Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

A cruise to remember!!

Sail Date: July 09, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ship was beautiful, to say the least. The stateroom was large and had lots of places to store our belongings. I was impressed with the organization of the bathroom. Although it looked small, it had everything and was quite comfortable. I was particularly impressed by the size of this ship, The Oasis of the Seas. We sailed at full capacity, so it had about six thousand guests and over two thousand employees on board--that's a city on the high seas. In spite of the number of people on board, you could always find a quiet spot for relaxation. The ship was divided into neighborhoods, a novel idea. If you wanted to shop, there were lots of shops along the promenade deck where you could browse or stop at one of the many bars for a drink. It felt very much like being on a city street. Central park was true to its name--lots of greenery and restaurants. We spent many hours there enjoying the atmosphere. The boardwalk was also fun, with lots of activities for children as well as adults. The carousel was a surprise. The many specialty restaurants included, Chops Grille for great steaks, Giovannis for Italian food, and a seafood restaurant. Unfortunately, we only tried Chops Grille, and the steak was as good as we had heard. The wines are a little too expensive, so next time, we plan to pre purchase a wine package for our dining pleasure. There were numerous activities from swimming to basketball. We were amazed to dicover a full miniature golf course as well as over six ping-pong tables. This ship has it all. My husband and I are already planning to cruise on this ship again, but this time with our best friends.

Pros: The ship itself was extraordinary. Even though my husband and I have been on three previous cruises, this ship far exeeded our expectations.

Cons: My time dining was not particularly helpful to us. We had hoped to spend some time and get to know some other guests at dinner, but this did not happen.

Recommends Oasis of the Seas? Yes!

Children's Programs
We did not have children on the cruise, but we were impressed with the activities for children, from the full scale carousel to the daily programming at the Adventure Ocean centre on deck 14. Although we ocassionally saw children around, they never got in the way. They wer obviously being kept busy elsewhere.
Ship Quality
The ship was not only beautiful and clean, but it was organized into neighborhoods, giving one lots of options on where and how to spend each day. Most of the time, it felt as if you were on a busy street or in the park relaxing, depending on which neighborhood you happened to be in.
Food and Dining
The Opus dining room was beautiful and the food excellent, most of the time. There were several specialty restaurants for a small price. We ate at Chops Grille and loved the steaks. The wines are rather expensive, though.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom, on deck fourteen, was adequate in size for my husband and me and was kept very clean by our stateroom attendant who was excellent. There was enough storage space and the bed was very comfortable. Unfortunately, it was too hot tthis time of year, so we did not use our balcony.
Service and Staff
Our stateroom attendant was just excellent. He was available when he was needed and willing to help with any problem. Our waiter in the dining room was super. She always made sure we did not miss any of our shows, by serving us early when necessary. Most of the other staff were pleasant and helpful. I had only one unpleasant experience at the guest relations area, but did not let it ruin my trip.
Entertainment was excellent. We attended all the shows, and loved every one of them, everyone!
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
this island is cleary made for pleasure. The cruise ship staff fed us lunch on the island and then left us to our leisure. There are paths through the rocks for a nice walk up to the top. the view from the top is amazing. You can see the ship behind some trees, looking as if someone just placed it there. There are water sports and a long zipline for the brave. There are bars on the island to purchase cold drinks and lots of vendors selling goods from Haitian dolls to paintings and carvings. I was quite surprised at how much fun my husband and I had mostly swimming and relaxing at the beach.
Don't Miss: A walk to the top of the hill is a must, followed by a swim--the temperature of the water is jus perfect.
Cozumel, Mexico
We went into the town but did not stay too long. There was too much pressure to purchase goods so we left the town after only a couple of hours

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