Thursday, August 28, 2008

Oasis of the Seas: Bringing the Beach to You

Proving that a ship can be a destination in itself, Royal Caribbean has revealed two more "neighborhoods" for the highly anticipated Oasis of the Seas, set to become the world’s largest cruise ship when she launches in Nov 2009. The Pool and Sports Zone and the Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center are just the latest examples in a series of innovation and amenities for which Royal Caribbean has become known throughout its history.

"This latest unveiling of two more neighborhoods to be found on Oasis of the Seas continues to prove our legacy of revolutionary cruise ship design. We have developed the Pool and Sports Zone and the Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center to give our guests even more choices on a unique and memorable Royal Caribbean cruise," said Adam Goldstein, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.

For you, the passenger, that means you can have a great cruise and never set foot ashore. Think of it... one of the best islands in the Caribbean will float and move. No need to go to the beach—it will come to you!

Stretching the length of Oasis of the Seas, the Pool and Sports Zone is an ample playground for passengers of all ages, featuring private cabanas, four unique types of pools, and two FlowRider surf simulators—each larger than the single FlowRider found on the line’s Freedom-class ships. Families looking for fun in the sun will easily spot Royal Caribbean’s signature H2O Zone, marked by a giant octopus with its slides and water-spraying tentacles and surrounded by fellow water-spouting ocean creatures. Oasis of the Seas will surely make a splash where kids are concerned.

Building on Royal Caribbean’s Vitality wellness program, adults will be able to soothe mind, body, and soul in the Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center and, when they're ready to refuel and rehydrate after their workout, they'll find healthy snacks, light meals, and refreshing juices in the conveniently located Vitality CafĂ©. Kids and teens haven't been overlooked in terms of "vitality" either. While they won't be welcome in the adults-only Solarium (yes, parents, I'm looking at you), they will find their own dedicated Spa in which to enjoy specially catered services.

There's more... a whole LOT more and has complete details and photos for you in A "Beach Resort" Afloat.

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