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This was our 7th RCCL cruise and did not live up to the expectations of the previous ones. Although dinner was fantastic every night breakfast and lunch in the dining room and Windjammer were awful, from mediocre service to cold, tasteless food. We were treated very rudely by the staff that seats you for My Time dining. Once we told them we would prefer not to sit with young children our request to be seated at a large table was denied and we were seated at a table for 2 for the entire cruise. We were shocked to find most services that had previously been included now required a surcharge, such as delivery charge to bring hot breakfast for room service ($7.95), etc. A $25.00 charge if you lose your towel, etc. You cannot not even get a glass of ice tea anymore once the main dining areas close unless you purchase the soft drink package. If you are a couple looking for a getaway be prepared because this is more a family ship, a great deal of kids on board and up until all hours. Our cruise had some heavy duty smokers as well and even on the top deck the smell of smoke hits you when the doors open. Another disappointment came as Emerald Class Crown and Anchor members, very few and far between benefits (some buy one, get one and delivery of (4) cookies one night and strawberries another. No captains parties at all.) We had previously been on Labadee and it had been a charming laid back beach experience. They have now built it up to more of a water park. Beware; several cruisers complained they did the zip line excursion over the water, charged $100.00 for the excursion, and it lasted less then 10 minutes. Also, make sure you reserve all your shows well in advance because it is very difficult to get a reservation once you are on board. It is a beautiful ship, very large and you will find plenty to do. We also enjoyed, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and Labadee (you do have to walk a distance to get to a beach that you have not paid for). I will choose a different ship next time........

Huge Disappointment

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by DinoM

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This was our 7th RCCL cruise and did not live up to the expectations of the previous ones. Although dinner was fantastic every night breakfast and lunch in the dining room and Windjammer were awful, from mediocre service to cold, tasteless food. We were treated very rudely by the staff that seats you for My Time dining. Once we told them we would prefer not to sit with young children our request to be seated at a large table was denied and we were seated at a table for 2 for the entire cruise. We were shocked to find most services that had previously been included now required a surcharge, such as delivery charge to bring hot breakfast for room service ($7.95), etc. A $25.00 charge if you lose your towel, etc. You cannot not even get a glass of ice tea anymore once the main dining areas close unless you purchase the soft drink package. If you are a couple looking for a getaway be prepared because this is more a family ship, a great deal of kids on board and up until all hours. Our cruise had some heavy duty smokers as well and even on the top deck the smell of smoke hits you when the doors open. Another disappointment came as Emerald Class Crown and Anchor members, very few and far between benefits (some buy one, get one and delivery of (4) cookies one night and strawberries another. No captains parties at all.) We had previously been on Labadee and it had been a charming laid back beach experience. They have now built it up to more of a water park. Beware; several cruisers complained they did the zip line excursion over the water, charged $100.00 for the excursion, and it lasted less then 10 minutes. Also, make sure you reserve all your shows well in advance because it is very difficult to get a reservation once you are on board. It is a beautiful ship, very large and you will find plenty to do. We also enjoyed, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and Labadee (you do have to walk a distance to get to a beach that you have not paid for). I will choose a different ship next time........
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Cabin 7120
Very nice, but very small bathroom.
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