Oasis of the Seas - Huge but no match for the seas: Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by MAGJK

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Oasis of the Seas - Huge but no match for the seas

Sail Date: February 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Our main concern was being sea-sick for 7 days - lol. We took non-drowsy Gravol just in case and, luckily, used it only once. The crew acknowledged that it was their rockiest cruise (just our luck) but, it sure makes a difference when you are on a larger ship. You still feel as if you are on a ship a few days later on land - no kidding. Do not let anyone tell you that large ships do not rock, even with stabilizer bars - NOT TRUE.

Apart from that, everything else was excellent except for rain on one day while we cruized. The ports-of-call (Nassau, St. Thomas & St. Maarten) were nice to explore but crowded because there were several ships docked at the same time. All the information about the tours was placed in your cabin the night before and crew were available to book and/or answer questions.

Entertainment (free & pay) for all ages were available every day and at different times. The food was plentiful and delicious everywhere on the ship (included), except More for the specialty restaurants. Coffee, tea, milk could be taken away in cups but there is a charge for specialty coffee/tea/exotic drinks. Ask before you order because some places you can get free coffee/tea/dessert but charged for sandwiches.

You can reserve for everything (dinner in the main dining room, specialty restaurants for an additional charge, shows, tours etc.) before and during the cruise. We boarded the ship a few hours before departure to start exploring and to get familiar with the surroundings. Take comfortable shoes because you do not realize the miles you walk and we used the stairs a lot to compensate for the extra calories, even though we are not big eaters.

It was an excellent adventure on the Oasis. Less

Published 03/22/11
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Cabin review: CV Central Park View Stateroom

We had a cabin with a balcony over-looking Central Park where you can eat, people-watch, sun or enjoy the fresh ocean air. Room size mid ship (cannot remember cabin #, sorry) is adequate for 2 people with enough closet space. Room service is impeccable (twice a day) & they even make animals from folded towels. Washroom was a fair size but lacked counter space. The stand up shower might be a tight squeeze for "heavy" people. I am 5'6" 145 lbs & found it just right for me.

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Port and Shore Excursions

The main attraction is Atlantis on Paradise Island with a private beach & casino. It is sprawling & costs $$$ to see/do anything on this property. We did not book any tours at any port because they left too early & we wanted a more relaxing vacation to explore on our own. You can grab a mini bus on all the islands for a few bucks. Get back with enough time to face a long line up for clearance to board the ship. Although, i do not think they would leave without you but you want to prove me wrong - lol.

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A nice walk to the docks to catch a water taxi. You can see large fish swimming around the dock area. The water taxi takes you to town, across the bay, where you can sun/swim/shop. The beaches are the main attraction & it was packed because of the other cruise ships docked at the same time. You can rent chairs/umbrellas/sea doo etc.. We almost rented a sea doo but passed when they did not have any locked facility to leave our wallets/passport/valuables. I did not want to risk losing my personal property so we passed on the idea.

There are iguanas on the rocks as you disembark. They are hideous-looking if you have never seen one before. You can shop at the harbour & take a short ride to town to shop/browse through many small stores through a maze of alleyways. The sea/beach is across the road from the town but not suitable for swimming.

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