119 Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Caribbean - Western

My wife and I have been on several cruises with different cruise lines. We've docked next to Oasis of the Seas and added this ship to our cruise bucket list. We are new empty-nesters and decided to take our first vacation in a long ... Read More
My wife and I have been on several cruises with different cruise lines. We've docked next to Oasis of the Seas and added this ship to our cruise bucket list. We are new empty-nesters and decided to take our first vacation in a long time. We booked Oasis, and we are beyond glad that we did! What an amazing ship! It is extremely clean. Wanda in housekeeping, did an immaculate job keeping our room clean and tidy.She was so friendly and really made our vacation special. We had an ocean view room on the 9th floor. The window was huge, and it allowed us to look out and see the beautiful water and ports. All of the shows were outstanding! Our favorites included "Come Fly with Me", the aqua show, and the ice show. We were never bored. In fact, we were exhausted by the end of the day from all of the activities that we did. Food - All of the food was delicious! The MDR service was great, but even the food in Windjammer exceeded our expectations. Yes, it is a buffet, but it was tasty and uniquie every day. You will definitely want to try Sabor, the Mexican cantina on the ship. It was the best Mexican food we've ever had. Try the margaritas and the guacamole was delicious! Embarkation/Debarkation - Quick and easy. The whole process took about 25 to 30 minutes each time. Port Canaveral does an amazing job moving over 6,000 people quickly. The 7-nights went by quickly and we can't want to check out another Oasis-class ship soon! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We chose this cruise because we wanted to sail on one of RCI’s “Big Ones” and we only wanted three ports so we would have more time at sea to relax. The ship is awesome. Very well laid out. Although there were over 6,000 ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we wanted to sail on one of RCI’s “Big Ones” and we only wanted three ports so we would have more time at sea to relax. The ship is awesome. Very well laid out. Although there were over 6,000 passengers we never felt crowded. We chose the dining that allowed us to eat at our discretion rather than choosing to eat at the same time and table every night. Our food and service were exceptional! I’ve been on almost 30 cruises and this ship nailed it in the dining/service category! We made reservations before we boarded and that saved us a lot of time waiting in line. We liked the Solarium area to relax and use the hot tub. Most of the time we could find two chairs there with no problem. It’s quiet and relaxing. Also, there is a Buffet there that doesn’t get too busy so that was very convenient. We went to two shows: “Come Fly With Me” and the Aqua show. Both were great. The comedy show was also great so all the shows we went to were well worth our time. We’re not “Cats” fans so did not go to that. We chose the Wave Runner excursion in Labadee and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide spent 15 minutes going through a safety video and making sure everyone was on board with the rules. On the water we had a blast!! I would highly recommend this tour. Labadee is very well laid out and has many different areas to spend your day in. The buffet on the beach was typical (burgers, dogs, ribs, chicken) but it was all good. Our cabin (#11278) was a standard balcony cabin. Arlene was our attendant and she was super!! Very friendly and efficient. FYI there are no outlets by the bed to charge your phone, as a matter of fact there was only one outlet in the cabin (not including the bathroom) and it was located on the desk. It was laid out fine and there is ample space If you use all the cabinets. Tyne only issue was the hair dryer was very weak. Of course, the cruise was badly affected when 500 people contracted the noroviris. We knew something was up when we went to the Windjammer for breakfast and everything was being served by crew members. We couldn’t even get our own water or butter. And the time and effort it took to clean and sanitize a table after someone left was considerable. In the dining room, the servers would sanitize the salt and pepper shakers, sugar bowl and the butter bowl. We arrived in Jamaica that morning and we sat there for about six hours before the captain decided to leave. He made an initial announcement about the delay about two hours after we arrived and made a few more before the big announcement and also that we were leaving. It was during this time he announced people had gotten sick from norovirus. Unfortunately there are many people who come on cruises knowing they’re sick and yet do nothing to stop it from spreading from themselves to others. So many people got sick and it could have been prevented by simple hand washing and practicing good hygiene. The norovirus was and is not the fault of the cruise line. It’s caused by people who don’t care about others. I felt RCI did a great job to try and contain the spread of the norovirus and seemed to have a plan in place from the onset. I commend them for the job they did. I know it doesn’t help those who got sick because their cruise was ruined but I feel it needs to be said that the cruise line did all they