Family, Fun, and Frenzy: Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by joann1020

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Family, Fun, and Frenzy

Sail Date: July 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We have been on 20+ cruises and chose Oasis of the Seas for the ship itself and all the activities that are offered to young and older adults. Embarkation and disembarkation were quick, easy and efficient.

We were on the deck 7 with inside cabins. The cabins were small, closet doors stuck on its track a few times. The drawers and closet space were sufficient for our needs. We had one large luggage which fit under the bed (two large ones can fit under the bed) and two carry on's which fit in the closet. There were plenty of small neck hangers for your clothing. The socket under the desk bureau was sufficient for hair dryer and recharging the camera. Sofa was small. It will fit two small people. The bathroom is small. It was nice to have circular shower doors instead of the curtain ones which clung to your body at times.

Shampoo is dispensed from a container, soap is not, and there are no lotion, cottons, and etc. which is all good. It keeps the waste down. There is a More cord in the shower for bathing suits. The location was great!

It was quiet from entertainment area and ships's engine.

Activities were excellent. Our adult children enjoyed the rock climbing, flow rider, and zip line. The older adults enjoyed the zip line and carousel. We did not get around to miniature golf and ice skate. The younger kids enjoyed visiting Shrek, face painting, circus games, and etc. These activities were in the Boardwalk area. Promenade area is noisy like a mall. Quiet places could be found in the library on deck11 or Viking Crown Lounge on deck17 or some of the small club areas during the day. At night, the Viking Crown Lounge is a good quiet area.

The entertainments or shows are outstanding. Be sure to make reservation. If you reserve on line before you board the ship, print out your confirmation because it may not show up on the ship's computer. When you attend the shows, bring some cotton ball or tissue for your ears. The acoustic is hard on the ears. We saw all of the shows and even attended the comedy act twice. Our favorite was Come Fly With Me. Production was very refreshing and creative. We were pleasantly surprise to have the Texas Tenors who won America Got Talent star in the Headliner. They were great and their harmony was superb. Their songs included, country, pop , and opera.

Their art at sea needs to be improved. The auction went slow and personnels need to be more knowledgeable.

Dining: If you are with a large group, go to the dining room area as soon as you board and check with the person who is in charge of table arrangement. Check your table arrangement because our group was separated and not near each other. Food was fair, and we found the vegetarian curry meals to be descent, but the flat breads were stale and hard. Desserts were not to good. Stick with the ice cream.

For a good healthy breakfast and lunch, go to the Solarium. They serve fresh salad, asian noodle with shrimp or chicken soup, and wraps filled with tofu, fish, spinach, chicken, curry lamb. For a variety of food, go to the Windjammer. Park Cafe offers fresh salad, and roast beef sandwich and panini. The cookies served are too sweet, hard, and not too buttery.

Service: Dinning room staff and cabin steward were good. Staff on Windjammer, Solarium, and Park Cafe were good. Some smiled, some did not ---after all, they serve thousands and thousands of people.

Public area: Good. Bathrooms were clean and papers were stocked as needed.

Children area: NA This cruise was all about the ship, and it did not disappoint us. Would we go with RCI again? yes Less

Published 08/09/11

Cabin review: N7273 Large Interior Stateroom

deck 7, inside cabin 7273. It is in a quiet location, I did not hear the engine or entertainment noise. Closet is small. There is no place to hang dresses or long pants in the closet. Cabin is small and will not be suitable for people who has a lot of luggages( more than 2)

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