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Sail Date: January 2018
The Oasis of the seas is a beautiful ship! But it was ruined by everything they charged EXTRA for. They are CHEAP, CHEAP, AND CHEAP!! -Such as $7.95 room service fee. They don’t provide a lanyard for the card, HOWEVER, they sell ... Read More
The Oasis of the seas is a beautiful ship! But it was ruined by everything they charged EXTRA for. They are CHEAP, CHEAP, AND CHEAP!! -Such as $7.95 room service fee. They don’t provide a lanyard for the card, HOWEVER, they sell them for $12.95 EVERYWHERE on the boat. -If you want a lovely meal (free on other cruise lines), then you pay $$$. The regular dining meals are UNDERWHELMING, and smallish and you have to line up and wait for a table. -Central Park: we’ll-named because every store and restaurant there, was expensive. It was pretty but disappointing. -There were only 2 adult-only pools and one is really a large fountain- you can’t swim in it. The other adult pool was under construction the entire week. -Good luck getting into the shows. We tried to book 6 weeks b4 the cruise and all but 2 were already full. We saw 2 and they were great. Unfortunately we never got to see the water shows. Each time we lined up almost an hour early (so we could get a seat), but the show was cancelled due to weather. Overall a huge disappointment. We saved a long time for this and feel that we’ve lost a lot of our hard-earned wages. Wish we had gone on Carnival. Tips! Book very early for the shows as well as if you want the early dinnertime. Save a chair at the pool at 6 am or you won’t get one all day. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
We were asked to join other family members, who have traveled with RCI and are loyal guests of the line. We were not sure if cruising was for us, but we were very pleasantly surprised! The ship is very well equipped and cared for, and ... Read More
We were asked to join other family members, who have traveled with RCI and are loyal guests of the line. We were not sure if cruising was for us, but we were very pleasantly surprised! The ship is very well equipped and cared for, and the staff are second to none. We had often heard about cruise line food, and thought it was just because of the quantity. However, we were blown-away by the QUALITY! Some of the best meals I have ever eaten, and though we do not eat out a lot, we usually stick to high-end restaurants. The food on Oasis is the best of the best! The debarkation on the final morning went smoothly, and we were impressed that an RCI representative stepped onto the bus to thank everyone for travelling with RCI. We would definitely recommend this cruise to anyone interested in a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
We spent a week aboard with 16 of us. We had interior rooms and the ship was so big, it really just felt like a convention center. The promenade was really just high end expensive shops and reminded me of a mall. Malls are dead! I felt it ... Read More
We spent a week aboard with 16 of us. We had interior rooms and the ship was so big, it really just felt like a convention center. The promenade was really just high end expensive shops and reminded me of a mall. Malls are dead! I felt it hard to feel "connected" with the fact we were on a ship. Overall, the smaller ships (and yes, I mean Freedom;Liberty class even) are more for us. I was very dissapointed with the pack and play cribs we had for our twins. We just rolled with it but they were dirty and stained, and didnt have the appropriate safety features they should require. As our kids are "about done" with them we monitored them for further issues and continued not letting it mess up our experience. We enjoyed the mytime dining, however I noticed a significant deline in the quality and "feeling" of fanciness at dinner. Menus stained, tattered, and being butt to butt with other tables it was like a maze to get to our tables. Overall, yes, we loved the cruise but there were several parts we were dissapointed with but thats probably because the situation we were in with our kids. Your mileage may vary! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
Embarkation & Disembarkation went smoothly & quickly. There was not a ton of places to view the ocean - which I enjoyed a lot in previous cruises. The main dining was fair. A lot of the same foods over and over again. We ... Read More
