Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

Too many problems

Sail Date: September 19, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We have sailed more than 25 times with other cruise lines and were anxious to try out the Oasis of the Seas. Royal Caribbean caters to the European and South American markets more than to North Americans. There was loud popular music playing all over the ship, which was not something we enjoyed. The food quality was absolutely horrible. We had My Time Dining and the crowd control even with reservations was really bad. The food in the American Icon dining room was better, but still not made to a high standard. The crew was fairly friendly, but there were long lines for shows, even with reservations, not enough movies, and too many extra fee activities. The mattress in our cabin was very old and sagged in the middle and the carpet needed replacing. Thank goodness we had a balcony cabin to get a respite from all the loud noise and to see the ocean, but our cruise dollar would have been better spent somewhere else. There were so many issues that we will never sail with Royal Caribbean again. Basically we couldn't wait to get home and we have never felt like that before.

Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin was centrally located and had a somewhat extended balcony. We like being close to the ocean and the balcony had a cork floor, so it was easy on the feet. The only problem was that the mattress was ancient and needed replacing and the carpet was badly stained.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation took more than one hour and debarkation took two and half hours.
Ship Quality
Central Park is lovely.
Destinations and Excursions
We have been on this same itinerary four times, so nothing new.
Onboard Activities
Not enough activities during the day for mature adults.
Children's Programs
Although we didn't bring any children with us, we saw the staff with groups of children taking them to lunch. Moving groups of children around a ship is never a good idea. They should be dining in their own kid place.
The shows were ok, but nothing over the top.
Service and Staff
Very good servers.
Food and Dining
First time ever we lost weight on a cruise. A great deal of the food was just awful. They do make good mashed potatoes though.


Unless you are a heavy drinker and/or party person who loves today's music played very loud and doesn't care if you get sick eating the food, then you might like this cruise. It was a terrible experience for us and I wish I had known more about how Royal Caribbean does business before we booked.

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