herd - Answered a Question by williams (27 Aug 08 15:09)

We will see.........lets hope they havent gone overboard..excuse the pun........

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Gold - Answered a Question by williams (27 Aug 08 15:12)

I agree Mr Williams, I dread to think what the embarkation and disembarkation will be likeand the dining times. I certainly wont be cruising on a mini island of a ship aka Oasis of the Seas.

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roworth - Answered a Question by williams (27 Aug 08 16:24)

Yes i agree it will be too big for me.We have sailed on rci freedom of the seas and more recently mariner of the seas.There is plenty going on but just too busy everywhere,i think we will stick to ships less than 100,000 tons in future.

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middleton - Answered a Question by williams (27 Aug 08 16:53)

This ship is too big to get into most ports that means 6000/5000 passengers going ashore & back by tender? it will be utter chaos not for me i go cruising to relax not to stand in ques for ages.

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Bradbury - Answered a Question by williams (27 Aug 08 17:40)

With all the activities and facilities, why bother with ports. It could just sit out a sea as a floating resort. Personally I think as with any new Ship, I'll let others be the guinea pigs and then make my mind up.

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jones - Answered a Question by williams (27 Aug 08 21:23)

I also have been following the Oasis of the seas website, and it looks very impressive. But I do agree about the sheer "bigness" of it, with 5 > 6000 people wanting to be fed and watered in a relativly short space of time it looks a very daunting prospect for a relaxing holiday. If you fancy doing a quick sum (if the telly is rubbish tonight) try to work out the ammount of deckspace needed for ~5000 sumbeds, it's a big number. Oasis may also take away any of the personal touches we english like, and it looks like a great big floating money machine to me. There is no obsticle to building any ship size to be honest, and Independance of the seas seems about right to me, so I think I will avoid this ship (at the moment anyway) and go back on Indy again. But in conclusion I have to say it's a well done to RCI for breaking the barriers again, it's innovative to say the least.

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Wilba - Answered a Question by williams (28 Aug 08 08:20)

Impressive it certainly is, but who's doubling the size of the pier check in buildings, doubling the amount of tender docking stations in the ports of call, doubling the amount of taxi's to take you back to airports on disembarkation. Without all these, & other factors built into the logistics package, I envisage a nightmare waiting to happen. No thanks , I'll wait to read the kickback from the 'must be first onboard crowd' before I make a decision.

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Jaworski - Answered a Question by williams (28 Aug 08 15:29)

Smoking on Royal Carebbean.

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Aldrich - Answered a Question by williams (28 Aug 08 18:40)

Oasis will not tender - she will only dock at ports. So no tender issues.

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Wilba - replied to Aldrich (28 Aug 08 20:23)

Hi! That's interesting. Any ideas why? Or is it simply the logistics involved in tendering?

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