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There are many cruise lines. We have cruised, NCL and Disney, but always wanted to see the Oasis of the Seas. OK..we've seen it. Although the ship has some pretty cool things, Central Park, a carousel at The Boardwalk and a good Promenade, I have never seen a ship that went so far out of its way to pretend it WASN'T at sea. The ship lacked areas at which guests could participate in...whatever... and enjoy the sea as well. (The exception was the pool deck.) There was a good variety of restaurants, but as far as quality, only Park 150 and Vintages stood out, although Izumi was very good. The talent for the evening shows was, by far, the best we have ever experienced on a cruise, although Cats, was only performed the first night due to illness, so we cannot comment on that. The last day/night, a show was put together and performed by four Cats' cast members and it was amazing, leaving us saddened that we were not able to see the musical. Daytime activities were few and disappointing, an observation with which a couple who were Pinnacle Members, concurred. Quite a few crew members seemed unhappy and unenthusiastic to be there. The ship needs to work on this. Another thing on which Royal Caribbean should ponder, the ship is in need of an overhaul...it's time for a bit of shipyard time to paint, remove rust and lubricate balcony sliders whose opening/closing sound could wake the dead. When this overhaul takes place I would suggest changing the tile in the areas that open to the open spaces of Centra Park and The Boardwalk, tiles were incredibly slippery due to humidity and the industrial fans that were placed to reduce this issue gave a less than elegant perception of the areas. The dust that had gathered on the silk greenery that could be seen through windows while drinking/dining at Central Park, had a thick fuzzy look to them...hard areas to reach, but again, lessening the feel of something being taken care of. Oasis of the Seas was nice...but we will not return, preferring the quality, service and enthusiasm on Norwegian.

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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by The Agora

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There are many cruise lines. We have cruised, NCL and Disney, but always wanted to see the Oasis of the Seas. OK..we've seen it. Although the ship has some pretty cool things, Central Park, a carousel at The Boardwalk and a good Promenade, I have never seen a ship that went so far out of its way to pretend it WASN'T at sea. The ship lacked areas at which guests could participate in...whatever... and enjoy the sea as well. (The exception was the pool deck.) There was a good variety of restaurants, but as far as quality, only Park 150 and Vintages stood out, although Izumi was very good. The talent for the evening shows was, by far, the best we have ever experienced on a cruise, although Cats, was only performed the first night due to illness, so we cannot comment on that. The last day/night, a show was put together and performed by four Cats' cast members and it was amazing, leaving us saddened that we were not able to see the musical. Daytime activities were few and disappointing, an observation with which a couple who were Pinnacle Members, concurred. Quite a few crew members seemed unhappy and unenthusiastic to be there. The ship needs to work on this. Another thing on which Royal Caribbean should ponder, the ship is in need of an overhaul...it's time for a bit of shipyard time to paint, remove rust and lubricate balcony sliders whose opening/closing sound could wake the dead. When this overhaul takes place I would suggest changing the tile in the areas that open to the open spaces of Centra Park and The Boardwalk, tiles were incredibly slippery due to humidity and the industrial fans that were placed to reduce this issue gave a less than elegant perception of the areas. The dust that had gathered on the silk greenery that could be seen through windows while drinking/dining at Central Park, had a thick fuzzy look to them...hard areas to reach, but again, lessening the feel of something being taken care of. Oasis of the Seas was nice...but we will not return, preferring the quality, service and enthusiasm on Norwegian.
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Cabin 9702
It was a typical cabin. The day we arrived, I noticed cream smeared on one of the pictures, it was gone the second day. The slider was INCREDIBLY loud and in need of lubrication. The balcony had quite a bit of rust. Carpeting was coming up in several places on the stateroom floor.
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