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.