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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 21, 2015
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7274
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was my second cruise on Royal Caribbean, I have previously sailed many times on Carnival and NCL.  I was super excited to sail on the most talked about ship in the world.  Was totally disappointed, the food was ok... everything tasted the same, bland.  We had two cabins (Inside and a Balcony) both were nice and clean.  Was sad to see that the employees never looked happy to be working there.  Elevator wait everyday was a minimum of a 10 minute wait.  My teenagers 15 & 18 did not enjoy the teen group as much as they have on other cruise lines (Did not offer many things for them to do).  The aqua show was good but the comedy & Cats show was horrible.  They didn't play any tropical music on sea days until 1:30pm?  I found it to be very boring and not lively. We had dinner at Chops Steakhouse, the food was good but was ruined by the staff deciding to clean the kitchen with chemicals and blowers and the stench blowing into the dining room right where we were seated. Central Park was a nice feature on the ship and so was the Park Café.  It  was a great place to eat breakfast & lunch.  Windjammers was horrible for breakfast they offered Chinese food every morning which made no sense? food was greasy and non appealing.  Sorrento's on previous ships offered more selections other than just pizza but the Oasis it was just pizza.  We were almost turned away from an empty specialty restaurant because we didn't make reservations at Izumi? we previously called and they said we could walk in for lunch.  When we arrived they only had 3 diners and 10 empty tables? The greeter told us sorry but we are completely booked and I told him it doesn't look like it? and he said well our 1pm never showed so I guess we can give you their table?  (Mind you this is a specialty restaurant not free) Thank God the sushi was delicious.  The icing on the cake was debarkation... We had our breakfast at 8am and were rushed out of the Windjammers by 8:30am?? We had to go to our waiting areas to debark.  The lines were ridiculous we were ushered around like mass cattle.  Thank God we are Crown & Anchor members (so I thought)  you get to wait in the theatre with seats and continental breakfast and when you number is called you can debark. Well that's not what happened, when they called our number we had to go to the back of the line that was now double as long?? What was benefit of the special wait area? totally ineffective.  We saw parents with small children and infants standing online for hours with us.  They should have been able to debark earlier.  This will definitely be our last cruise with Royal Caribbean not worth the hype.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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