Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by ytownwolf: Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas
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Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Oasis of the Seas is an amazing ship. It is massive with a 6,000 guest capacity. It offers Central Park on deck 8 complete with trees, plants, flowers. A boardwalk on decks 5/6 with a carousal, diner, candy store, etc. You can learn to surf on board, play basketball, rock climb or try out the zip line. Deck 5 with all its shops, eateries, etc. is gorgeous and comes with a Rolls Royce for photo ops. The shows go beyond the usual comedy or musical. There is an ice skating show, an aerial show and a diving show. Plus movies under the stars. Oasis is a beautiful and grand ship.
we enjoyed the cabin very much. it was roomy and very clean. having the balcony made it extra nice. the frig was always well stocked as was the ice. any requests we made from our steward were taken care of quickly and with a smile.
***** on the ship and amenities. However, the food was just ok for the most part. Not any better than on a lesser class ship. And Italian night was awful. It was the More worst Italian food we have ever eaten. The most irritating part was that on Oasis they automatically add tips on to anything you buy. Example; buy a coke for $2.50 it costs you $2.74, buy a $30.00 bottle of wine it costs you $35.84, buy a beer for $4.00 it costs you $5.00. If Royal Caribbean paid their employees a decent wage it's guests would not have to subsidize the employees incomes. This was our 7th cruise and the only one where they automatically take tips. My husband and I are good tippers I just don't appreciate being forced into it. Less
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Cabin review: A1 Aquatheater Suite with Balcony
we enjoyed the cabin very much. it was roomy and very clean. having the balcony made it extra nice. the frig was always well stocked as was the ice. any requests we made from our steward were taken care of quickly and with a smile.Read All Aquatheater Suite with Balcony (A1) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Dolphin Swim & Encounter
swimming with dolphins was on my bucket list and this one did not disappoint. It lasted for more than an hour and the contact with the dolphins was extensive. What made it even better is that we were also able to swim with and feed the manatees. Loved every minute of it. Be aware the people working the shops along the docks are going to try to hustle you. As much as I wanted to see the Mayan ruins it was 4 hours inland and I did not feel comfortable going that far away, not in Mexico.
Falmouth, Jamaica was very nice. What was most surprising is how clean it was. Lots of colonial architecture, shops and places to eat. a nice variety of excursions, but book ahead if you can they fill up really fast.
Labadee is Royal Caribbean's private island. It has nice beaches, beautiful volcanic mountain, plenty of shops and lots to do such as zip line, parasailing, jet skiing, glass bottom boats.
The swimming area leaves much to be desired. although beautiful and blue the water is filled with lava rock making it very uncomfortable and difficult to walk. and when my husband slipped on the lava rock his hand came down on a sea urchin that shot its spikes into his hand. The swim area is not that large and Royal could easily have the lava rocks removed.
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