The Royal Promenade, also found on Voyager- and Freedom-class ships, is be expanded and upgraded onboard Oasis of the Seas.
One of seven onboard neighborhoods, Oasis' Royal Promenade is twice as wide as the promenades on other ships and runs the length of a football field. It's linked with the ship's Central Park "neighborhood" on the deck above by giant arched skylights, called Crystal Canopies, which look into the park and sky above. Plus, the Rising Tide bar -- the first moving bar at sea -- slowly travels up and down between three decks, bringing passengers from the Royal Promenade up to Central Park and back again.
Other innovations in the air include a giant copper globe sculpture built into the facade above the Globe and Atlas Pub. The globe can open to reveal a bridge platform, where performers can entertain above the pub. At the aft end of the Royal Promenade, a mezzanine level will allow passengers to get a birds-eye view of the action on the promenade. This level contains the Schooner Bar and an exclusive club for Crown and Anchor Society members. Eighteen Promenade View cabins also overlook this neighborhood.
The Royal Promenade serves as the main embarkation point for all passengers coming aboard Oasis of the Seas. During the cruise, passengers can shop at eight retail outlets selling everything from logo items to fine jewelry (including watches from Tag Heuer), and perfume and cosmetics (Chanel, Dior, Lancome). Clothing brands for sale include Betsey Johnson, Calypso and Kenneth Cole for women and Fred Perry, Ed Hardy and Marc Jacobs for men. A photo gallery and men's salon is also located on this level. Nine restaurants and bars are also found here, including Sorrento's Pizzeria, Mondo Coffee Bar, Cafe Promenade, Schooner Bar, On Air Club karaoke bar, Boleros Latin dance club and Champagne Bar -- in addition to the aforementioned Rising Tide Bar and Globe and Atlas Pub.