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Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas

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Itineraries for this ship
7 Night Cruise to the Western Caribbean
Departure date
Sunday, 06/11/22
Miami, Perfect Day at CocoCay, Cozumel, Roatan, Costa Maya, Miami
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Passengers: 5,484   |   Crew: 2,200
Passengers to crew: 2.49:1
Passengers to space: 41:1
Launched: 2009   


  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
Additional decks
Deck 3 layout
  Ocean View Accessible (1N)  
  Interior (2V)  
  Interior (1V)  
  Ocean View (2N)  
Main Dining Room
Conference Center
Opal Theater
Studio B


Cabin size: 182 - 274 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 454
Accessible rooms: 25
Maximum passengers: 6
Number of cabins: 1796

Activities & entertainment

Activities (42)
  • AquaTheater
  • Arcade*
  • Carousel
  • Central Park
  • Challenger's Arcade*
  • CruiseCritic Meet and Mingle
  • Dance Classes
  • Dance Classes
  • Dance Parties
  • Fitness Classes*
  • FlowRider (2)
  • H2O Zone
  • Hot Tubs (9)
  • Kids' Arcade*
  • Library
  • Oasis Dunes
  • Pool Games
  • Pools (3)
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Rock Climbing Wall (2)
  • Running Track
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Sports Tournament
  • The Living Room
  • Trivia
  • Vitality Spa and Fitness Center*
  • Vitality Spa and Fitness Center*
  • Wine Tasting*
  • Zipline
  • Waterslides
  • Adventure Ocean Theater
  • Adventure Science Lab
  • Aquanauts
  • Explorers
  • Fuel Teen Disco
  • Imagination Studio
  • Kids' Avenue
  • Nursery
  • Sports Court
  • Voyagers
  • Workshop
Entertainment (21)
  • Live Music
  • AquaTheater
  • Casino*
  • Comedy Live
  • Dazzles
  • Dazzles
  • Deck Parties
  • Demonstrations
  • Entertainment Place
  • Game Broadcasts
  • Game Shows
  • Jazz On 4
  • Karaoke
  • Opal Theater
  • Opal Theater
  • Opal Theater
  • Poolside Movies
  • Royal Promenade
  • Studio B
  • Wellness Lectures
  • Blaze
Dining (35)
  • Main Dining Room
  • Main Dining Room - American
  • Main Dining Room - American
  • Izumi - Asian*
  • Wipe Out Café - Burgers
  • Park Café - Cafe*
  • Starbucks - Cafe*
  • Windjammer Marketplace - Casual
  • Champagne Bar - Champagne*
  • Café Promenade - Coffee Bar*
  • 150 Central Park - Farm-to-table*
  • Boardwalk Dog House - Fast Food
  • Johnny Rockets - Fast Food*
  • Wipe Out Bar - Flowrider Bar*
  • Trellis Bar - Garden Bar*
  • Globe and Atlas Pub - Gastropub*
  • Cups & Scoops - Ice Cream*
  • Giovanni's Table - italian*
  • Boleros - Latin bar*
  • Coastal Kitchen - Mediterranean
  • Sabor - Mexican*
  • Schooner Bar - Nautical bar*
  • Rising Tide Bar - Novelty Bar*
  • Rising Tide Bar - Novelty Bar*
  • Sorrentos - Pizza
  • Mast Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Pool Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Sand Bar - Pool Bar
  • Sky Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Solarium Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Solarium Café - Pool Bar
  • Chops Grille - Steakhouse*
  • Suite Lounge - Suite Lounge
  • Sabor Bar - Tequila Bar*
  • Vintages - Wine Bar*
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Roxana S wrote a review 2 Jan
The Woodlands, Texas11 contributions1 helpful vote
As always Royal Caribbean has out done themselves with a fantastic crew, Covid-19 precautions, social distancing and keeping passengers on board up to date with everything going on. Never did I feel unsafe and the crew was ALWAYS cleaning and disinfecting everywhere. Do not feel unsafe to cruise! Make sure you wear your masks, wash or disinfect your hands as often as possible and don’t get too close with people not in your immediate party! Thank you RCL Oasis OTS crew! We had an awesome New Years Eve cruise!
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Al wrote a review Dec 2021
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If your missing cruising, still concerned about the spread of COVID (even if vaccinated), but feel encouraged about the masking rules indicated by the cruise line be wary. Don’t expect many of your fellow passengers to be respectful of the mask rule and based on my experience this week don’t expect the cruise line to take effective action to encourage passengers to follow the mask rules. Yes the boat had a masks to be worn rule inside or outside as well if in a crowded place outside. This also applied to the vaccinated only areas of the ship. The exception is when seated eating or drinking. In practice there is no consequence so it was basically left up to the individual passengers to comply. Of course there are a lot of people generally ignoring the mask wearing rule. Masks worn under the nose, pulled down under the chin, or even missing all together is a common sight in inside areas. Including walking right past crew members into crowded areas like the windjammer buffet and the Royal theatre. Even standing in line for the customer service counter. One night, with several hundred people at an Aqua theatre show an announcement was made that passengers must wear masks during the show, the show went ahead even though a large percentage of the audience was not wearing masks and there was no sign of non-complaint passengers getting reminded in person or being asked to leave. Not once onboard have I seen a crew member in person remind a passenger about wearing their mask correctly. There has been a lot of opportunity for it to happen. To be fair a couple people in my travelling party say they have seen a crew member tell a passenger they need to wear a mask but this has been so infrequent as to not really have much effect. This is not meant to be about the crew members themselves as they work hard to do a good job. If Royal Caribbean leadership was giving the crew the right messaging there would be a different result. There are also small signs by the elevator limiting to 6 passengers unless from the same party. These are not respected by a lot of people either. People kept crowding on regardless of the 6 passenger rule. Often without masks on correctly. Outside of a what has appeared to me to be an ineffective and little more then a token mask rule effort by cruise line it could almost be said to be the typical good cruising experience. Unfortunately with how the situation with the mask rule unfolded it has soured the experience. If a mask wearing rule is important to your decision to cruise again or not then it may not be the time to cruise yet.
