39 Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Spring Break Cruises to Caribbean - Western from Port Canaveral (Orlando)

We went on Oasis of the Seas in March. It's a beautiful ship with amazing activities and entertainment. This was our tenth overall cruise (we've also been on Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, and Norwegian) and our first with Royal ... Read More
We went on Oasis of the Seas in March. It's a beautiful ship with amazing activities and entertainment. This was our tenth overall cruise (we've also been on Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, and Norwegian) and our first with Royal Caribbean. We enjoyed the cruise overall, but had a very inconsistent customer service experience and a number of issues during our cruise. PROS: -Gorgeous ship. -So many activities on board: carousel, DreamWorks characters and parade, zipline, flowrider, children's splash area, daily trivia, and much, much more. -Amazing shows. The highlights were Oasis of Dreams, Come Fly with Me, the sand artist during Frozen in Time, and the adorable glow-in-the-dark children's puppet show. -Dedicated children's TV channels, which not all cruise ships have. Made a big difference when we were in the room. -The food was the best we've experienced on a cruise. Wide variety and good quality. We didn't try the specialty restaurants. -Seamless embarkation and debarkation experiences. -My kids loved the dedicated playroom. This was a great feature not all cruise ships have. -Babysitting for younger children--even my 15 month old--so parents can enjoy a night out. -Dining: Once we were finally seated, service in the main dining room was generally excellent. Since we have young children, the dining room staff made sure we received our meals quickly, which is not often the case on other cruise lines--including Disney. One of our servers remembered our preferences after the first night and provided excellent service. -Our stateroom attendant formed a bond with our children--they were eager to see him each time we left our room. -Central Park: Very unique and beautiful feature for a cruise ship. We stayed on deck 8 and enjoyed walking through the park to get to the other end of the ship. CONS: -The buffet was always crowded, particularly during breakfast. It was very hard to navigate and find a table, especially with two young children and a stroller. -Ports: There was little communication when we arrived in port, which was surprising, given our past cruise experiences. -Housekeeping always had bags of laundry and carts in the narrow hallways, making it very difficult to navigate with a stroller in order to get to our cabin. -Communication issues: We didn't receive our Cruise Compass the first three days of the cruise and didn't get it until we complained to guest services, so we were a bit lost and missed out on some activities. (We didn't know it was formal night, didn't know we couldn't drop our daughter off at the kids club at certain times, and didn't know about DreamWorks character appearances--characters weren't listed in the app.) -Wi-Fi/App: Constantly lost our connection and had to keep on reconnecting. -Babysitting: We were unable to use babysitting we had reserved for various reasons: one of our shows was canceled, we tried dropping off our daughter at the kids club at a time that was blocked out--unbeknownst to us because we hadn't received the daily schedule (and rather than being apologetic, the staff member simply told us we should have read the daily guide, which we never received), and one time Royal Babies & Tots failed to reserve our babysitting hours--even though we confirmed in advance. When we did drop off our 15 month old the first time for babysitting services so we could enjoy the comedy show, they called us multiple times during the show, forcing my husband to completely miss it. -Shows: While the entertainment was great, you had to reserve everything in advance. Also, one of our shows (Oasis of Dreams) was canceled and rescheduled. -My time dining was difficult. There was often a long wait to make a reservation or request a table. When we finally got to the reservations desk, the dining room kept mistakenly thinking we were part of a party of 13 and made us wait while they figured it out. Once our name was finally taken, there was often still a 15-20 minute wait for a table, which is difficult with young kids. We were given different information from different people about our reservation times throughout the week, which was confusing. -Tiny, claustrophobic shower. This isn't surprising on a cruise ship, but the showers on Disney and Norwegian are better. Difficult to bathe young children in a tiny shower. -Billing: We were mistakenly charged $200 for towels we had returned. They sprang this charge on us at the last minute--I checked our bill after 10:00 pm on the last night of our cruise and didn't see this surprise charge until we received our bill the last morning. When I addressed this issue with guest services, they weren't apologetic at all, but did remove the charge. -Elevators: Elevator doors didn't stay open long enough. Once the doors opened, you had to run to get to the elevator or risked missing it, which was very difficult with a stroller. The sensors on the doors didn't work properly. My young daughter was hit with the elevator door once when exiting. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Oasis is an amazing ship. There was so much to do and the service was excellent. Staff could not have been better. Sean (007) took excellent care of our cabin and was always so friendly morning, noon, and night. He called my son by his ... Read More
Oasis is an amazing ship. There was so much to do and the service was excellent. Staff could not have been better. Sean (007) took excellent care of our cabin and was always so friendly morning, noon, and night. He called my son by his name in the hallway on the first day even before meeting him! In the main dining room, Glen and Heriyanto made sure that my daughter, who is a vegetarian, always had a vegetarian entree and meal waiting for her on special order. The activities and entertainment were excellent. We were amazed that with so many cruisers, we were able to enjoy all of the activities we wanted to without having to wait very long. On other cruises we have taken, there were many activities we never even got to try because the lines were so long. I was expecting the same on such a large ship, but that never happened on Oasis. The pools and hot tubs, although somewhat crowded at times, were still quite accessible. The fitness center and the running track are superb. We were four people (two adults and two teenagers) in a standard balcony cabin! I was a bit worried after reading reviews that we would not be very comfortable. But we were fine. It was a bit crowded at bed time, but everyone had a good night sleep. And, we were not often in the room during the day anyways. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We spent the night before the cruise in Orlando at the Springhill Suites near the airport. There were restaurants in walking distance so that was nice. We arrived in Port Canaveral at about 10:30am. Once we got all checked in we only ... Read More
