May 2017 - Oasis of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern
I was cautious. I'd never cruised a large ship before and was worried about crowds and finding my way around the ship. but I needn't have.
When this ship was built, they must have taken special care to make it look big but feel small. With 24 elevators, there was never a problem with stuffing. There were no lines getting into the dining room and the roominess of the prominade prevented problems getting around with sales. There really were no lines to any of the venues.
Entertainment? Broadway shows, comedy shows, ice shows, diving shows... 2 climbing walls, vollyball, basketball, ping pong, zip line, ice skating, 2 flowriders, putt-putt... There's no way you couldn't find something to do.
There are only a couple of negatives... and they're not that bad... and they're just my opinion. First, the windjammer is the windjammer. I think it's named because people blow around the place, jamming even more into a tight space. It was tough finding tables... Another issue was the hike. Getting from the front to back took awhile. While it didn't seem so bad taking the hike through the promenade.. looking down the hall on the stateroom levels reminded you the ship is over 3 football fields long and 200 ft wide! Lastly, reservations for the shows were a bit of a challenge. They were full, then they weren't... then they were. Still, we were able to take in almost all the shows we wanted.
Food was what we've come to expect. The Windjammer fare seems the same as on any ship. The same goes for the MDR... same same... and very good. Our supervisor, waiter, and asst. waiter were attentive almost to the point of diestration. All were super accomodating. We hesitated to eat elsewhere and miss their service. What's nice is there are several venues that offer food. There's Sorentos, Park Cafe, and my fav, the Hot Dog shack. All in all, I think I gained 5 pounds.
Lastly, getting on and off the ship was a breeze. The rebuilt terminal made the process quick. We checked in and walked on board immediately. Our number was called early and the time between walking off the ship to being at the curb was less than 15 minutes.
Bottom line, Oasis was a surprise. While big in size, it was small in attentiveness. I would definately sail her again!