Oasis of the Seas

First look at Portside BBQ menu and prices on Oasis of the Seas


Royal Caribbean has added Portside BBQ, a new barbecue specialty restaurant, on Oasis of the Seas, and we have a first look at the menu.

Portside BBQ will be the cruise line’s first barbecue concept, and will be priced a la carte. Choose from a meat-packed menu of tender brisket, pulled pork, chicken, beef ribs, burnt ends and even turkey legs. In addition, there's sides like homestyle cornbread and irresistible mac & cheese.


There are three menus: lunch, dinner and late-night.

One interesting note about the menu, is the food offered is cooked in limited quantities, so there could be some items that sell out on a given day.

Portside BBQ is on Oasis of the Seas as of November 2019, and will be added to Allure of the Seas in May 2020.

Video: Retrofitting The Ultimate Abyss


Among the many upgrades and changes coming to Oasis of the Seas is the addition of the 10-story Ultimate Abyss slide.

Royal Caribbean has spent $165 million in upgrades to make Oasis of the Seas even more impressive, and we have a sneak peek at what it took to add a fan favorite like this to the ship.

Oasis of the Seas returns to service on November 24, when she sails from PortMiami and delivers a lineup of new experiences for guests to enjoy.

We have a list of all the changes coming to Oasis of the Seas, along with a deck-by-deck look at what has been replaced or removed during the work.

Video: Sneak Peek - Oasis of the Seas is Amplified


Royal Caribbean has released a brand new video today that offers a behind-the-scenes look at Royal Caribbean's largest amplification to date.

Currently undergoing a major, $165 million transformation, Oasis of the Seas will soon emerge from her upgrades to offer guests a new level of fun at sea.

From the tallest slide at sea, The Ultimate Abyss, to the cruise line’s first barbecue restaurant – Portside BBQ – and the Ultimate Panoramic suites with 200-degree, floor-to-ceiling views, the original gamechanger that revolutionized the industry marks its 10-year anniversary in a big way.

The amplified Oasis will debut her new look in November 2019 to begin 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Miami, FL before heading to the Big Apple in May 2020 as the largest ship to ever sail from the Northeast.

Spotted: Digital stateroom key on Oasis of the Seas


Guests with upcoming sailings on the amplified Oasis of the Seas are seeing a new option to use Royal Caribbean's app to open their stateroom door.

RoyalCaribbeanBlog readers Ashley Chandonia and Victoria Wittle shared screenshots of their app offering the new option.

The app works in conjunction with a SeaPass card.

Spectrum of the Seas was the first Royal Caribbean ship to offer a digital key and control the stateroom television from the app.

The app is available for download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

Watch: Drone footage of Oasis of the Seas in drydock


Royal Caribbean released a new drone video of Oasis of the Seas as it goes through a $165 million amplification.

The ship is in Cadiz, Spain, where it will receive a number of new upgrades prior to her return to service on November 24.

You can read all about what Royal Caribbean is changing on Oasis of the Seas, as well as look at a deck-by-deck list of changes.

Photos: Slides added to Oasis of the Seas


Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is undergoing a $165 million amplification in Cadiz, Spain, and today we have a look at the progress being made onboard with the addition of new slides for guests to enjoy.

The transformation of Oasis of the Seas will add a variety of new activities, venues and options.  This will include the addition of the Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea.

Thrill seekers will also love the new trio of water slide sbeing added, known as The Perfect Storm.

Oasis of the Seas is also set to receive Splashaway Bay kids aqua park, a reimagined Caribbean pool deck, the cruise line's first barbecue restaurant, Portside BBQ, and more. You can view the deck-by-deck changes to Oasis of the Seas.

The amplified Oasis will set sail on November 24, 2019, beginning 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Terminal A in Miami. 

First look at the Ultimate Panoramic Suite on Oasis of the Seas


Debuting on Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean is giving us a look at a brand new type of suite stateroom -- the Ultimate Panoramic Suite.

One of the changes coming to Oasis of the Seas as part of her Royal Amplification is the addition of the Ultimate Panoramic Suite, which offers 914 square feet of space and sweeping 200 degree views from wall to wall and floor to ceiling glass windows.

This new room type also offers a walk-in closet, and upgraded bathroom with panoramic views of its own.

The Ultimate Panoramic Suite can accommodate up to 4 guests.  They will be on either side of the ship on deck 14 forward. The room numbers are 14128 and 14528.

Since this room is a Star Class suite in the Royal Suite Class, guests can expect a number of benefits including:

  • Royal Genie
  • Exclusive Complimentary Dining
  • Complimentary Ultimate Beverage Package
  • All Day Access to Suites-Only Coastal Kitchen
  • Still and Sparkling Water Replenished Daily
  • Complimentary Coca-Cola Beverages and Water
  • Nespresso Coffee Maker
  • Access to Exclusive Activities such as the Bridge, Galley and Back Stage Tours
  • Spa Bathrobes for Use Onboard
  • Complimentary In-Suite Movies
  • Luxury Bathroom Amenities by L’Occitane
  • Duxiana Mattress and Frette Linens

Photos: Oasis of the Seas begins $165 million amplification


Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas arrived earlier this week in Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, Spain to begin her $165 million amplification.  

The cruise line shared photos of Oasis undergoing the beginning of the work that will add a variety of new features, including the  Ultimate Abyss; The Perfect Storm trio of waterslides, a reimagined, Caribbean pool deck; new kids and teens spaces transformed from top to bottom, and more. You can view the deck-by-deck changes to Oasis of the Seas.


The modernization will take 63 days. The amplified Oasis will set sail on Nov. 24, 2019, beginning 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Royal Caribbean’s new, state-of-the-art Terminal A in Miami. Oasis then moves to the New York City area in May 2020 as the largest ship to sail from the New York area. Oasis will reposition to her new summer home at Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey, offering 7-night sailings to The Bahamas with visits to Royal Caribbean’s newly transformed private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay.