Oasis of the Seas Review: Pictures and Videos from our Cruise

Every so often, I like to deviate from the theme of my blog to post something personal.  My reason for doing so now is because Cassie and I just returned home from a seven day cruise — a celebration of her triumph over cancer.

Neither of us had ever been on a cruise before, and so when we did it we did it big.  We chose the biggest cruise ship in the world — Royal Caribbean’s “Oasis of the Seas.”

After seven days in paradise, I’m better able to appreciate the phrase “Work hard but play harder.”

What follows are pictures, videos, and descriptions of our first cruise experience.  Although we took over 500 pictures and documented 20 pages in a travel diary together, this post is intended to present a summary of the highlights of our week aboard the Oasis.

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Introducing the Oasis of the Seas

Day 1 – Boarding the Oasis

We flew from Detroit to Ft. Lauderdale the night before, so once we arrived at Port Everglades we were really anxious to board.  The luggage handlers took our bags from the trunk of the taxi and we headed towards check-in.  It was only noon — the ship departed at 5pm — so there was no line to get on board.

We were blown away by the size of the ship.  The Royal Promenade reminded us of a mall.  Three decks up was Central Park, which literally looked like a park:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Central Park

There were 16 Passenger decks with 24 Elevators to move guests between them — and if that wasn’t enough, one of the bars was an elevator too:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - The Rising Tide (Floating Bar)

When this “Rising Tide” bar rose from Deck 5 to Central Park on Deck 8, it had a fountain show beneath it to take its place:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - The Rising Tide Fountain Show

We found our Stateroom around 2pm.  It was bigger than we expected, but it’s clear that how we interpreted the size was a consequence of well-placed furniture.

Below, Cassie is taking the photo with her back to the window.  There was enough space between the window and the bed to store our luggage, although we stowed our nicer clothes in the large closet with sliding doors to my left:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures of Rooms

Directly in front of me is a vanity.  To the left of the vanity you can barely make out the handle to a narrow cupboard that ran from the floor to the ceiling.  The TV is on an arm that can be used to angle it towards the bed for better viewing.  Here is a picture of our bathroom:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures of Staterooms

We changed into bathing suits and headed for the pool deck.  Here is a shot from the pool deck looking down on the Boardwalk and Aqua Theater — look closely along the top and you’ll see someone riding the Zip-line:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Boardwalk

Before the ship departed we did a quick Emergency Drill.  We didn’t need to put on life-vests, we only needed to meet in our assigned area — ours was the gym — and have our Sea Pass scanned.  After everyone on the ship was accounted for, the captain made a quick announcement and we watched a short instructional video.  Once the drill was over we changed for dinner at the Opus Dining Room.

Dinner was tasty, but we noticed the wait staff was extremely attentive — almost to the point where we felt awkward about it.  Thankfully, we never felt that way on other nights.  Either the waiters were really overdoing it on the first night to make a good first impression, or maybe we simply got used to the waiters setting our napkins on our laps, pushing our chairs in, and moving our silverware around for us.

After dinner we went to a show in the Aqua Theater:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Aqua Theater

It was a combination diving, acrobatics, and dancing show called the “Oasis of Dreams.”  They didn’t permit video or flash photography so these pictures came out pretty blurry:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Oasis of Dreams Show

On each side of the theater were huge LCD screens that highlighted the action:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Oasis of Dreams Acrobatics

The synchronized swimmers were our favorite part of the show:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Oasis of Dreams Synchronized Swimming

In the immortal words of ZZ Top: “She’s got legs, she knows how to use them!”

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Oasis of Dreams Synchronized Swimmers

Day 2 – At Sea Entertainment

As an aside, I wanted to include the following photo.  It is a shot out of our apartment window back in Michigan.  Imagine waking up every morning to this:

For Comparison: View out our Window at Home

But when you’re on vacation, you look our your window and see this:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - View out of Stateroom Window

The view was absolutely serene.  We spent some time staring out the window waiting for room service to deliver our breakfast, and had a conversation about just how mind-boggling the ocean is:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - The Ocean is Mind-boggling

We wanted to check out parts of the ship that we had not yet explored, and we ended up on the entertainment deck.  We weren’t interested in the Casino (it was a bit too smoky for us despite being divided into smoking and non-smoking sections), so we opted for ice skating:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Ice Skating Rink

Cassie was terrified that with her luck, she’d fall and hurt herself, and consequently spend the remainder of the cruise hobbling around with a sprained ankle or something. We braved the ice rink regardless of her concerns and she did just fine:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Ice Skating

After a few laps we went up to the pool deck, where we signed up for the FlowRider and made Zip-line appointments.  We got into our bathing suits shortly after taking this picture:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Pool Deck

Now, the FlowRider was hands down my favorite thing on the boat.  I’m a fan of surfing, but since I can’t surf in Michigan, I took full advantage of the opportunity to surf on the ship:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - FlowRider (Stand-Up)

The thing is, FlowRiding on that tiny board is a lot more difficult than surfing on a longboard.  Although the above picture may make you think I was able to do it immediately, I definitely wasn’t.  I spent most of my time in positions like this:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - FlowRider Wipeout

To best illustrate my FlowRider experience during the cruise, I’ve put together the following video. Make sure your sound is on for the full effect:

Day 2 was Formal Night, so after the wipeout session we dressed up for a pre-dinner cocktail at “The Rising Tide” bar…

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Cocktails at The Rising Tide

…and then took a before-dinner stroll through Central Park…

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Formal Night

…and finally ate dinner at the Opus Dining Hall.  It must accommodate a few thousand diners every night, so it is appropriately large, and spread across three decks:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Opus Dining Hall

The food was always delicious, and often presented beautifully.  So beautifully, actually, that we got into the habit of photographing our food before eating it.

Instead of breaking up our meals into individual days, I’m just going to post all of the food pictures together here.  You may want to skip this section if you’re hungry.

