Sail Date: January 2018
This was our first cruise ever and did we ever set the bar high. The ship was huge with so much to see and do. Our room (balcony room 12156) was bigger than what we expected. It was clean and comfortable. Even though the ship was huge, it ... Read More
This was our first cruise ever and did we ever set the bar high. The ship was huge with so much to see and do. Our room (balcony room 12156) was bigger than what we expected. It was clean and comfortable. Even though the ship was huge, it did not feel crowded at all. The food was a bit disappointing. It definitely was plentiful but lacked in taste sadly. It was fine but we weren’t blown away by anything we ate in either the dining room or Windjammer. Crew were all very polite and friendly, some more than others. The entertainment was second to none. We didn’t get to see Cats because it was cancelled twice due to rough seas but we saw so many other great shows, we could hardly be disappointed. We enjoyed the ports of St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and Labadee, Haiti. We took tours at the first two ports that were very good and relaxed at the private beach at Labadee. There was a marketplace at Labadee and the merchants almost pounced on you as you walked by. It was too overwhelming and unfortunately, the pushiness made us leave instead of buying anything from them. Overall, we enjoyed our first cruise and have no regrets. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
We had heard mixed reviews of the Oasis class and larger ships. We were quite surprised; that with 6188 guests on board, it did not seem crowded. On a couple of days the WindJammer café had a line for the "washy-washy" ... Read More
We had heard mixed reviews of the Oasis class and larger ships. We were quite surprised; that with 6188 guests on board, it did not seem crowded. On a couple of days the WindJammer café had a line for the "washy-washy" but the line moved fairly quickly. The same was true at 150 Central Park when we went there for lunch. It took 3-5 minutes to get thru the line, but they could use more seating outside. The roast beef sandwich was very delicious and tender. We had planned on going to Izumi for lunch one day, but did not make it. We have been to Asian/Sushi restaurants on other RCCL cruises and they have been excellent. Our stateroom was comparable to other balcony staterooms we have had on other cruises. The only thing I did not care for was the placement of the sink in the bathroom. It was located way to the left side on the counter and it was extremely shallow in depth. My wife did not like the closet layout; having the clothes rod all the way to the left. She liked the swing out door design that Freedom of the Seas has. She also missed the size of the dresser drawers; very narrow and there was only two. All the entertainment in the Opal, Aqua and Studio B was fantastic! Plan on getting to your venue early, so you can get a good seat. There were many people that made reservations and did not show up, so if you did not make reservation, most of the time you can still get in. The Aqua Theater show is a must see, along with the ice show. We saw Cats in the Opal, but it was way to long for my taste... The two comedians at Comedy Live were also awesome. Adult only! and do not go if your easily offended!!! We did not book any excursions this trip, as we have been to all the ports before. We took the water taxi in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten to see how bad the damage was from the hurricane last fall. They are still rebuilding some of the shops, but the beach is ready to go! 5-Presidente in a bucket of ice for $10 (singles were $3) and they are not the short bottles... If I remember correctly 2 loungers and an umbrella was $25 for the day. I talked to a taxi driver and he said the French side was hit the hardest. In San Juan, Puerto Rico we walked in the Old San Juan, we walked to the fort and cemetery on the tip of the port channel, had lunch a returned to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
Went on RC Oasis with a family group of ten out of Port Canaveral, Jan 28.......... Our embarkation went a smoothly as any ship we have ever been on. For some 6,000 passengers, RC has this down very well out of Port Canaveral. I think ... Read More
Went on RC Oasis with a family group of ten out of Port Canaveral, Jan 28.......... Our embarkation went a smoothly as any ship we have ever been on. For some 6,000 passengers, RC has this down very well out of Port Canaveral. I think we were aboard it under 20 minutes. We carried our own bags off and this also went fairly fast. We had three cabins for our group with balcony's over the boardwalk. Some noise, but not really enough to complain about. Our 4th cabin was a seaside balcony and they loved it. Felt the food was good and good variety as we tried just about everything, except the special ones... entertainment was good, ship was clean, employees friendly and helpful. With two young grandsons, age 2 and 5, the servers and hostess in the main dining room went out of their way to get them some food to snack on right away when we sat down. That was so helpful in a long sitting at dinner. Room attendant was attentive to our needs, friendly and kept it very tidy throughout... The Oasis was something to see. What a masterpiece. Other than the windjammer buffet, you hardly realized their was 6,000 other passengers. It got crowded in there... Johnny Rockets was a hit and our group stopped twice. The salad and sandwich shop central park was very good also and at no charge. The entertainment was good and really liked the diving shows & ice skating shows The passengers on the Oasis had a good number of elderly, family's with children and I can see why. It offers something for everyone. The elevators were often crowded, but generally people were patient and helpful to each other as their were a fair amount of handicapped. Several from our group went into shore at St Maarten and San Juan. My wife and I stayed on the ship. We all got off and enjoyed the day at Labadee Cruising isn't for everyone, the we have now been on ten and enjoyed everyone..... As many of you say, if you didn't have a good time on today's cruise ship, you weren't trying. The pool areas are crowded and busy on sea days, but their are chairs everywhere. So, it wasn't hard to find a couple.... Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
