473 Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas Romantic Cruise Reviews

We chose this cruise because our Friends would like to do their 1st cruise in the Oasis And we like the ports Bahamas, St. Thomas And St. Maarten. We like the drink package that comes with it, the prepaid gratuities, And the internet that ... Read More
We chose this cruise because our Friends would like to do their 1st cruise in the Oasis And we like the ports Bahamas, St. Thomas And St. Maarten. We like the drink package that comes with it, the prepaid gratuities, And the internet that comes with the drink package. Plus it’s Amenities And activities on Board. Embarkation is smooth, checking in early is better to avoid the long lines and you get in the ship and get to relax. Do not bring Iron, power bars this will be confiscated and cause luggage delay. Laundry is 35$ for 1 bag ( shirts, shorts, undies and socks)which they offer on the 3rd day. Unless you are willing to pay for pressing a pair of pants would cost 6.99 for wash and press. For activities, there’s miniputt, ping pong tables, court , pools . This ship has more amenities than the Disney Fantasy. Food is better this time , more variety and tastes better. Although they can serve more seafood like mussels and shrimps in the buffet area. They have burgers and hotdogs at the wipeout cafe but it’s not grilled. I wonder why can’t they have a griller in this ship. People would have lined up more for these items if they are grilled. We bought a drink package which is very handy to order drinks from different bars at different levels. Thanks to our favorite bartenders in the Pool Bar Rupesh Bhoir( India ) , Rolin Mendoza ( Philippines) , Oleh ( Ukraine) in the Sand bar. They left a lasting impression for providing service with a smile no matter how busy it is. But our favorite is the Pool Bar the bartenders are always happy and smiles all the time. We also love the service we have at the Glibe atlas, the bartenders are nice and makes sure we get our drinks on time and the drinks are really good. With this package you can order specialty coffee and I also get my smoothies or shakes in Vitality Cafe which is really nice. I also get the free internet package. Wifi is good everywhere in the ship considering my phone was on Airplane mode the whole time. They have a gym which is really nice and a track if u want to exercise. For dining, we did the 815 pm dinner which really worked for us. Most of the time we sit in the bars in Globe Atlas or the bar that goes up and down and Schooners bar to pass the time before going to the shows. We went to a few shows we’ve seen most of them Last time . The comedy was really good!!! Thanks to Patricio Figueroa (Headwaiter ) , Jiadong( China) & Samuel ( India). They made our dining experience great and they even had a champagne toast for our friends celebrating their 30th anniversary. They went above and beyond in making sure that our meals and drinks were served in a timely manner. They are efficient and very friendly. The menu is better this time. It all tastes good. I had rack of lamb twice and they are delicious. The had 2 appetizers every time and they were all good. Entertainment was sort of a disappointment we enjoyed the music from the Band that played last oct 2017 at Dazzles and they’re not there anymore. The temperature band is OK but the music just doesn’t click to the crowd that everyone left as they were just starting to play their set. But we enjoyed miniputting,playing ping pong . There’s hardly any activities on the poolside. The Solarium restaurant is busy at lunchtime would be nice if they figure a way to separate the line from the salad bar as it gets blocked from people lining up to get food. There are times I have to get in line for the food even though I just want to get salad. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Chose this cruise because someone recommended it. I was not disappointed. The cabin bathrooms were a little small to move around in. The specialty restaurants were great. Chops is a fav of most for steaks however, I found Giovanni's ... Read More
Chose this cruise because someone recommended it. I was not disappointed. The cabin bathrooms were a little small to move around in. The specialty restaurants were great. Chops is a fav of most for steaks however, I found Giovanni's to be superior (ask for server Salah) and the Chateaubriand at 150 Central Park is amazing as well. This is all organic and I was a little skeptical. I am so glad we gave it a chance. An added little surprise, The unsalted butter has about 6 different salts from all over the world to salt the butter with. The ship has a variety of things to do while you are sailing even when it is raining. We saw the musical Cats this first night and it was very "Broadway" and the performers were very talented with great voices. I don't want to forget Come Fly With Me which is a great short production of musical numbers. One tip...Don't sit in the balcony during this production as there are lots of aerial activities and hard to see from that angle if at all. All in all, The unlimited soda is great if you don't mind carrying a cup around which I did. you could go in and get a drink and bottled water, however, I didn't know bottled water was included until the 3rd day and felt very dehydrated due to my lack of knowledge. All in all, I would recommend this Cruise and will probably go back again. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Decided to propose and get a fancy suite for the occasion. The strawberries and champagne were to arrive night one at 8pm. After it got to be 8:30, I called room service and they indicated they would call back. Never heard back. When I ... Read More
