Cafeteria Food

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 16, 2014
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

No matter how beautiful or modern a ship may be, which the Oasis of the Seas is, if the food experience is poor the trip is ruined.  As a frequent cruiser, I would prefer an older ship with outstanding food.  It was evident that a decision was made recently by corporate to cut costs.  Based on past reviews, my wife and I looked forward to an excellent experience.  The ship was impressive.  The first night in the main dining room set the tone for the week.  Food came out cool, not hot.  Quality was what you would expect from a cafeteria, not the flagship of the fleet!  Soups and sauces were "broken", flavorless and packaged.  Fish dishes frozen, and tasted "fishy" and not fresh.  Beef dishes had a strange texture and taste.  Reminded me of my first taste of beef in a third world country. Desserts all had the same problem;  hard textures, lack of richness and also not fresh.  The next day looked forward to a good breakfast only to find no omelet station, trays of food piled high of flavorless scrambled eggs, and everything again lukewarm!  We gave the dining room one more attempt that night only to find more of the same.  We felt forced to eat the remainder of the nights in the specialty restaurants.  Wonder if this is an intentional corporate decision to drive those with high expectations of food to have to pay $$ ?  Specialty restaurants made the trip bearable with decent to good food.  Our last cruise on Celebrity was an outstanding food experience.  I regret not choosing it again!  

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Cafeteria food

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

If you like good food and have to go on this ship, make reservations for the specialty restaurants.

3 out of 5
horrible food line. Went back to ship for lunch.
3 out of 5
Your led like cattle to a specific area of shopping around the ship and nothing beyond this area.
3 out of 5
What ship doesn't go to Cozumel? Same place, nothing changes
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