been home 5 days and I'm having withdrawals!!! We didn't take our children, although there are tons of things for children on the ship, without feeling like you are surrounded by kids. All in all, I would, or shall I say WILL definitely do again!!
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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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