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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Oasis of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 23, 2020

Ship: Oasis of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 14585

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

Loved it. Have been on 4 cruises so far and this has the most activities, most options food wise to choose from and, largest ship. Very clean, so beautiful. It was the most packed ship we've ever been on. It was noticeable and besides from people saving sun deck seats, (so annoying guys, honestly. A little consideration for fellow guests is appreciated), we didn't feel put out. Again except for sun deck seats. My and my husband would be more than happy to go on this ship again.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Miami Port is very easy to get on.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Specialty restaurants are amazing. We bought 3 nights on sale. So worth it. The free ones are pretty good with a lot of options though my husband didn''t like the Mexican setup and food. 150 central park has the most amazing bread. Chops grill is prefect as always. I will skip Giovanni''s next time. Vintages has a great tapas dinner or lunch. I know it''s extra but, especially for a couple, it''s worth it. And the BBQ is surprisingly really good. Definitely will go there again. The sports bar was pretty neat. Very big with food that was decent.

Vintages

5 out of 5

Always my favorite place. It's so relaxing and they have so many wines and Tappas which, by the way, is fantastic. Highly recommend going there for a meal. I hope they never get rid of this.

Sugar Beach℠ / Beach Shop

3 out of 5

Pretty neat. But, for a candy store it'd be cool if they had more options for candy.

Starbucks

5 out of 5

Kind of a waste if you have the drink package but, sometimes you can't help wanting that Starbucks.

Sorrento's Pizza

5 out of 5

Great for late night after drinking.

Solarium Bar

5 out of 5

Quick and attentive service. Go there often enough and they remember you.

Schooner Bar

5 out of 5

The piano guy really makes it. It's a good place for cocktails and music late at night winding down.

Rising Tide Bar

4 out of 5

comparing the champagne bar on the allure to this, I found it lacking. Just the amount of specialty cocktails available to be made wasn't much. The bar tenders are nice and attentive though. It's a cool experience and given the chance, we'd do it again.

Portside BBQ

5 out of 5

Surprisingly good! I'd make sure to eat here again even though it's extra. The price isn't bad and you get a lot.

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

These guys are always on top of it

Park Cafe

5 out of 5

It's essentially the same as cafe promenade but a quieter setting for breakfast. Their breakfast taquitos are the best.

Johnny Rockets

4 out of 5

It's diner food for sure but, being that breakfast is free, it's worth going there.

Giovanni's Table

4 out of 5

It wasn't amazing italian food. Better than Olive garden but, in my opinion, it'd be better time and money going to another for fee restaurant. Unless you are craving Italian.

El Loco Fresh℠

3 out of 5

My husband would give this less stars. Authentic it is not. We have been to Sabor on Allure and the quality absolutely did not transfer over. It's like a better version of taco bell really.

Cups and Scoops

4 out of 5

The ice cream is good. A bit lacking on flavors though and a bit expensive considering, it's ice cream.

Chop's Grille

5 out of 5

Service is fantastic. Food is great. The quality is top notch

Cafe Promenade

5 out of 5

Simple place to get snacks and little sandwiches. These are always some of my favorites.

Boleros Lounge

5 out of 5

this is fun and lively whether people watching or dancing yourself it's enjoyable. The bar tenders were good too. Drinks were made well.

Bionic Bar®by Mark Shakr

2 out of 5

Its a gimmick.

150 Central Park

5 out of 5

Simply amazing. The food and service is excellent. And the bread is so delicious.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The dry side was my favorite. Fitness center is nice but, small for this size ship. Pools were nice and well maintained. Rock climbing was fun as were the water slides. Again, the seating and saving of seating on the pool and sun decks is ridiculous.

Solarium

4 out of 5

They added more deck space in the sun which was nice but, being that our cruise was about full capacity and people saving seats, we didn't get to use it but once. The pool is small. It's nice to have shallow seating around the edge to read a book but, not for swimming. Hotels were nice and having a no kid zone is a must.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Due to the weather we never actually got to see the whole aqua show. That was unfortunate but, nothing they can do about it. The comedy show was awesome. We saw one of the ice skating shows which was really nice. And the piano guy at the schooner bar was fun.

Children's Programs

No kids.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
our room steward was very nice and friendly. It seemed a lot of the bartenders were a bit overwhelmed. Crew was always out cleaning. Especially because this was a few weeks before the shut down.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The layout is great especially if you want some piece and quiet, plenty of spots for it. And of course, if you want lively, you got it. There is a lot of seating but, certain places can get packed quickly such as the bolero bar and the sun deck. The worst thing about this cruise was the saving of seats and no seating because of it on the decks. I like the installation of hand washing stations.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
For two adults, this is plenty of space. Having an inside facing balcony over looking the central park is peaceful and good for people watching. Keep in mind you''ll get a small amount of deck noise. Really only when they are moving the chairs. Nothing too noticeable.

Ship tip

If you like wine, check out the Vintages bar. Don't waste your time with the robot bar. It's a gimmick and time can be better spent elsewhere.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
Miami is clean and trendy. Me and my husband are partial to Hampton Inn by Hilton Miami Brickell Downtown for our stay prior to embarkation.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
I'd give this a 3.5 start really. It's pretty. Food is mediocre. We did the day beds at the end of the island. Came with floating mats and a cooler. Those themselves were nice. Service isn't great but, we got over that and had a nice time. Water was clean as was the beach.

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5
We did the Bob Marley tour. My husband was more into it than me but, it was cool. I'm happy we checked it out but, would fully say it's a one time thing. The drive is pretty long but, our guide made it fun. All in all it's pretty much what you'd expect.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
We got off the ship and got a cab to Mr. Sanchos Beach club. I believe we paid about $55 a person which included unlimited drinks and food, wifi, plenty of beach chairs and pools and multiple bars. Staff was excellent and so friendly probably the most friendly of all our stops. Cab ride was cheap. It was a pleasant day even though ocean was cold (that can't be helped and doesn't affect my review). I think next time we'll do something a little more active. They did have other activities available there for extra money.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
So much confusion with our ride out. Getting off the ship was flawless but, the people we paid to bring us from the Miami port to Ft Lauderdale was ridiculous. First they said they''d bring us to our hotel, then said we could only bring us to the airport, which was fine as we planned on getting an uber from the airport to the hotel anyways (we were leaving the next day). Then after standing around outside the bus for 30 mins were finally allowed on. Then watched as our bags were ignored until we mentioned they hadn''t been loaded up. Then after the sevens time we asked about our bags, they were loaded. Then the driver was confused because we asked about how to get from departure to arrivals. All in all real stressful and we will hire a more expensive private car driver. The reason I''m giving this high stars is cause this was all third party issues that had nothing to do with the port or ship. Getting off and getting our luggage and directed to our third party transport was flawless. I only caution people hen finding transportation after the cruise. Sometimes the cheapest option is more headache than it''s worth.

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