Antipasti – I didn’t expect a thin piece of ham wrapped around a slice of cantaloupe to taste “right” but it surprised me:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Food : Antipasti

Roast Duck:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Food : Roast Duck

Lamb Shank:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Food : Lamb Shank

Surf and Turf:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Food : Surf and Turf

Pork Tenderloins:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Food : Pork Tenderloin

Pasta with Marinara Sauce:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Food : Pasta with Marinara Sauce

Seasoned Chicken:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Food : Seasoned Chicken

Rack of Lamb:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Food : Rack of Lamb

I’m a big dessert guy, so I was in heaven.

Warm Chocolate Cake:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Dessert : Warm Chocolate Cake

Angel Food Cake:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Dessert : Angel Food Cake

Banana Cream Pie — hands down the most delicious thing we ate the whole trip:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Dessert : Banana Cream Pie

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Dessert : Dulce De Leche Cheesecake

Key Lime Pie:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Dessert : Key Lime Pie

Banana and Macadamia Nut Parfait — it wasn’t exactly what Cassie was expecting when she ordered it, but if I recall correctly, she ate it anyway:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Dessert : Banana and Macadamia Nut Parfait

Day 3 – At Sea, But You’d Never Know

Seriously, when I look at these pictures it looks like I’m in a city somewhere.  Here we are having lunch at Giovanni’s Table:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Giovanni's Table

Classic Italian Food served Family Style.  We started with a Caprese Salad:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Food : Caprese Salad

Our main courses were Lasagna, and Seafood Pesto Pasta:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Food : Lasagna, Seafood Pesto Pasta

After lunch we gathered in Schooner’s Bar for Team Trivia.  It was at this point that we began to make friends on the boat.  (Just in case any of you happen to read this — Hello to Sandy, Bill, Diane, Chuck, Jane, Reed, and Michael!)

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Schooner's Bar

We really enjoyed socializing over Trivia so we went back many times.  We won a few times and got prizes like Royal Caribbean luggage tags, Oasis of the Seas backpacks, and a Royal Caribbean hat.

It was finally time for our Zip-line appointments, so we went to the pool deck to gear up:

Cassie geared up for the Zip-line

Cassie rides the Zip-line!

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Zip-line

I rode the Zip-line too, but since the sun had nearly set once it was my turn, none of the pictures came out.

We spent our evening in the On-Air bar (if you haven’t noticed already, there is no shortage of bars on the ship):

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - On-Air Bar

On-Air features Karaoke and other “Guests on Stage” performances like Guitar Hero and Rock Band.  Cassie sang Karaoke, turned lots of heads, and became a bit of a mini-celebrity for the remainder of the cruise:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Karaoke

Every night before arriving in one of the Ports of Call, our stateroom attendant would fold our towel into something awesome and leave it on our bed.  The first Towel Art we discovered was a swan:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Towel Art : Swan

Day 4 – St. Thomas

Our original plan was to do a “Discover Scuba Diving” excursion in St. Thomas.  Sadly, Cassie was unsure if she could safely participate after reading the health form.  We weren’t too disappointed with many aspects of our trip, but this was one of the few.  It would have been convenient if the health forms were provided on Royal Caribbean’s website, so that we could have consulted her doctor as we were planning the excursions.

Not to be discouraged, we planned a beach day at Magen’s Bay instead.

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Ports of Call : St. Thomas

We were greeted by the songs of some of the Islanders…

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Island Band

…not to mention some other surprising locals!

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Iguanas

We met up with other cruisers going to Magen’s Bay and piled into a Taxi-bus together.  The terrain was really steep at some points, and once we reached a high elevation it allowed for some great shots of St. Thomas:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - St. Thomas

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - St. Thomas

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Magen's Bay St. Thomas

According to National Geographic, Magen’s Bay is one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the World.  As a result, it was quite crowded:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Magen's Bay Beach Day

It was a nice beach day.  The water was so clear you could see down to your toes, and the water didn’t rush to shore in waves — so it was perfect for wading.

A waitress from a local bar walked up and down the beach taking food and drink orders.  There was a shop that rented out things like beach chairs, and Cassie couldn’t resist the chance to relax on a floating mat:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Cassie relaxing in paradise on her floating mat

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Cassie relaxing at Magen's Bay Beach

After a few hours we returned to the port.  We really wanted to take a picture of our ship, but the Oasis is so huge that I couldn’t fit the whole thing into one picture.  For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out how to shoot a panoramic, so here’s my crude version where I simply combined two photos:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - This Ship is HUGE!

For the sake of capturing the whole ship, I shot this video instead:

Now, this next picture is the only picture Cassie absolutely needed to have taken while on the cruise.  She believed that if anyone was ever thinking of her on vacation, they were imagining her in the hot tub sipping a frozen beverage.  Naturally, she ordered a Pina Colada and made her way towards a hot tub to secure this photo in her collection.

As we’re walking down the pool deck, though, I suddenly hear a loud gasp behind me.  When I turn around, I see Cassie frowning the saddest frown possible, and pointing down to her Pina Colada — which has somehow ended up in her shoe.

Despite the momentary mishap, a bartender quickly replaced her drink.  Mission Accomplished:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Hot tub with Pina Colada

It’s astounding that we’ve been on the boat for more than half of our entire cruise and yet we still hadn’t visited parts of the ship.  Here’s Cassie taking a moment to pose for a picture in the incredibly cute library:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Library

We spent the evening dancing in the Royal Promenade, at a “Disco Dance Party!”

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Disco Dance Party

Many of the ship’s crew members dressed up for the event:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Disco Dance Party

Cassie danced with this cowboy, but I wasn’t thinking and didn’t snap a picture during the moment.  He was kind enough to stop to pose with her after the party:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Cassie posing with the Cowboy she danced with

Towel Art Take Two:  A puppy!

