4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
I have heard many people talk about this ship so I thought I would give it a try. The agent I spoke with at RCCL gave me a good price, offered me a wine/cheese/fruit basket (which I never got) and some bad advice. Let me preface, I am ... Read More
I have heard many people talk about this ship so I thought I would give it a try. The agent I spoke with at RCCL gave me a good price, offered me a wine/cheese/fruit basket (which I never got) and some bad advice. Let me preface, I am extremely claustrophobic and her and I discussed this...that being said, the bathroom and location of bed in the balcony room was a nightmare for me. Stepping into the shower made me think of beam me up Scotty, it was that small, many complained when they bent over to shave their legs they knocked the door open, I didn't even try. I was too busy hyperventilating and need to get out quick. The shampoo is like water and there is no shower gel. The sink height looks like its for a grade school, it came just about to my lower thigh (and I'm only 5/7). Its extremely low and without any counter space, and I'm not kidding. The counter is approx 6 inches wide from the wall to the sink, thats it.The bedroom area in room had the bed up against the one closet that you can barely get into, no drawers, a few shelves. It is NOT near the sliding glass door and if you plan to watch tv in bed, forget it. The couch across from it is the only place you can really view it from. There is a 3 plug thing on the desk which is nice, and it has 2 drawers. It also has the dryer in there which for my hair was adequate. The ship is broke in to a few different area, the entertainment and shopping floor which is more like a floating mall, Central Park which is lovely and has a lot of pay restaurants, one cafe which is ok especially for specialty coffees. Also the Boardwalk which has a carousel, that was fun, the Aqua theatre, Johnny Rockets (pay), the Doghouse, decent hotdogs, and an icecream/cupcake place (pay) and a few other pay places.Its a cute area. The Windjammer buffet is ok at best, not thrilled with the food choices though I'm sure most people love hotdogs and hamburgers which they always have. The salad bar is lame, just a couple items on it. Desserts are decent. MDR is lovely, food choice not good if you don't eat meat or fish that you have no idea what they are. Staff and service are great though one morning for breakfast was a 35 minute wait for eggs. Cafe Promenade on Deck 5 is ok for a quick sandwich or Sorrento pizza, both open late.The Solarium Bistro was free when we were on the ship and was the best choice for food and waiting time. Cats production was excellent, as was their Headliner show, an Abba group, and their Come Fly with Me acrobats. We also enjoyed the comedians. Lots of pools, lots of people on electric scooters and lots of hot tubs that were pretty hot and no lack of seating. Overall a decent experience, the head waiter was a hoot, he took good care of us, we had a lot of laughs with the staff that are very friendly. The Casino has a non smoking side which was nice. Will I hurry back? no But it was a good experience and a huge ship that had 6500 people on it, and yes, it was crowded but lines weren't as long as you would think. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Staff was not energetic or very welcoming. More like they were here to collect a pay check. Food was less than desirable minus the main sit down dinner. That was good, but in comparison to the food on Carnival without a doubt has them beat ... Read More
Staff was not energetic or very welcoming. More like they were here to collect a pay check. Food was less than desirable minus the main sit down dinner. That was good, but in comparison to the food on Carnival without a doubt has them beat across the sea. Casino was not very big in comparison to other ships. This created one huge smoke cloud even on the non smoking side it was bad. Some staff in the casino couldn't manage bets and it would cause issues among those at the table. Not to mention a couple of highly unprofessional dealers. This ships is great for families in a lot of ways. Yet leave some desires for the adult life. The do nickel and dime you. Be cautious in the jewelery store. They mark up then discount. Did some research on a ring my was interested in that goes for 6k in stores. On the ship it was listed at 9k before their sale. In the end there wasn't much difference in price. Also, couldn't answer me on the type of diamond. This because all in question when we get home to ensure such jewelery. So buyer beware. The ring is still a good value just don't like the sales approach. It is lying to the customer. Excursions are better priced vs. Carnival. Cabin we stayed in faced the board walk. I wouldn't do that again. It is very loud. my wife and I have been debating which cruise line we would like to make our permanent cruise line for getaways. It won't be Royal Caribbean. We come have fun. Part of that fun is the people that creat that environment. The smiles, the high postively charged crew. This ship doesn't have it. 4 people out the entire staff we dealt with. We found Carnival is just a happy more enjoyable environment. This is after trying several companies this past year. Read Less