Paid for by Hilton. I especially enjoyed the extra size of the Oasis of the Seas. I liked the 5th deck with its large center walk way. The 6th deck had boardwalk with the aqua show which was an engineering feat. I liked the open gardens on ... Read More
Paid for by Hilton. I especially enjoyed the extra size of the Oasis of the Seas. I liked the 5th deck with its large center walk way. The 6th deck had boardwalk with the aqua show which was an engineering feat. I liked the open gardens on the 8th deck with the different resturants. The spas were some of the best I've seen on a ship and always well maintained. And the covered pavilion was a delight. I would of liked a drink package structured more for a one to two cocktail dranker, since I pushed myself to drink more to justify the cost of $495.00. Over all, enjoyed the cruise and shore excursions. Staff was not as friendly as I have seen on other cruises and made me feel that I was in their way on several occasions. Running track was partially closed on every run that I took, but I enjoyed the length of the running track. Only found one exercise bike that completely worked and staff did not seem to care. Food was good but not as big of a variety as on other cruises. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
Selected by a friend who planned the group travel for the group of friends with whom I traveled. Oasis of the Seas needs an overhaul-getting old and shows wear. The food wasn’t anything spectacular! I Had to ask for water refills ... Read More
Selected by a friend who planned the group travel for the group of friends with whom I traveled. Oasis of the Seas needs an overhaul-getting old and shows wear. The food wasn’t anything spectacular! I Had to ask for water refills at dinner frequently and a black napkin multiple times whenever I had dark evening dress on. They looked at me as though they couldn’t figure why I was asking for a black napkin! All fish ordered for dinner was extremely dry, to the point I choked on the Ahi Tuna and dry couscous - thought I was going to need the Heimlich performed! The coconut rolls are the vest thing you have but for some Eason are kept as a big secret. We only learned of them from friends seated at another table and were told they have to be soeciall6 requested the night before! Why? Our waiter did ‘find’ some. As I say they’re the best things you serve but are kept a big hush hush secret! I don’t get it! Shrimp cocktail rubbery and doesn’t taste fresh. Lamb is good and rock shrimp good. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
The Oasis of the seas is a beautiful ship! But it was ruined by everything they charged EXTRA for. They are CHEAP, CHEAP, AND CHEAP!! -Such as $7.95 room service fee. They don’t provide a lanyard for the card, HOWEVER, they sell ... Read More
The Oasis of the seas is a beautiful ship! But it was ruined by everything they charged EXTRA for. They are CHEAP, CHEAP, AND CHEAP!! -Such as $7.95 room service fee. They don’t provide a lanyard for the card, HOWEVER, they sell them for $12.95 EVERYWHERE on the boat. -If you want a lovely meal (free on other cruise lines), then you pay $$$. The regular dining meals are UNDERWHELMING, and smallish and you have to line up and wait for a table. -Central Park: we’ll-named because every store and restaurant there, was expensive. It was pretty but disappointing. -There were only 2 adult-only pools and one is really a large fountain- you can’t swim in it. The other adult pool was under construction the entire week. -Good luck getting into the shows. We tried to book 6 weeks b4 the cruise and all but 2 were already full. We saw 2 and they were great. Unfortunately we never got to see the water shows. Each time we lined up almost an hour early (so we could get a seat), but the show was cancelled due to weather. Overall a huge disappointment. We saved a long time for this and feel that we’ve lost a lot of our hard-earned wages. Wish we had gone on Carnival. Tips! Book very early for the shows as well as if you want the early dinnertime. Save a chair at the pool at 6 am or you won’t get one all day. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
This was a group tour. The ship is nice, but the cruise is all about the ship. I prefer to see new ports and experience new sights. The Central Park in the Oasis class of ships is really great. Its nice to see plants when sailing for 3 ... Read More
This was a group tour. The ship is nice, but the cruise is all about the ship. I prefer to see new ports and experience new sights. The Central Park in the Oasis class of ships is really great. Its nice to see plants when sailing for 3 days with nothing to look at but water. The food in the main dining room was very good. Service in the dining room was slow, but friendly, and they tried to make up quickly for any errors. The cafe in Central Park was also a nice place to get a breakfast without the crowd at the Windjammer buffet. The Windjammer buffet was unimpressive. We ate at "Chops" and felt it was worth the cost. The Solarium Cafe was ok if you got there early, but got too crowded and they were slow to clean tables. We enjoyed the shows, but "Cats" was bad. Many left at intermission. The cast was great, but you couldn't hear the words on any group songs. Our cabin was the usual, but clean and the steward was great. RCI was bad in accommodating our group. They misled us, and when I called our group coordinator, she basically blew me off. I might try RCI on a smaller ship. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
