WOW!: Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by rjr73172

Oasis of the Seas 5
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Sail Date: April 2013
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
When my girlfriend and I decided to take a cruise and visited our travel agent we were given the chance to meet representatives of all the cruise lines at a travel expo. After speaking to the representatives and our travel agent, we decided on Royal Caribbean and then chose the Oasis of the Seas because we wanted to visit the Eastern Caribbean. Up until the day we left, we were so nervous about being bored on the ship, getting sea sick and spending too much money once getting on the ship. I was so surprised how easy it was to get on the ship, get to our room and then find our way around the ship. Also, with the ship having so many passengers, we were worried about it being overcrowded but it was the exact opposite. There were venues that we were the only ones at. It didn't take much time to get through dinner and you are treated so well and food was exceptional. There were so many options that you didn't have to eat in the main dining room if you didn't want to. There were More places that you could pay and other free option buffets. Even the pool area was clean, not over crowded and we never had to look long for a chair to sit in or even have to wait to cool off in the pool. Royal Caribbean did an outstanding job of offering shows(all the shows offered on this sailing were outstanding with Hairspray being my favoite), several types of music types and venues(from a piano bar to a dance club) Ricky Matthews(the cruise director) and his staff did an outstanding job keeping everyone entertained no matter your age. We did sit with some people at breakfast one morning who felt they were entitled to more but I wrote them off as grumpy people who just didn't like being with people. The room size was small but we had so much to do that we really did not spend much time in it at all and when we did, we were on the balcony. One last area that we were concerned with and really turned out to be nothing was the different drink packages. We did the water package(worth it), the soda package(worth it) and we decided against the wine and dine package and the alcohol packages. The drinks are priced reasonably($6.48 which included a tip) and for us to get our money's worth we would of had to average at least 8 drinks a day each. We kept track and this would of been close to impossible and not to mention they weren't shy about the alcohol they mixed into the drink. SO if your a drinker who likes to drink from breakfast to the time you go to bed, its worth it to you. We should of did the wine and dine package and probably will the next time. We went through the 5 bottle's of wine with dinner that you would get with this package. ($165)
I know now and have been told by several people that we will probably be disappointed with other ships. This ship and experience was truly amazing and cant wait til we cruise again with Royal Caribbean. We actually already booked another cruise on the ship and saved with the deposit while earning more on board credit.
Again this ship is amazing and the crew aboard this ship are AMAZING. We truly cant wait until next time. Less

Published 04/15/13

Cabin review: D66700 Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

I will have to say the room was small but not as small as I expected. We had an ocean view balcony room and the view was outstanding and it was often relaxing just to sit on the balcony. The bathroom was tight but again this was expected. Your on a ship and not in a hotel. I also would like to think I am going on the ship for activities around the ship, not to spend a lot of time in my room. I can honestly say I don't think I seen the people next to us except once on the balcony. I would say if you going on a cruise to stay in your room, I would choose to stay on land in a hotel which can be very spacious.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Again this port was for us to shop and do some sight seeing while taking lots of photos. Many of the shops will hold firm on their price but then when they know the ships are getting ready to leave, they will try to get you to buy it all for reduced prices. The beach was right off the port but you had to pay for the chairs and umbrellas if you wanted to use them. Definitely take the boat taxi if your staying in town or the shopping district. It was $7 for a all day pass.

Awesome sightseeing and photo opportunity but unless you want to buy jewelry then I am not sure the shopping was the best on this stop. I did love taking pictures though!
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