This is the start of our western Caribbean cruise aboard one of the largest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas. This is is also our first on this ship.
Oasis of the Seas was constructed out of 500,000 individual parts. The AquaTheater pool is 17.9 feet (5.4 m) deep, making it the deepest pool at sea. It took 3,200 construction workers and 8000 work years to build the ship. In addition, the Oasis of the Seas' 24 dining options, guest have 20 bars and lounges to choose. 7,000 works of art were specially commissioned for Oasis of the Seas.
The Oasis of the Seas is truly a one-of-a-kind ship, accommodating over 5,000 passengers. Eighteen decks high, this ship has more than enough to offer any guest. Travel between the seven neighborhoods that divide the ship, experiencing something unique in each. In Central Park, we can peruse the art gallery or unwind in the sophisticated wine bar. Or for the more adventurous spirits, the Boardwalk offers the world's first onboard carousel and zipline, as well as two rock-climbing walls and two FlowRider wave simulators. We can also treat ourselves at the Boardwalk Donut Shop or the Ice Cream Parlor. The heart of the ship lies in the Royal Promenade, with a variety of dining and entertainment options. It features Rising Tide: a levitating bar that ascends and descends over three decks.
When ready to indulge our appetites, we can choose from numerous dining options including Chops Steak House, Sorrento's Pizzeria, Seafood Shack and Johnny Rockets, just to name a few. There is Starbucks in the Promenade, if we need to indulge with our favorite brand. The DreamWorks Experience is also featured on every sailing, and includes character parades and photo opportunities, character meals, 3-D movies in the ship's onboard theater and a dedicated DreamWorks channel in each stateroom. Evening entertainment in the grand Opal Theater included the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Cats. Other featured shows are Come Fly With Me and a Kenny James concert. The Aqua Theatre has the Oasis Dreams Aqua Show and also fountain shows. In addition to traditional staterooms, the Oasis of the Seas offers state-of-the-art lofts and multi-level suites to accommodate her guests.