Central park oasis + first amphitheater at seas + distinct experience neighborhoods

  • COST

    US $1.4 Billion

  • SIZE

    Length:1,186 FT | Gross Tonnage:225,282 GT |
    Decks: 16 Passenger Decks


    Master Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Administration

The Oasis class of ships broke new ground in the cruise industry. These ships have the distinction of being the largest and most revolutionary ships at sea with a capacity of over 6,000 passengers. During the day, guests can enjoy the sloped entry beach pool and two surf simulators on the pool and sports decks. The boardwalk features a handcrafted carousel, restaurants, bars, shops, two rock-climbing walls, and the 750 Seat Aqua Theater. At the heart of the ship is Central Park, which transforms the cruise environment into a sensorial, landscaped, urban oasis with over 600 species of plants. There is plenty of entertainment to be found at the Ship’s Main Theater, Ice Rink, Nightclub, and Jazz & Comedy Clubs. This class of ship is truly the envy of the seas.

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This is the ship that changed what it means to cruise. It is not about lying in the sun (but you can do that as well), it is about excitement, adventure, rejuvenation and experiences like never before. How do you manage a seaside city of 6,000 guests? With the creation of 7 distinct neighborhoods (Central Park, Pools & Sports Zones, Vitality at Sea Spa, Boardwalk, Royal Promenade, Youth Zone, and Entertainment Place) that all ignite a spark for the senses and for every age. Thoughtful planning of these distinct neighborhoods keep this ship running like a well-oiled machine, easily managing crowds while offering tremendous amenities.

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In the evening, the 750-seat Aqua Theater transforms the boardwalk into an acrobatic, high-flying, diving extravaganza. With beautifully choreographed fountain shows and hundreds of water nozzles programmed to lights and music, this outdoor water and stage show illustrates the innovation that is inherent in Wilson Butler Architects.

The main indoor performing arts venue, the Amber Theatre, is inspired by the Amber Room in Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg with recently restored walls of glowing amber and ornate design. The theater impresses upon its patrons the grandeur of imperial Russia. This inherently theatrical space is lavish with rich, bold color brought up to 21st century taste and technology.

Ice is not only for cocktails on this ship, just when you thought it couldn’t get any cooler, we created Studio B the ice rink at sea. Studio B is a 900 seat arena which not only features ice shows but also hosts game shows, standup comedy and live music. During the day, guests are encouraged to lace up their own skates with free skate.

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The fun and festivities are never ending on the Oasis of The Seas. Both Dazzles & Blaze offer guests a chance to grab a cocktail and dance the night away. Combining both lounge and bar with a performance stage, Dazzles is a spectacular 2 deck venue to catch live bands. Appointed with neutral tones, the colored lighting effects change the atmosphere of the space, creating a new experience every time you visit. The bright glass dance floor and reflective ceiling above surround you with movement and reflection. The Blaze lounge is alive with color and action, it’s the perfect spot to grab your favorite drink and put you in the mood for…well…anything you can imagine.

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We took Central Park, a natural oasis within an urban core, and brought the concept and emotion it invokes to the sea, creating an amazing one-of-kind ship experience. This lush, open-air park features a series of cultivated experiences including a town square, outdoor dining, and a sculpture garden. This Central Park, (designed in collaboration with Atkins Global), is 90 meters long – the length of a football field – creating tranquil views from park level and from the passenger suites and staterooms on its borders. A key feature of Central Park, the Trellis Bar, is enchanting like its inspiration, Tavern on the Green. Central Park is in one word, magical. Central Park was designed in collaboration with Tom Wright and Design 5.

Innovations extend to the new kind of shipboard performance venue, called Studio B. It is an interchangeable, multi-function, 900-seat arena featuring the first ice rink at sea. With a retractable deck cover, telescopic seating and a raised stage, the space can also be reconfigured as a theater or television studio. Performances include ice shows, game shows, stand-up comedy and live music.

Studio B is outfitted with rigging that can fly performers over the ice. A giant video wall, supplemental monitors and theatrical lighting create a multi-media experience, setting a new standard for the cruise industry.

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