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Towel Art : Puppy

Day 5 – St. Maarten

Once again, we ran into a bit of bad luck with our choice of excursion.  We had chosen to go snorkeling at a snorkel park, but the weather was turning and causing really choppy seas:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Ports of Call : St. Maarten

Our snorkeling excursion was canceled, our Sea Pass cards were automatically refunded, and we spent the day inside on the ship.  Cassie and I took a 30 minute Country Line Dancing class:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Country Line Dancing

I’ve been debating on whether or not I want to post the video of me trying to shake my hips to “Achy Breaky Heart.”  For the time being I’ll settle for posting the above picture, but I’ll consider coming back to add the video later if there’s some interest.

We ate lunch at one of the specialty-dining restaurants on the Boardwalk — Johnny Rockets.  After splitting a chocolate malt, Cassie told me to stand by this statue guy for a picture.

Funny thing is, although she said “Go stand by him” I thought she said “Go stand like him.”  We now have this accidentally silly but surprisingly endearing photo of me outside of Johnny Rockets:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Johnny Rockets

We spent the afternoon playing Guitar Hero, playing Trivia, and buying some pictures in the ship’s photo store.  After eating dinner we found a bar called “Dazzles.”

I say “found it” because it was a bit of a hidden gem — it was on the same deck as our stateroom, but our room was near the front of the boat and Dazzles was in the back.  They featured a live band that played some Beatles songs and other great dance music:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Dazzles Bar

We then had the privilege of watching the funniest live show we have ever seen — a spin-off of The Newlywed Game called the “Love & Marriage Game Show.”

A young couple (married for one year), a “middle” couple (married for seven years), and an old couple (married for 55 years) battled wits to see who knew their spouse the best.  The old couple stole the show, but every couple had their moments — and I must say that I’ve never laughed so hard in my life.

Without going too much into it, let’s just say there were humorous tales of making whoopee, embarrassing admissions of flatulence, and unexpected comparisons of bra sizes:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Love and Marriage Game Show

Day 6 – At Sea, Still Cruisin’

We started our day at the Aqua Theater for the “2010 International Men’s Bellyflop Competition.”  Six brave men varying from 200 to 300 pounds volunteered to hurt themselves for our entertainment:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Men's Bellyflop Competition

It was undecided who the winner was, so for the finale they did a simultaneous flop-off.  Sadly, the man representing Michigan did not win:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Men's Bellyflop Competition Flop-Off

For dinner we made reservations at Chops Grille, another specialty dining restaurant in Central Park:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Chops Grille

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Dining at Chops Grille

I’m normally not a beef-eater, but I couldn’t resist Lobster Tail and Filet Mignon:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Food : Lobster Tail, Filet Mignon

For dessert we had Mudpie…

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Dessert : Mudpie

…and New York Cheesecake. Although it looked pretty serving the slices pointing up like this, we thought it was rather silly that we’d have to knock our desserts over to eat them:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Dessert : New York Cheesecake

After dinner we saw another show in the Opal Theater called “Come Fly With Me.”  We didn’t love it as much as some other shows, but we were really impressed by the huge airplane prop they had for one of their dancing numbers.  Dancers came out of the doors of the plane to tap-dance on the wings:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Come Fly With Me Show at Opal Theater

Late that night we participated in something called the Adult ‘Quest’ Game Show.  The game works like this:  Each team has a number.  You acquire points by producing whatever the Game Show host is asking for.

The game started off quite tame.  The host would say “I need two shoelaces that are not inside of shoes.”  We quickly removed the laces from two shoes and ran them up to him to score some points.

But the game got progressively sillier.  The host would say “I need a man wearing women’s shoes.”  I quickly jumped into a teammate’s high-heels and ran up to the host to score more points:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Adult 'Quest' Game Show 1

It got progressively more silly and risque.

“I need a man wearing lipstick.”

“I need a man wearing lipstick without a shirt on.”

It proceeded like this until the finale, where the host asked for:

“A man, wearing lipstick, without a shirt on, wearing a woman’s bra, holding a handbag, doing a dance on camera.”

Which explains why this picture of me exists:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Adult 'Quest' Game Show 2

In my defense, “Everyone else was doing it too!”

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Adult 'Quest' Game Show 3

Although you might think that for participating in such an embarrassing Game Show, you’d be awarded some awesome prizes.  The thing is, we didn’t score enough points to win anything, and if I recall correctly, the team who won first place received keychains.

After the show we returned to our room to discover Towel Art Take Three: A seal!

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Towel Art : Seal

Day 7 – Nassau, Bahamas

We finally had good luck with our excursion in the Bahamas.

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Ports of Call : Nassau, Bahamas

We boarded a tiny boat called “The Flying Fish” so that we could go Parasailing!

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Parasailing Excursion

Riding in the boat was a bit uncomfortable bouncing up and down in the rough water.  Once we were in the air, though, it felt really smooth and enjoyable:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Cassie and me Parasailing!

On our ride back in we were able to take this picture of the Oasis of the Seas next to another cruise ship, the Carnival Destiny, to give you a relative idea of its size.

I know I’m repeating myself but, this ship is HUGE!

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Oasis next to Carnival Destiny

In Nassau we got some souvenirs for people, including a painting by this street artist:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Street Artist

And since it was the last day of the cruise, and I had so much fun doing it each day, Cassie finally decided that she would try the FlowRider too:

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Flowrider (Boogie-Board)

Way to go Cassie!

Oasis of the Seas Pictures - Cassie Wipes Out!

All in all, it was an excellent trip to remember.  It was a fantastically timed trip, and a great way to celebrate Cassie’s good health.  We’ve been home for over a week now, and I am still experiencing what I like to call “Cruise Withdrawal.”

Thanks again Steve for sending us on this unforgettable cruise!

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110 Responses to “Oasis of the Seas Review: Pictures and Videos from our Cruise”

#1 Dan on 15, Mar, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Great writeup, thanks for sharing! After looking at your pictures of the Love and Marriage Show, it appears we were on Oasis the same week as you. That was definitely one of the most hilarious live shows I have ever seen. Even the cruise director was in shock.

