Royal Caribbean completes Oasis of the Seas makeover

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The Oasis of the Seas now features the Perfect Storm trio of waterslides. Photo Credit: Tom Stieghorst

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, Spain.

The 10-year-old ship received $165 million in refurbishments and improvements, including many elements that first appeared on Royal Caribbean's Quantum-class ships.

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 Supercell.

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 private rooms.

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. 

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