Decent despite the amount of people on board

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 25, 2016
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11710
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Overall I had a good time, I bought an ocean view balcony for my girlfriend and myself for our second anniversary. The room was to be expected. There was like 5 channels on the television in english. Absolutely, everything on the cruise was an up-sell. They want you to pay for literally everything. The only free amenities are a few shows, most of the food, and pool access but other than that you're expected to pay for absolutely everything else. Also, I understand that 7000 people are being fed everyday but the amount of corner cutting that happens in the kitchen is unreal. With the amount of money that the cruise line rakes in there's no excuse for it. One of my meals said it came with mango coleslaw, however, when it arrived my chicken was garnished with wilted lettuce in a puddle of watered down mayonnaise, no joke. So the food experience was hit or miss. It was my girlfriend's first cruise so I didn't want to tell her my disappointment with some of the aspects. For the most part I didn't feel claustrophobic with the amount of people on board except when it came to the pools. The ship could definitely use a few more. The only time the pools weren't at capacity was after 5 when people started to filter out to get ready for dinner. All-in-all it was a relaxing time but I in no way felt that it was worth the exorbitant amount I paid. I won't cruise on this ship again and I hear all of Royal Caribbean's ships upsell everything as well so I'll probably go back to Princess in the future.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Sub-par

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Needs more pool capacity

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It's to be expected. At least the balcony had a small table and chairs. The television is worthless unless you want to spend more for movies or streaming to get more than the 3 channels you get in english.

Ship Tip

Make your dinner reservations in advance. Don't expect high quality dining.

5 out of 5
Rented a car and drove the island. The first turn off the highway brought us to their newest hotel where we were able to park and snorkel over a beautiful reef right off shore where the dive boats take all of the tourists.
3 out of 5
The city of Falmouth is a literal slum. I'm sure Royal Caribbean saved a ton of money buying the port in this dump.
3 out of 5
Ridiculous amounts of rules on where you can and can't go in the water. You think I'd be allowed to explore more after paying so much money but go figure.
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