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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
12 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (Ft. Lauderdale To Barcelona)
Sail Date: September 01, 2014
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We are a retired couple that have cruised with Norwegian and Carnaval about five times to Bermuda, the Carribean and Alaska. This was our best cruise yet. The transAtlantic was smooth as glass. Did not need to worry at all. Enough to keep us busy . Food was excellent in the Dining Room, and did not feel a need to do the special restaurants. Windjammer and Solarium were great for breakfast and lunch. Loved the Make a Wish walking on Deck 5. The spa and gym were excellent. The shows were top rated, amazing and fun. Just a few points. During the muster drill, we sat on the seats near the Aqua Show and got smoky debris from whatever, and got our new khaki shorts dirty with stains that we hard to wash out. We did tell the nearby Oasis staff about the seats being dirty. Next I would say there was a shore excursion to Alhambra. Great visit except we could not understand the tour guide very well due to mechanical issues with the headset clicking, her dialect was not easy to understand, the bus had an issue, and we felt rushed through. I did complain and got a slight 20 percent refund. Otherwise, staff were great, our cabin attendant very helpful, and the dining staff were great and entertaining, too. We liked the number of big hot tubs in the Solarium area. Never used the zip line, the climbing walls, the carousel, the skating rink, or Central Park that much. But not everyone wants to do everything. The casino was a turn off since there was smoke. So we avoided it. Went on the Rising Tide Bar which was fun.  There were nice touches with a parade. A little disappointed in smaller activities like the trivial pursuit games. The small library was good except all the books were taken within the first hour of being on board. After the shows, there were only a few places to have a cup of tea, or a slice of pizza, or a sweet item. Those places were very busy and did not have enough hot water or coffee for the numbers of people who are not drinking alcohol late in the night. Some places seemed empty a lot, then other places seemed very busy - not a lot of flexibility for converting spaces to other purposes - like the big space for the champagne bar, the art auction, and many of the Central Park restaurants that did not seem to be full ever.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Go to the Solarium for Lunch - very healthy items, loved the miso soup, and salad selections.

3 out of 5
Alhambra is a great visit, but this shore excursion had a few issues.
5 out of 5
Stay for a few days and enjoy the Gothic section of the city.
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