Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is ready to begin its
Caribbean season from Miami, fresh off of a 53-day drydock in Cadiz,
The 10-year-old ship received $165 million in refurbishments
and improvements, including many elements that first appeared on Royal Caribbean's Quantum-class
Among those elements are the two-story Music Hall and the
Bionic Bar, where two robotic bartenders mix drinks for passengers.
Also retrofitted onto the ship was a package of slides that
weren't part of Royal Caribbean's featured lineup when the Oasis debuted in
2009. The package includes the 10-story Ultimate Abyss dry slide and the
Perfect Storm, three high-speed waterslides known as Typhoon, Cyclone and
Other features that have debuted on Quantum ships or on
recent makeovers of Oasis-class ships include the Lime & Coconut
multi-story pool deck bar, a Sugar Beach candy store, an El Loco Fresh casual
Mexican eatery and a Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade.
Renovating the Oasis of the Seas
Debuting for the first time on a Royal Caribbean ship is a
barbecue concept called Portside BBQ, an extra-charge restaurant with barbecued
meats and traditional sides.
Also new is the Spotlight Karaoke, with a main stage and two
The rejuvenated Oasis sets sail Nov. 24 on alternating seven-night
eastern and western Caribbean itineraries from Royal Caribbean’s palatial
Terminal A at PortMiami. It is the first time in its history that the Oasis has
sailed from Miami.