Posted August 18th, 2017, 06:52 PM
Please explain to me what is so different between how things are done with the mega ships on Royal and the Breakaway and Breakaway-Plus class ships on NCL. Been on the Escape twice and from what I have read on the boards, their procedures are the same as what happens on the Royal mega ships. You need to make reservations for most shows as well as specialty dining ahead of time and there is a stand by line to fill in the gaps. Thanks
Seating capacity makes a huge difference. Oasis theater seats 1380 people while the Escape only seats 900. I realize Oasis has more passengers on board, but those passengers are disbursed throughout the ship. When one of the main shows is playing on Escape, that's pretty much it for the night. Everyone tries to go. On Oasis, 2 or 3 of the main shows are playing at the same time in different venues, so not everyone is trying to go to the same show.
In my experience, the Escape theater got packed. Oasis Class always seems to have seats open, especially on the edges or up on the balcony. This means that the standby line wasn't as a bad a thing on Oasis as on Escape.
That said, the standby line for the Aqua Theater shows is not a good idea, and sometimes the comedy show.
But this is only what I've experienced on both ships. I realize others may not have had the same experience.
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