My wife and I sailed on the Oasis during the week of Oct. 19-26. The Oasis is a great ship and we had a great time. We chose this cruise to experience this huge ship and we weren't disappointed.
This was teh nicest ship we have been on. You hardly experience any movement on the ship. I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of getting deck chairs in virtually any location on the ship. At no time did we experience long lines or crowding on the ship, although we did skip the parades and crowd producing activities on the promenade. There were a few glitches on the cruise, some might call them nit-picking. The first problem was using the main dining room for breakfast. They were very disorganized. They only used one floor of the 3 tiered dining room. This made the patrons using the buffet wait while they sat the a la carte diners first. Why not use two floors and separate the buffet diners from the ones ordering breakfast? Another problem was the fitness facility (gym). I realize that RCL can't control the gym etiquette of their passengers, but they should monitor the gym better. Their staff was more interested in selling products. People hogged the machines instead of allowing other users to have access to the machines between their sets. There were plenty of machines, but not all we in proper working order. This is either an over-use issue or maintenance. There was no air circulation in the gym. You were working out in a sweat box. Lastly, the piped in music on the pool deck stunk. It was monotonous music that was downright boring. The age demographic on this ship had to be 40+ in the majority, yet the music was geared to the 20's crowd and even at that it was pretty boring. I noticed a lot of people bring their own music to the deck and using headphones. Please, more variety. Mix in a bit of rock and roll, classic and modern (Jimmy Buffet would have been appreciated), as well as good country and western. The steel drum band that did play live music was not very good, but at least is was a change of pace. The ship had great venues and the entertainment was top notch. The aqua show was great as was Hairspray in the theatre. Other than the steel drum band, the other musicians were great. The food in the main dining room was very good and I can't see paying the premium for the specialty restaurants. The healthy option of eating in the solarium was greatly appreciated. The windjammer is the windjammer. Food was pretty good and the staff was very helpful finding a seat during the busy time. We were in a junior suite room and it was definitely worth the added price for the extra room, larger balcony, and full bath in the bathroom. It even had a walk-in closet. Finally, for such a large ship, embarkation and debarkation was very easy. Great staff, great cruise, great ship.