Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Third Mate

7+ cruises


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5

Anniversary Celebration

Sail Date: December 12, 2015

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We celebrate our Anniversary every year cruising and Royal Caribbean is our favorite.  Embarkation in Ft. Lauderdale is one of the easiest to maneuver through and the staff are some of the friendliest. We have found waiting until later to get there makes it easier and quicker and there seem to be no lines. We have never been disappointed in the food whether it is in the Windjammer daily for lunch, ordering room service for Breakfast or a late night snack, or our evening meals in the Dining Room which always have several excellent choices to choose from.  Our only issue we had on this cruise when requesting a table for two for dining in the evening was the Head Maitre D on this cruise was not the friendliest or accommodating and was actually very rude.  We did receive one, but not without some issues and being bumped from it without warning on the final Elegant night without apology to be moved back to it the final evening.  Things we would highly recommend for cruising is taking advantage of ordering online on the Royal Caribbean sight things you may want to do or use.  We took advantage of ordering our internet package ahead of time and it was ready to use the minute we stepped onboard.  Another purchase ahead of time was the Alcohol package which was a huge savings and they have three to choose from, this also includes the Soda package and the upper two packages also include water as well.  Last, we highly recommend taking advantage of the Valet Luggage and Airline Check In.  Huge time saver at Disembarkation.  It has to be set up before Wednesday of the cruise.  The cruise staff takes your luggage the morning of Disembarkation to the Airport for you, checks it in at your airline so all you have to do is leave the ship, walk through the security checkpoint on the ship to your taxi and go straight to the airport and then through security there to your flight.  Huge, huge, huge time saver without the headache of finding your luggage the morning you leave and waiting in the lines at the cruise terminal.

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Valet Luggage and Airline Check was amazing and highly recommended. For $20 a person the ship will take your luggage to the airport for you and check it in with your airline. You simply walk straight to security the morning of Disembarkation and to the taxi and go to the Airport and through security.
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Food and Dining
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Nassau, Bahamas
The ship is not in port very long, so if you want to go on Island be sure to get up early and get off the ship.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
The shopping guide pushes certain shops, partially because of the *30 day guarantee*, but the reputable stores all have this if you ask. The stores they push also have a *deal* with the ship so they will be advertised on the ship. There are many stores to buy from, ask at the counter what their policy is when purchasing and ask what their bottom dollar is, many of them will give you a good deal with certificate of sale and a guarantee. My personal favorite jewelry store is Dynasty Jewelers, I have purchased from them since the late 80's and they have purchased jewelry back, traded jewelry up and have become family friends. Royal Caribbean is excellent for Watch Purchases.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Excellent for overall shopping, finding a beach chair and relaxing and swimming on the beach, all in one. Personal favorite is finding a bar and grill with a personal server who will bring drinks, menu and food right to your chair on the beach. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing, be sure to bring a towel with you.


Always read your provided newsletter every day provided for all the ship's activities and shows. Check your activities on your TV as well as they provide updates every day as well as your messages for daily discounts on spa treatments, etc.

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