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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Oasis of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 02, 2013

Ship: Oasis of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 12632

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

First cruise on an Oasis class ship and we were sold. First thought it would be intimidating and crowd - neither the case. Ship is well designed allow for separate areas (neighborhoods) that hide how many people you're actually sailing with. Food was great - highly recommend the chefs table. Plan to a sail her in the future.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Dazzles

5 out of 5

Great bar with 2 levels. We used it as part of an on-board group gathering area. Super responsive staff. Great views of the promenade and sleek lighting. Entertainment offered on some nights.

Giovanni's Table

4 out of 5

Thought the food and service was great. Service slightly better than MDR - far more responsive. Food was above the MDR, but not a WOW.

Windjammer Marketplace

4 out of 5

Very nice selection. Crew kept the lines organized and clean. We avoided rush hour and would use it earlier in the day.

Schooner Bar

5 out of 5

Nautical deco fits nicely with the ship. Piano bar keeps you entertained and attentive staff keep a drink in you hand.

Park Cafe

5 out of 5

The first place we visit when you board an Oasis class ship. Out of the way and no one finds it until day 2. So food is very fresh and service is great.

Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

Huge elegant venue. Wait staff worked like crazy keeping everyone served. They hustled. Food was very good, but because of the number of people, quality was stretched.

Mast Bar

5 out of 5

The place to visit when you're on the pool deck. Bar tenders worked well together, kept the margaritas coming.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Dunes Mini Golf

3 out of 5

Used it to pass a few minutes. Not very large but a pleasant distraction until too many other people end up finding it.

Zipline

5 out of 5

A blast. Would be nice if it were longer.

Vitality at Sea Spa

5 out of 5

Excellent spa service. Only complaint is its expensive.

The Back Deck

4 out of 5

Used it to get a morning drink. When not crowded, a nice place to get a drink and relax, but seats fill quickly and becomes tougher to get service.

Swimming Pools

4 out of 5

Nice pools, but nothing out of the ordinary. Very crowded with families at peak time. Lounge chairs close to the pool are scarce, need to get there early.

Jogging Track

5 out of 5

Oasis class ships have the nicest (longest) running tracks. Right off the fitness center (down a set of stairs) and mostly enclosed from the direct wind/sun. Walk or jog - its a nice place to work off the calories.

Center Ice Rink

5 out of 5

Great entertainment - iceskating at sea. And if you felt lucky, you could try it out on select times. Amazing skaters master flying across the ice on a rocking ship!

Casino Royale

4 out of 5

Nice sized casino for a cruise ship. Had easy entrance from 2 decks. Didn't win anything.

Carousel

5 out of 5

A trademark of Oasis class ships. Hand carved horses are great for a quick break and photo op with an icecream cone.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

AquaTheater

5 out of 5

Its like a water circus. Very talented water acrobats showing off their craft to great music.

Studio B

5 out of 5

The place for comedy shows. Nice lounge, attentive staff and great entertainment.

Library

4 out of 5

Nice quiet area with ample selection of reading material.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

When you board, head to the central park cafe for lunch. Not many people find it until later in the cruise. Good food quiet venue.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
Spent an overnight. Easy to find a hotel and transportation near the port. Didn't have time to tour the town.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Not much there unless you go to Atlantis or another "pay as you go" resort. Typical Caribbean shopping area swamped with tourists and eager vendors. Nice place for spring break crowd.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Lots to do - we did a snorkeling and Boss underwater cycle excursion. Was a blast, although the water was a little chilly off Buck island. Nice fish and coral to view.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
This is pre-hurricane, but found the town nice, walked and poked around the local shops.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
RCL Oasis class gets you on and off quickly. We were happy with the service and help getting off the ship.
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