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A ship twice the displacement of the carrier Nimitz was worth exploring. The largest cruise ship which will be surpassed by the Harmony of the Seas by ONE foot. We really wanted to explore this craft and compare it to the other ships we have sailed. We did and decided that smaller is better for us octogenarians, however, if we take the teenage grandchildren as we did on the Brilliance last July in the Med. the Oasis would be the preferred choice. The best time to appreciate the ship is when most passengers are off on excursions or port visits. The ship is almost devoid of passengers! Central Park is empty, the Boardwalk is quiet and you can walk the Royal Promenade without feeling you are at a county fair. The Solarium area was appreciated most and was often the quietest spot to be found, super comfortable seating.spas and pools were not our thing. Although we are whale watch volunteers the whales in the pools were beyond us and the bikinis on some of the whales were really too much too bear. Far better to watch the kids on the TWO rock climbing walls or those in the TWO flow rider pools. Really, a huge recreation area, including mini golf and shuffle board. Entertainment was good but busy, Cats was over 2 h and after the intermission, half of the balcony occupants left! Was it that bad, YES. The second hour was a great improvement, thank god for that. Conclusion: it was worth the experience. If you decide to go please do a little research, you'll enjoy this mammoth a lot more.

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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by markinch

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A ship twice the displacement of the carrier Nimitz was worth exploring. The largest cruise ship which will be surpassed by the Harmony of the Seas by ONE foot. We really wanted to explore this craft and compare it to the other ships we have sailed. We did and decided that smaller is better for us octogenarians, however, if we take the teenage grandchildren as we did on the Brilliance last July in the Med. the Oasis would be the preferred choice.

The best time to appreciate the ship is when most passengers are off on excursions or port visits. The ship is almost devoid of passengers! Central Park is empty, the Boardwalk is quiet and you can walk the Royal Promenade without feeling you are at a county fair. The Solarium area was appreciated most and was often the quietest spot to be found, super comfortable seating.spas and pools were not our thing. Although we are whale watch volunteers the whales in the pools were beyond us and the bikinis on some of the whales were really too much too bear. Far better to watch the kids on the TWO rock climbing walls or those in the TWO flow rider pools. Really, a huge recreation area, including mini golf and shuffle board.

Entertainment was good but busy, Cats was over 2 h and after the intermission, half of the balcony occupants left! Was it that bad, YES. The second hour was a great improvement, thank god for that.

Conclusion: it was worth the experience. If you decide to go please do a little research, you'll enjoy this mammoth a lot more.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 10662
Perfect location, easiest to find, a few steps from the elevator. Walk up to Diamond Lounge, go Dow to Deck 3 for dining, or up to Deck 16 and Windjammer. But forget the bathroom! It came from a 737and a shower was added. The sink is so low and so small we should have brought a bucket. Give us a break! Drawers were in adequate, size and quantity. Luckily we had magnetic hooks, buy a dozen if you are boarding these all steel ships.

Very disappointing. Cabin attendant superior, best ever
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