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That is correct - here is some more CruiseMates news about the presentation:

Oasis of the Seas: Bookings Open to ALL Crown & Anchor Members
Adam Goldstein just announced that bookings are open to ALL Crown and Anchor Society members effective immediately. It was previously announced that privilege would be held untl August 28th, but that was just changed tonight, Aug 26.

Anyone who has ever cruised with Royal Caribbean qualifies as a Crown and Anchor Society member.

Oasis of the Seas: Two New neighborhoods Revealed
Royal Caribbean just announced the details of two new neighborhoods on Oasis of the Seas; the top pool deck and the spa area.

The pool deck contains many amenities, seemingly something for everyone, from a comprehensive water park for the children to an adults-only solarium with cantilevered hot tubs and a swim-against-the-current swim pool. There will be Flo-riders (not the rumored three) but they will be the biggest ever built. There are two regular swimming pools with an adjacent restaurant and bar called the "Wipe-Out Restaurant" and "Wipe-Out Bar."

The children's water park is centered around a huge octopus-representative structure that has slides, water jets and wading pools. It looks very similar to the facility on Freedom of the Seas. There are two minature golf courses in the renderings, so where it is located is hard to say now. The one on a lower deck appears to be close to something like a "beach-pool" which looks like a small wave pool - not suitable for surfing, but it does appear to have something like a beach where the water-level declines gradually.

The adults-only Solarium is two-decks tall and is completely enclosed within glass walls for a greenhouse effect in any kind of weather. It is at the far forward portion of the Pool-Deck with commanding views over the bridge. It is adults only, and it has not yet been announced whether there will be a service charge. It also includes a Solarium Restaurant with healthy-choice entrees available for lunch and dinner. The Solarium will have live plants and temperature control.

The two all-ages pool areas (port and starboard) are behind the Solarium. There are hot tubs as well as large pools. Deck loungers surround the pools in tired levels. The Wipe Out Restaurant and Bar are in this are as well. The sports areas iinclude basketball courts on the top decks and a nine-hole miniature golf course on the Central Park level of the ship.

The zip line begins at nine-decks tall from a crossover suspended high above the AquaTheater. The rock-climbing walls begin on the deck adjacent to the AquaTheater and climb six decks all the way to the Pool Deck.

The Spa is two decks tall (decks five and six) with its fitness center, boxing ring and a health-conscious restaurant.

Other items revealed:

Though it wasn't discussed, details about the main dining room were revealed. It will be four decks tall and will have two seating times.

A new restaurant called Called "150 Central Park" is in Central Park and will have a concept to be discussed in the future.

Some of the two-deck Loft Suites will be located high up adjacent to the Viking Crowne Lounge on decks 17 and 18.

While we do not seem a main theater in the deck-plans , Adam Goldstein did say that the AquaTheater will be a spectacular nighttime entertainment spot. The main theater would have to be huge and almost impossible to hide on the deck plans, so there does not appear to be one. is this such a surprise? Not really, it appears to be the trend of the future.

One thing Oasis will not have is indoor balcony cabins as CruiseMates thought we detected in the early renderings. Why not? We can't say.
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