Decided to propose and get a fancy suite for the occasion. The strawberries and champagne were to arrive night one at 8pm. After it got to be 8:30, I called room service and they indicated they would call back. Never heard back. When I spoke with concierge the next day, they said I requested for the following day. After I showed my email with the correct date, didn’t even receive an apology. Was just trying to make everything special and the flow of the proposal was kind of thrown off. When they did arrive the next night, the card even reference the date from the day before. Other issues: Pictures from our 1st night never showed up on our picture card. Sad we never got them back so we setup a studio appointment at picture this. Very nice photos but extremely expensive. The packages went up to $3500, with the cheapest being $550 for 6 digital pics. Water in shower suite fluctuates from Luke warm to scolding hot constantly. Crew pressure washing windows at 2:30 am on two separate nights. Waited for 30 minutes in excursion line in Mexico and no one ever showed. When we called, we were told it was there and we didn’t go. We may have made an error and went to the Liberty excursion line, but the signage was very poor. Regardless, we didn’t any cared after they got our money. The positives were the dining experiences at the specialty restaurants. Probably the best part of the experience and we’ll worth the price to upgrade. 150 Park is the best of them. Another positive was the unboarding process with a suite. We were out in 15 minutes and avoided all the lines at customs. Overall, I was very disappointed and didn’t feel I got the value for what we paid or that anyone cared about the issues. I’ll probably pay a few extra bucks and try Regent next time. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
We were super excited about going on the biggest ship in the world (it was when we booked it, then the Symphony came along and ruined that plan :) ) I had written a nice long review about the ship and its features but opted for an ... Read More
We were super excited about going on the biggest ship in the world (it was when we booked it, then the Symphony came along and ruined that plan :) ) I had written a nice long review about the ship and its features but opted for an easier to read version. The boat is huge but still crowded. there aren't enough seats inside to house everyone at night, especially if its raining and the aqua theatre is closed. Don't believe me? there's a lounge for suites guests so they can go relax in their own little haven away from the 6000 other guests. Food: Windjammer - basics like burgers and hot dogs are on at lunch and dinner, and are cruise ship average. Entree options are decent for lunch and dinner, if a little bland. Food is constantly cold. Honestly didn't eat a hot meal in windjammer my entire vacation. Main Dining Room - Options are good. Food was hot, service impeccable. Food was too salty for me but still a decent option. The Smart portion of Smart Casual attire wasn't enforced. I noticed a fair number of guests dining in Short and T's or baseball jerseys without an issue. Sabor Mexican Grill - Food was great, service was average. Entertainment: You MUST pre-book your entertainment and you MUST attend on the night you planned to see it. if you don't, you'll have to queue at Guest services to rebook or remove your reservation, and who wants to stand there while you are on holiday? Comedians were good, one was a little racist, but not in the usual funny way, sounded more like an angry drunk than someone pointing out the cultural differences in an entertaining manner. Ship: For it being a $5million a week boat it certainly doesn't look like it (6000guess x $750 = $4.5m, I rounded up as 750 is the inside cabin rate) The ship is generally unclean, the windows are streaky, there's dust everywhere (look in the corners) and it just looked generally dated. Would I go again?: No. I can excuse the ageing of the boat, it is getting a bit older. I can excuse the food, its impossible to cater to everyone taste. I can excuse the weird booking system for shows. What I cant excuse is all of them together. Too many little things on board made it difficult to enjoy. I'm still glad I experienced it, but I wouldn't do it again. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
The Oasis of the Seas was amazing. What made it even better though, was most staff. Very friendly, welcoming staff that do everything in their power to help you and to help give you the best time on your vacation. My vacation will never be ... Read More
The Oasis of the Seas was amazing. What made it even better though, was most staff. Very friendly, welcoming staff that do everything in their power to help you and to help give you the best time on your vacation. My vacation will never be forgotten and neither will some of the staff. Both me and my girlfriend, had a great time aboard the ship and are definitely looking forward to booking our next cruise the Royal Caribbean once again. Dining service was fantastic and offered a semi-big selection. Staterooms were always kept clean and the attendant I had was beyond friendly and did a more than a fantastic job. Very pleased with the staff, however there were minor issues with a few elevators (skipped floor 6 all the time, and other times the elevator would skip right past our floor). The food in the windjammer could definitely get better as far as adding more flavor to the food. Pasta was undercooked a lot, and sometimes the food was cold or borderline. Pizza parlor on deck 5 was a amazing add on to the ship, however me and my girlfriend caught them undercooking some pizzas a lot of the time. (We only ate it when it was cooked completely) but it was delicious when we did get it! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
this was me and my wife's first time on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship but won't be our last, we had a great time and met great people, the food was good everyday, very good on variety in food on daily so you're not eating ... Read More
this was me and my wife's first time on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship but won't be our last, we had a great time and met great people, the food was good everyday, very good on variety in food on daily so you're not eating the same thing over and over, bars were great, very friendly bartenders and bar attendants, funny, and never had a bad experience, spa was a breath of fresh air, we got the couple's package on day 1 and instantly fell in love with it, the services the spa provided was amazing, our stateroom attendant Greg was the best we could ask for, very attentive, friendly and full of information, the on board shows were great, aqua theater shows were awesome , comedians were hilarious and my wife loved the musicals and ice shows and shops on board were great as well, overall experience was great, didn't want it to end, definitely would travel with Royal Caribbean again Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
