Sail Date: September 2018
Chose this cruise to experience the Oasis class ship. We have tried the Voyager class before and wanted to see what the differences were. The cruise it self was fantastic. We did have some issues with weather, but that is expected in ... Read More
Chose this cruise to experience the Oasis class ship. We have tried the Voyager class before and wanted to see what the differences were. The cruise it self was fantastic. We did have some issues with weather, but that is expected in September in the Caribbean. This did impact a couple of the shows (Cats and the Aqua-theatre Comedy show). The only thing we would say is the ship itself was a bit too large for us. It took a while to get anywhere due to the size. That said, the dining was fantastic. Particularly Central Park 150. This was perfect for us, high end, great service and attentive waiters. Our room steward was great and kept our place clean and tidy. The entertainment options were great. Cats and the Aqua-Theatre are the standouts. However, we also had a great time a the comedy club and at the Jazz bar. The Jazz trio were particularly good. We would most likely go again with RCCL. However, maybe a smaller ship next time. 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
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
Service in dining rooms and stateroom attendant was great. - Central Park is beautiful - Water show was fantastic - cruise was an amazing experience. Haiti was great! It was accessible! Lots of places to shop and a buffet for lunch was ... Read More
Service in dining rooms and stateroom attendant was great. - Central Park is beautiful - Water show was fantastic - cruise was an amazing experience. Haiti was great! It was accessible! Lots of places to shop and a buffet for lunch was delicious.My cabin was completely accessible and I made full use of our private balcony. Dinner was scrumptious! French Onion Soup, steak and the best dark chocolate cake I ever tasted. The staff sang Happy Birthday. Our waiter Norrys was great! He was very attentive and so was Joel the drink server! On our last nightJoel performed magic tricks with napkins and Norrys played the guitar! - Service in dining rooms and stateroom attendant was great. - Central Park is beautiful - Water show was fantastic - Friends of ours got married onboard. The wedding service, staff, food etc were great. - Best filet mignon, could cut it with a knife at Giovanni’s. Cons - These are all minor issues and wouldn’t deter us from booking another cruise on this ship. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2018
Booked this cruise to hang out with people I met on a prior cruise. I had been on this ship before, and it was okay. I was telling the other people about shows, restaurants, etc on the ship, which they were anxious to experience. $53.00 ... Read More
Booked this cruise to hang out with people I met on a prior cruise. I had been on this ship before, and it was okay. I was telling the other people about shows, restaurants, etc on the ship, which they were anxious to experience. $53.00 per person for Chops Grill, $9.95 + 18% gratuity at Johnny Rockets? I can get a better steak dinner on land for equal or less, and can certainly go to a good burger joint for less than the cost. Crew seemed inattentive to guests needs after day two, which I figured out the reason at the end of the cruise when I saw hundreds of crew members waiting to board the ship, as I was getting off as early and fast as I could. Preference is definitely the Voyager and Freedom calls ships, where service seems to be much better, without all the price gauging. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2017
We booked this cruise for my Birthday and I was a little apprehensive, I didn't want to be the youngest there, I wasn't sure how I would feel being stuck on a ship for a week at a time and so on. All I can say is, when we got to ... Read More
We booked this cruise for my Birthday and I was a little apprehensive, I didn't want to be the youngest there, I wasn't sure how I would feel being stuck on a ship for a week at a time and so on. All I can say is, when we got to the Port and I seen how HUGE the ship was I was in total shock, I just never ever thought the ship would be that big. Once we stepped on to the ship I was in total awe and admiration over it. The reception/lobby area is absolutely gorgeous! The sparkling staircases and all the buzz of everyone finally in holiday mode! I was made up. We purchased a drinks package and it was well worth the money, all the cocktails you wanted you could have! Amazing. I actually felt like I was on a really luxury holiday and I couldn't believe it! Staff - polite and professional. I was really sick with sea sickness the first two days, no fault of the ship at all but the sea was quite choppy then. The staff were so helpful letting me know whats best to eat, drink, take to help the sea sickness calm