Poll: What Would You Like to See Aboard Royal Caribbean's New Ships

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Poll: What would you like to find aboard Royal Caribbean's new ship(s)?
Poll Results
What would you like to find aboard Royal Caribbean's new ship(s)?

Affordable family cabins that sleep up to five.
165
21.51%

A large, temperature controlled, adults-only solarium.
276
35.98%

An underwater specialty restaurant or bar.
161
20.99%

A lazy river.
281
36.64%

Bungee jumping off the bow.
39
5.08%

Fewer smoking areas.
318
41.46%

Multiple Choice Poll.

Voters: 767.  You may not vote on this poll.

#1
46 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
In our original thread, we asked you to tell us exactly what you'd like to find aboard Royal Caribbean's new ship(s), and more than 200 of you responded. To make it more official, we're narrowing down the choices and asking you to vote in our poll.

Click here for more details on the upcoming ship(s), and to find out what your fellow cruisers are hoping for, before you vote.
#2
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Joined Dec 2010
would love to see a lazy river, but it would have to be pretty wide or it will get crowded during sea days. also grill by the pool with burgers, fries onion rings. get rid of JR. does anyone like johnny rockets?
#3
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1,350 Posts
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I chose: Lazy River, Underwater Bar/Lounge, Bungee Trampeline and Affordable Family Cabins.
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Bowling alley...
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Originally posted by nytraveller53
Underwater Bar couldn't work because the pressure is so huge on the windows. It would break! (At least I think...) Nice idea, though!
I think there are such things as 'watertight' windows, where they can withstand enormous pressure.
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I voted for the lazy river and less smoking. Though I haven't been on a ship and I haven't experienced how smokey it actually is, I read posts about smoking areas filled with smoke, and the smell of smoke bothers me here on land.

Y'all didn't use my suggestion of using a GPS system to stop the ships if they try to leave the Caribbean or the Gulf? LOL
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Originally posted by nytraveller53
Underwater Bar couldn't work because the pressure is so huge on the windows. It would break! (At least I think...) Nice idea, though!
One of RCI's earliest ships had windows that looked into the main pool from a corridor on one of the passenger decks, and of course, aquariums are made of glass that can withstand tremendous pressure. Frankly it may not always be a great idea to be able to view what is going on underwater in the pool. One of Carnival's ships had a glass dance floor that was located directly above another lounge. Some unsuspecting female passengers were not thrilled when they learned about the view that they were providing others below.
#10
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Originally posted by Texas Teen
Y'all didn't use my suggestion of using a GPS system to stop the ships if they try to leave the Caribbean or the Gulf? LOL
Just curious...why would you not want ships to leave the Caribbean or the Gulf? I for one can't wait to do a Mediterranean cruise.
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Originally posted by nytraveller53
Underwater Bar couldn't work because the pressure is so huge on the windows. It would break! (At least I think...) Nice idea, though!
There are glass-bottom boats and shallow depth submarines with windows, so it could work. The windows would probably have to be fairly close to the water line so that there wouldn't be too much pressure.
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Originally posted by nytraveller53
Underwater Bar couldn't work because the pressure is so huge on the windows. It would break! (At least I think...) Nice idea, though!
It's possible. There was a window in the deepest diving bell, and that had thousands of times the pressure.

Since the crew and equipment is typically below the water line, most likely, any bar or restaurant with underwater windows would look into the pool, or have the pool floor as a skylight (waterlight?).

This is done on land quite frequently, and is not a big deal in terms of pressure. See the Atlanta aquarium which has a huge window, or the restaurant at the Living Seas at EPCOT which also has a huge window into the tank.

Maybe they could even do a large saltwater aquarium that you could snorkel in, and that would have windows into the bar or restaurant. (as at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, which has a saltwater snorkel area with sharks and other fish, and with large windows).
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a lazy river would be so awesome! or just some type of large shallow pool for people to lay in and just relax in the sun.

i would also love fewer smoking areas. the smoking really gets to me and frankly, having fewer smoking areas would promote better health!

i would also love different themed restaurants that are included in the price like how Norwegian and Disney do it. it's nice to feel like we're going somewhere different for dinner.

i would also like more activities to be geared towards younger people. granted, i know a lot of seniors cruise, but a lot of young people are beginning to cruise too. as much as i love cruising, i do find myself bored at times.

perhaps a bowling alley and better shows. the shows, especially on the explorer have been going on for way too long. a chance is necessary!
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I want a good pizza and fresh hamburger and hot dog grill poolside. I like so much about RCCL but I really miss a GOOD casual lunch option poolside!
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Originally posted by ang2383

i would also like more activities to be geared towards younger people. granted, i know a lot of seniors cruise, but a lot of young people are beginning to cruise too. as much as i love cruising, i do find myself bored at times.
Your complaints seem contrary to those of many posters who feel that RCI focuses too much attention on younger passengers with the flowriders, zip lines, rock walls, WII games, basketball courts, mini golf courses, bungee trampolines, ice skating rinks, H20 zones, video arcades, and now the Dreamworks characters. None of the above are there because they primarily appeal to seniors. Perhaps you haven't sailed with RCI for a while if you have missed all of these features.

As far as shows go, Hairspray and Chicago on Oasis and Allure and Saturday Night Live, the Musical and the introduction of 3D movies and large screen programming by the pool, indicate a growing trend in onboard entertainment that should keep you from being bored. You do have to realize that the costs of mounting many of the shows requires that they continue them for several years so if you sail a specific ship frequently you are, of necessity, see some of the same shows year after year.
Actually, IMO RCI does a pretty good job of offering things that will appeal to multi-generational passengers.
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I've been asking for a Lazy River since the building of Freedom -- not the Lazy Donut we have on Freedom/Indy/Liberty.

So I HAD to vote for that one!
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I voted for a lazy river. We don't swim in the pools on the ship but it would be nice to have this option. I would love to see a lazy river on ANY cruiseline.

We haven't sailed on RC in a few years and can't wait to see the improvements.
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Originally posted by negc
Your complaints seem contrary to those of many posters who feel that RCI focuses too much attention on younger passengers with the flowriders, zip lines, rock walls, WII games, basketball courts, mini golf courses, bungee trampolines, ice skating rinks, H20 zones, video arcades, and now the Dreamworks characters. None of the above are there because they primarily appeal to seniors. Perhaps you haven't sailed with RCI for a while if you have missed all of these features.

As far as shows go, Hairspray and Chicago on Oasis and Allure and Saturday Night Live, the Musical and the introduction of 3D movies and large screen programming by the pool, indicate a growing trend in onboard entertainment that should keep you from being bored. You do have to realize that the costs of mounting many of the shows requires that they continue them for several years so if you sail a specific ship frequently you are, of necessity, see some of the same shows year after year.
Actually, IMO RCI does a pretty good job of offering things that will appeal to multi-generational passengers.
Not just multi-generational, but attempting to meet the needs of all languages with most choices of entertainment - music, jugglers, magicians, acrobats, etc. Not everyone speaks english, but everyone can watch/enjoy these styles of entertainment. I think most cruise ships do a pretty good job on providing a variety of entertainment choices given their passenger demographics (RCI being the best of course).
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Originally posted by RBCL
I think there are such things as 'watertight' windows, where they can withstand enormous pressure.
Oh...I wasn't really sure. Thanks for the follow-up!