#2 Alex on 15, Mar, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Great read, Shaun. Really took me back to my cruise (though I’ll admit yours appears to have been a little more ritzy). Funny that your ship pulled up alongside the Destiny, given its significance to me in the previous post.

Thank you, also, for the Flowrider montage. The Benny Hill theme was an excellent choice. I’m glad you avoided using a certain obvious Surfaris song…

#3 Chuck on 15, Mar, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Thanks, Shaun – that was hilarious; great sense of humor – love the video editing, too – especially the falling over, and over, and over again… 🙂 I’m an avid cruiser, and you captured it perfectly! Thanks for sharing! Chuck

#4 Chuck Graves on 15, Mar, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Thanks, Shaun – that was hilarious; great sense of humor – love the video editing, too – especially the falling over, and over, and over again… 🙂 I’m an avid cruiser, and you captured it perfectly! Thanks for sharing! Chuck

#5 theresa on 15, Mar, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Loved your pictures you posted from the ship, are you going to be posting more pictures on any other website? Any more videos also? I think that a crew member I know works on the Oasis for the Cruise Director. Email me when you can for more info.

#6 Kate on 16, Mar, 2010 at 1:38 am

Haha love the picture of you in a bra with no shirt. You guys sound like you had lots of fun 🙂

#7 April King on 16, Mar, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Wow, that looks like a great time – I’m really surprised by the variety of activities there are to do. Do you mind if I ask how much everything cost? Seems like it would be a great vacation.

Thanks!

#8 Heather on 16, Mar, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Awesome vacation and you and your girlfriend are absolutely beautiful!

#9 Nick on 16, Mar, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Looks like you guys had an awesome cruise. I went on a cruise about 5 years ago on the “Monarch of the Seas” and it was probably one of the best vacations I’ve ever taken. I’d like to take another cruise on the Oasis of the Seas, that ship looks pretty awesome.

#10 Obizuth on 16, Mar, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Came over via Reddit and I can’t believe I went through the whole thing! I’ve been on a cruise before but MAN, you went all out! That is an awesome ship! Great post, hit all the right spots with perfect amounts of photos and text and video sprinkled in.

#11 Dorkys on 16, Mar, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Thanks so much for sharing this awesome trip with those of us currently stuck in a cubicle. That picture of the Bahamas looks Amazing and I still cannot wrap my head around that ship’s size!

P.S. Were you doing the running man there?

#12 Mike on 16, Mar, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Hey… this whole vacation looks awesome. I’m about to get married and i’m looking for some honeymoon ideas. I was wondering if you had any more info about how we could try this cruise for ourselves. Also.. how much $$$ was it?

Thanks!

mike

#13 Reddit on 16, Mar, 2010 at 3:24 pm

We love you!

#14 Scott on 16, Mar, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Thanks for sharing. I don’t know you, but I like you after reading this entry. : )

Congrats to Cassie. I am a “young” cancer survivor as well and my wife and I both know the relief associated with successfully completing all of the treatments. You both definitely deserved this trip.

#15 David F on 16, Mar, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Cool, how much did it cost for this trip? I think I might like to go on it one day. I am currently at school in St. Martin. After class let out, I could see it in the bay, it was gigantic.

#16 Frank on 16, Mar, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Good work man, looks like you and your girlfriend had a great time and sounds like you both deserved it.

#17 Reddit on 16, Mar, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Very, very nice. I really truly appreciate the effort you put into a very complete essay on your trip.
Loved it.
Thanks again.

#18 Rob M. on 16, Mar, 2010 at 4:53 pm

OK, as a fellow Michigander, you’ve convinced me, I’ve gotta go on a cruise. But how do you avoid eating all that rich food??? I’m trying to LOSE weight, not gain it!

#19 Ivan on 16, Mar, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Absolutely loved the photos. The shot looking out to the back of the ship reminded me of the Fifth Element, just the idea of seeing so many people living in what looks like small pods.

#20 TzeLih on 16, Mar, 2010 at 5:59 pm

You guys had so much fun! I’d fun reading it too!

#21 zachaysan on 16, Mar, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Well, you win the competition on who can best blog about their vacation. Amazingly written dude, I felt like I was there. Thanks for taking the time to write it all out.

#22 Anti HATER on 16, Mar, 2010 at 7:18 pm

#13 Is just a hater who doesn’t enjoy his/her own life so that he/she has to try to make others miserable in order to make him/herself feel better. You guys look like a great couple and I’m glad you enjoyed your trip.

#23 z on 16, Mar, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Your girlfriend is spunky, vivacious, and the red dress in particular looks fabulous on her. What a doll. The cruise looks like you ENJOYED IT.

Ugh… people who take time out of their lives to hate on people they don’t even know disgust me. They should get some taste. … And by “they”, I mean the asshole at #13. Who should get deleted. Unless they already did, and then maybe now I’m #13, in which case…. there used to be an asshole there.

#24 ryssee on 16, Mar, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Awesome recap! Came here via Reddit, but I’m a lurker. I loved the recap of your trip, and after viewing your posts I think you get the boyfriend-of-the-year award.

#25 Andrew on 16, Mar, 2010 at 8:25 pm

That’s awesome they had a florider! My roommate is a professional floboarder, and it is awesome to see the sport finally spreading!

#26 jayvee f. on 16, Mar, 2010 at 8:47 pm

it’s like you’re not on a boat… but you are!!!!! what an awesome trip!

#27 jake on 16, Mar, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Dude, you should get paid for this write-up or something. Great job!

#28 annasophia on 16, Mar, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Saw a link on Reddit and had to follow. You two look wonderful. Thank you for sharing your vacation.

#29 Calvin P. on 17, Mar, 2010 at 1:44 am

You are such Americans. Now I want to go on a cruise. Really good photo/video essay blog you have here. Came here from reddit.

