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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
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Oasis of the Seas

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 08, 2019

Ship: Oasis of the Seas

Cabin number: 12210

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

The itinerary was fantastic! Great way to see several countries. Oasis of the Seas is a beautiful ship but it does need a "facelift". You need to go back to us deciding on gratuities, the service has definitely changed since it is automatically 18% deducted.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Fast and efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We have been cruising with Royal Caribbean since early 2000's. It seems like the quality of food in the main dining room has gone down. For that reason we ate more dinners in the Windjammer. We were also disappointed that formal night meal is no different than any other nights menu. Plus the fact that no one really dresses "formal" on formal night. Maybe you should just do away with it. I don't think people should be allowed to wear t-shirts and shorts on the non-formal nights. Disappointing to have a dress code that most people don't follow. Please stop pushing paying additional for a steak and shrimp meal! I also don't want to be bothered with eating at the specialty restaurants while trying to enjoy my meal.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We were really to busy with excursions to enjoy the onboarding activities.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Shows were very good as usual. Nice variety.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Not as friendly in the dining room as in past cruises. They seem to just be going through the motions. Room Stewart brought us an extension cord for a c-pap machine that was way too short and we had to call twice to get another. Our room stewart was off for the night and it took someone over an hour to bring us one. We told them an american plug and they brought European, thank goodness we had a converter with us. I also ran out of soap in the shower soap dispenser in the middle of taking a shower. We also ran out of tissues. I was in the hallway getting ready to go in my room when the couple two cabins down passed by, apparently the man had an accident in his pants and our room Stewart said in front of me that the man "shit his pants". Very unprofessional.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Bed skirt on the balcony side of the bed was hanging partially off at the head of the bed. The velcro had come unglued from the bed frame. The small drawer in the bathroom had some spots on the drawer liner that looked like blood.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Hop on hop off bus tour

Marseille (Provence), France

5 out of 5
Aix En Provence on your own tour

La Spezia, Italy

5 out of 5
Florence and Pisa on your own tour

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Rome in a day tour

Naples, Italy

1 out of 5
Pompeii, Sorrento and Amalfi coast tour

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Very smooth, except we were given luggage tags with the incorrect number that was not on the list. When we as the room stewart, he said they ran our of our number tags. So why give a us a number not listed and not explain this to us. Frustrating.

Traveler Photos

Stains in drawer Bedskirt ripped from frame
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