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4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Our first time on a mega ship this size. We got a good price and went for it. I've been on around 14 cruises and 7 of them on RCCL. The Oasis of the seas was a very nice ship but even with its size, 6000 people was just too much. It ... Read More
Our first time on a mega ship this size. We got a good price and went for it. I've been on around 14 cruises and 7 of them on RCCL. The Oasis of the seas was a very nice ship but even with its size, 6000 people was just too much. It was like standing in line at Disney for everything. Getting on and off at port calls was a slow process. We never ate at the main dinning because the only dinning time we could get was at 8:00 pm. Just too late for us to eat dinner. The windjammer buffet on all the RCCL ships we've been on were great with good quality food. But the buffet on the Oasis was very disappointing. Poor quality food, with limited selections. The staff didn't keep the buffet up either. Ship was clean. Drink servers were hard to come by on deck. High price drinks with 18% tip way over the top. Room steward was great. Overall...no more mega ships for me...The food and overall service much better on ships with 4000 or less passangers Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
We were part of a group. The food was awful, but the service was great. I believe the cruise lines are trying to force people to pay for upgraded food. I miss the old days of cruising. I also miss the days where you paid tips to those ... Read More
We were part of a group. The food was awful, but the service was great. I believe the cruise lines are trying to force people to pay for upgraded food. I miss the old days of cruising. I also miss the days where you paid tips to those who deserve it. This overall tipping across the board is not fair and then at the end of the cruise you've got cruise line employees standing around looking for extra tips. We're not made of money! The ship was clean. Not sure about the entertainment. We missed the shows. However, we did see the Aqua show, which was awesome. RCCL needs to up their game with the food. Years ago, we only wanted to go on one cruise line and that was Royal Caribbean. Now, not so much. Chops Grille is far too expensive. We couldn't afford $45pp. The gift shop was pitiful. Not worth the visit. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
We chose this sailing as a (cheap) way to get my family, my parents, and my in-laws all on one boat. It was my parents first time on a cruise ship. We started planning it in October of 2017 and that's when the problems with customer ... Read More
We chose this sailing as a (cheap) way to get my family, my parents, and my in-laws all on one boat. It was my parents first time on a cruise ship. We started planning it in October of 2017 and that's when the problems with customer service started. Pre-Boarding My father has a hard time sleeping prone so we had called RC before we booked and asked if there were any options for him. We were told they had no problem, they could remove a bed and give him a recliner to sleep in. We were sold! We purchased the rooms for all 8 of us and continued to plan. A few weeks later we called back to set up the arrangements for him and we were told that in order to have any option for him, they would need to *rent* a chair from a third-party company and upgrade their room to an accessible room (total cost $1300+). We were devastated and hung up. Called back a third time to cancel everyone, and were told he could get a wedge for his bed for free. Fast forward, we were trying to make sure we were all going to dine together. Because we didn't purchase all three rooms in one go, it wasn't guaranteed, apparently. I had to make 5 different phone calls (and have both sets of parents call twice each) to get varying degrees of answers: "You'll have to do that when you're on the ship", "There's no way because that dining time is full", "You have to do My-Time dining, we can't accomodate groups that large unless you book them together", etc. Finally got those together. We wanted to do something special for them so I set up First Night Done Right via their online Cruise Planner. It allowed me to add the two other rooms to our reservations but wouldn't let me pay for them. I called RC customer service and was told their reservation would be held until 2 days before the sailing date and they could pay at any time. My mother went to pay for it and it wasn't on her reservation. I guess there's an unwritten rule that you need to pay for it within 24 hours of reserving it or it disappears. By the time we realized this, the only dining