We spent the night before the cruise in Orlando at the Springhill Suites near the airport. There were restaurants in walking distance so that was nice. We arrived in Port Canaveral at about 10:30am. Once we got all checked in we only had to wait about 20 minutes to board. It wasn't complicated but there were a lot of people. Just pay attention to when your boarding group is called and don't try to go through early, they will stop you. We saw lots of people trying to go early and were sent back to the line. We went to the pool area first and changed in a restroom. We got bar service right away and started our vacation perfectly. Most people headed right for the Windjammer for lunch which was mobbed. We swam first then hit the Windjammer before heading to our cabin at about 1:30pm. Our bags were waiting for us. We had a nice balcony room at the front of the ship. Everything was clean and plenty of space. With that being said, there is lots of obvious wear and tear in the cabin and the balcony. I had heard the Oasis is going to be refurbished next year...that's good because it's time. We aren't over picky about worn carpet or rusted metal so we were happy all the same. Its a big ship but I never really felt like I was on it with 6000 people. They did such a good job with designing the different neighborhoods and areas for activities. We saw all the shows except Cats. Neither my son or husband were interested in it so we skipped that one. We enjoyed all the other shows and I think the ice show was my favorite. Lots of talent! All of the staff were so friendly and happy which was great. The other guests were also! I would suggest some improvement to the teen club. They list an open house on the first day. We went right when it was supposed to start and the door was locked. We checked back later and there were no kids to be seen. I think they need to do a better job of getting them together on the first two days as an organized group. That way they can meet up. My son was stressed that he had missed it somehow and then they would all know each other. It wasn't until the 4th day that he felt comfortable going back. The first night someone had a medical emergency. The captain later announced that he was diverting to Nassau so the person could get medical help (they ended up flying from there to Florida). This set us to be about an hour late arrival in Labadee. I think people understood it was an emergency and it was fine. We were given an extra 30 minutes before all aboard so really we only lost half an hour. We had some crummy weather leaving Florida and then some really windy weather the last night. Both times the captain was very good about communicating to the guests. My husband and I didn't get the drink package. We still had alcohol when we wanted it and it was fine. We both agree that unless you want to be drunk every day, it's a huge savings not to get it. I'd do it on a shorter cruise but not a 7 night. We had specialty dinners two nights. Giovannis and Sabor. The guacamole in Sabor is a MUST have (and tequila)! Gio's food was out of this world. We had my time dining and I booked our reservations before hand. Not all the times were what I wanted but each night worked out with shows schedules. The food in the main dining was very good also. I enjoyed taking a walk through central park after dinner. We did breakfast in the Windjammer each morning and there is so much to choose from. If you get something you don't like, don't worry, just try something else! I liked the lattes and little desserts from Cafe Promenade and the Pizza across the "street" was my son's favorite. We did have the soda cups and never had any issues. Haiti was our favorite stop. We splurged for an over the water cabana and it was so worth the money! We had a golf cart drive us out where we met out waiter. He got us labadoozees and checked on us throughout the day. The lunch buffet was close by so we walked over. Not sure why so many complain, they had plenty of access points to get food (it's NOT just one line!) and the food was fine. Yes, the lunch on the ship is probably better but this is a BBQ style buffet...so expect BBQ buffet food!!! The swimming was perfect and the view was incredibly beautiful. We have so many great pictures. My son and husband decided to check out the vendors...big mistake. Yes all the people saying they are aggressive are spot on. Not just that, but one guy just started shoving things in a bag and demanded $60! My son ended up with a carved wood box which isn't half bad for a souvenir and a few braided bracelets. Final price of $20. In Jamaica we went right to Margaritaville. If you speak to the hostess at the entrance instead of just walking in on our own, you will get a table. We had a couple rounds of drinks and lunch for about a hundred dollars (plus one souvenir glass). Lots of people were swimming...LOTS of people. I guess if that's your plan, get there early. We walked around the port of Falmouth after and I have to say it was disappointing. Very expensive diamond type stores or typical tshirt and junky souvenir shops. There really wasn't anything else to do so we went back on the ship early and hit the pool again. Another great time to go because there were much less people. In Cozumel we booked the Dune Buggy/Snorkel tour. You have to be able to drive stick shift! They were good sized cars and after stalling a couple of times (it had been many years since we had a manual transmission car), we were on our way. We drove around the island which is gorgeous. We stopped at a beach resort. You could choose to do the snorkel tour (which is part of what you pay for) or just chill on the beach and swim at your leisure. The three of us did snorkeling and once getting through the awkward part of getting the fins on, we were set. Saw lots of cool fish including a sting ray and puffer fish. After you have time for a quick shower off and bathroom break before driving to a little restaurant and shopping stop. You can order food and full bar service if you choose but it's not included. We got a couple things and shared but it was just OK food. We went across the road here but this side of the island has much rougher ocean so no swimming. It was so pretty and we took some more great pictures. Drink plenty of bottled water because the last part of driving you have to go through the one residential area on the island which has lots of sitting in traffic and it is very hot. It's not much to look at but it's the only main road to get back to the ship. We had a great time! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
