Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Oasis of the Seas, Part 3 -- Entertainment
Despite what I wrote about food on a cruise ship, one can't merely enjoy a weeklong cruise on noshing alone....and I say this as a foodie. Nope, there was plenty of opportunity to partake in entertainment. My brother and I participated in a couple of loosey-goosey trivia contests in the Schooner Bar on Deck 6 while my niece doodled bunnies on a scoresheet.
There was also the more professional kind. On the second night, the aft Aqua Theater presented "Oasis of Dreams", a mix of diving, synchro swimming, flying, and interpretative dance. A bit on the rococo side for me but it did its job and got a deserving standing ovation from the assembled audience.
I've had a casual like for American music of the 50s and 60s (re: Billy Joel's "An Innocent Man"), but I can't say that any of the songs I heard were toe-tappingly memorable. And the audience which were leaning toward the elderly demographic applauded politely throughout the performance although there was a generous standing ovation during curtain call. The only screamout moment was when Jim J. and the actor playing hubby Wilbur made some sort of blooper during their duet which prompted a couple of minutes of laughing fits from the two of them.