Oasis of the Seas: Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by BeckNCall

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Oasis of the Seas

Sail Date: October 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Took our first cruise with Royal Carribean. When we arrived on the ship with much ease in embarking we were met with total sensory overload. We were totally blown away with the ship. Our cabin with balcony was very nice on level 8 where Central Park is. It was in the middle of the ship and very quiet. Our room steward was awesome. My husband had been having trouble with his knee and we asked the steward (Gregory) to be sure to have ice for him every day so he could ice his knee. Every morning and night a bucket of ice appeared. Room was cleaned immaculately every day and night. Mattress was outstanding. We had such a good sleep every night.

We had My Time Dining and really liked this option. We could eat anytime between 5:45 and 7:30 and we were usually able to get the same table with the same waiters, both of whom knew our names and greeted us every night. We never had a bad meal in the dining room, except for the one night that we didn't eat there and ate at Johhny More Rockets. Worst hamburger ever and we had to pay a $4.50 cover charge each. Breakfast in the dining room was also first rate.
As far as the breakfast buffet in Windjammers forget it. It was total chaos and something resembling scrambled eggs was on the buffet. When we first went in the door we were asked if we would like fresh squeezed OJ (there was a charge and it was not mentioned). They should inform you of anything that there is an additional charge for. We only ate there once and that was on the first morning.

The Park Cafe for lunch was another great place. Good salads that were made up and tossed for you with your choice of ingredients. We had heard about the famous sliced to order roast beef sandwiches. They were the best!

Ate at the specialty restaurant Chops Grille (the steaks were excellent) as was everything that accompanied it. Service was top notch there as well.The shows were the best and we never even saw all of them. We could have used another week on the ship to see everything. We want to take another cruise in 2012 but are torn about going on any other cruise line, when it seems like we took the best of all the rest. We would like to take a cruise to Hawaii where we could leave from a West Coast port, but unfortunately RCCL does not leave from the West Coast. We would have to choose from Princess, Celebrity or NCL. It will be hard choice to decide. Less

Published 11/01/11

Cabin review: D58616 Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Room 8616, perfect location. Perfect size for two people. Balcony perfect size for two people. Great mattress. Had the best restful sleep every night. Very quiet in the middle of the ship on Level 8 which is the same level as Central Park.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Horrible. Two cruise ships came in at the same time. Too many people,reminded me of Mexico. We could have skipped Nassau altogether. We were supposed to stop at this port first, but cruise went around a bad tropical storm and so we went there last.
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St. Maarten - Capt. Morgan's Sailing Adventure - 25 people on a 65 foot schooner. Nice day of snorkling, sailing and swimming until the engine gave out. No radio on this boat (we have a little boat and have a radio!) Crew tried to fix engine more than 1-1/2 hrs., couldn't get it started, no wind to sail back in time and it was getting later and later. No cell phone service so one crew member couldn't call ship (she didn't have the ship number any way!) We were supposed to be back on ship by 4:30. Finally they got ahold of another boat who was able to send water taxi to pick all 25 of us up (it was now 4:45). They contacted the ship who said the captain was not happy and was going to leave in 20 minutes. The ship was supposed to leave by 5:00. At 5:30 we pulled into the dock where golf carts were waiting to whisk us back to the ship. We were soaked by a torrential down pour, got in the golf carts and went running up the gangplank to the clapping of everyone on their balconies. The ship left late at 5:40. Obviously, Capt. Morgan's Sailing Adventure may be off Royal Carribean's excursion list after their faux pas.

ST. Thomas - Fantastic for shopping, we bought a camera and I found a beautiful bracelet. We saved alot by shopping there (you can look at it this way, I guess), even though we spent money. Took a fun excursion called BOSS (Breathing Observational Submersible Scooter). However, what happened to all the fish in the Carribean. There were not alot to see.
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