Oasis of the Seas – Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ship

Oasis of the Seas is a cruise ship from the fleet of the Royal Caribbean International that’s currently the largest and most innovative passenger cruise liner in the world. It’s a 225,282 ton monster that can take in 5,400 passengers and offers some incredible features and options, such as the living park at sea (first ever), a zip line that will take you gliding down nine decks over an open air atrium, a custom hand-build wooden carousel, an ocean-front open-air amphitheater style Aqua Theater, live trees aboard the cruise ship, a promenade with restaurants, cafe shops and boutiques all of which blend into one extraordinary experience. Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas has been sailing the seas of Eastern and Western Caribbean from its home port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Port Everglades) since December 1st, 2009 as world’s latest and most innovative cruise ship.

Photo of Oasis of the Seas - Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ship
Photo of Oasis of the Seas - Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ship

Oasis of the Seas Themed Areas

With launch of Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International has introduced its new, revolutionary concept of having a cruise ship with seven distinct themed zones:

  • Boardwalk
  • Central Park
  • Entertainment Place
  • The Pool and Sports Zone
  • The Royal Promenade
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center
  • Youth Zone

Oasis of the Seas’ themed zones represent the next generation of cruise ships, pushing the cruising experience to previously unknown levels. The themed zones will allow each passenger to seek personalized experiences that most suit their style or mood at that given time.

Oasis of the Seas Leaving Shipyard in Turku, Finland After it was Finished, Photo: Zache, Wikipedia
Oasis of the Seas Leaving Shipyard in Turku, Finland After it was Finished, Photo: Zache, Wikipedia

Oasis of the Seas Boardwalk

Cruise ship’s Boardwalk is a place to take a family for a stroll. Several eateries of different sorts are scattered along, mixed here and there with common retail outlets and carnival games. The Boardwalk is where the first-at-sea handmade carousel can be found.

Hand Carved Carousel Commissioned By Royal Caribbean for the Oasis of the Seas, Photo: KM&G-Morris, Flickr
Hand Carved Carousel Commissioned By Royal Caribbean for the Oasis of the Seas, Photo: KM&G-Morris, Flickr

Oasis of the Seas AquaTheater

AquaTheater is an open deck amphitheater that is situated at the rear of Oasis of the Seas, around a large, kidney-shaped freshwater pool. This unique set up offers passengers different experience during the day and again different experience at night. While the sun is up, you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon on sun loungers surrounding the pool or jump right in for a swim. Scuba diving instructors are available for those wishing to learn all about the ways to explore the world deep down underneath the surface of the sea. The when the night sets in and surrounding seas go dark, the AquaTheater becomes a venue of eye-popping theatrical performances. Accompanied by staggering light and synchronized fountain shows, Oasis of the Seas dancers, acrobats and swimmers perform their heart-stopping acts that involve water ballet, high diving, and synchronized swimming of world class proportions.

Oasis of the Seas Aqua Theater, Photo: steamboatsorg, Flickr
Oasis of the Seas Aqua Theater, Photo: steamboatsorg, Flickr

Oasis of the Seas Rising Tide Bar

Another revolutionary feature offered by Oasis of the Seas is the Rising Tide Bar, a bar which traverses the patrons up and down three decks. You could pop in a bar from Royal Promenade, order a cocktail and enjoy it as the Rising Tide Bar slowly ascends to the Central Park area where tropical gardens spread over an area of a football field, offering peaceful walkways surrounded by lush greens.

Oasis of the Seas Accommodation Options

Aside from decks for live in crew members, Oasis of the Seas spans 16 decks and houses 2,700 staterooms, including 28 new and exciting multilevel loft suites with floor to ceiling windows for perfect view of the sea. The introduction of the theme zones offers new level of cruise ship accommodation experiences unique to Oasis of the Seas. With 37 categories of accommodation options, Oasis of the Seas features lodging to satisfy all tastes.

