Oasis of the Seas is one of the largest cruise ships in the world. Royal Caribbean's ship spans 16 decks, encompasses 220,000 gross registered tons, carries 5,400 guests, and features 2,700 staterooms. The ship homeports in Port Canaveral and cruises the Caribbean year-round.
Although the artist's images in this gallery from Royal Caribbean provide a good look at some of the exciting and innovative features of Oasis of the Seas, I also was aboard for two days and compiled over 200 new photos of the ship to complement these artist's drawings. Check them out on the links below.
Pictures of the Oasis of the Seas
The AquaTheater and pool can be seen in this aft view image of the Oasis of the Seas.
Boardwalk and AquaTheater
The AquaTheater in the Boardwalk neighborhood features water shows such as professional diving and theatrical performances in this pool amphitheater.
Loft Suite Interior
The Oasis of the Seas was the first cruise ship suites to feature two levels and floor to ceiling windows.
The lofts offer spectacular views of the ocean with floor to ceiling double-height windows to ensure the view is enjoyed from every vantage point. Other features among these 28 lofts are a unique modern design dotted with abstract, modern art pieces, spacious living areas on the lower level with contemporary detailing, and a private balcony with sun chairs and stunning views to help guests unwind.
Each loft measures 545 square feet (51 square meters) or larger when combined, and is fitted in contemporary décor with a Caribbean influence. The design includes an upper-level bedroom that overlooks the living area below and extended ocean views. Beds are outfitted with white, luxurious duvets complemented by tropical blue and green accents that tie in to the loft's natural surroundings. The lofts feature LCD televisions, separate vanity areas, a guest bathroom downstairs and master bathroom upstairs featuring his and her shower heads, fog-free mirrors, and limestone mosaic tile accents.
Two Level Royal Loft Suite
The Royal Loft suites are larger and more luxurious than the 25 Crown Loft suites.
The exclusive Royal Loft Suite is available to accommodate groups of six. The Royal Loft Suite is the largest of all lofts onboard Oasis of the Seas. Spanning 1,524 sq. ft. (141 sq. m.), it will feature its own Baby Grand piano, indoor and outdoor dining rooms that seat eight, private wet bar, a library and extended 843-square-foot (78.3-square-meter) balcony with its own LCD television, entertainment area and Jacuzzi. The Royal Loft Suite has the ability to connect to a Crown Loft Suite for additional room to accommodate a total of ten guests, providing 2,069 sq. ft. (192 sq. m.) of space.
Zipline Over the Boardwalk
The zip line is suspended 9 decks above Boardwalk. Adventurers speed diagonally across the open air atrium, a distance of more than 82 feet (25 meters).
Zip lines are popular activities ashore and on the Oasis of the Seas.
AquaTheater at Night
The AquaTheater will feature professional diving and theatrical performances.
Balcony Cabins Overlooking the Boardwalk
Six AquaTheater Suites, 221 Boardwalk-view balcony staterooms, and eight Boardwalk-view window staterooms overlook the Boardwalk of the Oasis of the Seas.
Carousel and Zipline on the Boardwalk
The Oasis of the Seas Sea Carousel is the centerpiece of the Boardwalk.
Specially hand-crafted for Royal Caribbean from poplar wood, the full-sized, traditional carousel features 21 figures suspended from stainless steel poles, showcasing a menagerie of animals such as zebras, giraffes and lions, alongside a variety of hand-painted horses, including a princess horse and a crowned frog prince. The lead horse, customarily the fanciest horse of the carousel, is adorned with Royal Caribbean logos, and a single chariot serves as a stationary seat for two.
The center of the Oasis of the Seas opens to the sky at Central Park.
Central Park features lush, tropical grounds spanning more than the length of a football field. This neighborhood is a public gathering place featuring serene pathways, seasonal flower gardens and canopy trees.
Rising Tide on the Royal Promenade
The Rising Tide Bar on the Oasis of the Seas spans three decks and allow cruisers to enjoy a cocktail as they slowly descend from Central Park to the Royal Promenade.
The Oasis of the Seas was launched in November 2009. This is an artist's rendering of the Royal Promenade, which is an interior hub of activity.
Here are some actual pictures of the Royal Promenade and other interiors of the cruise ship..
Royal Promenade and Crystal Canopies
The Oasis of the Seas Royal Promenade is much like on the Voyager and Freedom-class ships, but has some new, surprising enhancements such as the Crystal Canopies on the roof.
The Oasis of the Seas Boardwalk is an outdoor area aft on deck 6. Designed to look like a seaside pier, the Boardwalk has activities and dining venues for all ages, especially family groups.
Lounges and Bars
Cruise passengers expect the humongous Oasis of the Seas to have numerous bars and lounges for partying and socializing. The ship does not disappoint. There are numerous bars and lounges scattered all around the ship, from the tranquil Solarium Bar forward on deck 16 to the numerous party lounges in Entertainment Place on deck 4.
The 700-seat Oasis of the Seas Aqua Theater is found on deck 6, at the aft end of the Oasis of the Sea's Boardwalk, one of seven neighborhoods on the ship.
Oasis of the Seas Cabins
The Oasis of the Seas has at least 11 different types of balcony, outside, and interior cabins. The world's largest cruise ship also has 10 different suite categories. All cabins include twin beds that can be converted into a queen, and a bath room with shower (curved shower door, no curtain), toilet, small sink, and shelves for storage.
The Central Park neighborhood on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise ship is a beautiful outdoor park area located midship on deck 8. Flanked on both sides by 324 inward-facing balcony staterooms overlooking the park, shady Central Park features winding pathways, flower gardens, quiet seating, and tropical trees.
The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas has many diverse dining venues. Of course, with 6,000 passengers, it is important to have lots of options!
The Oasis of the Seas is a beautiful cruise ship, filled with interesting interior public rooms.
In addition to the 2,540 cabins, the Oasis of the Seas has 80 regular suites and 86 junior suites.
Adventure Ocean and Youth Zone
The Oasis of the Seas has 28,000 square feet dedicated to children and teens.