June 2016 - Oasis of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
Overall I had a good time, I bought an ocean view balcony for my girlfriend and myself for our second anniversary. The room was to be expected. There was like 5 channels on the television in english. Absolutely, everything on the cruise was an up-sell. They want you to pay for literally everything. The only free amenities are a few shows, most of the food, and pool access but other than that you're expected to pay for absolutely everything else. Also, I understand that 7000 people are being fed everyday but the amount of corner cutting that happens in the kitchen is unreal. With the amount of money that the cruise line rakes in there's no excuse for it. One of my meals said it came with mango coleslaw, however, when it arrived my chicken was garnished with wilted lettuce in a puddle of watered down mayonnaise, no joke. So the food experience was hit or miss. It was my girlfriend's first cruise so I didn't want to tell her my disappointment with some of the aspects. For the most part I didn't feel claustrophobic with the amount of people on board except when it came to the pools. The ship could definitely use a few more. The only time the pools weren't at capacity was after 5 when people started to filter out to get ready for dinner. All-in-all it was a relaxing time but I in no way felt that it was worth the exorbitant amount I paid. I won't cruise on this ship again and I hear all of Royal Caribbean's ships upsell everything as well so I'll probably go back to Princess in the future.