One of the largest ships in the world, Oasis of the Seas makes an impression even before you board; the mega-ship looms above its counterparts. The this-can't-be-a-ship effect continues as you board; lined with shops like Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Starbucks -- and no outside windows -- the ship's Royal Promenade can feel like a hectic mall, rather than a cruise ship.
And yet, Oasis of the Seas has been enthusiastically embraced as one of Royal Caribbean's most beloved vessels. At 100 percent full (which it regularly is), Oasis sails with 5,400 passengers, but during the busiest seasons there can be nearly 6,500 people onboard. This despite the fact that Oasis of the Seas is one of the more expensive ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet. Its onboard attractions are so popular that up to a third of the passengers never even get off the ship in port.
So what makes Oasis of the Seas work so well for the families and active cruisers who love it? The secret is its neighborhoods, which carve the ship up into manageable pieces, keep bottlenecks to a minimum and provide a dizzying amount of activities.
The Boardwalk boasts two rock climbing walls, a carousel and the AquaTheater. The aft deck sports and activity neighborhood has two FlowRider surf simulators, a basketball court, a mini-golf course, a table tennis area, the teen club and a short zipline. Add in the sheer amount of shows, restaurants and bars, and you'll see that it's impossible to be bored on this ship.
Cruising on a ship this size comes with compromises. If you want to see all the shows and entertainment on offer, you must book online in advance, as the theaters are simply not big enough to hold everyone. Specialty dining reservations should be made in advance, too. If you don't like planning your cruise activities before you board or hate lines, Oasis is probably not a great choice compared to Royal Caribbean's more intimate ships.
That being said, Oasis of the Seas has plenty of spots that don't feel crowded. Stay on the ship during a port day, and be the only one in the very cool infinity hot tubs. Dine in one of the smaller specialty restaurants, read a book in Central Park, escape to the adults-only Solarium, get a pass to the Thermal Suite -- these are all ways to make your Oasis of the Seas trip feel like it belongs to you instead of the masses.
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Oasis of the Seas features a breathtaking array of cabins, for all configurations of people traveling together. How on Earth do you choose?
Start by asking yourself what's important to you. Like to be in the middle of things? Choose a cabin overlooking the Boardwalk or the Promenade. Want to be treated like royalty? The suite experience on Oasis of the Seas comes with a multitude of perks and a dedicated restaurant, making it one of the best suite offerings at sea.
Keep in mind that even the most desirable suites and cabins aren't necessarily private. Many of the Crown Loft Suites directly overlook one of the busiest outdoor spots onboard -- the basketball court and FlowRider areas -- so passengers there can see onto the Crown Loft balconies. Rock climbers pass right by the balconies of the AquaTheater suites. People in Central Park and Boardwalk cabins can see into the rooms across the way.
All standard cabins have two twin beds that convert to a queen, small sitting areas and interactive flat-screen TVs. Outlets are U.S.-style and are situated under the vanities (not particularly close to the bed). Even interior cabins have enough shelves and hanger space, although in some cabins, it's a tight squeeze between the bed and the closet. Suitcases fit under the beds.
Bathrooms feature glass showers with shampoo dispensers and foot rests for leg shaving; there is no conditioner or lotion, so bring your own. Hair dryers are in the cabin.
Interior: The majority of Oasis' inside cabins are 172 square feet, which feels spacious enough, but there are also smaller interior cabins with just 150 square feet of space. The Promenade-facing interiors are bigger, at 193 square feet, and have large bay windows overlooking the indoor thoroughfare. Accessible interior cabins are larger.
Ocean View: Windowed cabins vary in size. The largest, aside from accessible ocean views, are those that overlook Central Park at 194 square feet. Cabins with windows overlooking the Boardwalk are 187 square feet, while those with ocean views are 174 square feet.
Balcony: Standard balcony cabins in every category -- Central Park, Boardwalk, traditional ocean views -- are typically 182 square feet each, with 47- to 53-square-foot verandas. Regardless of size, each outdoor space is furnished with a table and pair of chairs made of metal and mesh. Accessible balcony rooms are larger.