#30 DonSailieri on 17, Mar, 2010 at 2:14 am

Redditor reporting in! Best writeup of any vacation I’ve ever seen. This might just finally convince my girlfriend to go on a cruise with me =)

#31 Sid on 17, Mar, 2010 at 10:13 am

This is great. I’m so glad to see that you had a good time. My wife and I were selected to be on the love and marriage game show, it was funny. (for our honeymoon).

#32 Cassie (Shaun's Girlfriend) on 17, Mar, 2010 at 11:07 am

@ Calvin P (#29): It’s funny that you should say that we are “such Americans” because the entire trip, I kept being mistaken for British. I can’t count the number of times people (mostly the staff of the ship) asked me if I was from England.

#33 J on 17, Mar, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Hi there! I found your site on reddit. I’ve always been fascinated by cruises but am vegan – where there a lot of dairy free/vegetarian options? Looks awesome and love the photos!

#34 Cristian on 18, Mar, 2010 at 10:04 am

Awesome journey, congratulations

#35 Bill the family guy on 18, Mar, 2010 at 5:01 pm

How awesome! I have never been on a cruise but always thought of cruises as big apartment buildings on water with shuffleboard. This Oasis on the Sea looks amazing. I have to winder what a Disney cruise would be like or one of the other major cruises

#36 Shaun Boyd on 18, Mar, 2010 at 11:40 pm

@Dan
What a coincidence that we were aboard the Oasis at the same time! Glad you didn’t miss the comedic genius of Ken and Big Mike at the Love and Marriage Game Show!

@Alex
Yes, I thought it was pretty cool that the ship you met Becca on was parked next to us in Nassau. Appreciate your approval of Benny Hill for the wipeouts video.

@Dorkys
Yes, that is me, wearing lipstick, without a shirt on, wearing a woman’s bra, holding a handbag, doing the running man. Not my proudest moment, but it was all in good fun.

@Mike
We looked into it and with the room that we chose it was about $4600 for the two of us. That does not include excursions, or travel costs to and from Fort Lauderdale.

@Scott
Congratulations on being a cancer survivor! We can appreciate the difficulty of chemo and radiation treatments — thanks for sharing!

@Anti HATER and z
I don’t normally censor people’s comments, but the person who used to be comment #13 was indeed out of line. Deleted!

@Cassie
Hi honey!

@J
I don’t know about dairy-free options, but there are definitely vegetarian options. And there’s no shortage of food, so you I imagine that you could certainly find something for a vegan diet. You may want to ask the cruise specifically, though — Royal Caribbean had an 800 number Cassie called several times while planning the trip to get questions answered.

@Everyone else
Thanks for the comments, and for stopping in! So glad everyone wanted to peek at our photos!

#37 Gair on 19, Mar, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Hey Shaun,

Glad you guys had a chance to go and had a great time. In the “small world” vein Dan’s dad was on the same cruise.

#38 Angie on 20, Mar, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Thanx so much for sharing,I will be going on the allure of the seas 2011

#39 Sandy on 21, Mar, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Congrats to Cassie. Thanks for the great post. Going on Oasis in Nov. and now I”m even more excited.

#40 LPS on 21, Mar, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Shauny, so you know I think you are pretty freaking awesome and you are one of my favorite boyfriends of my friends…does that even make sense? Haha but you get the point.
Anywho I was very hesitant of looking at the pictures of the cruise again because last time they made me o so hungry. But I really enjoyed going through them again because you and cassie both explain things in different ways 🙂

In summary…
– the pictures still made me hungry
– the movie editing was great
– I think I like you even more after that picture of you dressed up as a woman
– and cassie I am so freakin glad you kicked cancer’s bootay, you are an extremely strong woman
….the end.

#41 Missy on 23, Mar, 2010 at 11:53 am

Awesome right up!!The MOST INFO I found on this ship!!Im surprising my husband who has just returned from a 1 YEAR deployment!Congrats to Cassie!!!Thanks for sharing!!! 🙂

#42 Adrienne on 23, Mar, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Shaun, this is my third time looking at these pics and you have inspired me to book a cruise. While not as ritzy, I’m sure it will be loads of fun 🙂

Thanks for sharing your life with people. I am sure that I will get to meet Cassie one day soon 🙂

#43 Lynn Gibson on 24, Mar, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Hey Shaun, this was so enjoyable. We are due to go on a cruise with our two teens, 18 and 19 on the 15th of May on the Oasis of the Seas. This really gave me a good idea of what to expect. I am a cancer survivor also. Tell Cassie, I wish her the best of health. You guys look truly happy! thanks, again, lynn Gibson

#44 JBK (Chuck K's son) on 05, Apr, 2010 at 11:07 am

Just thought I’d let y’all know that I saw the pics and the surfing video. Pass that fact on to Sue, Pat, and my Dad. I didn’t know that Johnny Rocket’s existed outside of Great Lakes Crossing Mall; I didn’t know that it was a chain. Till next holiday.

#45 Maria on 12, Apr, 2010 at 9:35 pm

I’m going on my first cruise ever in 20 days with the same ship. I’m excited and just want to say thank you so much for all the photos you posted and all the details you shared. It helped me understand a little bit more about cruises. Everything seemed like so much fun, the photos were very colorful and detailed oriented. You gave alot of ideas.

#46 Rick on 18, Apr, 2010 at 5:39 am

Nice job! In a few weeks, my wife will have been kicking breast cancer’s butt for 10 years. We too will be celebrating on the Oasis. I’m tempted to wear a bra under my shirt and carry shoelaces on Quest night

#47 David on 20, Apr, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Deb and I went on cruise to the bahamas a long time ago and we had a blast on the ship…more so than in nassau. I am extremely happy that you two had a great time and it really must have been great to remove yourselves from the everyday pressures that you two have been facing.

Keep on living life to it’s potential and take the time to celebrate life, love, and the journey that each day provides.

#48 Clint Cora on 03, May, 2010 at 8:59 am

Great shots. I’ve been on two cruises by Royal Caribbean. They have a special cocktail hour for returning guests on their cruise, much like a frequent guest program for free.

