Excellent staff and wonderful experience

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 21, 2014
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 14313
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We spent 7 days on Oasis of the Seas and visited Haiti, Jamaica and Cozumel. Overall ship experience was fantastic. Food in the main dining room was excellent. Food in the buffet was ok - typical buffet food. We did go to Chops one night and we both had the filet - it was one of the best we ever had. Hairspray show was good. Comedy show was booked solid for every night and that happened on the first day. We did get to see it, but only because we stood in line outside the comedy show for 45 minutes prior to it opening to see if they had any unclaimed seats. If you want to see this show book early. The comedy venue is very small and when you have appox. 4000 people onboard and you can only seat about a 100 at a time - chances are you won't get to see it. One negative was the amount of unsupervised children and teens onboard. They were everywhere - even in the casino. One day while we were in the elevator three children (no adults in site) got on - the oldest couldn't have been more that six and they started pushing buttons and playing around. Shore excursions - Labadee - we did the zip line. It was an awsome experience. Unfortunately, it is over very quickly, but fun while it lasted. Jamaica - climbed Dunns River Falls. Another fun experience even for us older people (in our 60's). Cozumel - our excursion wasn't on Cozumel, but instead we got on a ferry ride for 45 minutes to the main land then another 45 minute bus ride to a water park for multiple things to do. We did tubing down the river (you have to propel yourself since there is very little current). We were able to jump from a cliff down into the water, we snorkeled and zip lined. Lunch was included along with beverages (alcohol and nonalcohol). We then had the bus and ferry rides to get back to the ship. Our excursion lasted 10+  hours and we were actually late getting back to the ship. Apparently, many excursions were late due to the need to go by ferry to the mainland. Overall, we had a very enjoyable vacation and the only reason we did not give them 5 stars was due to the unsupervised children and the lack of information that the excursion in Cozumel was going to involve 3+ hours of boat and bus time.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Not sure what kids programs were available since we didn't need them, but we did notice many unsupervised children everywhere throughout the ship every day and at all hours.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Corazon at Johnny Rockets and Elmer and Kimon on 5th floor Opus dining room were all super wait staff. If we sail on Oasis again we would definatly try to get their table.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Boardwalk balcony room was ok. We could see the activities at the aqua theatre just by sitting on the balcony. It did get hot in the afternoon since there is very little air that gets to that area due to the way it is built. We had a view of the people on the zip line as they flew past our balcony. We would not stay in an inside balcony again but rather go to an ocean balcony.
5 out of 5
Definately zip line.
5 out of 5
Climb Dunn's River Falls.
3 out of 5
Ride time for ferry and bus was way to long.
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