3,782 Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas Cruise Reviews

My niece chose this cruise, her friends recommended it. Oasis of the Seas didn't disappoint. We were an extended family of eight... Aunts, Uncles, Grammas, Sisters, Spouses...ages 8, 18, 45, 50, 55, 61, 70 and 70. We shared three ... Read More
My niece chose this cruise, her friends recommended it. Oasis of the Seas didn't disappoint. We were an extended family of eight... Aunts, Uncles, Grammas, Sisters, Spouses...ages 8, 18, 45, 50, 55, 61, 70 and 70. We shared three consecutive cabins w/balconies (14282, 14284 and 14286) great location. Cabins were quiet and roomier than I expected (I had not cruised in 20 years). Plenty of storage space (very efficient use of space). Loved this ship... you could do nothing or everything... its up to you. There are sooo many choices, be sure to spend some time before embarking to see what you want to enjoy! Great entertainment, loved Disco night. Reserve in advance for larger groups. I purchased the non-alcoholic beverage package and felt it was worthwhile. Loved going for my iced caramel lattes with almond milk at the Cafe Promenade, and the yummy non-alcoholic Pina Coladas. We did no food upgrades, no need for us. Service was excellent everywhere.Clean ship. I always enjoyed cruising and was soooo excited to be back on the "seas" (it had been over 20 years). I would surely recommend a balcony, looking out at the ocean was so beautiful and relaxing. Loved it day and night. . This was a great family vacay. We are planning another Oasis of the Seas cruise. Everyone had a great time. Effortless. Never felt crowded. Easy on/off. Print off and place cabin tags on luggage, you'll save time and be happy you did! Arrive early, board the ship as soon as possible, avoid lines, enjoy the ship before departure! Great gym too... come and enjoy Oasis of the Seas. There's something for everyone!!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
I wanted a seven-night cruise that would visit a few interesting ports in the Caribbean. This was my third cruise with Royal Caribbean and they have always delivered the best experience. My reason for the trip was to give two of my ... Read More
I wanted a seven-night cruise that would visit a few interesting ports in the Caribbean. This was my third cruise with Royal Caribbean and they have always delivered the best experience. My reason for the trip was to give two of my granddaughters a wonderful trip as graduation presents. I traveled with a college graduate, high school graduate, and their little sister (15). The ship I chose was the Oasis of the Seas after reviewing all of the entertainment offered for young people. Oasis is beyond amazing, From the Promenade deck (5), where one can find all kinds of shopping opportunities, guest services, pizza restaurant, and cafe, to the boardwalk on deck 6 with lots of eateries and a big carousel for kids and adults, there is no shortage of places to shop and visit. The top deck with multiple pools and flow riders (simulates surfing), ping pong tables, sky bars, latin music (bands) and numerous water competitions kept my girls occupied for seven straight days. The crew throughout the ship was dedicated to their mission of making sure that each and every guest was having the dream vacation they imagined. Guest services solved several of our problems with ease and a good spirit. One of our sea pass cards failed to open the cabin door and another sea pass needed to be replaced owing to tanning oil, which smeared all of the information on the front of the card. As for the port itself, Port Canaveral is an attractive port to sail from and return. It is easy to park with a five-minute walk to the entrance. However, it is a bit pricey (137.00 for 7 nights). There is off port parking for half that price only five minutes away, a service that I wished I had known about beforehand. The shore excursions on St. Maarten and San Juan were okay, but St. Maarten is still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Irma--damage was extensive. San Juan was okay, but I was hoping for a Caribbean flavor; instead, San Juan is very much an American city and looks like most of the larger cities in Florida. The three-hour tour gave us a nice overview of some of the important buildings, but beware, this tour advertises a trip to the Americas Mall, which means that most of the tour time is spent walking around a mall that Americans can find in any of their home cities. Labadee was by far the best shore excursion. Like everything else that Royal Caribbean does, the trip to Labadee was superb. RC has invested quite a bit of money into making it a tropical paradise, complete with numerous beaches furnished with beach loungers, dining gazebos and outside grills manned by RC's culinary team, drink stations, zip lines, wave runners, and scores of other beach activities. Labadee is a must see. And lastly, the food on Royal Caribbean will not disappoint. Daily menus are innovative and the quality of the food and its preparation made our dining experience something to look forward to every day. I am sure that many folks who cruise or want to cruise will hunt for the best deals. I, too, want the "biggest bang" for my buck and I believe that Royal Caribbean delivered on that point as well. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We have been on 10 different cruises and this one was by far the best. We enjoyed every minute on this boat. Even though it was packed full we never felt crowded. It was amazing and we will be going back on the oasis soon with our kids. ... Read More
We have been on 10 different cruises and this one was by far the best. We enjoyed every minute on this boat. Even though it was packed full we never felt crowded. It was amazing and we will be going back on the oasis soon with our kids. The only downside was the A.C. in the cabin didn't seen to keep the room as cool as it should. Other than that it was amazing. The bar staff on the ship were incredible especially Pablo at the karaoke bar. The shows were the Highlight on the ship they were absolutely incredible every single one of them. I strongly recommend having a reservation beforehand to all the shows otherwise there's no guarantee you will make it in on a ship that large. Also if you're into drinking I would recommend the drink package otherwise you will easily spend more than what package cost. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We worked for the company that embarked passengers on the Oasis and decided we needed to sail on her. We live in the area, so didn't do any pre or post cruise. Our embarkation and debarkation were so smooth. The agents for ... Read More
