Part 1: Cruising Into An Oasis | The Ship

Mike and I have found that cruise vacations are for us. We’ve been on a few with friends over the years, visited some beautiful islands, went on fun adventures and made some great memories. The last couple cruises we’ve done alone, but we still enjoy it even if we don’t get as adventurous. Just a couple of weeks ago, we left Port Canaveral on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas ship — Mike had been eyeing it because it’s a mega-ship at almost 1200 feet long and weighing in at 225K tons. We had three stops — Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico — but we relaxed like no other on this vacation.

I took a lot of photos, with both my Canon and my phone. (Airplane mode was a smart move and all the credit goes to Mike for that one.) I want to share some of my favorites from our trip, starting with the ship. Oasis of the Seas had EVERYTHING. It had the regular things you’re used to seeing on a boat, and then there was more. From a “central park” to a boardwalk to a water stage to an arcade to an ice-skating rink — no detail was overlooked and my eye kept finding new things to stare at everyday.

A beautiful boat, a wonderful crew and a fantastic week away from all our responsibilities back at home.

To read more about our cruise on Oasis of the Seas:
Part 2: The Islands
Part 3: My Favorite Photos