down. Our room attendant was called Ethan I think, we were Deck 14. He was so sweet and never passed us without asking how I was feeling and how the holiday was going! Amazing service. Even the staff in the bars were fantastic always keeping your drink topped up and even doing tricks! There was a guy in the bar in central park and he had us cracked up for hours each and every day!! Best bunch of people work on this ship!! Cabin - Spotlessly clean and spacious. The only thing I didn't really like was there was no iron in the room and if you needed to iron clothes, it was at a cost. Entertainment & Activities - Fantastic entertainment was on board. We didn't get a chance to go and see/do everything even though we were there for a week. Ice-skating, water shows, ice shows, golf, games room, flow rider, zipline I mean come on !! this ship had something for everybody. Dining - Food was spectacular!! Absolutely amazing, I would recommend going to the restaurant for breakfast for a fancy eggs Florentine. Amazing. The formal night was like steak and lobster - the food is seriously amazing! even grabbing a slice of pizza on your way to bed was something I looked forward to, thanks for the 10 lb extra though Oasis haha! Ports - please people if you are going to Jamaica and want to chill on a beach go to margaritaville!! it is amazing, the staff are such good fun and they help you have the best time everrrr!! I cant wait to go back already! If you contemplating this ship just go and book it! It is a fab ship with lots to do! You will never ever get bored. If you don't book this ship, you will regret it! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
Stayed at a nearby hotel the day before the cruise that was 3 minutes away to be sure I didn't miss checking in one time. The embarkation and disembarkation well organized and smooth. The curtsey wheel chair was great if you where ... Read More
Stayed at a nearby hotel the day before the cruise that was 3 minutes away to be sure I didn't miss checking in one time. The embarkation and disembarkation well organized and smooth. The curtsey wheel chair was great if you where having problems with embarkation and staff very good with people with disabilities I almost forgot I was on a shep. The sail felt like I was on land. Ship is huge, beautiful and safe. Cabin very clean and well kept. The attendants were prompt with any service I needed. An elegant 5 star dinning experience in the main dinning room and very accommodating. Wonderful variety of entertainment and activities. The service was prompt and friendly as a whole. Shore excursions were exciting but need to emphasize more on disability access. Even though I didn't travel with children I saw many families and children thoroughly enjoying the activities. My favorites were the shows, clubs, dancing and music. I am looking forward to my next cruise. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
Family members chose the cruise. Disappointed in Jamacia. Thought the beach would be close by like at Hatti. I enjoyed that beach. Couzmel beach was little disappointing but fun. I did not do any excursions felt a little pricy. Since I am ... Read More
Family members chose the cruise. Disappointed in Jamacia. Thought the beach would be close by like at Hatti. I enjoyed that beach. Couzmel beach was little disappointing but fun. I did not do any excursions felt a little pricy. Since I am a bowler, it would have nice to see a Bowling lane. The staff was great and funny to be around. They were very helpful if you got lost. The shows were good. Was glad to see adult versions and family versions of the commedians. Lots of family oriented activities. When I go on my next cruise, which I definitely will do, I will make sure both grandkids are over 21 to enjoy all the drinking they want and not to have to worry about driving anywhere. Will try some excursions at that time. I enjoyed the hot tubs especially in the evening. Went swimming later in the evening. I enjoyed all the shows. Such talented people! The food was fresh and tasty. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2017
Heard so much about this ship and wanted to experience it... Great ship. But going thru custom In Jamaica was horrible. The custom guards just tear, rip up our bags when we came thru custom. They search thru out stuff with not respect to ... Read More
Heard so much about this ship and wanted to experience it... Great ship. But going thru custom In Jamaica was horrible. The custom guards just tear, rip up our bags when we came thru custom. They search thru out stuff with not respect to our personal items and no dignity. Coming thru custom to return on the boat was very bad. Those custom guards need a lot more training. The whole experience was horrible. Overall the cruise was great all my family and friends had a great time. The service on the ship was also great, the entertainment was good, house keeping was excellent, not to mention the dinning experience. the food at all the dinning facilities was very good. Some of the activities that we wanted to do, the time over lap other activity time, which make it difficult to take part in some of the activities. Overall itwas a great experience. Will do this again. PLEASE CORRECT THE CUSTOM GUARDS SERVICE AND THE MANNER IN WHICH THEY SEARCH PEOPLE PERSONAL BAGS. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2017