We chose this cruise based on recommendations from friends. I didn't realize it was one of the biggest cruise boats in the world when I booked it and was glad it was the first cruise boat we went on. We didn't have any ... Read More
We chose this cruise based on recommendations from friends. I didn't realize it was one of the biggest cruise boats in the world when I booked it and was glad it was the first cruise boat we went on. We didn't have any trouble with motion sickness at all. I would highly recommend this cruise and cruise line to anyone and everyone! We went to 3 ports and booked excursions at each. -Labadee, Haiti has it's own private area and was absolutely gorgeous with the mountains! We went on the Kayak Adventure with short beach break with some shopping. Great tour guide who gave us some history of Labadee. Please visit there because tourism is #1 source income for them. Royal has brought many jobs, water and electricity to them!! -Falmouth, Jamaica has a nice port for shopping but plan to travel for most shore excursions. Colleen was a great tour guide to Dunn River Falls and River Tubing. -Cozumel, Mexico was beautiful and has some shore excursions off the island. We drove a jeep to Punta Sur. Jeep could have been in better shape, some of the other drivers had newer jeeps with a/c, ours was stripped, no a/c, no radio, nothing... (only complaint and take that as a small complaint). The tour guides were awesome and we got a good history lesson, sawe some crocodiles, went snorkeling, option to eat buffet lunch for $10 each (we opted to eat when we got back to port at Margaritaville), and tour of a lighthouse with the most spectacular views of the whole island. We did not explore Orlando before or after cruise, just didn't have time mostly. Embarkation and disembarkation always went smoothly from beginning to end. I recommend eating in the main dining room if you don't want to spend extra money on the specialty restaurants. Chops Grille was really good though. Didn't eat much in the wind jammer (the buffet style restaurant). Mainly when we were tight on time. Desserts were awesome, wish I would have taken pictures of the food! All of the shows were top notch! There was ALWAYS something going on and the cruise director and staff were awesome! Stateroom was great, clean and we had ocean balcony. Any room would be nice but I did like the natural light coming in during the day. Any cons we had would be better music on the pool deck, such as more Caribbean music. We traveled without our children this time but they have an awesome kids area for ages 3-11 plus a teen area for ages 12-17. We may or may not take our kids next time. I would definitely go again and I am already ready to go back! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
I choose this particular cruise because of the price and timing of the departure date. From beginning to end we had a fantastic time. Drove to FL the day before sailing and spent a great day and evening at the port. The embarkation process ... Read More
I choose this particular cruise because of the price and timing of the departure date. From beginning to end we had a fantastic time. Drove to FL the day before sailing and spent a great day and evening at the port. The embarkation process was very smooth. The cabin was very clean and comfortable and the ship was excellent. Loads to do and see with great restaurants (Solarium), bars (Globe and Anchor) and shops.Entertainment was non-stop with lots of variety for all ages. The service was first class and the staff were friendly and helpful. The ports were great. Haiti (Laberdee) was very nice. Beaches were well maintained and clean. Water was fantastic. Do not leave the port in Jamaica (pretty scary outside the gate). Cozumel was the best. Took a VW bug tour of the island and had a great time visiting some of the local food shacks by the road. Did some snorkeling and took a tour of one of the local Tequila farms. Overall we had one of the best experiences we have ever had and cannot wait to book again for next year. YOU HAVE TO TRY IT..... Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
This was a honeymoon cruise for me, My 14 th cruise, my new wife's first. She was thrilled, I was greatly disappointed. This large ship experience was very lacking when compared to any other cruise I had taken On Royal, Carnival or ... Read More
This was a honeymoon cruise for me, My 14 th cruise, my new wife's first. She was thrilled, I was greatly disappointed. This large ship experience was very lacking when compared to any other cruise I had taken On Royal, Carnival or Holland. The staff, especially those around the pool were terrible compared to my past experiences. They did their job but that was about it. The cruise director was not seen the whole cruise. Live music by the pool stunk, and nobody to get the crowd involved in fun like dancing or pool games. Windjammer breakfast was cold. Even the towel animals in the room were not what I was used to. Happily my new wife was impressed as she had never cruised before. It seems that since they are now automatically charging your account for gratuities the staff does not not to please anymore. I will never cruise a large ship again and will probably consider other cruise lines instead of my previous favorite of RCCL. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
For our 30th anniversary and we have never been on a Royal Caribbean cruise but we have heard how great they were. The room was very small and it was a balcony. The steward was excellent . The main dining room is good and the service was ... Read More
