Oasis of the Seas

Man on Oasis of the Seas apparently jumps from cruise ship while docked in San Juan

In:
23Jan2020

A man from Naples, Florida was found dead after the Coast Guard found his body underwater while Oasis of the Seas was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

CBS News reports a spokesperson for the Coast Guard in San Juan said surveillance footage showed what appeared to be a "clean jump" from about 177 feet up.

Oasis of the Seas is currently chartered for an annual cruise that caters to the LGBTQ+ community, known as Atlantis. 

The Coast Guard investigation is ongoing, as they try to determine what motivated the man. 

Update 1:30pm: Royal Caribbean has issued a statement on the incident.

"We are assisting authorities with their investigation of the death of a male guest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, last evening."

"Security footage indicates the man intentionally went overboard from Oasis of the Seas. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time."

Royal Caribbean unveils enhanced retail offerings on Oasis of the Seas

In:
08Jan2020

When Royal Caribbean spent $165 million in upgrades to Oasis of the Seas, along with new water slides, restaurants and activities, the ship debuted a much enhanced and upgraded retail offer.

In coordination with Starboard Cruise Services, eight retail areas on three decks were refurbished and expanded across more than 7,000sq ft. These cover key categories including fine watches & jewellery, fashion jewellery, beauty & fragrance, a destination shop, branded merchandise, apparel and leather, plus a dedicated John Hardy location.

Among the retail highlights is What Goes Around Comes Around, featuring curated luxury brands from around the world, including Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci.

The destination-inspired Island Market aims to bring “the spirit of the Caribbean” to life. Encouraging discovery, the space’s vibrant props and colourful cards tell the stories of the talents behind brands such as Debbie Katz with coastal-inspired beachwear; Tagua, a colourful modern jewellery line; and Marcela Cofre, known for crafting colourful glass designs and jewellery.

In fine watches, the Swiss timepieces offer includes Hublot, TAG Heuer, Breitling and Longines, among others.

The first dedicated John Hardy shop in the Royal Caribbean fleet features the jeweller’s handcrafted collections inspired by Balinese jewellery-making traditions. Adding an experiential twist, John Hardy’s Sail to Bali is a hands-on workshop where guests learn the eight-step Balinese jewellery-making traditions that John Hardy employs.

Video: Surprising facts about Oasis of the Seas

In:
19Dec2019

Oasis of the Seas is not only one of Royal Caribbean's most popular cruise ships and one of the largest ship in the world, it is also a real trailblazer. 

In this video, I have seven surprising facts you may not have known about Oasis of the Seas.

And if you love this video, we have lots of other great cruise videos to watch on our Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel!

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So check out the video and then let us know: Which of these facts was the most interesting or surprising?

Category 2C Ocean View Stateroom with Large Balcony on Oasis of the Seas Photo Tour

In:
07Dec2019

We have a look inside one of the most popular stateroom categories available on Oasis of the Seas, the Category 2C - Ocean View Stateroom with Large Balcony. Following the 2019 Amplification, this room received some minor updates as well.

The photos of this room are from cabin 10202 on deck 10. 

Access to all staterooms on Oasis of the Seas are controlled via RFID. This means doors can be opened via a SeaPass card, WOWband or Royal Caribbean app.

Category 2C staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a sitting area with sofa, a full bathroom and private balcony.

This cabin offers 182 square feet of living space, along with a sofa to sit on during the day.

As the category name implies, this room has a larger than normal private balcony, which measures 80 square feet.

Top 10 Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas hidden secrets

In:
02Dec2019

Oasis of the Seas is one of the most impressive Royal Caribbean cruise ships, and it is packed with plenty to see, do and enjoy onboard.

Naturally, it is easy to miss something onboard, so we have our list of the best hidden secrets easily overlooked on Oasis of the Seas. This includes the changes Royal Caribbean made to Oasis of the Seas in 2019 as part of her $165 amplification.

10. Solarium sun deck wings

On deck 15, if you venture to the front of the ship and into the Solarium, you will find a vast outdoor sundeck in the very front that offers not only ample seating, but viewing platforms that jet out from the side of the ship to provide a fantastic perfect vantage point.

Whether sailing into a port, departing another, or just enjoying the view of the ocean, these sun deck wings are always a good photo opportunity.

