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National Geographic TV Special – June 17th at 6:00 p.m.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/man-made/5098/Overview

Whether you’ve been on Oasis of the Seas, plan to cruise on her someday, or never ever want to go on it but enjoy cruising, I would recommend watching this National Geographic special.  For years now I’ve been watching these cruising specials related to whatever ships just because they’re sooooo enjoyable IF you love cruising, as I do.  I’ve seen specials in the past regarding Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Carnival ships … but Oasis’s making of blew me away.

Sometimes it’s even fun to live vicariously …

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As a finale, here’s Oasis in all her glory.

Oasis of the Seas in Labadee

Oasis of the Seas

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I can’t rave enough about the Aqua Theater.  I felt like I was back on Long Island at Jones Beach Theater <g>.  The seats were comfy, my Long Island Iced Tea was icy and delicious, and I was transported to another time, but one that had been modernized and become high tech.  The high divers (who I learned were certified cliff divers) took my breath away.  The music and show were spectacular.  The weather was gorgeous and balmy.  What a night!

What a view out to the ocean!

Daytime view

Ready for the nighttime extravaganza

Showtime

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Here’s another escape from activity.  On sea days it can be a bit full of people, but port days and evenings are WONDERFUL here.  It’s truly a magical area of the ship.  It’s nice and big and has comfy chaises, hot tubs, a gorgeous view of the ocean all around, and a Vitality Spa for healthy meals.  I didn’t eat all my meals in the Vitality Spa area because I couldn’t commit to a totally healthy regimen for the week, but I sampled some wonderful beets roasted in honey and marjoram that stuck out as being delicious and different.  I don’t know why I don’t have more photos here.  I think I was too busy enjoying the Solarium to photograph it <g>.

One of the hot tubs we enjoyed

Hot tub with fountain in the middle

Part of the Solarium

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This is the “heart” of the Oasis.  It’s chock full of boutiques for souvenirs, perfume, cosmetics, liquor; the Globe and Atlas pub; Sorrento’s pizza parlor; Cafe Promenade for sandwiches, coffee, snacks, desserts; a camera store;The Cupcake Cupboard (a FAVORITE of ours); Guest Services; the On Air club, a wonderful spot for karaoke (where my son WON the competition the last night of the cruise); and a wonderful Promenade for walking, sightseeing, people watching, and parades.  And there’s the fascinating Rising Tide bar that actually moves up and down three decks.  Very cool!

The Cupcake Cupboard (Yummy)

The Cupcake Cupboard (Interior)

Globe and Atlas (cozy pub)

Sorrento's (Pizza)

On Air (Karaoke hot spot)

Rising Tide bar (literally)

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I have had several requests for information on the Oasis, so here are a few more photos.  I’m going to try to post a few pictures from some of the major areas of the ship to give you a “flavor” of what Oasis of the Seas is like.

Here are SOME photos of Central Park.  This light, airy peaceful haven by day transforms into a magical, fairy-lit (well, it seemed that way to me) escape from all the excitement all over the ship by night.  I loved sitting and meditating here!

Entrance to Cental Park

View of Central Park

Me in front of 150 Park, a Specialty Restaurant

Walkway in Central Park

Glass roof looking down on Promenade

Please feel free to ask any questions about the Oasis or crusing as I never grow tired of discussing either.

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Remember Zoltar from the movie, BIG?

I just got back yesterday from an AMAZING cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas.  For once this author is at a loss for words <g>.  Not really, but Oasis did take my breath away.  She is GORGEOUS.   I loved everything so much that I had a hard time sitting down to relax and read on my Kindle.  Everyone knows how much I love my Kindle, so that should say it all.  I’m sure I’ll be writing and raving about the ship more and more, but I wanted to post a few of my photos right now!

Entrance to the BOARDWALK

Looking down the Boardwalk towards the Aqua Theater

Fun on the Boardwalk Carousel

 

One of the rock climbing walls

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