could. On the critical side of the review... We were unhappy with our couples massage. They asked us what we wanted and where they needed to focus but they still just did what they normally do. We felt like they didn’t really listen. Massages on the ship aren’t cheap so it would be nice to have them pay closer attention to the answers you give them at the beginning. We were disappointed that the free ice cream was only offered for a limited time during the day. We felt it should have been available until midnight for us late night snackers. Speaking of which, the food choices overall, outside the dining room and buffet after 8:00 pm were extremely limited. The pizza was good but if we didn’t want pizza all you had left to choose from were desserts and petite sandwiches that didn’t look very appealing, at the Cafe Promenade. I feel they could easily improve in that area. Overall we were very happy with the cruise, aside from the norovirus issue. We would definitely recommend this ship. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
This is my 3rd cruise with RCCL and my 6th overall. This was by far the best one. I was worried about being on such a big ship with 6000 passengers as I have only been on smaller ships before. It was never a issue. There is always ... Read More
This is my 3rd cruise with RCCL and my 6th overall. This was by far the best one. I was worried about being on such a big ship with 6000 passengers as I have only been on smaller ships before. It was never a issue. There is always something to do and we were never bored. I had read the reviews about the ship being old and showing its age, Not true. It was not brand new but was well maintained and clean. The staff were all professional and we never had a issue. We stayed in a junior suite and it was much more comfortable then we were used to. Only issue we had was we were not able to have dinner in the Coastal Kitchen that suite guest could use. By the time we tried to get in it was already reserved for the cruise. Not a big deal the main dinning room was great. The entertainment on the ship was top rate. Cats was excellent and the diving show is something not to miss. I read lots of negative reviews of this ship and I don't see what people are complaining about. I work in a service industry and know hard it is to please some people and RCCL are great. No matter what you do some people will not be happy. I recommend this cruise for everyone. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
This was my first RC Cruise. Carnival Will Never See Me Again!! GREAT JOB ROYAL CARRIBEAN!! Looking forward to next year’s, as well as, the following years cruise!! I could, Easily Cruise several times per year!! Maybe, once hubby ... Read More
This was my first RC Cruise. Carnival Will Never See Me Again!! GREAT JOB ROYAL CARRIBEAN!! Looking forward to next year’s, as well as, the following years cruise!! I could, Easily Cruise several times per year!! Maybe, once hubby retires (fingers crossed) Every step of the boarding process, every excursion, EVERYTHING! Was organized and flowed smoothly. Every meal was delicious! But, the most impressive item was, the Curried Chicken, On Windjammer’s buffet. It Was AWESOME!!! The attention to cleanliness was appreciated. Someone was wiping, and offering hand sanitizer, constantly. Again.. Good Job, RC! Everyone seemed to genuinely care about pleasing the guest. Another, Very Appreciated feature, that is different from the previously traveled cruise line is, The children’s curfew and the designated area for the children. The entertainment was Top Notch!! And!!! The drinks!! The Schooner Bar makes an amazing drink called The Baton Rouge!! Also had, quite a few, tasty Lemon Drop martini’s Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
I would highly recommend the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Sea to anyone for any sort of vacation or occasion. Our family booked a row of 5 balcony rooms on Deck 8 plus one more a few doors down for our family vacation. This trip was a ... Read More
I would highly recommend the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Sea to anyone for any sort of vacation or occasion. Our family booked a row of 5 balcony rooms on Deck 8 plus one more a few doors down for our family vacation. This trip was a first time cruise for about 6 of us. We enjoyed being able to sit out on the balcony in the morning/evening or when we were coming into port. Our stateroom attendant, (I’m sorry, I forgot his name, but my room was 8136) consistently went above and beyond to make us feel at home, highly personable, went of his way to ensure everything in our room was to our satisfaction and along with the other housekeeping staff. This team did what they could to make us welcomed aboard. The food and service in the American Icon dining room were top notch. We were so impressed by our servers, Nelson and Amoor (I think that’s how you spell is name), we actually reserved our table in their section every night. We were highly pleased with it with all available selections. Honestly, we didn’t bother spending the money on the specialty restaurants. And I MUST mention the AMAZING bartenders at the Trellis Bar in the Central Park Deck 8 area of the ship. Virgillo, Archie and Shawna were nothing less than the BEST OF THE BEST bartenders. They always treated us with top notch service. My name is L'Oreal