Oasis of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Beautiful ship, great crew, few hiccups

Review for the Western Caribbean Cruise on Oasis of the Seas
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Sail Date: Oct 2016
Cabin: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Large Balcony

Port: Port Everglades is a dream. Very efficient check-in process with a well-trained staff. While our boarding was delayed by a Coast Guard inspection of the ship, the process was relatively painless, if long.

Ship: This is by far my favorite RC ship. Super clean, very well maintained. The "neighborhood" concept kept any area from feeling overcrowded. The only area that was regularly jammed with people was the Promenade due to their ridiculous "flash" sales.

Boardwalk is a pretty authentic representation of the real thing, and I loved the carousel horse carvings. Hot dogs were really tasty.

Cabin Review

Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Large Balcony

Cabin D1

Cabin: We had #12600, a balcony stateroom with a larger than usual balcony. The cabin was pretty standard. The balcony was great for stargazing at night. We often slept with the door open, but the divider between ours and the next balcony banged when the wind picked up toward the end of the cruise, so that was the end of that. Storage was spare, but we managed with the over-the-door-shoe-thing. Our steward may have been brand new; he usually seemed confused, and we seldom saw him. Usually when you board there are little cards on your bed with OBC notices, C & A invites, etc.; he dropped off notices 4 times in the first 2 days of the cruise, seeming to "find them" (probably delivered them to someone else by mistake). Other than finding an old chocolate candy on the floor by the balcony door, the room was well kept for the week.

Port Reviews

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Stayed at the Embassy Suites pre-cruise - nice hotel, if a little pricey. Includes breakfast and cocktail hour eveyr day 5-7 pm.

Labadee

We were delayed 2 hours due to a local labor dispute with Royal Caribbean; we were not allowed to leave the ship until it was settled. Knowing that the locals were so unhappy that they staged a protest really affected our ability to enjoy this as much as usual.

Falmouth

NEVER AGAIN - accosted by locals, offered drugs, police had to intervene.

Cozumel

Spent the day at an all-inclusive resort, privately arranged - wonderful day.

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