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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: January 19, 2013
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Review SummaryI can't tell you how many times I forgot I was on a ship. Amazing, AMAZING experience! I sailed with my husband, two other adult family members, and my five year old son. I was pleasantly surprised that ALL of the childrens activities are FREE until 10:30 at night. After that, the charge for care is a measley $6.00 per hour. My son loved the kids adventure area, and even though we only dropped him off a couple times, he wanted to go back every day! (They even take the kids over for meal times if you happen to be in the middle of something)
The shows are amazing. I was upset I didn't get to see all of them. I did see Hairspray, and Come Fly With Me, and honestly? You won't see better, even in Vegas! I am used to the dumb magic/music shows that I usually see on a cruise ship... these were NOT that!
The food in the dining hall is wonderful. My husband ate two meals every night. The steak was cooked perfectly. They had this incredible cold soup (fruit soup, if you can believe that!). Everything I tried was good. I didn't dislike a single thing. The waiter and assistant never forgot to put a small plate of fruit out for my son ( to eat while we waited) and if he fell asleep or couldn't come, my waiter made me a plate of shrimp cocktail to take back to the room, because he knew it was my son's favorite. Seriously, can you get any better than that??
There was also nothing about the Windjammer food that wasn't YUM! There was at least five different stations in the Windjammer, serving different ethnic foods. You could have Chinese, Italian and a nice slab of ham or turkey, all in the same meal!
This was the best vacation we have taken in the ten years we've been together. My husband usually hates cruises. He gets bored, everything is too expensive, too time consuming, not available, too hard to find, etc. YOU WON'T GET THAT HERE. You can book your shows and change your reservations from your television in your room. If you get lost, you touch a large panel next to the elevators, and it will tell you how to find what you're looking for.
The only thing I can complain about is the Salon. I had the WORST mani/pedi I have ever had (chipped, cracked and peeling within 24 hours). After having it fixed the first time, I demanded my money back. I was wasting too much time in there! When I asked for a refund (it was almost $200), I was told by the manger that I could only have 50% refund because "it looked nice when I got it done, didn't it?". I went and complained to Guest Services, and the promptly refunded ALL my money... that made me happy, but I'm still irked that I could have spent that four or five hours finding new things on this INCREDIBLE ship!
Also, they need to put one of these ships on the West Coast for us! No fair that Florida gets both of the Oasis class ships!
We will be back for another go... I'll be sure to book two weeks next time (and no manicures! LOL!)