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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Starting the year on an Oasis

After a hectic and fun Christmas with the whole family here, we were off on our next journey.  On New Year's day, we headed to FT Lauderdale  in preparation for boarding the cruise ship Oasis of the Seas. She is the largest cruise ship in the world.  For a ship that can carry close to seven thousand passengers, it was an amazingly quick and painless boarding process. Within 20 minutes of entering the terminal, we were checked in and onboard to check the ship out

We like to have a balcony room, in general and on this ship it was even more desirable so that we could enjoy the ocean views and sunsets without competing with the rest of the passengers. We had a great view while leaving FT Lauderdale.










You quickly realize how huge and open the ship is.  The vast majority of the inside of the ship is open to the sea and sky. Aft from deck six up it is all open.  This ship actually has interior balcony rooms that over look the public deck below.  Forward from deck 8 the ship is open the same way.







 
On such a large ship there is a constant array of things to keep you busy, some of which I have not seen before.  How about surfing, zip lining, and watching a water show that includes high dives into a very small pool at the stern of the ship.  Plus all the usual restaurants and entertainment venues. Another new first for me was a moving bar that travels between decks eight and the main promenade on deck five.











                                         Three deck moving bar.


Then there is all the usual outdoor stuff, just like any ship-just more of it.









The end.



12 comments:

Jim and Sandie said...

I can't even imagine what this would be like. You certainly won't be bored. Hope you had a great time.

Sherry said...

Good grief that ship is a floating city and entertainment center. I know I'd get lost and spend all my time trying to get back to my room.

Sue Malone said...

Been wanting to try a cruise on this big baby...just for the fun of it. Nice to see how you liked it.

Wanderin' said...

That ship is larger than the town my kids live in! That's an awful lot of people in one little place. Have fun checking everything out and especially enjoy that balcony with the great views.

Laura Skjenna said...

looks like fun (at least for a while). An exterior balcony sounds like a must have.

where's weaver said...

We have never been in a cruise ship. This one is mammoth.
Spot on with the The End photos. Hehe

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Did you do a thorough inspection of the ship to make sure it was safe to sail? I'd expect nothing less. ;c)

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

Cruise ships have come a long way since the last one we took. Glad you enjoyed your time on board.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Gypsy said...

I agree about having an outside balcony, but I'd also have to be able to see land at all times.

Nickie Jim said...

Holy Moly, what a ship! Interesting balcony configuration. Wonder if those inside balcony rooms were noisy? Be sure to let everyone know if/how you liked cruising on this floating city....

Linda said...

Wow, that is quite a ship!!!

Erin Erkun said...

Nickie said it ... Holy Moly! You are braver than us for going on the Oasis. Looking forward to your report of the cruise in general.