Our family is fortunate because we reside only 30-minutes from Port Canaveral. A few years ago, we realized that we were missing-out on benefits by sailing on multiple cruise lines. Our family realized that we enjoyed the PASSENGERS on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, in addition to the ships, itinerary, food and entertainment. We are now all Diamond-Plus Members of Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society. This is our second cruise aboard the Oasis of the Seas since she replaced the Freedom of the Seas in November 2016.
Stateroom: We stayed in a marvelous Grand Suite in deck 11 near the Diamond Lounge. The room size is 371 sq. ft. with a 105 sq. ft. balcony.
Coastal Kitchen and Suite Lounge: We were interested in experiencing the additional benefits of Grand Suites and above (Sky Class) by having breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Coastal Kitchen and drinks in the Suite Lounge next door. Service is superb and quality of the food excels many of the specialty restaurants. Select beer, wine and champagne is available from 11:30 am until 11:00 pm. Mixed drinks are available from 4:30pm until 8:00pm each night. We were pleasantly surprised to find the Coastal Kitchen is even open for breakfast on debarkation morning. Reservations are required for dinner, so I recommend making your reservations early when you come on board before the most popular times are taken.
We stayed in a marvelous Grand Suite in deck 11 near the Diamond Lounge. The room size is 371 sq. ft. with a 105 sq. ft. balcony. The bathroom is spacious, has a tub, two sinks and lots of storage. Our stateroom attendant provided the "invisible service" we appreciate: place the "Make UP Room" sign on the door when leaving for meals and the room is clean when we return. The internet package for two is also a nice feature and comes free with a Grand Suite.
Port Canaveral Terminal 1 is fantastic! Parking garage is attached to the terminal so there is no need to get rained-on like all the other terminals.
Jamaica is like sailing a billion dollar ship to a garage sale!
The barkers at each store sort of ruin the fun of shopping. One time, in old town, one actually grabbed my arm and started pulling me in shop. NOT good hospitality or good PR for the port.