#49 Loriann S. on 12, May, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Thanks for the photos. My husband and daughter were seriously injured on Nov. 8 when a drunk driver plowed into them. We’re planning a trip on the Allure of the Seas in February to celebrate life too. Blessings

Loriann S.

#50 Adele on 21, May, 2010 at 2:50 am

Thanks for sharing your Oasis experience! It was the first time I have seen “real” pictures of the ship. Looks like you both had a blast! My husband and I will be on the Allure in 2011. I can’t wait! Blessings to you and Cassie on a continued healthy cancer free life!!!

#51 JANET on 22, May, 2010 at 4:32 pm

HI SHAUN,
YOUR ONLINE TRIP POSTING WAS TRULY WONDERFUL TO VIEW.
MY FAMILY JUST CAME FROM A MEXICAN RIVIERA TRIP AND – OUR THIRD CRUISE – 2ND WITH ROYAL CARIBBEAN AND WE HAD A NICE TIME. I’M ALREADY THINKING OF LOOKING INTO BOOKING A TRIP NEXT YEAR ON THE OASIS AND YOUR POSTING JUST CONFIRMED TO ME THAT OUR NEXT CRUISE SHOULD BE ON THE OASIS!
WISHING YOU AND CASSIE THE BEST OF HEALTH NOW AND ALWAYS.

JANET

#52 Bonnie on 02, Jun, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Shaun and Cassie, THANK YOU so much for sharing the fantastic pictures of your Oasis trip. You two make such a cute couple and you both look like you had so much fun. I hope we have as much of a good time as it looks like you did. Love the food pictures especially. Yum!

#53 Gillian on 03, Jun, 2010 at 7:55 am

We are boarding the Oasis of the Seas this Saturday. Your review is awesome and we are even more excited after seeing your pictures!

#54 Anne Elliston on 06, Jun, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I very much enjoyed seeing your photos and the beautiful ship. we are cruising the Oasis in Sept. We love RCI having done 4 cruises .we have recently crossed the atlantic on the Independance from Fort Lauderdale into Southampton, I also like to photograph the food. I really hope we enjoy this large ship and have calm seas. Thankyou for sharing your holiday with us.

#55 Sara on 11, Jun, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Thank you for sharing your photos they are great Also congrats to Cassie for overcoming her Cancer that is GREAT. me and my husband went on freedom of the seas and will be going on Oasis of the Seas in July 2011 I was already excited but after looking at your Page ( might i add that i always come back to your page because it is just awsome) I am even more excited and i still have a year to go. it looks like you both had a blast and it was WELL deserved.

#56 Michele on 14, Jun, 2010 at 12:05 am

Stay in good health, Cassie! The Oasis seems like the PERFECT place to celebrate! I”m cruising on the Oasis in 2 weeks- and your site has gotten me even more excited for my upcoming trip!

I’m an avid RCCL fan and have sailed over 10 times when them! The “cowboy” Cassie got her picture taken with is Darryl! I sailed with him on the Explorer and kept in contact with him AND he will be on the Oasis when I’m there in 2 weeks 🙂

#57 Pat on 07, Jul, 2010 at 1:01 am

This is a masterpiece…….Thanks so much for taking the time to do this and for sharing. My husband and I will be cruising on the Oasis in February to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary. Is there an age limit on the zip line 🙂 A big hug and kiss to both of you.

#58 Linda on 09, Jul, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Thank you for sharing your experience on the Oasis. We are looking to go but as an asthmatic, I am concerned about the smoking. Did you find it was pretty bad? I was told that one side of the ship is smoke free and most place are smoke free as well. Thanks! Linda 🙂

#59 Tricia on 12, Jul, 2010 at 11:13 am

I’m going on Oasis of the Seas in February and have been resarching. I gotta say you captured it the best! Thanks.

#60 Lin Murphy on 15, Jul, 2010 at 11:08 am

wow looks fab cant wait!! myself hubby & youngest daughter are going on the oasis this sept weve done all the caribbean so are just going 2 experience the new ship so far we luv the freedom of the seas

#61 Blanche on 06, Aug, 2010 at 3:32 pm

So glad to hear you are doing better! Thank you so much for posting this extensive review of the Oasis. My husband and I are going in Feb. Although this is not our first cruise, it will be the first on this ship. We really appreciated all the information and especially the fantastic pictorial you put together.

#62 Mary on 07, Aug, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Thank you so much for writing this. I enjoyed it so much and you really put a smile on my face! My family is planning a trip on the Allure of the Seas in spring 2011 and I stumbled upon your essay. The main thing I thought of throughout was how adventurous you two are!! I/we/my family are such whimps!! You guys did some great things (parasailing, ziplining and trying to scuba) You have really inspired me to take a few more chances in life. I’ll try to be a little more brave! Thanks again!

#63 Maria Sierra on 09, Aug, 2010 at 12:05 pm

First of all: Congratulations to Cassie!!! Second of all I want to congratulate you for doing such a great job of showcasing the Oasis of the Seas! My husband and I were on it in November and it is very hard to explain to those that have never been on it what a great ship she is. But you did a great job. Not to meniton that you guys did it all! Life blessings to both of you!

#64 Dale on 26, Aug, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Congratulations on your win over cancer. I got diagnosed with breast cancer in Jan 2010 and finished radiation a couple of months ago. I am going on the Oasis in 2 weeks to celebrate.

#65 Sharon on 27, Aug, 2010 at 2:42 am

Hi Shaun,
I really enjoyed your post of your vacation. Thanks, it was funny and gave me many things to look forward to. I am going on the Oasis in September. One question, if it rains will you need an umbrella to go to the Central Park restaurants? Since your trip had a rainy day thought you might know the answer. Thanks again and congrats to Cassie, what a wonderful way to celebrate.

#66 Ann on 27, Aug, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Thank you for sharing your pictures and experiences. The food pics were great.

1. Question? For a big eater (in main dining room, not buffet), would they accomodate a request for seconds (entree or dessert)?
2. What month did you travel in? I’m wondering if there is a particular month for calmer seas (motion sickness)
3. What type of room did you have?
4. Do you have other pictures to share?

