Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by royalcruzer1105: Oasis of the Seas 9.1.2012 Sailing
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Oasis of the Seas 9.1.2012 Sailing
Hotel: Marriott Renaissance (across from port and amazing Italian food across the parking lot)
Background: Oasis was my 4th cruise. My husband and I have been on Liberty once and Freedom twice.
Stateroom: Inside cabin - small, but exactly what we expected, a bed. Stateroom attendant was not around as much as our other cruise experiences. We had 1 towel animal the whole week.
Ship: LARGE. Central Park was very pretty, but there wasn't a breeze. The Boardwalk was very pretty and seemed a bit more open. The carousel was gorgeous. Random note - donuts are free on boardwalk, but popcorn was $2+.
Aqua Theater: Amazing. The show was exciting and first of its kind on ship. Talent! The dive team did a tremendous time.
Cruise Director: Amy Fickert did not build the excitement that we experienced in the past. The activities manager hosted a lot of events. Past cruise directors that really pumped up the crowd were Richard Spacey, James More Andrews & Ken Rush.
Chef's Table: Worth the money and experience. Chef Nickolas was spectacular. Food was delicious and was accompanied by wine pairing.
150 Central Park: Good food & service.
Chops Grille: Bad experience. Table was next to kitchen entrance and waiters where stumbling over each other to get into it. There was also an exit next to the kitchen for the outdoor tables. The exit door had a loud squeak each time it opened and closed. The manager of Chops explained that they did not design the ship for outdoor seating - it was an after thought with the amount of requests. Because it was in Central Park, the restaurant was very narrow to compared to the Freedom Class with no windows. Steak was well cooked (medium rare and medium) but was tough to cut. I recall being able to almost slice through with butter knife.
Main Dining: Delicious and relaxing atmosphere. Waiters were on their game and entertaining. We were seated in Opus 4 dining room next to window with a great group of diners.
Entertainment: Enjoyed Hairspray, Belly Flop Competition, Trivia, etc.
Disembarkation: The best/easiest yet. The escalators at port are genius and the actual disembarkation was seamless. We choose to walk off with our own luggage to catch an early flight. No waiting lines. Less
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