We worked for the company that embarked passengers on the Oasis and decided we needed to sail on her. We live in the area, so didn't do any pre or post cruise. Our embarkation and debarkation were so smooth. The agents for IMS do an outstanding job in both areas. The ship didn't disappoint. Everything we heard about it was met. Our cabin was portside with a balcony on the 6th deck, mid ship. Best possible place because the aft elevators were near to get to the dining room and Windjammer. We had My Time Dining and fortunately had the same table every night. Our waiters (Bobb and Adrian) were the best. The cabin was spotless every day and our attendant catered to all of our requests. We didn't have any shore excursions since we had been to the ports many other times. But we did get off on Labadee and really enjoyed the day. We are ready to go again! The shows were fantastic. Took all of them in. I rode the carousel and felt like a kid again. We are Diamond Members in the Crown and Anchor Club and they treated us like royalty. We encourage you to check this ship out. She will only be in Port Canaveral until April, but the Harmony of the Seas will replace her. Can't wait to try that one out. Central Park was beautiful. Loved the Solarium. Spent a lot of time there. Nice--adults only. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We chose this cruise based on the time of travel and the destination. Our teenage kids could not live without the internet package, it was nice ro have. Staterooms very clean with plenty of room for storage. Large closets. We had an ocean ... Read More
We chose this cruise based on the time of travel and the destination. Our teenage kids could not live without the internet package, it was nice ro have. Staterooms very clean with plenty of room for storage. Large closets. We had an ocean balcony and loved the views. Cafe promenade was a favorite for the kids and for my iced coffees. Izumi habachi is the absolute best, we went twice. We did have 3 shore excursions cancelled but weather was wonderful and we easily found activities to occupy our shore days.Good idea to frequently check daily charges on in room TV. Our children were not that excited about cruising. Definately should have had then each bring a friend, donthis if you have teenagers. Met some wonderful people and already planning a refurn cruise again next year with them. Gally tour was a little lacking. Couldnhave soipped the brunch. Would have preferred to see the hot and cold storage, butcher shop and more. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Oasis of the Seas is a massive and beautiful ship - so much to do and experience. Good food quality, friendly staff. Room was spacious; bathroom is a little tight; we had the best steward, Davison. Enjoyed the location of our room #7319... ... Read More
Oasis of the Seas is a massive and beautiful ship - so much to do and experience. Good food quality, friendly staff. Room was spacious; bathroom is a little tight; we had the best steward, Davison. Enjoyed the location of our room #7319... near back of ship we could walk just feet to balcony that overlooked the aqua theater; where we could watch them practice; watch shows or relax and watch the waves. A great ship for couples or families... areas and activities for all. The free included food spots are: Boardwalk Hot Dog stand (with a variety of types); Park Cage; Pizza; Windjammer; Wipe Out Cafe, and Promanade Cafe. Spa is very nice and the staff was nice and helpful. Great shows; our personal favorites were “Come Fly With Me” and the Aqua shows. Very nice pool options as well. Have fun relax and enjoy the ship and great service. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
First cruise on a ship this size, and I can say I don’t want to ever go back! Went to Saint Maarten, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. Loved Saint Maarten so much, I looked for real estate there! Boarding was a little crowded. Previous ... Read More
First cruise on a ship this size, and I can say I don’t want to ever go back! Went to Saint Maarten, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. Loved Saint Maarten so much, I looked for real estate there! Boarding was a little crowded. Previous cruises were quicker, but we arrived later than usual, so perhaps it’s normal. Took less than 30 mins to get onboard, which included waiting in line, pictures for Seapass card, and boarding. Ship was immaculate. Boarded Was very impressed with all the things to do onboard. Cabin was super clean and ready right at 1 pm. Dining was excellent. Ate breakfast at Johnny Rockets and windjammer most days, and I favored windjammer for the view in the morning and wide selection of food. Lunch was different each day, but main dining room was favored over the others. Windjammer was a close second. We had a balcony over the boardwalk, so we got 1 free meal at Johnny Rockets that we used on last cruising day. I would eat there everyday if I could. Dinner was at American icon grill, since we used the my time dining option this time. I liked it since it allowed more flexibility in booking shows and events that was have otherwise conflicted with a set dinner time schedule. Entertainment was excellent. So many options, I wanted to book another cruise back to back so I could have another 7 days to do more. Service was the best I’ve had on a ship. Ports were great. I loved Saint Maarten. Didn’t do much in Peurto RICO, but only had a few hours before we had to be back on ship. Labadee, Haiti was awesome. So many things to do. Was much larger that I invisioned. Disembarking was very smooth. We chose to take our own bags off. Left room at 7:20 and was in the car headed home by 7:45. Didn’t have to wait in a line more than a minute or so. The longest wait was for the elevator in parking garage. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We haven't been on a summer vacation in several years. We decided to kick off this summer with a cruise on the Oasis for our whole family (10 of us). It was actually cheaper for us to travel on this ship than it was on a Carnival ... Read More
We haven't been on a summer vacation in several years. We decided to kick off this summer with a cruise on the Oasis for our whole family (10 of us). It was actually cheaper for us to travel on this ship than it was on a Carnival Cruise line. We were in 2 rooms. My parents were in an Ultra Spacious Ocean view room with 4 kids. (Travel agents don't know about these rooms, we found out about it through RC). We were in an inside cabin with 2 other kids. The rooms were FANTASTIC. The Ultra Spacious is exactly that. Plenty of room for ALL of us to hang out. We traveled with a 4 year old and he LOVED Adventure Ocean for kids. I would go on this cruise again JUST so my 4 year old could be a part of aquanauts again!! The staff is OUTSTANDING! The entertainment on this ship is exceptional and will leave you amazed at the talent that ALL of these entertainers possess. DON'T miss the ice show!! Trust me, it's not just your average show on ice. You might want to save Cats for an afternoon performance. We saw it Monday night and something about a day spent in the sun and at sea, a full belly