Cruise Review Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Oasis of the Seas

Breton Village Travel participated in the launching of the Oasis of the Seas, the largest and most revolutionary cruise ship ever built.  On November 21st, Breton Village Travel owner John Lovell, manager Lou Lint, and agent Linda DuShane cruised out of Miami on the special preview, inaugural sailing of the Oasis of the Seas.

 

At three football fields long, the Oasis is larger than any ship afloat by about twenty percent.  However, the design is so well thought out that you don’t feel overwhelmed by its size or your fellow passengers.   The ship is a floating town divided into themed neighborhoods.  The Boardwalk is a great family area with a carousel, ice cream parlor, Johnny Rockets, and a seafood shack.  The serene Central Park neighborhood with live trees and plants is open to the sky.  One of the favorite locations is the small Park Café with indoor and outdoor seating where they prepare made to order salads, custom-made bagels and the world’s best beef sandwich on freshly baked rolls. The most frequented area is the Promenade which hosts everything from costumed parades to nighttime dancing in the street parties, shopping, bars and even a cupcake shop.  A great neighborhood for adults is the Sanctuary- a haven of absolute quiet, comfort and light foods.  This peaceful outdoor deck area is sheltered by floor to ceiling glass walls.

 

From relaxation to high activity Oasis of the Seas has it all.  Activities include rock climbing, flow rider, zip lining, basketball, miniature golf, table tennis and many more. Entertainment includes water show, ice show, Broadway style productions, comedy club, jazz area, dance club, Casino, and many lounges.  The small bar that levitates from the Promenade to Central Park allows you to enjoy the view while sipping a glass of champagne.  Not to be missed are the great spa and gym facilities that include a boxing ring and all of the latest workout equipment and programs.

 

An abundance of choices is the best way to describe the dining options.  There are several pay-for specialty restaurants and food locations, but your cruise includes dinning in the main dining room and buffet along with the smaller locations serving everything from pizza to made to order salads. The Oasis of the Seas offers excellent dining options.

 

Most of the cabins are balconies either facing inside or outside the ship.  While small, they are very efficient in design and the bedding is luxurious.  For those of you who would like more comfort in cabins, you should consider a suite category.  There are several different styles and prices to choose from. Your travel agent will help you select the right cabin for you and your family.

 

The Oasis of the Seas is truly amazing, awesome and revolutionary. The world’s newest and biggest cruise ship is a destination in itself for a spectacular holiday at sea.