The food, activities, shows were incredible! Definitely the best service we’ve ever experienced on a trip and we felt like family. The ship itself is just amazing and there’s always things to do. We had My Time dining every night with ... Read More
The food, activities, shows were incredible! Definitely the best service we’ve ever experienced on a trip and we felt like family. The ship itself is just amazing and there’s always things to do. We had My Time dining every night with no specialty dining which was included and they changed up the menu every night with lots of yummy choices. The Windjammer buffet always had food for everyone to enjoy and always tasted fresh and warm/cold depending on how it should be served, we never had a problem with this! The talent in all of the shows are breathtaking, my family has told me they enjoyed “Come fly with me” the most. The ports were lovely even if you just stay in the area without excursions (Labadee, Falmouth, Cozumel) we are hoping to return to this ship in the future and it was a great first cruise. Our room attendant and waiters were the best and I can’t give enough stars :) Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
As the title said, this ship is really big. Honestly it was too big for my tastes, but it was typical RC excellence. The steward Chito was fantastic to me and my daughter and the room was perfect. We had a Junior Suite and it was very ... Read More
As the title said, this ship is really big. Honestly it was too big for my tastes, but it was typical RC excellence. The steward Chito was fantastic to me and my daughter and the room was perfect. We had a Junior Suite and it was very nice. I could even walk into the closet and change clothes if I wished. We chose My Time Dining and it was perfect. There were a lot of complaints that I read here and other places but we experienced nothing negative. We had reservations at 7:15 or 7:30 each night and we were always there by 7:10 and were seated immediately. Obviously with a ship that large there are going to be waits and lines and such, but everything went as smoothly as possible. The only negative that I can comment on are the children on the ship. I wish someone would teach them to let the people get off the elevators before getting on. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We went on Oasis of the Seas as a big family group. 21 people Three generations. Our Rooms were able to be booked close to each other and all that needed to be adjoining could be accommodated. So many fun activities during the day for all ... Read More
We went on Oasis of the Seas as a big family group. 21 people Three generations. Our Rooms were able to be booked close to each other and all that needed to be adjoining could be accommodated. So many fun activities during the day for all end relaxation for those that wanted a slower pace. We choose a set dinner time and this was absolutely the best part of our trip. We came together, shared and had family time around the table. The wait staff was eager to accommodate all of our needs and made the dinners a very memorable experience. Each evening was filled with great on ship entertainment and shows. Each person could enjoy what they were interested in and still have a chance to meet back with the family for fun. I always felt like each family member was safe. The ship supported excursions were so much fun as well. I knew when I chose a recommendation from RC excursion were were going to have fun and be well cared for. I highly recommend using this service. We can not wait to cruise with Royal Caribbean again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Super Service, Food better than last cruise. Labadee & Falmouth are both getting a bit "old"in terms of destinations. Cozumel was nice. Highly recommend Chaakenaab Park in Cozumel. Ship is in pretty good shape except ... Read More
Super Service, Food better than last cruise. Labadee & Falmouth are both getting a bit "old"in terms of destinations. Cozumel was nice. Highly recommend Chaakenaab Park in Cozumel. Ship is in pretty good shape except for carpeting and drapes - need replacing (planned for drydock in October). Service seemed noticeably better - with everyone we engaged being friendly and looking to go the extra mile for help and smiling services. Food was also improved, especially in the main dining room. First time porting in Port Canaveral. We have to say that the speed and efficiency at that location was as good as any place we've embarked before. The Cortrans shuttle back to the Orlando airport was on time and well done. All in all, Royal Caribbean did their part well, and our 2nd time on Oasis was at least as good (if not slightly better) than the first. All of us had a nice time, and the Spring Break crowd was hardly noticeable. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Boarding went quickly. We are Gold level on RCL so no extra perks for us. Booked an inside cabin #10445 - quiet, clean room - with easy access to elevators. The shows were good - booked them all in advance. Dining in the ... Read More
Boarding went quickly. We are Gold level on RCL so no extra perks for us. Booked an inside cabin #10445 - quiet, clean room - with easy access to elevators. The shows were good - booked them all in advance. Dining in the main dining room was okay- they don't have a lot of options for vegetarians- but I did have some amazing salads.The wait staff in the main dining room are very very customer service orientated- they want you to be happy. Activities were ok- they could do so much with that kids club area that they have- it is under utilized. Towel folding was funny- they just show you - they don't give out towels so you can try it out along side of them - waste of time. Dream Works parade is amazing! Attended the sushi making class ($28) - went to the main desk and asked if my husband could come along as my eater (bc I thought they would be using raw fish & I def don't eat raw fish) they called the restaurant and it was no problem-- so I signed up. What a FUN way to spend the morning on a sea day!!! The instruction was excellent and I learned some things. We made 3 huge rolls--(no raw fish)-- we made crab, shrimp and avocado rolls- yummy. Went to the future cruise office-- they were not that friendly and it was hard to see what was available- didn't book a future cruise with them. If you wanted to book your next trip on board for the perks - would suggest you know exactly when and where you want to go. The cost of popcorn is $2.50, I forget the cost of cotton candy- but there is a fee. The buffet at some busy dining times did have a line to get in - the servers will seat you when a table opens up. They have an announcement kindly asking you not to linger in the dining area because people are waiting. Central Park had nice places to sit and read - also the Cafe in Central Park was good for lunch. We didn't feel like there were thousands of people on board. There were never crazy lines that took forever- wait oops -yes there were -on the Boardwalk they had a carnival day for the kids- free cake, free candy apples etc... the line to get a candy apple was outrageous and idk why it moved so slow- and no sadly I didn't get a candy apple bc I wasn't waiting in the snaking line. The Boardwalk was packed full of people and the games were not organised- just tossed out a few jump ropes and other outdoor games. That was the only time I experienced a mob of people during the week. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We have been on over 15 cruises but never on the big ship. My wife and I had a cabin overlooking Central Park on Deck 10. Our son was a few doors down. We had some friends that this was there first cruise who had an outside balcony in ... Read More
