In Cruising on Tuesday 28th May, 2019

Royal Caribbean’s first mega cruise ship to undergo $240M makeover

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Royal Caribbean's Oasis of Seas is getting a makeover in celebration of its 10-year anniversary. Source: Getty

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, the world’s first mega cruise ship, is set to undergo a US$165 million (AU$238 million) makeover that will include installing the tallest slide at sea.

The cruise line confirmed in statement that there will be a number of changes made to the popular ship in celebration of its 10-year anniversary.

These include a new pool deck, the cruise line’s new poolside bar concept, Lime and Coconut, live music venue Music Hall, the Perfect Storm trio of waterslides and the 10-storey Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea.

“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,” Royal Caribbean International’s CEO Michael Bayley said in a statement.

“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.”

There will also be a variety of new dining venues added, including Royal Caribbean’s first-ever barbecue restaurant, Portside BBQ, a casual, grab-and-go Mexican spot called El Loco Fresh, serving up made-to-order tacos and burritos, quesadillas and mini salads, and Sugar Beach, which will serve up more than 220 types of candy.

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