POOLS, OPEN DECKS and
The Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness
Center is large enough to be considered its
own neighborhood. Covering parts of two
decks, the spa area includes its own restaurant
and a spa for teens as well as the adult
In the spa area itself, a variety of treatments
are offered including massages, facials and
teeth whitening. (see spa favorites and express
treatments handouts from one cruise).
Amongst the spa facilities are: a thermal suite
with steam rooms and saunas; a teeth
whitening clinic; a relaxation area; and
treatment rooms for couples and individuals.
The Pool and Sports Zone covers most of the top
decks and various other areas of the ship as well. Within
this zone are several different areas that are units onto
. The furtherest forward of these is the Solarium. This
is an adults-only area protected from the elements by
seemingly acres of glass. Within this area is a
hydrotherapy pool, two large hot tubs, numerous deck
chairs, a bar and a café.
Aft of the Solarium is the Pool Area. Because of Oasis' split superstructure, the
port side is divided from the starboard side. There is, however, a bridge called
the Skywalk linking the two, which in addition to providing a means to go from
one side to the other also divides the area fore from aft. As a result, the pool area
is divided into four quadrants, each with its own pool.
Aft on the starboard side is the H2O Zone
(below). Geared toward children, it features
water spray cannons, umbrella jets, ground
gushers, waterfalls and brightly colored
Oasis Dunes is a nine-hole mini-golf
course including whimsical statues by Ben
The Sports Court (below left) can be used
for basketball as well as other games.
There is an entire room devoted to ping
pong. (below right).
On most ships the outdoor
promenade by the lifeboats is a
forgotten area. On Oasis it has
been converted into the
Jogging Track with
light-hearted words of
encouragement printed like
highway signs at various points
around the circuit. One mile is
RCI has, however, kept that
traditional element of an outdoor
promenade - - teak deck chairs in
which to watch the wake of the
The neighborhood includes the Fitness Center. It includes an area for aerobics and fitness
classes and more than 100 cardio and resistance machines plus free weights.
The Salon is also a part of this
neighborhood as is a shop that sells
cosmetics, lotions and other Elemis spa
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Not far outside of the Solarium area
are two of the ship's four large hot
tuns cantilevered over the ship's side.
Left and above: Forward on the starboard side is the
Beach Pool area. The space surrounding this pool has a
gentle slope that leads to the main body of water as at a
beach. The area also has a large hot tub.
Below: The Main Pool area on the port side forward
has two hot tubs as well as a large pool.
The Sports Pool is reserved for lap swimming
in the morning and water sports in the afternoon
Shona Kinloch's "Are You Ready" (right) is
alway eager to participate.
Royal Caribbean is known for introducing Rock Climbing Walls
and Florider Surfing Simulators to cruise ships. Oasis goes a
step further and has two of each.
A new innovation on Oasis is the Zip
Line. The line stretches for 82 feet
and is nine decks above the