For our 30th anniversary and we have never been on a Royal Caribbean cruise but we have heard how great they were. The room was very small and it was a balcony. The steward was excellent . The main dining room is good and the service was excellent but they should have a better menu selection. The buffet was good but very crowded . I like how they find a table for you but the menu was only ok. The recreation activities were excellent with no crowds. The 150 Central Park restaurant was excellent but the other fancy restaurants are too expensive because they have fees + a la cart options . The shows were all disjointed and made no sense. They do have some very talented performers but not good story lines. The fitness and spa area was over priced and there fitness staff is unqualified but that is the same on all cruise lines. They promote alcohol way too much and shopping is too much also. The cruise director was very low energy and boring. We had issues with our excursions because my wife was sick and customer did nothing to try and fix it. Labadee Haiti was beautiful and I will go back. The ship is huge but very easy to navigate. I liked the art auctions and the ship was beautiful. Embarkation was horrible it took 2 hours to board and we were early. Even though we had issues I will go back. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
From good experience on sistership Allure. Oasis was disappointing. I give this ship a 7 out of 10 overall. Room needed update and a deep clean, sofa was worn and dirty, drawers needed repair. Deck and wet areas were Slipery! I seen many ... Read More
From good experience on sistership Allure. Oasis was disappointing. I give this ship a 7 out of 10 overall. Room needed update and a deep clean, sofa was worn and dirty, drawers needed repair. Deck and wet areas were Slipery! I seen many guests slip and fall. I could NOT eat quacamole and chips at Sabor Bar! Told me to take out into the rain and sit at dirty wet table, that by the way was also Slipery. All other service was attentive and good. Not sure I will do again as ship was too big with too many passengers. RC staff was pleasant and did try. This survey wants 150 words soo....on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 the best exceeding my expectation I will give this cruise ship the Oasis a 7 overall. Another issue for us was this Ship vibrates too much and was bothersome motion. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We have cruised many times, basic to luxury. However we have never taken a cruise on a mega ship. Being in executive management for resorts and hotel for many years, we probably have a better understanding of what it takes to run something ... Read More
We have cruised many times, basic to luxury. However we have never taken a cruise on a mega ship. Being in executive management for resorts and hotel for many years, we probably have a better understanding of what it takes to run something of this scale. We were impressed overall. We chose to come when there would not be too many children onboard as this was a romantic cruise for us. Pros: Central Park, beautiful and romantic, never crowded. Rock climbing, loved Specialty dining, service great, food good, worth the price. Solarian, love they have a adults only area Staff were great, worked hard, always cleaning. Cruise director was great and very informative Safety was stressed and you can tell they take extra precautions in making sure folks are washing their hands and sanitizers everywhere. Even though there was 6400 folks onboard, it really never felt crowded. And we always found a pool chaise. Cons: We chose to not eat in main dining room as even though we had My Time dining there was always a line and wait to get in. Prefer assigned tables. We skipped our last two nights we had reserved for this reason. Solarium, one of the main reasons we chose this cruise, to escape the kiddos and noise. However it was always crowded, and the age needs to be changed to higher age. It starts at 16, not adults. Although this area I s great if raining,being covered, it is too hot to enjoy when warm out. It can get loud too. We think the slots are rigged. We were hitting at the first of the cruise on muiltiple machines, but by the last two days nothing. Several other passengers agreed with this assessment as well. Did not appreciate the fire drill when in the spa. If they are going to do a fire drill, they need to close the spa for that day. Not relaxing at all. Some folks were in getting massages. Also, they do not offer the basic sauna, steam rooms for guest unless you pay. We were coerced into buying a package for use, and while reluctant to buy it, as I didn’t know if I would get my money’s worth, I did as love these items. However I found out on day four you could get a day pass. I was never informed of this option. When I went to spa to inquire and get a refund, I was told it was $50 dollars a day, and they only had so many day passes. When I mentioned if I needed to go to guest services to rectify as I was misled,they assured me someone would take care of it. The next day no word from them. So I went to guest services, they got the manager on the phone. Turns out it’s only $30 dollars a day. She did Credit it back and I only got charged for the one day. Also, they charge a 18% gratuity for this. Why? There is no service being provided? You get your locker and robe, that’s it. Rip off. While we understand there is always constant maintenance ongoing, I think they should dry dock to do this except for minor repairs. Customers should not be inconvenienced when paying for a trip such as this, regardless. Rock climbing, zip lining, etc. these are not open enough. When we chose to not do ports, as we thought this would be a perfect time to do these items as most folks would be off ship and no lines. They would be closed. Not fair being one of the major reasons we booked this ship. They need to limit kiddie strollers, even though not many on this cruise as off season. I bet in summer it’s packed with strollers. They would take up most of elevators. They need to have special elevators for strollers etc. not sure how they could do this but where there is a will there is a way. Comedy venue needs to be larger, very small, books up and almost impossible to get in. Deck chairs are in need of replacement, very worn. Ports were unimpressive, however we did not choose cruise for ports but rather by date. So we knew this going in. Overall, the staff are very hardworking, and try to please. We would do it again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Husband wanted to go in this particular ship every since it came out. Central Park is beautiful. The abiloty to prebook shows made things run smoothly. The staff in the spa especially Stacy Grant were so attentive and made our time in ... Read More
