Why does Arthur Frommer, dean of the travel guides, consider Royal Caribbean’s new boat, The Oasis of the Seas, a monstrosity?
“Stuffing 6,000 into a boat is not my idea of progress, but the opposite,” he writes in his syndicated column. And why is that? Because it’s too much fun.
“The sole explanation of a 6,000 passenger ship,” he says, “is that is is able to offer more entertainment and thus cater to more of those people who are unable to entertain themselves, those arrested personalities who rely on constant, massive, outside distractions to ward off depression.”
– Southwest Airlines Spirit magazine, April 2010, p. 100
Emily Dickinson or Oasis of the Seas: Who sails the deeper waters?