This was our 7th cruise on Oasis or Allure. Arrived at terminal around 10:30
Emerald Status, was ON ship before noon. Very easy process. Was eating lunch by 12:30. Roast beef sandwiches are still great.
Luggage was in room by 2:30.
Booked cruise 5 weeks before cruise. Made my time reservations on line for 5:00. Was able make reservations for all shows except comedy and aqua show. As soon as I got on ship made reservations for aqua and comedy shows, nobody in line that early. Later in day there were very long lines.
All shows were good. Impact show was different from most shows I have seen. Drums, whips, Argentinean tap dancing, singing, you didn't fall asleep.
Cats excellent, but I also believe it was too long. Yes, several people left at intermission as show was 2 1/2 hours or more.
Come fly with me had lots of action on and above stage.
NEGATIVE COMMENTS THAT I DID NOT AGREE WITH:
1.ship badly worn, stains all over, worn out furniture,
Found ship very clean, almost never found trash in halls, you will always see a few stains as people carrying drinks do spill and can't be cleaned immediately.
2. Poor service due to workers being sent to new ships.
Dining room wait staff could never be better. Food kept coming with no delays. Water, tea, drinks never made it to half full, constant refilling. Windjammer buffet, food was always at right temperature, tables continually cleaned as fast as you finished a plate.
3.Had cabin 14154 front of ship near kids area and below solarium.
People said it would be very noisy, kids running around, noise from solarium, rough ride due to being on front of ship and on deck 14. Found none of those problems, wood book that room again.
4.Other than sea days no problem getting deck chairs.
Yes chairs were saved with towels. I put my towels down at 8:00, ate breakfast with no lines and came back to pool by 9:00.
Those who got up at 10:00 had to wait in long buffet lines, and yes did find it hard to get chairs close to pool. Most of chair hog chairs were unused while the complainers were sleeping. Chair police came around twice due to a couple of people complaining. One woman told security that she put a scarf and towel down 15 minutes before and someone took her chair. Ten of us were sitting beside and across from that seat for the previous two hours, she had never been to that chair but swore she saved it. Get up a little early for no lines for buffet and a pool seat.
5. Dining room food bad, cold, poor service.
Found food always at proper temperature and cooked just the way you ordered it.
Met all my requests.
Cold soup was only on menu one day. I asked if chef could find some for me even though not on menu and found it every night. House salad was not on menu many nights, but had chef make it any time we asked.
No problem getting double lobsters, double lamb chops, double lamb shank, 5 appetizers.
Never questioned anything you ordered, and brought to you very quickly. Never rushed..
No, it wasn't your hometown pizza shop, but hey, as a quick snack, it was ok. Toppings changed daily, it was always hot, never sitting around. People fail to mention an antipasto salad bar to the left of pizza line. Very few seemed to even notice it was there. It was a very good side dish with pizza.
Disembark was smooth until after getting luggage. As usual not enough customs workers.
If you want to save a lot of waiting in line get a porter after getting luggage, they go to front of line.
Overall a great cruise.
Always clean. Anything we asked for we got.
Very quiet, seas were quiet, never felt any motion.