Posted May 22nd, 2006, 05:46 PM
I can only speak for the Nautica, but I'd be willing to gamble that the equipment is the same from ship to ship.
There were 4 eliptical machines, 2 with arms and 2 without. All were made by Precor. I like the arm machines better, but not those made by Precor, which always feel like they have too much incline built into them.
The 2 machines without the arms are the original Precor models which are great. One of them started to clunk part way through the voyage, and the gym person felt like his only responsibility was to pass along a request for maintenance to persons unknown. It never really got fixed well, and by now it is probably much worse.
I think that the gym is subcontracted out, and there is more of a disconnect between Oceania's wonderful responsiveness and the gym's response.
All in all, you can exercise to your heart's content. I never had to wait more than 15 minutes for an eliptical trainer, that that was a rarity.
November 2013 Barcelona to Venice to Fort Lauderdale on Celebrity
March 2010 Amsterdam Singapore to Seattle
March 2009 Mercury San Diego to Baltimore
March 2007 Westerdam in the Caribbean
November 2006 Mariner from Auckland to Los Angeles
March 2006 Nautica from Hong Kong to Athens
December 2005 Wind Surf from Barbados
December 2004 Holland American to Southern Caribbean
September 2004 Princess from NYC to Montreal
August 2004 Princess from SF to NYC
February 2004 Celebrity around Cape Horn
December 2002 Royal Caribbean to Western Caribbean
August 1992 Royal Caribbean to Alaska