Oasis, September 2016

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 03, 2016
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8156
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The boarding experience for this cruise was the best we have ever experienced.  It was fast, friendly and we were on the ship in record time.  Oasis is beautiful and so big.  We liked the different areas such as Central Park, or Boardwalk, however, we felt all cruise that we were in a mall and not on the sea.  The size of the ship is also a detriment to the cruise experience.  You have to really work to see the ocean or go back to your room if you have an outside balcony.  I really missed the gentile rocking motion of other ships when going to sleep.  

We were very disappointed in the service.  It seemed that they are working with a smaller staff than they should have which results in long wait times between courses at dinner and virtually no drink refills during the meal.  Also the food quality and taste was not up to previous cruises.  Our stateroom telephone was not working and the attendant was told the first day, it took until next to the last day before they replaced a hand cord and got it working.  As Platinum members, we are supposed to get bathrobes and lapel pins which we never got during the cruise.  

As far as entertainment, you'd better have reservations and able to arrive 45 minutes before starting time to have a chance at decent seats.  All and all, it was enjoyable, but we will not be booking a mega ship anymore.  We can go to the mall without paying for a cruise.  

Food and Dining

Food was not up to RC standards and not a lot of choices without paying extra. Very few salads or soup available.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

CATS was horrible, almost half the audience left after intermission.
Other entertainment was good, but you can't see without making a reservation.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our room attendant was very good, but overworked. The wait staff at dinner were good, but even told us that the ship was just a big factory with one objective, to get more money from you.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean and well organized...really liked the different areas, but Royal Promenade was way too crowded at night or special functions.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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