times available were after 8 pm (which is way too late for our 5 and 9 year olds). The Ship Embarkation was a breeze, although slightly frustrating that we couldn't help walk my parents (new-comers) through the process since we were ushered into the Gold members area to check in. That led to us being separated and took us a while to find them onboard (having to explain to them why just saying "we're on Deck 16 isn't descriptive enough..). Also, they apparently don't give out paper maps to the ship anymore (besides the one horizontal view on an 8 1/2x11 piece of paper which kind of shows what is generally on each level). We're finally on the ship. My husband and I had been on the Allure for our honeymoon back in 2011 so we had some comparison of what it would be like for this cruise. The Oasis was doing well, but she's definitely showing her age in some areas. It was clean, for the most part. The nice thing about this ship is there are surprisingly a lot of areas where you can find peace and quiet away from everyone else (Protip: There are a lot of neat little nooks in Central Park, especially during the day when there's no one around). There seemed to be enough elevators for everyone (unless there was a big event where a lot of people were using them at once) but the thing that got me is that apparently if you pay enough for your room, you can swipe your card at the elevator and not have to stop at any other levels except the one you want to. This makes it a pain in the butt if you're not one of "the elite". They've gone through some extensive remodeling to make sure that "they" don't need to mingle with the rest of us. They've definitely let the game room slide under their radar of cleaning. We opened up the tiny little cabinet they claimed to store the games in and there were only 5-7 jigsaw puzzles with only half the box and most of the pieces mixed together filling the bottom of the cabinet. We went over to a chess table (where all the pieces are supposed to be stored in a drawer underneath the tabletop), and found no less than 6 white king pieces, Othello pieces, more puzzle pieces, and checkers. There was not a single deck of cards to be found in the room. Dining We loved our dining staff, although poor Raul seemed way over worked. The poor man had four or five tables with at least 8 people at each. He still showed up with a smile, learned all of our names by the first night, and diligently took care of us. He'd come by with a plate of cookies for our girls every night (which they always loved in the morning). The food was okay, but I've definitely had better on other sailings. Entertainment & Activities Over the week, we saw Cats, Frozen in Time, Come Fly with Me, and Oasis of Dreams. We also went ice skating, saw the parades, and spent a lot of time in the pools. Cats was an amazing performance, although I had never seen it before so I didn't know what to expect. Half the audience walked out before intermission because the show in of itself is so abstract. Frozen in Time was phenomenal (although the service staff there lacked, I'll get there in a bit) and probably the best ice show I've seen on my three RC cruises. Come Fly with Me (acrobatics, main theater) and Oasis of Dreams (water show) were abstract as well, but the talent shown in both was absolutely spectacular. On our honeymoon, we had the chance to experience the Prohibition Event as only the second trial they ran with guests. We loved it so much we had to do it again this time around. If you're unfamiliar with it, it's a night-time (10-12) event that shuts down the jazz club. You get a special pin to wear, and they let you in the side door if you have the password. It's unlimited drinks and small bites the whole time while they're playing jazz music and trying some story-telling with a horse race (the winner gets a free bottle of bubbly). It was a lot of fun this time, but not nearly as much fun as the last time. They used probably half the time we were there to "teach" us a dance, men separately from the women. We never put it together or actually did the dance to any music. It was probably just a ploy to reduce how much we drank, in all honesty. The woman entertainment staff who was teaching us how to dance was using this obnoxious and creepy accent that made me feel like my ears were getting raped. We brought our five and nine year old daughters with us and my kids absolutely LOVED Adventure Ocean. There were times when we'd give them the option to go to the pool or spend time with us, but all they wanted to do was go back to AO. We met Aladdin (they all have kid-friendly nicknames) on day one and he was probably one of the best crew members we met that week. When we were getting back on board at Cozumel, he made it a point to yell out their names and say hi, which they absolutely adored. My youngest was actually crying after we came home, saying that she was sad she'll never get to see him again. It seemed like there wasn't nearly as much to do on this sailing as there was on our honeymoon (Allure, 2011) or our other family trip (Independence, 2016). The various bars along the promenade would all try to play their music louder than the one next to it which made walking through the promenade quite unbearable at times. We didn't even know what the Cruise Director's name was until Day 4. We had seen it on a few pamphlets but apparently that was wrong. We did, however, know the woman who was in charge of selling us things. At least 60% of the activities on board are trying to sell you something. We heard at least one announcement a day about some art auction or diamond sale going on; we heard absolutely nothing about regular free entertainment. Service After all the highs, we're back down again. As I mentioned, we saw the ice skating show, Frozen in Time. It was right after dinner so my mom went upstairs to get her and my dad's jackets so they wouldn't be too cold. We had a hard time finding her when she came back. I was waiting outside the studio, looking for her, when I turned to one of the entertainment staff who was scanning peoples cards. I asked her if she'd seen an older woman who look a bit lost, and explained I was looking for my mom who has a hard time with directions (and this was only day 2). We talked for a bit, and I turned around to go back inside. Another woman who was part of the entertainment staff looked at me and said "Ma'am, there are over 6000 guests on this ship. We don't have time to look for your drunk mother. Our shift ends when the doors close and we're not sticking around to help her". I was so shocked that someone would speak to me like that (let alone someone who worked on the ship), I didn't get her name. That was bad experience with staff #1. Bad experience #2: My husband and I had just sent the girls off to AO for the evening session and were trying to go to karaoke. The planner said it ended at 8:30. We showed up around 8:15, surprised to find the entertainment staff cleaning up the karaoke equipment (apparently because there was some football game people wanted to watch and that was more important). She looked at us, said we're too late. We were fine with that and asked her if she knew of any other fun things to do on the ship. Her reply, "Why don't you go check the Cruise Planner? That's what it's there for." Bad experience #3: After the previous two issues above, we tried to say something to the help desk about it. Backstory: they station some poor fellow out front by the lines to weed people out before you can talk to someone. There was literally no one in line and two guests at the desk with eight or so crewmembers to help. We approached him and said we'd like to talk to them about the behavior of some of the entertainment staff. We were told we couldn't make any comments about that right now and that we'd have to do so only on our survey that we'll be emailed once we're off the ship. Seriously? You can't spare 10 minutes to talk to a customer about your lousy customer service? Ports & Shore Excursions I got off at all three ports, although we didn't do any of the excursions. As I mentioned, we were mostly going on this itinerary to show my parents the boat and have them experience cruising for the first time. The ports were clean, albeit every one of them is just another bid to get you to buy something at a price 10x what it's worth. The bottom line: Would I go again? I'm honestly so fed up with their lousy customer service, I'm taking an extended break from Royal Caribbean. I've got another cruise planned for this January with Norwegian and a group cruise with friends in 2020 that will also be with Norwegian. Maybe after that, I'll consider it if RC gets their act together. Disclaimer: I have mentioned all of the above the Royal Caribbean: in my survey and on the phone with a representative. I have heard absolutely no feedback or apology from them. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
We arrived at the Port Canaveral 11:15 The line for security was out the door. It moved rather quickly. We were on the boat by 12:00. We went up to the Windjammer for lunch the line was long and had to wait for a table. Food was OK. We ... Read More
We arrived at the Port Canaveral 11:15 The line for security was out the door. It moved rather quickly. We were on the boat by 12:00. We went up to the Windjammer for lunch the line was long and had to wait for a table. Food was OK. We found out later we could have went down 1 deck to eat with no line. They let us in our rooms at 1:00. Our room was 10329 Boardwalk view last cabin toward the aft. Great view of the Aqua Theater. We could watch the Movies and Football games shone on the big screens in the theater. The room was clean except the couch had lots of stains. Could have used a few more draws for personal stuff. Bathroom set up nice. The biggest problem was at night the room would smell like cigarettes and if the boat slowed down you got an exhaust smell in the room. So, if you are sensitive to these, this is not the room for you. I would not book it again. Central