Awesome but frustrating at times

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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8 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 05, 2016
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 3850
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

It's very difficult not to have a good time on a cruise but this cruise did give frustrate me at times. The ship is gorgeous. It has activities on it that you can only experience on ships of this magnitude but at the same time you find yourself with nothing to do at times. During the days at sea we found large gaps on the activity sheet that there was really nothing going on. The same thing happened on days after we got in from the ports. If you weren't waiting in line for a show it seemed like you were going to be at the bar. With 6000 people on board when there was something you wanted to do you better get there at least an hour early because there venues filled up fast. They would have a game show in a smaller bar area and an hour before it started there was nowhere to sit. When it rained in Labadee our first port and everyone was staying on the boat there was NOTHING to do. Don't they have a backup plan? The outside aqua show, ice show, and comedy show where great. Cats however was somewhat of a bore to me and my party. As I looked around there was quite a few people taking cat naps. We only stayed for the 1st act.

Food and staff in the dining room was fantastic. We had anytime dining and I would recommend against that as well due to long lines. Other than that sit down dinners were great. Overall it was a very enjoyable vacation and I will be cruising again just probably on a smaller ship.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Pretty standard for an interior cabin. Nice that it had a mini fridge. Housekeeping however wasent never good. There was items left from the previous cruise in the fridge and we found earrings on the floor as well. Overall is was satisfactory though.

Ship Tip

This is the 1st larger class ship we have ever gone on and there was lines for everything. Be sure to reserve seats for anything you want to see. If you're not used to having to do this on a cruise as we were you will be surprised how crazy busy all the shows are.

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
We rented a gas golf cart and it was very fun seeing the area on our time.
5 out of 5
Mr. Sancho's was a great little resort that we were recommended from a local that doesn't charge to get on there beach. It was great.
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