Husband wanted to go in this particular ship every since it came out. Central Park is beautiful. The abiloty to prebook shows made things run smoothly. The staff in the spa especially Stacy Grant were so attentive and made our time in the Spa relaxing and enjoyable. Our room steward had the most infectious laugh. The ship layout is great and Central Park balcony room well worth the added expense. We had the opportunity to be 1 of only 40 invited guess for a special Sake and Sushi pairing set up and joined by the founder and head Chef of Izumi. Amazing experience! Pools and spa area for 16 and up were enjoyable. We did Jet Skis and Ziplines ine Labadee. This was an exciting adrenaline packed day. Loved it! The staff as always were very friendly and attentive. We did specialty dining all but one night. Izumis was our favorite. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
The staff aboard the Oasis of the Sea are all top notch and the best at what they do. Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, professional and passionate about giving the best service possible. The food rivals 4 and 5 star ... Read More
The staff aboard the Oasis of the Sea are all top notch and the best at what they do. Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, professional and passionate about giving the best service possible. The food rivals 4 and 5 star restaurants. And I’ve been to more than a few to know. The cruise directors morning rant on tv channel 14 was great. He was funny, and gave great tips on what to do each day and any special items to get or do. You will not be disappointed and have the time of your life. The room attendant and our waiter was truly the best. I have worked with and in some of the best resorts in the world. So to say I can be hard on judgement of a place is an understatement. But Royal Caribbean, the Oasis of the Sea and their staff are truly some of the best in the business. They will make you feel like a king or queen and nobody else matters. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Oasis of the Sea is a very large ship. It gives you many opportunities to choose activities, food venues, and pools. We were on board with maximum capacity of 6500 passengers. Very first time I've experienced such a large number of ... Read More
Oasis of the Sea is a very large ship. It gives you many opportunities to choose activities, food venues, and pools. We were on board with maximum capacity of 6500 passengers. Very first time I've experienced such a large number of passengers. We would prefer to travel when they're not booked to capacity. Even with this large number of people embarking and disembarking was very smooth. Food and bar Service was extremely good and fast. We were extremely excited and happy to see how large are room was. It was an outside open balcony cabin. The privacy of the cabin and balcony made us feel like we're alone on the high seas. We enjoyed Park Place with all of its green vegetation and European atmosphere. If you wished to pay an additional premium for dinner there were many specialty dining restaurants . I am not from a big city and used to crowds. But I would recommend this Cruise to friends and family. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Night before disembarkation, hubby lost his phone. Lost and found did not have before we had to leave the ship. After some research learned they do have a method to report lost items after disembarkation. Completed a form with phone ... Read More
Night before disembarkation, hubby lost his phone. Lost and found did not have before we had to leave the ship. After some research learned they do have a method to report lost items after disembarkation. Completed a form with phone data as instructed and several days later was informed the phone had been found, but was cruising the ocean for several more days. After paying for shipping, the phone was ups'd. to me the day after the ship returned to port where the phone ended its sail and began a road trip to my house. The reunion was a happy one. Our Park view balcony was enjoyable. We always book as near a rear or mid ship elevator as possible. We don't want, at age 84 to walk too far, just to reach an elevator. Usually, the back of the ship is more convenient for dining and other activities we enjoy. The park view area is usually quiet and keeping the curtains closed during private moments was not a problem. One disappointment is that Cats is still the main show during the cruise. Several people we met were like us and had seen it on the ship months earlier. The production was not as good as it should have been. The variety of entertainment was lacking. For a first timer, it might suffice, but if you have cruised at lot you have seen much better with more variety. We were also disappointed in the Diamond concierge, more like a desk sitting greater. She did not mingle, did nothing but sit at her desk and smile hello and goodby. In the morning she did not even do that. Our steward was excellent, best ever! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Top of the class!!! Service, Food, Drink, Accommodations, Pools, Shows, Activities and Spa are second to none! The entire staff is ALWAYS professional, courteous and friendly. If you need to relax (or do it all) Royal Caribbean is for ... Read More
