October 2015 - Oasis of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas
Overall a great cruise. 3 days is not enough time to enjoy and experience everything that this ship has to offer. The updated cabin layout vs the other RCCL ships is one of the highlights of this ships. The different layout makes the cabin feel larger than other ships.
Embarkation was a breeze. got to the pier by 1215, on board by 1245. Cabins ready by 1pm.
We enjoyed the specialty restaurants on this ship. Did not eat in the dining room or in the Windjammer. Once on board we went to Johnny Rockets. Great fresh burgers. $7.95 for anything you want on the menu with the exception of a milkshake, but it does include a fountain soda. We did miss sitting outside on the higher decks that you get with other ships. 1st night was at Giovanni's Table. A very nice Italian restaurant served family style for appetizers and salads. The pasta was spot on and the Filet of Beef melted in your mouth. 2nd night was at Sabor. The best food at a specialty restaurant that I have ever had on a cruise ship. Get the dinner tasting menu. At first we were going to order a tasting for both my wife and myself, the waiter talked us out of it and I'm glad we did. Each portion you ordered from the menu was enough for 2. From fresh made at the table guacamole with fresh chips, all the way to the braised short rib in a mole sauce, the meal was 5 stars or more from beginning to end. 3rd night was at 150 central park, the meal was good, portions were very small. Not worth the $40 per person cover.
Entertainment on board was plentiful. Aqua show was very good, Come Fly with me was good. Saw some of Cats, due to a ticket snafu couldn't get in until halfway through. We ordered tickets online prior to sailing. When we arrived on board, they only had one ticket reserved, not two. Costuming was good, and a nice show.
We enjoyed the entire ship on port day in Nassau. We did not disembark, spent the day at the pool and whirlpools. Lots of things to do on the ship if you choose not to go ashore.
Overall a good cruise. We wanted to experience the ship as a whole and were happy with that. Would we go on the ship again, maybe. We enjoy the cruise ship feel, being able to sit at a restaurant and see the water go by during a nice dinner for 2, because of the location of the restaurant, we did not get that experience, no ocean views. The normal Eastern/Western itineraries are not really something that we are looking for and that is all that this ship seems to offer. If there was a southern Caribbean sailing we would go.