Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Oasis of the Seas Part 1

In December, Mike and I went on vacation. It seems so long ago, but I was so nice at the time. We went on a Royal Caribbean Cruise on the Oasis of the Seas. Everyone asked us where we were going and we answered, "we don't care we are going on the Oasis." This ship did not disappoint us one bit.

We always fly to our destination the day before our cruise because we do not want to miss the ship or be herded like cattle to the ship. This year we sailed out of Ft. Lauderdale and would highly recommend staying at the Hampton Inn North Airport Cruise Port the night before you sail.

One of the best things about this hotel is the shuttle. They pick you up at the airport, take you out for supper and drop you off at the cruise port for free.

And the van has flamingos on it, so it is hard to miss.

We went on this trip with one of my college friends, Megan, and her husband, Aaron.

You always need a picture with palm trees from vacation.

When we sailed out of the port we past several towers, which I assume were apartments. As we past those buildings everyone was cheering, taking pictures, and blowing air horns from the shore. Maybe every cruise ship experiences this as they leave port, but we sure enjoyed it.

We even joined in the cheering.

When we first get on the ship we feel the need to see the entire ship as soon as possible, which means a lot of walking. Since the ship was so big we didn't see everything the first day, but we had seven more days to find everything.

We checked out the dining room,

The Boardwalk, Aqua theater and sports deck

The Royal Promenade

and Central Park (this was the view from our balcony)

Did I mention this ship was amazing. I'm not sure if I will ever be able to sail on a smaller ship. Okay that may be a little bit of an exaggeration, but it was really amazing.

Since I didn't want to overwhelm you, I have broken down our trip into 6 different posts. So, stay tuned to see what else we did on our vacation.


  1. As Royal Caribbean employees, we love the Oasis as much as you do. Glad you enjoyed it. And the question about the people cheering in the condo's, we are surprised they are still doing it as well. Not all cruise ships get that experience. There are always a few people on the beaches and boats waving, but I think Oasis just brings a mystique about her that people just love to come see. The inaugurals were a big thing for the local people that live on the Port Everglades inlet. So being on the 3rd voyage, they must still be enjoying the celebration.