Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Third Mate

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4-6 cruises

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5 out of 5

FLOATING CITY

Sail Date: September 21, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

When was the last time you took a vacation and had nothing to complain about? Oasis of the Seas to Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten, was our first complaint-free vacation. There were so many highlights, I truly do not know where to begin. From boarding (the smoothest process I've experienced) to disembarking (from cabin to taxi in 5 minutes); this is definitely a five star rating. You enter the Oasis and are immediately awestruck by the décor, lights, friendly crew, Rising Tide Bar, restaurants--it's a mini mall. Then you wander into the Boardwalk with the spectacular view of the sky, carousel and aqua theatre. Then you take a stroll through Central Park and stop for your first drink of the day, sit and admire all the detail put into this work of art while pondering whether or not you are truly on a ship. We decided to tour the ship while we waited for our luggage to be delivered to our cabin. Let me be clear, you WILL become lost on this ship so take advantage of the signs indicating where you are. We explored Deck 4 where we found the Jazz Club, casino, Opal Theatre and Blaze Disco, Took the elevator up to the Solarium--the adult only set which housed a swimming pool and 3-4 hot tubs/whirlpools. We left the Solarium and wandered over to the other side only to find additional swimming pools, Pool Bar, kid's pool, WipeOut Café, zip line, basketball court, WipeOut and an amazing view from the back of the ship. And so many places to eat! Buffets (everyone should be able to find something they like at this buffet), specialty restaurants, Johnny Rockets (malts and burgers), Sorrento's (yummy pizza), Chops Grille (melt in your mouth steak), just endless meal opportunities--never have to eat the same thing twice unless of course you want to. Our cabinkeeper, Tyron, never missed a beat--loved the fact that he called us by our names when we met--he kept our cabin spotless and provided us with privacy when needed. Love the crew's cheerfulness! Had a spa treatment at Vitality Spa and we had manis and pedis. Again, superb service and crew. We never left the ship when we docked at Nassau, but we did get off in St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Purchased beautiful jewelry. We took a taxi to downtown St. Thomas to do shopping and explore Magic Ice--it felt good to be in the cold after being out in the 90+ temps. Took the water taxi to St. Maarten's downtown when we arrived at that port. Walked the streets, shopped, had lunch at one of the beach restaurants and listened to a live band. I am reminded of Hawaii where everyone "hangs loose". Loved chatting with the locals. Spent the last two days at sea at the Solarium getting some sun, going to the shows (which are all amazing) and finding new places that we hadn't seen previously--like the Viking Crown lounge where we listened to live music (a violinist and pianist) while having cocktails. I could have stayed another week or so on this ship. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and it was just what my hubby and I needed. We have planned to make this a yearly vacation. So, five stars and thumbs up to Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas and staff!

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If you are traveling without children, the Solarium is the hot spot. Don't forget to head up to the Jacuzzi's directly outside of the Solarium after dinner for some quiet time with your loved one.



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