Top of the class!!! Service, Food, Drink, Accommodations, Pools, Shows, Activities and Spa are second to none! The entire staff is ALWAYS professional, courteous and friendly. If you need to relax (or do it all) Royal Caribbean is for you!!! There is activities, food and drink to please everyone! The staff is always professional, respectful, courteous and friendly. The shows are Broadway quality......the acting, the singing, the music, the stage all impressive. The variety of restaurants and food is amazing definitely something sure to please every pallet. Drinks are plentiful and delicious...the bars are all well staffed and have different character and atmosphere. The spa and spa staff were amazing and great place to unwind and de-stress. The ease and speed of the boarding and debarking the ship was phenomenal...no issues what so ever!! If you are looking for a fun filled do it all or just looking for some relaxing down time Royal Caribbean is the place for you!!! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
This cruise was our 3rd on the Oasis class ships and 6th Royal Caribbean. We booked a Royal Suite Star Class and booked cabin 1758. We received a Royal Genie. The Royal Genie contact starts 6 weeks prior requesting you to fill out a ... Read More
This cruise was our 3rd on the Oasis class ships and 6th Royal Caribbean. We booked a Royal Suite Star Class and booked cabin 1758. We received a Royal Genie. The Royal Genie contact starts 6 weeks prior requesting you to fill out a questionnaire to get information to assist them in providing you with a exceptional cruise that you will not forget. I can assure you of that as it definitely will. Then 4 weeks, then 2 weeks then days before you will receive a Royal Caribbean Loop messaging service. The only thing to know about this Loop servicing is that it is not a App! It is only for messaging as you do not receive any notification icon or sound alerting you to an incoming message. You would have to keep it open to see any incoming messages from your Royal Genie. Every member of the ship treats you like royalty. When you are in this level of a Star class suite as on the Oasis there are only 11 cabins who receive a Royal Genie and there are 3 dedicated to this ship. 2 Royal Genies each get 4 cabins and 1 get 1 cabin. One thing I confirmed is that when Royal caribbean states Gratuities included it is not for the Royal Genie. A Genie gets about $22500 yearly salary from what I saw on their job application. Even tough they prefer not to accept a tip, I gave my Genie a generous tip as they definitely give you a Royal Class experience at every moment. The get you into any restaurant, show, reserve places on the ship for you at anytime. There is never a cannot do that. You receive complimentary food and beverages, champagne every day to our cabin. All beverages in our cabin is stocked daily. We did Chops for Day 1 and Day 5 and I must say the food is EXCEPTIONAL! We did 150 Central park on day 2 for our Anniversary. From 150 to any other restaurant we just loved the food. Especially Costal Kitchen for Suite Guest. We cannot wait to do our next cruise already booked next year in the same cabin. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We picked this cruise because of the ports of call and the size of the ship. Going bigger was the right choice. I never felt crowed or overwhelmed. The longest we waited in line was 5 mins at the soda machine. St. Maarten needs a lot ... Read More
We picked this cruise because of the ports of call and the size of the ship. Going bigger was the right choice. I never felt crowed or overwhelmed. The longest we waited in line was 5 mins at the soda machine. St. Maarten needs a lot of work. We took a private tour through Viator. Highly recommend. 5 hours with a local who took us on both sides of the island and to see the damage and the beauty of the beaches. Make sure to book your show reservations before you get on the ship. Book Oasis of Dreams on the first night. Most shows cancel because of wind. Don't waste your time on Cats! Most people walked out. For shows not seeing reservations, go early to get in line. Formal night is fun. A nice dress for the ladies and shirt and tie is good for the men. No need for a jacket. There are 2 formal nights. Don't stress about getting on and off the ship. Wow!!!!! So smooth and easy if you are patient. Relax and have fun. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
The ship is very dated and now shows her age. The carpet and floors are getting stained and in need of repairs and cleaning as is the bathrooms and public areas. The buffet was not organized or very good food at all. At times for breakfast ... Read More
The ship is very dated and now shows her age. The carpet and floors are getting stained and in need of repairs and cleaning as is the bathrooms and public areas. The buffet was not organized or very good food at all. At times for breakfast the choices were poor, however you can go to American Icon which is very good if you make it in time. The main dining was very good but some of the same choices every night which got very boring especially for appetizers, but was good and the servers we had were very good. We did the zip line in Haiti which was worth the money. The food in the buffet in Haiti was horrible and we went back to the ship to eat. The headliner shows and entertainment were not for us we were bored. The comedian show was good as was the Latin group in Boleras. Embarkment was the fastest we have been on a cruise ship before. In general we would not get on Oasis again and will stick with our regular cruise lines. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We wanted to cruise on the largest cruise ship in the world. However, what comes with the largest cruise ship is the largest amount of people. Large crowds everywhere, especially the restaurants, crazy busy. Can't complain though, ... Read More
