Did not meet EXPECTATIONS - OASIS OF SEA

Where do I start? Room for 3 = NO WAY, extremely small, no space to put clothes. Room had bad smell. Plumbing issues in shower flooded the floor.

2. Waited in lines for all bar services, up to 20 minutes!!!!!

3. They had nerve to charge for POPCORN/ $2.50 for small box? (How much does it cost 4 popcorn) come on now! Next they will charge for ice cream.

4. Wait service not warm and friendly compared to other ships.

5. Reservations were needed for all shows.

6. My time dining/ was unable to make a reservation even though they said to. They were not able to accommodate.

Tags: Royal Caribbean Oasis of sea DISAPPOINTED

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I have yet to sail on a RC mega ship. I was on the NCL Escape however and we paid for not booking shows there. The stand by line was way to long to deal with that. We are booked for the Oasis next Dec and as soon as I can we are booking shows, and we have scheduled traditional dining. The freestyle dining with NCL was a bad experience, food took forever to get out. Staff didn't know who was covering what table at times. I was served a 75% melted ice cream sandwich. I personally feel that with the traditional dining the experience would have been better. We shall see. But on the mega ships reservations are the way to go. Besides what's the worst that can happen with a reservation, you have a good time or eat a wonderful meal?

Passengers to space ratio (gross tonnage divided by passengers). Passengers to crew ratio (Passengers divided by crew)------Oasis of the Seas 41.6 & 2.4-----Majestic Princess 40.5 & 2.6-----Disney Fantasy 51.8 & 1.7------Seven Seas Explorer 74.6 & 1.3-----Celebrity Edge 44.1 & 2.2----Pacific Princess 44.1 & 1.8----Carnival Triumph 36.8 & 2.3

Larger ships mean larger problems???

I will say that I think RCL does large ships better than NCL as far as layout and design and people flow. Line ups and waits and a need for reservations are inevitable as soon as you hit what I would say is above 3000 passengers. Have never been on one of the Behemoth 6000+ passenger ships that RCL has but I have been on the 4100 passenger ships from both RCL and NCL and while NCL felt crowsed on poor weather days the RCL ship did not.

I have been on the Quantum, Oasis, Allure, Harmony and Symphony all mega ships that carries thousands of passengers and I never felt like it was crowded. I made all of my reservations for the shows at home before I sailed. Never had any issues with bar service anywhere on the ship. My wife and I always book a stateroom/Suite that's big enough for us to move around in at the same time so we don't run each other over. Our experience on these ships has been very good.

We sailed on Allure in 2016 and Oasis in 2017 and had great experiences on both ships. Sometimes the lines in the WJ were long and a few times we had to wait to get a drink, but this wasn't the majority of the time.

We also had 4 people in one room! It was fine. Two of them were teens. We did our best to limit luggage and only bring what we thought we'd need. We only attend two dinners in the dining room so less outfits.

I'm a fan of the big ships and I'm planning on a girls trip next April on the Harmony!

Ive sailed on Allure twice, and Oasis once.

We are not room dwellers at all. Legitimately the only time we are in the room is to change, get ready for dinner, and sleep.

First Cruise on Allure, we had an Interior room. For 2 people, it was adequate, but perhaps a tad small.

Second Cruise on Oasis, we discovered the Front-facing oceanview rooms. Absolutely wonderful, because we had all the room of a Interior room, plus a whole bunch more floorspace, due to the angled front wall, that has an approx 24 sqft window.

Third Cruise on Allure, we had the exact same room we had on Oasis.

Room size is objective. Ive also Sailed on Empress, and Majesty with 3 people in the room. Empress was an oceanview, and was fairly cramped, but not awful. Majesty, we had a Junior Suite, and it is slightly smaller than a Balcony room on Freedom class and larger, however the bathroom was larger.

I dont like having specific plans on vacation, however, we booked everything as soon as booking opened, including My-time dining. At that point, if you make the shows, you make the shows. if not, thats why there is a stand-by line.

First day onboard, before the muster drill, I usually wander about, and find where all the busiest bars are. Those bars tend to be just as busy throughout the trip, so I avoid them.

We are yet to have a bad experience on an Oasis ship. Hopefully that continues with our cruise on Symphony next spring in a Oceanview Balcony room!

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