Adventure to be had every day
Aptly named Oasis of the Seas offers something for every one of its 5000 passengers, writes Matt Gilbertson
NYONE who has visited a large city like New York knows it is impossible to check everything off your list, no matter how long your holiday.
The same can be said about Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas, a ship so large that just one week on board isn’t nearly enough.
With sister ship Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas is one of the two biggest cruise ships in the world ( Allure is apparently 5mm longer). It measures some 360m long and features seven “neighbourhoods” including the Royal Promenade, Central Park and Boardwalk, and can house about 5000 guests.
Despite the daunting size of the guest list, checking in at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale was a relative breeze .
The Royal Promenade is like a huge mall with various shops and bars.
My favourites were the glamorous Champagne Bar, Boleros Latin dance club and the innovative Rising Tide, an elevator bar which floats between three decks.
FUN ZONES: The FlowRider surf simulator (top); and The H20 Zone kids’ water park on