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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4.3 out of 5
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Oasis of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 27, 2019

Ship: Oasis of the Seas

Cabin number: 9192

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Considering the fact that the Oasis of the Seas is the largest ship afloat, with the most passengers, it was amazing that, at times, we found ourselves in areas of the ship with no one else in sight. The officers and crew did a fantastic job of organizing so many people and ensuring a fun cruise for everyone.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Although the overall food was very good, the procedure for dinner seating was frustrating. We are NOT fans of My Time Dining. With our only options for a designated dining time and assigned table being either 5:30 or 8:00 pm (too early/too late for us), we were left to stand in a long line to be seated each night, and could not join other cruisers. Therefore, we chose to dine in other venues most nights.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We spent some time every day in the adults-only Solarium, which was very enjoyable. Also liked the volleyball and pickle ball events.

Solarium

5 out of 5

Lovely, adults-only spot to enjoy the sun, but also the great food selections served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Don't miss out--complimentary, but dinner reservations are needed.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We especially enjoyed dancing to the varied music of the band No Stress. Although the stage performance of the musical CATS was well done, it was not well received by many passengers. It's too long a production for a cruise, and the story line is not clear enough for those unfamiliar with the show. Unfortunately, many people walked out after the first act and did not return.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Since the virus outbreak a few weeks prior to this sailing, the crew was overly zealous in keeping the entire ship sparkling clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
This cabin has less storage options than other ships we've sailed, but we made it work. This balcony is somewhat larger than others, but we would have appreciated a lounge chair, instead of 2 straight chairs & a small table.

Ship tip

Don't miss dining in the Solarium. Be sure to sign up for shows long before you sail, or you could find yourself standing in long lines hoping to get in.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Although one of the most popular beaches, Meggans Bay, was beautiful, chair/umbrella rentals were unreasonable. It costs $28 (plus another $30 security deposit) to get the equipment. At day's end, beach attendants expected visitors to carry them back or be tipped to do so.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
We would highly recommend taking a taxi to Divi Little Beach for the day. The resort is lovely, with all facilities available, including very reasonable chair/umbrella rentals.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
For a ship of this size, the process was remarkably smooth.
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