We loved our cruise on the Oasis of the Seas. Central Park makes you feel like you are not even on a ship. The activities keep you busy for the entire week. The staff is the best!! If looking for a great ship, pick Oasis of the ... Read More
We loved our cruise on the Oasis of the Seas. Central Park makes you feel like you are not even on a ship. The activities keep you busy for the entire week. The staff is the best!! If looking for a great ship, pick Oasis of the Seas...if looking for a great cruise line, pick Royal Caribbean!!! For a large ship, embarkation and disembarkation went very smooth. The crew and staff at Port Canaveral are very knowledgeable and make the entire process easy. Be sure to sign up to see all the shows, we saw all of them and were not disappointed. If you want the "full aqua experience" at the aqua shows, sit down low in the aqua theater, you will feel like you are right there in the water with them. HA HA We already have our next cruise scheduled for Oasis of the Seas. Book it today..you won't be disappointed!!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2017
Every one was great. Very attentive and helpful. Some of them my time servers were terrible but Yatin was the best. Also , Rohan a bartender was very Good we always looked fro him. The service was wonderful. We had a great time. The ... Read More
Every one was great. Very attentive and helpful. Some of them my time servers were terrible but Yatin was the best. Also , Rohan a bartender was very Good we always looked fro him. The service was wonderful. We had a great time. The shows were great the adult programming was wonderful the adult solarium was a great place to relax we love the schooner bar and also we love the rising tide bar. I've been on several world Caribbean cruises and I love the oasis class it has everything you want and more to do. Plus there are so many places to eat on the ship so you don't have to only eat in the Windjammer you can eat all over the ship we hardly ever ate in the Windjammer and ate all of the ship and had great food. There are so many choices for breakfast and lunch so you don't have to only go to one place if you're looking for a lot of fun we are looking for a place with a lot of choices the oasis class is the best for you Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
I was very disappointed in the food. The taste and quality was below average in my opinion. I never used a salt shaker more than I did on this trip. The beef was tough, the lamb was overdone and fatty, the salads were totally water ... Read More
I was very disappointed in the food. The taste and quality was below average in my opinion. I never used a salt shaker more than I did on this trip. The beef was tough, the lamb was overdone and fatty, the salads were totally water logged, the dressings were tasteless and watered down, the lobster was dry and tough, the vegetables were boring, tasteless and repetitive and the escargots were made with fake butter, as were the cake and cupcake frostings, which were not made with real butter either. The first night we ordered filet mignon in the dining room for an extra $20, and it had to be sent back 3 times. We ordered medium rare, and we got it raw once and rare on the second attempt, and then the third time, they said they would have to split it open and grill it on the inside. Well this isn't really filet mignon, if you are going to butterfly it and put it on the grill. How can they not get the right temperature on a medium rare filet mignon? 3 times and still no luck. This was the reason I decided not to try any of the specialty restaurants. I certainly didn't want to pay top dollar for this kind of food. The cabin is dated and could use an update. The pillows offered are thin and hard, but thank goodness, I could get feather pillows. The cabin and bathroom are very small, compared to other comparable ships. You can't even bend down in the shower and I'm only 5'5". There is no paper or pen in the cabin, which I found very odd and it was a big deal to get some. The room however, is quite efficient and has ample storage space. It would be nice if there were bathrobes in the room. The room is very noisy in the boardwalk balconies, but this is what I expected. It didn’t bother us, but I am sure it would bother some, particularly those that go to sleep early. Internet was excellent. Well priced, reliable and fast. The shows were good, with the ice show being our favorite. Very professional with exquisite costumes. The shops