Best cruise ever: Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by jeroenk

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Best cruise ever

Sail Date: January 2010
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We, a Dutch family, went on the 9th voyage of the Oasis of the Seas. So everything was brand new.

We were amazed by the size of the vessel. It looked more like a city. It wasn't difficult to find your way around the ship, because of all the interactive screens in the corridors, that had a navigation system. Even though there were over 5000 passengers on board, we didn't have the feeling that it was crowded anywhere.

One item we didn't like was the design of the main restaurant. Because of the enormous capacity, the intimate atmosphere wasn't there. There were several "hidden" corners, from where there was no overview of the rest of the restaurant.

All the extras like the Aqua theatre, Central Park, Boardwalk, large promenade were a real pro. Our balcony state room overlooked Central Park. We actually liked this type of cabin more than a Sea View Cabin, because it was really lively all day and evening.

The Solarium Bistro restaurant was an excellent More venue for us, because we like healthy food and there was a very relaxed atmosphere and beautiful furniture. The gym was much larger than on other ships. Also the Vitality Cafe was a very nice extra with healthy juices and very friendly staff.

It was a great experience and we will definitely cruise with Oasis or Allure again in the near future. Less

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St. Maarten is a very nice port, with the beach and shops close to the ship (5 min by water taxi from the pier to the promenade of St. Maarten). Many streets still have Dutch names. As we are Dutch, we did enjoy watching all these typical Dutch texts in the middle of the tropics, while we at home have a very cold climate.

St. Thomas is a beautiful island with lots of exotic flowers and the views are breathtaking. We visited St. Peter's Great House, which has one of the best views on Magens Bay. It is used for functions and a shop in the basement. The new cruise dock (Crown Bay) is a bit further away from the city than the other cruise port. A taxi will cost you about 4 USD single ride.
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