Mini-Suite: Junior Suites are 287 square feet; the additional space in each is taken up by a sitting area with a table and sofa, while bathrooms have tubs, along with showers. These rooms come with 78-square-foot balconies. Accessible Junior Suites are larger both inside and in terms of balcony size.
Junior Suites are designated Sea Class, and passengers in family-connected Junior Suites, Family Junior Suites and Junior Suites receive perks, such as specialty bottled water; Hermes, Ferragamo and L'Occitane bath products; and pillow-top mattresses.
Suites: There are several suite categories (not including Junior Suites), all of which have access to the Suite Lounge and Coastal Kitchen restaurant. In addition to a concierge, suite passengers receive a number of perks, including a nightly cocktail "hour" with free drinks from 5 to 8:30 p.m.; priority check-in; reserved prime seating in the main theater; access to full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus for in-cabin dining; luxury bathrobes and complimentary pressing for formal nights; access to a private sun deck with loungers and cabanas; and an exclusive reception with senior officers.
Suite-class passengers in AquaTheater, Crown Loft, Owner's, Royal Family and Grand suites are considered Sky Class. Benefits include premium bath products, pillow-top mattresses, free spa thermal room access, free high-speed internet, specialty bottled water and in-suite dining options, among other perks.
The Star Class includes the most comprehensive collection of benefits: all of the above, as well as 24/7 Royal Genie service. Royal Genies help passengers with restaurant and show reservations, in-room dining requests, laundry, pressing, luggage handling and unpacking. Royal Genies also can assist with creating and reserving customized shore excursions. Additionally, Star Class passengers receive a free fitness class, free in-suite movies, free mini-bar, daily gratuities included, access to specialty restaurants for free and a gratis Ultimate Beverage package.
Star Class is reserved for passengers in the two-deck Royal Loft, Owner's Loft, Grand Loft, Sky Loft and Two-Bedroom AquaTheater suites.
Grand Suites: At 371 square feet, with 114-square-foot balconies, these are the smallest suites onboard. They feature large bathrooms with tubs and two sinks, and a living area with tables and sofas.
AquaTheater Suites: These two-bedroom suites (on Decks 8, 9 and 10) are large (820, 720 and 659 square feet, respectively), with two separate rooms, a vanity with a chair in each bedroom, living area with double convertible sofa, dining room, entertainment center and two bathrooms, one with a tub. But what really stand out are the location and dimensions of the enormous balconies, which are almost as large as the cabins themselves and allow for 180-degree vistas of the Boardwalk, the AquaTheater, rock climbing wall and open ocean, with space for stools, tables, chairs and loungers.
Owner's Suites: The 569-square-foot Owner's Suites each feature large bathrooms with tubs and two sinks, as well as living areas with tables and sofas. The balconies are 246 square feet each.
Crown Loft Suites: These highly praised suites measure 540 square feet with 98-square-foot balconies and feature living spaces downstairs with pull-out sofas and bathrooms, as well as master bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs, each with a shower large enough for two (his-and-hers shower heads) and fog-free mirrors. Accessible versions of these suites are also available.
Sky Loft Suites: These are slightly larger than Crown Loft suites, clocking in at 724 square feet with 376-square-foot dine-on balconies and extra showers in the downstairs bathrooms.
Grand Loft Suite: This loft suite option sleeps four and has a 163-square-foot balcony with a Jacuzzi. Inside, the cabin is 972 square feet.
Owner's Loft Suite: Similar in layout and amenities to the Grand Loft Suite, this version is larger, at 1,250 square feet with a 172-square-foot balcony.
Royal Loft Suite: The most opulent accommodations onboard, at 1,599 square feet with an 875-square-foot balcony, the Royal Loft Suite is the size of a modest home and features such luxuries as a baby grand piano and a dining area with a dry bar for entertaining on the bottom level. On that same level are a bath with a shower, a living room with sofa that converts into a double bed and a wraparound balcony with a dining area and private whirlpool. Upstairs, there's a master bedroom and a massive bathroom with a tub, shower, two sinks and a bidet.
