Latest Amenities on Cruise Ships - Do They Tempt You & Your Family?

New cruise ships seem to be trying to outdo each other with the newest WOW amenities.  Would any of these new amenities entice you to book on that particular ship?  I am talking about Live Concert Series, 4D Theater, Virtual Balconies and Virtual Portholes on Inside cabins, Ice Bar, Glass Floor Walkway, Starbucks, Aqua Cycling (bikes submerged in pool,) Robot Bars and Bartenders, Sky Diving Simulator, Celebrity Chefs, North Star Capsule (lifts you 300 feet over the ocean,) Trapeze Classes, Broadway Shows, Bon Appetit Culinary Centers, Lawn Cub (you can cook steaks for your group,) Bumper Cars, Bowling Alley, Boxing Ring, Ice Skating Rink & Ice Shows, Zip Line and Rope Course, Cantilevered Whirlpools, Water & Light Show, Vertical Herb Garden, Molecular Bar, Carousel, Illusionarium (Magic& Illusion Theater,) Sauna with a view, Rising Tide Bar, Broadway Shows, etc... just to name a few.

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I have to admit that the Ice Skating Rink & Ice Shows plus the Rising Tide Bar, the Broadway Show performance and the Zip Line did tempt me to book on the Oasis & later the Allure.  I do enjoy the added amenities even if I don't participate myself.  For example I would never do the Flow Rider but I have spent many entertaining minutes watching others having fun doing it. 

I would also like to try the North Star Capsule where you are suspended safely 300 feet over the sea.   The best part is that it is complimentary.  Wonder what the lines will be like? 

None of the above,

I want to get away from the theme park holidays when I cruise.

I like to sit and relax on deck, by the pool and read. Maybe have a nice dinner and a night of dancing. Big and loud does not appeal to me. I can see the attraction for younger crowds or families with kids, But not for me. We have a lot of that here in Edmonton and it takes me days to recover from an afternoon keeping up with the grandkids at Lazer Tag.

I go on a cruise to relax and get away from the world,  spending a week in an amusement park with tons of kids just does not sound like a vacation to me.  If I was traveling with extended family,young niece's and nephew's I would try one of the new mega ships with everything.  For myself,  I would book a ship with out all of the rides and attractions so it would be more for adults.

I wounder if the Mega ships with all the attractions sell more booze per adult?  I know surrounded by all the yelling kids I'd drink more.

Johngold - you live in Edmonton.  I would love to go to your huge mall.  I understand that Miami is going to start building a similar huge mall.  Maybe I'll just end up going there instead.  It is a lot closer.

 

I didn't think that many of us would be WOWed by all these new amenities but just wanted your input.  I like my peace and quiet too. 

I will be at that mall this weekend, at the water park. Grand daughters B-day. I will take some pictures.

You are killing me Johngold.  Enjoy your day at the mall and the water park.  Happy birthday from me to your granddaughter.  I hope that she and you have a wonderful time celebrating.  Then go home for your peace and quiet. 

I enjoy the Culinary center offered on Holland. I would consider the concert series if someone I really wanted to see is performing.

OK I hate to admit it, but the Culinary Cent3er DOES interest me.  The Concert Series also appeals to me.  I haven't seen one, though, that I'd take a cruise to hear.  But, I keep lookin'. Thanks for leaving your reply, Bubba 54. 

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