PRLog - May 12, 2009 - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- No ship has ever been so anticipated by the cruise industry, travel agents worldwide and cruising travelers than Royal Caribbean International's revolutionary Oasis of the Seas, the new torch bearer for the industry, coming in at a new world record of 220,000 gross tons and 5,400 guests.
Oasis of the Seas
Reservations, according to travel agent reports of availability, must be setting records daily. Space is already quite hard, if not impossible to find, on many sailing, despite her 5,400 passenger capacity and six months still remaining before the Oasis even leaves STX Europe’s shipyard in Turku, Finland for good after completing construction.
With the economy, and to an even greater extent, the travel industry, hurting badly, the Oasis will bring a quite timely boost to Royal Caribbean International's bottom line, and will put the cruise industry "in the news" for many months to come.
This "city at sea" will have something for everyone - and then some! A Central Park, Royal Promenade, Aquatheater, Boardwalk, Poll and Sports Zone, a Spa, Youth Zone, even Flowriders and Ziplining! Yes, Ziplining! Plus, more accommodations, entertainment and dining options than ever before available at sea.
For those who have cruised before, the Oasis will surely become a quick favorite and repeat cruisers' first choice. And for those who have never cruised - the Oasis answers all objections and opens up a whole new world of vacation possibilities.
The Oasis is truly set to become not only the link between the modern cruise industry and the future cruise industry, but also the singular reason for influencing a change of heart of hundreds of millions of travelers who would never have considered cruising in the past, giving not only Royal Caribbean International, but the entire cruise industry a clear path to smooth sailing for many, many years to come.
About the author: Peter E Coloyan, Sr., MCC (Master Cruise Counselor) is a travel industry veteran of over 32 years, and the Editor and Publisher of Daily Cruise News.and Travel Industry Daily, two widely distributed industry e-news publications.
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