We cruised from December 1st thru December 8Th aboard the Oasis and are happy to report that this ship provided us the best cruise we've had thus far, and it was our thirteenth with Royal Caribbean.
From the minute we stepped onto the ship, until we left it, things couldn't have gone smoother. This made for a wonderfully relaxed beginning and end to our vacation.
You never felt crowded, even though the ship sailed with full capacity. We reserved all the wonderful shows on board in advance, eliminating disappointment; and, they were great shows. We chose to eat all of our dinners in the main dining room, late seating, and enjoyed the company of 2 other couples each night. The wait staff were great, and the food was wonderful.
When they built this ship, they laid it out so that everyplace was easy to find and easy to reach. I loved the 3 specialty decks. The Royal Promenade with all the shops, the Boardwalk and Central Park. You could always find someplace to snack, shop or get business taken care of.
All in all it was a wonderful experience, and everybody was always smiling. The atmosphere on board this ship was wonderful.
Even though I did not use the Royal Caribbean computer room, I did stumble upon it one day and was quite surprised to find it located right next to passenger staterooms, and looked like an afterthought.
The only unpleasantness took place at Bingo. My husband always plays Bingo when we sail, and even won a free cruise 2 years ago. This episode occurred at just such a game. There were 4 people who called Bingo at the same time for the grand prize of the cruise vacation. Patricio brought all 4 on stage and gave them each a Bingo Card. He called the next number and 2 out of the 4 had it. Instead of eliminating the 2 that didn't have that number, he went on to call another number explaining that only when one person had a number that the others didn't have would a winner be declared. Well, the next number called and one of the people who didn't have the first number had it, and he won. It didn't make any sense to me, not did it to the people who were there. There was hard feelings on the part of the other 3 contestant, not because they were sore losers, but because Patricio didn't know haw to distinguish between the rules as applied when 2 people tie for the prize and when you have multiple ties. I thought his way of handling it caused unnecessary hard feelings, when it could have been avoided if he had used his head from the beginning.