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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 31, 2013
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7612
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago
We recently sailed on a 7 day Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the largest cruse ship on the seas, with 6,200 passengers and 2,500 crew members. We are in our 60's and felt that the ships activities, choice of music heard throughout many parts of the ship was oriented to a much younger grouping. There were many children on board, often exploring without parental guidance. Getting off an elevator was often a challenge with the rush of those trying to get on. We frequently had to wait, travel either up or down to get to our floor and try again.
There were many on board with coughs and sniffles. The banisters on the stairwell were often sticky and the tables in the buffet area were seen dry wiped with the last passengers table napkins. This adds to the spread of illness through the passengers.
The dining and housekeeping staff was exceptional!
This is our second cruise on Royal Caribbean and will be our last. Friends had encouraged us to try again, hence this recent cruise. We will happily return to Holland America; a different group of passengers, more intellectual based activities offered, great libraries and a more calm atmosphere. All of the above better meet our needs.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
dining room was exceptional

Entertainment

3 out of 5
good stage shows

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
lovely cabin and exceptional housekeeping

Ship Tip

Dining room; least line ups and wonderful service

1 out of 5
the unrest amongst the locals was evident, beach was poor for swimming-unless you had a gold card and could swim at the elite beach.
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
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