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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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3,695 Reviews

Overall a great ship with excellent staff.

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by AHM1346

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2016
  • Destination: the Caribbean

We went as a family of 8 with ages ranging from 13 to 93. Our third cruise. Had been on Princess and Carnival before.

Overall, it is an amazing ship. Well designed. Very stable. It is huge. The big main walking promenade and the 'central park' are great ideas. There is even a ice skating rink.

The staff were excellent, as were the main shows. They had a full production of CATS.

The ship was spotless overall. The staterooms are bigger than other ships and have a sofa the may be of sufficient size for a small child to sleep on. I think all outside rooms are ocean view with balcony. The inside rooms face central park and have balconies too. So no claustrophobia. We were on deck 14. It is a long walk from end to end of the ship.

Activities: lots to do ranging from napkins folding classes to jewelry shows to bingo and the usual. There is of course a casino but as a non gambler, cannot comment on it. The spa and gym were big. My wife used it and said it was fantastic. Not free of course!

The things we did not like:

1) A lot of pushing to buy drink packages and shop at stores.

2) A lot of nickel diming. For example, back of scenes tour was free on Princess. $150 on Oasis. Several classes were not free including guacamole making class.

3) usually there are movies in the main theater on a frequent basis but not on Oasis. And it was fuzzy since it was 3D. So if you could not find glasses, you could not see much.

4) The shore excursions we took were very meh and expensive. Recommend sticking with your own walk around agenda.

5) Usually there are educational events related to upcoming ports of call. None on Oasis.

6) The type of daytime on ship activities overall was not as diverse as I had seen on other ships except for the headline events which were amazing.

7) Food was abundant but the diversity of choices was not as extensive as Carnival or Princess. Taste wise was definitely a notch lower.

The ship overall, is one large weekend at Vegas on water. It was more expensive than average cruises. I would recommend it but I wish they would include more activities in the price and not nickel dime.


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