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The ship is fine, lots to do especially for a mixed age group. My dissatisfaction comes with the constant need to spend more money once on board. Although our cabin cost £2500, we still had to pay for basic soda, WiFi (over £100 for a week!). Drinks are not cheap, £8 for a small beer, £13 for a cocktail, you’re charged 18% on top of everything and are charged $30 per person per day for gratuities! Don’t RC pay their staff? I really do think in this day and age, staff should be paid properly for their work, and not reliant on ‘compulsory’ gratuities. So the all inclusive cruise experience is a myth. I’ve always expected to pay extra but this cruise was a hard sell. The all inclusive buffet which serves good food was no bigger on this ship with 6,000 passengers than it is on much smaller ships. I wonder if that’s because there are so may other - premium (pay extra) restaurants? The main dining room if you are choosing ‘anytime dining’ is oversubscribed, so you will queue even if you’re organised enough to book ahead. ‘At sea’ days are packed. Especially if the weather is not great, and if it is great you can play sardines on deck. The sunbeds are so close together you have to crawl up it rather than stand by the side as your bed is literally touching the next person’s bed! There are positives of course, staff are helpful and friendly, food is good, especially if you opt for a premium dining experience, the ship is clean and bright and offers loads to do. Our cabin & bed were comfortable. The shows are a highlight. For me personally the ship is too big, too many people, and not quite enough of the ‘inclusiveness’ I used to experience on an RC cruise.

Nothing all inclusive!

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by Speedeejones

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The ship is fine, lots to do especially for a mixed age group. My dissatisfaction comes with the constant need to spend more money once on board. Although our cabin cost £2500, we still had to pay for basic soda, WiFi (over £100 for a week!). Drinks are not cheap, £8 for a small beer, £13 for a cocktail, you’re charged 18% on top of everything and are charged $30 per person per day for gratuities! Don’t RC pay their staff? I really do think in this day and age, staff should be paid properly for their work, and not reliant on ‘compulsory’ gratuities. So the all inclusive cruise experience is a myth. I’ve always expected to pay extra but this cruise was a hard sell. The all inclusive buffet which serves good food was no bigger on this ship with 6,000 passengers than it is on much smaller ships. I wonder if that’s because there are so may other - premium (pay extra) restaurants? The main dining room if you are choosing ‘anytime dining’ is oversubscribed, so you will queue even if you’re organised enough to book ahead. ‘At sea’ days are packed. Especially if the weather is not great, and if it is great you can play sardines on deck. The sunbeds are so close together you have to crawl up it rather than stand by the side as your bed is literally touching the next person’s bed!

There are positives of course, staff are helpful and friendly, food is good, especially if you opt for a premium dining experience, the ship is clean and bright and offers loads to do. Our cabin & bed were comfortable. The shows are a highlight. For me personally the ship is too big, too many people, and not quite enough of the ‘inclusiveness’ I used to experience on an RC cruise.
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Cabin 11236
Cabin is very comfortable although starting to show it’s age now.
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