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Oasis of the Seas is a beautiful ship. It is clean and our cabin had more than ample room for my husband and me. We are thrilled that the bathrooms now are a bit larger and that the showers have a glass door. No more fighting with the dreaded shower curtain! The hidden treasure for us on the ship was the Solarium. Cruise Critic had suggested to head there for lunch as opposed to the Windjammer café where everyone else would be. That was true and the food was tasty. Outside of the Solarium eatery is an adult only area with chase lounges, tables, hot tubs and lovely wicker furniture. We found that we spent most of our time relaxing in this area as it was quiet and had a beautiful view of the water and was breezy as well. The dining experience was outstanding. We had dinner each night at Silk. Our waiters Armand and Alberto became like family to us and met every need we had before we even knew we needed something. We had signed up for My Time dining and the first night of the cruise there was a 90 minute wait. We did not realize that we had to have reservations. It was a nightmare. We immediately went to the dining room and were switched to the 8pm dining which was perfect. We could have a relaxing dinner while not feeling hurried for the next group to come in. After dinner we would see shows or go to events. We highly recommend "Come Fly With Me" "Frozen in Time" & Quest. We chose not to attend "CATS" as we had heard other passengers say they did not care for it and left at intermission. The street parade the last evening was so much fun. The service was outstanding. Every crew member greeted you in a friendly and kind manner. We did 3 excursions. In Nassau we did the Blue Lagoon Sea Lion interaction. It was wonderful and the Sea Lions were a riot. We just loved it and the 40 minute boat ride to the excursion was beautiful. We would have liked for the captain of the excursion boat to point out some areas along the water other than the Atlantis resort. In St.Thomas we participated in the Megan's Bay Beach excursion. It is a beautiful beach. The best part of the excursion was the wild and fun trolley ride up and down the mountain. The water and beach were beautiful. In St Maarten we took part in the Yacht Race and it was the highlight of the trip to be part of the crew of "Stars and Stripes" an Americus Cup winner for 12 years in a row. The crew trained us very well. My husband got dehydrated from not drinking enough water and passed out and the crew was more than attentive. They were right on top of things and got him hydrated. After the race the tender took us right to the boat so that my husband (who is young and fit) would not have to walk 20 minutes back to the ship. We did not travel with children. We weren't even aware of many children we had only 200 children on the cruise. One point of concern was the embarkation and disembarkation. It was a mad house! It was very unorganized and the lines moved slow and dreadfully long. Make sure you are aware of this. We last cruise in 2011 and you pulled up, your luggage was taken and on the ship you went. That doesn't happen with over 5,000 people trying to get on the ship. Once we were on the ship the Promenade was very overwhelming. Take a deep breath and don't let it overwhelm you. In a few days you will be very familiar with the ship and there is always someone close by to direct you. For your carry on, bring something that has wheels. We had to lug 2 carry on bags for quite a long time and long distance in line. A rolling bag would have made things very easy. When disembarking make sure to find a porter. They will retrieve your bags, get you through customs easily and take the bags to your car. We tipped $20 and it was worth every single penny as we would have been at least 3 hours getting through customs. This is our second cruise with Royal Caribbean and our 1st on Oasis of the Seas. We would never cruise with another line ever!

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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by joycheat

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Oasis of the Seas is a beautiful ship. It is clean and our cabin had more than ample room for my husband and me. We are thrilled that the bathrooms now are a bit larger and that the showers have a glass door. No more fighting with the dreaded shower curtain! The hidden treasure for us on the ship was the Solarium. Cruise Critic had suggested to head there for lunch as opposed to the Windjammer café where everyone else would be. That was true and the food was tasty. Outside of the Solarium eatery is an adult only area with chase lounges, tables, hot tubs and lovely wicker furniture. We found that we spent most of our time relaxing in this area as it was quiet and had a beautiful view of the water and was breezy as well.

