Oasis of the Seas
Published: February 2010
When Royal Caribbean invited me to cover the launch of the Oasis of the Seas I knew this was going to be big, and I’m not just talking about the ship. It’s no easy feat getting several hundred members of the press, travel agents, cruise bloggers and general enthusiasts down to Miami, on to the ship and back again all in three days. But it soon became obvious that big is what Royal Caribbean does best and once onboard Adrain (my cameraman) and myself spent the first few hours trying to find our way around the ship and rather like small children in a theme park, decided it would be best if we choose a meeting place where we could wait for each other should we get split up – such is the vastness of this vessel!
Oasis of the Seas may not be to everyone’s liking. Some die hard cruise fans may find its size a little too big to handle. Admittedly there were times when I didn’t see the sea for several hours but at the end of the trip there wasn’t one person who wasn’t impressed with the experience.
Royal Caribbean tells me that cruises on the Oasis of the Seas are going fast and they are already selling sister ship Allure of the Seas which now comes into service a week earlier on the 5th of December.
Jonathan Beaumont is Travel Channelís cruise expert and one of the channelís Executive Producerís. He contributes regularly to the web site writing hotel reviews, cruising ship news and LGBT travel related stories.