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Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Great Ship for Entertainment but poor food and noisy cabin

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by thedeadman

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Boardwalk View Balcony

Great entertainment except for Cats which was boring but had great actors.

Food was pretty bad even worse than carnival. I realized that after eating a regular burger with no bun ...just the patty and noticed it was made of inferior beef or a mix of beef and perhaps vegetable protein. Even the lobster was pretty bad. Ate mostly fish which was pretty good.

After 9pm...the only food you can get is some small deli sandwich or pizza. The pizza was good but on other ships they would have burgers and fries and other items like pasta and almost like a mini lido assortment of foods.

The ship was unique and we like it. However, its a one time thing since the shows repeat and you really pick the ship for its unique shows. I rather go on a smaller ship with more ports. It was not really crowded on board but it deal feel crowded at times during some of the events.

Great for kids.

Excellent service in dinning room. Too bad the food was not that good. But it was served like it was a 1000 dollar dish.

Now for the cabin. Ours had a very creaky sliding balcony door. The Royal engineers could not fix it. Its deep within the frame. You would have to remove the frame to fix it. During faster travel which occurs at night it is really bad. I know you think you can fix it...but it cant. It does not respond to hand pressure. The metal is flexing and it it riveted to the ship. Yes, it is designed to flex but noisy when it does flex. This could vary cabin by cabin but I suspect other cabins have similar noises. Most of the time the engineers can fix it by using a flex tool but not for this cabin. The frame is pretty solid and cannot be removed. Should have been designed with a flexible hinge.

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Cabin Review

Boardwalk View Balcony

Nice large cabin which was clean. Small TV considering what I have seen on other cruises. No upstairs or downstairs noise but what is really really bad is the framing around the balcony windows which creaks badly during some seas days depending upon the current. It is so bad that even Royal engineers could not fix it because you would have to remove the metal framing. When you look at the metal framing it was designed in a way that it cannot be adjusted so it flexes like it suppose to but that flexing had no padding in the back to prevent noise. The noise is deep behind the panel. There is also ceiling noise as well but not as bad as the window. Good luck to the next guest who gets this room. We notice other areas in the ship creaking which could be fixed. The ship was refurbished but it appears that they did not fix the framing which has been affected over 12 years.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Great port for snorkeling and other related activities. Dollar is very strong in Mexico.


Too far away from the action. Once you get about 3 blocks into the town it gets very ugly. Do what we did. Leave the town quickly.


Good beach day with lots of activities. Water was not clear and cold. They bring food to the island. Nice assortment of beaches to see.

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