OMG, the Oasis is huge!!!: Oasis of the Seas Cruise Review by Jodster19

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OMG, the Oasis is huge!!!

Sail Date: March 2012
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
My husband and I decided to try the oasis of the seas cruise ship.
We enjoyed it very, very much and did lots of walking while on the ship.
The ship is huge and there is so much to do at all times if you so choose.
We are both over 50 but still had to try out the zip line that soars above the open boardwalk many feet below. This was quite an experience. They make sure you are strapped in very well, which is a good thing. You cannot wear glasses, hats, jewellery or anything! You cannot have anything in your pockets and must wear shoes and socks.
The food was good but we enjoyed it more on the princess cruise. They did not offer too much for seafood except on one night in the dining room. When we went onto princess cruise, they greeted us with lobster which we thought was really nice.
The entertainment was amazing! We took in all but one show. Hairspray was done very, very well. It is best to sign your waivers online before going on the ship as well as book all More your shows online as well. This makes things so much easier and that way you are guaranteed to see the shows at the times you want. This worked very well for us.
The stateroom with balcony overlooking ocean was very nice. The only complaint we have is that this particular room wasn't laid out very well and there really wasn't anywhere for us to put our suitcases so we just put them both on the couch which is in the room. It would've been nice to be able to use the couch to sit on but then we would have had to put suitcase in the middle of the floor.
Everything else was really good. Our room stewardess
and housekeeping did a very good job. We also got the towel animals waiting on our bed for us every night.
The beds are really comfortable. The sheets, comforters and pillows are great. You can even order some of this stuff online through royal Caribbean if you want. Also, don't even try taking your own liquor on board because they will confiscate it from your luggage and return it to you on the day you leave if it is unopened. We had some rum that we bought in Florida to take back to Canada with us after cruise that they found and took until the end. We did enjoy the drinks that were offered on the ship though and got to keep the glass each time which makes a nice souvenir.
The ports we visited were, Nassau, St Thomas and St. Maarten. We did a shore excursion in St. Thomas which was called the screaming eagle which we thought was a waste of money. They advertised that they show you many sites and take you out on a jet boat for an hour. Well, we only saw a few sights. A rock that looked like an Indian face, dolphins, which was nice and he showed us where the downtown area is. The boat goes fast and he turns so quick that you get soaked from head to toe. It was fun but we were only out for half an hour. The cost was $52.00 each and we really wish we would have spent our money on some other excursion.
Anyway, yes we did enjoy the cruise but would not go on the oasis again be. The ship is so big that you can only get into a few ports and would have no problem going back on a smaller cruise ship again. Less

Published 03/21/12

Cabin review: D814224 Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Nice room but layout wasn't good. There is no place to put your suitcases so we just placed them on the couch. We couldn't use the couch then unless we put suitcase in the middle of the floor and crawled over them. Otherwise, good location on ship and view from balcony overlooking ocean was amazing.

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Port and Shore Excursions

It took longer to walk to the town from the ship than to walk thru the town but it was nice taking a cab to the Atlantis hotel complex. Really worth seeing.
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We enjoyed the beach here. We went to orient beach which is a nude beach on one side and clothing on the other. It was interesting to say the least. The sand is very nice and the ocean warm. It was a good day. Lots of shopping there as well. We rented chairs and umbrellas with a free drink for 6 dollars each. Took a cab there and back to the ship.

Jet Boat Ride

This excursion was called the screaming eagle. It was not worth the money. We were only out for a half hour and they advertise an hour. They do a few spins fast and you get soaked. We felt like it was a waste of money.

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