Oasis of the Seas is a Great Ship to spend your vacation on

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 15, 2014
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 14581
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was my first cruise and I am so glad that I chose to sail on the Oasis of the Seas.  It had Broadway and Central Park themes.  The ship had a wide open street feel, with most of the ship having exposure to the sky.  It had good restaurants and very good waiting staff.  We chose The Chops restaurant for our Specialty Dinner one night and was very satisfied - excellent melt in your mouth steaks with 4 different sauces to compliment them with.  The other nights we ate in the American Icon dining room and had very good Starters, Main entrees and desserts to choose from.  There were only 2 things that I didn't care for (in which they had no problem taking them and replacing them with something I did like) the lasagna & an apple strudel (very dry).  They had excellent duck, cod, lobster, steaks, chicken, & shrimp selections.  Felt like a fancy dinner every night.  2 nights were "formal" nights, in which we all dressed up in our finest.   For lunch you could eat at the Windjammer which had Many many dishes to choose from.  Because it is an international ship, there were dishes that satisfied most cultures at all times.  Example: I noticed miso soup with vegetables to add was at breakfast, lunch and dinner.  

The entertainment each day was very very good.  They had great acrobats, divers, ice skaters, singers, actors, and comedian shows.  The adult game shows at night were very entertaining also. 

The kids really enjoyed ping pong, mini golf, The Flowrider, rockwall climbing and swimming a lot.   There was ice cream machines to dispense at their leisure. 

There were many things to buy on the ship; Watches, purses, jewelry, shirts....  There were promotions throughout the cruise ($19.95 for a watch, 50% off purses....)  Chances to win free stuff daily.  

Bingo looked like fun....didn't get a chance to play myself (planned to, but didn't get around to it with so much other stuff to do)

Yes, I would recommend this ship to anyone wanting to enjoy a vacation!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
They need more space around the pools to have more activities

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Not a lot of room for suitcases...plan on storing them under the bed

Ship Tip

Book all your shows online before you go so that you have a seat. You may want dining that you choose when you dine, then you can plan your day first thing in the morning around the activities. Take advantage of the photo shoots, the pictures are only $22.99 for an 8x10

3 out of 5
We didn't really do anything in Fort Lauderdale, we drove in, parked and got on the ship
5 out of 5
We went to the Blue Lagoon Inflatables beach. Kids enjoyed playing there
5 out of 5
Went snorkeling and saw Sea turtles, stingrays, starfish, pufferfish, colorful fish. Crew were awesome!
3 out of 5
Saw the airplanes flying low at a beach, shopped (just the same things again)
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