Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises


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5 out of 5

GREAT cruise for group with different ages!

Sail Date: March 21, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: Cabin no.

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.

Ship Quality
Very clean! It's a floating city with PLENTY to offer.
Food and Dining
We enjoyed the Windjammer for breakfast, misc spots for lunch/snacks, and Grande for dinner. Great variety.
Cabin / Stateroom
Typical cruise ship cabin, small but adequate for the limited amount of time we were in the room.
Service and Staff
Any great crew members you want to recognize? Give them a shout out here!
Loved the shows, but make reservations ahead of time; otherwise, you'll wait in the stand by line.
Children's Programs
Well organized with LOTS of variety.
Onboard Activities
ALWAYS something to do. Would have liked more family game shows.
Destinations and Excursions
Did not like the Bahamas; the locals are pushy and rude. Next time I would book an excursion to avoid encounters with the locals. St. Thomas was nice, but the port offered limited options. St. Maarten was beautiful, and the port offered a lot to do. Plus, we had a superb sailing excursion.


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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