and the simple fact that EVERYTIME I would pass, they would speak and actually remember my name speaks VOLUMES for this crew. This team truly rocks! (I must also shout out to William. He opened the Trellis one afternoon and remembered me that same evening in the American Icon bar!) The activities on the ship were a lot of fun too. You could make the trip as relaxed or as busy as you wanted. We loved the fact that there was SO much to do we could not fit it all into our schedules. Even though we missed our shows due to our family dinners, I heard they were awesome. The FlowRider competition was pretty cool to watch. We also watched the World’s Sexiest Man contest which was HILARIOUS and fun! I must also make mention of the DreamWorks Parade! This was TRULY one of my favorite experiences aboard! I felt like a kid again and danced around with my little cousin who was just as mesmerized as I was. Our ports were Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica and Cozumel, Mexico. The beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean will always be etched in my memory. I’m sure none of my family will ever forget this family vacation. We enjoyed the RCC event held in Labadee and the shopping. In Falmouth, we did the Fun in the Sun excursion to Doctor Cave’s Beach Club. We did enjoy seeing the school and field where Usain Bolt learned and trained. The beach was beautiful. We also had to joy of watching planes landing at the airport just north of us. Finally in Cozumel, we took a taxi downtown to do some shopping. We then took another taxi to Paradise Beach. This place is just beautiful and full of a broad range of activities. The culture here in Mexico is rich and I sincerely wanted more time there. All in all, it was the most amazing family vaction we could ask for. Thank you Royal Caribbean and Oasis of the Seas! We will definitely be back! (However, disembarked Aug. 5th 2018. As of Aug. 8th, we have booked Family Vacation 2019 on Allure of the Seas. No worries, Oasis, we’ll be back!) Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
My family and I absolutely loved the trip. Son could not wait to get back to the Kids Club area every night, which allowed for my husband and I to have some great Rest and Relaxation. Food was amazing, something for everyone and plenty of ... Read More
My family and I absolutely loved the trip. Son could not wait to get back to the Kids Club area every night, which allowed for my husband and I to have some great Rest and Relaxation. Food was amazing, something for everyone and plenty of it. Activities seemed never-ending! We spent 7 nights on the ship and still did not do everything we wanted to on the ship. Staff was very kind and engaging, excursions were great. This trip was worth every penny. We are definitely going back. The shows were fun and engaging. I really enjoyed the outside theater. The any time dinning was great, allowed us to eat any time we were hungry and we had a table all to ourselves. Making reservations were simple and they were always accommodating. Internet service was great but make sure you get it before you board the ship it is so much cheaper. They even had a professional photography studio onboard which is nice because it is always hard to find the time and opportunity for those family photos. Read Less
Sail Date July 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
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
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
We are becoming very loyal RC cruisers, this was our third. The Oasis is a beautiful ship loaded with everything needed for a great vacation. Our room was comfortable (interior), kept neat & clean by an attendant who not only managed ... Read More
We are becoming very loyal RC cruisers, this was our third. The Oasis is a beautiful ship loaded with everything needed for a great vacation. Our room was comfortable (interior), kept neat & clean by an attendant who not only managed our room nicely, created novelty towel creations, was very personalable;it was very nice to be greeted by our names when we saw him in the hallway. The food & service in the main dining room was, as always, excellent! It was very nice to have a few smaller restaurants for breakfast & lunch... we enjoyed the park cafe in the Central Park area, really enjoyed having lunch in the park. The entertainment was very good, the diving show, the high flying show, & El Gaucho were exceptional! It was good to see staff making sure that the chaise lounges rules were being followed so that towels vacant chairs were removed after 30 min of vacancy. Departure was a see less procedure, it took us a total of 35 min to carry out our bags, go thru customs, find our shuttle & arrive at our car... best departure we’ve had so far. Based on our trip, we booked our next cruise while still on ship. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
cruised on Royal Caribbean before have a great time every thing was excellant. Dinning room staff was excellant .room attendant was very helpful and did a great job .Trisha i iconic dinning was a tremendous waitress and her assistant were ... Read More
