Oasis of the Seas Cabins to Avoid

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Oasis of the Seas is a truly special ship, and while she’s not the newest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet, she can still dazzle with her size, her dining and entertainment, and her amazing accommodation options.

Yet sometimes, choosing the right cabin on a ship this size can be tough.

After all, a cruise on Oasis of the Seas is rarely cheap. So, it’s important that you pick a room that you’ll enjoy. Not all cabins are equal, and some may not be quite what you’re looking for, depending on how you like to cruise.

But which cabins should you book and what are the cabins to avoid on Oasis of the Seas? Not a problem – I’ve put together this comprehensive guide to the ship, along with a handy checklist you can keep with you.

With my help, you’ll always pick the best stateroom on Oasis of the Seas.

How To Choose the Best Cruise Cabin

My checklist tells you everything you need to look out for when booking a cruise – regardless of the ship you’re sailing on. If you want a copy sent to you, just add your details to this form, and I’ll email it right over.

The Different Rooms on Oasis of the Seas

You really are spoiled for choice on Oasis of the Seas – there are 2,867 rooms in total, including 2,693 staterooms and 174 suites.

That’s split across an impressive 32 cabin types. I know, that might seem a little overwhelming, but they’re grouped together at least so you can narrow your search down a little easier.

Here’s a look at all of the cabin options on Oasis of the Seas:

RoomTypeMax. guestsDecksAverage Size (sq ft)Average Balcony Size (sq ft)
InteriorInside23, 6-14149N/A
Interior AccessibleInside43, 6258N/A
Promenade View InteriorInside47, 11, 12194N/A
Connecting InteriorInside23, 6-11172N/A
Central Park View InteriorInside49191N/A
Spacious InteriorInside63, 11260N/A
Ocean ViewOutside View43, 7-11, 14179N/A
Ocean View AccessibleOutside View43264N/A
Panoramic Ocean ViewOutside View214179N/A
Ultra Spacious Ocean ViewOutside View611271N/A
Ocean View BalconyBalcony3, 7-46-1418250
Ocean View Balcony AccessibleBalcony36, 10-1427280
Ocean View with Large BalconyBalcony46-1418280
Connecting Ocean View BalconyBalcony26-1418250
Boardwalk BalconyBalcony58-1418252
Central Park View BalconyBalcony510-1418252
Ultra Spacious Ocean View with Large BalconyBalcony61127182
Junior SuiteSuite56-1428780
Junior Suite AccessibleSuite414390107
Grand Suite – 1 BedroomSuite46-14371105
Grand Suite – 2 BedroomSuite89, 10, 12580238
Owner’s SuiteSuite410, 11, 14556243
Ultimate Panoramic SuiteSuite414914N/A
1 Bedroom AquaTheater SuiteSuite414323140
Spacious 1 Bedroom AquaTheater SuiteSuite411, 12323-398355-452
2 Bedroom AquaTheater SuiteSuite89, 10673695
Spacious 2 Bedroom AquaTheater SuiteSuite88823772
Crown Loft SuiteSuite417-18545114
Crown Loft Suite AccessibleSuite417-18737140
Grand Panoramic SuiteSuite1417914161
Owner’s Panoramic SuiteSuite4171,076161
Star Loft SuiteSuite417-18722410
Royal Loft SuiteSuite617-181,524843

Oasis of the Seas Room Sizes

It’s important to bear in mind that the sizes given above are all averages. While a lot of the rooms are built to this standard size, there may be some slight variances even within a category.

It’s a good idea to browse the Oasis of the Seas deck plans if you’re getting used to the ship for the first time, because that’ll show you every stateroom and suite to scale. This context might be really useful when deciding which room you want.

Oasis of the Seas Cabins to Avoid

There aren’t really any bad staterooms on an Oasis-class ship like Oasis of the Seas. But there are some that might be a bad fit for you. It depends on a load of different factors, including your budget, how good a sleeper you are, how close to you want to be to amenities and so on.

Bear in mind that the ship is huge – if you don’t think carefully about where you’re going to book, you might have a very long walk ahead of you every day either for breakfast or to get your children to the kids’ clubs etc.

