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Oasis of the Seas Review

Royal Caribbean International
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  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars 4.5
  • Expert Rating:4.0-stars 4.0
  • Traveler Rating:4.5-stars 4.3
    • Couples: 4.5
    • Families w/ young children: 4.2
    • Families w/ older children: 4.2
    • Singles/Friends: 4.2
    • Groups: 4.5
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Refurbished: 2011
  • Ship Size: XL
  • Total Cabins: 2,704
  • Pools: 4

How it Ranks: Oasis of the Seas ranks #2 out of 22 Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

New to the fleet in 2009, the 6,360-passenger Oasis of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's largest ships. Though the ship offers a bevy of unique amenities, such as a carousel, a zip line, two surf simulators and its own sprawling onboard green space known as Central Park, the ship lacks an intimate atmosphere, according to past cruisers. But Oasis of the Seas makes up for a lack of seclusion with seven "neighborhoods." These distinct spaces range from the "Pool and Sports Zone" to "Boardwalk" — an area of the ship that features a temporary tattoo parlor, two rock climbing walls and the ship's largest freshwater pool. Travelers said these pockets do offer a small-ship atmosphere, but also noted that by the end of the cruise, they were tired of feeling as though they were navigating a floating city. But thanks to its size, this behemoth Oasis-class ship also offers facilities and amenities you likely won't find on many other large ships sailing today, including 20 dining venues (with more to come in March 2015), designer boutiques like Michael Kors and Kate Spade and larger staterooms. Similar to other Royal Caribbean ships, Oasis of the Seas offers four cabin categories, including Interior, Outside, Balcony and Suite/Deluxe. Within the Interior cabin category, travelers can pick between a Smaller Interior room or a standard Interior room. Smaller rooms measure 150 square feet (the standard size for most inside cabins across the fleet), while Interior Staterooms span 170 square feet. The Suite/Deluxe category cabins all feature balconies and vary from the Junior Suite (287 square feet) to the Royal Loft Suite (1,599 square feet), which spans two floors, boasts its own Jacuzzi and houses a baby grand piano. While recent cruisers were impressed with the ship's abundant amenities, they also noted that with 2,394 crew members serving more than 6,000 guests, there are not enough crew members to create tailored onboard experiences, especially when the ship is filled at capacity. 

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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.