We wanted to cruise on the largest cruise ship in the world. However, what comes with the largest cruise ship is the largest amount of people. Large crowds everywhere, especially the restaurants, crazy busy. Can't complain though, we knew it would be since it's the largest. Embarkation was very quick and smooth. Food was very good. Especially lunch and dinner. Staff were very accommodating, friendly, and did everything professionally. Very humble crew! We did not travel with children however, there is plenty to do with kids. They'll have a blast! We updated our cabin a couple levels however, our cabin still seemed smaller than other cruise lines we have experienced. The bathroom sink was like what is in a small camper, a shallow very small bowl. No A/C plugs either? All in all, a great experience. We did everything the ship had to offer. Flow rider surfing, rock climbing wall, putt putt golf, and the zip line. Fitness center and the staff there were awesome. Shows were totally professional no doubt. The dive show and ice skating show were the best!! The ports were great. Be aware that Labadee has very pushy people in their little stores? We did excursions in 2 of 3 ports. Dolphin excursion experience was the best! Disembarkation was easy and quick. We will be back in a few years! We would recommend the self service type disembarkation. Super easy. Don't pack too much. You 'll really only be wearing your bathing suit most of the time, haha! Blessings! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We really enjoyed our time on the Oasis of the Seas with 6,448 other cruisers and 2,000 crew onboard. We made all of our reservations online before we sailed. It made everything so easy as we did not need to wait for dinner or shows ... Read More
We really enjoyed our time on the Oasis of the Seas with 6,448 other cruisers and 2,000 crew onboard. We made all of our reservations online before we sailed. It made everything so easy as we did not need to wait for dinner or shows to get in. We arrived early on Sunday and was through check in and onboard by 11:30 a.m. We explored the boat the first day and even did the zip line. Easy to get around and everyone was very helpful if we needed anything. We did the kayak excursion at Labadee and it was ok? Be prepared to paddle fast to keep up with the leader. We did the horseback riding excursion in Jamaica and enjoyed the part where the horse swims through the water..............however, we did not enjoy the 45 minute bus ride to and from even though you do get to see a lot of the island. We did the ATV, speedboat and snorkeling on Cozumel and would recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Second time on Oasis, fourth overall time cruising with RC. I was a loyal customer to RC, first two times cruising were on Freedom Class ships. Went on Oasis 2 years ago and had a blast, just back from Oasis, not pleased. So I'm going ... Read More
Second time on Oasis, fourth overall time cruising with RC. I was a loyal customer to RC, first two times cruising were on Freedom Class ships. Went on Oasis 2 years ago and had a blast, just back from Oasis, not pleased. So I'm going to jump around I'm sure while I type this out so I apologize. Lets begin with our first stop, the beautiful RC resort of Labadee. We never got off. Unfortunately, last minute the captain came over and said we were not going to be docking due to the waves coming over the pier right where its about to connect to land. We were no more than 25-30 feet away from the pier and ready to dock. I got up early to watch and was able to see the waves going over the pier, yes they were splashing over but it was not terrible. The forecast was for a sunny day. My complaint is, there was no waiting a little bit to see if things got better. I say this because the wind was dying down and the sun was supposed to come out. We just pulled back out and left, no explanation from the captain that the weather forecast was not favorable for the waves to die down in the near future. Just backed out of the port and left. Good news was we were going to get into Falmouth two hours early. Great, right? Wrong. We booked an excursion and due to the meeting time, would not have enough time to explore. You'd think since were going earlier, our excursion would be earlier right? Wrong. Prior to the new arrival time, we had accepted that exploring outside of the excursion time frame was not feasible. But with the new arrival time, we were initially excited but in the long end of it, didn't mean anything to people who booked excursions. We did the Dunns river falls and bamboo beach club excursion. yes it was neat to see the falls but you spend 1/4 of the day standing/sitting around waiting and a 1/4 of the day driving (that's understandable). Also to the two older Danish women who were on my bus and i hope read this, thanks for wasting 45 minutes of everyone's time trying on 10 pairs of water shoes, we should have left you on that island. FUN FACT: I was told from multiple people that Disney and RC were going to stop going to Falmouth and ending their contract or however they do it. Why? The island is supposedly dangerous (haha) and the people are very pushy. But due to the recent hurricanes and destruction of other ports, RC was "forced" to sign another two year contract. The last stop was Cozumel, which the captain said would be partly sunny. So we booked a last minute beach excursion because we missed the beach time at Labadee. It poured ALL DAY. So the frustration was high. Side note, if you do a beach excursion that includes alcohol, be weary of the bottom shelf tequila your served. You may find yourself basking in the sea enjoying your down pouring cloudy day, to gargling sea water and dying on your beach chair. (gotta make light of this all right?) Great i think that covers the ports. NEXT! RC i think cut out a lot of daily at sea activities compared to my time on Oasis two years ago. Which i have no idea why. But what they do have now for activities is still pretty good. Booked the comedy show for an at sea day online well before the cruise date because its impossible to get in if you don't. Well for some reason it never showed up when we got onto the ship. Went to guest services and they couldn't do anything because the shows now, were all booked. Very frustrating. Anyone going on this ship in the very near future, look at the air intake vent right above your cabin door inside the room. Use your flashlight on your phone so you can see inside the vent. Yes you will be breathing that all in on your trip. For those wondering, it was caked in dust and god only knows what else. It was absolutely disgusting. I don't blame the stateroom attendant because its clearly a HVAC persons job since then vent cover has screws that need to be undone to clean inside of it. That's definitely not the state room attendants job. Room was cleaned at least twice a day and have no complaints there, she did a great job. Dining