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Kyle J

Age: 29


Number of Cruises: 16

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Oasis Of The Seas

Sailing Date: 2011-10-19

Itinerary: Bahamas

The boat itself is nice and the service staff are generally nice. But if you go on such a large ship be prepared to wait in line every place you go. We waited in line 40 minutes at the buffet for breakfast and lunch almost every day. All the activities on board had long lines also. If you wanted to see a show get there early to get a seat where you can see.

The food was ok. Our waiter rolled his eyes at us when we asked for a wine list, soda's, etc. and he had the personality of a toad. The food in the restaurants you pay for was a little better but this is an extra cost. Again the lines for the food at the buffets were very long and if you forget something and try to cut in between people they act like angry dogs growling at you.

Our room was nice. It was sized well for 2 in that we weren't all over each other. The balcony was also lovely. I wish I had gotten a ocean view room instead of one over looking the court yard. The room service people came to clean our room twice a day most of the times and were nice.

The entertainment was pretty good. Dont miss the show Hairspray but get there very early to get a seat. The comedy club was also funny but again you will have trouble finding a seat.

The shore excursions on Royal Carribean seem to be over priced. I have cruised with Norwegian and Carnival and those seem to be a much better value.

Now, getting off the boat for the final time was one of the most painful experiences I've ever endured. The boat insists you pack your bags and leave them in front of your door at 10 p.m. the night before. Then you have to leave your room no later than 7:45 a.m. to go to you dis-embarkation "staging area", which is 5,500 directionless people getting on each others nerves.

Now the same bartenders, entertainers, waitresses are dressed nicely and standing around looking good and not telling anyone what to do.

Now after several hours of waiting around (if you're lucky), they call you the color code you've been assigned to queue back up and get off the boat.

I liked the ship but hated waiting in line for everything.

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