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What’s Free Onboard Oasis Of The Seas

By Amanda Mesa | Published on March 17, 2022

Top 10 Free Things To Do Onboard The Original Oasis Class Cruise Ship

There are so many reasons to get excited about a cruise with Royal Caribbean®, including all the incredible destinations you’ll be visiting. And if you’re setting sail on the Amplified Oasis of the Seas®, you’re in for endless game-changing thrills and unforgettable activities to fill every sea day. The cruise ship that launched the award-winning Oasis Class fleet is an engineering marvel filled from bow to stern with new discoveries the whole family will love.  

It’s the ultimate ticket to endless adventure, top-notch dining, sun-soaked unwinding, and dazzling entertainment. The best part? A lot of the ship’s most exciting and memorable experiences are offered onboard at no additional cost. Show-stopping aerial feats and high-diving stunts at the AquaTheater? Check. Unlimited adrenaline-amping rides down The Perfect Storm℠ waterslide trio? Triple check. Delicious meals that take you from the streets of Mexico to the pizza parlors of New York? You got it. And so many more epic included cruise activities, features, and flavors guests can enjoy complimentarily. Here are some of our favorite free things to do on Oasis of the Seas.   

Hang Ten On The FlowRider® Surfing Simulator

A staple on many Royal Caribbean ships and a favorite among guests, the FlowRider® surf simulator is a must-try for anyone sailing onboard the Amplified Oasis of the Seas. You can try to carve standing upright like a pro or hit the waves boogie-style and coast over the 30,000 gallons of rushing water that continuously flows through this top-rated attraction. Rides are free, so you can hang ten — or wipe out — as many times as you like. And if you prefer to watch the fun-soaked action from the sidelines, grab a seat — there’s plenty of stadium seating that offers a prime view of it all. 

Tallest Slide At Sea: The Ultimate Abyss

Here’s another epic option for thrill-seekers and the bold at heart. Standing a deck-defying ten stories high, Ultimate Abyss℠ is the tallest slide at sea — and the perfect way to get your adrenaline fix during your next cruise on Oasis of the Seas. It’s one of guests’ favorite included onboard activities — and you’ll understand why as soon as you see it. Shaped like a massive angler fish perched over the stern of the ship, there’s nothing quite like it in the world. Ultimate Abyss℠ is open to anyone 44 inches or taller. So grab a mat, put on your brave face, and get ready to take the ultimate plunge.   

Savor Flavors From South Of The Border At El Loco Fresh®

There’s so much to see and do onboard Oasis the Seas, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Fortunately, you’re never far from delicious eats on this cruise ship. If you’re bouncing between rides on the FlowRider or Ultimate Abyss and dips in the pool, El Loco Fresh is the perfect option for fast and casual flavors. Think tender shareable nachos, beef burritos, sizzling carnitas, and more topped with all your favorite Mexican fixings — like classic mole sauce and salsa verde. Not to mention decadent south-of-the-border sweets including creamy Mexican flan and a fluffy, moist tres leches cake. Come back for seconds or thirds throughout the day — everything at this top-rated dining spot is included in your cruise fare.

Conquer The Perfect Storm℠ Water Slide

If you’ve cruised with Royal Caribbean before, chances are you’re familiar with The Perfect Storm. One of the cruise line’s star attractions — and made even bigger and bolder during the Amplification of Oasis of the Seas — this notorious waterslide trio is not for the faint of heart. Each of its three water slides features hair-raising twists, white-knuckle turns, and plenty of wild fun. There’s Cyclone℠ and Typhoon℠, side-by-side racer slides with translucent stretches that let you catch glimpses of the sea, sky, and deck below you as you race to the bottom. Then there’s the Supercell℠, a one-of-a-kind slide that shoots you into a champagne bowl for a few head-spinning whirls before funneling you into the pool below. The Perfect Storm is totally complimentary for cruise guests, which means the thrills are limitless.

Treat The Kids To Gallons Of Fun At Splashaway Bay℠

Traveling with pint-sized adventure-seekers? They’ll find plenty to get excited about at Splashaway Bay, an aqua park designed just for little ones. From colorful mini-waterslides and water cannons to interactive fountains, whirlpools, and more, it’s literally brimming with fun for tots and tweens. Parents, keep your cameras ready — there’s a drench bucket that tips over periodically and the expression on your little one’s face as they get soaked is bound to be priceless. You’ll quickly see why Splashaway Bay is a hit among kids sailing on Oasis of the Seas. 

Or Sign Them Up For New Discoveries At Adventure Ocean

The Amplified Oasis of the Seas is home to Adventure Ocean, a complimentary program for kids of all ages. The AO Babies program caters to little ones aged 6-36 months, and offers supervised games and interactive play to keep them engaged while parents indulge in some grown-up time. Kids aged 3-5 can also have a blast in the AO Junior program, where cruise activities for kids include arts and crafts, science experiments, and immersive educational discoveries. The best part? The program is available to parents at no additional cost — so go ahead and pencil in some “me” time at the spa or the Solarium.

