Deciding which cabin to select for a cruise can be difficult. For our recent family cruise on the Amplified Oasis of the Seas, we booked an Oasis of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin, cabin 10598.
Reviewing the deck plans, this starboard side balcony cabin is considered a 2C category balcony stateroom. It has an oversized balcony with a pretty standard interior setup.
For cruisers comparing the different stateroom options on this ship, we have put together our Oasis of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin Review.
Oasis of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin Review
We first sailed on Oasis of the Seas back in 2016. For that trip, we upgraded to our first ever Junior Suite. While we loved our suite, this time, we were sailing with family for Thanksgiving. Thus, it was important to have a stateroom in close proximity to the other members in our travel party.
This room was the ideal location, as it was located only a few doors down from our family members who had two connecting ocean view balconies, 10586 and 10588. While it was a bit more expensive, it did have the upgraded balcony.
According to Royal Caribbean’s website, the category 2C Oasis of the Seas Ocean View Balcony cabins are 182 square feet with an 80 square foot balcony. This is in comparison to a standard ocean view balcony cabin which has a balcony of 50 square feet. The actual square footage of the stateroom is the same (182 sq. ft.).
This stateroom was located fairly midship, nearby to the forward elevator bank. The location on Deck 10 was convenient, as it was equidistant from the indoor public areas below and the outdoor public areas above. Further, we never had much of an issue securing an elevator during our cruise.
Layout of an Oasis of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin
At first glance, we were happy to see our Oasis of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin had a very traditional layout. We were also glad to see that the room had the more modern color motif for the carpet, décor, and linens.
Immediately entering our stateroom, the bathroom was to the left. Tucked behind the bathroom was the closet. The closet included a number of shelves, a clothes bar, and the safe.
Beyond the bathroom and closet was the Royal king bed on the left (forward) wall. There was a small night stand on each side of the bed. Though unfortunately, there were no USB outlets located here.
Immediately following the bed was the sitting area. This area included a loveseat and small coffee table.
Across from the seating area was the desk with additional storage and the television. Storage consisted of one shelf above the TV, three drawers to the right, and two tall, narrow cabinets to the left. The mini-fridge was also located here.
Finally, there was our very generously sized balcony.
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Inside the Oasis of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin
The bathroom in the Oasis of the Seas Ocean View Balcony is pretty typical. There is a cylinder-shaped shower with a sliding door and a strategically designed sink and toilet area.
With a few small shelves and some counter space, there was adequate storage for the week. It also helps that we always bring an over-the-door shoe organizer to store toiletries and other small items.
The closet provided adequate space to hold all our clothes between the hangers and several shelves off to one side.
The bed in this Oasis of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin is located immediately beyond the bathroom and closet upon entering the room. The bed provided adequate comfort during our trip.
The sitting area usually becomes our storage space during the cruise. Likewise, we use magnetic hooks to hang things like beach bags and hats on the wall over the couch for extra storage and convenience. Again, it provided adequate space and storage for our 7 days onboard Oasis of the Seas.
The usual desk area had a large mirror and plenty space. It did have three power outlets but no USB outlets.
The desk is always multi-purpose for us. We use it as a charging area, blogging station, and a spot for me to get ready. So, while not the best from a technology standpoint, we were able to make do for the week.
A great feature of this cabin was our oversized balcony. It contained two upright chairs, a small table, and plenty of space to enjoy the ocean views, sail in and out of ports, and of course, sunsets at sea!
Recap of Our Oasis of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin Review
Similar to our experiences on other Royal Caribbean cruise ships, the Oasis of the Seas Ocean View Balcony was the perfect mix of size and value. The bed was comfortable, and the space was adequate.
Our stateroom had easy access to the stairs and elevators, with the public areas only a few decks below or above us.
The storage and the main cabin area were on par with most balcony cabins, with this large balcony being an extra bonus.
When compared to the balcony cabin we had on Odyssey of the Seas just prior to this sailing, we did miss the additional storage areas above the bed. Though, using some of our cruise cabin hacks, we had no issues creatively organizing the cabin to make it our home away from home for the week.
This comfortable, convenient, and affordable balcony cabin was the ideal accommodation for us on this family Thanksgiving cruise on the amplified Oasis of the Seas.
Have you sailed in an Ocean View Balcony Cabin on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship? What is your preferred cabin category when you cruise? Drop us an anchor below with your review of this stateroom category.