are very typical with the same overpriced items on sale for 50% and 75% off. The items are not even worth 75% off in the first place. Who do they think they are fooling? The Labadee port is nothing but commercialism. The local salespeople in the flea market are extremely pushy. They also start with prices way out of whack, and then come down to ridiculous mark downs. I wanted one item which started at $40, and I got it for $10. Probably could have gotten it for less, but wanted the guy to make a living. But why start at $40? Same concept as the ship's stores I suppose. The barbecue on the island was pathetic. I took one bite out of the hamburger and spit it out. The texture was total mush. It was very weird, over processed meat. The mac and cheese, same thing. Took one bite and spit it out. No cheese. No flavor. No salt. Just one soggy, wet, mushy, overcooked, tasteless bite of macaroni, and it hit the garbage quickly. Totally inedible food. I didn’t think it could get worse than on the ship, but it did on the island barbecue. The food in the Park Cake was also terrible. They have the same hot sandwich every day with some tough cut of beef. You get one slice on a hard roll, with a spoonful of gravy soaked into the bread. The ready-made sandwiches of tuna, egg salad, etc., are all tasteless, very tasteless, and they are sitting on bread that has soaked up all the water from the lettuce and filling, and it's totally water logged. Again, one bite, and into the garbage it went. The pre-purchased coke package is a good deal, but there are very few coke machines on board and they are not that easy to find. Johnny Rockets is the same pretty well, as any other Johnny Rockets. The service was very good. The candy store is very good with very fresh candy. The cruise Director Patricio is excellent. A real professional with a great sense of humor, lots of knowledge, experience and very efficient and personable. Everything ran like clockwork when it came to timetables, shows, games, activities, etc. Karaoke was fun in the On Air lounge. The Luggage Valet system is excellent, except the boarding passes they print are not accepted at the airport. Security turned me away as they don't scan on their system, and sent me back to a kiosk to print new boarding passes. While this was a huge waste of time, it was still excellent that I didn’t have to handle my luggage myself at all. Overall, we liked the ship and the service. The food was bad. The entertainment was good. The cabin was sufficient. The crew was great. We will not be back however, as food is very important to us when traveling, particularly on a cruise. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2015
What a ship! What an experience! What a vacation. I wanted to start with the negative because it will be short and concise. Simply put... There really isn't one. I guess you could say, I wish I didn't have to sign up for ... Read More
What a ship! What an experience! What a vacation. I wanted to start with the negative because it will be short and concise. Simply put... There really isn't one. I guess you could say, I wish I didn't have to sign up for entertainment early. Or maybe I could say the specialty restaurants far outshine the main dining. Well duh... Or what about, it's too big? meh! That didn't bother me either. I loved this ship. I just wish they had more going on at the Boardwalk at night. Lovely area that was pretty much dead after 8:30/9pm. We stayed in room 12325, a boardwalk balcony room. It sufficed for 2 ppl. Loved the enclosed showers. Those curtains on a lot of other ships only ensure your floor will get wet. I think I did just about everything on this cruise... Every show, spa, gym, games, golf, zip line, rock climbing, bball, etc. Only missed volleyball. Oh there is 1 negative... The show CATS need to be replaced. We hung in there but by the end felt de-energized. Entertainment should uplift. Other than that, Oasis has wet my appetite for its sister ships and all the new ones to come. What a great 7 days! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2015
I recently sailed on the Oasis of the Seas for the first time. I've been sailing with Carnival for the past ten years because of the price point. However, since Carnival made wholesale changes (Cruise 2.0), I wasn't very happy ... Read More