Royal Suites: Two Royal Suites overlook the main pool deck, and while they are only on one level they have a double-height ceiling. The suites have everything you would expect to find in a five-star hotel suite: huge dining/living room with L-shaped sofa, entertainment center with large flat-screen TV, wet bar, special wine fridge and a master bedroom with a vast king bed and a couple of chaise lounges in the corners. The bathroom is accessed via a flight of steps and is completely open -- no separate door. There is a stand-alone shower room, toilet and wardrobe.
Suite 1701 (on the left-hand side) is bigger, at 1,250 square feet with a 172-square-foot balcony; Suite 1758 is 972 square feet with a 163-square-foot balcony.
Family: Oasis also has several categories of family-friendly cabins, including insides (274 square feet), ocean views (272 square feet) and balconies (290 square feet with 81-square-foot balconies). Each offers sleeping for up to six via two pull-down beds, a convertible sofa bed and two twins that can be turned into a queen. There are no tubs in the bathrooms. A number of these rooms also feature bunk beds, tucked away in what can't really be classified as a room. It's more of a space that's divided from the main room by a curtain and just has room for the bed. It's a neat arrangement -- ideal for smaller kids -- and adds a degree of privacy for adults. Book well ahead if you're looking to rope a family balcony.
Royal Family Suites: There are six of these 575-square-foot rooms, which get all the suite perks detailed above. Each has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to eight people. Other features include a vanity with a chair in each bedroom, two pull-down beds, living area with double convertible sofa, entertainment center and two bathrooms, including a master bathroom with a bathtub. The balcony is 246 square feet and comes with a table and chairs.
Oasis of the Seas is one ship where you will want to allocate some money for specialty dining, as the quality of the complimentary restaurants, particularly in the main dining rooms and buffet, is not particularly good. We received mealy shrimp, chicken Marsala without sauce and perhaps the strangest-looking preparation of escargot we've had. Foodies will want to look elsewhere on the ship to eat.
In terms of crowds, the buffet and main dining rooms can get overwhelmed at peak times, particularly on formal nights and for My Time Dining (where you can enter the dining room any time you'd like between set hours). Interactive Wayfinder signage around the ship tells you which venues have the most room.
American Icon Grill (Deck 3); Grande (Deck 4) and Silk (Deck 5)
Meals: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D)
Oasis of the Seas has three main dining rooms, all of which serve the same menu each night, despite different decor.
American Icon Grill is the spot for breakfast, as well as a Brasserie 30 lunch on sea days. None of the main dining rooms are open for lunch on port days.
At dinner, American Icon is reserved for the flexible My Time Dining; call for reservations or go see the maitre d' in person. If you show up without a reservation, the lines can be quite long. Grande and Silk offer two seatings for passengers who choose the traditional, set-seating option.
Dinners are served as three courses. Menu items range from French to American to Italian. Meat-lovers can also indulge in premium cuts from the Chops steakhouse for $16.95; add a lobster tail for $34.95. Desserts range from sweets and fruit to ice cream and sorbets.
All restaurants are fairly noisy, with friendly wait staff who frequently parade and sing.
Coastal Kitchen (Deck 17)
Meals: B, L, D
Royal Caribbean's dedicated restaurant for suite passengers is spectacular, with several-story windows providing incredible views. Breakfast is similar to the main dining rooms, while lunch items are a bit lighter. Two Mediterranean-inspired menus are available for dinner, which is by reservation only between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Windjammer Marketplace (Deck 16)
Meals: B, L, D
The ship's buffet is perhaps the one place onboard where you really feel that you're sailing with 6,000 people. At breakfast and lunch on sea days, the area is hectic, with lines at popular stations and very few places to sit. It's much more manageable when the ship is in port.