and the music of Cats that will put you right to sleep!! All but 3 of us in our family stayed past intermission, ha! About half of the audience left as well. The cast is very talented but the audience was very sleepy, ha! DON"T miss the aqua show in the back of the ship either. That is utterly amazing & breathtaking! The food in the Windjammer was VERY good. We have no complaints. We only ate in the Main Dining Room on lobster night and my mom and I didn't Love it. She found it to be pretty chewy and my prime rib wasn't good at all. BUT, the French onion soup, the Chocolate Molten Lava Cake and Creme Brulee werbvery good! :) On the last day at Sea, you will have an opportunity to meet the captain and the cruise director. GO SEE THEM!! They were very kind and interesting and answered all the questions!! You will find them on the 4th floor not "ON Air" as the cruise compass stated.;) If you play Bingo, buy the $69 packet and get the t shirt. That t shirt will get you an extra card at all the other games for the rest of the cruise. AND they also tell you later on that if you save your receipts from all the games played, you can get extra cards for free. This was info we didn't find out until later on. ;) You're welcome. ;) If you are going to St Maarten, just get off of the ship and have one of the local guys take you around the island. We paid $15pp vs the $50, $60, $70+ dollars it will cost you through one of the ships excursion. Also.. a Hidden Gem = The Yoda Guy museum. If you are a Star Wars fan, have your guide take you there on the way back to the ship. It's only $10pp and you will LOVE IT! My 4 boys and husband LOVED meeting The Yoda Guy and learning some behind the scenes information. This is a MUST Do!! :) In San Juan, just walk to the Fort that you can see from the ship. FYI Kids 15 and younger are FREE and everyone else is $7pp. IF you do the excursion through the ship it will cost you $79pp per adult and $69pp for child. I find this strange to charge for children when if you go on your own it is FREE! It's only about a 3 block walk and well worth the walk! My parents had a scooter that they used and they had NO problems getting to the Fort. Makes NO sense to pay for this excursion through the ship. Older people might have a harder time walking up the hill but if you have a scooter, its no problem at all. ;) In Labadee, we simply enjoyed the beach. Now, you must know that you will encounter the pushy people of Haiti selling their stuff but a stern "No Thank you!" and No eye contact seemed to work for me! ;) We traveled with a 4 year old and FIVE teenagers. They ALL had a GREAT time!! The teens have "The Living Room" to hang out in and the ship had daily activities for them. We would definitely do this again but first we need to put back $14.50pp per day to pay for the gratuities! That was a bit of an OUCH! when you take $14.50 times 10, times 7 days. I said we just paid for a whole other cruise in the price of gratuities! YIKES! So, as you are saving for your cruise, be sure and save for one extra person because that is what you will pay without realizing. Bon Voyage.... PS...Before you cruise, be sure and run to the Dollar store and pick up some of the silver over the door hangers as well as a dry erase board! You can see in my cabin review what I used those for. These were were some tips that I learned before I cruised this year and these items came in VERY handy!!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We went with Royal Caribbean because we wanted to cruise on one of there larger ships. Oasis of the Sea. WOW. Been on Carnivals Vista. Great ship but nothing like the Oasis class of ships. The Ship,Staff,Food,are all top notch. Royal ... Read More
We went with Royal Caribbean because we wanted to cruise on one of there larger ships. Oasis of the Sea. WOW. Been on Carnivals Vista. Great ship but nothing like the Oasis class of ships. The Ship,Staff,Food,are all top notch. Royal Caribbean is my new best Cruise Line. They impressed me. We purchased the drink package which I would highly recommend to anyone who plans on drinking anything other then water. The Food and servers are all top notch. Different foods were offered everyday with a large selection to choose from. The Stateroom Attendants were always around for any needs and the room was always kept clean.It seemed like all the people working on this ship really cared that you had a great time. Around the 14 hot tubs /4 pools there was never a problem finding a place to sit and there was never a bar more than 30 steps. All in All a First Class Company with a First Class Ship with First Class Staff. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
I have been on many cruises, and this one certainly didn't disappoint. The ship itself is very impressive and more massive than any ship I've ever sailed on. The first day was spent just exploring the ship and all it has to ... Read More
I have been on many cruises, and this one certainly didn't disappoint. The ship itself is very impressive and more massive than any ship I've ever sailed on. The first day was spent just exploring the ship and all it has to offer. There's no shortage of entertainment or things to do. Rock climbing wall, ice skating, casino, movies, bingo, crafting classes, spa, fitness center, pools, shopping, bars, restaurants, dance clubs, shows, comedy club, and so much more that slips my mind at the moment. My children enjoyed the kids Adventure Club and especially loved getting to stay up late doing whatever activities they had planned for that evening. The food in the main dining room was very good, much better than I remember it being on past cruises. Even the Windjammer Café had really good food and so much selection that there was always something that everyone liked, even my picky kids. The 24 hour pizza was delicious, always hot and fresh out of the oven. All in all it was a wonderful vacation for the whole family with something for everyone to enjoy. We will be back, hopefully soon! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We chose this cruise for all activities on the ship such as free zip lining, rock wall climbing and flow rider experience. We did not know the kids would get to go to the adventure ocean program where they can go and play with new friends ... Read More