cruised on Royal Caribbean before have a great time every thing was excellant. Dinning room staff was excellant .room attendant was very helpful and did a great job .Trisha i iconic dinning was a tremendous waitress and her assistant were good.We were very pleased with our total experience. We plan to cruise again in the near future and plan to use Royal caribbean again. We were sad we missed our first stop do to weather but enjoyed our day on ship. Had a great time snorkeling in Jamaica, tour was excellent and staff was very friendly and very kind and very helpful , would recommend this to everyone. Staff in Windjammer Market Place was very helpful and food was very good. Enjoyed eating there and watching water go by. Pool area was great and service was very helpful and very friendly. Our total overall cruise was great time and enjoyed everything. Hope to do iy again very soon. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
My husband and I had the most greatest time! We loved it so much we booked a 2nd cruise on the same ship Oasis of the Seas different Island. My favorite would be St Martin. The food was amazing and you cant go wrong with the activity ... Read More
My husband and I had the most greatest time! We loved it so much we booked a 2nd cruise on the same ship Oasis of the Seas different Island. My favorite would be St Martin. The food was amazing and you cant go wrong with the activity and shows "CATS" and convenience coffee shops . We love that we were on deck 14 close to pool and food. Room service was always happy to help us. I really loved that the Captain was very involved! The coming and going went smooth. Thank you Royal Caribbean for the greatest time. I told everyone about it now Ill soon will be taking another cruise with family and friends, cant wait for that! Maybe one day we can sit at the Captain's table? lol Again thank you Oasis of the Seas for the best time ever. Wont be the last time we use Royal Caribbean. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
My partner and I chose this cruise because we had only cruised together twice before, and it was on fairly small ships. We wanted a very large ship to enjoy and explore, so we booked this online. The whole booking process was smooth and ... Read More
My partner and I chose this cruise because we had only cruised together twice before, and it was on fairly small ships. We wanted a very large ship to enjoy and explore, so we booked this online. The whole booking process was smooth and easy, and we even had to change our cruise date at one point, which was fine. The embarkation process moved very fast, and we were on the boat in record time. We were able to go right to our room and drop our carry on bags, then get some lunch. I read a lot of reviews before this trip, and a lot of people said the lines could be unbearable. We went to the buffet for most meals and never found there to be lines to speak of. We always found seats without issue. The main dining room was disappointing. The waiter seemed nice but he never offered any of us drinks other than water. He would come and go very quickly, seemed very rushed. The food was not very good, the dessert was pretty tasty though. The adults only pool area ... it was like a greenhouse in there. those clamshell type seats were always booked up very very early. Impossible to get. But otherwise, we never had issues finding a spot to lounge by a pool. The drinks package was worth it, though we got charged a few times for drinks which shouldn't have happened. We treated ourselves to two specialty restaurants - Izumi and 150 Central Park. Izumi was the best one, the food was DELISH. I found 150 Central Park a disappointment . I kept hearing how it was amazing, but the food was nothing special, and the scallops were tiny and hard. So was the gnocchi. I would certainly cruise on this ship again. We had a blast! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We had so much fun in terms of the entertainment and other facilities in the cruise ship. The food was amazing and the staff was very accommodating and friendly. The ship was very family friendly. In addition, I really liked the idea of ... Read More
We had so much fun in terms of the entertainment and other facilities in the cruise ship. The food was amazing and the staff was very accommodating and friendly. The ship was very family friendly. In addition, I really liked the idea of free of charge of childcare until 10 pm and even the after hours had a very reasonable price until 2 am. Although the group activity centers only had up to 17 years of age, they should have until 20 yrs of age. Suggestions: > Consider putting USB port charging station in every cabin. > Consider taking off Jamaica as one of the port destinations of Oasis of Dreams there was nothing to do around the area and the beaches specifically Montego Bay doesn't look good at all. As well it is not safe to go and tour around. >The group activity centers only had up to 17 years of age, they should have until 20 yrs of age. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
This was my first time on the Oasis of the Seas, but not my first time cruising or cruising with Royal Caribbean. We drove down from North Carolina to Port Canaveral the day before and enjoyed dinner at Fishlips the night we got down ... Read More
