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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by Kennysama

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Oasis of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas
Member Name: Kennysama
Cruise Date: April 2013
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: D2
Cabin Number: 10652
Booking Method:
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Member Rating   Not Rated
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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This was our fifth Carribean cruise on Royal Carribean. We have traveled on Enchantment, Adventure and Freedom. We are in our early 60's, our companions were in their late 70's, early 80's. we are all seasoned cruisers. My husband and I flew to Ft Lauderdale the day before and stayed at the Hampton Inn Cruise Port which was a great choice. We took their free shuttle and were at the pier before 11:30 and check in was very easy. We had to sit for about 15 minutes before boarding.

We had a balcony room on deck 10 which was perfect for us. The shower was larger than on previous ships. We had the 6:00 seating for dinner. The wait staff were excellent with a good choice of foods. We ate a Giovanni's Table. Food and service were good but we thought the food at Portofino was superior. Windjammer was always crowded so we ate breakfast in the dining room and lunch at Park Cafe which had a good selection of choices. The roast beef sandwiches are as good as other reviewers have noted. We especially liked Central Park as it was rarely crowded and a great place to people watch. While this is a very large ship this was the first time I felt the motion of the ship. Seas were relatively calm but there was definitely significant motion to the ship. In fact, the Splish Splash diving show was cancelled as the motion of the ship was causing a loss of water in the diving pool. All of the shows were excellent, comics were funny and clean. Come Fly With Me was excellent and the sand artist at the ice show was amazing.

There are only 3 ports of call on Oasis. We took a cab to Atlantis as we had never been there, took the ferry ride to the national parks on St John and just went to the shops on St Maarten as we had been there previously. Disembarkation was very smooth. We opted for the choice to have RC take care of our luggage and boarding passes. For a $20 fee per person we put our bags out on Friday night and did not see them again until we arrived at JFK and our boarding passes were in our stateroom on Friday morning. Definitely worth the money. Disembarkation was relatively easy, about a 20 minute wait for customs. W're glad we chose to cruise on Oasis but will opt for smaller ships in the future.

Publication Date: 05/07/13
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