Breakfast has typical options, as well as selections for international travelers and an entire gluten-free station. Lunch has cold selections; burgers, fries and hot entrees; and a selection of cakes and desserts. Windjammer becomes calmer at dinner, with a range of American and some international entrees.
Park Cafe (Deck 8)
Meals: B, L, D
Park Cafe wins accolades for its signature roast beef sandwiches and salads. It's a nice alternative to Windjammer in the mornings.
Wipe Out Cafe (Deck 15)
Meals: B, L
This casual spot offers kid-friendly fare for lunch and afternoon snacks; there's also a soft serve ice cream station. At breakfast, this area usually has as an extra omelet station to take pressure off Windjammer.
Sorrento's (Deck 5):
Meals: Open 24/7
Sorrento's serves several types of slices daily and gives you the option to create your own. Unfortunately, the result is chewy and uninspiring.
Boardwalk Dog House (Deck 6)
Meals: L, D
The Boardwalk Dog House serves -- what else? -- sausages of various types (chicken, all beef, bratwurst) with toppings and potato salad.
Cafe Promenade (Deck 5)|
Meals: Open 24/7
Cafe Promenade has specialty coffee drinks for a fee, as well as the regular stuff for free. Free pastries, sandwiches and sweets are available at breakfast and throughout the day; the ham and cheese croissants are good for a nosh.
Solarium Bistro (Deck 15)
Meals: B, L
On the lower floor of the two-story space set aside for those older than 16, the Solarium Bistro provides complimentary healthy cuisine for breakfast and lunch. A dessert buffet features low-fat and no-sugar offerings.
Vitality Spa Cafe (Deck 6)
Meals: Juice Bar
Essentially a juice counter located inside the spa, this cafe attracts health-conscious passengers with free low-fat pastries and yogurt parfaits, as well as green and fruit smoothies (which cost extra).
Pricing was accurate at time of review, but may have changed since.
Starbucks (Deck 5); a la carte
Royal Caribbean's at-sea Starbucks outlet; note that Starbucks-branded drinks are not included in any drink packages.
Cups & Scoops (Deck 6); a la carte
Ben & Jerry's provides a premium ice cream selection.
Johnny Rockets (Deck 6); $6.95, plus a la carte drinks and shakes
Meals: B, L, D
This suburban staple serves up burgers, fries and shakes in the heart of the Boardwalk. Lunch and dinner at Johnny Rockets costs extra, but it's free in the morning for breakfast sandwiches and other morning standards.
Sabor (Deck 6); $19
Meals: L, D
The highlight of this Mexican restaurant is the guacamole, made to order tableside to your desired level of spiciness; the result is fresh and delicious. Entrees include quesadillas, burritos, tacos and ceviches. Look for Happy Hour food and drink specials.
Vintages (Deck 8); a la carte, $3 to $10
Meals: L, D
In terms of its decor and menu, this Central Park wine bar is a pleasant place for oenophiles. Despite this, the space seemed underused, and the wine tastings were pricy at $40, even for serious sippers. At lunch and dinnertime, tapas are available, or sometimes the bar puts out an all-you-can-eat buffet for a flat fee.
Chops Grille (Deck 8); $22 lunch (adults), $10 (kids 10 and under); $58.95 dinner
Meals: L (sea days only), D
Royal Caribbean's signature steakhouse is the most popular specialty restaurant on Oasis and one of the few places you can get lobster. Reservations are highly recommended. The set price at Chops includes two appetizers, one entree (although you can order another for an extra charge), sides for sharing and multiple desserts if you're still hungry. Extra-fee choices include 16-ounce dry-aged strip steaks and 20-ounce porterhouse. The server also brought out a monster Tomahawk chop that could have fed the entire table.
Izumi (Deck 4); a la carte for sushi; $49.99 for pan-Asian; $30–$35 for hibachi
Meals: L, D
You've got three choices at Izumi: hibachi, complete with knife-juggling chefs and your food cooked on the grill in front of you; pan-Asian, with a variety of dishes to choose from; or the sushi bar, where the fish is good quality, and you can order rolls, sashimi, seaweed salad and other favorites like gyoza dumplings.
