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Oasis of the Seas Successfully Completes First Cruise From NYC Metro Area

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Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas has successfully completed her first revenue cruise since early 2020.

The vessel set sail from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey on September 5, operating a weeklong voyage south to the Bahamas. On September 12, the vessel returned to the New York City metro area port.

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Oasis of the Seas off the coast of Manhattan (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

The sailing kicked off a series of the seven-night Bahamas cruises, which are scheduled to visit Royal Caribbean’s private island Perfect Day at CocoCay as well as Port Canaveral in Florida.

In November, the ship is set to relocate to Miami for the winter season, offering seven-night eastern and western Caribbean voyages that visit St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Cozumel, Roatan, and Perfect Day at CocoCay.

In late 2019, Oasis of the Seas emerged from a massive renovation that saw the addition of the robot-tended Bionic Bar and a casual dining venue called Portside BBQ. Other changes and additions included a ten-story aft slide called Ultimate Abyss, a reimagined resort-style pool deck with The Lime & Coconut bar, Spotlight Karaoke, a trio of high-speed waterslides called The Perfect Storm, and reimagined kids’ spaces in Adventure Ocean youth club.

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Oasis of the Seas (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

Oasis of the Seas was Royal Caribbean’s first Oasis-class vessel, and was the largest cruise ship in the world when she debuted in 2009. Since then, four other Oasis-class ships have launched, each the largest cruise ship in the world at their time of launch. A sixth Oasis vessel, Wonder of the Seas, is scheduled to debut in 2022.

On Perfect Day at CocoCay, which is one of the Bahamas’ Berry Islands, visitors can choose from 13 waterslides at Thrill Waterpark, including the tallest waterslide in North America. The island also offers a helium balloon ride called Up, Up & Away, floating cabanas, and an infinity pool at the island’s Coco Beach Club.

Currently, all passengers 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to sail. Kids under 12 must undergo pre-cruise testing and follow other health and safety measures onboard.

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015. She’s been on eight cruises so far, and her favorite onboard activities include trying out the water slides, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, eating lots of food, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her over on her Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.

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