We have been on over 15 cruises but never on the big ship. My wife and I had a cabin overlooking Central Park on Deck 10. Our son was a few doors down. We had some friends that this was there first cruise who had an outside balcony in the hump on Deck 12. Both my wife and myself would rather have an outside balcony looking at the water rather than Central Park We flew down to Orlando the day before. It was a good thing. Our flights were delayed slightly and our son who came from Montana had his flights delayed and rebooked resulting in in arriving at the hotel about 10 hours later than planned. We booked the hotel and round trip transfers with a private company. They were on time and the hotel was very nice. Being Diamond members we were able to bypass the long line and were thru security and on the ship in less than 15 minutes. We had second seating on the 4th floor dining room. Our server and assistant were some of the best we have ever had. It was nice that everyday except for the last day, they had people waiting to seat you in the Windjammer for breakfast and lunch. We eat all our evening meals in the dining room. Did have lunch at Sabor. They were all good. Only had one chilled soup. I missed not having the chilled soups. We had made reservations to the shows several months before sailing. They were all good except for Cats. It was not my type of Broadway show and I left after only seeing about the first 30 minutes. My wife stayed for the full production. I would like them to replace Cats with a different Broadway show. The ice show, water show, and Fly with me were good. It was very nice on the last sea day, that at the Boardwalk they had a giant cake, cupcakes, cotton candy, caramel apples all free. You did not notice the number of people until you were at a show and did not have tickets. Some of the venues were small, like the comedy club. This was the first time for us at Labadee. We got some chairs under the trees close to the bar with a hammock and just laid around doing not much of anything. The beach was ok. Rocky in some spots. I wished RCCL would stop sailing to Jamaica. We had a person offers us a refer when he was taking pictures of us while we were eating. The town is dirty. Did find Elvis and he showed us some places that I would not have went to without a guide. In Cozumel, we went to Mr. S. If you are going you need to make reservations. We had and were asked by at least 2 different people if we had reservations. We just sat at the beach eating and drinking. Will go back there again on our next cruise. I have been asked what we thought of the big ship and if we would go again. Yes I am glad we sailed on it, but I think I like the Freedom class ships better. You don't have to plan everything as much like you do with the Oasis. The Oasis did not have a water slide. We did the self assist to get off the boat. Our numbers were too late for us to catch our shuttle back to the airport. It went very well. Did not have to wait to get off the ship, but did take longer than what the cruise director said it would. Maybe 30 minutes and we were at our shuttle. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
This is an amazing ship! So much to do that we did not do everything in the 7 days we were on it. If you have the chance to go for a suite, do it - it is very worth the perks and amenities. We loved all the shows, even CATS! We were ... Read More
This is an amazing ship! So much to do that we did not do everything in the 7 days we were on it. If you have the chance to go for a suite, do it - it is very worth the perks and amenities. We loved all the shows, even CATS! We were not to into the ports of call initially, but we had a lot of fun at each one. We loved Barefoot Beach in Labadee. We also did the Dolphinaris excursion in Cozumel and it was pretty good but a little confusing at times on where to go and what to do. We enjoyed petting/kissing the dolphin and the food that they provided. My 9 year old Daughter loved the Flow Rider. We purchase a group lesson for her but not sure that was needed. They did teach her some cool tricks though and she had a lot of confidence during the free surf time. There are a lot of people on the ship so pack your patience. There are plenty of places to chill too to avoid the crowds if you want to. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We chose this cruise primarily because of the boat’s features. The boat was fantastic. Loads of activities like ziplining and “surfing”. There were also lots of group activities. ORLANDO We’ve been to Orlando several times, ... Read More
We chose this cruise primarily because of the boat’s features. The boat was fantastic. Loads of activities like ziplining and “surfing”. There were also lots of group activities. ORLANDO We’ve been to Orlando several times, so we embarked soon after our arrival in Orlando. EMBARKATION The lines were long, but moved fairly quickly. Printing out your boarding pass saves loads of time. Our luggage arrived to are room pretty quickly considering the more than 6,000 guests boarding in a fairly small window of time. POOL TOWELS Please be vigilant about the checking in and out of pool towels. We were charged $100 for towels that weren’t returned, though we returned religiously. CABIN Our cabin was a nice balcony room. It was much smaller than our cabin on Celebrity. Our cabin steward, Jacqueline was wonderful. I just loved the towel animals and her attention to our preferences. DINING Depending on the menu, we split our time between the American Icon and Windjammer. We were a little peeved that an 18% gratuity is added automatically to the specialty restaurants, so we skipped them. I’d like to tip based on the service received. Our service was good (not great) in both places. It’s funny how our servers became more attentive on the last night. Unlike some, server Adrian, in Windjammer, gave consistently good service starting Day 1. ENTERTAINMENT The variety and quality of the entertainment was the best of any cruise we’ve taken. “Come Fly with Me” and “Oasis of Dreams” were amazing shows. Both are must see shows. The headliner Gaucho was funny and unique. APP I found out about the app on the last night. It would’ve been helpful, especially since it lists the daily activities, places and times. I don’t recall anyone talking about it. DISEMBARKATION We disembarked early. It was unbelievably fast. We got in line about 6:20a with about 300 folks in front of us. The lines opened at 6:35a instead of the listed 6:45a. We were off the boat and through customs by 7:00a. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We wanted to try the larger ship and see what it had. We had two college spring breakers, a 16 year old and an 11 year old with us. The embarkation process was a little bit daunting. The lines are huge and they do take a while to go ... Read More
