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This was our first cruise with Royal Carribean on the Oasis of the Seas, to sum it up, it was fantastic. Boarding the ship was quick and organized, lunch was good and we were in our stateroom on time. Must boast about the staff on board, everyone bent over backwards to make you happy this includes stateroom staff, restaurant staff etc. Plenty to do for all ages, make sure you check out the daily itinerary. Soda package so worth it. Didn't have to carry the large flask around, showed your soda pass and pop was available in a glass at all restaurants, bars etc on ship. Others complained about windjammer food, it is not fine dining,over-all good, wait times sometimes for tables was long. Solarium and park cafe, great for breakfast. Definately recommend the turtle cove snorket adventure in St.Thomas, staff are amazing on Black Beards revenge. Orient beach is nice, not too many topless people,getting around in a taxi is the way to go. The only complaint we have is the shopping in St.Thomas, the vendors are way to pushy. Lastly shows on the ship were great, loved Ron Lucas and the aqua show, hairspray well done. You won't be disappointed it is a big ship and yes we did experience some real rocking of the boat, interior rooms are small but for sleeping they are fine. I would say everyone has to experience this big ship atleast once.

A fantastic adventure

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by mansellcat

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2012
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom
This was our first cruise with Royal Carribean on the Oasis of the Seas, to sum it up, it was fantastic. Boarding the ship was quick and organized, lunch was good and we were in our stateroom on time. Must boast about the staff on board, everyone bent over backwards to make you happy this includes stateroom staff, restaurant staff etc. Plenty to do for all ages, make sure you check out the daily itinerary. Soda package so worth it. Didn't have to carry the large flask around, showed your soda pass and pop was available in a glass at all restaurants, bars etc on ship. Others complained about windjammer food, it is not fine dining,over-all good, wait times sometimes for tables was long. Solarium and park cafe, great for breakfast.

Definately recommend the turtle cove snorket adventure in St.Thomas, staff are amazing on Black Beards revenge. Orient beach is nice, not too many topless people,getting around in a taxi is the way to go. The only complaint we have is the shopping in St.Thomas, the vendors are way to pushy.

Lastly shows on the ship were great, loved Ron Lucas and the aqua show, hairspray well done. You won't be disappointed it is a big ship and yes we did experience some real rocking of the boat, interior rooms are small but for sleeping they are fine. I would say everyone has to experience this big ship atleast once.
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Cabin Review

Large Interior Stateroom
Cabin L 9436
We stayed on deck9 L-9436 and M-9418. Rooms are small don't think we would want more than 2 people in this room. Maybe a younger child. If you have any fears about feeling hemmed in then this room is not for you as it is an interior room with no port hole. Plenty of space for hanging,drawers, toiletries etc. No need for an extension cord unless you have difficulty bending.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Island Tour
    Baba took us around to Atlantis, straw market, beach area and toured. Only thing we got ripped off with, he stopped at a fresh fish maket at the water. We purchased a conch shell, cruise line took it. Couldn't bring it on board, tour guide knew that but was trying to support the locals, glad it only cost $5.00. So many people had them taken away. Missed getting a store bought shell from the market at the pier.
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  • St. Maarten
    Took a taxi to Orient Beach, had fun bargaining about a chair. Not too many topless women for my young son to see. Water was great, A little too much seaweed sometimes but where we were it wasn't too busy, cheap beer. Locals too pushy at times to buy things.
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  • Turtle Swim
    Black Beards Revenge, the best adventure I have ever done. Staff are fantastic, made the adventure so much fun, dancing, music, punch and great attitudes and professional. Didn't like the shopping in St.Thomas, vendors are too pushy, have too many people outside their stores begging people to come inside.
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