I know it's been forever since I have done a Travel Tuesday and I've missed taking trips. So today we are going on a cruise. This particular ship is not even out on the sea yet but it is creating alot of buzz in the travel business. Why? Well, I am glad you asked. The biggest talk centers around the massive "Central Park" at the center of the ship that has trees, live grass and outdoor restaurants. Royal Caribbean will be launching a new line of these ships in the coming years with the Oasis to come out in 2009. The Central Park area will run the length of a football field down the center of the ship and will be lined with five decks of cabins and will be open to the air six decks above. If it's raining outside of the ship it'll be raining in the Central Park area also. Below are pictures of what the ship will look like. Okay so why am I so excited about this ship? Well, it will be something new and interesting and the ship will be a destination in itself. I am a big fan of Royal Caribbean and I do hope I get to see this beauty someday.
There will be 254 cabins with balconies that overlook Central Park and you can people watch all day and night.
During the day the Central Park area is designed for a quiet peaceful area to hang out but at night there will be alfresco dining and outdoor concerts.
The park will be surrounded by five or six restaurants and bars. One of the bars is being billed as the first moving at sea bar. It's called the Rising Tide and it will slowly glide up and down three decks from the base level of Central Park downward to the lower levels of the ships. It'll be a big ship weighing in at 225,000 ton and able to hold 5,400 passengers. It's amazing to me that these ships are so massive. Just a note, big gigantic ships are not everyone's cup of tea. I know that. I've been on small ships and I've been on big ones and have enjoyed the different things that each one offers. Personally I just love to cruise. Hope you enjoyed a look at what's new and exciting in the world of cruising. Happy Tuesday!!