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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Great cruise but ripped off in Cozumel

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by steencondo12

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Boardwalk View Balcony

We had a very bad shopping experience in Cozumel Mexico. It was not the fault of RC. This is just a warning to everyone to use extreme caution while shipping and DO NOT shop at the jewelry store Planteria Daniela. It is one of the first jewelry stores you'll come across on the far right side of the shopping center in the newly built area. They claim to be an RC approved store, which they are not. They lie about the quality of their jewelry. We found out the hard way. When we returned home we found the jewelry we purchased wasn't worth even half of what we paid. So be smart and stick to the REAL RC approved stores where they back up your purchase.

So much for the negative.

Other than a traffic backup at the parking garage and passenger drop off, boarding and leaving the ship was smooth and quick. The port of Canaveral needs to have one entrance directly to the parking garage and one for passenger drop off. What they have now is confusion.

Once in the terminal, check in was quick and smooth. We were through check in and sitting down for lunch in less than 30 minutes.

We found the food at the Windjammer ranged from awful/cold to good. I hate to say it but the Windjammer food has gone down hill, since our last cruise on the Oasis. On the up side the Windjammer is kept clean, the staff is great and you can find good food most of the time. We found breakfast was the worse, too much cold food. As an alternative try the solarium, Park Cafe and Wipeout cafe. With so many restaurants on the Oasis, you'll find one you like, even without paying for the upscale restaurants. We didn't dine in the main dinning room. But found lots of other places to dine without tying up our time.

We like the balcony rooms overlooking the board walk. We enjoy the activity and even the noise. It's all fun, but if you have to have total silence at night, the boardwalk is not for you.

Although they were more than 6000 passengers on the Oasis it never seemed crowded. There are plenty of activities and lot's of places to get away for quite time.

The bands were all very good, but unfortunately for some reason most dance music didn't start until after 9 PM. It would have been nice to have at least one band playing in the early evening so those with the late dinning could enjoy some entertainment before dinner.

Lots of shows on board, but remember to book your reservations prior to sailing. There were some unhappy guest that didn't book early and complained about not being able to see the shows.

The crew was super, very friendly and helpful. We find that to be true on all RC ships.

Our cabin was on the 10th deck overlooking the boardwalk. We had plenty of storage space and our room attendant was the best ever.

Since we had been to all the ports before we decided just to walk around and do some shopping. I do recommend booking with RC if you have never toured before. You will pay a few extra dollars, but it's worth it to be safe.

So if you like lots to do, children, good entertainment and lot's of places to dine, the Oasis might be a good choice.

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Boardwalk View Balcony
Cabin 4I 10329

Lots of storage, the cabin was always kept very clean. The balcony was fun, it overlooked the board walk activities,

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use caution when shopping and if you plan to spend any serious money stick to the RC approved shops.

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