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The ship is BEAUTIFUL..the staff is great..you cant control weather..having said that: The shore excursion to the Bahamas (Blue Lagoon Beach) was a long boat ride only to be on a beach that looks like a bay (the water is not anywhere close to the normal beauty of Bahamas water)..you only get about an hour of beach time, the lunch attendants watch to make sure you dont get too much food (after youve paid a crazy amount of money), and then its suddenly time to turn right back around and go back! Most of your time is spent in line to get on the boat to and from..overall, the excursions proved to be very disorganized and slow getting started--not worth the money--Abi beach did turn out to be nice, though, once you arrived. The problem with the specialty resteraunts, in particular Chops (with exception of 150 Central Park which is excellent in every way), is the fact that you are seated sandwiched in between other tables that could whisper in your ear without much effort. The table we got put next 2 NEVER stopped talking the entire time..we were miserable--food is good, but if you want a romantic quiet dinner, do not go here. Overall, we had a great time. The ship is one of the best out there, and the staff goes out of their way for you. I would say that being more informed about the resteraunts and excursions would have made this the perfect vacation! I love Royal Caribbean.

Be careful of excursions and specialty restaurants

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by lppayne

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2017
  • Destination: Bahamas
The ship is BEAUTIFUL..the staff is great..you cant control weather..having said that:

The shore excursion to the Bahamas (Blue Lagoon Beach) was a long boat ride only to be on a beach that looks like a bay (the water is not anywhere close to the normal beauty of Bahamas water)..you only get about an hour of beach time, the lunch attendants watch to make sure you dont get too much food (after youve paid a crazy amount of money), and then its suddenly time to turn right back around and go back! Most of your time is spent in line to get on the boat to and from..overall, the excursions proved to be very disorganized and slow getting started--not worth the money--Abi beach did turn out to be nice, though, once you arrived.

The problem with the specialty resteraunts, in particular Chops (with exception of 150 Central Park which is excellent in every way), is the fact that you are seated sandwiched in between other tables that could whisper in your ear without much effort. The table we got put next 2 NEVER stopped talking the entire time..we were miserable--food is good, but if you want a romantic quiet dinner, do not go here.

Overall, we had a great time. The ship is one of the best out there, and the staff goes out of their way for you. I would say that being more informed about the resteraunts and excursions would have made this the perfect vacation! I love Royal Caribbean.
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Cabin 9146
Clean, spacious, well decorated and wonderful steward.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Blue Lagoon Island Beach
    Spent longer in line to get the excursion started and on the ride than on the actual excursion. Beach was located in a sort of bay area where the water wasn't very pretty (by Bahamas standards), only 1 hr on the beach by the time we got there and settled..crew were watching to make sure we didn't eat more than we were supposed to..time slotted and described was deceptive being that most of it was spent in line and in transit..absolutely not worth the money--I was very disappointed..I was so looking forward to a beautiful beach and water that the Bahamas are famous for.
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  • Beach
    This one was better than the Bahamas. We did have to wait a long time in line, and our guide didnt show up on time. It took a long time to get started. The driver didnt have the proper passes to leave. Once we arrived to Abi beach, it was very nice though, and the food we had for lunch was excellent. The drinks were more reasonable here, and the water and beach were secluded and lovely. The people were very friendly.
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