Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by EquiMelody1
- Sail Date: July 2010
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
My first concern was all those people aboard ship! But remarkably the design and crowd control made the Oasis feel as if it had far fewer passengers than the manifest stated. Embarking was a smooth breeze, port access was fast and orderly, leaving (sadly) was equally expeditious. The organization of the ship is simple to learn and the high number of elevators made only short waits. Because of the reservation system, show access is also easy. We enjoyed wonderful, professional shows, the musical Hairspray was better than the one I attended on Broadway, we were directly on the ice for the great ice show, and divers were almost overhead of our seats. The ship itself is an entertainment, there are incredible art works throughout the ship and each turn and corridor brings new images to view. Watching people try the wave surfer and zip line is another source of amusement and lying by the pool or reading in the garden is its own reward. The neighborhoods are physically isolated, so each one feels like it is its own space.
The ports visited keep the theme of easy life in mind. We particularly enjoyed the island of St John, assessed via St Thomas, which has kilometers of pristine beaches to explore and lazy about. The contrast with the Nassau's Atlantis with the man-made adventures worked well to bring variety to the cruise ports. Of course, St Martin has a mix of beaches and shops to explore.
You don't want this wonderful cruise to end - come along and have a wonderful cruise!
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
NassauTropical port, just be careful here. The downtown port area has many shops, but you are harassed as you walk around and need to be on the lookout for pickpockets. If you head over to the entertainment island of Atlantis, the experience is much safer but entrance fees can be costly.View All 5,876 Nassau Cruise Port Reviews
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St. MartinLovely tropical port. We hired a tour driver in port and got a all round tour of the island. At the port itself, many shops are available, some unique and interesting, some the usual jewelry available all over the Caribbean. Beaches are fun there - you can go to the nude beach with the nude restaurant at the end, or visit regular beaches with clear water and fine sand. If the waves are calm, you can get drink service while you are lounging in the water - a real decadent experience. It can be crowded, so pick your area of beach accordingly.View All 345 St. Martin Cruise Port Reviews
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St. ThomasWe used St Thomas to access the island of St Johns. Although there was an excursion available, we took the public bus accessed immediately out of the port to the far side of St Thomas where the ferry boats dock. From there we ferried across to St Johns and hired a driver to take us around the island. After a tour including the high overlook from the top of the hill, we stopped at a lovely beach for sunning and swimming. Because this is a park, the number of houses and people is very low, the beaches are uncrowded and beautiful. Well worth a visit.View All 4,648 St. Thomas Cruise Port Reviews
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