Embarkation & Disembarkation went smoothly & quickly. There was not a ton of places to view the ocean - which I enjoyed a lot in previous cruises. The main dining was fair. A lot of the same foods over and over again. We opted for a dining package and enjoyed both the Hibachi Restaurant as well as Chopped. The entertainment kept getting canceled because of the sea conditions. At one point, we were already seated for a show and they came on to let us know the show was just canceled. There was not a ton of organized activities that we really enjoyed on the other ships - for instance karoke was offered one time a day on most days for about an hour. In the fitness center, there were several machines that were in need of repair/replacement. There were two Stability Balls which were most of the times occupied or no where to be found. Also, you can take classes for a cost as well. The service and staff were awesome! The ports of call were about what we expected. For us, Oasis is not a ship we will sail on again. We prefer Freedom or Navigator of the Seas. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
Royal Caribbean's main dining hall food isn't as good as Carnival, especially not their desserts. However, they did make one dessert I liked this year. It was Warm Dark Chocolate Cookie with Ice Cream and it was very similar to the ... Read More
Royal Caribbean's main dining hall food isn't as good as Carnival, especially not their desserts. However, they did make one dessert I liked this year. It was Warm Dark Chocolate Cookie with Ice Cream and it was very similar to the unbeatable Carnival Warm Chocolate Melting Cake. Although they still don't have as many onboard staff-directed family fun activities like Charades, Pictionary, Bean Bag Toss, etc., they did have at least one free fun dance and/or fitness dance class daily, often two. I hurt my bad shoulder on their zip line last year so I avoided that and the rock climbing wall, but I loved the excursion to Labadee where we rented a kayak and where there were PLENTY of complimentary lounge chairs in the SHADE and complimentary lunch on this privately owned-by-Royal-Caribbean island of Labadee. The ice skating show was very entertaining even for a second year in a row. The aqua diving show was good and my nephew and sisters said the daytime Comedy diving show was even better! Overall, I still like Carnival just because of the bean bag toss, charades, pictionary, and Warm Chocolate Melting Cake, plus lower price. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2018
Went on this cruise with son, his wife and her parents. We have been on the Allure twice before and still find the Wind Jammer Restaurant very difficult to maneuver through. Over 30 cruises and have never seen a ship where there is ... Read More
Went on this cruise with son, his wife and her parents. We have been on the Allure twice before and still find the Wind Jammer Restaurant very difficult to maneuver through. Over 30 cruises and have never seen a ship where there is constantly waiting lines to even get into the facilities. It is laid out so that everyone bumps into each other. It was a DreamWorks cruise and it added to the enjoyment. Overall the entertainment was very good and food was average. They now charge for room service if you want anything more than a simple continental breakfast. Having breakfast on the balcony used to be one of the perks of have the balcony but now it will cost about $10, with gratuity, to have room service with a real breakfast. To many people for the ship. We had a great time as always but this is our last time on Oasis class. Looking forward to the other three we have booked this year on smaller ships. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
We chose this cruise specifically for the ship itself. The ship is beautiful, the staff was great except for one particular individual, MDR food was excellent, and the entertainment was awesome. The one crew member we observed that ... Read More
We chose this cruise specifically for the ship itself. The ship is beautiful, the staff was great except for one particular individual, MDR food was excellent, and the entertainment was awesome. The one crew member we observed that wasn't very friendly was some guy scanning seapasses at the Aqua Show. He was very rude and obnoxious ... barking orders very loudly to stay in line "single file" and actually said "If you don't have your seapass out I will pull you out of line until you're ready and then put you in the back of the line." I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Anyway, the rest of the staff was fabulous. (It's a shame this one crew member stuck out the way he did.) Embarkation was very easy and well organized. They boarded by C&A status (Suite Guests boarded with Pinnacles). We were on the ship at 11:00am and we are lowly Emerald. Debarkation was the easiest I've ever seen. We had Mobile Passport and was able to bypass the very long lines at customs. We also used Luggage Valet and it worked perfectly. With 6500 guests and 2500 crew members on-board, it never really felt crowded. The only times we knew there were tons of people on the ship was immediately after the shows. After our first show we just stayed in our seats until the crowd thinned out (usually 10-15 minutes after the show). Tip: If you want to go to the promenade parade on the last night, get there 45 minutes early ... it was packed and I mean very packed! In my opinion, the ship is just too big. The Freedom and Voyager classes are just right for us and I think we'll stick with those. Recommend booking as many things prior to the cruise as possible ... especially the entertainment. It was SRO for every show we went to. Again, every show was awesome! RCI did not spare any expense in this area. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2018