I recently sailed on the Oasis of the Seas for the first time. I've been sailing with Carnival for the past ten years because of the price point. However, since Carnival made wholesale changes (Cruise 2.0), I wasn't very happy with either the food or the entertainment. Also, it seemed that other cruise lines were way ahead of the game when it came to Ships and what was on them, even though Carnival was coming out with some larger ships. The Oasis of the Seas is a gorgeous ship. The seven different neighborhoods were fun. Central Park was amazing. My stateroom was near Central Park and I enjoyed walking through it to get to the back of the ship and looking at the thousands of plants. Above the park there are balcony staterooms. It hard to believe you're on a ship in the middle of the ocean when you walk through central park. Compared with Carnival, Royal Caribbean has a much more international, more upscale group of guests. With high diving shows, Cirque de Soleil type shows and ice shows, RCCL's entertainment is far superior to Carnival. The food was also superior, but not by that much. RCCL's onboarding process is a breeze. A few days before sailing, I got an automated phone call requesting that I get to the port at 2:45pm, however since I was staying at a hotel and had to check out early, I got to the port at around noon and was on-boarded immediately. On Oasis, you board directly onto the Promenade deck, which is busy with tables set up on each side where the crew sells drink packages, dining packages, etc. There is a Starbucks toward the front of the ship on the Promenade deck, which I really appreciated. My stateroom was ready at 1pm. The My Time dining was a complete disaster and I don't believe they offer it on the Oasis any longer. Although I had reservations, several nights I had to wait quite a while and the maître 'ds were rude for the most part. I was ignored on several occasions while waiting for a table, skipped over so they could seat families and couples. After that, they kept calling out in loud voices that I was a "single". I almost cried I was so embarrassed. Being a single traveler, I was hoping for company during dinner, but for some odd reason, they sat me with other people only on the first night. The rest of the voyage, I was seated alone, even if I was at a table for four. The food was good both in the American Icon dining room and in the buffet on 16. I did not try any of the for fee dining, but I recommend making reservations as all venues were well-attended. Be careful when booking reservations for restaurants that say they are complimentary. Izumi and the Mexican restaurant both say they are free when you book them online, but when I arrived, I was told that they were al la carte and the "free" reservations were so they would know how many people would be there. The prices at Izumi were extravagant. I just don't get the for fee dining on a cruise. Shouldn't the quality of the food be the same across all venues, since you are paying for it? There are plenty of places to get great free food on Oasis, including Central Park, where you can beat the crowds at breakfast and dinner. The Solarium Bistro is free for breakfast and lunch, but has a charge of $20 for dinner. You can also grab a bite for breakfast and lunch at the Wipeout Café. I had breakfast there one morning when the Windjammer was full and the selections were sparse and cold. These venues are less crowded than the Windjammer, however. Personally, I loved the Windjammer. It has great ocean and sports zone views. Any spa is great. However, Carnival has a far superior spa than RCCL. The Thermal Suite on the Oasis is buried deep within the ship on deck 6. It is very dimly lit and small. There are about six heated loungers, two steam rooms and a dry sauna, along with two rain showers. There is a mud bath room and a couple's hot tub. A package for the thermal suite is available for couples which includes a single use of the mud bath and a single use of the hot tub. The area is very small and they only sell thirty spaces for about $99 on the first day of the cruise. Carnival's Thermal suite is huge and faces the ocean. There are many different thermal chambers along with a thalassotherapy pool (a giant mineral hot tub). It's a place you spend all day looking out at the ocean and up at the sky. Otherwise, the gym is great and the rest of the spa is nice. I got sucked in by a very determined aesthetician when I first boarded the ship. She was at a table set up to sell spa services. I went to her for a facial on the second day of the cruise and she was extremely unprofessional, telling me about her love life in detail. When I purchased one of the products she suggested, she kissed me passionately on the mouth. I was so taken aback!! I didn't know what to do, so I did nothing but push her away and act like nothing happened. There was no mistaking that this was something completely inappropriate. I've never experienced such unprofessionalism in all my years of cruising - and I go basically for the spa pampering! It made me so completely uncomfortable. YIKES!! That took a lot from the pleasure of going to the spa. I did not report it because I did not want to be responsible for someone getting fired. Royal Caribbean does not cater to the single traveler at all. Internet was offered for "$10 per day," but only as a double occupancy package. So it wasn't $70 for the entire week, it was $140 even though I was traveling alone. They wouldn't budge on that and suggested I "share it with someone else." Okay, as soon as I meet them in the dining room