Oasis of the Seas begins US$165m amplification

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Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas has arrived in Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, Spain, to begin a 65-day, US$165m (€150m) amplification programme.

Work is underway to add new features, including a pool deck makeover in a Caribbean theme including a new The Lime & Coconut bar, and a Sports Zone with a 10-storey waterslide, Ultimate Abyss, and a trio of waterslides known as The Perfect Storm. A Splashaway Bay for children will feature waterslides, water cannons, fountains, pools and drench buckets.

Dining areas will be expanded to introduce Royal Caribbean’s first-ever barbecue restaurant, Portside BBQ, as well as El Loco Fresh, offering a TexMex menu, Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, and Sugar Beach candy store.

The update includes other big changes on lower decks, including the addition of new staterooms and updates to various entertainment and retail zones.

Upon completion of the works, Oasis will set sail on 24 November 2019, commencing with seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Royal Caribbean’s new Terminal A in Miami, Florida.

Oasis will move to the New York City area in May 2020. From her new summer home at Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey, Oasis will offer seven-night sailings to The Bahamas with visits to Royal Caribbean’s newly transformed private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay.

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