We chose this cruise for all activities on the ship such as free zip lining, rock wall climbing and flow rider experience. We did not know the kids would get to go to the adventure ocean program where they can go and play with new friends for free and we got to go have fun on the ship sans children. Our girls are 9 and 11 and they got to stay together and make all kinds of new friends. The workers were great with our girls and had all kinds of fun games for them to play. Our dining was great and we had a Manager, head waiter and assistant waiter over our table that made sure our experience was amazing. Great food and amazing deserts and they'll get you as much as you want as my husband had 3 pieces of cheesecake for dinner every night. So much to do on the ship, never a dull moment. The free zip lining and rock wall was our fave for sure. Also a free carousel ride all day long. There were 2 formal nights, we did one and got pictures taken which we will forever treasure. We did a Shore excursion, A place in the Sun, it was great fun. The beach at Falmouth was amazing and we were safe the whole time. No one bugged us and clean bathrooms and change rooms were included. Doctor Caves Beach was great. We would do this cruise again! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Friends told me excellent ship. Best ship I have ever been on. Great food, service. Very good steaks, liked lamb shank, Music was great. Liked Rookie great band. Liked jazz band. Dining rooms very nice, liked our waiter and ... Read More
Friends told me excellent ship. Best ship I have ever been on. Great food, service. Very good steaks, liked lamb shank, Music was great. Liked Rookie great band. Liked jazz band. Dining rooms very nice, liked our waiter and assistant very much, genuinely nice people, great job. very organized getting on and off ship. Buffet really good, desserts excellent. The room attendant was friendly and kept the room very clean. Had lot fun on excursions. Liked the the NBA basketball games were on, glad did not have to miss that. Gym was excellent. Only negative I can think of is the cabin doors were really loud when people shut them, woke us up. Not sure anything can be done about that, not really that big a deal. Liked the pay movies. Would definitely recommend to friends, Really enjoyed whole experience. Thank you. Hong and Jeff Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
For our first cruise, we went with Royal Caribbean. We upgraded to an Owner’s suite, so that is my frame of reference. I have never stayed in any other type of room, so I have no other basis with which to compare this. The room was ... Read More
For our first cruise, we went with Royal Caribbean. We upgraded to an Owner’s suite, so that is my frame of reference. I have never stayed in any other type of room, so I have no other basis with which to compare this. The room was very large and comfortable. My family of 4 (Parents, 17 year old daughter, 18 year old daughter)) truly enjoyed our first cruise and we will definitely do it again. We enjoyed the very large balcony as well as most every detail of the room. We would have preferred several more 110V outlets in the room, but that was not a major problem. The bathroom was huge and very nice. The shower and jet tub were very nice. There were dual sinks and a bidet. The cabin was truly a great part fo our experience. The housekeeping attendant was great and a positive part of our experience. We never lacked for anything and she seemed to truly care about making our vacation perfect. Overall, the staff on the Oasis of the Seas was incredibly pleasant and positive. I have nothing but praise for the staff experience onboard the Oasis of the Seas. The ship seemed to be very clean and very well maintained. We were impressed with the ship at pretty much every location on it. The workout/gym/track facilities were plentiful and always available to us. We never had trouble getting around the ship. Signage and layout were intuitive and easy to understand. It was entertaining to see the behemoth of a ship in port next to the much smaller ships from other cruise lines. Dining onboard was great. We enjoyed each meal, but enjoyed the Coastal Kitchen the most. The staff, atmosphere, and food selections were perfect for my family. Conversely from a simplicity point of view, we also loved the hot dogs on the boardwalk and the pizza from Sorrento’s. We’re not big into buffets, but those were also very nice when we visited them. It was also quite easy to find food pretty much whenever we wanted it. The room service was excellent as well. Be warned on room service. They will give you LOTS of food. We had to be careful to minimize our order or we would have been throwing out considerably more food. This is a warning, not a complaint. It shows again that they will fail on the side of customer service. We enjoyed the shows on the ship. We watched a pretty good band, several shows in the diving show pool at the back of the ship, as well as a pretty good production of Cats while onboard. Seating was good and comfortable and production quality was very good. There were tons of other activities onboard that we never took in. In short, if you are bored onboard, it is your fault. As for service on the ship, we had no issues. We had a minor issue related to booking, but it was resolved to our satisfaction while onboard without major effort. People onboard knew their stuff and were happy to assist whenever we needed it. I cannot ask for more than that from any customer service provider. We stopped in Labadee (Royal Caribbean’s private resort area in Haiti, Falmouth, Jamaica, and Cozumel, Mexico. The private area in Haiti was nice and that day was good. We snorkeled and did very little else. There was much more going on, but my family loved the snorkeling so much that we didn’t check much else out. The other 2 ports were great and we had a blast in each of them. We did private excursions in those locations, so I will not review those here. My only real complaint with Royal Caribbean is the photo opportunities on the ship as well as in port. If you want a character picture or a picture of a Royal Caribbean sign in port, they will insist upon taking it and sell it to you. You will not be allowed to take any personal photographs of these. While this is a fairly pathetic cash grab, it was pretty isolated to photograph opportunities. I personally chose not to partake and got better photographs of the locations and my family on my own. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Everything was great. Food selection could have been more variety. I would do it again. Everyone was friendly. Entertainment was great, I loved the fact that they had multiple options and variety for everyone. Shore excursions were ... Read More
Everything was great. Food selection could have been more variety. I would do it again. Everyone was friendly. Entertainment was great, I loved the fact that they had multiple options and variety for everyone. Shore excursions were good options and had variety for everyone. Service was extraordinary. The cabin was a little small and we didn't know that we had a bunk bed until the last day when we were disembarking which was a little frustrated since we could have used it. The bathroom in the cabin was also a little small and hard to move in. The ship was beautiful. I loved the Broadway style shows, specially CATS and Come Fly with Me and the different shows in the AquaTheater. The late night shows were great too. We went on a Shore Excursion in Cozumel and loved it. The excursion guides were nice and friendly. I would recommend this ship to everyone and would definitely travel again with Royal Caribbean. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Went with another couple and had never done a RC Cruise - always Carnival - so we decided to try it. It was truly more than we ever expected. We had such a great time. The food was amazing. Our servers were Gilman and Ronald, and they ... Read More