where I'm kept isolated. Geez. I wasn't the only person traveling alone, but there weren't many of us. Also, as I said, they didn't sit me with anyone in the dining room so I ate alone while reading. I mentioned that the maître Ds were rude, but I can't say enough about the fantastic quality of the service in the dining rooms. The waiters and waitresses were absolutely wonderful. I've never had such excellent service. On Carnival, you could spend two and 1/2 hours in the dining room the service is so slow. On Oasis, the service is fast, thoughtful and friendly. The wait staff was concerned that I was alone and came to talk to me every night. I felt a bit adrift (no pun intended) on the Oasis. There was no central meeting place like on Carnival ships; there are large screens on the Boardwalk, but no movies were shown; no Cruise Director talking to me over the intercom like I was part of a huge vacationing family like on Carnival ships. On RCCL, the single traveler is very much on their own and I really felt it! There were informal singles gatherings, but they were held so late that I never made one. In summary, the Oasis was a beautiful ship and I enjoyed exploring her, the shows were excellent and food were really great, but RCCL really lacks in it's service to single guests and the spa is lacking. The music around the ship wasn't to my taste - it seemed like a ship full of wedding bands. If you're a single cruiser, know that you are completely on your own on RCCL and except for the cabin steward and the people who actually serve the food in the dining rooms, no one cares. Although Carnival is more for "Joe Sixpack," the crew is friendlier and for that matter, so is Joe Sixpack. Not sure I'll be going on another RCCL cruise again. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2015
Booked a back to back on the Oasis of the Seas for January 24 thru February 7, 2015. This was a Eastern and Western Cruise. We booked a Junior Suite for both weeks and was comfortable with the size. First week was Fantastic, from the Room ... Read More
Booked a back to back on the Oasis of the Seas for January 24 thru February 7, 2015. This was a Eastern and Western Cruise. We booked a Junior Suite for both weeks and was comfortable with the size. First week was Fantastic, from the Room Steward to Servers in dinning room to Food. Simon and Robert our Dinning room Servers could not have been better. If you cruise the Oasis make sure you ask to be seated at Simon Fernandez table. Guarantee you will not be disappointed. The new Diamond Lounge is nice however it was full every night for the two weeks, so you had to get there early if you wanted a seat. We had the privilege of having a guest band on board the first week of the cruise. It was a band called 7th Heaven and let me tell you they were fantastic. We attended karaoke nightly just to hear them sing and then on the Friday night they performed in the Aqua Theater and it was filled to capacity. We have booked the cruise again next year since they will be returning for 2016. The second week we had some issues. First of all this was our first time doing a back to back on the same ship, and when we booked the cruises they said that the boarding process for the second cruise would be very easy. Well we found out different. We were never informed on what we were to do as a back to back cruiser. Finally went to Guest Services and they said that we would receive a letter on how to proceed with the back to back. Well that letter never arrived so we ended up departing like the rest of the guest and reboarding like everyone else. When we got to our new stateroom we found a box of half eaten fudge on the desk. A dirty glass in the bathroom with toothpaste still in the glass, and most disgusting was the sheets had blood stains on them. Pretty much ruined our second week. However everything was corrected.   Read Less
Sail Date: December 2014
I wanted to do something different for Christmas,so I went to a travel agent,told her I wanted to try a cruise and away I went. (Solo male). I travel to Vegas frequently and stay at the Bellagio(who treat me well), but the service and ... Read More
I wanted to do something different for Christmas,so I went to a travel agent,told her I wanted to try a cruise and away I went. (Solo male). I travel to Vegas frequently and stay at the Bellagio(who treat me well), but the service and friendliness of the staff was ten-fold better.My cabin attendant, knew what I wanted before I did. The maitre'd in the Windjammer was friendly, without being intrusive and appeared to make everyone feel like a friend. The bus ride to and from the airport is a short 10-15 minutes and Dade County Sherrifs control traffic, giving the busses the right of way.Boarding the ship is as organized as anything I've experienced, and 5400 people are on the ship in short order. We were blessed with calm seas and my concerns with sea sickness disappeared after a couple of hours. You barely notice the ship is moving.Even when it rotated into the dock at Falmouth, you couldn't sense the movement. Activity-wise, there's no excuse to be bored. 