Sail Date: April 2018
This was our first Royal Caribbean cruise. First off, service was beyond amazing. The entire Royal Caribbean staff was kind , courteous, and super attentive. Room was immaculate but entirely too small which is how it is on any cruise line. ... Read More
This was our first Royal Caribbean cruise. First off, service was beyond amazing. The entire Royal Caribbean staff was kind , courteous, and super attentive. Room was immaculate but entirely too small which is how it is on any cruise line. Balcony room gives you the illusion of a bigger room plus it’s great to have to hang your swimsuits or to have a relaxing cup of coffee while looking out to the beautiful scenery. My one and only complaint was the food in the main dining room and the wind jammer buffet. The foot at the wind hammer was ok but not as good as I expected based on other guests who have gone on this ship. Too salty also! In the main dining room the food was not hot and the food was bleh. They need to work on a better menu. It’s the same stuff every night! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
I chose the Oasis of the Seas because I was bring my daughter and 2 teen granddaughters along with me. This was their first cruise and I thought a ship with the promenade, ice ring, aqua pool, and central park would be a good experience. ... Read More
I chose the Oasis of the Seas because I was bring my daughter and 2 teen granddaughters along with me. This was their first cruise and I thought a ship with the promenade, ice ring, aqua pool, and central park would be a good experience. We were driving down and Port Canaveral is closer than Ft. Lauderdale. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express, Cocoa, left the car with no charge and took the Alexis shuttle to the port. The hotel and shuttle were both great. I knew this week because of spring break would have lots of kids and 1/3 of the passergers were children! The embarkation had long lines, but they moved quickly and we boarded the ship right after check-in. Cabin - My daughter and I had a balcony cabin on the deck 10 and the girls had the room across the hall. There was plenty of storage for all of our things and the girls could come across to our balcony room to look out. Dining- Our first experience was the Winjammer Buffet. At least they now escort you to an empty table when it is crowded. However, the Windjammer was awful. All of the stations are disorganized, ie salad items were spread out in different areas and the food was basically thrown on there, not nicely presented. We tried to avoid the Windjammer. The solarium cafe was better and the park cafe was fairly good as was the main dining room on seadays. The food selections at the promenade cafe has been greatly reduced. We purchased a coffee card and were very disappointed to see that it was only for limited and small sized coffee drinks. Princess cruise does not limit the type or size you can purchase with a coffee card. The main dining room was very nice and the food was generally good. The head waiter and the sectional waiter came to our table several times to see if there's anything we needed. Actually, they were too attentive and it was annoying. Three different nights they had the waiters and cooks coming out so we could tell them how great they were. This is too much. Once on a 7 night cruise once is enough!! The photo staff was also overbearing. Entertainment- Cats was the broadway musical which we had scheduled for the first night and they canceled it. The only other options were during the middle of the day, so we missed it entirely but it was no loss. The aqua show was good, but not great. Several aqua shows were canceled due to rough seas and they rescheduled 3 shows on the last day. The ice show was the best. Come fly wtih me was good, not great and we saw some comedy shows that were good. Teen Club- The girls went the first night, but not again. Activities- Some of us did the climbing wall and that was a good experience. Labadee - My daughter and granddaughters did snorkling on Labadee and since it was their first snorkle experience it was not possitive. St. Marteen - Went to the beach and shopped. Good experience San Juan- Walked to the historical town and the fort General It is annoying how RCCI saves seats for the top cruisers in the theater, studio B and the aqua show and has a special kitchen and dining room for the suites. There's a feeling that we who chose not to cruise so often on Royal Caribbean are second class cruisers. Other cruise lines gives suites special dining, but it’s not so overt. I prefer free internet and free laundry to having seats saved for entertainment events. It appears that making more money is more of a priority than giving cruisers a great vacation. I am still annoyed that RCCI doesn't give shipboard credit for RCCI stockholders. RCCI always says I booked it under a certain code and it's not eligible for stockholders' shipboard credit. Princess and Holland America have never refused us stockholders' shipboard credit and Princess gives us military shipboard credit also. Would it really hurt their bottom line that much to give $100 shipboard credit to a stockholder? The ill will it causes is far more damaging that the $100. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
We chose this cruise because of the class of ship. With 3 young children with us it's nice to have the boardwalk and carousel and the other activities when walking around with them. We also enjoy Central Park. We ate dinner 4 nights in ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the class of ship. With 3 young children with us it's nice to have the boardwalk and carousel and the other activities when walking around with them. We also enjoy Central Park. We ate dinner 4 nights in the specialty restaurants which we had not done before, other than Chops. Our curiosity is satisfied and other than Chops we probably wouldn't do that again. The quality of the food and service was very good but just not something that we really care about. We found the service in the dining room to be excellent which is something we couldn't say about the last few cruises. We had My Time Dining and did only eat in the DR 3 nights. We really weren't very impressed with the new menu and the bread being on the table which was lacking some of our favorites. My husband and son-in-law love the chilled soups and we didn't see any on the menu. We are Diamond Plus members and were not impressed by the Diamond Lounge. The service in there was really lacking and we had to find servers to order drinks on several occasions. We are very laid back and not in the least demanding so that was pretty bad. Definite pros and cons to such a big ship, we found Labadee really crowded which we really hadn't noticed before. That said...there were a lot of areas on the ship that we were able to find that were not crowded at all. The public areas are very nice and well kept. We really enjoyed the cruise and will go again in October, on the Allure. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