We wanted to try the larger ship and see what it had. We had two college spring breakers, a 16 year old and an 11 year old with us. The embarkation process was a little bit daunting. The lines are huge and they do take a while to go through security and process. But once you are in, then it is ok. The bad part, is if you have any changes to make in your dining, or reservations you want to make for any show, they must be done once you get on the ship, if you haven't done them before, so you might miss sail away, as we did. We were in lines inside the ship, trying to get other things figured out for the rest of our travel. The Adventure Ocean for my 11 year old was not very good. Unfortunately, the kids, in my opinion, being a teacher, are grouped incorrectly. Adventure Ocean is from 9-11. More and more an older 11 year old will not appreciate being mixed in with the 6-8 which is what happened in several occasions of our trip. So, our younger son only attended the program twice. In previous cruises, this has not been an issue. The rest of the program seemed great. My daughter enjoyed the teen programming. We did not get to dock at Labadee because of the wave height and danger of bringing such a big ship on dock. So, no input on that. In Jamaica...be careful. Blue Waters Resort is over rated....The shore line has a lot of seaweed, which could be seasonal, but was not enjoyable. Also, the staff are a little seedy...many will ask you if you'd prefer to go to a private beach and will prey on the younger 20 year olds for additional services ( selling and purchasing of things..). Not good.... In Cozumel...be careful too... especially at any of the Port eateries like Señor Frogs or Margaritaville. The intent is to get you as drunk as possible and once you are, they check your pockets for additional cash you may have. We watched this happen to several people (mostly 20 somethings)... If it wasn't for other Royal Caribbean travelers in the area watching out, most of these people, would not make it back on the ship. At the shops, they will tell you anything you want to hear, but watch out...they triple their prices on most jewelry's so if you are not willing to negotiate, then don't try and make a purchase. If you do not like lines or crowds, this is not the ship for you. The Windjammer was always packed and the lines for breakfast, lunch and dinner were terrible. I know the staff could not help this, as they are feeding 6000 + people. So, just know what you are getting into, if you choose this ship. Also, with the on board shows, prepare to at least allow 45 minutes before the show to get any kind of decent seating, because the crowds once again, are overwhelming. For us, having cruised on other ships before, this was way too big and although RC does their best to accommodate this many people, it can be a challenge. Hope this helps. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We always wanted to see this huge ship. It was amazing. We went star class, booking our trip almost 2 years in advance. So with that we had a lot of extra perks ($$$) there were 7 of us so it was worth it. We had a genie (Joyce) and she ... Read More
We always wanted to see this huge ship. It was amazing. We went star class, booking our trip almost 2 years in advance. So with that we had a lot of extra perks ($$$) there were 7 of us so it was worth it. We had a genie (Joyce) and she took care of everything. We were on and off the ship, even through customs, in just minutes. The specialty restaurants were amazing. We loved our cabin. In the past we had always booked two or three rooms. This time we had a two bed two bath suite with a huge veranda. Out kids loved it. We went to celebrate our sons college graduation and our triplets 18th birthday and upcoming high school graduation. We enjoyed the Rock wall, which was not easy to do! The kids zip lined. We never did the wave thing. My oldest two really enjoyed the Atlas bar on deck 5. We were very spoiled on this vacation and will definitely go again in a couple years. Our specialty restaurants were included in our cruise. We ate at all of them. We never did the main dining room or the buffet. If you want to try just one or two I would recommend Chops! We ate there the 1st night and it was the best steak we ever had. We ate at Sabor twice (Mexican food) Haiti: we stayed at barefoot beach. The two oldest did the zip line. They loved it. If we go back we would do the zip line as well. Jamaica: we did blue-hole /river tubing and it was beautiful. Our guides did a great job and it was so fun. A 90 min bus ride though. If you stop in Ocho Rios I would def do this one again but the ride from Falmouth was a bit long(from Ocho rios is about a 15-20 min drive) We did book this with the ship. I had read reviews and considered booking through a local because of the price,but decided against it. After going on this excursion I am glad I went through the ship. We never felt unsafe, I just wanted the peace of mind to know we would make it back to the ship on time. We did, but did not have time to shop before getting back on board. Last time we stopped in Jamaica we did dunes river falls. If I had to pick between the two I would do the blue hole, hands down. Cozumel: we went on our own to Dolphin Discovery and spent the day. We did the royal dolphin swim ❤️ I booked this directly through the DD website. I saved a lot of $. We took a cab after getting off the ship. The park is very nice. The staff was awesome. Lunch and drinks were included. Food was okay. We bought some fish tacos from the bar at the beach and they were awesome. Photos!!!! Cameras are not allowed for the dolphin encounters. Our quoted price when we arrived was $490. (For the 7 of us, $70 pp). I said no way. Then when we got ready to do our swim we were offered a family price of $350. This included the cd and a photo book. I bought this because this is about what I saved by booking direct and the photos were awesome and I wanted them! I recall seeing a free offer for the cd when I booked but it was not listed in my receipt and confirmation. This was a once and lifetime experience for our family and we loved it. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Choose the cruise because it had two flow rider's, however the stand up surfing side was so busy, didn't get to do it much. You had to stand in line for over an hour to try one time to go back to the end of the line, totally not ... Read More
