A Look Inside Interior Cabin #10425 on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas

by Janis on June 2, 2014

I just returned from a 7-day cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, one of the world’s largest cruise ships, with 2,704 different cabins.

I traveled with my 12-year-old niece, Justina, and her grandparents (my parents.)

Oasis cabin #10425We booked two Category Q inside guarantees, and were upgraded to Category M large interior staterooms on Deck 10 in the front end of the ship. The photo (above) shows the view as you enter cabin #10425.

My parents were in cabin #10428, just down the hallway.

deck plan, OasisI’ve marked both cabins on the Oasis deck plan for the 10th deck forward (at the front or forward part of the ship.) While there are 494 interior cabins located throughout the ship, many of them are located in this forward section of the Oasis on decks 7-12.

While both cabins #10425 and #10428 appear to be exactly the same on the deck plan, they in fact have different layouts.

Oasis cabin #10425Cabin #10425 has the twin beds (or king bed when they are pushed together) located just past the bathroom as you come into the door. The challenge with this layout is that it is difficult to get into the closet, especially when the beds are separated.  The walkway around the end of the bed is narrow.

Oasis, cabin # 9675Cabin #10428 is laid out similarly to this cabin, #9675 on the ninth deck. It has the bed or beds positioned against the back wall of the room, with a slightly smaller sofa and desk as you enter the room.

If given a choice, I prefer the layout of cabin 10428 or cabin 9675, as it is much easier to get into the closet. You would need to ask clearly about which type of interior layout a specific cabin has, as it is not indicated on the deck plan.

Oasis cabin #10425However, since we had cabin #10425, we made the best of it. Behind the bed is a long sofa, (pictured above), with a small table.

Oasis cabin #10425Across from the sofa you will find a flat-screen television that you can position so that it can be viewed from the bed or the sofa, or both. There are several storage drawers in this area, and the minibar refrigerator is located in the cabinet below the television.

Oasis cabin #10425The layout of room 10425 does allow for a longer sofa, which gives more space for room service, watching television, etc. In the right side of the photo above, you can see an electrical plug on the desk. There are actually three electrical plugs on the desk, which is nice. (Often, electrical plugs are limited to one or two in a cruise ship cabin.)

Oasis cabin #10425The bathroom is compact, with a shower with a plastic sliding door that surrounds you when in the shower.

Oasis cabin #10425Although small, the bathroom has lots of storage space, and a well-designed sink. Hooks on the door and the wall are ideal for hanging up wet swimming suits.

Oasis cabin finderIn a ship with 2,704 cabins, you might be concerned about being able to find yours. (We were.)

Royal Caribbean smartly anticipated this challenge, and has electronic directories throughout the ship to help you find your way around.

To locate directions to your cabin, you select the “room finder” button on the directory (pictured above.)

Oasis cabin finderA new screen appears, asking you to insert your stateroom number. You type it in, and hit “enter.”

Oasis cabin finderA map appears that directs you from your current location, to your cabin.

The device will also give you directions to dining locations and all of the different venues around the ship.

You do get a lot of exercise getting from place to place on the Oasis. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, however. It helps you justify having one of the delicious desserts at dinner, or another ice cream cone.

My bottom line on the interior staterooms on the Oasis of the Seas:

  • At 172 sq. ft., the large interior staterooms are a good size, and feel spacious.
  • If given a choice, I’d prefer the cabin layout with the bed against the back wall, rather than the layout we had in cabin #10425. They appear exactly the same in the deck plan.
  • Since we paid for a guarantee, and got upgraded, we had no complaint.
  • The Oasis of the Seas offers non-stop activities from morning to night. We wanted to take advantage of many of them, so we didn’t spend much time in our stateroom except to sleep. Booking an interior cabin saves vacation dollars for shore excursions and in-port activities like para-sailing that were our priorities for this cruise.
  • If you do plan to spend a lot of time in your stateroom, it would be worthwhile to upgrade to a balcony stateroom, or even a suite.
  • We appreciated how quiet and sound-proof these cabins were. It does pay to check the deck plan to see what is above or below your cabin that might being noisy, if that is a concern for you.

Have you sailed in an interior cabin on the Oasis or another cruise ship? If so, what did you think? Please share your thoughts in comments below.

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