After reading some negative reviews here, we were a little apprehensive about our cruise on the Oasis. Also, it was our first cruise so we really didn't know what to expect.
We need not have worried, however. From the minute we boarded to the minute they dragged us, kicking and screaming, off the ship it was nothing but FABULOUS.
FOOD: We ate most breakfasts at the Windjammer, and always found plenty of food that we liked. We never had a problem finding a table, the staff was helpful and cheerful-never pushy. Lunch was generally Park Cafe for sandwiches and salads or Windjammer again. The desserts there were wonderful! We also had room service for breakfast and lunch. It came right on time, the food was hot and good. The room service desserts were also delicious.
We had all dinners in the Main dning room. I just can not say enough about the staff or the gorgeously presented meals - excellent on both accounts!
ENTERTAINMENT: We saw every show, and loved them all. The water show, Oasis of Dreams, was absolutely amazing!!! Come Fly With Me just took your breath away, wow!! What a skilled group of performers! Hairspray was an absolute delight. The comics were very funny!! I wasn't as impressed with the Headliner show but have never been an ABBA fan. Others were, though, and they loved the show.
CABIN: We had a balcony room on Deck 7. My husband loved being out on the deck at night watching the water. We slept with the balcony doors open every night. The wind and sea sounds were so, so relaxing. Our cabin was plenty big enough for two, and had good storage space. The interactive tv was so helpful in letting us know what shows we had booked on any given day, what restaurants were busy, and what my shipboard account was. The bed was unbelievably comfortable! Omar, our room attendant, kept the room spotless,replaced towels,replenished ice, and made cute towel animals for our entertainment every night.
SHIP: Everything on this ship is fantastically designed. My husband is an architect - he was extremely impressed with all of the unique design features and expert workmanship. It is simply stunning! I had some fears about boat motion and, indeed, could feel the boat moving quite often. However, it was minor and I never felt sick. I found that taking a 12 hr Bonine tablet each morning eliminated the problem completely and it doesn't make you feel drowsy.
PORTS: Labadee, Haiti has a nice beach right there. If you walk down to the farther end of the beach, there are less rocks and much better swimming. It was fun watching the people come down on the zipline! The comlimentary bar b que was nice, very enjoyable spot.
Falmouth, Jamaica was broiling hot. We had not scheduled an excursion so walked around and checked out the little shops and went back to enjoy the empty boat...awesome!
Cozumel, Mexico we rented a scooter at the dock for $55 for the whole day. We drove around the peninsula (island?), stopping at little secluded beaches for a swim, little oceanfront bars for an ice cold beer, etc. There is only one road so you can't get lost and it was an absolute blast!
We loved the Solarium on sea days, never had a problem getting seats. The hot tubs were pure luxury every evening - and never crowded. In fact, the boat never felt crowded, period.
Wonderful, wonderful vacation in every way. If anyone has questions feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org