In 2009 the world will see the latest “largest cruise ship ever built” Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. The cruise ship has divided the ship has several firsts including neighborhoods, a zip line, levitating bar, a carousel and loft suites. It features a unique design that literally cuts the top half into separate buildings that face each other making it more like a hotel than a ship.
Length: 1,181 ft (360 m)
Height: 213 ft (65 m) above water line / 16 decks
Weight: 220,000 Tons
Features: 7 neighborhoods
Passengers: 5,400 guests
Rooms: 2,700 staterooms
The Oasis of the Seas will include a new feature to cruise ships. She will have seven neighborhoods on board, each with their own distinct experience.
The Boardwalk was inspired by different piers from around the world. It will be a place that people of all ages will be able to enjoy. You will be able to watch water shows at the AquaTheater, take a ride on the first ever carousel at sea, ride the first ever zip line at sea. The boardwalk is surrounded by casual restaurants, including Johnny Rockets® and the Seafood Shack, a coffee and donut shop, bars, candy shop and stores. The neighborhood has 221 Boardwalk View balcony staterooms and 8 suites without balconies.
Aquatheater from the back of the ship
Carousel Close up
The Royal Promenade will have many of the same features as the ones found on the Voyager and Freedom Class ships, including dining and shopping, but there are some new amenities well. These include a skylight that will let natural light flow in from Central Park up above, and the Rising Tide bar, which is a bar that will move between three decks of the ship. There will only be 18 staterooms with views of the Royal Promenade.
The Royal Promenade
The Rising Tide Stage Down
The Champagne Bar
Central Park was the first of the neighborhoods to be unveiled. It will be open to the sky, and filled with lush gardens and pathways. Central Park will also feature three retail outlets and six restaurants/bars. It will have 324 rooms featuring views of Central Park, and 254 of them will have balconies.
Central Park overhead view
Restaurants in Central Park
Oasis if the seas will have the most options for a great water experience, which has been the objective for all royal caribbean pool decks. There are four pools and six whirlpools, there are also several vantage points of central park, even a bridge that connects both sides of the ship. The sports pool, is used for lap swimming in the morning and water sports by afternoon, such as volleyball and pool jousting. The beach pool gives the feeling of a beach, with colorful umbrellas and a sloped entry. For kids and families, the H20 zone is larger than the freedom class H20 zone, and features a giant octopus, its tenticles feature a current pool, wading area, toddler-friendly area, and many other water features. There is also the traditional main pool. The main pool is surrounded by cabanas and the largest amount of sunbeds and chaise lounges on any cruise liner. There are 3 bars in the pool areas: the pool bar, the beach bar and the mast bar. The popular adults-only solairium, normally midship has moved to the bow for a better solairium feeling, also with small glass skylight columns, to decrease wind in the pool area. It will also have the cantillevered whirlpools just like the freedom class. There will also be the solairium bistro, which is a sit-down dining area that serves healthy breakfast and lunch, the bistro will transform into a poolside dining area the bar will also trnasform into an entertainment venue. The sports deck will feature: a full size basketball court, two flowriders (fixed surfing), two rock walls, oasis dunes mini-golf, and a zipline that glides across the boardwalk. There is the wipeout bar adjacent to the flowriders which is featured on the freedom class, there is also a wipeout cafe featuring barbeque specialties
Vitality at sea spa and fitness center
The vitality fitness center will be larger than voyager and freedom class fitness centers. It will offer state-of-the-art equipment and different workout studios for a variety of classes. The asian themed spa will offer incredible rejuvenation, beauty salon, thermal suite, and relaxation areas and large menu of body treatments. There will also be the first youth spa at sea. The vitality cafe serves healthy eats.
The completed Oasis
Urban living has made its way onboard with multilevel lofts featuring spacious accommodations which can be combined to offer up to 2,000 square feet of living space. The new suites redefine cruising accommodations with
their spacious living areas and double height ceilings.
Piano in Loft Suite
View from Loft Suites
Construction as of July
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