I cannot say enough great things about the cruise - the staff was always friendly and helpful, the ship was always in perfect shape, the entertainment was engaging and fun, the only "issue" we found was the food quality was very ... Read More
I cannot say enough great things about the cruise - the staff was always friendly and helpful, the ship was always in perfect shape, the entertainment was engaging and fun, the only "issue" we found was the food quality was very mediocre - even in the $ restaurants. Some of the dishes were very good, some were not. But then, food is very subjective, right? The entertainment was a hit with my me and my daughter, there were plenty of activities to keep anyone interested, and plenty of lounge chairs if all you want to do is relax and read a book. San Juan is a beautiful port and I recommend just walking around the old downtown area and visiting the local establishments. If the opportunity to cruise on this ship comes around again, i wll jump at the opportunity! I highly recommend this cruise to everyone except the most hardcore "foodie" Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
We picked this cruise because of the ports of call and the size of the ship. Going bigger was the right choice. I never felt crowed or overwhelmed. The longest we waited in line was 5 mins at the soda machine. St. Maarten needs a lot ... Read More
We picked this cruise because of the ports of call and the size of the ship. Going bigger was the right choice. I never felt crowed or overwhelmed. The longest we waited in line was 5 mins at the soda machine. St. Maarten needs a lot of work. We took a private tour through Viator. Highly recommend. 5 hours with a local who took us on both sides of the island and to see the damage and the beauty of the beaches. Make sure to book your show reservations before you get on the ship. Book Oasis of Dreams on the first night. Most shows cancel because of wind. Don't waste your time on Cats! Most people walked out. For shows not seeing reservations, go early to get in line. Formal night is fun. A nice dress for the ladies and shirt and tie is good for the men. No need for a jacket. There are 2 formal nights. Don't stress about getting on and off the ship. Wow!!!!! So smooth and easy if you are patient. Relax and have fun. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
Traveled during Spring break with husband and 7 and 2 year old sons. Have been on many cruises (15-20), most recently Disney Fantasy. Stayed in Grand Balcony Suite. Ship is huge with lots of activities which cater more to teenagers in ... Read More
Traveled during Spring break with husband and 7 and 2 year old sons. Have been on many cruises (15-20), most recently Disney Fantasy. Stayed in Grand Balcony Suite. Ship is huge with lots of activities which cater more to teenagers in my opinion. It seems that because the ship has so many facilities RCL doesn’t see the need to provide as much onboard organized activities as they did in the past - relatively little live music for example, as one night a guitar player played for literally only 30 minutes. Nursery room was a plus - 2 yr old quite happy there - although my 7 year old far preferred the kids room on Disney and I heard another parent say the same about their child. Biggest complaint is that they aren’t equipped to handle this many passengers and don’t seem to have their act together- for example, you have to wait in line at mealtime, the 3 Purell dispensers at entrance to kids area were always empty, activities were canceled or rescheduled since the Planner was printed the night before and no one tells you. I caught a stomach virus and met another passenger who did too and it’s no wonder. Chops and 150 Park meals were very rushed and we had to wait about 10 minutes for my cocktail because whatever bar they went to “was backed up”. Hibachi was a bright spot and great experience. Suite was also a positive in that it was quite roomy, even for 4. Finally the ship is showing a lot of wear and tear. Back to Disney Fantasy for spring break next year. We won’t be back on Oasis. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
The ship is very dated and now shows her age. The carpet and floors are getting stained and in need of repairs and cleaning as is the bathrooms and public areas. The buffet was not organized or very good food at all. At times for breakfast ... Read More
The ship is very dated and now shows her age. The carpet and floors are getting stained and in need of repairs and cleaning as is the bathrooms and public areas. The buffet was not organized or very good food at all. At times for breakfast the choices were poor, however you can go to American Icon which is very good if you make it in time. The main dining was very good but some of the same choices every night which got very boring especially for appetizers, but was good and the servers we had were very good. We did the zip line in Haiti which was worth the money. The food in the buffet in Haiti was horrible and we went back to the ship to eat. The headliner shows and entertainment were not for us we were bored. The comedian show was good as was the Latin group in Boleras. Embarkment was the fastest we have been on a cruise ship before. In general we would not get on Oasis again and will stick with our regular cruise lines. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
We really enjoyed our time on the Oasis of the Seas with 6,448 other cruisers and 2,000 crew onboard. We made all of our reservations online before we sailed. It made everything so easy as we did not need to wait for dinner or shows ... Read More