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James V wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions
From start to finish Royal Caribbean continues to impress. The entire Crew of Oasis exceeded expectations. Starting with our state room attendant, Jesse. He was awesome. He added some personal touches by folding towels like animals and a card each night with something inspirational. We purchased the dinning package. Each morning we had room service bring breakfast. We ate at 150 Central Park three times. Each time Melbert and team was at our beck and call. Food was amazing. Especially the special Thanksgiving Day Turkey Dinner. We ate at Chops three times. Piyush had our drink orders memorized after the first day and really made us feel welcome and appreciated. Food was perfect. Then on to the casino where Anne, Fery and Michael we're all over it. They made drink suggestions. We never went 10 minutes with out one of them checking on us. We had great weather for Coco Cay (which gets better every time), St. Thomas and St. Marteen. It was hard to have to leave and come back home. Hope we have the pleasure of sailing with this Crew again.
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Shelby L wrote a review Nov 2021
Buena Vista, Colorado134 contributions63 helpful votes
Getting there… This was our second cruise on a Royal Caribbean ship, our first being a honeymoon cruise on the Harmony of the Seas four years ago. We had such a wonderful time that we wanted to share the experience with our family so this time we brought all of our adult kids and their significant others. Overall it was an excellent week. The cruise line took numerous precautions due to the pandemic and made us feel at least as safe as when we are in our local environments. Vaccines were required for all eligible passengers and crew, care was taken to minimize close gathering, masks were enforced while in doors in public spaces unless one was eating or drinking, and hand sanitizer stations were everywhere. I was particularly impressed with how the crew was able to handle gently reminding passengers to mask up without being confrontational. Further, we were sailing at reduced capacity which also made the boat seem less congested. Our cabin was a balcony stateroom and was well designed and comfortable. A few more electrical outlets would have been nice, but this it always the case on cruise ships. We were in 7166 near the bow elevator lobby and it was very convenient. All of the dining options we tried were very good and the service was excellent. The entertainment options were also a few rungs above what we have seen on other cruise lines. The instant messaging function on the Royal Caribbean app was a very convenient feature, though I do not think RC should charge extra for it if one is already paying for their abysmal internet service. A few less than positive observations: The crew is largely comprised of people for whom English is not their first language. The heavy accents were often difficult to understand and this was further exacerbated by the muffling effect of the masks. I do not mean to disparage. Their English was certainly better than my command of any other language, however it did make communication a challenge. We also found that the public address volume was so loud that the voice transmission was often over-modulated so that it could not be understood. I was prepared to chock this up to my 60 year old ears until several of the younger family members mentioned the same issue. Our largest complaint was in the shore excursions. If you do not book through the cruise line you run the risk of being marooned if your excursion has a problem that causes you to return late. This being the case, we booked everything through the cruise line. One outing on St. Thomas was cancelled. We were able to find another excursion but most of the more desirable ones had already sold out. Then the same thing happened twice for our excursion on St. Maarten. Our first choice was canceled a week before the cruise, and then our second choice was canceled the night before we docked. At that point the only remaining options were not desirable at all, so we elected to spend the day exploring the shopping district of St. Maarten only to discover that it was a national holiday (St. Maarten’s Day) and all of the stores were closed. We were hard pressed to even find a restaurant for lunch. I feel that RC should do a better job of offering more reliable shore excursions. Finally, the internet offered on the ship is grossly substandard and RC should be ashamed to charge money for it. They bill it as the “fastest internet at sea.” In another place I read that it rivals the speeds of home internet. I initially had the Surf package. I was only able to achieve download speeds of less than 1 mbps and uploads that were too low to register. Needless to say, this was too slow for many websites to even load before timing out. When I complained they upgraded me to the “Surf and Stream” package where I was rewarded with download speeds of less than 2 mbps. Fast enough to surf, but videos froze up and buffered when trying to stream. I feel that charging for this service is a ripoff and detracts from Royal Caribbean’s brand. I do not recommend wasting your money on it. In short, this was an excellent week and we would consider sailing with Royal Caribbean again, though there are certainly some remaining cobwebs to be sorted as they ramp back up to full operations.