Went with another couple and had never done a RC Cruise - always Carnival - so we decided to try it. It was truly more than we ever expected. We had such a great time. The food was amazing. Our servers were Gilman and Ronald, and they went above and beyond. The shops were unbelievable - so high end! So many restaurants to choose from - Great shows - great bars with wonderful entertainment. The excursions were so much fun - we did miss one of our excursions due to getting back late from another one, but we were given a refund immediately. Our cabin was always clean and beautiful thanks to Debra - she was fantastic! I really just can't say enough about our 8 days on the Oasis of the Seas except that it wasn't enough!!! We are in the process of planning another RC Cruise for the summer of 2019 and can't wait!!! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
This trip was to celebrate our son's high school graduation, and we went with another family who also had a graduate, so we decided to try the Oasis of the Seas in large part because of all the on-board activities. To make a long ... Read More
This trip was to celebrate our son's high school graduation, and we went with another family who also had a graduate, so we decided to try the Oasis of the Seas in large part because of all the on-board activities. To make a long story short, everybody had plenty to do, and we all had a great time! The ship is huge, and gorgeous, but it really didn't seem like we had to walk an excessive amount, or take too many stairs. That might have been a benefit of our cabin location, but before the trip we had joked about walking 1/4 mile to dinner, but it turned out not to feel like that at all. I mentioned the ship was gorgeous, and we really liked all the different areas. Our room was on the same floor and near Central Park, so we ended up walking through that area quite a bit, and it never seemed particularly crowded. Speaking of crowds, the ship was apparently completely full, but other than a few areas, it never really seemed too crowded. We were concerned it might be hard to get deck chairs, but that was never a problem. We ran into a few lines at the buffet, but they were never really bad, and there were long lines for the FlowRiders, but I guess with that many people there's not much they can do about that. Overall, the food was great. It always bugs me to see reviews bashing the food, like those folks eat better than cruise food every meal when they're at home (yeah, right). We had dinner every night in the main dining room, and the food, and service, was great. One member of our group has a reputation for being a little picky, but darned if he wasn't scarfing down two each of appetizer, main course and dessert. The specialty restaurants are tempting, but I can't see paying extra when the food in the dining room is so good, plus we like the time spent together and getting to know our waiters. We ate quite a bit at the Park Cafe, which was never busy, and the kids wore out the pizza place. The ice show and the water show were great, and the comedians were awesome. (I would have enjoyed more comedians, or the same guys with different shows on different nights.) The Come Fly With Me had its moments, but wasn't our favorite, and we didn't see Cats. I was very pleased with the service we received, from our room steward, to main dining room waiters, pretty much everybody on the ship that we came across was awesome. Labadee was fun, nice water to play in. Not a lot to see snorkeling, but was still fun looking around. We booked a private tour in Jamaica, to the Blue Hole and Dunn's River. It's a shame the port is so far from both of those, we felt like we had to rush to get back in time to do some shopping. In any case, the Blue Hole was awesome, would love to go there again, and Dunn's River was fun as well. We ended up with not the best tour driver, he just didn't have much to say, so we were a little unclear where to go, what to do at Dunn's River (he basically just showed us to the entrance). Now that I've been there, here's what to do - If you're at least a little adventurous, don't bother with getting a guide. We just climbed the falls on our own, which was much nicer (and faster, and cheaper) than the groups, which were creeping up the falls at the pace of the slowest member. Do take a water-proof camera, or a camera in a waterproof bag, we didn't, so we don't have any pictures. The start of the falls is down at the beach, just follow the signs to the beach if you want to start at the bottom. (That seems self-explanatory when I write it, but wasn't clear at all when we were wandering around.) Cozumel was fun, we paid $21 to go to the Chankanaab resort, which was just a short cab ride away ($24 each way for the 8 of us). It has a nice area with chairs, and a great area to snorkel, lots of nice fish. We took our own snorkel gear on the trip, I think it was $5 to rent. We bought a few snacks there, and then went back to eat lunch at Senor Frogs, which was a fun experience (my daughter's drink came in a huge bottle, I'm not even sure how much that cost, but we'll remember that for a while). Shopping was fun there as well. Like I mentioned at the top, I think everybody had a great time. Our family has been on several cruises, on several different lines, and Royal Caribbean is definitely among the best (you can't beat Disney, but $$$). This was the first cruise for the family we went with, and they loved it, already talking about the next one. We would definitely go on this ship again. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
The cruise was great, services were great. Food was great. Just a great vacation overall. Love the balcony ocean view and the room was fantastic. This is my 4th cruise, 2nd on Royal Carribean and I love the service and food on Royal. I ... Read More
The cruise was great, services were great. Food was great. Just a great vacation overall. Love the balcony ocean view and the room was fantastic. This is my 4th cruise, 2nd on Royal Carribean and I love the service and food on Royal. I highly recommend Royal Carribean and love the effort that is put in to make our vacation enjoyable. This was our vacation for the year and could not have been happier for the cost and the value of our vacation for this cruise. The specialty restaurants were fantastic and the only complaint I may have is that I ate too much food. :-) Took in a few shows - the best one was the diving show, we also took in the CATS show however this was not for me as I am just into musicals. We loved the trip so much that I have already booked my next cruise! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
