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One of the World’s Largest Cruise Ships Arrives in New York City in 100 Days

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, one of the world’s largest cruise ships, will begin offering cruises out of the New York City area in 100 days.

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Oasis of the Seas is the cruise line’s first Oasis class ship and a vessel that kicked off a new era of mega cruise ships. The ship recently received a $165 million makeover that saw a long list of upgrades added to the vessel that include the tallest slide at sea, robot bartenders, a trio of waterslides, laser tag, an escape room, and new dining options.

Oasis of the Seas will sail out of Bayonne, New Jersey and will be the largest cruise ship to ever homeport in the New York City area. The ship will begin offering seven night cruises out of Cape Liberty Cruise Port on May 10, 2020.  View Prices on Cruises on Oasis of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas will offer week long sailings with port stops in Port Canaveral, Nassau, and the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas, CocoCay. The ship will be based out of Bayonne until the end of October before repositioning to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

New features recently added to Oasis of the Seas are:

Top Deck Thrills

The Ultimate Abyss – A 10-story test of courage and the tallest slide at sea that twists and turns for the optimal thrill factor.

The Perfect Storm – The action-packed trio of multistory waterslides known as Typhoon, Cyclone and Supercell punch up the level of excitement on the pool deck.

A reimagined, Caribbean pool deck – With Splashaway Bay kids aquapark, signature poolside bar The Lime & Coconut, hammocks, casitas, in-pool loungers and live music, days and nights at sea take on a whole new meaning.

Palate-pleasing Dining

Portside BBQ – Royal Caribbean’s very first barbecue restaurant serves up an authentic, meat-packed menu inspired by the best-in-class barbecue across the United States.

Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade – With 80 big-screen TVs, tabletop games, arcade classics, an Owner’s Box VIP area, bar fare and ice-cold brews, Playmakers is where everyone in the family can enjoy themselves.

Bionic Bar by Makr Shakr – A dynamic duo of robotic bartenders mans this guest-favorite venue.

El Loco Fresh – Offering Mexican street fare to go, the casual spot’s menu includes made-to-order tacos, burritos, quesadillas, mini salads and more.

Sugar Beach – With more than 220 types of candy and a new walkup ice cream window, this is the sweetest spot on board.

Show-stopping Entertainment & Hot Spots

Aqua80 – In the unparalleled AquaTheater, Oasis debuts a brand-new aqua show that sets jaw-dropping feats, high dives and acrobatics to iconic tunes from the 80s. Guests will take a spin back to a totally radical decade brought to life by extreme athletes and divers.
One Sky – A new, full-scale production takes center stage in the Royal Theater. This Royal Caribbean original guides travelers through a journey of discovery with music and choreography that explores human connections.

Spotlight Karaoke – The dedicated karaoke spot where budding singers can rock out to their favorite tunes at the venue’s main stage or in one of two private rooms.

Music Hall – The live music venue makes its Oasis Class debut with a roster of live cover bands, an expansive dance floor, a pool table and intimate lounge seating across two levels.

Family Adventures Await

All-new Adventure Ocean – Featuring interactive, personalized and immersive experiences, the award-winning program’s major makeover encourages young guests to choose their own adventures across an entirely new layout.

Social298 – A 360-degree transformation debuts a new, maxed-out teens lounge with gaming consoles, music, movies, places to hang out and a new outdoor deck known as The Patio.

Glow-in-the-dark laser tag – In Clash for the Crystal City, two teams on the brink of extinction– the Yetis and Snowshifters–go head to head to take control of the mythical ice city.

Royal Escape Room – Mission Control: Apollo 18 – Guests walk into a replica of the original Apollo Mission Control Room, take their stations, and must maneuver a series of mind-bending puzzles to successfully launch Apollo 18.

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