SPOILED after sailing on this ship: Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by Dragonlady753

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SPOILED after sailing on this ship

Sail Date: September 2013
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
My step daughter and I cruised together for her college graduation, and from the moment we walked onto the ship we were wowed at every corner. Words can't describe the Oasis it has to be experienced. The way every neighborhood flows together is amazing. The Royal Promenade with the rising tide bar totally awesome the bar travels between 3 floor and their is a man that actually "drives" the bar very unique experience. We took the Flowrider lessons well worth the$60.00pp fee, by the end of the hour group of 4-8 lesson my step daughter was able to surf every morning at the Advance Stand up which she loved. Being fearful of heights I loved the zip line. Yes its short but you are supported by a cable so you don't even have to have a good grip or any grip at all well worth the wait. We had massages at the spa which were fantastic and the same price as home. Thank you Rachel it was very relaxing. The thermal spa was ok and the only reason was the location you felt like you were in a More basement, there was no view except of a wall. But the heated lounge chairs provided a daily retreat and peace. This ship is huge and even tho it was a capacity you never felt like there were a lot of people on board. We rode the Carolsel 5 times and never had to wait more than 1 ride, rock climbing wall very fast, dinner great and FYI if you tell them you have show reservations they will have you out in time for show. Excellent food and service in main dining room. We also ate at Izumu for sushi was a surprise it was very good grade sushi. Best hands down lunch /snack place PARK CAFE for roast beef sandwiches they are the best. We ate here almost every day, we had salads a few times too. Our room was a Central Park balcony it was a nice size and we had plenty of storage and we tend to over pack.We usually get a mini suite but for keeping costs down we tried the Central Park balcony 11617, I just rebooked this ship for May and took a Central Park Balcony again because the view is so fantastic and peaceful , felt this was all we needed. FYI bring a surge protector strip for extra outlets as there are only 2 outlets in room. Tables next to bed very small, just holds the room phone.


Nassau - Walked around town on our own for like 2 hours then got back on ship

St Thomas- Went into town to shop, thought it was run down and expensive then took Ships excursion to Magen's Bay gorgeous clear warm water. Also at Port in St.Thomas there are igunas all over the pleace which was really a nice nature photo op.

St. Maarten- Prior to leaving for cruise we booked a private tour with Speks Transportation Services. THE BEST DECISION WE MADE. Fitzroy was our private driver and body guard. We saw EVERYTHING in 6 hours. We went to Grand Cass Beach by the rainbow cafe and had the whole beach to ourselves and even had chairs tables and umbrellas to use. This has to be the clearest, cleanist bluest water I have ever seen GORGEOUS it was even clearer and more beautiful than Magen's Bay if that is even possible. Fitzroy even knew what time the big planes took off and landed at Maho beach which is a DO NOT MISS stop. What a thrill to see the planes come so close to the beach to land. Even funnier watching people get pushed over by the jet stream from the planes taking off. Shopped in Phillipsburg, What a pretty town, way better to shop there than St. Thomas and cleaner and cheaper in Phillipsburg. Fitzroy took us all over and there would have been no way we would have seen so much in such a short time if it wasnt for him. The cost was a good value also.If going to St.Maarten book a tour thru Speks Transportation Services and it will be the highlight of your vacation.

Last few tips any pictures taken at the Sports Zone the last day are NOT printed so if you want a photo do the Sport before the last day. We never got out embarkation photo it was lost embarkation and debarkation a breeze no issues.After you sail on the Oasis you will be spoiled and won't want to sail on anything else. Have a great vacation!!!! Less

Published 11/11/13

Cabin review:

Nice room. Beautiful view of Central Park. Right next to live plant wall so there are only neighbors on 1 side. The bed is next to the closet so a little cramped getting stuff in and out of closet. Bring a surge protector for extra outlets there are only 2 in the room.

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