Choose the cruise because it had two flow rider's, however the stand up surfing side was so busy, didn't get to do it much. You had to stand in line for over an hour to try one time to go back to the end of the line, totally not worth it. However their dinner staff in the sit down dinner area was totally worth going on the cruise and the staff was awesome. My daughter has many food allergies and they completely understood and did the most awesome job to make what she wanted, completely unexpected and very appreciative of. The balcony cabins were nice, the staff were great there too. If you plan a cruise on this large of a ship, make your reservations before boarding, as most of all the shows fill up fast and without a reservation, you will likely not get in. If you make reservations, you don't have to get in line, you can go straight to the entrance and let them know your name and room number and get right in, as no one told us and we waited in line for the comedy show and missed it because of the long line. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
This was my first cruise. Was disappointed by a change of events to an offshore/port excursion to Mexico as ship missed that altogether due to weather conditions - hurricanes. And that was somewhere I was keen on seeing :( Main dining ... Read More
This was my first cruise. Was disappointed by a change of events to an offshore/port excursion to Mexico as ship missed that altogether due to weather conditions - hurricanes. And that was somewhere I was keen on seeing :( Main dining staff/waiters were friendly but communication/service lacked with rest of the ship's crew. As guests, I (and my family) were confused on where to go, were directed to wrong places, given different info to what staff had supposedly told other guests on where to meet up on the ship, etc. Food was exquisite, very good serving (and on formal nights, it was even better) - perfect fine dining experience. Entertainment was nice, could be improved as the production of 'Cats' was boring - went on for too long... Wished Royal Carribean included more well-known award-winning Broadway shows like Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Lion King, Singing in the Rain to be shown onboard ship. Cabin maintenance was spot on - our stateroom attendant was kind and left our room clean and tidy every day after/or before we had something to eat. Even left an animal made from hand towels/towels which I found pleasantly cute and creative. Personally, I wouldn't go on another cruise with Royal Carribean. Already had enough of this cruise. Would like to try something else that included more family-orientated events, festivities. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
I absolutely love this ship! I have cruised many times on Carnival and Royal but I am hooked on Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class. My husband booked us on the Harmony while we on the Oasis. Excellent cruise for all types of people. The ... Read More
I absolutely love this ship! I have cruised many times on Carnival and Royal but I am hooked on Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class. My husband booked us on the Harmony while we on the Oasis. Excellent cruise for all types of people. The crew was excellent and the food was outstanding! This was just what the doctor ordered for my husband and I. Sun , fun, and relaxation. Th adult solarium is a great place to mingle, eat, sun bathe, and cuddle with your partner. We had lunch and dinner in the Bistro and the food was delicious. In fact we prefer the Bistro over the formal dining room for a more intimate experience. Central Park is our favorite place. We were regulars at the Park Cafe and Rising Tides Bar! The Boardwalk was good too! Overall the ship had lots of nice places to eat that did not cost extra and the drink package is a must! Read Less
Sail Date June 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
Sail Date April 2017
We decided to cruise for Spring Break with our 6 and 8 year old. We chose Royal Caribbean because of their childcare and kids' activities and the fact that RCI was running a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise on Oasis at the perfect time ... Read More
We decided to cruise for Spring Break with our 6 and 8 year old. We chose Royal Caribbean because of their childcare and kids' activities and the fact that RCI was running a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise on Oasis at the perfect time for us. Port Canaveral is close to my parents' home so we left our baby girl with them. We went all out and got a Crown Loft (L1) suite (#1756) which we would recommend to anyone enjoying space, privacy and a fantastic view. It was the perfect suite for a couple with kids who can share a king-sized sofa bed. We were Sky Class and having suite-level privileges just made the experience a million times better. A few key benefits of being Suite passengers: expedited boarding and debarkation (huge perk! NO waiting, NO lines)... privacy on the 17th floor... Coastal Kitchen only for suite guests... personal concierges who arranged everything for us (reservations for dining) and answered every question, however random... VIP reserved seating at almost every event. I did not think the official shore excursions were good value for money. We did them because this was our first cruise and I was afraid of getting either ripped off by the locals or missing the return time to the ship. Now that we have a little experience, we will probably plan our own shore adventures in future. We might just stay on the boat, it was so nice. Enjoyed every show we attended: the ice show (skating), aqua show (Olympic divers), headliner (ABBA cover band) and acrobat show were all 'wow,' especially for the boys who had never seen anything like it before. Probably Disney would have had more for our kids to do - they are 5 and 8 and not big enough to do most of the shipboard activities like the zip line and flowrider, but the older boy liked the rock wall and mini-golf, and of course, they preferred to be in the pool bouncing between the kiddie hot tub, the pool and the yogurt machine. Were a bit let down by the Adventure Ocean childcare/activity program. My older boy hated it for whatever reason (probably didn't like being left there by his parents) while the younger one said it was fun and didn't mind it). The older one might've had more fun if any of the computers were working. (They weren't.) Although we loved being suite passengers, I sometimes felt really sorry for anyone who wasn't so privileged. The boarding day lines looked atrociously long (which was blamed on a computer glitch) and debarkation was equally painful with only three Customs officials on duty to process 6,000+ passengers off the ship. RCI was quick (and right) to blame CBP, but better communication could've prevented some of the woeful stories we heard about flights being missed (because it took well into the afternoon to just get off the ship). Unless you luck out with a very low baggage ticket number, be prepared to wait (and wait, and wait) to get off the ship! We would gladly repeat this cruise -- as long as we get to be Sky Class suite passengers again. Not sure we would've had nearly as enjoyable an experience otherwise. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