We really enjoyed our time on the Oasis of the Seas with 6,448 other cruisers and 2,000 crew onboard. We made all of our reservations online before we sailed. It made everything so easy as we did not need to wait for dinner or shows to get in. We arrived early on Sunday and was through check in and onboard by 11:30 a.m. We explored the boat the first day and even did the zip line. Easy to get around and everyone was very helpful if we needed anything. We did the kayak excursion at Labadee and it was ok? Be prepared to paddle fast to keep up with the leader. We did the horseback riding excursion in Jamaica and enjoyed the part where the horse swims through the water..............however, we did not enjoy the 45 minute bus ride to and from even though you do get to see a lot of the island. We did the ATV, speedboat and snorkeling on Cozumel and would recommend it. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
We wanted to cruise on the largest cruise ship in the world. However, what comes with the largest cruise ship is the largest amount of people. Large crowds everywhere, especially the restaurants, crazy busy. Can't complain though, we ... Read More
We wanted to cruise on the largest cruise ship in the world. However, what comes with the largest cruise ship is the largest amount of people. Large crowds everywhere, especially the restaurants, crazy busy. Can't complain though, we knew it would be since it's the largest. Embarkation was very quick and smooth. Food was very good. Especially lunch and dinner. Staff were very accommodating, friendly, and did everything professionally. Very humble crew! We did not travel with children however, there is plenty to do with kids. They'll have a blast! We updated our cabin a couple levels however, our cabin still seemed smaller than other cruise lines we have experienced. The bathroom sink was like what is in a small camper, a shallow very small bowl. No A/C plugs either? All in all, a great experience. We did everything the ship had to offer. Flow rider surfing, rock climbing wall, putt putt golf, and the zip line. Fitness center and the staff there were awesome. Shows were totally professional no doubt. The dive show and ice skating show were the best!! The ports were great. Be aware that Labadee has very pushy people in their little stores? We did excursions in 2 of 3 ports. Dolphin excursion experience was the best! Disembarkation was easy and quick. We will be back in a few years! We would recommend the self service type disembarkation. Super easy. Don't pack too much. You 'll really only be wearing your bathing suit most of the time, haha! Blessings! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
We choose this cruise based on two issues first it was an area where we had not cruised to before and second due to our loyalty to Royal Caribbean from out previous 2 cruises which were absolutely excellent.. So we blindly scheduled with ... Read More
We choose this cruise based on two issues first it was an area where we had not cruised to before and second due to our loyalty to Royal Caribbean from out previous 2 cruises which were absolutely excellent.. So we blindly scheduled with Royal Caribbean to an area that we had not cruised to prior. We actually picked this ship based on destination and had no idea it is the largest in Royal Caribbean's line up. We were a bit shocked arriving at the pier and seeing how massive this ship was. Our first issue started before we ever boarded the ship. The traffic on the pier was awful the folks from the last cruise were trying to leave the pier at the same time tractor trailers were pulling in with supplies for the next cruise and of course the 6 thousand guest sailing on the next cruise our cruise were trying to pull into the pier at the same time. We had never experienced complete deadlock like this with either of our two prior cruise's so getting on the ship was a huge hassle and we end up getting directed to the parking garage instead of the drop off area so we had to carry or drag our luggage all the way onto the ship and to our room!(never again) Once on the ship we could not take our luggage to our room as they had them all blocked off as the staff was still cleaning them from the last guest departure just a couple of hours prior to our arrival. Once we were allowed to our room we found it to be extremely nice and very clean. Once we had salted our luggage in our room we went to check out the ship. It was Huge! we went to check out the nights entertainment and was told that the shows were fully reserved?? We were stunned, reserved?? what do you mean, Oh you should have went on line and pre-reserved the shows that you want to see. I said Gee Maybe if someone would have explained that to us, We probably would have. But as luck would have it some of the reserves did not arrive for their late night reservation and we were able to get in and watch a wonderful show, By the ice skating entertainment group! That was the only show that we were able to gain entry into all week , SO were disappointed with the way the show scheduling was handled! We plan on taking a cruise for enjoyment. But in reality they are a floating market place. I have never seen such a SELL Sell Sell environment in all my life! If your intent is to spend huge sums of cash you have come to the right place! Every thing is all about big bucks! The internet was nearly $18.00 per day but both people in your stateroom have to purchase it so it is like $36.00 per day . The drink deals is priced at lets say 15 per day then you hear every one in your state room has to purchase it, doesn't matter if only one will use , both has to pay . It is a high pressure high price environment which takes a lot of the enjoyment out of the cruise. Your ticket to cruise is suppose to include all meals and all non alcoholic beverages, But that doesn't stop them from pushing overpriced meal up grades so you can enjoy their high quality dining experiences , Royal Caribbean once touted it self as providing high quality dining experiences that were included in your ticket price. Now they have cut way back on the number of people working in their dining rooms so if you want a high quality dining experience you need to pay an extra 35 a day , oh and that is per person in your state room as not just one can purchase this. It is really a Financial fleecing of all aboard! Buyer be ware! 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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