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Oasis of the Seas: Entertainment

The place to party onboard Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas? Entertainment Place, that's where.

The centrally located Entertainment Place -- down the stairs from Deck 5's Royal Promenade -- features a main plaza with entrance to a variety of nighttime venues designed to suit as many tastes as possible. And with so many options, passengers will be able to pre-reserve seats at shows up to three months prior to sail date.

Here's what to expect:

Passengers can spend the night working up a dance sweat at Blaze, a fire-themed nightclub ("burning" hot flame doors, "charred" threshold, etc.).

Those with dance fever of a different variety may want to head to the two-deck Dazzles, a dance lounge featuring musically themed evenings -- 1940's big band, disco, ballroom. There are also dance lessons and competitions. Dazzles (actually located on Decks 8 and 9 in between Central Park and the Boardwalk) has floor-to-ceiling windows, offering views of the Boardwalk and AquaTheater. During the day, the venue hosts dance lessons offered by professional dance instructors.

Jazz on 4 is a small lounge showcasing live jazz and blues. The design, said to be inspired by prohibition-era Chicago, features walnut paneling, plush sofas and chairs, and velvet drapes.

Comedy Live is the ship's stand-alone comedy club featuring family comedy as well as adults-only stuff. Headline acts interact with the audience. The spot has an underground theme, with decor inspired by a New York subway station -- bright casual furnishings, glazed tiling and a subway system map plastered on the ceiling.

The Opal Theater is Oasis of the Seas' state-of-the-art 1,380-seat main stage. A piece of this stage extends out into the audience to allow more cast-passenger interaction. Entertainers make their entrances from "unexpected locations around the venue and perform aerial acrobatics." The Opal Theater also features a version of the Broadway hit "Hairspray."

Oasis of the Seas (surprise) features the largest and most sophisticated casino afloat: Casino Royale. There is a themed walkway entrance, The Museum of Gaming, exploring the history of gambling. Design elements include dramatic sculptures, crystal chandeliers, and hues of amethyst, aquamarine and ruby. As for the meat and potatoes of the casino, you'll find 450 slot machines; extensive table games including Blackjack, roulette, craps, and Caribbean Stud Poker; a bar and lounge area; a sports book; a poker room; and a players' club.

Back by popular demand: Studio B, Royal Caribbean's at-sea ice skating rink (located on Deck 3). As on previous ships, Studio B on Oasis will host ice shows and themed events.

Check out the schedule for showtimes.

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