Here’s a look at some of the cabins that you might wish to steer clear of, depending on your personal situation and preferences:

1. Internal Balcony Staterooms

The Oasis-class ships (along with some others in the fleet) have internal balcony staterooms – as in, a room that has a balcony, but that faces the interior of the ship instead of facing out to sea.

View from a balcony room on the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship, overlooking interior staterooms and a central promenade.

These are fun, as they overlook the Boardwalk and Central Park neighbourhoods. But the problem with them is that they also directly face other staterooms across the way.

When you have a regular cabin, you don’t have to worry about people seeing into your room – but you do with an internal balcony. If you want to avoid keeping your curtains drawn every time you want to get changed, you might want to book elsewhere.

When I had one of these rooms, we hardly ever went out on our balcony. Sure, it might be good if you like people-watching. But on a ship like Oasis of the Seas, you’ll have so many more fun things to do instead!

2. Expensive Suites

There are some fantastic suites on Oasis of the Seas, including some with two levels. They’re extremely spacious, and beautifully appointed. Plus, they offer a range of benefits depending on which suite you book.

The spacious Royal Loft Suite on the Oasis of the Seas, featuring modern furniture, a grand piano, and a two-story window with ocean views.

But they’re also pretty expensive – these rooms are in high demand, and Royal Caribbean can charge a pretty penny. The Royal Loft Suite can cost $20,000 per person, per week – Yikes!

I get the feeling that at this point, Royal Caribbean is just putting ridiculous prices out there, knowing that there are enough people for whom money is no object that they’ll sell out fairly quickly anyway.

Even the entry-level suites are a decent jump in cost above a Balcony Stateroom, so it’s important to consider how much time you’re actually going to spend in your room, and how much you’ll use the extra benefits.

With a ship that has so much to do, a lot of people will be just as happy saving money and choosing a smaller stateroom.

3. Rooms That Might Be Bad for Seasickness

Oasis of the Seas is one of the biggest ships in the world, and also one of the most contemporary. This means she has the best stabilising technology on the ocean to help prevent movement, and she will rock less because she’s huge.

Still, that doesn’t mean she’s completely immune to motion, and if you’re particularly sensitive then you should avoid the cabins on a higher deck towards the bow (front) and aft (rear) of the ship.

Exterior view of the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship with yellow arrows pointing to upper deck staterooms potentially prone to seasickness.

The accommodation on the highest decks is all in a mid-ship location but there are some on Decks 12 and 14 you might wish to steer clear of.

4. Connecting Cabins if You Don’t Need Them

Oasis of the Seas, like most cruise ships on the ocean, has connecting cabins. These are side-by-side cabins with a connecting door that can be unlocked by the cabin stewards, if you book both rooms together. They’re good for larger families who want the space of two staterooms, but the option of sharing access.

connecting rooms

However, the connecting doors are thinner than a cabin wall. So, you can hear through them. If you aren’t booking both staterooms, try not to book one with a connecting door so that you can’t hear what your neighbours are doing.

5. Loud Cabins

There are some cabins that run the risk of being in a louder location on Oasis of the Seas. These include:

Deck 14 staterooms 14162 to 14240, and 14562 to 14640 – directly below the pool deck, which can be loud in the morning.

Sunny pool deck on the Oasis of the Seas with vibrant yellow umbrellas, colorful waterslides, and loungers, set against a clear blue sky

Deck 6 staterooms 6130 to 6160 and 6530 to 6560 – directly above the Royal Theatre, which can be loud in the evening.

Deck 7 staterooms 7270 to 7334 – directly above the Playmakers Bar, one of the noisier parts of the ship at night.

Best Rooms on Oasis of the Seas

While there are plenty of great room choices on Oasis of the Seas, here are just a selection of the best for you to choose from:

1. Royal Loft Suite

I know I’ve already flagged this as being extremely expensive, and it is. For most people on Harmony of the Seas, this isn’t going to be a realistic option.

But I have to include it in a list of the best rooms on the ship because it’s just stunning. You get so much space to relax and unwind, both in the suite and on your balcony.

Plus you get all the benefits of a Royal Genie looking after you too – which can really make your cruise special.

Take a look at this video for a sneak peek inside this amazing suite…

2. AquaTheater Suites

AquaTheater Suites are another premium option, but again their unique feature means they are worthy of being included on this list. These are spacious accommodations in a prime location at the aft of the ship, with a heap of benefits too.

