New Delhi : Royal Caribbean International today announced that the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship Oasis of the Seas® will be sailing in Europe for a short autumn season in 2014. Renowned worldwide for its award-winning Caribbean cruise vacations, Oasis of the Seas® now will offer a sampling of its unrivaled Oasis-class experience in Europe. Oasis of the Seas’ 2014 Europe season will open for bookings on Apr. 11, 2013.
“The Oasis-class vacation experience finds its way to the bucket list of every travel enthusiast. Indian vacationers will now be able combine Europe’s rich cultures and history with the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship for a unique and ultimate holiday. Convenient access to Europe for Indian travelers will further augment the ship’s popularity in our country enabling more guests to partake in first-at-sea innovations and exceptional onboard amenities,” said Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing, India Representative of Royal Caribbean International.
Guests will sail the Atlantic and Western Mediterranean and delight in Oasis-class exclusive amenities and concepts throughout its seven themed neighborhoods, such as an 82 foot-long zip line, a handcrafted carousel, the Rising Tide elevating bar, Broadway musicals, the Aquatheater high-diving performance venue, and Central Park with more than 12,000 live trees and plants. Oasis of the Seas® also offers amenities that can only be found on Royal Caribbean, such as twin FlowRider® surf simulators, cantilevered whirlpools, an ice-skating rink, the H2O Zone kids aquapark, and the Royal Promenade, an interior boulevard that stretches nearly the length of the ship and flanked by restaurants, lounges and boutiques, amongst many others.
Royal Caribbean’s award-winning family programming also will help ensure that guests of every generation can share in an unforgettable Europe family vacation aboard Oasis of the Seas. The cruise line’s complimentary Adventure Ocean® kids program offers ongoing educational and entertaining sessions for three age groups from three- to 11-year-olds, led by college-accredited counselors from 9:00 to 2:00 a.m. Two curricula for teenagers of ages 12 to 17 years offer more organic programming to give them the flexibility to help shape their day with peers, as well as teen-only sessions on the FlowRider®, Rock Wall and Sports Court. Furthermore, Oasis of the Seas® also introduced the Royal Babies® & Royal Tots® Nursery – soon to be fleetwide – that caters to Royal Caribbean’s youngest guests, age six to 36 months.
Two trans-Atlantic crossings will afford guests the opportunity to experience all of Oasis of the Seas®’ unmatched innovative amenities, exclusive entertainment, and variety of dining experiences. On these cruises, guests also will enjoy an exclusive preview of the Quantum-class experience and join in special programs that will amplify the Oasis-class experience. A 12-night eastbound cruise from the ship’s homeport of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Barcelona departs Sept. 1, 2014 and a 13-night westbound cruise will return Oasis of the Seas® to Port Everglades from Rotterdam on Oct. 14. Vacationers also can embark the westbound trans-Atlantic cruise at Southampton on Oct. 15.
Guests also can enjoy the world-acclaimed ship on a choice of three Europe sailings. Vacationers can choose among two roundtrip sailings on a five-night Western Mediterranean itinerary from Barcelona, and a seven-night Spain itinerary sailing from Barcelona to Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where Oasis of the Seas® will enter drydock in Képpel Verolme shipyard for routine maintenance.
Launched in December 2009, Oasis of the Seas® has been heralded as an architectural marvel at sea, spanning 16 decks, encompassing 225,282 gross registered tons, and has a double-occupancy capacity of 5,400 guests. Oasis of the Seas® is first ship to tout the cruise line’s neighborhood concept of seven distinct themed areas, comprising Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone. Over the years the ship has also bagged a couple of acclaimed awards and accolades like Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Award for Best Rookie Cruise Ship & Best Cruise Ship Overall, Travel Weekly Magellan Awards for Silver Award for Overall Contemporary Ship & Eco-Friendly “Green” Cruise Ship, Cruise Guide Award – Germany for Ship of the Year “Information and Entertainment”, Cruceros & Destinos – Spain for Best ship in its category, and many more.
Source : Mouneeta Dewan