I was given anything and everything I need on this cruise. Time, entertainment, food and rest that I needed. Checking in is simple and as quick as possible. The food covers all cultures and is always hot and ready when I want to eat. ... Read More
I was given anything and everything I need on this cruise. Time, entertainment, food and rest that I needed. Checking in is simple and as quick as possible. The food covers all cultures and is always hot and ready when I want to eat. Entertainment and things to do on board always met my expectations. Everything on the cruise is high end. You can find something to do til the we hours of the day or you can call it a night as early as you wish. Gilman and Ronald the table staff in the Grand dinning room at table 682 are the best I have ever had to wait on me. The presentation and the service of the food were always spot on. Debra my cabin Stewart in room 10205 was always there for me and my wife. The speed of getting off the ship is as good as it gets. By 8:30 in the morning I was in my car going home. It just doesn't get any better!!! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
This was a great family vacation so much to do and the staff is great. There room was spacious and the balcony was great. The shows were amazing and energetic. All the food was delicious and there is something for everyone. Each port we ... Read More
This was a great family vacation so much to do and the staff is great. There room was spacious and the balcony was great. The shows were amazing and energetic. All the food was delicious and there is something for everyone. Each port we attended was beautiful easy to navigate and tours readily accessible. The crew and staff were so friendly and accommodating to anything. The hot tubs and pools were very clean and placed throughout the ship. There is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy from morning til late night. Surprise towel animals gives excitement coming to the room and the rooms were always clean. There is so much to chose from in eateries. From the buffet to fine dining, pizza to icecream. You never go hungry. This was my first cruise and I would definitely go again. I enjoyed Royal Carribean and my trip on the oasis . Thanks so much Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
This was my first time ever being on a cruise and I had a wonderful time I enjoyed the food shopping the excursions I’m going to the different islands everything to me was on point well organized and everyone was friendly I am mediately ... Read More
This was my first time ever being on a cruise and I had a wonderful time I enjoyed the food shopping the excursions I’m going to the different islands everything to me was on point well organized and everyone was friendly I am mediately told my family what a wonderful time I had and looking forward to doing this again At no time was I disappointed the waiters and all service did a magnificent job was courteous and pleasant and you can tell that they Enjoyed serviceing and the people I especially liked the director of the cruise being involved it shows that he love to dealing with the people. The performances of all the shows had great talent and showed their love as when performing for the people’s. The final day of the cruise was excellent the parade was exciting and participating in it as being there made you feel like you were performing in the parade as well. This cruise was an excellent choice that I made for my first time going on a cruise I will do it again Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Great activities on board every night including shows, bingo, dance, music and games. Friendly staff at all areas of the cruise. Beautiful decoration around the whole ship. Clean rooms all the time and delicious food at each restaurants ... Read More
Great activities on board every night including shows, bingo, dance, music and games. Friendly staff at all areas of the cruise. Beautiful decoration around the whole ship. Clean rooms all the time and delicious food at each restaurants and eating areas. Embarkation and disembarkation very organized on each port. The ship has amazing areas were you can enjoy a fantastic time with your family. The kinds in our group enjoyed the different areas for them like the boardwalk. I enjoyed the casino with plenty slots to play. The good deals on jewelry are awesome too. Ports and shores offer many things to do outside the cruise and different activities to enjoy your day. Loved the day at the beach, shopping, pictures and rides at Haiti. Also great barbecue food provided by the cruise staff in the island of Labadee. Hands down this was one of the best ships I have ever been on. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
We chose this cruise ship because it's one of the bigger ships of Royal Caribbean. What a great decision we made! The ship was gorgeous and there so much to do we didn't get a chance to do everything even though we had a 7 day ... Read More
We chose this cruise ship because it's one of the bigger ships of Royal Caribbean. What a great decision we made! The ship was gorgeous and there so much to do we didn't get a chance to do everything even though we had a 7 day cruise. We tried to attend every event we could. The activities were amazing! We loved the Aqua Theater, what great talent. They kept us entertained the entire time! The Headliner show (Las Vegas Tenors) had amazing voices, they were awesome! Frozen in Time, oh my goodness! It was Amazing!! That was such amazing ice skating skills. They told a story with every movement! Its a must watch!! You cannot miss it. Come Fly with me show was great also. Our dining experience was amazing. We had a waiter that was so attentive and professional. The food was delicious! My husband even chose 2 plates at times because it was so good! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
This was our first RCI cruise, after several on Carnival. My favorite thing was the ship's layout, which was very well designed and surprisingly efficient, considering the number of passengers. However, the staff service was very ... Read More
