GREAT cruise for group with different ages!

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 21, 2015
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: Cabin no.
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Ten of us returned Saturday, March 28 from a 7 night cruise on Oasis.  We ranged in ages from 9 to 72 and ALL had a great time.  PROS:  The kids loved the flow riders, zip line, rock climbing walls, table tennis, shuffleboard, mini-golf, and sports court.  Our 12 year old girl loved the teen activities, which are open to ages 12-17.  They had a variety of organized and free time activities, so she always wanted to at least check to see what was going on.  The middle aged adults enjoyed the shows, Come Fly With Me and Aqua Show in particular.  We also had fun with the contests and trivia games. I was a judge in the Sexiest Man Contest; my brother was a participant in the Belly Flop Contest, which made it more fun for our family.  The older adult also enjoyed the shows and the food.  There truly is something for everyone.  There is ALWAYS something to do, but there are PLENTY of places to find a quiet nook if that's your desire.  CONS:  The main pool area was crowded at peak times, but if you are willing to sit in the shade or just a little ways from the pool, you could find a nice spot and still have great views and hear the tropical themed music.  There were generally waits for the flow riders, zip line, etc., but it moved pretty quickly.  Getting off the ship was hard.  Apparently, Customs would not allow anyone or any luggage off the ship for quite a while, so the lines REALLY backed up.  I think this could have been handled better if staff had made ship wide announcements letting people know the status of their departure time instead of letting new groups create crazy long lines when earlier groups were still waiting.  It was sort of tense.  We ended up getting off an hour or so later than expected.  OVERALL:  We would definitely go on this ship again.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the Windjammer for breakfast, misc spots for lunch/snacks, and Grande for dinner. Great variety.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
ALWAYS something to do. Would have liked more family game shows.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Loved the shows, but make reservations ahead of time; otherwise, you'll wait in the stand by line.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Well organized with LOTS of variety.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Any great crew members you want to recognize? Give them a shout out here!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean! It's a floating city with PLENTY to offer.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Typical cruise ship cabin, small but adequate for the limited amount of time we were in the room.

Ship Tip

For example: Book your entertainment and activities before the cruise to guarantee entrance to the entertainment. Take advantage of all of the programs - you won't be disappointed

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