9. Central Park viewing overlook

There are a pair of overlooks in Central Park that provide not only additional seating in this popular neighborhood, but a neat vantage point.

They are accessible from the aft elevator banks on 9.

8. Johnny Rockets for breakfast

Everyone knows Johnny Rockets offers some amazing burgers and milk shakes for lunch, dinner and late night but did you also know that Johnny Rockets is open for breakfast?  And it's free!

Usually, Johnny Rockets is open from 7:30am to 10:00am, and it is a great spot to grab breakfast that will not be as crowded as the Windjammer or even the main dining room.  You will have a choice of scrambled eggs, omelettes, pancakes, French Toast and more.

Plus, you get a nice morning walk on the Boardwalk to go along with those eggs!

7. Less crowded lunch spot on embarkation day

When you board Oasis of the Seas on your first day and want somewhere a less crowded for lunch, try the Solarium Cafe.

Located on Deck 15 forward, the Solarium Cafe does not get nearly as crowded as the Windjammer and if you are boarding in the afternoon when everyone wants to grab lunch, try the Solarium Cafe as a good alternative.

The Solarium Cafe also has some beautiful views of the Solarium pool and the ocean too.

6. Quiet spot to relax

Looking for somewhere that is shaded and is quiet and a great spot to sit and relax?  

Head to deck 5 and go all the way to the aft of the ship.  You will find chairs that have a great view of the ocean and are usually devoid of other passengers. You can also access this area by going behind the AquaTheater and going down the stairs.

5. Secret AquaTheater viewing area

If you do not have tickets to a show in the AquaTheater, there is a hidden viewing area most guests are unaware of to see the show.

Walk to the AquaTheater, but go to either the left or right of the theater to find stairs that lead to the rock climbing wall area. There is a large viewing area, that even has a few chairs to enjoy. 

When there is not a show, it is still a great spot to enjoy a view of the ocean going past you.

4. Small wonders

Hidden all over Oasis of the Seas is a series of art displays known as "Small Wonders", where you will find 42 natural wonders positioned all over the ship.

When you find one, there will be something that looks like a periscope or telescope that if you peer into, you will find these tiny three dimensional pieces of art.

This is a fun activity for kids or adults to try to find them all and it is one of those hidden gems many guests simply overlook.

Hint: if you give up and cannot find them all, Guest Services can provide you with a list of them all to help!

3. Virtual reality games

 

Royal Caribbean's smart phone app is free to use onboard the ship, and features a few virtual reality games that you can play in the Boardwalk neighborhood.

Once in the Boardwalk, look for the various game posters near Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade.  Launch the app, select the icon that looks like a circus tent and then point your camera towards the poster.

There are a variety of games you can play, and no cost to use it.

2. Teach yourself to play the steel drum

At the Lime & Coconut bars, look for mini-steel drums that you can play and learn a song or two.

The steel drums have their notes labeled, along with sheet music to learn to play some classic bar songs.

1. Secret USB charging spots

When on a Royal Caribbean ship, it seems phone batteries run out even quicker with all the photo opportunities, app options and whatnot.  If you remember to bring a charging cable with you, there are a few spots you can charge up!

These include:

  • Below the bar seating at Lime & Coconut
  • Select napkin dispensers at Portside BBQ
  • USB charging port behind your stateroom television
  • Phone charging station on pool deck near aft elevator bank on starboard side.

Did we miss any Oasis of the Seas secrets? Share them in our comments!

Photos: Oasis of the Seas arrives home to PortMiami

In:
24Nov2019

Following a $165 million drydock, Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas arrived to her homeport in PortMiami.

The talented photographer AdamsAway was able to snap these brand new photos of Oasis of the Seas at her new homeport at Terminal A.

Photos by AdamsAway

Beginning today, Oasis of the Seas will offer 7-night sailings to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

Aerial photos of the amplified Oasis of the Seas

In:
23Nov2019

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas returned to Port Everglades earlier this morning, and we have some new photos to share of the ship from the air.

Photographer AdamsAway shared fantastic photos with us of Oasis arriving into Port Everglades and provided a new vantage point of this newly amplified ship.

Photos by AdamsAway

Oasis of the Seas is the first of the cruise line’s renowned Oasis Class to be modernized as part of the Royal Amplified fleet modernization effort.

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