Nearly 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 for children.
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 Parish.
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