We chose this cruise because we were RCCL Loyalists. Unfortunately, our expectations were not met. Service had declined in many areas from the number of dining room attendants per table to what is offered on the menu to even getting ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we were RCCL Loyalists. Unfortunately, our expectations were not met. Service had declined in many areas from the number of dining room attendants per table to what is offered on the menu to even getting freshly ground pepper on your salad. The shows although extravagant, were actually boring. for example the ice show had a child's theme. When in a port of call, many, many of the ships stores and restaurants were closed whereas had they been open, you could have availed yourself to them without huge lines. Even little things like room attendant making towel animals nightly was missing except a 2 times plus gone were the mints that used to appear on your pillows. It was a nice touch, but... We had sound problems with our TV so maintenance was called, it took almost 4 hours for him to appear. Lastly, room service in the morning was either incorrect or missing altogether. Very disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
We chose this cruise because of the available shows, specifically the production of Cats and the Ice show (and off day ice skating opportunity). And the shows did not disappoint. Their production of Cats was Broadway quality and the ice ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the available shows, specifically the production of Cats and the Ice show (and off day ice skating opportunity). And the shows did not disappoint. Their production of Cats was Broadway quality and the ice show was amazing. We also enjoyed the Dive shows and Headliner show. Of course, to get decent seats (even with our prebooked reservations that we made online months before the cruise) we had to stand in line an hour before the show. Which brings me to our biggest disappointment with this boat...too many people for the public spaces that are available. We've cruised at least a dozen times on a variety of lines (Disney, Carnival, Princess, & RC), and I've never felt "crowded" before. Lines at disembarkation and lines at lunch the day we arrived on the boat are expected. But lines were the norm for the entire cruise for us. We waited in line to get into restaurants at our reserved time, we waited in line at guest services, we waited in line for shows, we waited in line for ice skating, etc, etc. And we really missed the "private spaces" that most boats have along side of public places...tables in corridors to congregate, play cards, read, etc. With the Oasis, there were the major public areas (Promenade, Boardwalk, Central Park, Entertainment Alley), but no quiet smaller spaces. And these public areas were always very full, crowded and noisy (except for very early in the morning and very late at night). It feels like the added lots of cabins in this "biggest boat", but didn't expand the public spaces accordingly. RC had some great ideas with this boat: the ice rink, the well put together shows, the awesome soda fountain machines for soda package buyers that had lots of options, ice skating, rock climbing, etc, etc. But they failed to account for the volume of people they were boarding. Only 6 of those wonderful drink machines were available on the whole ship of >5000. So as you can imagine, they were out of ice, out of flavors, etc quite frequently. My children were also disappointed that the ice cream machines were only turned on from noon to 8pm, whereas all the other boats we've been on had it available from breakfast to bedtime. (This is one of their favorite parts of cruising!) Read Less
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Sail Date: January 2018
We travelled with kids so we were looking for activities and enterteinment for them. DreamWorks experience was a good option. Good quality and variety of food. Waitress and all staff in dining and eating places great confortable ... Read More
We travelled with kids so we were looking for activities and enterteinment for them. DreamWorks experience was a good option. Good quality and variety of food. Waitress and all staff in dining and eating places great confortable cabin for 4 (since we are a family of 5, I d like to know if there are cabins for 5, this time we travelled with my mother in law, so we used two cabins). The cabin was checked and cleaned twice a day Activities and shows for all the family and all those involved in recreation were great Good variety of sports to play Several pools with different options, calm one, with waves, one that takes you round, jacuzzi I definitely would like to go again probably touching other ports so as to get to know new places. Since I have small children I d probably look for a cruise with options for the kids to do and play Read Less
Oasis of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 4.0 4.1
Entertainment 5.0 4.4
Public Rooms 5.0 4.5
Fitness Recreation 3.0 4.3
Family 5.0 4.3
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.9
Enrichment 1.0 3.9
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 3.0 3.9
Rates 5.0 3.8

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