This was my first time on the Oasis of the Seas, but not my first time cruising or cruising with Royal Caribbean. We drove down from North Carolina to Port Canaveral the day before and enjoyed dinner at Fishlips the night we got down there. The embarkation process for the Oasis was one of the easiest I've experienced. From the time we parked to going through the entire embarkation process, to getting on the ship was maybe 45 minutes, at the most. Very fast, very efficient. We were in the first grouping of passengers allowed on the ship, as they called all the Pinnacle, Suites, Diamond Plus, and Diamond passengers in the first group. The ship, as a whole, was amazing. It rarely ever felt crowded, the service in the bars was fantastic, and the food in general was very good. We stayed in cabin 11607, which is a Central Park balcony. The room was a good size and the doors, when closed and locked, kept out about 99% of all the noise that came from outside. It was nice to sit and just people watch from the balcony when we weren't feeling ready for people but still wanted to be "out" of our cabin. Now just a few things to point out in regards to the ship. - My husband and I ate at Sabor on a sea day and that was probably the "worst", so to speak, service we had in any of the restaurants. The staff working was very friendly, the food was very, very good, and the sangria was amazing. The problem was with the amount of time it took for just our appetizers to come to our table. I think we waited 45 minutes before they even came out. Once the apps came out, though, the rest of the food followed quickly. Our waiter and the restaurant manage came over a few times and apologized for the wait times, though. The manager had even offered to take $20 off our total if we came back a second time (our lunch was complementary due to the cabin we stayed in). - On days there were big sales at the shops on board, or they were doing raffles, you couldn't walk 5 feet without being approached by someone from one of the store. Walk another 5 feet, and there was another sales person. It was basically this way from one end of the Royal Promenade to the other. There was no easy path to just get from one end to the other without being bombarded by salespeople or without having to go up a few decks to walk across and then come back down. - Service in the main dining room was very slow the first night. We had only 4 people at our table but it took us more than 2.5 hours to get through dinner the first night. However, subsequent nights that we ate in the main dining room, the service was much faster, so I know it was more of "first night jitters" so to speak. Also, the first two nights, the MDR was very slow to open. We were slated for the 730p dinner but on the first night, it wasn't until 745p-750p that they opened the doors. The second night, it wasn't as bad but it was still almost 10 minutes past time when they got everyone inside. Our ports were fantastic, as usual. Labadee - We had booked the Sandbar Island Getaway and were, but not, disappointed. Before we boarded the boat, we were told that there was a chance we wouldn't even get to visit the sandbar because the water would be too deep. Now, my husband and I both admit that we did NOT give it much thought to it being a sandbar and that's our fault. We expected a little more than what it was. It appeared as though the "sandbar island getaway" was basically the boat anchoring in the water and you got out in waist deep water and walked to the sandbar - and that's all it was. Just the sandbar. We did end up having to wave off, though, because of the water depth and we were taken to nearby Amiga Island to essentially do exactly the same thing. Because we hadn't booked the Amiga Island excursion, we weren't allowed to use anything on the island but we could get off the boat, swim around, sit in the water, etc. There were drinks for purchase on the boat as well. My husband and I both enjoyed the Prestige beer that was available. Falmouth - Our booked excursion was for the Blue Waters Beach club (escape?). It was only about 10 minutes from the port, as stated. It was a very clean beach, although the "beach club" was definitely on the small side. I'd say there was probably chairs for 150 people or so, maybe 200 but not much more. It's an all-inclusive but the mixed drinks aren't strong by any means. I understand that you don't usually get much when it comes to all-inclusive frozen drinks but even these were very weak by those standards. The food was very good. There was a lunch buffet of jerk chicken, curry chicken, beans and rice, and a few other things. Lots of music, too. When we first got there, within the span of maybe 5 minutes, we were approached by 6 or 7 different people trying to sell massages or hair braiding. It's a little annoying when you're approached by so many in such a short period of time. There's no water activities but you can go out in the water if you want to. All in all, we would probably go back. Cozumel - We took a taxi to Mr. Sanchos, our second visit. I recommend that place to anyone who's going to Cozumel. It's $55 per person for the all-inclusive option. Their drinks are much better than the AI in Falmouth. We spent our entire time there at one of the pool bars where we had a bartender named Julio who took very good care of us. Mr. Sanchos has a ton of things to do here. There's water activities, plus there's a number of other activities you can pay for. There's gentlemen who walk around for photo ops with iguanas or parrots. The beach is beautiful and the staff is wonderful. We had a fantastic time. In a nutshell, the cruise was fantastic and I am looking forward to sailing on the Oasis of the Seas again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Large ship with lots to do, great food, service was wonderful, enjoy the size of the ship and how friendly the staff is through out. This is my second trip on the Oasis, needless to say we love it. The zip line on board was fun, the rock ... Read More
