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.

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