August 2014 - Oasis of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern
My wife and I went with another couple on this cruise and had a blast. Royal Caribbean canceled the stop in Nassau because of weather, but that was not a big deal because all 4 of us had been to Nassau before anyway. We talked with a staff member on board the ship and she gave us some inside information on St. Thomas that was great. We avoided the crowd at Megan's Beach and had a great time on Water Island. Take the water ferry to Water Island, rent a golf cart from Kelly's Karts and tour the island and visit the bays for yourself. The ferry was $10.00 per person round trip and the golf cart was $40.00 for the whole day. There is even a secluded beach that Kelly can tell you about. The next day we went to St Maarten and took a taxi to airport beach and watched the plans land that was cool. We also visited Orient Beach which was not all that great. The weather was not to great that day and the beach was covered in seaweed. And the people wanting to give you a message every freaking 5 seconds was annoying, but it was ok. Our taxi driver was great, she was super nice and very helpful. She told us we should have told her we wanted to visit a less crowded beach and she could have hooked us up. Next time we will let her know for sure.
The only negatives we had about the ship were that the soda machines that fill your cup when you buy the soda package were scarce. They need one on every deck to handle the numbers of people. The other thing is there were A LOT of people on this ship. Its a big ship yes, but with 6000+ passengers and 2400+ crew it got tight. Just a note, Royal Caribbean should have ELEVATOR CLASSES for the people from other countries, as soon as the door would open people were trying to get on before you could get off. That got Super Annoying. Other than that, it was a marvelous time.