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We decided to cruise on the Oasis of the Seas, as this is a bigger ship than the other RCCL ships we have cruised. There are definite advantages to the larger ship, as we had expected. What we did not expect were the disadvantages. One advantage was the opportunity to meet so many different people throughout the eight days of the cruise. There were people of all ages, from infancy through eighty plus years, and lots of nationalities represented. A very diverse group of passengers, indeed! This made for many fun experiences with different people each day. Another advantage is that because the ship is so huge, there were often times that it was hard to believe there were 6300 plus passengers onboard. The size of the ship provided for many features and a variety that a smaller ship could not support. For example, there were two flow riders, a skating rink, zip line, three promenades (standard, Central Park, and the Boardwalk), a large arena for an aqua show, a comedy club, and more, There were disadvantages to being on such a huge ship with so many other passengers. The elevators were constantly clogged. They were often filled to capacity and waiting times were long. The Windjammer was crowded at key times for breakfast and lunch, and tables were hard to come by. It was also a nuisance to have to schedule shows in advance, and often not to be able to get tickets because the tickets had already been taken by other passengers. Our cabin had a ratty sofa, and our stateroom attendant was not very attendant! Our kids a few cabins down, however, had a very attendant attendant. The excursions were ok. Our last excursion was phenomenal. We went on Xplore, the park at Playa del Carmen with zip lines, caves, and amphibious vehicles. I highly recommend it. It is an exhausting, adrenaline filled day - beware! The gym was at least bigger than it is on some other RCCL ships, but many of the treadmills did not work or work properly, and there were way too many passengers working out in the relatively small space provided. The strength training equipment is old and smelly, and there is not nearly enough floor space for strength training or other exercises.

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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by yogadr

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We decided to cruise on the Oasis of the Seas, as this is a bigger ship than the other RCCL ships we have cruised. There are definite advantages to the larger ship, as we had expected. What we did not expect were the disadvantages.

One advantage was the opportunity to meet so many different people throughout the eight days of the cruise. There were people of all ages, from infancy through eighty plus years, and lots of nationalities represented. A very diverse group of passengers, indeed! This made for many fun experiences with different people each day. Another advantage is that because the ship is so huge, there were often times that it was hard to believe there were 6300 plus passengers onboard. The size of the ship provided for many features and a variety that a smaller ship could not support. For example, there were two flow riders, a skating rink, zip line, three promenades (standard, Central Park, and the Boardwalk), a large arena for an aqua show, a comedy club, and more,

There were disadvantages to being on such a huge ship with so many other passengers. The elevators were constantly clogged. They were often filled to capacity and waiting times were long. The Windjammer was crowded at key times for breakfast and lunch, and tables were hard to come by. It was also a nuisance to have to schedule shows in advance, and often not to be able to get tickets because the tickets had already been taken by other passengers.

Our cabin had a ratty sofa, and our stateroom attendant was not very attendant! Our kids a few cabins down, however, had a very attendant attendant.

The excursions were ok. Our last excursion was phenomenal. We went on Xplore, the park at Playa del Carmen with zip lines, caves, and amphibious vehicles. I highly recommend it. It is an exhausting, adrenaline filled day - beware!

The gym was at least bigger than it is on some other RCCL ships, but many of the treadmills did not work or work properly, and there were way too many passengers working out in the relatively small space provided. The strength training equipment is old and smelly, and there is not nearly enough floor space for strength training or other exercises.
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It was average. The sofa was ratty. The room could use some updating.
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