With thanks!

#67 Denyse Smith on 29, Aug, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Going thru Google I found your entry on the Oasis…… What a beautiful reportage…… so good it should be in a magazine…… Congrats for that really good piece of reporting……. your pictures are fabulous and every comments is so pertinent….. I’ll be sailing in february 2012 on this ship with my husband, my sister and her husband (they never cruised before, neither took a plane!) …..for my husband and I it will be our 11th cruise….. We are leaving in Montreal, Canada and my sister lives in 7-Isles on the north shore of the St. Lawrence river…. Since I saw your pictures I am now more anxious to leave….. Thanks again!!! and the best of health to you both………

#68 Yvonne on 30, Aug, 2010 at 1:11 pm

WOW, thank you so much!!!

I am the group coordinator for our group which tries to cruise every year. Next year will be our first cruise on Royal Caribbean and we will be going on either Oasis or Allure of the Seas next September 2011.

Those pictures just sealed the deal!! So many pictures we have never seen of the inside of the ship. Thanks for the food pictures too!! It looked like you two had a great trip. We appreciate you sharing it with us.

Awesome Job!!!!!!!!! Again, THANKS A BUNCH!

#69 mark carri on 30, Aug, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Great review. Thanks. Just sitting on a cold summers evening watching a documentary about the construction of the ship!

#70 Allen Loomis on 06, Sep, 2010 at 3:34 am

I think you have a great blog here and was wondering if you would be interested in exchanging links. Please comment back on my blog and let me know!

#71 Carl Fairhurst on 12, Oct, 2010 at 4:33 am

Asolutely superb blog guys, you have captured the ship so well, I have just returned from the Oasis on the 2nd October and we had a blast! Even my five yr old boy loved it…….. We loved it so much we have booked again for Sept 2011. I use to spend most of my evenings in the Globe & Atlas Bar listening to Mark O’Bitz playing his guitar…… I just wish I was back on board now! It has go too be my best holiday ever!!

#72 Steve Swope on 16, Oct, 2010 at 1:31 pm

I usually do not leave feedback on blogs but have to give you some props. This is the best review/pics/video I have seen on a vacation. Awesome job!!!

My wife and I are taking the family on the “Allure of the Seas”, a sister ship of Oasis launching in December for our 20th anniversary. After seeing your review of Oasis, I can’t wait for May to get here!

Thanks again for sharing!

#73 Vannetta Gibert on 21, Oct, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I am sailing on the Oasis October 30. You got my mouth watering and my feet ready to go!

#74 Leslie` on 29, Oct, 2010 at 9:07 pm

rccl needs to hire you to do their advertising….your pictures and videos are wonderful.We are going in December…..

#75 amanda on 30, Oct, 2010 at 2:18 pm

wow looks like you hade a fab time . We go on the Oasis in two week and this blogg has made me realy excited !!!!!! oh by the way … your surfing video made me laugh tears 🙂

#76 Sheri on 01, Nov, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Wonderful. My husband and I are saild b2b on the Oasis leaving November 27th. I can’t wait to spend two week aboard. Your vacation has made me even more excited. I can’t wait!!!!

#77 Melodie on 10, Nov, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Great information. I am taking my whole family, kids, grandkids and sister on this cruise next week. We are all so excited. This will be my 53rd cruise but the first for most of the kids. Your slideshow is so helpful – I am amazed how uncrowded it all seems. I am used to much smaller ships and this one kind of traumatized me but it looks just great.

#78 Terri Delreal on 24, Nov, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Hi,
Loved the info!
I am going on next Christmas and have a boardwalk view of the Aqua Theater. Deck 10 1 in from the end. Could you tell me what you think of the view from there may be. Is that over head beam going to be a distraction?
Thanks ,
Terri

#79 Patti Naples on 02, Dec, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Loved your review! We will be heading out on the Allure on 4/10 – looking at your pictures made me even more excited.Thanks!

#80 Stacy on 09, Dec, 2010 at 9:29 pm

This was an incredible picture story! I really appreciate the time you took to put it together. We are leaving in February 2011 and I love living it through the eyes of someone who provides such vivid and detailed account. Thank you!!!

#81 Stephanie on 16, Dec, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Great review of Oasis! We are sailing out in February and have been trying to get as much info as possible. We’ve been on the Explorer and Voyager which are fabulous ships. Can’t wait to see what Oasis is like!

#82 Mark on 28, Dec, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Random person here. Im thinking about going on the oasis. Stumbled upon your site. Can you email me and tell me if you felt it was crowded. Where there long lines anywhere? Did you get to do everything easily or was it like going to Disney during spring break. Great site by the way. Well done.

#83 Alan & Sue on 29, Dec, 2010 at 5:04 pm

HI , We are a couple from the Uk who are sailing on the Oasis in March, I would just like to say what a fantastic blog you have done here and have given us some idea what life is like aboard this fantastic ship, we are virgin cruisers so appreciate your pics and glossary’s. Could I ask you a question, “can you hire dinner suites on the Oasis” we are flying from the UK so have limited baggage allowances and any idea of costs ?
Thank you….Alan & Sue

#84 ELEANOR HODGSON on 01, Jan, 2011 at 8:39 pm

hi I have just cruised on the Oasis 18 dec 10. I too found it a fantastic ship. I have cruised on 4 previous occasions but this ship is on its own. The shows, the food and the atmosphere the l loved every minute as did my grand daughter who is 13. The only fault i found was the shore excursions, i dont mind paying for value, but $59 dollers for a trip over to blue lagoon island and a burger a packet of crisps and a weak soft drink full of ice did seem excessive, there were sports in that which was the use of a rubber ring or rubber mat, when we were coming back to the ship i saw trips over to the island advertised for $10 dollers. I must say while we were waiting for the ferry boat to take us back to the ship, because it was delayed they let the dolphins out to amuse us. This was one of the less expensive trips most were very pricey. It will not stop me cruising but i will have to get up the courage to get of the ship in port and look for trips or taxis but it is the fear of being stranded that is the worry, I would like to know how other people cope with this problem, i am in my seventies but am still capable but a little wary

#85 ELEANOR HODGSON on 01, Jan, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Hope all who sail on the Oasis enjoy as much as I did best ship afloat

#86 Barbara on 03, Jan, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Absolutely love the pictures. We will be sailing on the Oasis in March, 2011 and your pictures have really excited us. Can hardly wait. This will be our third cruise. There is nothing like it.

