Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Oasis of the Seas - a destination itself, no need for port stops

Sail Date: January 02, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Oceanview

Our family of five adults took the Oasis of the Seas. The ship was chosen as our destination.  There are so many things to do on the ship that we simply did not have time to squeeze all of the available activities into our cruise. We found the Oasis of Dreams diving show to be outstanding, the Frozen in Time show was entertaining and the Come Fly With Me acrobatic show was very good. We did not care for the Cats show and left at intermission. The food in the dining room was good, however, it pales in comparison to the specialty restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed the Chops Grille, Giovanni's Table had great food, Sabor's appetizers were delightful but the best dinner choice was the Chef's Table with its wine pairings. All dining personnel were terrific. Two places in the ship where we spent quite a bit of time were the Solarium pool area for adults only and the Rising Tide bar which elevates and descends three decks. We enjoyed the day at Labadee and went to Chichen Itza while docked in Cozumel. The port stop in Falmouth, Jamaica was very disappointing. We did not have the time to ice skate, flow ride, zip line  or rock climb - that will have to be reserved for a return visit!

Cabin / Stateroom
Our cabin was larger than normal as it was a handicap assessable room. The bathroom had a foul odor which our attendant said was normal for handicapped rooms. He attempted to mask the smell with an overuse of chlorine. After discussing the situation with guest services, the bathroom was cleaned and the problem smell was eliminated.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation was a breeze, disembarkation was much slower and outside the port is somewhat chaotic.
Ship Quality
The ship was clean and beautiful.
Destinations and Excursions
Labadee was terrific. Wish we had time to spend in Cozumel (we spent the day at Chichen Itza). Falmouth is a waste of time.
Onboard Activities
Lots of things to do and not enough time to do all of them.,
Entertainment
The entertainment on board was very good with the exception of Cats.
Service and Staff
All dining personnel were attentive and concerned. Our biggest complaint is that they cleared the tables too quickly.
Food and Dining
Food is best in the specialty restaurants. We did not care for the food in the Windjammer buffet.

Tip

The shows are booked by the time you get onboard so book the shows (and specialty restaurants) in advance. Check out the Rising Tide Bar and the Solarium.



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