Park was a great place to hang out in the evening. There was a breeze going through and live music. The boardwalk area was never to busy except when they had their thank you party. Candy apples were delicious. Cats was OK but many people didn't understand it and were talking through out the performance. Adult Comedy a must, but not for the easily offended. Ice Show and Aqua very good. Headliner was Lady Luck very easy to listen to, but really not to high energy. We don't go to the Casino. The food was blah. The windjammer served similar food every night. Some kind of beef in gravy, some form of chicken (fried, BBQ,Roasted etc) 2 kinds of rice mashed potatoes, Hamburgers, Hot Dog. Blah Blah. We ate in the MDR 3 times Night 1 on the boat Formal night and the last night. The first night the food was so bad we had to go eat somewhere else. Didn't even wait for dessert. Formal night Lobster and prime rib. Prime Rib was clod and had a funny taste. We had a total of 6 lobster tails served 4 were under cooked and wouldn't even come out of shell. Lava cake over cooked No Lava. LOL Last night Lamb Shank MMMM PERFECT Hot and Delicious. Strip Steak cooked PERFECT and hot. Best meal we had on the boat. My favorite place was Cafe Promenade The Barista was outstanding. She remembered what I wanted from Day 1. Now remember there are over 6000 people on this boat and this is where the best coffee is served. Her name was Sam. Say hi if you see her. Service for drinks at all the shows we attended was great. We ordered drinks and they were back so quickly. Our room attendant greeted us every day and kept the room very clean. Best towel animals ever. We did not do any shore excursions, although the boat stops in Labadee and we went swimming. That is one of RC owned ports. The BBQ there is very good. Watch out for the venders in the market, extremely aggressive. All in all not a bad cruise, but I think we may stick to a little smaller boat. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
First of all - the ship is beautiful and the rooms were nice/clean (small and small balcony but nice enough). Central Park and the Boardwalk were very pretty and the main lobby was nice too. The staff was also very, very nice and they ... Read More
First of all - the ship is beautiful and the rooms were nice/clean (small and small balcony but nice enough). Central Park and the Boardwalk were very pretty and the main lobby was nice too. The staff was also very, very nice and they all seemed happy to be there. However, barley anything is included within the price you pay at booking. My family has always cruised because we like that most things are included - you can eat just about anywhere on the ship and not worry about extra pricing etc. On this ship you can only eat at the buffet, the normal dinner, and the pizza place. Even the ice cream was extra and it was expensive. It was very disappointing that the ship was packed full of all these different restaurants and bars but that none of them were accessible unless you wanted to pay a hefty fee - the hibachi place was $100 per person. The food was mediocre. I want to attribute this to it being such a big ship and it being difficult to prepare food for so many people. The only thing that was worth seeking out were the soups at dinner. Other than that, the buffet was really lacking. There was a lot of food but no stations to tell you what was where, it was just all jumbled. There might be a pasta and then next to it would be fruit and then an Indian dish - no organization. And the food itself just didn't taste great, it wasn't anything special. I usually look forward to cruise dinners, but again the food just wasn't anything to look forward to. It almost reminded me of the cafeteria in college. Also, if you are a vegetarian you'll only be eating fruit and Indian dishes - these were actually the more delicious options on the ship, but they were not advertised anywhere you always had to ask. And if you are vegan you should find another ship, even the vegetarian options had dairy. The volume of people on the ship didn't only affect the food quality. Everything was crowded all the time. If you were in an elevator you could guarantee that you were pressed up against a stranger and every show was booked so you couldn't attend any last minute shows. It was also difficult to find any four lounges together near a pool. There are so many taken with no people sitting in them and although there were signs everywhere you looked saying your things would be taken if left unattended for 30 minutes, this was never followed. My last issue with this ship was the smoking policy. I have horrible asthma so I appreciate a proper smoking policy and I always make sure to book a non-smoking room. Half of the ship is a designated smoking area, so when you are looking for lounges on sea days you very well may have to sit on the smoking side of the ship. Also, all of the rooms and balconies are designated non-smoking. However, the people next door to our room would