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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review
Review summaryIt was great getting back to cruising and Oasis did NOT disappoint!
Food and Dining
I like vintages, we would usually grab a glass or two before dinner but stopped halfway through the cruise as there wasn’t a lot of selection that fit the deluxe package (unlike our past two cruises.) This limited our ability to sample other selections. As well the unlimited dining package doesn’t work for the tapas, not a big deal.Waiters were very attentive and the setting was nice. The wine we did have was quite good.
Great place for a pre or after dinner drink. You can sit anywhere in the park as there’s not a lot of sitting right by the bar. Quick and easy place to grab a drink and the bartenders were very attentive.
Better than in years past but could be better. Not bad for a snack but wish they had more multiple meat and extra cheese options with veggies… but that’s more personal. ;)
These guys were on top of everything. Well done!
I set this at fours stars mostly because of the food waste. The meat was good but a little over sauced… for me. I tend to prefer dry rubs so the meat flavor comes through more than the sauce. Still decent considering I come from a state PROFICIENT in BBQ. ;)I got the burnt ends (not as good as KC but decent) the pulled pork (good) and the ribs, (good as well.) The Mac and cheese was good though I prefer no bread crumbs. Fries were good along with the banana pudding cup which was really good!Would eat here again but maybe share a plate between my wife and I to not waste as much food.
Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade
Great place to watch sports but a little limited on college football games. The food was fine, really enjoyed the garlic fries and my wife liked the nachos. Didn’t get to return but wished we could, a good addition to ships and one of the only places to get cider on tap.
The roast beef sandwich is tha bomb! Definitely go get that. Ask for extra meat and extra juice if hungry and get either mustard or horseradish to give it a little more kick. I ate this twice and have no regrets. They can make other sandwiches and salads to order, all great for zero additional cost.But seriously, get the kummelweck sandwich, it’s really good!
Mixed review here but mostly due to the waiter. Didn’t want to deviate from the menu as it would “confuse the cooks.” Well, might need to train them better. Wanted just fries but they wanted to push fries and onion rings, warning, fries and onion rings are cooked in the same oil… just be aware.I got my burger close to what I wanted and it was okay if not a little on the greasy side, which is not usually and issue for me. The fries were fine. Wife got the Swiss and caramelized onion burger which she enjoyed.Getting drink refills was a challenged and there was some wait for both the table and getting food after order… but nothing egregious.
Izumi Japanese Cuisine
The hibachi was awesome. The miso soup is good. I got the steak and chicken, very good, as well as my wife’s shrimp and chicken. The sake is good and several choices to try. Fried rice is different but very good (and served in a bowl, Japanese style which is easier to eat.) We will do this again!Another night we went for rolls and appetizers. Best roll my wife ever had and the appetizers I had were good!
Globe and Atlas Pub
Always a great place to try different things. I learned very quickly I don’t like Johnny Walkers Double Black (WAY too smoky) but they recommended other items that were good. Lots of choices and knowledgeable bar tenders.
I’m the past this restaurant was sometimes a letdown but not this cruise! Ate here twice and all was good. Second night I wanted the paste of the day with meat, which was rigatoni with alfresco sauce. They didn’t have chicken but made filet slice on top which was good. Overall, nice. Eat outside and enjoy the classical guitar playing!
El Loco Fresh℠
As long as you control what’s made, this is great. I got pork, steak and chicken soft tacos with cheese which were made as directed and were great. My wife got quesadillas as well as chips and salsa or guacamole which she loves. She had no complaints.
First night was a disappointment. No ribeye and the sides were meh. The pork belly was good! Wife enjoyed her filet, strip was so-so. The sides the first night we’re off, not sure what happened with the Mac and cheese (too rich?) and the cheese tater tots were just lack luster.Second night, after going to Cape Canaveral where they got the ribeyes, was much better. The ribeye was okay, can do better at home but still decent, and the mashed potatoes were good. The pepper sauce is good as well as the wine sauce… the bearnaise… not so much.Staff were great!
Hit or miss on the items available. Cookies were good! Wife like the coffee choices.
The entertainment was top kitchen and the drinks were good as well. Worth a visit!
Boardwalk Dog House
I was disappointed here. Supply chain issues as only caramelized onions and sauerkraut were available (and ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise.) I just wanted chili and cheese but they were not available. So I had dogs in over sized buns with mustard… not great.
Bionic Bar®by Mark Shakr
Okay, straight up… the drinks are bleh… but it was fun making a few and trying them. I did make a passable margarita but the rest, eh. Still, fun to make a drink for your partner to drink, lol! Fun for a shot but that’s it. Ask the attendants if you need help, this was a place that the supply chain hit so some items simply weren’t available.
150 Central Park
We were looking forward to this as many have lauded the food here. We just weren’t impressed, maybe we are too simple food minded. My wife loved the specialty martini!
What’s not to like about a whirlpool?
A very nice space but can be quite limited if looking for a shady spot.
This was pretty cool. And you should definitely take a walk here to view the back of the ship, very cool!
Aqua 80 was a blast, worth seeing at least once. Not sure about the guy in front of me with his fingers in his ears, lol! It wasn’t that loud I don’t think.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Definitely book restaurants and shows as soon as you get on the ship!