Giovanni's Table (Deck 8); $25 dinner, $20 lunch
Meals: L, D
This Italian trattoria, offers quality food and no upselling. The set price at Giovanni's includes family-style appetizers and entrees. Pasta dishes come as a side or entree. A dessert cart comes around at the end; if you're too full, take the tiramisu to go for a late-night snack.
150 Central Park (Deck 8); $40
The most upscale specialty restaurant on Oasis of the Seas has a six-course dinner menu developed by Michael Schwartz, with wine pairings available for an extra $75. On a seven-night cruise, the 150 Central Park menu changes twice. The restaurant will substitute a course if you don't like an ingredient or have dietary restrictions.
Solarium Bistro (Deck 15); $20
At night, this venue converts to a fee restaurant that serves elaborate healthy fare. A dessert buffet features low-fat and no-sugar offerings.
Chef's Table (Deck 17); $90
This special six-course dinner, complete with wine pairings and limited to just 14 diners, is held twice per cruise. Participants meet in the Champagne Bar for a drink first and then head to a special table set up in the Suite Lounge. You'll receive a copy of your menu to take home. We recommend Chef's Table over 150 Central Park for wine-lovers, as we found the pairings there to be a better value. Keep in mind that Chef's Table forces you to be social, while 150 Central Park has tables for couples and groups. The Chef's Table can also last a long time, up to three or four hours. Reservations are essential.
Daytime: Casual, with shorts and tees most common inside the ship and bathing suits and cover-ups on the pool deck.
Evening: Mostly casual, though shorts and tanks are not permissible in the main dining room at dinner. On formal nights, men are asked to wear long pants and collared shirts and women are expected to dress up a bit; suits, sport jackets and cocktail dresses are the norm (although there is a tux rental shop onboard). On formal nights, you can dine everywhere on the ship, except the main dining rooms and the Chef's Table, without dressing up.
Not permitted: Bare feet are not allowed at any time in any venue, and tank tops are not permitted in the main dining room or specialty dining venues for dinner. Shorts are discouraged at dinner.
For more information, visit Cruise Line Dress Codes: Royal Caribbean.
Oasis of the Seas is on high-adrenaline constantly; it's a ship where you can begin your day with exercise classes at dawn and boogie down until way past midnight. This is the cruise to book if you have people in your party who fear downtime, as there is almost always something to see or do.
The bulk of Oasis of the Seas' live entertainment takes place in the Entertainment Zone on Deck 4. Keep in mind that none of the ship's venues can accommodate everyone who wants to see a show; if your heart is set on not missing out, you'll have to book before you get onboard. If you didn't plan ahead, try to make reservations with Guest Services, either in person or over the phone, or show up at the venue at least 15 minutes before showtime to see if you can get in. Comedy-lovers will also want to book shows, as it's one of the first venues to fill up in advance.
Absolutely do not miss the AquaTheater. The 30-minute shows feature a team of Olympic-caliber divers, gymnasts and synchronized swimmers who splash down into the deepest diving pool at sea in a routine set to music.
For shops and bars, head to the Royal Promenade, or for a lovely respite from the buoyant energy that otherwise permeates Oasis of the Seas, check out Central Park, with its 12,175 plants and 56 trees. Central Park is open to the sky and, interestingly, through the use of wind-controlling technology, there's a lovely breeze blowing through the area. Restaurants are quieter here, and there are lots of peaceful nooks for simply curling up with a good book.
Bars are hopping on Oasis of the Seas, and the ship does a brisk business in drink packages.
Bar highlights include:
Blaze (Deck 4): The ship's club, which focuses on hip-hop and modern dance music, can get packed with people prepped to par-tay. The space often doesn't open until 11:30 p.m., and there are frequently people lined up out front to get in.
Jazz on 4 (Deck 4): This jazz club is a must for live music fans. Despite a prominent position in the ship's Entertainment Zone, the club is usually not crowded, and it's a nice place to listen to music without feeling too overwhelmed.
