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Loft Suites Redefine Cruising Accommodations On Oasis Of The Seassm
Different suites on Oasis of the Seas are the cornerstone for the vacation experience.
By: Kenneth Chow, ACC
The lofts will be the highest accommodations at sea and will offer spectacular views of the ocean with floor to ceiling double-height windows to ensure the view will be enjoyed from every vantage point. Other features among these coveted 28 lofts will be a unique modern design dotted with abstract, modern art pieces, spacious living areas on the lower level with contemporary detailing, and a private balcony with sun chairs and stunning views to help guests unwind.
Each loft, which will measure 545 square feet (51 square meters) or larger when combined, and will be fitted in contemporary décor with a Caribbean influence. The impressive design will include an upper-level bedroom that overlooks the living area below and extended ocean views. Beds will be outfitted with white, luxurious duvets complemented by tropical blue and green accents that tie in to the loft’s natural surroundings. The lofts will feature LCD televisions, separate vanity areas, a guest bathroom downstairs and master bathroom upstairs featuring his and her shower heads, fog-free mirrors, and limestone mosaic tile accents.
Following is a breakdown of the various accommodation types and the latest ground-breaking features that will bring them to life:
Royal Loft Suite: In addition to the 25 Crown Loft Suites onboard Oasis of the Seas, the exclusive Royal Loft Suite is available to accommodate groups of six. The Royal Loft Suite is the largest of all lofts onboard Oasis of the Seas. Spanning 1,524 sq. ft. (141 sq. m.), it will feature its own Baby Grand piano, indoor and outdoor dining rooms that seat eight, private wet bar, a library and extended 843-square-foot (78.3-square-
Sky Loft Suite: The Sky Loft Suites are larger than the standard lofts and though they stand as singular units, these staterooms also will feature the option of connecting together to satisfy larger groups and families. These Sky Loft Suites, identified as Corner A (722 sq. ft./67 sq. m.) and Corner B (770 sq. ft./71 sq. m.) will feature more living room space, separate dining rooms that seat four, spacious balconies with sun loungers, and dining tables that seats four.
Crown Accessible Loft Suite: The Crown Accessible Loft will feature the same amenities as the standard Crown Loft Suites, but will measure slightly larger, at 737 sq. ft. (68 sq. m.), and will offer an elevator for the convenience of guests with special needs.
In addition to the loft suite accommodations, Oasis of the Seas will offer a variety of suites that appeal to guests looking for additional space and a variety of amenities that exceed the services offered at the stateroom level. While each suite varies in scope, these spaces will provide guests with private balconies, LCD televisions and more.
Royal Suite: This spacious suite – the only of its kind on Oasis of the Seas – sleeps four and will feature one bedroom, two baths, a separate living area with its own Baby Grand piano, plush seating, a full bar, and a 52” LCD television. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors will lead to the suite’s large outdoor balcony with woven chaise lounges. The private master suite will offer an alternative sitting area with large windows facing the sea and a large jetted tub to help guests unwind after an action-packed day.
Presidential Family Suite: This family suite will be another one-of-a-kind accommodation onboard Oasis of the Seas. With room for 14, and a total of four bedrooms and four baths, this space will be similar to the Presidential Family Suite onboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom-class ships. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows will face the ocean and a spacious balcony provides enough room for the entire group to enjoy the outdoor dining area, large LCD screen, and private jetted tub.
AquaTheater Suite: All six of the AquaTheater Suites available onboard Oasis of the Seas will overlook the Boardwalk and AquaTheater and will feature private wrap-around balconies, outdoor ocean-front dining areas for six, and an outdoor bar ideal for entertaining. These new family suites will accommodate up to eight guests and will have two bedrooms and two full baths.
Owner’s Suite: Each of the 10 owners suites will accommodate four guests, and are designed with one bedroom, living room and bath. Guests will be pampered with a private balcony, outdoor dining table for four and an interior sitting area with a convertible queen sleeper sofa for two.
Family Suite: Sleeping eight, Oasis of the Seas’ Family Suites with balcony will feature a master bedroom and bath and a guest room with private bath. All four suites also will offer a private balcony with outdoor dining and lounge area that will seat four.
Grand Suite: The Grand Suites with balconies will be the most abundant suite accommodations available on Oasis of the Seas. The 30 suites will feature one bedroom, full bath, and a separate living area outfitted in contemporary décor, with stonework used throughout the entry and bathrooms. Private balconies with woven chaise lounge chairs and a jetted tub for two are other amenities for suite guests.
Smaller groups looking to reserve accommodations in the various types of Oasis of the Seas’ staterooms – interior or oceanview, with or without balconies – will be welcomed by the same level of stateroom innovations found in the suite and loft suite categories onboard. In particular, the bedroom area of all staterooms will feature additional under-bed storage, shelf units, expansive closets that include retractable clothing and shoe shelves, and flip up bedside tables to provide more space and functionality as needed. The bathrooms will feature a fresh design concept, providing an open space feel with clear glass shower enclosure, and additional shelves and ledges throughout.
When she launches in late 2009, Oasis of the Seas will be the largest and most revolutionary cruise ship in the world. An architectural marvel at sea, she will span 16 decks, encompass 220,000 gross registered tons (GRT), carry 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and feature 2,700 staterooms. Oasis of the Seas will be the first ship to tout the cruise line’s new neighborhood concept of seven distinct themed areas, which includes Central Park, Boardwalk, and the Royal Promenade. The ship will sail from her home port of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Additional information is available at www.oasisoftheseas.com.
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