Fun Cruise-Just Wish the Weather Would Have Been Better

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 40

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Oasis of the Seas

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 05, 2019

Ship: Oasis of the Seas

Cabin number: 11678

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Excepting the long drive to Rome and the poor weather in Florence, I give the cruise 5 Stars!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Excellent, quick and functional...no waiting.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main dining and specialty restaurants were excellent...buffets were so-so.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Really too cold/rainy for any outdoor on board activities.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Out of the 5 shows we saw, I would rate only two of them worth seeing again. The Ice Show and Fly Me Away were the best.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Grrrreat! Everyone was very cordial, knew their responsibilities and were well trained.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
For a big ship, the layout and design worked well for us. All areas were very clean and there were many "Purell Stations" throughout the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was clean, asked for more towels-got them with no problem, Joel was there every morning to clean up and every evening to turn down and freshen up. The balcony door was very difficult to open and could use some repair.

Ship tip

Stay away from the Windjammer buffet, the main dining room and specialty restaurants had better food. Brand name Alcohol was expensive (Grey Goose $13) so opt for Absolute or Tito's at $10 each.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Loved it...spent a couple of days there before and after the cruise.

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

5 out of 5
Great restaurant to have lunch...La Caravelle...right on the Vieux Port.

La Spezia, Italy

4 out of 5
Rainy day and cold but got a chance to experience the real deal Italian pizza (excellent) and visit a museum. Did not tour.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2 out of 5
90 minutes bus ride to Rome from the port...not enough time to see everything. Vatican, Trevi Fountain, etc. was packed...rude tourists and too much traffic.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
The best tour of all-Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Pompeii were all awesome...best weather for the whole cruise. take the tour offered, you'll love it.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick, painless and well organized. Carnival take note!
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