constantly smoke on their balcony and the staff were unwilling to correct this. I paid extra to have a sea view balcony, but I was unable to use it for the majority of the ship because the non-smoking policy was not followed and the staff refused to enforce the policy. In terms of the shows - book them all in advance. Definitely do Oasis of Dreams (we heard this was good but did not get to see it because we didn't book it) and the comedy show. The acrobat show was pretty neat, but don't waste your time on Cats. Lastly, and maybe most importantly, CHECK YOUR ROOM CHARGES CAREFULLY. This was the second Royal Caribbean ship that charged me for spa services that I did not have done. These are not small charges and it becomes a major dispute to have them taken off. Guest services had to call the spa and wait for the manager to be available and the manager said "well it was their room number". It takes a while to get them to agree that it was not charged properly and it takes even longer to have it actually removed from your bill. Mind you this was handled the same way both times, so I now firmly believe that this is a tactic they use to get extra money out of people who do not pay attention. I was also charged the wrong price for wine at various bars, so pay attention to that as well. The bartenders would say "oh sorry we don't usually have this wine here so I thought it was this [more expensive] wine in the computer". Again, this happened at multiple bars, so I find it hard to believe that multiple bartenders accidentally charge for a more expensive wine. Overall, I might cruise with Royal Caribbean again, but I would definitely not choose this ship and I would analyze every single charge carefully. I think that although it is beautifully decorated, the large volume of guests creates more problems than anything. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Sail Date 8/12/2018 Embark/Debark – Port Canaveral – Spent 2 days prior in Cocoa beach prior Destinations – Saint Maarten, San Juan, Labadie Haiti Summary We have been on quite a few cruises and on a scale from 1-10, 10 ... Read More
Sail Date 8/12/2018 Embark/Debark – Port Canaveral – Spent 2 days prior in Cocoa beach prior Destinations – Saint Maarten, San Juan, Labadie Haiti Summary We have been on quite a few cruises and on a scale from 1-10, 10 being the highest, I would rank this around a 6. Don’t get me wrong, we had a great time, but in our opinion, the ship was too big. We are a family of 4 ages 47,46,15 and 12 and our kids may argue that it was too big, but although they did a pretty good job of keeping the passengers dispersed, you could still feel there were a lot of people on the ship. We had 2 balcony cabins that were next to each other, but did not have a door between them, however, the cabin steward did open the balcony between the cabins so we could access both that way. A couple of reviews we read prior indicated the ship was in bad shape meaning warn and ready for referb, but we didn’t find that to be the case. Yes, you could tell there was wear, but nothing that was any worse on any of the other ships we have been on. One odd thing about a ship that size is you could barely feel it move, even I rough water. That may be great for people that get sea sick, but I like to feel like im on a ship. Activities There were plenty, Ice Skating, flow rider, zip line, pools, etc. We did them all, but this is where the crowds came in. All were packed most of the time which we expected, but it seemed worse on this ship. We have been on other RCCL cruises with similar activities, but we don’t remember the lines being as bad. Overall though, some pretty fun stuff to do if you are patient or willing to stay on the ship when its in dock. Dining Here is where I feel RCCL has really gone down hill and here is where I date myself... I think our first RCCL cruise was in 1997 on Grandeur of the Seas during the days of wine stewards, multiple waiters, etc. While I know that has slowly going away over the years, this ship seemed exceptionally bad in terms of both service and food quality. I am by no means a foodie, but the two meals we had in the MDR were really subpar in both service and food quality. Soup tasted like it came out of a can, other courses were also not good and their main objective was to get us out quickly, to the point where the first nights waiter told us we had to order everything all at once including dessert and after dinner drinks. Felt like we were in a cafeteria. We did the specialty restaurants other remainder nights, 4, and the service and food quality was much better, but at a price. Those 4 night for the four of us was $400 which I understand was relatively inexpensive and I don’t mind paying, but if you are going to do a bad job at the MDR, just force everyone to use the specialty restaurants and call it day. Islands Kids are finally at the age where they can enjoy the activities, Snuba, Snorkle, zipline, etc. We had a great time at all three islands. One odd thing we noticed was we