We're Touring Oasis! What Are You Excited About?

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Poll: Which signature Oasis features are you most excited about (choose all that apply)?
Poll Results
Which signature Oasis features are you most excited about (choose all that apply)?

Central Park's outdoor dining and entertainment
153
38.15%

Central Park cabins facing the lush courtyard
53
13.22%

The Rising Tide Bar for living it "up"
128
31.92%

Onboard zip-lining (wee!)
122
30.42%

New Italian restaurant Giovanni's Table
41
10.22%

The Boardwalk and AquaTheater
199
49.63%

Boardwalk cabins overlooking first at-sea carousel
41
10.22%

150 Central Park for upscale specialty dining
48
11.97%

Loft cabins -- two-level living!
60
14.96%

Asian-fusion eats at Izumi
36
8.98%

The Crystal Canopy Skylights on the Royal Promenade
73
18.20%

Rest and relaxation at biggest spa at sea
43
10.72%

All of the above, silly!
138
34.41%

Something else (which I'll post)
13
3.24%

Multiple Choice Poll.

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#1
NJ
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Do you have Oasis fever? We do. In fact, Editor in Chief Carolyn Spencer Brown has just arrived in Finland for a sneak preview of the ship at Turku's STX Europe Shipyard next Thursday and Friday (August 27 and 28). It'll be the last chance to tour the 220,000-ton, 5,400-passenger behemoth before it is released from the yard in October.

And we want to take you with us!

Every day next week, through Friday, Cruise Critic will be sharing the latest Oasis news, images and videos. (Here's a hint of what's to come!) In the meantime, we want to know: which Oasis' features are you most excited about? Vote in our poll -- check off all that apply -- and be sure to post your opinions below!

See you next week....
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Hi Melissa

Great to hear you arrived safely and hope you all had a good restful journey...cause I am thinking you wont be doing much sleeping next week

Looking forward to all the news and reports from you all up there in Finland ...oh heck the goosebumps are starting again

As I love the Royal Promenade I am very interested to know what you think of the Oasis one in comparison to the RPs on other ships.
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NJ
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Hi there!
Oh, I wish it was ME who'd just arrived...our fearless editor Carolyn is on site for this one. But I'll be following her adventure from the office with all of you I'll pass along your note about the Royal Promenade. That's something I'm definitely interested to know as well.
Melissa

Originally posted by Elizanessie
Hi Melissa

Great to hear you arrived safely and hope you all had a good restful journey...cause I am thinking you wont be doing much sleeping next week

Looking forward to all the news and reports from you all up there in Finland ...oh heck the goosebumps are starting again

As I love the Royal Promenade I am very interested to know what you think of the Oasis one in comparison to the RPs on other ships.
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I would love to see 2 pictures. One from deck 15 looking down into the BW and one from the BW looking up into the sky. This should be a good week!
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Hi, Liz. Will be very curious as well about the Royal Promenade on Oasis. Saw it early on in the construction process (last November) when you can't see much but for the scaffolding and it felt so spacious!

That story's here: http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=789

And spent 8 days on Independence of the Seas in April, and of course haunted the Royal Promenade so there are fresh recollections....

Carolyn

Originally posted by Elizanessie
Hi Melissa

Great to hear you arrived safely and hope you all had a good restful journey...cause I am thinking you wont be doing much sleeping next week

Looking forward to all the news and reports from you all up there in Finland ...oh heck the goosebumps are starting again

As I love the Royal Promenade I am very interested to know what you think of the Oasis one in comparison to the RPs on other ships.
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Hi there!
Oh, I wish it was ME who'd just arrived...our fearless editor Carolyn is on site for this one. But I'll be following her adventure from the office with all of you I'll pass along your note about the Royal Promenade. That's something I'm definitely interested to know as well.
Melissa
Aww that is a shame you arent up in Turku also...och well I am sure we will have some some fun here while we wait eagerly for Carolyn's reports.
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Hi, Liz. Will be very curious as well about the Royal Promenade on Oasis. Saw it early on in the construction process (last November) when you can't see much but for the scaffolding and it felt so spacious!

