Another great cruise on Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas from Port Everglades to the Eastern Caribbean sailing October 5, 2013. This was my second cruise on the Oasis and my 49th cruise since 1992. The Oasis and the Allure have become my favorite ships.
Some of the great features of the Oasis class ships are: Aqua theatre shows, Ice shows, great production shows, very comfortable beds, very clean and well maintained public areas, public restrooms well located with push button doors, central park, boardwalk, royal promenade, diamond and concierge lounges for Crown & Anchor members, thousands of deck chairs on upper decks. Viking Crown lounge.
Some of the not so nice features are: very limited closet space, small bathroom, very loud music.
On day 3 as we sailed from Nassau to St. Thomas, as we were about two hours out to sea, the captain announced a medical emergency for a passenger who needed a hospital. To the credit of the captain, we reversed course, and returned to Nassau so the stricken passenger could be transported to a hospital. The captain announced later that the passenger was in the hospital and doing well. We arrived in St.Thomas about four hours behind schedule, but we are grateful to the captain for his wise decision to help this passenger.
The Oasis class ships are the biggest, but it is very easy to move around the ship, and electronic interactive displays are located near the elevator banks, to help everyone find their way around. It is amazing how Royal Caribbean has found a way to move 5 to 6 thousand passengers so easily.
These big ships are not for everyone, but many will greatly enjoy the tremendous features of these fantastic Oasis class ships.