But the real reason to book these suites is the epic view you have of the AquaTheater. Never mind the front row – this is a unique high-angle that lets you relax in the comfort of your own space with incredible entertainment right outside your balcony.

High-diving performance at the AquaTheater on Oasis of the Seas, with an athlete mid-dive above the pool, illuminated by stage lights, and an audience in the background.Yellow arrow pointing to the suite balconies.

3. Ultimate Panoramic Suites

When Oasis of the Seas was refurbished in 2019, two extra suites were added directly above the ship’s bridge.

Bird's-eye layout of the Ultimate Panoramic Suite on Oasis of the Seas, showcasing a spacious interior with a living area, bedroom, and expansive ocean views

A whopping 914-square feet each, these suites have something very rare indeed – 200-degree panoramic views with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Part of Royal Caribbean’s Star Class, these rooms come with an array of luxuries including a walk-in closet, separate living area, and exclusive amenities. 

4. Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms

If you don’t have the budget for an Ultimate Panoramic Suite, but love the idea of huge floor-to-ceiling windows, then a Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom could be a more affordable compromise.

There’s nothing particularly incredible about the Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms. They aren’t huge, and they don’t come with any extras compared to a regular Ocean View Stateroom.

But if you want a budget stateroom option on Oasis of the Seas, I’d recommend checking them out. Their position at the front of the ship does offer some great views as you’re sailing, and because it’s an Ocean View, you don’t have to worry about the wind (which can be pretty strong on forward-facing balconies).

True, they might not be ideal if you’re likely to suffer seasickness, but if not then they’re something you won’t find on any other Oasis-class ships and they’re an interesting option.

Here’s a helpful video if you’d like a closer look…

5. Deck 14 Staterooms with Kids

Deck 14 is not the place to book if you want a calm, peaceful escape. But if you have kids and want to make the most of the entertainment onboard, it’s a fantastic spot.

Firstly, you’re on the same deck as the kids’ clubs. This is a huge benefit – it’s easier to drop them off, and pick them up at the end of the day too, especially if they’ve fallen asleep and you need to carry them back to your stateroom.

Then, the pool deck is directly above, so you never have to travel far for a fun time splashing around.

Bustling H2O Zone on the Oasis of the Seas featuring families enjoying colorful water sculptures, pools, and playful fountains under a clear blue sky.

And towards the aft of Deck 15 is the Windjammer Buffet too, so you’re only one set of stairs away from a snack when you’ve a grumpy child feeling hungry.

What Is the Best Deck on Oasis of the Seas?

There is no single best deck on Oasis of the Seas – it depends on the type of cruise you want.

If you want the best suites, you’ll need to look at Decks 17 and 18. To be close to the pool deck and kids’ clubs, choose Deck 14. If you want to be in between all the features, and enjoy peace, choose Decks 9 to 12.

What Is the Best Room on Oasis of the Seas?

The best room on Oasis of the Seas is the Royal Loft Suite, but it’s very expensive. The ship has some good options for other panoramic suites too. If you want a regular stateroom, try to get a Large Balcony room.

Royal Loft Suite bathroom

Choose Your Own Room or Go for the ‘Guarantee’ Option?

When you book your cruise with Royal Caribbean, you’re given the choice of deciding on a category, and then letting the cruise line pick your exact room, or paying a little extra to pick the exact stateroom you want.

Choose Royal Caribbean Room

Choosing a category, and then letting the cruise line pick the room, is called a ‘Guarantee’ room. It’s a little riskier, since the cruise line could put you in a cabin of your chosen category but in a less appealing location, such as a noisier spot.

Benefits of choosing your cabin number:

  • Choose your preferred location on the ship
  • Book two cabins next to each other
  • Avoid undesirable cabins

If that worries you, pay the extra to choose your own. If it doesn’t, save the cash.

Booking Multiple Cabins on Oasis of the Seas

One quick note to add – I’ve mentioned connecting rooms already, but you don’t need these if you’re travelling with family. It’s OK just to book adjacent rooms that aren’t connecting too.

However, if you’re opting for the Guarantee rate, you can ask for adjacent rooms but it’s not certain that you’ll get them. If adjacent rooms are really important, pay the extra to pick the rooms yourself.


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