Large ship with lots to do, great food, service was wonderful, enjoy the size of the ship and how friendly the staff is through out. This is my second trip on the Oasis, needless to say we love it. The zip line on board was fun, the rock climbing wall, cool. Had deck 10 central park cabin, nice and quiet, room very comfortable, the bed was a king size and slept very well. We were on 3 excursions provide by Royal Caribbean, they were easy to get to them and the Dunn's Falls in Jamaica was something very well organized. Glad that I did the Dunn's Falls with the cruise line. It had a stop at Reggie Hill for food and drink then returned us to the ship. Not a bad deal for the pre cruise price I booked online, over all it was a lot of fun. I would recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Been on about ten cruises, mainly RCCL. Embarkation, noonish, was efficient, with just a couple brief stops in a smoothly-proceeding stroll. A beautiful ship that seldom feels crowded. Although not preferred, cabin was ... Read More
Been on about ten cruises, mainly RCCL. Embarkation, noonish, was efficient, with just a couple brief stops in a smoothly-proceeding stroll. A beautiful ship that seldom feels crowded. Although not preferred, cabin was serviced twice daily, with requested ice unfailing delivered twice-a-day. Attended in a thorough, cheerful manner by SEAN007. Fun, attentive guy. Starboard Aft, 7702. Dining was a hugely anticipated activity and did not disappoint. Most alternative dining options were explored, including lunch at Park Cafe (maybe 4 visits), Windjammer (a couple breakfasts, a lunch or two), lunch and dinner once apiece in Solarium Bistro (skip lunch, just another small buffet), dinner at Sabor (much better than anticipated and under-visited), Giovanni's for dinner (absolutely stellar with string duo playing nearby, wonderful food, and hands-down best service from WILLIAM). Only visited MDR twice for breakfast and three times for dinner. Very acceptable quality food presented by a gracious dining staff. Special kudos to DAN and BEN. Always have dined at 8:30 and signed up for that, to be informed, after boarding, that 7:30 was the correct time. That information would have been appreciated when I was booking activity/show times. Chops for lunch at 1:30 consisted of a perfectly-prepared hunk of meat presented in a diffident manner by a fellow who seemed anxious for us to be gone--understandable, as 1:30 is the latest lunch is served. After scouring pre-boarding reviews about discontinuance of wine packages, I nevertheless asked several of staff if it was available. It wasn't until Thursday in Vintages that I discovered a placard advertising 3- and 5-bottle packages! This is after I had an interaction with the supercilious manager of American Icon, who assured me the wine program had been eliminated. I trundled back up-deck and acquired said package. I showed the purchased punchcard to said manager, who informed that that was not a wine package. Not only that, he stated that he thought I meant the "old" wine package when I insisted the availability of a punchcard was all the evidence I required that there indeed was a wine program. He then conceded that it might be a wine package, but it wasn't really because it was sponsored by a wine distributor. I insisted, once again, that he agree with me that it was a package. He begrudgingly did. I've been in most aspects of food service for around fifty years, and have never been argued with in a restaurant setting, much less on RCCL. All this to say, one may get a package (we opted for the 3-bottle) of serviceable Italian wine! Please be sure to inquire of the manager of American Icon about non-packaged package. I'd love to learn of his response. Shows were a pleasant diversion. Cats is too long for a cruise. We weren't able to attend any of the comedy shows in the limited seating venue. Did the perfunctory walk-through of tourist shops in each port, not much else as I was hampered by a foot injury. Overall, a wonderful experience we'd do again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
We decided to go on a cruise for our honeymoon and we booked through our travel agent. It was a decision we did not regret. As soon as we arrived at the port there was a queue to get on board. Even though it was quite a large queue it ... Read More
