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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Oasis of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 03, 2017

Ship: Oasis of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8414

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Royal Caribbean has to please as many people as they can and this is a delicate subject for the fact that many people do not control their children and expect to go about their annoying ways. There should be a "family" section for the formal dinning area. Nobody wants to hear a screaming kid and put up with food being thrown at them. Try to imagine at a great meal with some fine wine and then a family with small uncontrolled children sets down at the table next to you and makes your dream become a nightmare. Not happy with this and I paid good money to relax and enjoy myself. Many others had the same problem. Discussed this with many people while waiting in line. Rethinking cruise line to one that caters to adults. Royal Caribbean should consider this as most of the higher paying passengers are older repeat cruisers that opt for many premium services. Not once every 5 year families on a budget. On the other hand, ship is very large and is well built for comfort and imperceptible movement at high speeds.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was smooth easy and boarded early.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was OK but not as good as is 2015. Some days better than others but not the quality of the cruise 2 years ago.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
These area were nice except they could not handle the crowds that used them.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Liked Come Fly with Me. Well rehearsed and nice acrobatics.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
The children's programs did not control all the bad behavior that was prevalent through out the ship with kids.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great staff. That is your biggest asset and we tipped over and about the recommended amount.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Nice park area. Well laid out.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Smart use of space.

Ship tip

Sail at non holiday times to avoid massive crowds of misbehaving kids. We did and it was still bad at times. Choose an adult only ship if this bothers you.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5
smooth exit

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
damage cleaned up about 50 percent in downtown. Avoid excursions for now.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Be careful. A lot of power outages and dangerous areas just a outside of historic side.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

3 out of 5
Not able to handle the amount of people from the Oasis of the Seas. Zip line was not open. Makes you wonder why.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Many people left early making it very crowded.

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