Oasis of Dreams Rehearsals - The Royal Caribbean Fan Blog.

When the ocming of Oasis of the Seas was announced to the world, one of the first features highlighted was the Aqua Theater. Situated at the very end of the ship, the seating bowl spills outward from the end of Boardwalk. The Aqua Theater hosts more unique features in one location than most new cruise ships do through their entire design. As the name implies the theater is centered around a large diving pool. Three tiers of diving platforms flank the pool on two sides. A trampoline emerges from the adjacent stage and adds a different dimension to what the show offers. A "fly gallery" allows actors to fly into and out of the area, even emerging from under the water. Under the water are three stage platforms. These rise above the water to allow for the entire stage space to be used or sink quietly for dramatic effect.

In our video here, you see the Aqua Theater from a deck ten stateroom balcony over Boardwalk. The cast is rehearsing a few hours before a show. The video screens were being replaced on this cruise so you might notice they are missing from the right side of the theater house. As a people watcher this view was one of the attractions of the cabin. Love Royal Caribbean?

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Adventures in the "Not-so-newlywed" game.

 The “Not-so-newlywed game” is a parody of long extinct TV game show with a similar name. Several couples of different age groups are put on stage and separately asked questions to see how well they know their spouse. Unlike the TV show, couples onboard a cruise are ideally long married. Playing to a typically adult audience cruise directors have made an institution of the hilarity of couples seemingly unafraid to do or say anything in front of hundreds of complete strangers. Of all these organic moments of entertainment on a cruise the Not-so-newlywed game is always a must to see.

My contribution to the Royal Caribbean Fan blog today are these few moments where couples from the audience attempt to out-do each other for the chance to embarrass themselves on stage. Enjoy!

Mannequin Challenge on Explorer of the Seas!

Hotel Director Michael Rasmussen captured this gem of a moment aboard the Explorer of the Seas as 981 guests and crew froze for 3 minutes in an epic Mannequin Challenge.