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The embarkation and disembarkation of the ship went very smoothly and easily. The room was obviously smaller than any of the rooms of other ships we have been on and after a few days the room was feeling very crammed. The two main issues that caused the negative experience on this cruise were the kids' clubs and the entertainment. On previous cruises (Carnival and Disney), our 10 year old and 13 year old have greatly enjoyed the kids' clubs and were eagerly looking forward to the kids' club on Oasis. They both visited their respective kids' clubs on Oasis the first day for ~30 minutes and never went back. The both said the kids' club was boring and there was nothing to do. My wife and I love spending time with our kids, but we also want to spend time together, especially in the evenings going out to the comedy club, bars, shows, etc. Obviously, when the kids don't go to the kids' club, there isn't much adult time. Big bummer! Second, the shows were not of the quality we have seen on previous cruises, including Royal Caribbean. The CATS show was long and hard to follow. The show at the Aqua Theatre was average. Given that the Aqua Theatre takes up SO much space, we really thought the show would be far better than it was. Also, these shows all require reservations ahead of time. We have never had to make show reservation on prior cruises. The problem is that the ship had 6,400+ passengers on board and the entertainment venue simply can't accommodate the number of passenger that want to see a show. For example, the comedy club seats only 100 people! On every other cruise we have been on, we have attended and enjoyed multiple comedy shows. However, on Oasis, we were never able to attend a comedy show because there just aren't enough seats. This seems like a horrible design flaw of the ship, or, more likely, terrible entertainment management. Vishal's dinner service was excellent and Ricardo did a great job with our room. The food was not as good as any other cruise we have been on, but was acceptable. We had planned to cruise again on Oasis this summer with extended family (19 people total) to celebrate retirements. However, after this cruise, we will definitely not be on Oasis this summer. We are aggressively looking at other cruise lines and ships.

Bitterly Disappointing

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by Rulloff

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2016
  • Destination: Caribbean
The embarkation and disembarkation of the ship went very smoothly and easily.

The room was obviously smaller than any of the rooms of other ships we have been on and after a few days the room was feeling very crammed.

The two main issues that caused the negative experience on this cruise were the kids' clubs and the entertainment. On previous cruises (Carnival and Disney), our 10 year old and 13 year old have greatly enjoyed the kids' clubs and were eagerly looking forward to the kids' club on Oasis. They both visited their respective kids' clubs on Oasis the first day for ~30 minutes and never went back. The both said the kids' club was boring and there was nothing to do. My wife and I love spending time with our kids, but we also want to spend time together, especially in the evenings going out to the comedy club, bars, shows, etc. Obviously, when the kids don't go to the kids' club, there isn't much adult time. Big bummer!

Second, the shows were not of the quality we have seen on previous cruises, including Royal Caribbean. The CATS show was long and hard to follow. The show at the Aqua Theatre was average. Given that the Aqua Theatre takes up SO much space, we really thought the show would be far better than it was. Also, these shows all require reservations ahead of time. We have never had to make show reservation on prior cruises. The problem is that the ship had 6,400+ passengers on board and the entertainment venue simply can't accommodate the number of passenger that want to see a show. For example, the comedy club seats only 100 people! On every other cruise we have been on, we have attended and enjoyed multiple comedy shows. However, on Oasis, we were never able to attend a comedy show because there just aren't enough seats. This seems like a horrible design flaw of the ship, or, more likely, terrible entertainment management.

Vishal's dinner service was excellent and Ricardo did a great job with our room. The food was not as good as any other cruise we have been on, but was acceptable.

We had planned to cruise again on Oasis this summer with extended family (19 people total) to celebrate retirements. However, after this cruise, we will definitely not be on Oasis this summer. We are aggressively looking at other cruise lines and ships.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 6702
Smaller than other cruise ships (Adventure of the Seas, Disney, Carnival). Feeling crammed after a few days.
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