We decided to go on a cruise for our honeymoon and we booked through our travel agent. It was a decision we did not regret. As soon as we arrived at the port there was a queue to get on board. Even though it was quite a large queue it moved fast and we were only 20-30 minutes before we were onboard the ship. As soon as we walked in we were blown away by the royal promenade and how big it was. As it is our first time on a cruise we can not say for sure that other ships don't have this but from talking to other people on the cruise they all said this was the largest one they had seen. After a while walking around we decided to go to our room which was on the 7th floor. The room is small in width with only a foot or so wider than the length of the bed but you really don't need anymore. It is plenty big enough in length as it fits in a bathroom (small) king size bed and couch before you reach the balcony. The room was spotless and we had a greeting sheet with the firsts days entertainment written on it. We got one of these every day left on our bed after the cleaner (who was very nice and friendly ) cleaned the room every day. We got the drinks package and we are glad we did. It might seem a be a bit expensive to buy every day/night we easily had between 15 - 20 cocktails between us so it worked out very cheap. they don't go spare the alcohol in them either so it is good value. All the pools were very clean and had friendly lifeguards. The entertainment was very good but was aimed at an older generation. I respect it as most of the people on the cruise were over the age of 50. This was the only downside. We are in our early 30s and I would think that at least 95% of the people on the cruise were in the 50s or older and from America. While I have nothing against Americans it does get overbearing after a while. I would still give this cruise a 9/10 and the only negative I would give it is the older generation that was on it and the fact most of them were American ( which we found annoying) I will defiantly recommend that people go on the cruise but I might suggest going to the mediterian instead Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
We very much enjoyed the experience. I love that there is so much entertainment, and yet if you want quiet time, just go up to your room and sit on your own private balcony. I like very much that there was a variety of shows, so that ... Read More
We very much enjoyed the experience. I love that there is so much entertainment, and yet if you want quiet time, just go up to your room and sit on your own private balcony. I like very much that there was a variety of shows, so that we could go see a different one every night, and that they were good quality. I liked that we could reserve the shows ahead of time online, so that we had it all preplanned. Getting on and off the ship was easy. We found the cabins a little small, but for a 7 night cruise they were adequate. The dining was awesome. We did the anytime dining, and the first night was a little crazy, because of course everyone came at the same time, but we pre-reserved for the rest of the cruise and it was good. We had the same servers the whole time and they were awesome! The only thing I would suggest, is it would be nice to theme the dining to be a more cozy seating arrangement. Have the seating in crescent shapes so that you can be more intimate conversations and experiences with your partner. Sitting across from each other makes it much more impersonal, as you have to lean over your table and food all the time to have a conversation. The port excursions were great. We reserved one on line before the cruise, which we knew we wanted to go on for sure. It was overwhelming to book then all before the cruise so we booked the other 2 once we go on the ship, it worked well for us to do it that way. I was a little disappointed in the "Next Cruise" as they advertised up to $600. in savings and OBC etc. But that is only if you book for a cruise with the non refundable option. We took the refundable option as we booked 2 years out. Who knows what could happen in 2 years? We booked a balcony so that meant we only got $75 OBC or we could use it for part of the deposit. I felt so excited to be getting a $200, OBC to book my "Next Cruise" but then so disappointed when it turned out to be only $75. because we took the refundable option instead. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
The Oasis of the Seas is a beautiful, big (huge) ship! There are so many things to do and so many ways to just relax and unwind. The specialty restaurants are wonderful, we did Giovanni's Table and Solarium Bistro (we could have ... Read More
The Oasis of the Seas is a beautiful, big (huge) ship! There are so many things to do and so many ways to just relax and unwind. The specialty restaurants are wonderful, we did Giovanni's Table and Solarium Bistro (we could have done more, I suppose, but these were outstanding). We had My Time Dining, made reservations, and were seated right away. The food in the American Icon Grill was very, very good! There was never a "sorry, you can't have two" attitude and we surely ate very, very (maybe too) well while onboard. Entertainment aplenty on board! Come Fly with Me was great! Headliner show was great! The aqua show was spectacular!!! Cats??? Well, I found out I'm not a "musical" fan but the talent is OUTSTANDING at this show as well. Ports... Labadee is awesome (Dragon's Breath zipline - a MUST DO) -- be very careful in the "artesian" area/shops... VERY aggressive vendors Falmouth is pretty nice too, upgraded facilities... vendors very kind and helpful. Cozumel is... well... Cozumel! A great location and very hospitable (but it's a long way to the "Forum Shops" and main downtown shopping) We had a blast -- so much so we're booked on the Oasis for next year's Halloween cruise! Oh, the Halloween situation... WOW! What a great time!!! Lots of costumes, lots of great times to be had! Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
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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