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Wow, a new port in Jamaica, interesting. The Eastern looks good :-)
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The aqua pool will be a passenger pool when it is not being used for shows. It is the biggest fresh water-passenge pool at sea. It also looks like the tiers around the aqua stage have chaise recliners for sunbathing. (some pics show benches, though)

I can't envision an RCI ship without a waterpark for the kiddies. So here is something interesting...

Four "neighborhoods" we haven't seen yet are the ice-skating rink, the atrium, the front/top pool area and the casino deck (I am guessing, just using the process of elimination).

It seems to me that they leave you with the impression that Central Park leads into the Boardwalk, but they are actually separated by an atrium. Look at these pictures:



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Both neighborhoods have a tall, solid wall of glass at one end. To me this implies an atrium separates them.

Furthermore, I just read a news account that the Boardwalk is flanked by only 229 cabins at six decks high. This implies it is not a long as it appears in the renderings which show about 360 separate balconies.

Central Park, Boardwalk and the atrium together only comprise half the ship. So there is still the whole front half of the ship for a pool deck, etc. on top. Furthermore, we haven't seen what the roof of Central Park is like.

In any case, look at this rendering, now obviously outdated.



Obviously the Boardwalk, the Atrium and Central Park combined don't equate to the whole top of the ship. Look at where the double stacks are (over the atrium). I predict the whole bow area (from the front and half of the way towards mid-ships) will be packed with interior rooms and a big pool deck on top.

Furthermore, if you look at this old rendering, you can see that the image has been changing as they reveal new aspects of the ship. This old rendering, still on the site, doesn't even show the Aquatheater.

"Strangely" enough, the full side view is the only rendering on the OOTS site where the high res picture does not come up (broken link). If it did come up, it would be a lot easier to guess what is going on the front of the ship. Perhaps a big waterpark with slides, four flow-riders in a row and the roller coaster (just kidding - maybe not).

If you look, there are actually a lot of discrepancies between the renderings, which means they are just approximations. That is OK, it is a work in progress. One thing though, Royal has a record of saving the best for last (they announced the Flowriders just before Freedom came out).
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There's 2 rock walls and based on comments by people who should know, there will be 2 flowrders.
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That's what I heard, too. Now tell us something we don't already know (from people who should know )
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Paul, Boardwalk is aft of the Viking Crown Lounge/atrium and Central Park is forward of it. The front of the ship above the bridge is the solarium, and the cantilvered hot tubs will be at the aft part of the solarium. What I have heard from someone who works at Aker Yards, and has been posting on another forum for months now, is that the pools will be on either side of the top deck above Central Park. The sports deck will be at the top of the ship aft on top of the area that looks like a bridge over the aqua theater. No word on H20 zone yet. Oh, and all the hi res pics are loading just fine for me, so it is easier to see what is where. And if you look at pics of the model ship they had at the unveiling in NY, you can see where central park begins and ends. It is much longer than it looks. It goes all the way from the aft atrium to the forward atrium.
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wow, 2 flowriders, I'm going :-)
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I'm also curious about the pool areas since Boardwalk and Central Park will run almost the entire length of the ship. I had assumed they would have returned to the old-style of having tiered pool decks in the aft section but now that is not an option with the aqua theater. Maybe there will be a lazy river all along the upper deck??? One never knows with this ship.
Besides the Aqua Theater which is a pool in day time the Oasis has a split pool. They are located above the CP balcony staterooms and connected via a bridge.
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Do you mean a pool on each side of Central Park (over the port & starboard staterooms) and connected by a bridge going over Central Park?
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Do you mean a pool on each side of Central Park (over the port & starboard staterooms) and connected by a bridge going over Central Park?
Yes, that is exactly what I mean. Remember, Oasis is A LOT wider that even Freedom or Voyager class ships. The width of Central Park will not take away from how much room they need to have pool up top!
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Without a doubt, it is an enormous ship. I expect the size of it to be somewhat staggering when we finally get to see it.

