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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 21, 2012
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
The cabin (for a balcony room) seemed smaller and more crowded than on other ships. The shower was TINY (and we are average-size people). Elevators were very slow and one in our group was handicapped, so had to move from floor to floor by elevator. Food was average except a la carte breakfast in the dining room was excellent. Buffet was always too crowded except on port days, and we prefer buffets where the staff handles the serving spoons as viruses are spread quickly by touch. There were tons of things for children to do -- we wished our kids/grandkids were with us! We love trivia, and this ship had more opportunities than most, which was great. The Guest Relations staff was EXCELLENT. Our room steward was EXCELLENT. Our waiters in the dining room were EXCELLENT. Our cabin was very warm -- we asked the room steward to try and get it cooled down, and it did cool a bit, but we still woke up in the middle of the night hot. Uncomfortable and made for restless nights. The shows were EXCELLENT, especially Hairspray and the Headliner show -- Mosaic. The walking/jogging track on the Promenade Deck was EXCELLENT.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Nothing special. No baked Alaska night or midnight chocolate buffet or anything like that. Breakfast at Johnny Rockets was bad -- cold food and surly waitress. Coffee was way too strong for me -- I had to add half hot water.


5 out of 5
Although some things overlapped with others -- like trivia overlapping bingo. Seems like things for older people should be scheduled so as not to overlap.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Easy to get to wherever we needed to be except for the slow, crowded elevators.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Seemed smaller than most balcony cabins. Bed was comfortable. Temperature was bad -- too warm.

Pros: Variety of trivia contests

Cons: Small-ish balcony cabin, tiny shower, slow elevators, serve-yourself buffet (more likely to spread virus)

Recommends Oasis of the Seas? Yes!

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