This was our first RCI cruise, after several on Carnival. My favorite thing was the ship's layout, which was very well designed and surprisingly efficient, considering the number of passengers. However, the staff service was very hit-and-miss. Some of the crew were amazing (our room steward and head waiter and Champagne Bar staff were all great). Some of the other staff (particularly those from Jamaica) were passive-aggressive or outright rude. Overall on the ship, I felt 'nickel-and-dimed' at every turn, which is tacky. The dining room is made to feel second class next to the "premium" restaurants, which are heavily and repeatedly advertised all over the ship. There was a constant message that "if you aren't paying extra, then you're missing out". For food, there were no decent hamburgers or tacos without paying extra in the specialty restaurants (yes, the buffet had a semblance of both at times, but the quality was sorely disappointing). In comparison, Carnival ships have both Burger and Burrito/Taco offerings, as well as Mongolian Grill and Italian restaurant options included at no extra cost, which added great value and a sense of class. Our stateroom attendant made us feel special, was genuinely caring and he had great attention to detail. Our room was spotless and he never missed a thing. He was somehow always there, but yet never underfoot (we called him our 'room ninja'). Our favorite bartenders were at the Champagne Bar. Before the cruise, I was most excited about the Irish Pub, but ends up it had the worst service on the ship, even after several attempted visits on different days, and they kept running out of things! One day no Hefeweizen (so I went to Sabor, and they had it there). The next day, no Stone IPA. And for the whole cruise, they didn't have key ingredients for many of their specialty cocktails on the menu. Drink service in the main dining room was very slow, as it would normally take 10 or 20 minutes for a glass of wine, and our drink waiter didn't know anything about wines. In Vintages (wine bar), the man working had absolutely no interest in discussing any of the wines that were included in the drink package, which we were eager to try and learn about. He only wanted to talk about $200+ bottles, or the $80 tasting event. When we politely declined his (continual) offers to up-charge us, be became very stuffy and it was apparent he couldn't wait for us to leave and go somewhere else. So we left, skipping the tapas we planned to purchase. As a whole, the bar staff on the ship worked very, very hard to accommodate all of the guests, mostly to impressive results (excusing a handful of rude crew), but it was clear that they were significantly understaffed which was wearing on them, and therefore impacting the final quality of both the drinks and the service. This could have been greatly improved with a few more hands to help during busy times. On Labadee, we weren't able to eat. One side of the island didn't have enough plates, so the line was long and wasn't moving. So we walked to the other side of the 'island', and while they had plates, the line was just as long. We checked back in an hour for the lines to die down, but they remained until it closed, so we didn't eat. (Granted, we could have stood in line for 30 minutes, but who wants to do that). Drinks were abundantly available and bar service was very quick however. The local Haitians were pushy and obnoxious every time we walked by. They would yell "hey! hey! hey! I have an important question!" to try and get us in their shop, or they would tell passing ladies how beautiful they were to try and make them stop. Some variant of this happened at least 25 times to us, so I didn't want to go that way again. For shows, the comedians were the best show the whole week! They were clever and witty, without being too crass. We watched the family and the adult show. I would have VERY MUCH enjoyed more standup comedy shows, instead of the same show repeating every night of the cruise. In conclusion, it was a very enjoyable cruise, and we are happy to have tried the world's largest cruise ship. I still think that Carnival has a better included Menu and a nicer Crew, but RCI certainly wins with the best ship! My wife loved Central Park and the large variety of well manicured plants (she is a landscape designer), and even with a full ship, it was always possible to find a quiet 'neighborhood' to get away. Thank you for a great week! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
We just got off of Oasis of the Seas this past Sunday. There were six of use including two children (3 & 5) and my wife's parents who are in their late sixties. This was our first RC cruise. We have done Disney a couple of ... Read More
We just got off of Oasis of the Seas this past Sunday. There were six of use including two children (3 & 5) and my wife's parents who are in their late sixties. This was our first RC cruise. We have done Disney a couple of years ago and my wife and I did a carnival cruise 13 years ago. We arrived at MCO the day before and used Ace Luxury Transportation to transfer all of use to our hotel at Port Canaveral. I cannot say enough about Ace. They get great reviews and we had used them on our last Disney cruise. Communication is great and they are always inside the airport near the baggage claim holding a sign with your name. Uber is probably cheaper but i do all of the trip planning for the group so it just takes a level of stress away knowing that someone is waiting and can help me move all the luggage. This cruise had three port stops (St. Martin, San Juan, Labadee) and three full days at sea. We have never been to Labadee but have been to the others. I purposely booked this cruise because with the sea days it would be less moving around. With the young kids and the grandparents having some mobility/endurance issues i figured it would be more relaxing using the ship as the destinations. The first two days were sea days. We loved it. We could relax. The kids enjoyed the pool and of course the ice cream cones. The kids tried out the kid zone and my oldest loved it but my youngest became clingy and never went back. More on that later. The first morning we did a character breakfast with the kids. THey loved it. All the characters came around to the tables for pictures and dancing. The only complaint was the food service was really off that morning. I ordered an egg white omelette and took and hour to get it. When it arrived it was completely wrong. I am not picky so i was going to eat it because i did not want to wait for another. I took one of the kids to the bathroom and when i got back my wife had returned it. Never saw another one. A couple of other families had left because their younger kids grew restless while all the adults were waiting for food. Its a small complaint because i was not there to enjoy my breakfast. We were there for the kids and their food was quick and they loved it. So mission accomplished in my books. St Martin - we did the Capt Bobs boat excursion not booked through RC. JLMoran did a great review on them. I can second his review. Worth every cent. Food was good. Plenty of beer, water and soda. My wife is mostly vegan so they made here a separate meal which she liked. Capt was friendly and with 6 others on the boat besides us there was plenty of room. Capt Bob said since we had the small kids he put us with the smaller group which was nice for EVERYONE! Kids did great. We rented a house 4 years ago on St. Martin at Bay Rouge near Donald Trumps investment property. I had told our Capt about it and he made a stop there so we could see it. The destruction to the area and the whole island