Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gone Sailing....

The Oasis of the Seas
I have been MIA for a couple of weeks and have been having trouble adjusting to time in the real world. We left our home Oct 29 for FLL and enjoyed a day of shopping and relaxing before embarking on the Oasis of the Seas Oct. 30th on a Western Caribbean cruise. The Oasis has the reputation of being the biggest cruise ship in the world. There were 5800 passengers!! I should say so!! She is an amazing ship and if you enjoy being busy, then this might be the ship for you. Many of the passengers were on board for two weeks as it takes that long to take part in all the activities. I don't know about that...we seemed to see and do "almost" everything. Luckily, friends who sailed her in Sept, sent us the Compass...the daily listing of activities so we had a heads up and were able to prioritize. I will try to post some of the pictures we took. Royal Caribbean offers a fun cruise. I was able to Boogie Board, Rock Climb, Zip Line, play mini golf, take a scrapbooking and jewellery making workshop, take a dance class, play trivia, ride the Rising Tide bar...there must be more. The entertainment was outstanding. We saw Hairspray ( I sang along!), saw a show with the Texas Tenors (America's Got Talent), saw an ice skating show based on Hans Christian Andersen, sat in on a stand up comedy show, viewed an aqua theatre show featuring high divers, syncro swimmers and acrobats all performing in a small pool at the back of the ship. They had to postpone our show partway through as the water became rough and dangerous. Once the stabilizers were out and working, the show continued. Come Fly With Me was a show featuring the singers and dancers and acrobats performing above us in the theatre during the show! Experiencing Hallowe'en on the Oasis was an experience in itself! The activities team went all out with decorations, music, a parade on the Promenade. We even went through a haunted house! Some passengers went all out wearing the most creative costumes!  What a week! We were exhausted! Afterwards, we headed up past West Palm Beach and spent the next week on the beach. It was just what the doctor ordered!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like it was a wonderful time! Welcome home!

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