Boleros (Deck 5): Live Latin music and a location in the heart of the ship mean that this club feels energetic, crowded and fun. Since Oasis draws many international passengers who love to dance, be prepared to be impressed by fancy footwork.
On Air (Deck 5): A dizzying array of TVs on the outside of this Royal Promenade bar marks this as sports central for the onboard crowd. And crowded it becomes, particularly on Sundays during football season.
Rising Tide Bar (Deck 5): Sure, it's a gimmick. But who cares? It's fun. Patrons board this hydraulic space on Deck 5 in the busy Royal Promenade to drink and socialize as the platform slowly rises to Deck 8's Central Park and back down again. Do it once for the novelty.
Schooner Bar (Deck 6): Tucked up in a corner of the Royal Promenade, the Schooner Bar does double duty. During the day, it's home to numerous trivia contests. At night, it's a piano bar, where passengers indulge in classic cocktails while singing along.
Dazzles (Deck 8): This two-story jewel box of a nightclub hosts live bands, as well as DJs. It's a truly pretty place to get your groove on; we found it bumping during '80s night. Dancing usually ends around midnight or 1 a.m.
Diamond Lounge (Deck 11): The lounge for those "loyal to Royal" is a two-story area on Deck 11 that comes with a view of the Boardwalk. Members can come in for complimentary snacks and drinks from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wipe Out Bar (Deck 16): Watching other passengers screw up on the FlowRider is a Royal Caribbean tradition. Why not have a drink in your hand while you do it? (Just don't indulge too much before you take a turn yourself.)
Three main pools, as well as a covered Solarium thalassotherapy pool that's restricted to those more than 16; nine hot tubs
H20 Zone water park for kids; no water slides until late 2019 dry dock.
Free outdoor activities include two rock climbing walls, two FlowRider surf simulators, mini-golf, table tennis, sports court and zipline
Because it's divided in two by the Boardwalk and Central Park neighborhoods, the top deck pools and outdoor spaces on Oasis of the Seas can seem too cramped in some areas compared to other mega-ships. Shade, in particular, is at a premium; go early and target the "Beach" saltwater pool as it's the only one with umbrellas.
Oasis of the Seas has lots of fun features to entice kids of all ages, but you'll want to watch out for age, height and weight requirements to avoid disappointment. Also make sure you bring the right gear (socks are required for rock climbing, for example, and closed-toe shoes are necessary for ziplining). One-on-one instruction is free, by appointment, for rock climbing but not for surfing. Prep your kids (and yourself) for wipe outs on the FlowRider; this is not the place to wear your skimpy bikini.
For kids who aren't old enough to do the more challenging activities, there's always mini-golf and table tennis. The Boardwalk, too, with its Coney Island vibe and merry-go-round music, is a charming alternative for young ones. You don't have to have a child in tow to ride the carousel, however. It's free, fun and has plenty of cool painted horses and animals to delight young and young at heart.
Sun-lovers should seek out the lounge chairs around the pools and the Deck 15 Skywalk that runs between them. Deck 14 also has an extensive sun deck, complete with two observation platforms that stick out over the ocean. Suite passengers have their own keycard-accessible sun deck on Deck 17.
The Solarium complex, for those older than 16, is mostly covered, which means the area can get quite steamy on hot Caribbean days. Like the rest of the ship, the Solarium can get crowded on sea days, but overall, we found it more pleasant than the main pool areas.
The outstanding kids' offerings on Oasis of the Seas start with the littlest cruisers. The Royal Babies program accepts infants as young as 6 months old up to 18 months; after that, they are dubbed Royal Tots until 36 months old.
Drop-off nursery service costs $8 an hour, and parents must sign up in hourly increments. Besides the nursery where the cribs are, there is a large stay and play room, where parents can join their very young ones for story time, coloring and free-time play.
