Yes, you are reading that right, this is an Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite review. For those of you who know the Princess and I, I am sure you are in shock. Due to my tendency for being frugal, we book interior stateroom cabins on a majority of our cruises with an occasional upgrade to an ocean view or balcony room. But this time around, we decided to spoil ourselves with a Junior Suite.
Oasis of the Seas Docked in Labadee, Haiti
There are several reasons, which we will explain later, why we decided to book this lavish upgrade. The problem is now, once you have experienced such spacious accommodations, can you ever go back to a smaller cabin?
Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite Review
While the outside of the room may seem like an ordinary room, the inside of the room is quite different than an inside or ocean view cabin. Once you enter the Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite, you will immediately notice the sheer size of the room.
Entering our First Junior Suite
According to Royal Caribbean’s cabin descriptions, an Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite is about 287 square feet. This is approximately 100 square feet larger than a large interior cabin. You can really feel that extra space in both the depth of the room as well as the width. This is one cabin that you won’t need to turn sideways to walk around the bed!
Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite Review – Our First Impressions
The location of the bed gave the room a more spacious feeling. It also made navigating around the other areas of the cabin easy. It was nice to be able to spread out and not have to worry about bumping into anything in the middle of the night. As far as comfort, the bed was on par with what we have experienced on other Royal Caribbean ships. These suites come with a luxury pillow top mattress, but we couldn’t really notice a big difference. We never have any issues falling asleep, and this cruise was no exception.
Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite Review – King Bed
Unlike the typical “sitting area” which feels crammed in smaller staterooms, the Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite has a much larger lounge area including a chair, loveseat, and table. There is also a privacy curtain if you want to separate this section from the sleep area. We made great use of this space for things like eating room service, blogging, and just relaxing. With so much additional space, we were not resolved to using this area for storage.
Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite Review – Lounge Area
Speaking of storage, the extra large desk was a godsend. The Princess could use this area to get ready, while I still had plenty of counter space to charge and store my electronics. Also, not that we spend much time looking at a television on a cruise, but the TV was at a much better angle for viewing. The one downfall is still the outlet space. The desk is the only area you will find electrical outlets, and sadly, there are no USB outlets like some newer ships. Good thing we never travel without our Belkin mobile surge protector.
Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite Review – Desk Area
Of all the great features in this room, the walk-in closet might have been the best, and this is coming from me! Being able to completely unpack and comfortably store all our belongings made planning and preparing for each day a breeze. Located right when you walk into the room, the closet is out of the way and doesn’t interfere with other areas of the room, unlike the design of most cabins.
Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite Review – Closet
The bathroom in an Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite is one area where, while bigger, did not feel like much of an upgrade. There is a bathtub versus the typical shower stall, but it is still rather narrow. The vanity area was slightly larger, but it had the same amount of shelving and storage areas as a typical bathroom. An upgrade from our traditional setup, yes, but worthy of admiration, not so much.
Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite Review- A Peek Inside the Bathroom
Last is the balcony. Here, you have the standard table and chairs plus an additional lounger. Given the extra space, we definitely made use of the balcony. Whether it was watching sail in or sail away, blogging, or just relaxing outside in our own little private alcove, the balcony in an Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite just felt more special, even if it really wasn’t that different.
Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite Review – Balcony View
On Oasis of the Seas, the Junior Suite stateroom is part of the Royal Suite Class. The lowest of the three classes, the Sea Class offers guests additional perks including bathrobes to use onboard, upgraded bathroom toiletries, and privileges to dine in Coastal Kitchen for dinner. Unfortunately, it does not include access to the Suite Lounge or priority seating at shows like the higher tiered suites.
Oasis of the Seas Junior Suite Review – Bathroom Amenities
While definitely pricier than the rooms we typically purchase, we were very pleased with the investment. Scoring a rate that included free internet, onboard credit of over $500, free gratuities, and 4x Crown and Anchor points made the cabin fare well worth it. Of course, now our inside cabins will feel that much smaller. After sailing in this room, we came home to do some comparison shopping for a similar room on our upcoming Harmony of the Seas trip. When we realized that upgrading from our Central Park view room to a Junior Suite would cost over 3 times more than our current cruise fare, we weren’t about to make any changes. After all, it is only 7 days, and we really don’t spend too much time in our stateroom anyway.
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