We went on the Oasis of the Seas for an Eastern Caribbean Cruise. IT WAS PERFECT!!! The embarkment was the easiest ever.. we have been on 6 other cruises all with RCCL (would never stray) and this embarkment was less then 5 minutes from the time we entered the building. Couldn't be happier unless there was a bar in terminal.. haha
From the time we entered the ship we were amazed, everything was so much bigger then all of the pictures and videos we looked at. Our room overlooked the Boardwalk (8695) it was right above the carousel, we were 1st afraid that we would hear circus music all day and night because we were so close to the caracol but the music coming from the boardwalk was very faint, never fazed us .
The ship was full to capacity, 5400 people plus crew but it never felt crowded. Several nights we were like "were are all the people". There are so many things to do so everyone is so spread out. LOVED IT!! The pool areas weren't even crowded, some people tried to save lounge chairs at the pool... for no reason, there were always several to choose from. We were told by a bartender that there are 7,450 lounge chairs... plenty to go around.
We did the 8:30 dinner because we don't want to go in early to get ready for the early seating. I don't like leaving the pool area until the last minute, so the 8:30 was perfect for us. There are so many different dining options that we only went to the main dining room 3 nights. We made reservations for Giovanni's months before our trip to ensure a date and time that we wanted. If you wait until you board to make reservations anywhere on the ship you might not get the date and time you want, so I recommend that you check everything that requires a reservation before you leave.
All of the shows were great, we made reservations for the ice skating show as well. You can just walk into other shows on the ship, check which ones you need reservations for though.
I have no complaints about the ship what so ever. Like I said, we have been on several cruises with RCCL and have only had one problem on another ship and RCCL compensated us well , very well! That is why we would never try another cruise line ,RCCL has everything that we love for our vacations. We have been on the smallest ship they provide and now the largest ship in the world... Like I said PERFECT...