Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Second Mate

Experience
7+ cruises

Review
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5 out of 5

Better than the rest

Sail Date: October 01, 2016

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

Cabin: 10-456

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!

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Cabin / Stateroom
All cruises (except the luxury) have smallish cabins. Nothing to complain about with RCI. We could have boosted the expense and upgraded, but why? We're only sleeping in the cabin. The activities and more kept us out of the cabin except for sleep.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Too short of visit to Nassau. Would be great if they could add one more stop (instead of 3 stops in 7 days) to the cruise.
Onboard Activities
Entertainment
Broadway production of "Cats" turned out lots of people who snored. Other than this, the other shows were quite entertaining.
Service and Staff
Service staff was beyond expectations. Superior to others.
Food and Dining
The best of all cruises I've experienced
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Nassau, Bahamas
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
We are a family of divers (SCUBA). We teamed with the Octopus Divers in Sint Maarten for the best dives we have ever had on a cruise. Plus, Philipsburg has better shopping than Nassau (our opinion).

Tip

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.



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