We are a couple in our 50's from Australia doing our fourth cruise. We holidayed in New York & Canada and wanted to end our trip with a Caribbean cruise on the biggest cruise liner in the world.
Oasis of the Seas was certainly big and flashy and a marvel to engineering. We saw too much of the ship being built and what it offered on the internet before going. We won't do that next time as we knew what to expect! After a few days when you get beyond the WOW factor, you begin to see the cruise for what it is.
FOOD Food was a big disappointment! It was very average throughout the ship and catered for QUANTITY, not QUALITY. The only really good venue was the SOLARIUM on the pool deck which catered for a really healthy buffet breadfast & lunch although I don't know why they should charge a fee for dinner! Buffet breakfast in the main dining room & Windjammers was very basic and limited in the range of food. No chefs to order an omlette was disappointing. We tried room service for breakfast one morning and that was very limited in what you could order.
The big DINING ROOMS did not offer 5 star meals for dinner which was disappointing. There were also too many dining areas on the ship which charged a fee.
Apart from having lunch (and paying) at JOHNNY ROCKETS, we didn't bother about the others. I can't see why Oasis could not have it's own burger/hot dog/BBQ area for cruisers to enjoy for lunch.
SORRENTO's looked good in Central Park but only offered a limited range of cheesy pizza's by the slice. I was expecting to see more Italian food such as pastas.
ENTERTAINMENT / ACTIVITIES The shows were very good - Hairspray, Come Fly with Me, comedians etc. The show in the Aqua Theatre was not very well done. Other evening entertainment consisted of mostly music around the ship.
There we no activities for people during the day which was disappointing. Only staying by the pool. This is the only cruise we've done that has not offered things to do 24/7. A few days we even had an afternoon nap as there wasn't much to do.
Central Park was nice but there were not many seats for people to sit and enjoy. It was more of a walk through. The Boardwalk area looked great with the Carousel and shops but did not offer any entertainment there. eg. buskers for entertainment would have been great.
SUMMERY Overall we had a good time. We experienced the mega ship but disappointed with the food and on-board activities. The staff were all great. Would I recommend this to others. Certainly but be aware of the drawbacks.