as tall as the Empire State building, the 18-deck
Oasis of the Seas accommodates up to 5,400
passengers (a record) plus a crew of 2,160.
When launched, she was the most spectacular cruise
ship ever. There are seven incredible
"neighborhoods", each home to countless unique
activities and experiences, from the groundbreaking
Boardwalk with its colorful carousel to the
spectacular amphitheatre style AquaTheater with it's
mesmerizing high diving acrobatic shows. This
aqua giant offers all the mainland amenities such as
a casino, multiple night clubs, several bars,
lounges, a karaoke club, a comedy club, 5 swimming
pools, a zip-line, a miniature golf course,
volleyball basketball courts, theme parks, nurseries
MS Oasis of the Seas boasts the first living park at
sea. Her Central Park has over 12,000 plants
and 56 trees, many of which reach two and a half
decks high and green walls with tropical plants
spanning 25ft and which are four decks high.
The Royal Promenade has a bar fitted which ascends
and descends over three decks and is aptly called
The Rising Tide. Many of the ship's interiors
were extensively decorated by muralist Clarissa
The Oasis of the Seas's displacement (the actual
mass of the vessel) is at approximately 100,000
metric tons--almost the weight of an American
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. The ship's
officers are very pleased with the her stability and
performance. During her first transatlantic
crossing, the she faced winds "almost up to
hurricane force" and seas in excess of 39 ft.
MS Oasis of the Seas offers two-story loft suites
and luxury suites measuring 1,600 sq ft (150 m2)
with balconies overlooking the sea or promenades.
The most expensive room on board is the Royal Loft
Suite ($16,600 per person/per week) which sits on
deck 17 overlooking the ocean. It has a
library, a baby grand piano and a dining room that
sits eight people. The master bedroom, located
on the second level, has 17-foot windows.
This is truly the ultimate in mega ship cruising.