Councilwoman Rita Vogler, who owns Wonderland Travel in Hesperia, and her daughter, Allise, recently returned from a visit to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Voglers were among the first to experience Royal Caribbean International's highly anticipated and newest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas.


Some of the unique features on board Oasis of the Seas include the Central Park neighborhood, the first part at sea with more than 12,000 plants and trees; the Boardwalk neighborhood, a family-oriented environment with a hand-carved carousel and the AquaTheater, an amphitheater that serves as a pool by day and a dazzling oceanfront aquatic theater by night; a thrilling zip wire ride that races diagonally 90 feet above Boardwalk; and new categories of on board accommodations, including 28 bi-level loft suites with double-height, floor-to-ceiling windows offering incomparable views.


Oasis of the Seas is the largest and most revolutionary cruise ship in the world. An architectural marvel at sea, spanning 16 decks, encompassing 225,282 gross registered tons, carrying 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and featuring 2,700 staterooms. Oasis of the Seas is the first ship to tout the cruise line's new neighborhood concept of seven distinct theme areas, which includes Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.


The ship sails throughout the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.