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This thread is truly steering off topic.
Please keep all future conversations to informational items regarding DISCruise 1.0 - your attendance, planning, and the like.
How large is the RC ship in comparison to the Disney Dream? I am wondering how much walking as compared to other ships.
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The Disney Dream is 1,115 ft long.
The Oasis of the Seas is 1,186.5 ft long
Sounds pretty similar, but i don't know how that translates into actual deck length that you have to walk.
Class and type: Dream class (Disney)
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 128,000 GT
Length: 1,115 ft (340 m)
Beam: 125 ft (38 m)
Draft: 26 ft (7.9 m)
Decks: 16 (14 Passenger)
3 x 12-cylinder & 2 x 14-cylinder MAN V48/60CR diesel engines
2 x 19 MW Converteam Motors
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (maximum 24.7 knots (45.7 km/h; 28.4 mph))
Capacity: 4,000 passengers
Class and type: Oasis-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 225,282 GT
Length: 361.6 m (1,186.5 ft) overall 
Beam: 47 m (154 ft) waterline
60.5 m (198 ft) max moulded
65 m (213 ft) max beam
Height: 72 m (236 ft) above water line
Draught: 9.3 m (31 ft)
Depth: 22.55 m (74 ft)
Decks: 16 passenger decks
Installed power: 3 × Wärtsilä 12V46D engines (13,860 kW/18,590 hp each)
3 × Wärtsilä 16V46D engines (18,480 kW/24,780 hp each)
Propulsion: 3 × 20 MW ABB Azipod, all azimuthing
4 × 5.5 MW Wärtsilä CT3500 bow thrusters
Speed: 22.6 knots (41.9 km/h; 26.0 mph)
Capacity: 5,400 passengers at double occupancy
Crew: 2,165 on maiden voyage
2,394 as of July 2012
The Oasis is huge and broken down into several segments including the Royal Promenade (deck 5), Central Park (8) and the Boardwalk (6) areas - as well as the pools deck (15).
Here's a cutaway map of the ship ...
Thanks for the info. This ship is big so it looks like I be scootering around.
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Any idea of when the link to check the reservation will be working? At the moment, the one for booking transfers is working, but not the one to check on cabin and payment status.
Here is a deck plan of the ship in case anyone is interested:
Deck 18 Deck 17
Deck 16 Deck 15
Deck 14 Deck 12
(There is no deck 13)
Deck 11 Deck 10
Deck 9 Deck 8
Deck 7 Deck 6
Deck 5 Deck 4 Deck 3
i'm on deck 9 - there was only one room i could find that was still available (in my category) that had the bed by the closet (rather than the verandah)...i prefer to have the sofa by the verandah so that dictated the room...
hopefully, i'm correct in thinking the room i picked actually does have the bed by the closet...
if it ends up i was wrong, it's not a disaster....all rooms are fine as long as i'm on this cruise!!!!!!!
I hope this works out for you. How can you tell the configuration of a room? I have not really thought about it. Are there advantages to the type you like?
most people prefer the other configuration - with the bed by the verandah - as it gives you more room to get into the closet, especially if you're more than one person in a room...
DD prefers it that way - she just got off the radiance yesterday where she had the bed by the verandah and much prefers that configuration..
but i prefer having the sofa by the verandah (bed by the closet)....and i'm going to be on the cruise by myself, so i don't have to worry about getting into the closet with two people...(some people complain about it being difficult to get into the closet when the bed is there)..
as to how you can figure it out...that's a hot topic on cruise critic....
actually, i called RCCL and asked and the guy claimed they don't even know, but if i really want to find out, he would check for me and get back to me in a day or two (he claimed that's how long it takes to find out )..
i didn't do that, but instead searched on cruise critic....
it's the most common question on the RCCL board there - what's the configuration of room XXXX.......it took a while, but i finally found one room in my category that was still open on the cruise that seems to have that configuration...
as i said, i don't think it's a deal breaker....i'd be happy with the other configuration too...but if it turns out this way, i'll be even happier!
this is sort of related, sort of unrelated to the oasis cruise - i spoke with DD for an hour this morning....she's in vancouver, just off the radiance of the seas after her southbound 7 night alaska cruise from seward to vancouver...
this was her first non-DCL cruise and she said it was FANTASTIC!!!!
she thought RCCL was wonderful.....the only thing she didn't like was the food in the main dining room, but after the first night, she ate in the windjammer (the pool deck buffet restaurant - like cabanas) where she said the food selection for vegetarians was excellent..
she said the cruise was like being in summer camp....lots to do at any time of day (when she wasn't in port on her alaska excursions)..
she was really really impressed by everything about the cruise - the crew, the organization....
RCCL gets bad press about nickel and diming, but she said that she had a case of water left over at the end (she had pre-ordered two cases), and so she was credited back for the case of water she didn't use..
also, her husband wasn't able to go on one of the shore excursions as he was feeling very ill....it was one of the very expensive whale watching excusions (DD went by herself and said it was the most incredible excursion ever)...anyway, RCCL credited them the $170 for his excursion....
i'm not sure DCL would ever do that....
and she said the activities were so much fun...and the cruise director and all the crew were amazing...even the captain got into it (she has lots of stories about the captain)...
they were just pleased with every aspect of the cruise - their room, the service, the activities, the entertainment, everything about RCCL....
so it just adds to my anticipation!!! can't wait for Discruise 1.0!!! how many days to go??????
385 days left, but who's counting?
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Thanks! I had no idea it is such a hot topic. I'll look for the board on CC. Have a good weekend.
i don't know if i'm allowed to post this here or not..
there is a nice picture report of a cruise on the oasis on cruise critic...
his pictures of the oasis are beautiful:
Wow Beth ... that was a great find. I loved that guys photos.
there are lots of pictures of the oasis on CC, but they're all just standard pictures, but i thought his are really beautiful.
Someone posted that they thought his angle was more interesting than usual since he's taking them from a sitting position in his wheelchair.
I'm not sure if i noticed that difference - i'm not very observant about picture angles and the like -but i did think they're exceptionally pretty!
Trying to convince my wife to go on this cruise. We have never cruised but I have always wanted to try it. At the time of the cruise, our kids would be 4 and 2. So, my questions are:
1. What is your favorite thing about cruising?
2. If you have kids, have you ever cruised with young kids and how did it go?
3. If you have been on the Oasis, what activities did you enjoy? She is convinced she will be bored.
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