Something for Everyone
10.01.2012 - 04.02.2012 28 °C
Probably the most astounding thing about the Oasis is the variety of activities availble for young and old. Since it is a ship, I'm going to start with the water-related activities. There are pools and hot tubs everywhere. Below is the AquaTheater with the deepest pool on any cruise ship at 17 feet. They need this depth because this is the pool where they perform their diving shows. In this picture there is a platform covering the surface of the water. Completely surrounding the pool is a large number of jets which spout water in a variety of patterns which are very effectively used both in the water shows as well as in a fountain show. The entire surface of the pool is covered by a three piece platform which acts as a stage but it can rapidly be dropped to the very bottom of the pool seventeen feet below the surface. So one minute you have a solid surface over the pool with people walking all over it then a few seconds later the platforms are dropped to the bottom of the pool and high divers are diving from high boards into the pool. If you look to the rear of the stage there is a beige colored area - this rotates up to provide a trampoline which the performers use for amazing acrobatics landing at the railing above (where the 2 people are standing) and also landing in the pool.
AquaTheater at the stern of the Oasis with the water platform up.
AquaTheater from above
Below is a shot of a practice - you can see some swimmers in the pool and someone on the trampoline. One of the 2 low level diving boards is down. They dive from three heights - besides the low ones there are platforms half way up those 2 large sweeping structures and 2 platforms at the very top of those structures. You can get a better idea by looking at the pictures above. Someone told us that it looks like you are diving into a shot glass when you are at the top.
AquaTheater from above
High divers on the top platform
They have 2 different watershows. One is offered in the day time only and is aimed more at the children with a lot of slapstick humour and clown like costumes. The other is more story based and adult. Both shows feature olympic calibre divers who dive alone
in tandem from each side
and side by side.
Another thing that happens in the AquaTheater is the famous
Initially I was not planning on attending but it turned out to be great good natured fun.
That's about it for this post - more water features to come.