Too big and too many people.: Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by Caribbeancruisefans

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Too big and too many people.

Sail Date: November 2013
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
This will be a quick review of our Oasis of the Seas W. Caribbean cruise with ship only points. My wife and I have sailed on RCCL 5 times and other lines 7 times. This was our first sailing on the Oasis Class. This time around we sailed with our 10 month old. We found the ship to be very kid friendly. There was plenty to do even for a child this young. We utilized the Royal Babies and Tots nursery and found that to be excellent. Very clean, and well-staffed. The ship itself needs some work, I guess the amount of people is taking a toll on her. I found the ship to be easy to navigate, except waiting for elevators at dinner time. We were on deck 7 and our dining floor was 4. We waited one time for 20 minutes for an elevator that was not packed. Keep in mind there are about 17 decks so by the time the cars reached 7, they were packed. The cabin itself was OK, it was a standard balcony. The cabin had just enough room for the three of us. The balcony was plenty big though, Cabin steward More was good especially after I had issues with the room. The mini-fridge is basically useless, it never got below 47 degrees. We had it replaced on day three. The bed was in need of replacing, several bumpy spots and very uneven. The couch in the room had stains and basically looked dirty. A/C in the cabin never did anything, regardless of where you set the thermostat the temp never changed. It was constantly 72-74 in the room. The bathroom only has shampoo and the cheap made in china soap bars. We had to request shower gel and lotion. The food was mediocre in the main dining room. Food on the Liberty last year seemed much better. Maybe this is due to the overwhelming number of mouths they have to feed. We tried the buffet twice, it was lousy…. Chops Grille provided us with the only decent meals of the cruise, with a $35.00pp charge. Sorrento’s pizza is garbage now compared to other ships pizza options…Room service was quick and decent.

We did enjoy the entertainment as well as the Globe and Atlas English Pub. All of the public areas seemed clean and well maintained, only our cabin had issues. Will we sail on RCCL again?…yes, Oasis Class…absolutely NOT.

We enjoyed the other RCCL ships we sailed, this seems like they just added more cabins and gimmicks to this class of floating hotel…… Less

Published 11/27/13

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