is horrible to see. Knowing what it looked like before and seeing it now made us sad. We love St. Martin and hope they are able to bounce back. San Juan - We went to the fort by Uber. Super easy. The kids enjoyed it. My kids love pirates so they were in heaven. AFter that Kids and grandparents went back to the ship. ALl needed naps from our long day at St. Martin. My wife and I went for a couple of drinks and some food. I found a place online called Casa Melaza casamelaza.com. The owners were great. We tried a flight of different rums and ended up buying a couple of bottles of Barralito 3 star. There is no distribution off of Puerto Rico of this rum. Owners said most of their business is from the hotels not the ships. It is just a few steps off of the road from all the shopping. I found that odd. If anyone is interested it is worth your stop and their prices are good. Owners were super friendly and had a great chat with them. Labadee - We rented a over the water cabana at Nellie's beach. Awesome!!! Luckily i bought this on a black friday sale for $395. I think i saw it for $525 at one point. Having a little cover from the sun was great. We got the first one since it was closest to the water and the least steep entrance. The farther ones are more private but this worked for us the best. Service was great. Golf cart to anywhere we wanted to go. I walked most places but the grandparents appreciated the rides. I bought an all day roller coaster pass. We can have a free passenger. My son went a few times with me and my wife went once. It was a lot of fun. Dining - We did the MDR for dinner all but one night. We were tired after St. Martin so we just did Wind Jammers that night. MDR service was excellent. Loved our servers. They were great with the kids. Food was good. Some things better than others but no real complaints. It was nice to sit down as a family and TRY and teach the kids some manners. We messed up the first formal night. I had it stuck in my head it was the 2nd sea day not Day 2. Did not really pay attention to the cruise compass that day. MY FAULT. We had dresses and slacks and nice shirts on but when we walked in a immediately realized my mistake. We offered to go change but they said we looked great and there was no need. We saw people dressed less. In the end we had a great dinner and felt comfortable. We had suits and nice dresses on the second formal night. We had planned on following the rules for both nights but thats what i get for not paying attention. Deluxe Drink Package - I bought our for 40/day on a sale during black friday. We basically only had to have 4 cocktails to win that fight. With 3 seas days, labadee and a short san juan day it worked in our favor. Countless bottles of water, a couple of specialty coffees a day, a few extra red bulls to keep me moving and a few fresh squeezed juices thrown in there. A rough guess is that between the two of us we saved $400-500. Never felt pushed to drink nor did i fell like i was over drinking. My kids get up early so being hungover is painful. I got up and ran 3 miles 4 different days at 6 am. 4 or 5 cocktails throughout the day at the pool, 1 or 2 at dinner, and the 1 or 2 after dinner never felt to much. If a cruise was port heavy i could see not buying it. It worked for us and was nice not worrying about the end result aka the BILL. Kids Club - My oldest loved it. He is 5 but turns six the summer and when they saw him they instantly said he would be happier probably with the older kids (6-8 yo). Daughter did not but i think it was her being three more so than the activities. Having the kids separated probably hurts us a little. My daughter may have stayed if he was with her. Once you check them in they can not change locations. I liked Disneys a little better because they have less restricted hours and a little bit more free play, but my son loved it and getting back there after dinner was his first thought. The kids are able to roam freely between areas. The staff was great and my son was glowing and talking a mile a minute about what they did and the friends he met. Disembark-We walked off around 0650. Was out of the terminal by 0715. Super easy. Ace Luxury Transportation called me 4 different times to direct me to him and where he was parked. We were at the airport and through security by 0815. Flight was not till 1225. I had worried we would be pushing it. Again Ace is awesome and highly recommend. Communication was awesome and extremely helpful. Observations - -Room Attendant (Gena) was awesome. -We had room 12594 which was a superior balcony room (larger balcony on the "bump") Room was nice. Clean and relatively roomy for a cruise ship. We enjoyed the balcony. -I had read some critics on other sites about how rude everyone was on this ship (staff and guest). I did not find that at all. People were more than kind and staff was very pleasant. All staff everywhere stopped and talked to the kids. I thought the service was great. -The ship is aging but by and large looked great. A few stains in the carpet here and there but very clean. -Weather was great despite rainy Florida and returning to TS Alberto. We loved this cruise. We booked under a kids sail free promotion. It was more than half of a disney cruise of the same length. My kids never missed Disney at all. They loved the small wonders too. Had a lot of fun trying to find them. It gave mommy a few minutes to herself. I could definitely see doing another RC cruise in the future. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
The ship was spotless, the cabins very comfortable, food fantastic! The crew made me feel welcome, and looked after every little detail of my stay. I really enjoyed Haiti, the private area was breathtakingly beautiful and the floating ... Read More
The ship was spotless, the cabins very comfortable, food fantastic! The crew made me feel welcome, and looked after every little detail of my stay. I really enjoyed Haiti, the private area was breathtakingly beautiful and the floating cocktail bar was a blast! While on San Juan, we went to the historic National Fort and the view was spectacular. Learning about the historical significance of this fort during World War ll was great. And what’s not great about St Martin? The water was crystal clear, shopping was great and the island people very kind. This cruise was a graduation celebration for our daughter, and the crew were so thoughtful and decorated her cabin and her door! I also got to see Cats while onboard, and had THE BEST food ever! Although I didn’t travel with young children, there was plenty to do for families with younger children. Too bad it took me this long to discover the benefits of crushing!! I would definently cruise with Royal Caribbean again! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
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 3.8
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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