The dining experience was outstanding. We had dinner each night at Silk. Our waiters Armand and Alberto became like family to us and met every need we had before we even knew we needed something. We had signed up for My Time dining and the first night of the cruise there was a 90 minute wait. We did not realize that we had to have reservations. It was a nightmare. We immediately went to the dining room and were switched to the 8pm dining which was perfect. We could have a relaxing dinner while not feeling hurried for the next group to come in. After dinner we would see shows or go to events. We highly recommend "Come Fly With Me" "Frozen in Time" & Quest. We chose not to attend "CATS" as we had heard other passengers say they did not care for it and left at intermission. The street parade the last evening was so much fun. The service was outstanding. Every crew member greeted you in a friendly and kind manner.

We did 3 excursions. In Nassau we did the Blue Lagoon Sea Lion interaction. It was wonderful and the Sea Lions were a riot. We just loved it and the 40 minute boat ride to the excursion was beautiful. We would have liked for the captain of the excursion boat to point out some areas along the water other than the Atlantis resort.

In St.Thomas we participated in the Megan's Bay Beach excursion. It is a beautiful beach. The best part of the excursion was the wild and fun trolley ride up and down the mountain. The water and beach were beautiful. In St Maarten we took part in the Yacht Race and it was the highlight of the trip to be part of the crew of "Stars and Stripes" an Americus Cup winner for 12 years in a row. The crew trained us very well. My husband got dehydrated from not drinking enough water and passed out and the crew was more than attentive. They were right on top of things and got him hydrated. After the race the tender took us right to the boat so that my husband (who is young and fit) would not have to walk 20 minutes back to the ship.

We did not travel with children. We weren't even aware of many children we had only 200 children on the cruise. One point of concern was the embarkation and disembarkation. It was a mad house! It was very unorganized and the lines moved slow and dreadfully long. Make sure you are aware of this. We last cruise in 2011 and you pulled up, your luggage was taken and on the ship you went. That doesn't happen with over 5,000 people trying to get on the ship. Once we were on the ship the Promenade was very overwhelming. Take a deep breath and don't let it overwhelm you. In a few days you will be very familiar with the ship and there is always someone close by to direct you.

For your carry on, bring something that has wheels. We had to lug 2 carry on bags for quite a long time and long distance in line. A rolling bag would have made things very easy. When disembarking make sure to find a porter. They will retrieve your bags, get you through customs easily and take the bags to your car. We tipped $20 and it was worth every single penny as we would have been at least 3 hours getting through customs. This is our second cruise with Royal Caribbean and our 1st on Oasis of the Seas. We would never cruise with another line ever!
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Cabin Review

Cabin 14615
Our cabin was 1 deck below the pool. Be ready for some loud music at the pool the first day as everyone is in party mode. Other than that the room was very quiet. Some mornings we would hear pool chairs being dragged by other cruisers, but other than that very quiet. The stateroom was roomy and the balcony just beautiful as you hear birds singing every morning. There is always a nice breeze. We wished that an ocean view balcony would have been available but when we booked in February the ocean view balconies were sold out. So, book early. Can't wait till our next cruise!
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Sea Lion Encounter
    Amazing. Worth every penny. Sea Lions are hilarious. Great excursion!
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  • America's Cup Regatta
    A once in a lifetime experience to be on one of the Sailboats from the America's Cup. It is quite the workout to be part of the crew so make sure you are in shape to do this excursion. You can easily get dehydrated so drink a lot of water prior to the excursion. It is a bit of a walk to the excursion so make sure you can walk a good 20 minutes. Make sure to wear water shoes with a very good grip! Crew and staff were outstanding and made you feel like a winner. Our boat did win and it was exciting! A must for any boat lover!
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  • Magen Bay Beach
    Beautiful Beach. Was unhappy to find that beach chairs needed to be rented. Used picnic table instead. Beautiful beach. Best part was the trolley ride to and from.
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