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Oasis of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Congestion 'off' the Seas

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dswiss
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2014
Cabin: Interior Stateroom

This was our 35th cruise, 5th with RCI. Overall, we enjoyed the cruise itself, however, the booking process, the safety drill and getting on and off the ship were such a nightmare that we will likely not return to sail a 'mega ship' like that in the near future. It appears to us that while the ship itself is absolutely stunning, RCL's ability to manage the passenger load is nothing more than a disgrace.

The Booking:

We booked on line at the RCL web site. We booked four cabins for a total of eight passengers. A few days before sailing we noticed that the prices had dropped and my sister expressed an interest to join us. She is a single and RCL quoted us a 200% supplement for her. When we asked about her joining us in my cabin, they told us we needed an upgrade to do this, which would still have resulted in an increased cost equivalent to the 200% supplement. We offered to pay for two passengers, with only her showing up, but this was denied as well. The rep told us that they would rather sail with an empty cabin than sell it to us at the advertised double occupancy price.

Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom

Cabin Q

Average cabin with all the necessities. It is a bit small and space for luggage is very limited. Suitable for backpackers and 'carry on' luggage people only. Shampoo and soaps are poor quality - suggest you bring your own. Nice flat TV, but don't rely on its inline info services - the system crashes frequently, and often shows errors in reservations and show times.

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