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Young people..young American families with kids..will go for it. The same sort of people who will stand in line for 1.5-2 hrs. to get a Disney ride are the sorta people Oasis will attract. "More Power" as Tim the Toolman Taylor said(Americans will understand that one.) Experienced cruisers will avoid Oasis: they know better. Personally, half of me wants to cruise on something that big, but the other rational half asks "Are you CRAZY?" Mega-lines(for everything) on a mega-liner. And I don't queue 10 mins. for a restaurant!!
Personally I don't like the look of Oasis. She looks too 'busy'. With all the activities it seems like a bit of a circus on board and I'm not sure I'd want all that. And what about pollution she'll churn out? Maybe my opinions will change after I read a few reviews after people have sailed on her. I.
Personally, its not my cup of tea I dont want want a sailing expensive version of a holiday camp which attracts too many children. However, I think it will appeal to what I think of as the "been there, done that, roll out the next speciality" person, as there are always those who have to be the first on a new venture. Having said that, I would like to see her just to see what the fuss is about but NOT sail on her.
I think it is a beautifull ship however...as big as it is...I wonder if a floating Island is going to be a hit.
We have cruised on the Voyager and the Freedom and loved both ships..but as they are getting bigger and bigger I just wonder when they are going to stop and think enough is enough.
I cant see how on earth they will ever egt the food right and hot all the time for all those passengers....we had a couple of niggles with the smaller ships..........not that the 2 we have been on is small...........but they are not as big as the latest ones.
We will just have to try them i guess............looking forward to another next year.
We have just got back from a med cruise on Independence (23 Aug) and although the family thoroughly enjoyed everything about the ship, we were not impressed with the choice of food and service in the dining hall. We used Windjammer a lot and as the fortnight went on the dining hall got emptier and emptier! If this is anything to go on can't see how they are going to get it right on The Oasis. 'Fraid we have been spoilt with the silver service and attention to detail on P&O ships.
Impressed - Yes. Just makes me wonder how long it will be before they start charging for all these extras.
Personally I cruise to enjoy being at sea in a ship. These huge superliners appear to be doing everything possible to pretend you are not at sea in a ship. No, I am not impressed and will not be sailing on one.
I have just had my 1st cruise on the QE2 which was excellent,but I would not want to go bigger. What other ships in your opinion are about the same size or smaller than the QE2...you sound like an experienced cruiser.
I like Aurora and Oriana (P&O) - both nice traditional ships with beautiful broad promenade decks. I also travel on Artemis a lot. My friend has just returned from Fred Olsen's Balmoral which she enjoyed very much. These ships will not appeal to those who like the huge modern suprliners, but if you enjoyed QE2 (my favourite ship) you will probably enjoy these.
Sheer Insanity! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that once you leave your cabin it will take you 7 days to find your way back. 220,000 tons and 5700 people on 16 decks. Not on your life.