By the Caribbean Journal staff
Another Royal Caribbean cruise ship is getting a makeover.
This time it’s Oasis of the Seas, which is set to undergo a $165 million “amplification” project, the company said this week.
The 63-day modernization project will add a reimagined pool deck, a new kids aquapark, a new water slide and new dining concepts like the company’s new Portside BBQ.
Upon completion, Oasis will head to New York in May 2020 as what will be the largest cruise ship to sail from the New York area.
“When Oasis of the Seas debuted as the world’s largest and most groundbreaking cruise ship a decade ago, the typical cruise vacation as the world knew it was forever changed. Today, our Oasis Class ships continue to lead the industry and attract vacationers new to cruising,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Now with the opportunity to disrupt the industry once again, we’ve gone all-in with our biggest and boldest amplification yet. Oasis will turn heads when she arrives to Miami this November and the Northeast in May 2020.”
Royal is also adding El Loco Fresh, a Mexican takeaway spot; Playmakers Sports Bar; and Sugar Beach, an ice cream-and-candy shop.
The company is also adding its Music Hall live music venue to the ship, which will include a slate of live cover bands and a dance floor.