Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Third Mate

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

First Large Family Group Cruise

Sail Date: July 30, 2016

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

Our seventh cruise as a couple was wonderful! This was our first cruise as a large family! Our parents first cruise adventure ever!  They had a wonderful time. The ship was impressive and offered many activities for all ages! We enjoyed the Central Park strolls, the Promenade pizza stops and pub stops, the ice skating rink, the Love and Marriage Show, the parades the dining in Silk Each evening. 

The Balcony rooms were very nice and gave us a wonderful view of each of the islands we stopped at. The room attendant made certain our room was always tidy and clean! Loved that! The casino royal was a blast for all family members from slots to craps!  

One disappointment was the increase in the drink packages. A year ago the packages seemed to be in the $45 range for the Premium package. This time they were $59.00 plus 18% tip and 7% sales tax. 

My choice whether to buy or not to buy, though..... 

Also missed the Sky Bar area.Used to love this location for the view of the ship and the feel of luxury.  It has been turned into an exclusive dining area and social area for the suite guests. We were invited one evening there at the Coastal Kitchen for dinner. This was less than special... food ... staff and even atmosphere... did not feel special... too bad! 


Would travel on this ship again for certain! Had a wonderful time with our family! 

Truly an unforgettable first adventure for my parents! and for the rest of the family! 




Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Very smooth from beginning to the last part.. luggage was separated... elderly parents had to walk through terminal for over an hour to get through customs. Will find a faster disembarkation route next time... so my fault for not knowing the challenges that they may encounter.
Wonderful lady porter that helped with our luggage. SHe found a way for our parents to stand in an area for about 20 minutes instead of up and down and back and forth. Very considerate and kind with great ideas to helps us next time. If they had brought their canes, we would have gone a more direct route out of the terminal through customs.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Nassau was very chaotic upon debarkation. No one to ask questions regarding a taxi.. Each person when asked how much... had a different answer even though it was marked inside the terminal area. Felt nervous with each person we encountered. Just needed a taxi to drive to the Church. Parents could not walk the 15 minute distance.
Enjoyed the opportunity to walk around and shop in a safe and clean environment on St. Kitts. Would have loved to try the mountain hike excursion, but was sold out by the time we checked into the event.
Enjoyed the best of St. Thomas sightseeing tour in open bus. Did not like the drop off in the city at the end of the tour with no planned way to get back to the ship. Felt like we should have been given an hour to walk around and then take us back to the ship shopping area. Instead, we were charged additional fees to get back to the ship. Really no direction from the original driver once he dropped us off on the side of the road. Except to request tips from each rider on top of the fees we had already paid.
Onboard Activities
Tried the Flow rider! It was great! My brother and sister also attempted the ride... Will do this again! Zip Line was quick but exhilarating, ice skating fun! line dancing by the pool area always fun!
Overall the Entertainment was fine... a few expectations from prior trips made me give this an OK rating... Cats was not wonderful, the Come Fly with Me show was cancelled and then this caused the Comedy Show to be modified to be family friendly. Was looking forward to the Comedy show and had bragged about how wonderful this was on our last Oasis Adventure!
Love and Marriage was hilarious! My parents were selected to be the oldest married couple on the show! They were instant celebrities the entire trip there after!
Call out to the Cruise Director Patricio! Thank you!
Parents were also passing by during the filming of the Morning Show with Patricio and Margot! They entered into that as well!
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Evening Ding at Silk very nice every night.
Park Cafe salads and roastbeef sandwiches superb...
Windjammer suprisingly great for breakfast... my first great experience with the windjammer in all of my 7 cruises!
Solarium not great... visited once then never again. Disappointing as this was an area that I also bragged about from prior sailings. Breakfast in the main dining was not good either... variety.. slow and inattentive wait staff.. tight surroundings....


Link your reservations with your group first and then book your shows as soon as possible before you travel! Consider the packages available for drinks. We might have enjoyed the drink coupons offered. These were not available until about the 5th day of the 7 night cruise however.

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