Sailed on May 12-19, 2012 on Oasis!: Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by ncleroux
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Sailed on May 12-19, 2012 on Oasis!
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Sat morn, took the taxi to the port, $7 ea, and boarded around 11am then went to the Windjammer for lunch. We visited the ship and were completely amazed by its size and beauty. So much to do, so much to see, so much to EAT! It takes a while to get your bearings but the interactive maps on every deck are easy to use and practical to see where you are, what's going on and how to get there. We went straight to Studio B to book all the shows at the earliest times and they did it all for us. Our 3 rooms were on deck 8, the best deck by far. We had the Central Park with all the plants and loved having to walk through there. In the day, there are recordings of birds and at night, with the lights and candles, the sound of crickets serenade you. On the last day, my hubby even found a small frog! The rooms were just the right size but I would have preferred my bed to be against the far wall like the other 2 rooms. The bed was very comfortable and the attendants did a great job keeping our rooms clean. A balcony would have been nice, but not worth the extra $$. We didn't see many people on them anyway...
Food was good, I particularly liked the breakfast at the Solarium because it had a healthier choice of food like turkey bacon and oatmeal. On deck 8, there was the Park Cafe where you can make your own salads (they looked amazing) or pick up some fresh fruit cups, chips or desserts to stock your fridge for a late night snack in bed while you watch a movie on the big TV. We didn't spend money on specialty restaurants, $3 cupcakes or ice cream. The alcohol can get pricey, it ranged from $4.95 for a Corona to $8 for a Long Island. The food selection and quality was great and we chose to sit at the same table in the dinning room to get to know our fantastic waiters Eddie and Suresh. We would then go to the shows; among the best were the comedy club, the Oasis of Dreams diving show and by far, my favorite, the game show Quest. Be ready to participate, we had a blast!! Our cruise Director was not the best, after having had Richard Spacey on the first cruise, Ricky Matthews was not as entertaining, so the love and marriage game show wasn't as funny as it could have been. The pools were gorgeous and the hot tubs were always accessible. Strangely enough with 6000 passengers, on Thursday evening around 10pm, we had the Solarium pool and hot tub to ourselves!!
We didn't use the gym, we walked everywhere which was nice..even after a week, I was still noticing new things I hadn't seen before! The zip line was fun, not scary when you realize your entire weight is being supported by the straps; the mini golf was fun and we had great laughs riding the carousel.
On disembarkation day after breakfast, we chose to leave early with our luggage by 7:30am and it was great to get a head start to the airport.
The only thing we hated, was leaving...What a great trip!
We enjoyed our trip very much and hope to cruise again with Royal Caribbean in the future! Less
Cabin review: M8425 Large Interior Stateroom
Room 8425 was on the Central park deck (the best), cozy, enough closet space, quiet location, the bed is against the left wall, so you both can' t walk around the bed at the same time. I would have preferred the bed against the back wall. The couch was practical and all the shelving was great!Read All Large Interior Stateroom (M) Reviews >>
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