The Youth Zone Neighborhood on deck 14 of Oasis of the Seas is a HUGE 28,700 square feet and is the largest kids’ facility at sea. Kids Avenue holds the Adventure Ocean (12 and under) program, and is divided into three age groups: Aquanauts (3-5), Explorers (6-8), and Voyagers (9-11). Kids will participate in arts and crafts activities, scavenger hunts, talent shows, and other age appropriate activities. Kids Avenue is also the place for kids-only classes, such as scrapbooking and designing jewelry. In the Adventure Science Lab, young scientists will conduct supervised science experiments in a fully equipped lab. The Adventure Ocean Theater is the first-ever theater at sea just for kids, complete with a stage and curtains, audience seating, and state-of-the-art production equipment. Kids can watch movies in the theater and even take drama classes. A common area on Kids Avenue allows for more active games, such as indoor soccer, team building sports, etc. Of course, no kid’s area would be complete without an arcade and on the Oasis, it is a dedicated space just for the under 12s.
For the youngest passengers, the Oasis has a Royal Tots Nursery, open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. , even on port days. The staff consists of trained professionals who host a variety of different playgroups and is offered as a free service to parents. The Royal Tot Nursery holds developmentally appropriate toys created by Fisher Price and Crayola.
Teenagers will never complain of being bored on this ship. The Living Room has a “mock-tail” bar offering alcohol-free concoctions. Fuel is a teen disco and hang out space with a dance floor. Also included in the teen space is an outdoor deck for open-air mingling, a large number of computers for surfing the web, and even DJ classes. While not technically part of the Youth Zone, teenagers will love the energetic activities on other parts of the ship, such as the rock climbing wall, sports court, ice skating rink, a zip line, and 2 Flow Rider surf simulators.
In addition to the activities in the Youth Zone neighborhood, there are other kid friendly offerings on board. Kids will love the Carousel on Boardwalk, the temporary tattoo parlor, and the pools in the Aqua Park. There are even spa options specially tailored fo kids at the Vitality at Sea Spa. As you can see, this is truly a family friendly ship.