Oasis of the Seas

Photo of the Day: Oasis of the Seas docked


Photo by Michael Robla

Video: Mighty Ships: Oasis Of The Seas


Enjoy the full episode of this Discovery Channel series "Mighty Ships" that featured Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas.

Photo of the Day: Aqua Theater on Oasis of the Seas


Photo by Evelin Martinez

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas rescues 7 on raft


For the second time in two months, a Royal Caribbean shipped rescued a group of people on a raft adrift in the ocean.  Oasis of the Seas came across seven people suspected to be Cubans on a raft while Oasis was on its way back to Port Everglades.

The rafters were spotted by passengers at 3pm on Friday, who quickly notified the ship's Captain and the ship engaged in a rescue.

In a statement by Royal Caribbean, the group consisted of six men and one woman.

Oasis contacted the United States Coast Guard who took the rafters into their custody.

Back in May, Allure of the Seas rescued a group of Cuban rafters as well.

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas scores perfect inspection score


American health inspectors from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently inspected Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas as part of its Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP).  The good news is Oasis of the Seas scored a perfect 100 on the test.

The inspection took place on May 28, 2011 and the CDC says a score of 86 or higher is satisfactory, so Oasis' score of 100 is a great achievment.  The VSP is aimed at ensuring cruise ships are clean and healthy for guests to enjoy, "assists the cruise ship industry to prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses on cruise ships".

Oasis did suffer a few minor violations, which are common to have on most ships, and were corrected.  None of the violations were enough to bring Oasis' total score down after inspectors finished looking over the ship.

Behind the scenes photos from Oasis of the Seas


Our good friend Doug Parker of the Cruise Radio podcast had the opportunity this past weekend to tour Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas and check out a lot of the backstage areas such as the bridge and the engine room.

Parker has posted his photos for all to see and there's some great photos to see in there.

You can view the entire photo gallery by clicking here.

Photo of the Day: Oasis of the Seas Royal Caribbean smoke stack logo


Photo by Doug Parker

DVR Alert: Oasis of the Seas special on National Geographic Channel


Quick programming note, National Geographic Channel is set to re-air its special hour long look at the construction of Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas called "Man Made: World's Largest Ship", so be sure to tune in or set your DVRs to record it.

  • June 30 @ 9:00pm Eastern
  • July 1 @ 12:00am Eastern
  • July 7 @ 5:00pm Eastern

Royal Caribbean launches Western Caribbean two day sale


Royal Caribbean launched a new promotion today for its cruises to the western Caribbean, departing between July 16, 2011 and May 27, 2012. Guests who make reservations on Wednesday (06/22), will receive $100 onboard credit per stateroom on all cruises aboard Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas of seven nights, and $50 for itineraries of five or six nights on sailings between November 12, 2011, and April 19, 2012 on the Liberty of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas or Navigator of the Seas.

The offer applies only to new bookings, and cabins must belong to the categories or suites with a balcony outside. The credit can be used to pay expenses of board and spa treatments, shopping in stores or in the casino.

Photo of the Day: Oasis of the Seas


Photo by Domino Gomez