Royal Caribbean's complimentary children's program, Adventure Ocean, is centered on Deck 16. Kids are divided up into three groups: Aquanauts (ages 3 to 5), Explorers (ages 6 to 8) and Voyagers (ages 9 to 11). Programming includes trivia, spelling bees, movies and more advanced science and art projects. Children must be registered and fully toilet trained to take part in activities.
Royal Caribbean is certified as autism-friendly, and this extends to its kids programs. Oasis offers toys that can be borrowed for in-cabin use, as well as movies, games and activities that are suitable for kids with autism.
Adventure Ocean opens at 6:30 a.m. and runs through 10 p.m.; counselors bring kids to lunch and dinner at no cost.
The Late Night Party Zone group babysitting is available for children ages 3 to 11 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Adventure Ocean facilities, for a fee.
Royal Caribbean divides teenagers into two groups -- ages 12 to 14 and 15 to 17 -- on paper, but in reality, most activities bring all of the young adults together. The teen area consists of three rooms: The Living Room, a hangout area; Fuel, a teens-only disco; and a video arcade. Teens are free to come and go as they want, but the shipwide curfew for all cruisers younger than 18 is 1 a.m., unless they're supervised by a parent.
On a typical sea day, teens can play board games, have a basketball or air hockey tournament, decorate bandanas, go on a scavenger hunt, take a mix class through the Scratch DJ program or take part in a rock climbing wall competition. Theme parties, such as white night and prom night, are scheduled, and teens have their own karaoke contests and trivia sessions, as well as specific times to use the ice skating rink, the FlowRider, the Sports pool and the rock climbing wall.
At first blush, the two-story Vitality Spa & Fitness neighborhood on Decks 6 and 7 seems to have it all. There's a cafe with healthy snacks and smoothies, an Elemis product bar, a beauty salon, teeth whitening clinic, acupuncture and a medi-spa, all near the gym.
And yet, the experience is severely lacking. When you check in for a spa treatment, for example, you are sent downstairs to a windowless Relaxation Room in your street clothes and brought in for your treatment without being offered a robe, slippers or other spa amenities (There's nary a lemon in your ice water to be seen, let alone natural light.)
Spa treatments themselves include a variety of facials, massages and body wraps. A 50-minute Swedish massage, for example, costs $119 regularly or $107 with on a port-day morning.
The gym on Oasis of the Seas seems small for a ship of its size, but then again, maybe people feel like they are getting enough exercise roaming around. (Pedometer users are almost guaranteed to make their step goals.) The space has windows (although no locker room) and features elliptical machines, treadmills, bikes, free weights and weight machines. There's a Flywheel room, as well.
Complimentary fitness classes include stretch, total body conditioning and abs; indoor cycling classes cost extra, as does yoga on the helipad.
The jogging track on Deck 5 is covered. Inspirational messages urge walkers and runners to keep going. Once around the track is two-thirds of a kilometer; go 2.4 laps to make a mile.
Date Refurbished: 2011
Country of Registration: Bahamas
Regular Capacity: 5400
Maximum Capacity: 5400
Crew Nationality: International
Officer Nationality: International
Language(s) Spoken:< Multiple Languages
|Experience the ship that revolutionized cruising, Oasis of the Seas® - its groundbreaking design introduced seven distinct neighborhoods built for ultimate enjoyment. Hop on a classic carousel on the Boardwalk®, then watch acrobats splash down in the AquaTheater, the first amphitheater at sea. Let imaginations soar in the Youth Zone - the largest kids' area at sea-or at the Pool & Sports Zone, where you'll find FlowRider® surf simulators and zip line views. Unwind with a stroll in Central Park® - a meandering garden lined with shops and fine restaurants - or melt away stress at VitalitySM Spa. Jazz up your evening with Broadway hit Hairspray, or hit the Royal Promenade for memorable moments with DreamWorks® Experience characters. Join us onboard the ship that changed cruising - a world where innovation rules.|
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Dining InformationDinner Gratuity Policies
Suites (GS & Above) $17.50 per guest per day
Standard (JS & Below) $14.50 per guest per day