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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review

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Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Oasis of the Seas

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 14, 2019

Ship: Oasis of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11264

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall the cruise was good. The only improvement would be another sea day. I feel like there were things onboard I didn't get to do because I was busy with everything else.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
No problems. Quick and easy check in, and we were off.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We went to Sabor the second night. It was good. The sweet and spicy margarita was the best.

American Icon Grill

5 out of 5

We went here two nights. The wait staff was different each time. The food was so good. We both had lamb chops the first time. They were delicious. The second time was a formal night after a very busy day of seeing Pompei, Sorrento, and Capri. I had a seafood pasta which was good. My son had steak which was medium well instead of medium rare. He still ate it, but that was the only complaint, and mostly because we were exhausted.

Chop's Grille

5 out of 5

Excellent last dinner onboard the ship. My steak was perfect, and our waiter was quick with the service.

Izumi Japanese Cuisine

5 out of 5

We weren't sure what to expect but Izumis is a great hibachi restaurant on the ship. Our cook was funny and entertaining. The food was delicious. Definitely go here.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
I only gave these a three because we had full itineraries, so only got to go to the pool and hot tubs twice. My son did zip lining and the rock wall twice and had fun.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Cats was a good show. The aqua theater show was fun, but quick too. I saved the comedian for the last night. It was ok. I know my tired level had everything to do with the lower ratings. I almost forgot to review the competition on the fourth night ( I think). It took place in the sports bar and was funny. Onboard entertainment is never lacking.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We got upgraded to an outside balcony from our Central Park facing balcony. Our cabin was always well maintained. This was our first cruise I actually never saw our room attendant after embarkation. I know he came through morning, noon, and night though.

Ship tip

Be prepared to have much to do with little time.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
We stayed a day before and after our cruise in Barcelona. I loved it! There's so much to see and do.

Marseille (Provence), France

3 out of 5
We did the HOHO bus here. It's not the typical type HOHO bus, it starts from specific location and rides a specific route, no stops. It was ok. We saw what we wanted to see, did some shopping, and got back to the ship.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
I wished we had more time here. We've been to Rome before and still haven't done all we want to do! We did a Viator tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatacombs.

La Spezia, Italy

5 out of 5
We did everything we wanted to do here, see Pisa and some beach time. We even did a little shopping.

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

3 out of 5
I only gave this stop three stars because I would rather have done a different excursion. We went to Dratch caves, which were nice to see, but would next time choose a water related option or take advantage of ship amenities.

Naples, Italy

4 out of 5
We did the Pompeii, Sorrento, and Capri excursion. It was a long full day that followed a long full day. We stayed in Praiano a few years ago and knew we wanted to come back to see Pompeii. I would have loved a combo of Pompeii and any beach.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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