Happening right now: Royal Caribbean Chairman Richard Fain addresses a group of international journalists at the STX shipyard in Turku, Finland, where Oasis of the Seas is in the final stages of construction. Later, we will step aboard the world’s largest cruise ship for a tour. Stay tuned. Posted from my Blackberry.
Sedan länge känd som porten till Österns mystik är Hong Kong en av de speciella platser som lever upp till sitt rykte som både dramatisk och romantisk. Mina resor dit har alltid givit mig en känsla av att på något sätt vara en del i en fantasivärld, där jag bara är en skådespelare i en… [Read More]
Beginning Wednesday, look to this space for coverage from Turku, Finland (two hours by train, I hope, from Helsinki) of the world’s most-anticipated big ship, Oasis of the Seas. Posted from my Blackberry.
From Southern California, it’s a short haul by sea to the storied western shores of Mexico. Leaving Los Angeles and San Diego, cruise ships ply the gentle Pacific along the same routes as the gray whales that make their annual migratory journeys between Alaska and the lagoons of Baja California. Yes, you will likely see… [Read More]
[This Avid Cruiser profile of Micky Arison was first published in 2005.] Standing in the discotheque aboard Holland America Line’s new Zuiderdam, Micky Arison hardly seems like the cruise industry’s most powerful executive. Tanned, relaxed and smiling, his silk shirt unbuttoned three down and wife Madeleine on his arm, he could be mistaken for just… [Read More]
So if you want that wrinkled shirt cleaned or pressed and you don’t want to pay a surcharge, you need to board the morning before your cruise departs. Better marina managemen t. The marina just doesn’t work efficiently on weeklong cruises when there is only one day when it can be used — and only for a short timeframe.
The Oasis will have amenities never seen afloat before, such as a zip-line and a carousel, as well as the first moving bar at sea, which will ascend from the ship’s Promenade area of indoor stores and cafes, to its Central Park, an open-air outdoor “park” with pathways, flower gardens and canopy trees that span the length of a football field. … In addition to Central Park, the “neighborhoods” include the Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone: 28,700-square-feet just for kids and teens with Kids Avenue, a central boulevard connecting various themed play areas; a nursery for infants and toddlers; a theater just for children.