That story's here: http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=789

And spent 8 days on Independence of the Seas in April, and of course haunted the Royal Promenade so there are fresh recollections....

Carolyn
Hi Carolyn
Is it cold up there this time?

I dont know what it is about the RPs but they make me ....sigghhhhhhh....oh happy sighhhhhhs of course

Day or night I love wandering along it and with the Crystal Canopy oh heck Oasis RP will be even more Wowow.
I wonder as the Oasis RP is wider...will it really feel/seem that much wider?
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I would also be interested in seeing what the Royal Promenade looks like. Additionally some of the cabins besides what's *already* been shown for months on the Oasis of the Seas website. Thank you!
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I'm excited to see all of it...confession time here, I haven't even been on an RCI ship larger than Serenade, I'm Diamond, but the majority of my cruises have been on Sovereign class ships. Port Canaveral is just too handy for those weekend getaways!

It was fun on our recent Alaska cruise to be able to say "I'm booked on Oasis already" when passengers and crew were talking about her. There was a construction video playing nonstop all week, but I didn't get a chance to see it all. It almost seems unreal to be so close to final payment after chatting in the roll call for over a year...and I know I'm not one who's been there since the begining. (Hi Liz!!!)
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I would also like to see some photo's of catagory D cabins.

Looking forward to next week to get my daily Oasis fix.
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Hi Melissa,

Can you ask them if the will be a connoisseur club (cigars lounge) on the Oasis. I have not found it on the plans so far and it's would be ashame since it's such a great place.

Thanks,
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a picture of the a Crown Loft Suite would be so sweet ! We'll be staying in one next August and I'm so excited I could burst! Can't wait to see the inside of these rooms! Although I've gotten excited over every bit of information I've come across so far!!
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Melissa, I would love to see a pic from the balcony of a boardwalk room overlooking the boardwalk and aqua theater. Thanks
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Photos of the Solarium would be nice. I'll be spending lots of time in there.
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Do you have Oasis fever?\\\

In the meantime, we want to know: which Oasis' features are you most excited about?\\\

See you next week....
HA! You name it and I'm excited about it. Any info you can share will be greatly appreciated. I personally am interested in knowing more about the Diamond Club and its occupancy level. I'm curious if RCCL took the ever growing C&A Diamond population into consideration in the design of the Club this time. And is there a balcony for the Diamond club overlooking the RP - it looks like there is in the renderings. I'd also like to hear more about Dazzles and what's going to be happening there at night? That looks like an exciting club. Also, I'd like to know if all passengers will have access to the helipad at the bow. If those questions have been officially answered, I apologize for asking. In the mean time, have a great time; enjoy the tour; ask lots of questions and take/post as many pictures as you possibly can.
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Anything you can get pictures of and any new information would be greatly appreciated. Enjoy your trip!
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Originally posted by chynnabow
Melissa, I would love to see a pic from the balcony of a boardwalk room overlooking the boardwalk and aqua theater. Thanks
Yes ditto here to that as I have that type of cabin booked B2B on Oasis

Also I find myself coming to the Oasis section of CC more and more as the days draw closer to seeing the finished product.

Yesterday was 1 year that I booked my sailing when the bookings opened up.

Look forward to all the photos and info
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I would love to see a picture of the inside of an Aquatheater suite and also the view the Aquatheater suites have from the balcony!

Thanks!
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Originally posted by teamsterlady
I would also like to see some photo's of catagory D cabins.

Looking forward to next week to get my daily Oasis fix.
I second this ....photos of the "regular" balcony cabins would be awesome. Although I'm pretty sure most of us will be happy with any little look see we get. Thank you!

I've got the fever and really want to see the whole ship!

It's so exciting...as Liz said, "I've got the goosebumps."
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In in writeup by cruise critic about the different cabins, it stated that there were 30 grand suite cabins, which on the balcony it included a jetted tub for two...is this correct? It does not show this in the brochure...