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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by Three BE@Rs: Size Does Matter - But It Isn't Always Better


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Cabin 3.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.5
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 3.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Size Does Matter - But It Isn't Always Better

Sail Date: December 2009
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

First and foremost we loved the ship. The different neighborhoods are quite amazing and Central Park gave us goosebumps just walking through it. The Royal Promenade is very nice, too, and felt spacious except on the rainy day at sea when all 6,500 passengers seemed to congregate there! Overall the ship lacks the flow that we have come to expect from RCCL ships, but apparently this design was intentional since the massive crowds would be a little more compartmentalized.

We were on deck 12 with a balcony room that faced the ocean. Good location and the balcony had a taller table with 2 chairs. The beds were very comfortable with improved linens and pillows. Bathroom and amenities were similar to Voyager and Freedom class ships except that there is less storage. The biggest critique of the cabin was the lack of storage space. The closet seemed smaller (but width, depth, and height). Fewer shelves inside the closet for personal items and the safe was smaller, too. The TV was huge More but there was relatively no other space for storage in the room - just 3 drawers and 2 small narrow cubbies. The couch was comfortable. It was difficult to keep the room cool enough for our taste.

The food was very good and we loved Giovanni's Table; the pappardelle was amazing and the wait staff was attentive and easy on the eyes. Don't waste your time with the Solarium Bistro. It has "healthier choices" but they come at a price (both $20 per visit as well as in taste and texture). Biggest complaints: (1) The spa area is nice but the steam/sauna areas are co-ed and cost $30 a day! Ridiculous!!! & (2) The rooms are SMALL! We had a balcony room but the closet is significantly smaller and with the European design of the furnishings there are fewer drawers and enclosed cubbies to hide the stuff. Compliments: (1) The staff was very friendly. It was great to reconnect with so many staff members we had met on previous cruises.

While we had a wonderful time, it will be a while before we go again on the Oasis. Less


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Cabin review: Oasis of the Seas Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Large Balcony Deck 6 12702

We were on deck 12 with a balcony room that faced the ocean. Good location and the balcony had a taller table with 2 chairs. The beds were very comfortable with improved linens and pillows. Bathroom and amenities were similar to Voyager and Freedom class ships except that there is less storage. The biggest critique of the cabin was the lack of storage space. The closet seemed smaller (but width, depth, and height). Fewer shelves inside the closet for personal items and the safe was smaller, too. The TV was huge but there was relatively no other space for storage in the room - just 3 drawers and 2 small narrow cubbies. The couch was comfortable. It was difficult to keep the room cool enough for our taste.

Port and Shore Excursions


Sad! Sad! Nassau is looking very run-down! Many shops were closed up and the streets were very grungy looking. Took a cab over to Paradise Island to see how Atlantis was doing. It is beginning to show some wear and tear. We don't have the urge to return to Nassau anytime soon!

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Beautiful day! Although there were 4 ships in port, the water taxis were efficient. Had a fun day shopping and the energy in town was quite good.


It's losing its luster. We were docked in Crown Bay and the views are not nearly as nice nor are the shops as plentiful as in Havensight. We went to Magen's Bay (hadn't been for years) and it was very crowded. Beachgoers should research a different location that is less teaming with tourists.

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