Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: July 02, 2016
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 14590
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago
The ship was very large and presented virtually every good entertainment feature from other cruise lines. We used the climbing walls, the Flow Riders, the Zip line, numerous pools, the elevated lounge and the hot tubs. We also thoroughly enjoyed the Solarium and the Spa. Our kids and grandchildren also thoroughly enjoyed the promenade, the Dream Works characters, the parade, the shopping and the various water themed entertainment and activities.
The food was good. Specific kudos are offered for the filet mignon, lobster and fish cake, all of which were offered once without premium charge. The soups, both the onion and lobster bisque were very disappointing as was a lot of the beef entrees as the meat was tough. Some of the desserts were very good!
The shows were the best I have seen on any of our 21 other cruises. The talent was excellent and the shows were spectacular including the Ice performance, the acrobatics, the Aqua Pool events and the Broadway quality full production of "CATS".
The exercise facilities were excellent with very modern, plentiful and fully functional workout equipment. The Walking/Running track was the best I have experienced. It fully circled the ship on Level 5 so the track was large, shielded from the sun and level.
The cabins were well appointed. The showers were the best I have experienced and my wife liked the fact that she could even shave her legs in it with ease. The closet configuration needs optimization. It is not user friendly for hanging clothes.
I had the feeling that we were being charged for a lot of extras at premium prices. The photo package was very highly priced relative to other cruises we have taken so we took the majority of the pictures with our own camera and simply purchased a couple of professionally taken formal-night poses.
The embarkation process was very accommodating in contrast to the disembarkation process which was not very efficient and required standing in long circuitous lines for in excess of an hour. (If I had it to do over, I would not have put the bags out the night before and would have instead simply taken the expedited checkout where you simply pull your own bags on the day of disembarkation.)
I would give the cruise a 9 out of 10 and would be happy to cruise again on the Oasis of the Seas.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Definitely book all dining and shows as soon as possible. Guests with reservations are accommodated nicely and the others can enter during the last 10 minutes on a space-available basis. We found "seat-saving" very annoying so, even with reservations, you need to arrive a minimum of 30 min early.