My wife and I choose this cruise because we have family in Orlando, FL. It allows us to visit them for a couple of days and then get out of the City and do something different that going to Entertainment Parks. No more Disney parks for me. ... Read More
My wife and I choose this cruise because we have family in Orlando, FL. It allows us to visit them for a couple of days and then get out of the City and do something different that going to Entertainment Parks. No more Disney parks for me. It was very convenient to take the ship in Cape Canaveral. Regarding the cruise, we really enjoyed the travel and the experience. I have been in the past in the east side of the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean as well and was really anxious to visit other islands in the west side. Being in a big ship like this one, during Spring Break Week, with 6,000 passengers and 2,000 cruise members is like going to "Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian" in Puerto Rico. It was crowded! Specially the first day. We arrived by 1:30pm. The embarkation line was long but it was moving fast. Don't know why it took soo much time for the Check-In process? Anyways, it took us like one hour to get inside the ship. As you can imagine, everyone was like crazy discovering this amazing ship. After the first day, it was okay with the exception of long lines to get into the Windjammer for breakfast. Later we discovered that you can eat breakfast in one of the dining rooms when the ship is in an ocean cruising day. Regarding the cabin, we selected one with Ocean View and Balcony. It was kind of chilly for us but is a very relaxing experience. Cabin was well cleaned and maintained. For Dinner, we selected the three nights dining experience. I really liked the quality and taste of my steak at Chops Grille. We also went to Izumi's Japanese and to the Italian Giovanni's. Rest of the days we went to the Main Dining Room. Menu choices were good. Entertaiment. Well, we are not big fans of Musicals but decided to saw CATS and another one called Come Fly with Me. These are more oriented to the Americans and British aboard the cruise. We really enjoyed the Latin Group playing at Bolero's and the Philippine Group playing at Dazzles. Regarding the onshore excursions, we selected the Yaaman 3-in-1 tour in Jamaica and the Tulum ruins in Mexico. These were more oriented to empty nesters like us. I don't know why this ship stop at Cozumel if all the tours are in Playa del Carmen and neighbored areas. Anyways, the 90 minutes ferry ride from and to the boat is for me a waste of valuable time. The Yaaman Tour in Jaimaca was really fun and we enjoyed a lot! Will I go again in this exact Cruise? Probably with a small group but will choose my shore activities more wisely. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
We chose this because it seemed like the most to offer and biggest ship alive. There is so much to do. You can't possibly see and do everything. There is something for everyone and each venue is top notch. We did not quite understand ... Read More
We chose this because it seemed like the most to offer and biggest ship alive. There is so much to do. You can't possibly see and do everything. There is something for everyone and each venue is top notch. We did not quite understand the dining options but you don't need to spend extra money in the restaurants. The main dining room and menu are fabulous. Shore excursions were great and although there are small organizational problems, they are ones I expected with sooo many people on one ship. We took the all access tour of the ship and thought it was amazing to see the underbelly, talk to the engineers, laundry staff, see the galley, meet the executive chef and see the bridge. The tour is long but worth it and you get amazing pics of what is going on behind the scenes. The vacation was expensive but memorable! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
We went with friends. It was over spring break and its just what the kids needed. The ship was beautiful. The cabins were a great size. The one we had was a balcony room. Waking up to the ocean and seeing the blue waters was always ... Read More
We went with friends. It was over spring break and its just what the kids needed. The ship was beautiful. The cabins were a great size. The one we had was a balcony room. Waking up to the ocean and seeing the blue waters was always exciting time. Dinner was always a treat. You could ordered a starter, an entree, and a dessert every night. The kids loved the Flo Rider, rock climbing, pools, hot tubs and rock climb. The attendees were helpful at all the activities. The shows were very enjoyable. The talent was unforgettable. The ports were also very safe. We never felt threatened by anyone. The tour guides were very helpful and informative. We shopped with no problems and the people overall were very nice and helpful. We would liking do another cruise in our future. We had a wonderful time and would recommend Oasis of the Seas. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
The SHIP, yes its amazing but the whole experience was less than enjoyable. My wife and I were both embarrassed by the cruise staff thinking it was our birthday when it wasn't ( when the cake, candles and singers showed up at our ... Read More
The SHIP, yes its amazing but the whole experience was less than enjoyable. My wife and I were both embarrassed by the cruise staff thinking it was our birthday when it wasn't ( when the cake, candles and singers showed up at our table to sing it frankly embarrassed the wait staff too. too much about shopping and less about having fun. Teen program didn't keep my teens engaged. performances were good. food in the wind jammer is brutal. Watch out for the special deals ( that aren't special. ) if you have a inside balcony cabin you get a drink package free ( due to the noise thats created by the pool area and boardwalk area above but if your anywhere else on the ship you have to pay. This makes NO SENSE. When you book watch out for the hundreds of emails trying to sell you packages and excursions that you can get cheaper on the ship. Sorrentos makes the worst pizza and it smells up the whole promenade and a little variety would be nice Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
