Oasis Of The Seas Central Park – Your Complete Guide



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The Central Park neighbourhood on selected Royal Caribbean ships is a true wonder – a full-blown outdoor park space on a cruise ship with real plants – and not just a handful, but thousands.

Oasis of the Seas Central Park

Whether you’ve never cruised on a ship with Central Park before, or you just want to know more about the neighbourhood, here’s a run down of all the details for the Oasis of the Seas Central Park area.

Does Oasis of the Seas have Central Park?

Oasis of the Seas does have a Central Park neighbourhood – as the first of the Oasis-class ships, it was where the Central Park concept debuted for the cruise line.

Central Park has been added to every Oasis-class ship since, and also appears on Icon-class ships.

Each Royal Caribbean Central Park is open to all guests, and it doesn’t cost to explore the area, although most of the venues you’ll find in Central Park do charge a fee, including the speciality restaurants and the bars. The only one that is free is Park Cafe.

You’ll also find some of the high-end stores in the park, as well as the library.

What is Central Park on Oasis of the Seas?

Central Park is one of the main neighbourhoods on Oasis of the Seas. It’s an outdoor space designed to be like a real park, with thousands of live plants. Nature sounds are piped into the area to add to the overall ambience.

Couple walking on Oasis of the Seas Central Park

As you walk through Central Park, you’ll find weaving paths to the sides that run beneath trellises that are wrapped in vines. It’s a great sensory area of the ship, with a wonderful fresh scent accompanying the sights and sounds of the flora.

It’s not just an outdoor space though – there’s a lot more to it than a pathway and some plants. Central Park is a great place to relax, with various seating areas amongst the foliage. It’s also lined by some of the more popular restaurants and shops on the ship.

Here’s the full list of venues you’ll find at Central Park on Oasis of the Seas:

1. Chops Grille

Chops Grille on Oasis of the Seas' Central Park

Chops Grille is the American steakhouse restaurant on Oasis of the Seas. The entrance is right at the entrance of Central Park, and you can get a window table with a view out onto the park as well – great when it’s all lit up at night. The restaurant serves premium steak and seafood dishes.

2. 150 Central Park

150 Central Park

Directly opposite Chops Grille is 150 Central Park, a modern restaurant with a  wide-ranging menu, created using locally sourced ingredients. Some of the dishes will even be prepared at the side of your table. Again, views out onto the park are available if you get a table by the window.

3. Rising Tide Bar

Rising Tide Bar

The Rising Tide Bar is a fun place to grab a drink. Part bar, part elevator, it’s pretty unique – the entire bar and seating area moves between the Royal Promenade up to Central Park. Seating is limited but it’s worth trying it once if you get the chance.

4. Trellis Bar

Trellis Bar

The Trellis Bar is an outdoor bar area with casual seating, perfect for a pre-dinner drink you’re eating at one of the restaurants in the area. In the evening, musicians will play to serenade you while you sip your cocktail or glass of wine, enjoying the calm outdoor ambience.

5. Park Cafe

Park Cafe

Something a little more casual, Park Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch and serves a selection of deli sandwiches. Grab yourself one of the amazing Kummelweck roast beef sandwiches, find a seat and enjoy a luxurious picnic right amongst the plants.

This is the only venue in the Central Park area that is included in your cruise fare.

6. Giovanni’s Table

Giovanni’s Table on Oasis of the Seas

Another restaurant found in Central Park, Giovanni’s Table offers rustic Italian dishes. There is limited outdoor seating for this restaurant, so order your favourite pasta, meat or seafood dishes and enjoy them in the comforting atmosphere of the park at dusk. It’s a beautiful location that matches the beautiful food.

7. Vintages

Vintages

Pull up a seat indoors or outside at this premium wine bar and enjoy some wonderfully crisp whites and some deep reds, along with a great selection of sparkling wines and Champagnes. Not sure what to pick? The servers are experts and can happily recommend some choice selections.

8. Central Park Library

Oasis of the Seas has a small library that’s accessible from Central Park. Drop in, pick up a book and then you can take it with you around the ship – but where better to read than sat amongst the plantlife of the neighbourhood?

10. Tiffany & Co.

Oasis of the Seas Tiffany & Co.

Oasis of the Seas was the first ship to host a Tiffany & Co. boutique when it was added in 2015. Browse the luxurious range of jewellery items available, and treat yourself!

11. John Hardy

Another first – Oasis of the Seas continues to host the debut John Hardy store at sea, renowned for its handcrafted jewellery and accessories.

What Deck Is Central Park on Oasis of the Seas?

Central Park is situated on Deck 8 of Oasis of the Seas. It takes up most of the entire deck – the exceptions are at the forward part of the deck, which hosts a number of staterooms, while towards the aft there is the Music Hall.

Take a look at the map below to see what it looks like from above…

Central Park Map

Because the park is open air, the space directly above it is empty until you get to Deck 14, where there are walkways built above the space that host the Lime and Coconut bar.

What is a Central Park View Balcony on Oasis of the Seas?

An Oasis of the Seas Central Park View Balcony Stateroom is a stateroom that has a balcony on the inside of the ship, overlooking the Central Park area. They were the first inward-facing balconies to be featured on cruise ships.

They have their plus points and their downsides. People enjoy them because the view can be a little more interesting – you can people-watch, and see everyone milling around. Looking outwards, you might only be able to see the horizon.

Take a look at the video below to see what the view looks like from a Central Park Balcony on Oasis of the Seas.

Some people have said that the balconies are noisier, which is to be expected. And also remember that since you can people watch, people can also see you, especially on the equivalent balcony staterooms that are opposite.

This might feel like it invades on your privacy a bit, and you’ll need to remember to draw your curtains every time you’re getting changed – not usually a problem on an outward-facing balcony.

Suggested read: Oasis of the Seas Cabins to Avoid

Oasis of the Seas Central Park View

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In Summary

On a warm day, Central Park is a great place to relax with a light bite from Park Cafe, and at night it comes to life with the vibrant bars and speciality restaurants on offer, with musicians creating a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

It’s a quieter, calmer space than the Royal Promenade and Boardwalk, and a good spot if you need a break from the vibrancy of the pool decks too. Being surrounded by so much plant life, you can’t help but just feel at peace.

Make sure you explore Central Park at least once on your next Oasis of the Seas cruise!

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