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Very nice ship and ammenities. However the pools and restaurants were very crowded. The shows were somewhat outdated and boring except for the Ice Skating show which was very good [although the rink was very small]. Food in the Opus [main dining room] and Windjammer [main breakfast and lunch room] was below average [similar to Golden Corral]. Example, the main course for dinner was Prime Rib, and the dessert was apple pie. If you wanted a good steak you had to pay $15 more in the Opus or $25 in the speciality restaurant, Chops. It seems like crusing is now divided into two, speciality meals for the affluent and average meals for the less affluent. Also, when you reserve your show time, the reservation shows a "Price" of "free" suggesting that in the future there might be a fee for attending some shows [since the charging mechanism is already in place]. Room was very good and of appropriate size with adequate storage space. Corridors were narrow and straight unlike in Freedom in which the corridors are winding making it more private and less monotonus. It was always difficult to get a table for 4 at breakfast, sometimes waiting for 30 minutes over someone's shoulder waiting for them to get up. Dinner was also very slow. Appetizers usually came 45 minutes after ordering, and with 2 children they were quite impatient after 30 minutes waiting, needless to say that the main course at 9:45 pm was usless for the children who were now almost asleep. The zip line is not as exciting because it is about 30 yards or 10 seconds long. The flowrider is wait 30 to 40 minutes minutes for a 20 seconds attempt. Private island port was great but imagine a Bar-B-Que with the sauce running out at 12:30pm, I cannot eat ribs without BBQ sauce. Regular Coke was also out if you had the beverage package for Coke like my kids had, although the bar was serving Coke to adults. It might be a thing with coke from a dispenser vs Coke from cans, and try explaining that to 8-year olds who say "daddy the guy told me I could not get any coke with my card, but the guy gave that lady a whole can of coke." Children might grow up to be cruisers one day. Most of the swmming areas were very rocky and lots of sea weeds making a Floridian uneasy with a visit to these beaches. The other ports in Mexico were not interesting, and there were 3 other large cruise ships [4 in all] at the Cozumel port at the same time, making it really overcrowded. It should be noted that RCI asks most of their guests to write a review and when I submitted this review they rejected it from being posted on their website. They suggested I read some of their pre-written reviews and consider re-writing this. This review is my personal experience and it merely indicates that Oasis is somewhat overated when compared to the screened reviews on their website. Note, there is about 5,000 people in at least 2,000 cabins but there is only about 10 rewiews posted for each sailing. We did have a goog vacation but not a great one.

Good but not Great

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by FreeBee1

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Very nice ship and ammenities. However the pools and restaurants were very crowded. The shows were somewhat outdated and boring except for the Ice Skating show which was very good [although the rink was very small]. Food in the Opus [main dining room] and Windjammer [main breakfast and lunch room] was below average [similar to Golden Corral]. Example, the main course for dinner was Prime Rib, and the dessert was apple pie. If you wanted a good steak you had to pay $15 more in the Opus or $25 in the speciality restaurant, Chops. It seems like crusing is now divided into two, speciality meals for the affluent and average meals for the less affluent. Also, when you reserve your show time, the reservation shows a "Price" of "free" suggesting that in the future there might be a fee for attending some shows [since the charging mechanism is already in place]. Room was very good and of appropriate size with adequate storage space. Corridors were narrow and straight unlike in Freedom in which the corridors are winding making it more private and less monotonus. It was always difficult to get a table for 4 at breakfast, sometimes waiting for 30 minutes over someone's shoulder waiting for them to get up. Dinner was also very slow. Appetizers usually came 45 minutes after ordering, and with 2 children they were quite impatient after 30 minutes waiting, needless to say that the main course at 9:45 pm was usless for the children who were now almost asleep. The zip line is not as exciting because it is about 30 yards or 10 seconds long. The flowrider is wait 30 to 40 minutes minutes for a 20 seconds attempt. Private island port was great but imagine a Bar-B-Que with the sauce running out at 12:30pm, I cannot eat ribs without BBQ sauce. Regular Coke was also out if you had the beverage package for Coke like my kids had, although the bar was serving Coke to adults. It might be a thing with coke from a dispenser vs Coke from cans, and try explaining that to 8-year olds who say "daddy the guy told me I could not get any coke with my card, but the guy gave that lady a whole can of coke." Children might grow up to be cruisers one day. Most of the swmming areas were very rocky and lots of sea weeds making a Floridian uneasy with a visit to these beaches. The other ports in Mexico were not interesting, and there were 3 other large cruise ships [4 in all] at the Cozumel port at the same time, making it really overcrowded. It should be noted that RCI asks most of their guests to write a review and when I submitted this review they rejected it from being posted on their website. They suggested I read some of their pre-written reviews and consider re-writing this. This review is my personal experience and it merely indicates that Oasis is somewhat overated when compared to the screened reviews on their website. Note, there is about 5,000 people in at least 2,000 cabins but there is only about 10 rewiews posted for each sailing. We did have a goog vacation but not a great one.
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Cabin 11692
Nice Balcony over looking Central Park. Very Quiet. Adequate size and storage space for 2.
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