room was great and staff were fantastic. Food was great in there. Windjammer cafe, well its buffet food, it was as good as buffet food will ever be. Bars were great but service on the pool decks was very slow, but then again those were at sea days and the weather was great so there was a lot of people on the decks getting lost in the sauce. Staff in general were great but did occasionally find a bartender who seemed grumpy, but with that many guests, I'm sure they had their fair share of impossible to please guests. If you decide to hang out in the the Solarium on one of those fantastic looking lounge chairs. Just be weary and double check them before you commit to that one. Many are old and sagging a lot, or even torn. Found myself on more than one occasion having to move because I was laying on top of the aluminum supports underneath the fabric. Not comfortable for a day you planned on relaxing. But last complaint for anyone who may not have noticed. The points on cruises from their older benefits tiers have changed. I have cruised 34 days in total and am somehow short one point to the next level above gold. I called RC and after a brief conversation consisting in short of me being told to pound sand, I still am a gold member, remember people I have cruised 34 days with them and am still in the first level. If i book another cruise with them, do i get to reap the benefits of the next tier after day one of my cruise? NOPE! I do not get to enjoy anything until the cruise after. For those of you who had made it this far reading the review, no I do not live close enough to a port to do a quick 3 day cruise with RC. All in all, it will be a very long time till I sail with RC again, if at all. Princess cruise lines, your up next, I've heard great things. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We chose this ship for the ports of call and we didn't even get to set foot on the first location, haiti. The second, jamaica was great. but, we had to take our lives in our own hands to educate ourselves about the terroristic ... Read More
We chose this ship for the ports of call and we didn't even get to set foot on the first location, haiti. The second, jamaica was great. but, we had to take our lives in our own hands to educate ourselves about the terroristic activities on our own because even after the american embassy in mexico was closed for safety concerns, the cruise staff directly lied to our faces and denied any problems with the ferry trips over to playa del carmen to participate in royal caribbean sponsored shore excursions. Only to wait and cancel all our pre-planned and pre-paid excursions to that area the night before. Although we did receive a refund of our money, all the comparable shore excursions were already booked full and the staff couldn't care less. there was a diamond in the ruff to be found amongst it all; his name was daniel and he worked in the tiffany & co. Boutique. He was the sweetest and genuine fella we met during the whole week. Not once did he poke his nose up at us in a snobby manner. In fact, this redneck girl's amazing husband just so happened to purchase a nice gift for me in that very store. Food was nothing to write home about. They definitely pushed the specialty dining over and over for another charge. We will give our business to a different cruise line next time. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We choose the Oasis of the Seas because it sails out of Port Canaveral and we wanted to see what the largest cruise ship in the world was like to sail on. Embarkation: We had priority boarding but the woman that gave us instructions ... Read More
We choose the Oasis of the Seas because it sails out of Port Canaveral and we wanted to see what the largest cruise ship in the world was like to sail on. Embarkation: We had priority boarding but the woman that gave us instructions when we got off the bus told us we had to wait in the long queue like everyone else. Of course we didn't know that there was separate line so we did. I give them a -1 star for that. Disembarkation: This was a breeze and to me it did not look like it mattered what class you were in. The ship: The ship is incredible. There was a few areas that you could tell that are ready for the upcoming dry dock but all in all it was still in great shape. Cabin: We were in a grand balcony suite (Sky class) so the cabin was very nice and very spacious. Dining: We purchased the ultimate dining package so we did not eat in the main dining rooms. The coastal kitchen was very good at breakfast but lunch was lacking a good menu. We did not eat dinner there. We ate breakfast and lunch at windjammers a couple of times when we could get in. Terribly over packed during sea days. I would recommend Geovanni's, Izumi, Chops Grille for this package. 150 park place and Sabor were kind of a bust, especially 150 which was really bad. Entertainment: The shows, movies and parade were on par with Disney. We thoroughly enjoyed them but Cat's could be shortened up in my humble opinion. Service: Excellent. Everywhere too and not in any one area. Ports & Shore Excursions: Labadee was a bust since we could not dock due to high waves (really hurt our experience since we had 2 of our 3 excursions planned there). Jamaica is well Jamaica. We walked around the port and got brave and ventured out into old town but did not go far before turning back. I did not feel comfortable there at all. Cozumel started out great with a bright sunny morning but as our excursion time neared the weather went south and it started pouring down the rain. we ended up not getting off the ship because it rained all day long. So all together we had about 3 hours off the ship the whole trip. Party: Just my wife of 39 years and I. Would we do it again: Of course we would Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Oasis of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 4.0 4.1
Entertainment 5.0 4.4
Public Rooms 5.0 4.5
Fitness Recreation 3.0 4.3
Family 5.0 4.3
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.9
Enrichment 1.0 3.9
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 3.0 3.9
Rates 5.0 3.8

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