When Royal Caribbean first launched the revolutionary Oasis of the Seas on December 5, 2009, it was like no other ship at sea. This was due in part to some of the new neighborhoods that were added like Central Park on the Oasis of the Seas. Imagine a park in the middle of a cruise ship complete with chirping birds and lots and lots of greenery, which is real, but the birds — not so much (except the ones that are stowaways!).
Nothing beats the HD quality of my GoPro camera and one afternoon as I strolled through Central Park on the Oasis of the Seas, I snapped a few pictures for a new angle and perspective.
For another point of view, how about looking down on Central Park from deck 15 by the pools?
Alternatively, you can then look up from within Central Park on deck 8 and appreciate the massive size of the open space as well as the ship itself.
You won’t just find lush greenery within Central Park on the Oasis of the Seas, but flowers and trees, too. There are over 12,000 plants including those on the Living Walls, and a sculpture garden onboard as well. Those who love gardening can even speak to one of the onboard gardeners to answer questions and for overall gardening techniques.
It’s not all about plants, flowers, and sculptures inside Central Park. What about this?
- Shopping including the Coach store, the Art Gallery, and Picture This
- Bars like Vintages, the Rising Tide Bar, and the Trellis Bar
- Dining including Giovanni’s Table, 150 Central Park, Chops Grille, and the Park Café
What I really enjoy about Central Park is that it is probably the most relaxing area on the entire ship. You’re able to sit outside in the fresh air and partake of a beverage or a meal and relax. If you’re so inclined, you might want skip baking in the sun up by the pool and instead grab a chair and a book and spend an afternoon reading in Central Park. I don’t think most people would ever dream a cruise ship could ever be like this, but it is!