Views Royal Caribbean Crew See at Sea

A visual guide to our ships captured by crew members, spotlighting the things to do and see.
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There is a Royal Caribbean ship for every type of traveler.

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While planning a vacation, many turn to local experts for top tips on where to stay, what to eat and which activities to add to their can’t-miss list. Who we consider a “local” is closer to home than many: our second-to-none crew members who call Royal Caribbean ships their second home.

You can be sure that these 50,000-plus incredible people from around the world know the ins-and-outs of each ship and also every photo-worthy angle on board, all of which can be inspiration to spend your next vacation on a Royal Caribbean cruise. And trust us—there are plenty of perspectives and adventures to be captured and had for every age on this world-class fleet.

We’ve collected the 10 most stunning photos of our ships and their signature features captured by those who know them best. Take a peek to discover the experiences that await:

Oasis Class ships are architectural marvels with unique features like Central Park, which is home to more than 20,000 real plants, trees and more.

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Central Park – Oasis of the Seas     

Oasis of the Seas revolutionized cruising in many ways over a decade ago (and continues to do so today), one way being with the introduction of the unique seven-neighborhood concept. This includes Central Park—an area at the heart of every Oasis Class ship. Open to the sky above, you can shop, dine, walk or simply sit alongside the plant-lined paths and enjoy the breeze and live music.

Where to find it: Oasis Class


FlowRider offers the thrill of surfing in the middle of the ocean for experts and beginners alike.

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FlowRider – Spectrum of the Seas

Adventurers will undoubtedly gravitate toward this signature Royal Caribbean experience—FlowRider, the first surf simulator at sea. You can catch as many waves (and views) as you want during your cruise, whether you prefer boogie boarding or stand-up surfing, set against the backdrop of the open ocean.

Where to find it: Freedom Class, Oasis Class, Quantum Class, Quantum Ultra Class and Voyager Class


Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade is the spot to cheer on the home team and enjoy game-day favorites and ice-cold brews.

Credit: Ricci Paul Magpantay, Food and Beverage Assistant Administrator, Instagram: @wheninmyjourneys

Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade – Independence of the Seas

Talk about mouthwatering—The Poke Nachos from Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade are delicious and also Instagram-worthy. The signature sports bar has a little something for everyone, featuring a menu of wings, burgers and ice-cold beers. You can root for your home team playing across the dozens of big-screen TVs and get in on the friendly competition at the arcade and with table or jumbo games.

Where to find it: Freedom, Independence, Mariner, Navigator, Odyssey, Oasis and Symphony of the Seas


The whole family will enjoy time together over a round of mini golf.

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Mini Golf – Mariner of the Seas

Get into the swing of vacation on any one of our ships with a round of mini golf. Nearby, you can find other adventures like the rock climbing wall and basketball court, as well as The Perfect Storm high-speed waterslides.

Where to find it: Freedom Class, Oasis Class, Quantum Class, Quantum Ultra Class, Radiance Class and Voyager Class


Symphony of the Seas is the ultimate family adventure.

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The Ultimate Abyss – Symphony of the Seas

Among the world’s largest ships, Symphony has the adventures to match, including the Ultimate Abyss. The tallest slide at sea measures 10 stories high and sends thrill-seekers down twisting tubes buzzing with sound effects, music and lights.

Where to find it: Oasis, Harmony and Symphony of the Seas


The full-scale productions in AquaTheater are one of a kind, just like the venue itself.

Credit: Gabriel Aglio, Slackliner, Instagram: @gabrielaglio

AquaTheater – Harmony of the Seas

The iconic AquaTheater—an amphitheater-style entertainment venue with a pool unlike any other. This space comes to life with acrobats, divers, slackliners and more talented performers who take the meaning of “center stage” to new heights, from the the diving platforms above to the underwater lifts and everywhere in between.

Where to find it: Oasis Class


North Star delivers record-breaking views up to 300 feet above the ocean – it’s even recognized by Guinness World Records.

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North Star – Odyssey of the Seas

Odyssey of the Seas adds a punch of color with a vibrant-hued North Star, the signature all-glass observation capsule that will take you 300 feet above the ocean for breathtaking, 360-degree views.

Fun fact: North Star happens to be in the book of Guinness World Records as “Highest Viewing Deck on a Cruise Ship!”

Where to find it: Quantum and Quantum Ultra Class


The Caribbean pool deck offers plenty of seating with hammocks, casitas and lounge chairs.

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Pool Deck – Oasis of the Seas

There is no wrong way to spend your day at sea—or any day really—on board. From day to night, the pool deck is a great place to choose your own adventure, whether that means relaxing poolside at any one of the pools, including the adults-only Solarium, or plunging down The Perfect Storm waterslides.

Where to find it: Freedom Class, Oasis Class, Quantum Class, Quantum Ultra Class, Radiance Class, Vision Class and Voyager Class

Royal Caribbean ships can offer sights like no other, including a lunar eclipse.

Credit: Rune Rasmussen, AquaCast Support Diver, Instagram: @lucidcreationzphoto

Unparalleled Views – Allure of the Seas

Our ships are naturally eye-catching and offer stunning views of the world around us, including the sky above. There is no better example of this than a lunar eclipse, when the moon moves into the earth’s shadow (or even a solar eclipse).

Where to find it: Freedom Class, Oasis Class, Quantum Class, Quantum Ultra Class, Radiance Class, Vision Class and Voyager Class


Ready to create memories and your own photo album? Check out Royal Caribbean cruises you can book here.