We have three kids of varying age and felt this would be a great way to travel for spring break. There was plenty to do for all ages, The stops all had ample opportunities for fun excursions. The rooms were small for a family ... Read More
We have three kids of varying age and felt this would be a great way to travel for spring break. There was plenty to do for all ages, The stops all had ample opportunities for fun excursions. The rooms were small for a family balcony, or at least they seemed so compared to prior cruises. The food was decent. The service from the common staff around the ship was average. We were not greeted with any fan fare or big 'to do'..which I don't mind. I did like that i wasn't attacked by every beverage package sales person available on the ship when we walked in. We did buy some watches so the shopping was nice and the people at the jewelry stores were kind to deal with. Specifically Kiran and Raj. The pool areas were nice. We had to fight for chairs and people had no problem moving your stuff if you had a few chairs together. On more than three occasions people moved our towels, shoes shirts so they could have their chairs together. I was not shocked but obviously not happy about this. In the common dining area, windjammer, there was not enough seating since the ship was pretty full... many times we found ourselves walking around, and didn have one rude interaction with a rude lady who was seated at the same table we were. Not a big deal, just funny to see how some people handle mistakes by others. Atttention to details were lacking in the service department and this was one example. We only at dinner at our assigned location three times, and had nice service by Lamar and our head server. The food there we decent, and the service was great . We will return. My wife wants to go back on this ship or the harmony when it sales. I found that just because it was bigger didn't necessarily mean there was more space... Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
We were considering other cruises but decide that we wanted the Oasis class experience. The ship is big but has lots of space. We were there Spring Break with high capacity and it still felt like there was room most of the time. I was ... Read More
We were considering other cruises but decide that we wanted the Oasis class experience. The ship is big but has lots of space. We were there Spring Break with high capacity and it still felt like there was room most of the time. I was amazed that there were enough chairs for everyone sunbathing. Let me cover some categories. Food The food was OK. It was mostly the same thing every day and got pretty old. We didn't do the dining plan that costs more. If you don't do the dining they basically give you the same menu every night with some minor option changes. Buffet has decent selection but still mostly the same every day. Don't come for the food unless you want to pay extra to go to dinner. Similar to Norwegian. Entertainment Cats - I had never seen Cats but go to a lot of Broadway shows. It was weird but the singing and dancing were great. I just didn't get the whole story. Ice Show - This was pretty fun. Lots of great skaters. Good show. Diving show. This was pretty awesome. The divers are really good and the trampoline guys are great too. Come Fly With Me - This was a really fun show. Must go. Lots of the other show's talent are in this one. Fun story with acrobatics, dancing, etc. Ports of call Labadee Haiti - This is no Castaway Cay. It is overcrowded, the beach isn't that great, and they have locals there that require that you get a beach chair from them and expect tips. There wasn't much shade either if you wanted it. This place is not the right deal. Skip it. Jamaica- The ship announcements discouraged doing any excursions here. They said it takes a really long time to get anywhere and you will be in the bus longer than going on excursions. We went to Jamaica 16 years ago and if is still the same as before then that would be accurate. Seems like a waste of time to go there though. Maybe pick a different stop. We went to the little shops outside the boat. They hassled you a little but it wasn't too bad. Cozumel- Been there done that. Lots of stuff to do here but we didn't get off because we wanted to enjoy the boat while people were off. Unfortunately lots of the crew are off too so things are closed (like the waverider). Bummer. Activities Waverider- Lots of fun but long lines. The guides are really great about helping you get on though. I was super impressed by a guy from the UK (wish I remembered his name) I tipped him $20. Well deserved. Zipline- You do it to say you did it but it's more of a checklist thing for the ship to say they have a zipline. Not super impressive. Fun to do once or twice. Pools- There seemed to be room in the pools despite the number of people on this ship. It was slightly cold this time of year so that may have helped. Two busy ice cream dispensers right by the pools were nice. Overall we had a fun time. We have been on many Disney Cruises but they have doubled their prices so it is beyond reasonable even though it is a bit better. We have been on a couple of Norwegian cruises now so I think we are getting used to the bad service and mediocre food in order to experience the newer ships that these lines have now. Royal Caribbean service seems better than Norwegian (but nowhere close to Disney). It was good for the money. I would go on this ship and on Royal Caribbean again. The value was decent. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
A Huge Huge Ship, with a lot of dining options and shopping!!! Loved the pools... Plenty of room, there are kid pools so not do many kids in the other pools. Dinning was great ...My time dinning was the way to go, never waited longer ... Read More
A Huge Huge Ship, with a lot of dining options and shopping!!! Loved the pools... Plenty of room, there are kid pools so not do many kids in the other pools. Dinning was great ...My time dinning was the way to go, never waited longer than 15 min. Windjammers is always good but the dinner hours need to be longer to help the lines. The Aqua, Come Fly with Me and the Ice Show are a must see and the outdoor movies were fun. CATS was way too long and confusing...really need to change to another show. We went on the Go Native tour in Jamaica, highly recommend! You first get a bus guided tour, then you visit a Cathedral in Montego Bay. The best part was going to a local school and visiting the little kids... It was the best experience!!! We then went to a plantation for lunch and then shopping. Port shopping in Jamaica and Cozumel is great with lots of options. This was a Great great cruise!!! Read Less
Sail Date March 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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