Surprised how much we enjoyed this HUGE ship!: Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by pegdick
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Surprised how much we enjoyed this HUGE ship!
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The shows on this ship were unbelievable -- Hair Spray rivaled the Broadway show....the Aqua show had our jaws dropping....and the Ice Show was absolute beauty on ice.
With regard to the food...The room service menu was just so-so, especially the breakfast...we ended up only ordering coffee and juice in the morning. We only went to the dining room 2 nights and the food was fine...nothing to brag about...but fine. It almost seemed like the cruise line wanted everyone to go to the specialty restaurants at hefty prices to get a better dining experience. We feel the food should be included in the price of the cruise and declined the specialty restaurants. We loved the Park Cafe for a great roast beef sandwich and salads. Late night snacking is available but the buffet area (the Windjammer) is closed...only open during a few hours of breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was so-so in the Windjammer but the service was excellent and we enjoyed the beautiful views!
The only thing we didn't like on this cruise was the Cozumel excursion we chose -- Cancuun highlights and shopping -- don't sign up...I repeat...don't sign up for this one. It took all day so we had no time in Cozumel and when we finally arrived in Cancuun after a bus, ferry, bus ride we were dropped off at ONE store...an outlet store for souvenirs in a not-so-nice part of Cancuun. When we took the bus, ferry, bus back to Cozumel, we were the last to board the ship with no time to shop in Cozumel. The only highlights from the bus were hotels along the way to the one store. Please don't waste your money. The two other ports were small...strictly for the cruiseline...but Labadee, Haiti was exceptional, especially for families. Plenty to do at this port and super transportation on the island. You and your children will love the dragon ride.
All in all, I wouldn't hesitatate taking this cruise again..the ship was full to capacity but elevators were easy to get and the only crowds were at the halloween party...well worth it. Thanks again to the crew and spa gals for making Halloween so very special! Less