My first cruise at the Oasis of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 27, 2014
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was my first time in a ship. The ship is absolutely beautiful. The size of our cabin I would say it was pretty small considering what we paid. I was expecting to have 3 to 4 twin beds, instead we had a queen bed (which was pretty comfortable) and a sofa (that was not that comfortable). Fortunately we spend most of the time out of the cabin since there is so much to do.

There is plenty of food everywhere you go. We had dinner four of our evenings at a restaurant named Silk. Our waiter was Rigor, three of those evening.  Rigor went out of his way to please each one of us. Our party was composed of 6 people, two of them only understand Spanish. Rigor not only spoke Spanish to us he also brought Spanish menus to our table. He also knew the name of each one of us. On our second dinner at the Silk I asked Rigor for a dessert that I had heard about called Baked Alaska. Not only he knew about the desert, it was also on the dessert menu that evening.  I have to admit the Baked Alaska was awesome. On our last night we had a different waiter, his name was Xavier, he was also very nice. Besides Rigor and Xavier there were other waiters that brought us bread and drinks. They were all awesome.

I also enjoyed the shows. Every night except the last day we went to one and some days two shows. The last day we were planning to see Splish Splash (or something like that) but when we went there It was cancelled. Using the TV in your cabin you can book for shows and restaurants, however when we tried we were not able to do any booking through the TV and when we called the telephone numbers we were not able to reserve that way either since the phone was not answered or you had to hold and no one came back. Most of the shows we had no reservation but we showed up and we were able to get in. The Comedy show was pretty good, but they need to use a bigger room instead of the small room.

I visited the Fitness Room daily. They have a large fitness room. You will find all kid of machines. I went in the afternoon and didn't have any issues or had to wait.


I particularly enjoyed when we stopped at The Bahamas, but not so much of Cozumel. We had a wonderful tour guide at the Bahamas, his name is Alfred.   

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Plenty of food everywhere you go.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The Halloween party was great.


5 out of 5
The shows were all great. Booking was not easy, but we were able to attend all the shows that we wanted to see.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
We didn't have any small children with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff at the Silk were all very nice. Rigor was our waiter most of the times at the Silk and he went far and beyond to please each one of us (6 of us).

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is huge and beautiful.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
I was in a cabin with two other people. I was expecting 3 twin beds. Instead we had a queen or maybe King bed and a sofa/sleeper. The bed was very comfortable but the sofa/sleeper was not good. The shower is very tiny. I'm a small person and still I think the shower room was quite small.

Ship Tip

For dinner go to Silk. For Cozumel try to stay with she ships excursions instead of buying tour with the locals.

3 out of 5
I am from Florida, so I just drove to Ft.Lauderdale to board the ship.
5 out of 5
We took a tour with a tour guide named Alfred. He only charged us $22 per person. He took us to many places, told us about the history of the places he took us, he also took us to Atlantis. The beaches are beautiful and Alfred was great.
1 out of 5
Stick to the ship's excursions/Tours. Bring your own mosquito repellent. We had a local driving us around. Everywhere they took us was a place to buy tequila or pay to get in. We paid $55/per person. Was not worth it , it was a ripped off.
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