Give Your Teens A Cool Space To Chill At Sea

If you’re traveling with teens, you’ll find yet another reason to fall in love with the Amplified Oasis of the Seas. The largest cruise ship is also home to endless onboard activities for teens including its exclusive lounge designed for 13 to 17-year-olds. The soundtrack here is always on point, and teens will find all kinds of movies and video games to fill hours onboard with entertainment. The hangout also offers plenty of space for them to unwind and make new friends — including an outdoor patio hangout. There’s no cost for admission — teens can simply show up and kick back.   

Dig In To The Best Hot Dogs At Sea

When it comes to free dining onboard Oasis of the Seas, Dog House is a longstanding favorite among cruisers. The hot dogs here are next-level and always hit the spot. Go the classic route with a Coney Island dog, made with American beef, or opt for a German Thüringer bratwurst made with finely minced pork. There’s also a chicken sausage cooked with apple — aptly named The Big Apple, and a spiced pork bratwurst called The Smoke House. Customize them any way you like — Dog House has all your favorite toppings and condiments, plus classic sides like home-style potato salad and coleslaw.  

Fill An Evening With Awe At The AquaTheater

A highlight of any night onboard Oasis of the Seas is taking in a performance at the AquaTheater. Encompassing the deepest pool at sea flanked by soaring diving platforms, this impressive outdoor theater sets the stage for some of the cruise line’s most dramatic performances. Every show here spotlights mesmerizing stunts and aerial acrobatics by Olympic-level high divers and synchronized swimmers — paired with soundtracks and storylines that are just as captivating. Performances are included in your cruise fare, just remember to make a reservation via Cruise Planner or at the box office onboard to secure a spot.

Catch A Broadway-Inspired Spectacular At The Royal Theater

In addition to the incredible shows you’ll see at the AquaTheater, scene-stealing original productions await at the Royal Theater. Oasis of the Seas is home to a timeless classic — Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical, CATS. Reserve your seat in advance via Cruise Planner or at the box office, grab a playbook and settle in for a night with Munkustrap, Mungojerrie, Rum Tum Tugger, and the rest of the Jellicle gang. Admission is free for cruise guests, so don’t miss out.

Bring On The Jokes At Comedy Live

Looking to laugh? The adults-only Comedy Live always delivers. Inspired by the dark and intimate comedy clubs of Manhattan and Chicago, Comedy Live hosts a lineup of hilarious talent on any given night. The guest performers who visit dabble in a wide range of styles from observational jokes to satire. No matter what your particular brand of humor, you’re definitely in for a good time. It’s the perfect way to cap off date night or start the evening with your friends. It’s also included in your cruise fare — just make sure you reserve a spot via Cruise Planner or at the box office onboard.

Show Off Your Star Power At Spotlight Karaoke

Looking for an unforgettable night out the whole family will enjoy? Head to Spotlight℠ Karaoke, one of the best free things to do onboard Oasis of the Seas. This guest-loved venue gives visitors the option to belt out their favorite tunes to an audience on the main stage, or reserve a room for a private performance with close friends or family for an additional charge. You don’t need to have perfect pitch or an impressive range to steal the show here —Spotlight Karaoke has thousands of popular songs to choose from for all abilities.

Catch A Concert At Music Hall

Grown-ups can keep the beat going strong after karaoke at Music Hall. This sprawling, multi-level venue onboard Oasis of the Seas hosts some of the industry’s best cover bands performing everything from disco to classic rock to big band and swing. Grab a drink and settle in to Music Hall’s comfy lounge seating or hit the dance floor and bust some moves. Admission is free, so come back every night for a rotating selection of performers.

Satisfy Late-Night Cravings With A Slice At Sorrento’s Pizza

Though it’s a top dining spot all day long, Sorrento’s is also popular among the late-night crowd. Usually, open until the early morning hours, this New York-inspired pizzeria has built a reputation for serving up top-notch pies. If you’re a purist, try the cheese, pepperoni, or Margherita pizzas. If you’re feeling adventurous, savor the sweet-and-smoky flavors of the bacon- and BBQ-infused Caribbean Dream. And for meat lovers, there’s the Carnivore. Whatever you’re in the mood for, every slice at this complimentary restaurant is pure perfection.

Whether you’re cruising with friends, family, or your special someone, you’ll find the Amplified Oasis of the Seas offers endless exciting cruise experiences and onboard attractions for everyone in your party — without cutting into your budget. There are plenty of free things to do onboard, from thrill-filled rides and slides to encore-worthy performances and world-class dining. These are just some of the ship’s top-rated features and restaurants — there are plenty more onboard waiting to be discovered. 


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