were the only ship in each of the 3 ports we stopped at. I don’t ever remember that happening in the past. I wonder if it has something to do with the hurricane or just the time of year we cruised. Plus side, the ports weren’t crowded even with a ship that size. Overall Like I said in the summary, not the best cruise but also not the worst. Probably somewhere in the middle. I do feel like I spent more on this cruise than our last couple. Even with the pre-purchase unlimited drink packages and shore excursions, our tab at the end of the cruise was $3800. To be fair, probably about $1k of that was stuff we bought on board. Purse, perfume, liquor, etc. But still, $2800 excluding all of our prepaid items seems a bit high. When I sober up, ill look at it a little closer, but at first glance, it looks like its mainly made up of tips, (2 cabins), dining package ($400), pictures ($300). Given we have been on 25ish cruises, I can tell you this seems high. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
The restaurant staff provided my family with exceptional service. In the dining hall, you could order as many courses as you want, all included in the price. I definitely recommend going to the dining hall if you want to dress up more. If ... Read More
The restaurant staff provided my family with exceptional service. In the dining hall, you could order as many courses as you want, all included in the price. I definitely recommend going to the dining hall if you want to dress up more. If not, the buffet has an average selection of food with desserts galore. One thing I was extremely unhappy about is that there was no waterslide. On the website, it brings up pictures of a waterslide being on the boat. Besides sitting by the pool on “cruising” days, there is not much else to do. I enjoyed the poolside games that were directed by staff members. Games such as volleyball and relay races were held. At night, shows that you need to reserve spots for and/or movies are the main source of entertainment. As a 17 year old, I was at an awkward stage where I didn’t feel right in the teen club where they played music you couldn’t dance to. Though I eventually found a friend group to hang out with, our curfew (as for all minors) was 1:00 am. My mom was fine with me staying out late, but the security officers on the boat are VERY strict and will card you if it’s past 1. There was even one instance where the officer followed me down the hall to my room. While there was a rock climbing wall and zip line, there was only specific times that you could participate in that which stunk because you have to plan your day around those times if you really wish to do it. My friends and I really tried to find activities to occupy ourselves with, but ended up just riding the elevator for fun! The nightlife for teens was absolutely atrocious. If it wasn’t for my friends, I would have been sleeping by 9pm. Also another complaint that I have is that there was no 24 hour ice cream machine! Minor detail but I was really looking forward to that. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
The cruise certainly had a target market -- people who had a lot of money to spend. The experience was ok. First few days were not enjoyable and I just wanted to click my heels and be home. got sick off of the breakfast at Windjammer ... Read More
The cruise certainly had a target market -- people who had a lot of money to spend. The experience was ok. First few days were not enjoyable and I just wanted to click my heels and be home. got sick off of the breakfast at Windjammer the first day and refused to go back. Food was not great. Food was often cold. St Thomas still has not recovered from the Hurricane over a year ago and there was still alot of destruction and limitations because of it. Alot of construction everywhere. Felt like I was constantly searching for information on excursions etc. Their app is a joke. Hardly any information available on it. Tells you the date of your cruise. Duh. I am on it so I think I know that. How about being able to access the compass or my calendar of things that I had signed up for. Make it useful. How about being able to access excursion information. There were perks that you get for being at a certain level but unless you know that and request them each time, you will not get them. I found out that I missed out on a lot of money saving opportunities due to this. For instance, when you buy 2 drinks at once you get a third one free. HELLO!! I could have saved a lot of money knowing this. AND it is written on my sea pass what level I am and they take your sea pass to charge you. They should be able to charge you correctly. Read Less
Oasis of the Seas Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 5.0 0.0
Public Rooms 5.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 0.0
Family 5.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 3.0 0.0
Enrichment 1.0 0.0
Service 4.0 0.0
Value For Money 3.0 0.0
Rates 5.0 0.0

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