Oasis of the Seas – My Conclusion

Relaxed cruising or mass tourism on the Oasis of the Seas?

The Oasis of the Seas was already longer a dream. I’ve always wanted to go on this great ship, even though I was skeptical because it is maybe too crowded.

But even already after the half cruise it was clear to me that it will not be my last. The size of the ship and the many things to do on board is more of an advantage for me.
You can do so much and there are so many different restaurants to visit as on no other ship. You forget about all the people, because there are so many quiet corners aboard the Oasis of the Seas.

I highly recommend it.

In any case you should visit all the shows that are all on a incredibly high level.

Who likes to eat, should invest the extra dollars and visit the specialty restaurants. For the special evening definitely the 150 Central Park. In a quiet, relaxed atmosphere with great food, the Solarium Bistro on an evening is a good choice.

We had a balcony cabin with a view of the Central Park. Who wants it quiet should be tae a cabin with sea view. The kids and music from the pool is unfortunately quite noisy.

Sure, on such a big ship it’s mass tourism, but there is enough space to make himself his own little dream vacation.

Oasis Fazit

The seven major areas on the Oasis of the Seas

Spoilt for choice: relaxation, entertainment, pool, trees …… – The seven major areas.

Royal Caribbean has divided the Oasis of the Seas into seven major areas. These 7 „Neighborhoods“ advertises Royal Caribbean, but thats are not nearly all the areas on board. There is still much more to Discover.
The 7 areas:

  • Royal Promenade
  • Boardwalk
  • Entertainment Place
  • Adventure Ocean
  • Central Park
  • Pool & Sports Zone
  • Vitality Spa

The Royal Promenade leads on deck 5 straight through the ship, and is limited by the front through the Opal Theater and rear through the Opus Dining Room. On the Royal Promenade there are many shops, bars and a couple of Dining options. On sea days sometimes even parades or other events take place on the Royal Promenade.

Royal Promenade

Royal Promenade

The Boardwalk is located on deck 6 in the rear section of the ship. The area is not covered, it is surrounded on two sides by balconies, the so-called balcony cabins overlooking the Boardwalk. At the rear end of the ship and the boardwalk, is the Aqua Theater located. On the boardwalk you can enjoy shopping, ice and donuts, drive carousel and dine in the restaurant Seafood Shack or Jonny Rockets.



Entertainment Place is the nightly entertainment mile. On deck 4 under the Royal Promenade, are the Casino, Studio B ice rink and different clubs located.

Entertainment Place

Entertainment Place

Adventure Ocean is located on deck 14 forward in the ship. Here’s entertainment, games and fun for children of all ages. From toddlers to teenagers.
Central Park, not only the green lungs of New York. Central Park is located on Deck 8 in the middle of the ship on board. He is framed as well as the Boardwalk with left and right balcony cabins. Here you will find a variety of restaurants, where you can sit outside in the green and almost forgets that you are on a ship. The Rising Tide Bar makes in certain intervals stop in Central Park to take new guests and go back down to the Royal Promenade.

Central Park

Central Park

The Pool & Sports Zone covers Deck 15 over the entire length of the ship. In addition to various pools there are also splashing areas for children. In the rear of the ship, there is a mini golf course and a basketball court. A Deck higher you can learn surfing on the „FlowRider“ or float with the „ZipLine“ 25 feet high across the Boardwalk. In the front part of the deck 15 and 16 you will find the solarium. The area with pools and relaxing zones are only for adults and includes a buffet restaurant.

Pool Sports Zone

Ein kleiner Teil der Pool & Sports Zone

The Vitality Spa located at the front of the ship on the decks 5 and 6. There you can relax with a massage, go for gala evening hair style or train against the delicious food in the gym.

Eat! – when, where, how?

Spoilt for choice – Where can I eat today?

In such a large ship like the Oasis you often faced with the question: „Where do we eat today?“ One board you can be very flexibly choose any of the restaurants and a variety of restaurants are also included in the price of your vacation.
If you like to eat some very good stuff and ready to spend one or two dollars for it, you get even more possibilities. When you planning this trip already from home before the departure, you can book various packages for restaurants, so save yourself some money and make even the reservations for the good restaurants.

If you plan to dine in the main buffet restaurant, you should be either early or late to avoid long waiting times, especially at noon. Even at a port day, for lunch on board is not so much going on. Who does not love to want to go to the main restaurant, and like buffet, should try out the Solarium Bistro for breakfast and lunch. There is rarely found a queue and the food is absolutely delicious. You just have a smaller selection. In the evening, one of the charged restaurants is of course something special. Who has something to celebrate, or would like to try „Fine Dining“, must do the 150 Central Park. But Giovannis, Chops Grill or the Solarium Bistro are worth a visit. Certainly nobody must be starving on board!

1-2 times in a 7-day trip you should treat yourself to it and go in one of the speciality restaurants. Our highlight, and we would definitely recommend the 150 Central Park. Mmhhh delicious!

Then soon a detailed report on the restaurants.