Personally, I am really looking forward to it (I disagree with Kuki). If you look at the size of the ship the number of passengers is not so unwieldly. At 5000 berths, it holds about 25% more passengers than Freedom, but is almost 1/2 again the size of Freedom.

And in all honesty, RCI is very family oriented, but so far I see this ship appealing to more young adults than families. It is likely to be pricier, and so far they have not revealed a lot of true kids-only types of features. I see above average income, but still young enough to be active/sports oriented, passengers.

I forsee the Voyager-class becoming more affordable once this is the new standard, and that will be where families with kids will go.

This will be a "stay onboard" kind of ship. Why go into Jamaica when you have all the activities you need onboard?
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Without a doubt, it is an enormous ship. I expect the size of it to be somewhat staggering when we finally get to see it.

Personally, I am really looking forward to it (I disagree with Kuki). If you look at the size of the ship the number of passengers is not so unwieldly. At 5000 berths, it holds about 25% more passengers than Freedom, but is almost 1/2 again the size of Freedom.

And in all honesty, RCI is very family oriented, but so far I see this ship appealing to more young adults than families. It is likely to be pricier, and so far they have not revealed a lot of true kids-only types of features. I see above average income, but still young enough to be active/sports oriented, passengers.

I forsee the Voyager-class becoming more affordable once this is the new standard, and that will be where families with kids will go.

This will be a "stay onboard" kind of ship. Why go into Jamaica when you have all the activities you need onboard?
Oh, I totally plan on staying onboard in Nassau. No need to be there. With 3 sea days, and nassau, I will have plenty of time to explore. I am really looking forward to this ship. Thinking we are gonna go for my 39th b-day in January 2010. That which will be my last year of my 30's. lol.
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This picture (not officially released) shows the ship from the top. Do you see what I see? I see Central Park is the open space most forward, and we know the Boardwalk is open to the stern.

Doesn't it look like there is yet another "neighborhood" between the two of them which will also be a similar open space? Or is that just the bridge over Central Park? I do see pools and a golf green at the stern, but this doesn't really match what newer rebderings of the Boardwalk looks like.

You can't really see the boardwalk in this picture at all (strangely, but all of the renderings have been different).

I am fairly certain the front area is central park, because the video I captured these from zooms in there and shows Central Park features.

BTW: I don't see the pools previously referred to, but I can see there is certainly room for them.
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It's not another neighborhood, it's all central park, which is the length of the promenade below. And that is the bridge over CP. They left the space blank because they knew people like you would capture it and zoom in, and they don't want you to know what it looks like yet. lol. But the pools will most likely be forward of the bridge on each side, and maybe h20 zone aft of the bridge? Or similar? Time will tell. And that is the sports deck at the aft of the ship. If you look at the boardwalk/aqua theater renderings, you will see an area above the very aft of boardwalk that will hold all of that. If you look closely at some of the hi res pics, you can see The Beach Break Bar up there, and the sports desk. I heard there will be 2 flowriders. What you are not seeing is the area below and aft of the sports deck, which is the Aqua Theater. This video was released before the latest unveiling, so they didn't want you to see that yet.
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This picture (not officially released) shows the ship from the top. Do you see what I see? I see Central Park is the open space most forward, and we know the Boardwalk is open to the stern.

Doesn't it look like there is yet another "neighborhood" between the two of them which will also be a similar open space? Or is that just the bridge over Central Park? I do see pools and a golf green at the stern, but this doesn't really match what newer rebderings of the Boardwalk looks like.

You can't really see the boardwalk in this picture at all (strangely, but all of the renderings have been different).

I am fairly certain the front area is central park, because the video I captured these from zooms in there and shows Central Park features.

BTW: I don't see the pools previously referred to, but I can see there is certainly room for them.
The pools on top of the Central Park balconies were confirmed by AkerBuilder on Cruise Talk. He is the one with all early infos and he was spot on with everything.
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