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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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3,695 Reviews

7 day out of Barcelona

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by squidjones

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Interior

This is a very nice ship and the crew is very friendly but as far as ports this cruise leaves a lot to be desired. If you like to do ship excursions then this ship will work for you. But if your like me and like to go out on your own and explore away from the hoards of shipmates I would be warned. This ships itenerary is almost designed to force you to use thier excursions. Here is why. Marsielle, LaSpezia, and Civitevechcia have little to no transportation from the port. Marsielle had none. and RCL shuttle drop you off away from the sights. It was a $40euro taxi ride to town. in LaSpezia you must take their shuttle to the port entrance, then its either a $25 taxi and 45min walk to the train station where there is a good chance you will encounter a pick pocket. then a hour train ride to Pisa. In Civitevechcia (Rome) RCL provided 3 busses for 3000 passengers to the city center which was 20min away. (2 hour bus wait) then then drop you off to a taxis area for a $25 taxi ride to the train station. for a hour ride to Rome.

RCL has designed this cruise and its time in port to discourage any freelance exploration.

While the itenerary will say 12 hours in port. after disembarkation, busses, taxis, trains, and return you are lucky to get 5 hours. and if you get stuck on the extraordinarily poor Italian train system like we did it could be a expensive day.

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Cabin Review

Cabin 4V 12153

Nice cabin

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


no transportation available, french were rude and unhelpful

Rome (Civitavecchia)

3 busses for 3000 passengers = 2 hour wait in line


beware of the constant upsell to take you places you are not interested in

BEWARE of pick pockets

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