Balcony staterooms with Boardwalk View or Park View offer less expensive accommodation facing inward. The lofts on the other hand are the most expensive accommodation option but offer highest standard accommodation found on the seas. Aside spectacular ocean views, the Lofts are decorated with unique artwork, offer spacious living areas and a private balcony where guests can lounge on sun chairs with breath taking views of the ocean. Coveted lofts (remember, there are only 28 of them on Oasis of the Seas and there is only one Oasis of the Seas that offers this type of on the sea accommodation) are equipped with high end LCD televisions, luxurious duvets that complement tropical green and blue accents of the rooms, bathrooms with fog free mirrors and shower heads for him and her, separate vanity areas and limestone mosaic tiles.

Lush Gardens of Central Park with Live Trees on Oasis of the Seas, Photo: steamboatsorg, Flickr
Lush Gardens of Central Park with Live Trees on Oasis of the Seas, Photo: steamboatsorg, Flickr

Oasis of the Seas Itineraries

Fort Lauderdale in Florida is Oasis of the Seas departure port. The itinerary of Royal Caribbean cruise ships changes based on which time of year it is. As for Oasis of the Seas, itineraries are set as follows:

Oasis of the Seas Itinerary 2009:
Ports of call are listed in order in which they are visited. This is a 7 night, Eastern Caribbean holiday cruise:

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
  • Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Oasis of the Seas Itinerary 2010 – Odd Weeks:
Ports of call are listed in order in which they are visited. This is a 7 night, Western Caribbean holiday cruise:

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Labadee, Haiti
  • Costa Maya, Mexico
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Departure Dates Include: 01 May 2010, 15 May 2010, 29 May 2010, 12 June 2010, 26 June 2010, 10 July 2010, 24 July 2010, 07 August 2010, 21 August 2010, 04 September 2010, 18 September 2010, 02 Octtober 2010, 16 October 2010, 30 October 2010, 13 November 2010

Oasis of the Seas Itinerary 2010 – Beginning of Year:
Ports of call are listed in order in which they are visited. This is a 7 night, Eastern Caribbean holiday cruise:

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
  • Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Departure Dates Include: 02 January 2010, 09 January 2010, 16 January 2010, 23 January 2010, 30 January 2010, 06 February 2010, 13 February 2010, 20 February 2010, 27 February 2010, 06 March 2010, 13 March 2010, 20 March 2010, 27 March 2010, 03 April 2010, 10 April 2010

Oasis of the Seas Itinerary 2011 – Odd Weeks:
Ports of call are listed in order in which they are visited. This is a 7 night, Eastern Caribbean holiday cruise:

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
  • Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Departure Dates Include: 04 December 2010, 15 January 2011, 29 January 2011, 12 February 2011, 26 February 2011, 12 March 2011, 26 March 2011, 09 April 2011, 23 April 2011, 07 May 2011, 21 May 2011, 04 June 2011, 18 June 2011, 02 July 2011, 16 July 2011, 30 July 2011, etc…

Oasis of the Seas Itinerary 2011 – Even Weeks:
Ports of call are listed in order in which they are visited. This is a 7 night, Western Caribbean holiday cruise:

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Labadee, Haiti
  • Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Departure Dates Include: 11 December 2010, 08 January 2011, 22 January 2011, 05 February 2011, 19 February 2011, 05 March 2011, 19 March 2011, 02 April 2011, 16 April 2011, 30 April 2011, 14 May 2011, 28 May 2011, 11 June 2011, 25 June 2011, 09 July 2011, 23 July 2011, etc…

Oasis of the Seas Docked at Labadee, Haiti, Photo: Beaster725, Flickr
Oasis of the Seas Docked at Labadee, Haiti, Photo: Beaster725, Flickr

Oasis of the Seas Video

This video is a nice introduction to Oasis of the Seas and its features. The video was recorded prior to ship’s official launch but it gives nice perspective of what this cruise ship has to offer and why it stands out from the rest:

Oasis of the Seas officially launched on December 1st, 2009 and has already served first lucky vacationers. Features and options Oasis of the Seas offers are unrivalled in holiday cruise ship industry. At this time, Oasis of the Seas is the only ship of this size and of this type but its identical twin sister called Allure of the Seas will join her in the Caribbean in November 2010.

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