Better than the rest
Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: October 01, 2016
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 10-456
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 1 year ago
I've cruised on many cruise lines. Some are good, some not so good. Royal Caribbean with their Oasis of the Seas is great, not just good.
For those who are fans of good food, RCI is your first choice for broad choices in dining. Every meal was amazing. Some meals were so amazing, I called on the kitchen staff to compliment them.
Service across the board was spectacular. The staff on board treated everyone like they were special and we felt it.
I'm not a fan of huge ships (and this one really took the cake on that), but the processes they had in place for moving the people were efficient (except in one port - took quite a while to get through security). Areas not related to security didn't have much of an impact due to the huge ship passenger population. In fact, the overall feel was of a smaller ship.
One hidden gem on the ship: The Solarium Bistro. We enjoyed breakfast, lunch and some dinner there without any crowds. They have a Mediterranean fare and it works well in this location.
As soon as I returned home, I looked up locations and pricing for future Royal Caribbean cruises. That's a good sign, indeed!
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Eat at Solarium Bistro to avoid crowds in Windjammer.
Look at other tour providers (other than ship excursions) online before your trip to save big $ on tours. For example, ship booked tour for one island was $129 and purchased before trip through another provider was only $20. Same tour.