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I felt totally relaxed the entire trip. The service and staff are incredible. The ship is unbelievable, clean, up to date, with more things to do than you can possibly accomplish in 7 nights. Some of the other, more negative reviews, complain that the ship is very full and reservations are required for most things. While this is true, I feel that RCI is very up front about this and give you many opportunities to make said reservations. It's unfortunate if some people did not realize this, but even on a full cruise like mine it was still possible to get into many of the larger events without a reservation. Smaller events like the aqua show and the comedy club are a little trickier. Specialty restaurants were never full, but I'd still recommend reserving them if at all possible, especially Izumi as they only have two hibachi tables and fill up quickly. The food in the specialty restaurants was incredible and a great value. These are meals that on land would cost you $100-$200. The quality of the food, the selection, the staff, everything is top notch. I can't say the same for the main dining room, however. We had one meal in there and the food was worse than in the buffet. It's incredibly loud and the service was not up to par. I'd recommend buying the specialty restaurant package and sticking with that, supplementing with Sabor/Johnny Rockets if need be. I'd also recommend avoiding the windjammer for breakfast. The food is good enough, but the crowd is ridiculous. There are plenty of other places to eat breakfast for free that won't be such a hassle. My overall point being that even on a ship with 6,000+ people, if you manage your time wisely, make reservations for things that require them, and spend a little extra on the food/drink packages, you'll have a fantastic time. If all you're going to do is eat at the windjammer/main dining room, pay as you go for drinks, and just chill by the pool, you may want a smaller and less crowded ship.

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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by spence101287

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I felt totally relaxed the entire trip. The service and staff are incredible. The ship is unbelievable, clean, up to date, with more things to do than you can possibly accomplish in 7 nights.

Some of the other, more negative reviews, complain that the ship is very full and reservations are required for most things. While this is true, I feel that RCI is very up front about this and give you many opportunities to make said reservations. It's unfortunate if some people did not realize this, but even on a full cruise like mine it was still possible to get into many of the larger events without a reservation. Smaller events like the aqua show and the comedy club are a little trickier. Specialty restaurants were never full, but I'd still recommend reserving them if at all possible, especially Izumi as they only have two hibachi tables and fill up quickly.

The food in the specialty restaurants was incredible and a great value. These are meals that on land would cost you $100-$200. The quality of the food, the selection, the staff, everything is top notch.

I can't say the same for the main dining room, however. We had one meal in there and the food was worse than in the buffet. It's incredibly loud and the service was not up to par. I'd recommend buying the specialty restaurant package and sticking with that, supplementing with Sabor/Johnny Rockets if need be.

I'd also recommend avoiding the windjammer for breakfast. The food is good enough, but the crowd is ridiculous. There are plenty of other places to eat breakfast for free that won't be such a hassle.

My overall point being that even on a ship with 6,000+ people, if you manage your time wisely, make reservations for things that require them, and spend a little extra on the food/drink packages, you'll have a fantastic time. If all you're going to do is eat at the windjammer/main dining room, pay as you go for drinks, and just chill by the pool, you may want a smaller and less crowded ship.
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