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Oasis of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas - An Architectual Marvel at Sea

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. This classic favorite re-launched in November 2019 after extensive rennovations and has been brought up to the standards of her sister ship, Harmony of the Seas. The Oasis of the Seas has new thrills on every deck, like the Ultimate Abyss℠ or The Perfect Storm℠ waterslides, fun-soaked Splashaway Bay℠, a new glow-in-the-dark laser tag battle, the Bionic Bar, plus much more! 

We Recommend This Ship For:  Families with kids of all ages, Multi Generations and Groups


Photo Tour

Take a photo tour and see for yourself the great family fun the Oasis of the Seas has to offer.  All pictures were taken during our cruise and have not been modified or enhanced.

Balcony rooms offer many great views
A balcony stateroom
The Aqua Theater has 2 shows featuring high divers and synchronized swimmers
The Boardwalk Dog House has a wide variety of hot dogs and toppings
The Café Promenade
Central Park
Champagne Bar
One of 2 Rock Climbing Walls
The pool decks are filled with sun and fun.
The running track is almost a half mile long.
The grand staircase in the Royal Promenade
The Royal Promenade is the central gathering place inside the ship.
The adult only Solarium
One of 2 adult only hot tubs in the Solarium
The adult only Solarium spans 2 decks
Sorrento's has tasty pizza
Studio B Ice Skating Rink
There are plenty of deck chairs on the sun decks
American Icon Grill main dining restaurant
150 Central Park gourmet specialty restaurant
The ice cream shop on the Boardwalk serves Ben & Jerry's
Sabor Modern Mexican specialty restaurant
The Casino Royale
Central Park Balcony rooms
Central Park Trellis Bar
The Boardwalk Carousel
Central Park from above
Chops Grille specialty steakhouse
Central Park
Jazz on 4 jazz club
The spacious gym
Crown Loft Suite
Junior Suite
Johnny Rockets specialty restaurant
H20 Zone Water Park
Starbucks on the Royal Promenade
The Suite Lounge
The Oasis of the Seas theater showing Broadway hit, Cats

Ship Highlights

The Oasis of the Seas is one of the largest cruise ships at sea carrying over 6,000 guests and over 2,000 crew.  With a ship this size, there is very little movement felt while cruising.  Despite the large amount of people onboard, the ship rarely feels crowded because there are 7 unique, fun-filled neighborhoods dispersing people throughout the large ship.  There is something fun for everyone on board, from a thrilling zip line ride 7 decks above, to relaxing in the adult only Solarium sanctuary.  You can even enjoy ice skating and diving shows, plus much more, all on the beautiful Caribbean Sea! 


  • The outdoor AquaTheater in the Boardwalk neighborhood has two impressive water shows complete with daring high dives, aerial acrobatics, and the deepest pool at sea that astonishingly changes depths. 
  • Entertainment Place includes the Opal Theater, featuring the Broadway hit musical Cats, as well as its own original production.  There is also Studio B, an ice skating rink offering the spectacular show, Frozen in Time, plus free skate times for guests to lace up their own skates.
  • Complimentary signature activities include Zip Lining, two Rock Climbing Walls, two FlowRider Surf Simulators, Mini-Golf, Basketball, Ping-Pong, a Carousel, and the H2O Zone Waterpark for young children, plus multiple swimming pools and hot tubs.
  • Adventure Ocean Youth and Teen Program offer creative, educational and fun programs for kids, tweens, and teens. 
  • You can stay connected and share your fun on social media with the fastest WiFi at sea.
  • The PADI dive center onboard allows you to become a fully certified diver during your cruise.
  • For the adults who simply want to relax, the Solarium is an adults only sanctuary with plenty of comfortable deck chairs, two hot tubs and an adult only pool. 
  • The Royal Promenade also includes a variety of cafes, entertainment (from live bands to DreamWorks character parades), and duty free shops that sell fine jewelry, watches, and much more.
  • The running track is almost a half mile long (2.4 laps equal 1 mile), wraps around the entire ship, and connects to a large, state of the art gym.


  • There are a total of 2,743 staterooms, including 1,796 Balcony, 254 Ocean View, and 174 Suites.
  • Unique Park View Balcony staterooms offer lovely views of the gardens of Central Park.
  • The Boardwalk View Balcony staterooms overlook the colorful, fun-filled Boardwalk and are great for families who want to be close to the action.
  • All staterooms are efficiently designed with smart uses of small spaces and plenty of shelves and drawers for unpacking.
  • Even the most discerning guests will be happy in the luxurious, well-appointed suites which offer special amenities and inclusions such as unlimited beverages, complementary WiFi and even a Royal Genie (butler).
  • The Aqua Suites are well placed in the back of the ship with beautiful wrap-around balconies and a perfect view of the impressive shows at the AquaTheater.


  • In addition to the standard main dining room and buffet, there are plenty of complimentary dining choices in the different neighborhoods that include:  
    • The Boardwalk has hot dogs at the Dog House and breakfast burritos at Johnny Rockets. 
    • The Royal Promenade has sandwiches and desserts at Cafe Promenade and pizza at Sorrentos. 
    • Central Park has healthy snack and meal options at the Park Cafe.
    • The Sports Deck has burgers and ice cream at the Wipeout Cafe.
    • Also complimentary is the Solarium Bistro for adults only, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a quiet setting.
  • Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine is a specialty dining experience with unique food pairings in a spectacular ambiance.
  • Central Park, with its 12,000 live plants, is a lovely place to dine and offers outdoor seating at specialty restaurants Chops Grill and 150 Central Park, as well as the complimentary Park Cafe.
  • The Royal Promenade is a great gathering place inside the ship with shopping, dining (specialty and complementary), and lounges featuring excellent live music. 

Ship Facts

  • Maiden Voyage:  December 5, 2009
  • Godmothers:  Gloria Estefan, Michelle Kwan, Dara Torres, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Shawn Johnson, Jane Seymour and Daisy Fuentes (7 Godmothers to represent her 7 neighborhoods)
  • 2,175 International Crew
  • 5,400 Guests at Double Occupancy, 6,296 Guests total
  • 215.5 feet wide and 1,186 feet long
  • 18 Total Decks (16 Guest Decks), 24 Guest Elevators, and 4 Bow Thrusters with 7,400 horse power each​
  • 16 Restaurants and 14 Bars & Lounges
  • 7 Neighborhoods:  Central Park, Boardwalk, Royal Promenade, Pool & Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center, Entertainment Place, and Youth Zone

Why Book With Us

  • We personally travel on multiple cruises every year and know the ins and outs of different cruise lines.
  • You will always have a dedicated travel agent who cares about your vacation to call directly with questions or help with any problems that may arise.
  • We can help you plan your pre or post cruise stay including hotels, activities, and transfers. 
  • You can book your vacation with a low deposit and even utilize our no interest Payment Plan option.
  • We can help recommend Shore Excursions that go above and beyond your expectations.
  • We have access to discounted airfare and can help you save money!

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About the Author

My name is Amy Burbank, owner of Purple Palm Vacations and the Traveling Travel Agent. I travel throughout the year to the destinations that are in high demand looking for quality vacation options that go above and beyond. This blog is a collection of my Resort and Cruise Ship reviews that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation. Happy Travels!

Posted: Sun, Jun 17, 2018

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