First Large Family Group Cruise

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 30, 2016
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11184
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 11 months ago

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! 

 

 

 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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....

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
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!

Entertainment

3 out of 5
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

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

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.

5 out of 5
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