A contemporary night club district, Entertainment Place introduces new after-dark spaces in more intimate venues that offer a variety of entertainment experiences. The new collection of venues includes Blaze, a hot nightclub; Jazz on 4, an intimate lounge filled with live jazz and blues; and Comedy Live, featuring side-splitting comedy. Dance enthusiasts also will enjoy an elegant evening in Dazzles, a dance lounge featuring musically themed evenings, dance lessons and competitions.
Whether passengers are looking for a mellow low-key evening or an exhilarating high-energy 'night on the town,' Entertainment Place has an experience to suit any mood. Those in need of a good belly laugh will be drawn to Comedy Live, the comedy club where headline acts interact with the audience and provide engaging and customized performances each evening. The festive space with décor inspired by a New York subway station, features an underground theme with bright casual furnishings, glazed tiling and a ceiling map of the subway system.
Inspired by prohibition-era Chicago, Jazz on 4, with its warm tones of rich walnut paneling, plush sofas and chairs and velvety drapes accented with hand-stitched Swarovski crystals, provides an intimate experience as passengers enjoy soulful rhythms. Blaze, with its dramatic entrance of doors 'burning' with hot flames and a 'charred' threshold, delivers the quintessential nightclub experience where passengers can dance the night away to pulsating music in a hip and trendy atmosphere.
Oasis of the Seas also offers passengers captivating theatrical productions. The Opal Theater, Oasis of the Seas' state-of-the-art 1,380-seat main theater, features a thrust stage and proscenium extending into the audience space to create a more intimate and interactive environment. Entertainers make their entrances from unexpected locations around the venue and perform aerial acrobatics enveloping audience members in an experience which unfolds around and above them. The popular Studio B with its ice skating rink continues to awe passengers with spectacular and vibrant ice shows and serves as the locale for a variety of themed events.
The late-night energy of Entertainment Place centers around Casino Royale, the largest and most sophisticated casino at sea. Passengers enter through two themed walkway entrances - the first showcasing the 40-year legacy of Royal Caribbean International and the second, the Museum of Gaming, which immerses passengers in the history of gaming. The elegant and stylish casino, reminiscent of the classic casinos found on the French Riviera, features dramatic sculptured architecture, sparkling crystal chandeliers and décor in jewel-toned hues of amethyst, aquamarine and ruby. Casino Royale features 450 slot machines; extensive table games including Blackjack, roulette, craps, and Caribbean Stud Poker; and a bar and lounge area from which to take in the casino action. Other amenities include a poker room and players club.
Sure to be popular with passengers, Dazzles is a spectacular venue - spanning two decks - with an expansive floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views of the Boardwalk below. The dance lounge offers a variety of musical experiences ranging from 1940's big band to disco to ballroom evenings. In the evenings, the elegant space is theatrically illuminated with dazzling constellations of small twinkling lights reflecting off glass and mirrored surfaces above and below. During the day, Dazzles is open for passengers to enjoy the view of the bustling activity on the Boardwalk over a drink or to learn a new dance move with a professional dance instructor.
A multitude of entertainment experiences are found in all of the seven neighborhoods on Oasis of the Seas where passengers will be engaged throughout their cruise vacation. From musical and theatrical street performances in the tranquil gardens of Central Park or on the festive Boardwalk, to daring aerial acrobatic performances in the Royal Promenade, which introduces a new dimension to Royal Caribbean's signature street parades. AquaTheater delivers a complete sensory experience playing on the element of surprise as audience members witness the venue come alive with heart-pounding aerial and aquatic acrobatics, as well as elaborate fountain shows synchronized to music and lights.
The On Air Club, located in the Royal Promenade, radiate energy day and night with television monitors featuring news, sporting events and music. In addition, passengers can put on a performance of their own on stage singing karaoke or create their own music video in a private video booth. Also in Royal Promenade are other popular Royal Caribbean venues, Bolero's Latin club and the Schooner Bar, featuring sing-along entertainment. Club 20, a high-energy late night dance club experience under the stars, transforms the adults-only Solarium into an evening hot spot.
Oasis of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world. An architectural marvel at sea, she spans 16 decks, encompasses 220,000 gross registered tons (GRT), carries 5,400 passengers at double occupancy, and features 2,700 staterooms. The ship sails from her home port of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Additional information is available at www.oasisoftheseas.com. Photos of the Oasis of the Seas