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Photos of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas in Dry Dock

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, the cruise line’s first Oasis class ship and the world’s first true mega ship, is currently in dry dock receiving $165 million in upgrades.

The $165 million transformation is taking place in Cadiz, Spain. Oasis of the Seas will return to service on November 24, 2019 and will deliver new experiences for cruisers. These new experiences include the Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea; The Perfect Storm trio of waterslides, Splashaway Bay kids aqua park, a reimagined, Caribbean pool deck; the brand’s first barbecue restaurant, Portside BBQ, and more.

Royal Caribbean has released the following photos showing the construction progress on Oasis of the Seas.

Oasis of the Seas is receiving the Ultimate Abyss, a 10 story slide that is the tallest at sea.

The Perfect Storm, an action-packed trio of multistory waterslides known as Typhoon, Cyclone and Supercell, is being added to the pool deck. For the youngest, the most thrilling Splashaway Bay at sea yet is to come, with a Splash Pad for tots, three waterslides, water cannons, fountains, pools and the first-ever twin drench buckets.

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At the center is the new Caribbean-style pool deck with The Lime & Coconut. The signature bar will be one of the liveliest spots on board, day and night, with poolside cocktails, DJs and live music across two locations. Every pool is only as good as its places to chill, and Oasis will deliver a larger variety of seating and shade, including comfy casitas, daybeds, hammocks and swing seats, new whirlpools on the top deck, and a refreshed Solarium for the adults.

Oasis of the Seas is the first of the cruise line’s renowned Oasis Class – the world’s largest cruise ships – to be modernized as part of the Royal Amplified fleet modernization effort.

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The architectural marvel will break even more records when she heads to the Big Apple in May 2020 as the largest cruise ship to sail from the New York area. Oasis will reposition to her new summer home at Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey, offering 7-night sailings to The Bahamas with visits to Royal Caribbean’s newly transformed private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Rooted in research and guest feedback, Royal Caribbean’s investment of more than $1 billion in the program spans 10 cruise ships in four years and touches every facet of the guest experience to bring new thrills and signature experiences designed to appeal to every generation.

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