This was our very first cruise for myself and my family and it by far exceeded every expectation. The ship is beautiful and kept very clean. The staff works very hard to make sure you are always completely satisfied. Everything is always ... Read More
This was our very first cruise for myself and my family and it by far exceeded every expectation. The ship is beautiful and kept very clean. The staff works very hard to make sure you are always completely satisfied. Everything is always done in an orderly fashion and never once felt chaotic in any way. From boarding the ship, to leaving the gangway during our ashore days, it always ran very smoothly considering how many people are onboard. The food was amazing!! Lots of good choices in the Windjammer. MDR was fast and efficient as well. Our server Leighton was a gem. He always greeted us with a smile and made sure we were completely satisfied with our food choices. The kids club was fantastic. My son went every evening after dinner for a few hours and couldn't wait to go back the next day. I cant say enough great things about our first cruise. My kids are already asking when we are going back!! Thank you Royal Carribean....see you soon!!! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
We had a great time on Liberty of the Seas. My wife and I had been on 5 cruises prior but this was my 11 year olds first cruise. I didn't know what to expect as my prior cruises were mainly on Celebrity and 12 years ago. We chose this ... Read More
We had a great time on Liberty of the Seas. My wife and I had been on 5 cruises prior but this was my 11 year olds first cruise. I didn't know what to expect as my prior cruises were mainly on Celebrity and 12 years ago. We chose this cruise mainly because the departure port is close to us in TX and because of all the slides and kids attractions on this ship. The cruise exceeded my expectations in all categories and my wife and I would be hard pressed to find anything to really say negative at all. My son had a blast and can't wait to cruise again. We were 3 in a Deluxe Bacony cabin on Deck 8. The layout was good as we had a converted couch as the extra bed vs a bunk bed setup. I had read some negative on the RC Main dining room food quality but came away very impressed with the food and service. Our waiter, Robin, on Deck 3 (My Time Dining) was really outstanding. Everything I ordered was high quality and prepared as ordered. Robin was quick to offer a replacement if someone didn't like something. Overall service throughout the ship was great. We were constantly greeted throughout the ship and every crewmwmber we came in contact with was helpful and friendly. Ports: Roatan - Did a private tour with Victor Bodden tour company - Excellent - I Highly recommend. We did Ziplining and snorkeling along with our tour of the island. The driver stayed with us the whole time and brought us to a great place for lunch. Costa Maya - Used Native Choice for a tour of the Mayan ruins - Also Excellent Cozumel - Went to Paradise Beach - Highly recommend for families - My son spent 6 hours in the water and it was hard to get him to stop for lunch. Beach is beautiful and the wait staff are ready for drink and food orders. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2018
The ship was very nice. It was a beautiful ship.the cabins were also. Dry nice although it was hard to find room for empty suitcases. Plenty of room to move around. The outside balcony was very relaxing for the days you were sailing. There ... Read More
The ship was very nice. It was a beautiful ship.the cabins were also. Dry nice although it was hard to find room for empty suitcases. Plenty of room to move around. The outside balcony was very relaxing for the days you were sailing. There are many venues to choose from when it comes to dining. And the selections were usually very varied in the main dining rooms. We enjoyed the solarium ace because it was a very relaxing place to eat. Entertainment was also very widely varied. Something for everyone. The service on the ship was excellent. Everyone was very he.pful, fromwziters to the medical staff. We went ashore at all three ports of call and enjoyed labadee and Cozumel. Our tourin Falmouth Jamaica was very disappointing. We thought we were signing up to do a sightseeing tour but were instead taken to a beach and dropped off for three hours. Not a fun day sitting where you have no desire to be for 3 hours. I would definitely do another cruise on royal Caribbean Read Less
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