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Katherine L wrote a review Nov 2021
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My husband and I recently sailed on the Oasis from Miami through the Eastern Caribbean, from November 7th through the 14th, with 3 shore days and 3 sailing days. The sailing days were fine, and our days on board the ship were fun. Unfortunately, our shore days were very poor. 1. Our first shore day was the Perfect Day experience at CocoCay. This was overall okay, and all of our group of 12 persons had a good time here. My sister and I did the zip line excursion, and this was fun, but quite short. Especially considering the cost. Had the description of this excursion included the information that there were only 3 actual zip lines, I would not have signed up. Fun, but not a good value for the money, and our time would have been better spent on the beach. 2. For our second shore day, at St. Thomas, my sister and I had signed up for the Helmet Dive. This was canceled without explanation. (So this was cancellation number 1.) This was very disappointing, as my sister does not swim well, and cannot participate in scuba or snorkel activities. As a substitute excursion, the RC booking agent had suggested the Maegan’s Beach/ Drakes seat/ Pirate museum. Unfortunately, several things about this excursion went poorly. 1. First, all persons signed up for this excursion were led by a guide from the ship to a fenced in area at the pier, and then simply herded in, along with a few hundred other persons who had signed up for various tours. Extremely loud music was played here,few signs were posted, no further instructions were given and despite waiting for 30 minutes in the heat, asking several employees for guidance, seeking out others in the crowd who might have also signed up for our particular tour, etc. not one employee seemed to know what was going on. Our tickets indicated station 6 for meeting up, only written as “ Ste. 6”, and no mention of a station at all by the employee who led us from the ship, then disappeared as soon as the group reached this spot. It was extremely chaotic, noisy, crowded and VERY confusing. And cost us a total of 35 minutes. We finally found a few other passengers who had also signed up for the same tour and grouped with them. Eventually, we were given arm bands and led to a tour bus. 2.This bus was open air, with poor brakes that squeaked horribly, no shocks, and reeked of body odor. Our driver , who said his name was “Liberty”, gave us no information, scant instructions and certainly no “ tour”. We were driven to a random overlook for a photo op, which did have a lovely view, but I only found out later that this was actually “Drakes Seat” , there was no sign and no explanation given. It was crowded with several buses worth of people, and we only had 15-20 min here. Once again, very chaotic. 3. After getting back on the bus, we were driven without explanation to a beach, and dropped off at the far end of the parking lot with a one sentence instruction “ be back in two hours”. No other information was given. The far end of this beach, where we were dropped off, had no facilities, no food, no lifeguards, etc. We did find a beach burger shack, restrooms and beach chairs only after a long walk and discussion with others who were visiting the beach. We paid for our lunch ourselves. So much for “Lunch Provided!“ 4. After getting back on the bus, our driver did not notice that two people who were actually part of a different bus group had mistakenly gotten onto our bus. As passengers, we all spoke up and asked about this, and made sure that this couple got off and headed down to their original transportation. 5. We were driven to the Pirate Museum. As a group, we were shown a very short video with generalized information about pirates in the eastern Caribbean, then given 30 min to wander through the museum, which is of poor quality, and quite small. We were given 20 min to shop at the museum gift shop, and then driven back to the pier. By this time, there was no time to go independently into St. Thomas for shopping, sightseeing or eating. So much for St. Thomas. It was disappointing and cheesy, chaotic and very poorly run. 4/10, I would NOT recommend. For our second shore excursion, this time on St. Maarten. most of our 12 person family group had chosen the “American Sailing Regatta”. This was cancelled without any explanation. (Cancellation number 2) By the time we were notified of the cancellation, most of the other shore excursions were sold out. Our family group then had to split up into different activities. We chose the beach excursion to Orient Beach, which had good reviews. This excursion was canceled the night before we docked, due to political unrest in the area. (It's fine that they were keeping us all safe, but why schedule a stop for the boat to this island if the area is unsafe right now?) YES, this was the THIRD shore excursion cancellation!! At this point, having so little notice, we gave up on the idea of an arranged shore excursion and instead elected to spend the day exploring the shops of the pretty downtown area of St. Maarten. Sadly, the day of our visit was a national holiday (St. Maarten Day) and all of the shops were closed. It would have been very helpful if the ships literature or even any of the staff had announced the holiday and the likelihood that St. Maarten's acclaimed shopping district would not be open (we later discovered from our manicurist that the crew was well aware of this fact). So, 3 offical shore excursions cancelled and one brief unsuccessful day on our own on shore.. Overall, trip was ok only because being on the actual boat was fun. Either skip the shore excursions or simply wait one more year for Royal Caribbean to get its act together......5/10 be cautious using this company......
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