Oasis of the Seas was an industry first when she was launched 10 years ago ( Wow how time flies! ). I remember being so excited when I booked to go on ‘ the worlds largest cruise ship ‘. I was so impressed with the ship and it is still to this day one of my favourite cruises.

In September this year she will undergo a 63 day refurbishment and will emerge in November with some fantastic new features. Over the next four years Royal Caribbean are modernising 10 ships in what they are calling ‘ Royal Amplified ‘. Oasis of the Seas is the first of the Oasis class ships to be done and is costing around $165 million!

Below is an overview of some of the new features;

Pool Deck

The deck itself will take an a new Caribbean style complete with swing seats, hammocks and casitas and will also be home to the new 3 storey Lime and Coconut bar.  There will be some new hot tubs added to the area and the adult only solarium will also have a refresh.

An exciting addition in my eyes is the 10 storey high Ultimate Abyss slide plus the Perfect Storm waterslides.

Little ones will be impressed with the new Splashaway Bay water park which will have water cannons, fountains and pools along with 3 small waterslides, a splash pad for toddlers and also twin drenching buckets which is a Royal Caribbean first.


The Boardwalk area sees the addition of Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, which features 80 big screen tv’s, classic arcade machines and a pub style menu.

The ever popular Bionic bar, with 2 robotic bartenders, will be added and Karaoke lovers will be impressed with the addition of Spotlight Karaoke which will feature 2 private rooms and a stage.

Spotlight Karaoke

A new venue for the ship is the Music Hall which will host cover bands, feature a large dancefloor, pool tables and also have another level with just seating to relax and enjoy the offerings.

Music Hall


A new speciality restaurant called Portside BBQ will be added which is a Royal Caribbean first. The restaurant will be a la carte pricing rather than a set cover charge and will feature dishes such as brisket, beef ribs, pulled pork and chicken and burnt ends. It is a meat lovers paradise! There will also be a selection of sides such as mac and cheese, homestyle cornbread, coleslaw and beans.

Portside BBQ

A complimentary venue being added is the Mexican grab and go El Loco fresh, serving up made to order favourites such as tacos and burritos.

Not really a dining venue but the popular Sugar Beach will be added to the Boardwalk area. Sugar beach features 220 varieties of sweets and will also feature a walk up ice cream window.

Sugar Beach

If you would like to try the Royal Amplified Oasis of the Seas for yourself, she will be sailing 7 night Eastern and Western Caribbean out of Miami from 24th November.

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