Oasis is a Great Ship

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 04, 2013
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

Recently completed an Eastern Caribbean Cruise aboard the Oasis of the Seas (4-11 May 2013). It's a Great Ship. Mostly five stars for entertainment and ship amenities. Lots to do aboard this huge vessel. Four stars for food. It was good, but not above average. We booked the Aqua Suite for our group of four. Be prepared for long walks from the stairs/elevator, but we knew that when we booked. The two bedrooms/two bathrooms worked well for our puposes. It was nice to watch several shows at the Aqua Theater from the comfort of our balcony. However, I expected better service/treatment. This was my ninth cruise, mostly on RCCL. I usually book a smaller stateroom with balcony. We got a suite this time to celebrate (treat ourselves). The level of service in the suite was no better and we received no preferential booking treatment for any shows. I'm not trying to sound like a snob, but for $12K, one would expect something more than you get in a $3K stateroom. The one advantage in a suite is the use of the conceigre lounge and free alcohol for two hours a day, but still not making up fully for the difference in price. I will travel RCCL again, just not in a high-end suite. Didn't see the cost versus benefit plusses. I really like the bigger ships - been on both the Oasis and Allure. Recommend both ships! Bon Voyage!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Average to slightly above average

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lotr's to do on a big ship.


5 out of 5
Great Shows/Entertainment. Comedy show poor.

Children's Programs

Did not use

Service and Staff

Average service

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Huge Aqua Suite

Ship Tip

Great Ship. Lot's to do. Didn't see the value for the high-end suite. Balcony stateroom is a better value. Use the lower room cost savings to augment with ship experiences (alcohol, casino, shopping, pay resturants).

3 out of 5
Prefer Miami Port
3 out of 5
Only five hour stop on island
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