Oasis exceeded our expectations: Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by renejim

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Oasis exceeded our expectations

Sail Date: December 2012
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We cruised from December 1st thru December 8Th aboard the Oasis and are happy to report that this ship provided us the best cruise we've had thus far, and it was our thirteenth with Royal Caribbean.

From the minute we stepped onto the ship, until we left it, things couldn't have gone smoother. This made for a wonderfully relaxed beginning and end to our vacation.

You never felt crowded, even though the ship sailed with full capacity. We reserved all the wonderful shows on board in advance, eliminating disappointment; and, they were great shows. We chose to eat all of our dinners in the main dining room, late seating, and enjoyed the company of 2 other couples each night. The wait staff were great, and the food was wonderful.

When they built this ship, they laid it out so that everyplace was easy to find and easy to reach. I loved the 3 specialty decks. The Royal Promenade with all the shops, the Boardwalk and Central Park. You could always find someplace More to snack, shop or get business taken care of.

All in all it was a wonderful experience, and everybody was always smiling. The atmosphere on board this ship was wonderful.Even though I did not use the Royal Caribbean computer room, I did stumble upon it one day and was quite surprised to find it located right next to passenger staterooms, and looked like an afterthought.

The only unpleasantness took place at Bingo. My husband always plays Bingo when we sail, and even won a free cruise 2 years ago. This episode occurred at just such a game. There were 4 people who called Bingo at the same time for the grand prize of the cruise vacation. Patricio brought all 4 on stage and gave them each a Bingo Card. He called the next number and 2 out of the 4 had it. Instead of eliminating the 2 that didn't have that number, he went on to call another number explaining that only when one person had a number that the others didn't have would a winner be declared. Well, the next number called and one of the people who didn't have the first number had it, and he won. It didn't make any sense to me, not did it to the people who were there. There was hard feelings on the part of the other 3 contestant, not because they were sore losers, but because Patricio didn't know haw to distinguish between the rules as applied when 2 people tie for the prize and when you have multiple ties. I thought his way of handling it caused unnecessary hard feelings, when it could have been avoided if he had used his head from the beginning. Less

Published 12/12/12

Cabin review: D66716 Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Our cabin #6716 was aft, and convenient to all dining venues and the promenade, boardwalk and central park and guest services. This ship has both aft and forward areas to leave the ship for excursions which made leaving the ship so easy. Balcony did, however, overlook the lifeboats.

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Port and Shore Excursions

We took a tour to Orient Beach, on the French side of the island. Included was a lounge chair, 2 drinks and lunch. Food was good and ample. It was ocean side, and the waves were rough. We rented an umbrella for 2, for $3.00 a bargain. The water was warm and beautiful. Our time there was relaxed, and lunch was delicious. The tour guides were great and informative and were right there the whole time. It was definitely worth the money.

Magen Bay Beach

Meagan's Bay was nice, and for the price worth it. We took open air cars seating about 25 on a 30 minutes plus trip to Meagan's Bay, and though the driver described things we passed, his voice was garbled and we really didn't understand him. The water was beautiful and calm. The driver advised us that since there were so many shade trees and the sand was white and clean we shouldn't bother to rent a lounge chair. "Just find a shady spot and lay down your towel" This worked for me! We stopped on the way back for pics, and if you wanted to shop, he dropped you off with instructions about getting a cab back to the ship.

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