I found another interesting video on the internet. This Forbes.com Video features Royal Caribbean President and CEO Adam Goldstein talking about Royal Caribbean’s newest innovation in cruise ships, Oasis of the Seas.
Since its conception, the Oasis of the Seas has created a huge amount of buzz in the industry not only for its size, but also its innovative new features and attractions. When it debuts in November of 2009, the ship will introduced new concepts to the industry and advance previous innovations. Some of new features will be the Aqua Theater that will double as a pool during the day. In the evening, the venue can be transformed into theater that will feature diving, trampoline, and synchronized swimming. Other innovations on the ship are a rising tide bar that will change levels in the ship’s atrium, a board walk area with casual eateries, inside facing room overlooking it with ocean views, and a real full size carousel. The central park area will be the size of a football field, with 12,000 plants and trees. Continuing and expanding on some of areas created for the Voyager class, this ship will offer an expanded on board Promenade and shopping area, and a greater array of specialty dining choices. The ship will continue the Royal Caribbean active cruise concept with an ice rink, rock climbing wall, and two Flowriders, in addition to full court basketball, water parks and swimming pools. The ship will hold as many as 5000 passengers.
In the video, Goldstein talks about the strength of Royal Caribbean in serving business travelers is as a reward or incentive for hard work. He says that many executives love the cruise experience because it give them a chance to completely relax and unwind.
This ship is so big and has so many things to see and do, it will really be more like a cruise ship, resort, shopping mall, theme park hybrid, and will offer anything but a traditional cruise experience. It definitely ignites the “Wow!” factor. For those seeking a relaxing but active vacation experience, the ship will offer more choices and options than any other ship. The Royal Caribbean website for the ship, Oasis of the Seas.com offers a full multimedia experience for potential cruisers. In the site you can download an E-brochure with tons of great pictures and descriptions. This is definitely a ship for those who have resisted a traditional cruise because they thought it might be boring or confining.
For a more traditional cruise lover like me, who prefers a subdued but fun cruise experience with an emphasis on quiet relaxation, social interaction, an intimate setting and personalized service, this ship might miss the mark. Let us know what you think of this innovative an remarkable ship.