Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5

Midnight on the Oasis...

Sail Date: September 25, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

Being on the Oasis was nothing short of a fantasy. Imagine, you're strolling through a park, listening to birds chirping, sipping vintage wine and star-gazing. Sounds like New York, right? No, it's the middle of the ocean! I've read other reviews where ships have been called floating resorts. Nice, but the Oasis is more of a floating town. There was something for everyone: from the boardwalk with its' carnival decor and atmosphere (including an authentic carousel), to the uptown "Park Avenue" feel of Central Park with a sidewalk caf, pergola, chophouse and Coach store. We were never at a loss for great food where again, there was something for everyone. Being health conscious (though we didn't always make it!), we often opted for the Solarium Caf which served up a variety of tasty, healthy meals with an international flair. There were so many dining options (including a sushi restaurant, seafood "shack" and steakhouse)--not to mention the formal dining room and more casual Windjammer buffet --that seven days was not enough to get to them all! IWe've cruise RCCL before and always pleased at the friendly efficiency of the staff. they're ready when you need them and almost "invisible" when you don't. The layout of the ship, as with may others in the fleet, was easy to navigate. And, despite the large number of passengers...you never felt crowded and could easily find a spot to be completely alone. Despite travelling at one of the fastest speeds of any other jumbo liner, the Oasis remained stable, even during some rough seas. You could barely feel the movement and the gentle rocking at night made falling asleep a dream.
The only complaint would be that some of the venues allowed smoking in certain areas. I realize that compromise is necessary but smoke travels and putting all smokers in a side room or on the second floor of a club did help, but smoke travels and you could still smell it at times. To be fair it wasn't strong but still present.

Pros: Central Park, the Solarium, Entertainment Venues

Cons: Not enough ports of call

Recommends Oasis of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
Great layout and extremely easy to navigate. The electronic boards were fantastic.
Food and Dining
So many choices, so little time! We loved the Solarium Caf which provided healthy, yet tasty alternatives
Cabin / Stateroom
Larger than on other RCCL ships but didn't like the beds being so close to the closet. We later learned that there were a variety of layout options so in the future we will select a room that puts the beds closer to the window.
Service and Staff
Staff was always willing to help. They were there when needed but remained almost "invisible" when not.
The cruise director was fantastic and the entertainment options varied and interesting. Their rendition of the play Hairspray was definitely broadway worthy
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Don't Miss: If you like snorkeling, don't miss the "PowerCat" excursion to Honeymoon Beach
Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Don't Miss: The Rum Jumbie stand at the port has fantastic smoothies and great prices.

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