2 climbing walls, Flow riders for surfing and wake boarding, pools that little kids cried when they had to leave. Clubs, lounges, for adults. The Theatre,shows on the Promenade by pretty talented crew members. As far as shore excursions went, I only booked the zip line in Labadee. There were numerous experienced people who had cruise these ports before and I found them to be an excellent source for choosing excursions. It's like a small town atmosphere. Lots of fun. Quiet places (Solarium) if you want away from the squealing. One person complained about Royal Caribbean having their hand out every time you turned around. And yes, it's sell,sell,sell, but outside of getting a drink package, I had no problem ignoring it. It was a good warm-up for the shop owners in Cozumel. LOL Thinking about going again. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2014
Will keep it short since there's so many detailed reviews out there. 10th cruise, 4th on RCCL..went with a group of 33 total Pre-cruise: stayed at Embassy Suites night before; took 2 taxis at 11am for my immediate group of 6 (waited ... Read More
Will keep it short since there's so many detailed reviews out there. 10th cruise, 4th on RCCL..went with a group of 33 total Pre-cruise: stayed at Embassy Suites night before; took 2 taxis at 11am for my immediate group of 6 (waited about 10 mins), basically at $12/taxi with tip. Note that Embassy has shuttle service at $8/person, but I saw them trying to fill one up and offering $5/person. Part of group in front of us took that offer. Embark: Went very smooth at Ft. Lauderdale. I've seen better and I've seen much worse. Ship: We were on the ship before noon and headed to Park Cafe for the amazing roast beef sandwiches. Unfortunately, everybody was gong there and the line went out the door so we decided to head to windjammer. Line at windjammer but only waited like 5-10 minutes. This is a welcome sacrifice as you only get in the WJ when a table is available. It cuts down on the traffice inside immensely. I'm so thankful they do this now cause I remembering it being a madhouse in there at times. Anyway, cabin ready just after 1pm so perfect. Love the layout of the ship, and loved being on same deck as Park Cafe. Basically wake up at 11 and go get roast beef 100 feet away, ha. The only slight problem on layout is the Comedy club is so small that if you can't keep your reservations, you need to get in line at least 15-20 mins ahead of time for standby. The room only holds 90 at a time and with limited shows and 6,000 people on board, be warned. Good thing is they seem to get about 20-35 standby's in per show. Our Hairspray show got cancelled and they rescheduled it during our last dinner, so never got a chance to see that. Come Fly with Me was definitely worth seeing. Oh, loved the comedy shows. Simeon is very funny and you must see him do his snowman. Wasn't too crazy on the deck party being in the Solarium. It gets quite stuffy up there, not cool. Also, Dazzles got VERY warm as well. One bad thing about layout....our dining table was just thru the front doors on deck 4. You could smell smoke coming from the casino. That is not cool if you have the sensitive nose to pick it up so be warned. Food: Overall, it seems like the quality of food in dining room, and windjammer, is slightly lower than I remember. To me, the lentil soup and the beef tenderloin were the only dinner items worth bragging about. I also had something 'bad' one dinner as I spent the night sleeping on the toilet, doh. Service: cabin and dinner were excellent...guess services not so much....waited in line 5 times just to get extra keys made that kept failing..kept telling us it was a software problem..however, the 5th time they just closed sea pass cards and opened up new ones...they could've done that the 2nd time and saved a ton of frustration....so, if your extra key doesn't work 1st time, just tell them to close and get new cards with extra key cards at same time! The ports were all excellent, or as good as I expected. Get your beach chairs early in Labadee, Jamaica (we did Dunns River and Bamboo Blu beach thru knowjamiaca tours since first time there) was tons of fun but Falmouth is so damn far away so it take about an hour each way, and in Cozumel we did Nachi Cocum this time (well worth it). The snorkel tour out to the reefs was below expectations and a bit rough. Water was not nearly as clear as I expected, maybe it was due to rains a few hours beforehand. The big take away is this ship is amazing and I'm glad we tried this one since the wife is sick of cruising, ha. It was one of the least crowded ships I felt, even though 6,100 passengers. Read Less
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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