Best vacation ever!: Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by bransunny
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Best vacation ever!
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Excursions- didn't pre plan here so we found most to be booked up…at Nassau we got off the ship and found the guide for the one we wanted to do (Blue Lagoon), made a side deal with him and got it for half price. Blue Lagoon was okay (beautiful locale, but a money grab if you want to do anything but to sit in a lounge chair and look at the water) In St Thomas we took an open air taxi to Magans Bay…a beautiful place with amazing calm water, but it was packed with ten times too many people and awful food options. We left early and went back to town where we had one of our best meals at a hole in the wall called Greengos Cantina. Amazing mexican/caribbean food (the chicken is slow cooked and it tastes like heaven) Go here!!! In St Maarten we again found the excursions all booked so we walked into town and found a scuba shop called CDC (Caribbean Dive College PADI) and made a deal for a discovery dive for kids who have never scuba'd and husband and I who are certified. Half price of ship and better from what we heard. Great people! Dove an area were things have washed up from hurricanes and planted there (helicopters, airplanes, ship wrecks) awesome!!! Do this, even if you're not a diver, it's awesome!
Debarkation- carry your own luggage off! We went down at 6:15am and were one of the first 100 people off by 7am. So easy, and you don't have to pack and put your stuff out the night before! Get thru customs in 5 minutes. Then go spend the day in Florida (we did Gator Boys in the Everglades and lunch at Hollywood Beach, again on our own).
Sorry for the long review, but like I said this was our best vacation ever! Love Oasis of the Seas and Royal Caribbean! Cant wait to go back and do it again! Less
Cabin review: 8654, 8709
Room was better than most hotel rooms I've stayed in, very big and very nice, and so much storage we were amazed! You get concierge lounge and suite embarkation with this room…worth every penny! Concierge lounge food was best on the ship! And service was unparalleled! You also get access to a top deck suites only sunning area with a bar that never has a wait…lovely! (And quiet if that's what you're looking for).