Originally Posted by Dave Beers
I hadn't thought about it but you bring up a good point about the amusement park. To be honest, my least favorite 'neighborhood' on the Oasis class is the Boardwalk, with the exception of the AquaTheater but then it had to be there just by design. Now Royal is going further down the carnival midway <ahem> with the circus school, bumper cars, expanded aerial acts, and what is essentially a single-car from a ferris wheel with the North Star. Their research no doubt shows this stuff has an appeal, so we'll see.
It's definitely taking on a new style of cruising but what I see is it being geared for people with kids. I think it will do good as long as the prices are affordable for families ...the more bells and whistles I would think the higher the price. I can see longtime cruisers going on it to see what its all about but don't know if it's something they would go back too. I won't be running to book it anytime soon that I know.