Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by High Roller Cruiser
- Sail Date: November 2018
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Ocean View
We found that there were very long lines waiting to get into the terminal building. More than usual. Once in the building and through security things moved a little faster. We soon had our room and got on the ship a little later than we usually do but it worked out nicely because most rooms are not ready until 1 PM anyway. We were pleased to have our luggage arrive to our room about 2 hours later, before we set sail. Nice job!
Next we were to attend the Safety briefing given before sailing. They continue to play the video tape about the secret agent that is just horrible! It is on all their ships as well as Celebrity Ships. The volume was so high on the video that it could not be understood. They really need to change the briefing.
We were surprised to find many, many children on board. I am talking babes in arms, toddlers, teens etc and all that goes with it. I am not against kids in any way other than the parents that do not care to control them. There was continual running in the passageways, screaming etc.
It was our own fault for assuming due to the inflated price of the cruise that it may not have been suitable for families. We now realize that RCCL is for family cruising and will book appropriately the next time.
One item that really turned us off was the food! We booked this cruise with food in mind and the quality of it we had on past cruises. This was really sub par. Now we ate every meal in the Windjammer except one we had at Chops. Just have to say shame on RCCL for the poor quality of food and poor selection. The service in the Windjammer was a high spot as we were impressed with the attitude of the service staff. Everyone was pleasant and wanted to please us with their service.
We had a balcony room that was nice. It was very quiet and we could not hear neighbors in any way. Our Stateroom attendant ARJAY, was excellent!
The found that the Oasis is getting a bit tired and really needs a refit. The carpets in main areas were filthy and paint was needed in many areas. Yes, everything worked but the ship needs some TLC.
Our itinerary included Nassau, St Thomas and St Maarten. All nice stops but we noticed that the stops (other than Nassau) were still struggling to overcome the effects of Hurricane Irma.
Debarkation was a highlight. We used self debark and carried our own luggage. The ship docked at 06.00 and we were off by 06.30 and in our car headed home by 07.15. Excellent!
All in all we can only give this cruise is just an "OK". Nothing spectacular. Food, poor. Service , good.
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