Awful ship (OASIS), poor food, overcrowded

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Oasis of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 21, 2018

Ship: Oasis of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9700

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I was very disappointed with this cruise. The ship was overcrowded and congested in all areas. I could not find room at the buffet on all visits. Many children running yelling screaming with out adult supervision. Saw one you boy getting a drink (none alcoholic) at a bar without parents. Elevators slow and skipped floors making for long waits. Tables in buffet were in need of repair and sticky because the varnish had worn off. Saw broken chair in bar and ripped seats. For the most part workers were unfriendly and avoided conversations, maybe they didn't speak or understand English, I'm not sure. I don't know if Royal Caribbean ships are all like this but this one was terrible. I tried to get information about a panama canal cruise and they had not brochures? I have been on Carnival, Holland America, Princess, this is the worst cruise I have ever been on. The ship is beautiful but in need of repair, the staff is not friendly and my complaints went no where.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy on considering the number of people.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Noisy and hard to get around because the table were all jammed together. The food was poorly cooked. I ordered a steak that was so overcooked it was gray, cold, and dry, this happened the two nights I ordered stake so I gave up. Never got my drinks or desert one night. The bars and wait servers were excellent so If you don't like to eat but like to drink this may be your ship.

Park Cafe

5 out of 5

Excellent sandwiches and soup.

Johnny Rockets

1 out of 5

Just what you need a restaurant that you have to pay for on a cruise with food that should be free and good but was not.

Boardwalk Dog House

2 out of 5

Hot dogs were boiled not cooked on rotisserie. No brats just so called German sausage with tough casings. Attendant did not speak or understand good english.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Entertainment was excellent, great show, great music.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Great. 7th Heave was the band on the ship and they were great.

Theater

3 out of 5

Could have been better if they opened before the shows and let people sit in the theater like human being instead of creating a herd mentality by opening at a published time and making people stand in line for an hour.

On Air Club

1 out of 5

No entertainment except for European socker. They charged me for drinks when I had the drink package and I had to come back and waste my time getting this resolved.

Comedy Live

1 out of 5

Never could get in too small. They took reservations but none were ever available. Seats about 50 on a ship of 6700 people.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Most were unfriendly, did not hold a conversation, seemed to be rushed and overworked.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Very poor when it comes to delivering photos. All the photos were thrown in bins and you had to search through thousands of photos to find yours. They had a electronic retrieval process that no one explained and I could not find any pictures.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was nice and clean. Good size shower.

Ship tip

If you like fine dining in peace and quite don't take this cruise. If you dislike unruly kids running around without supervision don't take this cruise. If you want good food prepared in a good fashion don't take this cruise. 2 out of 7 days we could not go outside because the weather was so bad. If you enjoy a morning breakfast prepared to order don't take this cruise (NO eggs to order or omelet station.

Ports of call

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

3 out of 5
Long walk crowds everywhere.

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5
No overpriced excursion. Hot and Humid ok if your looking to buy buy overpriced jewelry.

Cozumel, Mexico

1 out of 5
Typical Mexico full of hucksters.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy on and Easy off
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