#87 Janis M on 03, Jan, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Finally! Some great photos and a true recap and experience of the Oasis. We are leaving on January 29th and I have been looking for a quality preview of what we are about to experience. Glad you had a fantastic time and thank you for sharing your adventure.

#88 Natalie Australia on 08, Jan, 2011 at 5:56 am

This looks awesome. We are going on Allure of the seas soon and this has made me really excited, they are great photos and you make it look like a load of fun. Thanks for sharing.

#89 Ralph H. on 08, Jan, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Shaun & Cassie:

Just finished your review of your cruise on board the Oasis. Congrats to Cassie on her victory over Cancer. I’ve been there with both of my parents, and know what you have gone through. My Wife and I have been on two previous cruises, both RCI. One in 2003 aboard the Sovereign of the Seas and the other in 2006 aboard the Mariner of the Seas. We were booked to cruise aboard the Oasis, but we had to cancel our reservations due to unforeseen circumstances. We did extensive research on the Oasis even before her debut, and read hundreds upon hundreds of reviews after she launched. Hands down, yours is the best review in words and photos, that we have seen. Very well done Shaun. Hats off to you and Cassie for your adventurous spirit to jump in there and participate. Being the intravert that I am, I must say that I am a bit jealous. We are trying to once again make plans to cruise either the Oasis or Allure in the near future. Again, great job Shaun, and best wishes to you and Cassie.

#90 Neil From Canada on 11, Jan, 2011 at 11:04 am

Shaun & Cassie;

Love your picture and words, it was stunning nice and clear pictures that you took Shaun, I am looking forward to go on Oasis and Allure somtimes. Question, don’t mind me ask what kind the camera did you use to takes these great photo? is it point and shoot camera or DSLR camera. I love taking sharp picture but not as nice as your. and did you use flash when you taking those meal plate?

Just a few words to admire your pictures photo and words and thanks if you can email me the information.

Thanks again.

Neil.

#91 wendy on 19, Jan, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Shaun – 52 days till I get to see the adventure on board Oasis of the Seas – your review has made me even more excited to experience this awesome ship – thanks for sharing and your videos are awesome too – hope Cassie continues to do well – thanks for sharing

#92 Jonathon on 28, Jan, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Shaun, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the entire article and the great pictures! We board Oasis on May 21 and it is our first cruise too! It looks like Royal Caribbean is luring the next generation of cruisers, and we are GLAD to be on the list! You article made me even more excited; I am slowly beginning to think that the experience is going to be far more valuable than the price we paid, and wanted to thank you for writing such a nice article.

#93 Kristi on 10, Feb, 2011 at 12:21 am

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Can’t wait for our family cruise at Easter.

#94 Sandee on 01, Mar, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Wow, what a wonderful trip! Thank you so much for sharing. I am sailing Oasis in a couple of weeks and now have much to look forward too!

#95 Cessie on 17, Mar, 2011 at 6:09 pm

What a wonderful trip, Cassie and Shaun. Your spirit of adventure whetted my appetite for our April 3rd cruise on Allure of the Seas. We cant wait to go celebrate our 35 years of marriage.While you wont hear of me on the zip line or the wave runner due to my age and balance or lack thereof, I will be in the solarium and various pools doing my water aerobics and cant wait to gamble a bit, and attend all of the shows and excursions. Im so glad Cassie could celebrate the completion of her treatments with a wonderful cruise like this. You rock, Cassie, and Shaun, I think I would have been laughing all the time with your entertaining spirit and antics. Thumbs up to both of you. You have great memories to share for years to come..Take good care! Cessie

#96 Gaelle on 29, Apr, 2011 at 9:15 am

Thanks for sharing ,, very nice pictures and words and it was absolutely awesome… i love it and that`s a wonderful vacations ^_^

#97 Bob on 28, May, 2011 at 2:50 pm

what excellent comments & photos, Shaun. I am going on Oasis next week with my family and this made me even more excited !!! What great videos you posted. You should get a job with Royal Caribbean – – loved the flow riding video with the Benny Hill music !!

#98 Dominic on 01, Jun, 2011 at 5:45 am

As I just commented in your previous blog, I went on a 7 night Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas and had a BLAST! I’m glad you were able to enjoy yourself on the Oasis! I plan on going on the Allure or Oasis next year 🙂

Thanks for the pics!

#99 Ann on 10, Jun, 2011 at 11:57 pm

My family and I are planning a vacation for next April and these pictures help confirm that we must do Oasis of the Seas. You guys looked like you had a ball, and I am happy you did.

May you both continue to live well and enjoy life as often as you can 🙂

#100 Sabrina Elms on 01, Aug, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Thanks for sharing the photos. We are going in December and now I can’t wait!

#101 Coco on 07, Aug, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I’m 14 years old and just finished my chemo treatment. Make-A-Wish is letting my family go on Oasis for my wish, and I’m sooooooooo excited!!!! Thanks for writing it all down and I’m really glad to know whats ahead!

#102 Isobel on 04, Sep, 2011 at 9:40 am

I just loved looking at all your pictures etc.
You are a lovely looking couple and the happiness you enjoy together shows in your faces. Great blog – actually the best I have seen for the Oasis. thanks

#103 Ann on 10, Sep, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Cassie, I have to say…girl,you are something else! Is there anything you won’t do! You sing, you dance, you parasail,you surf,you skate! I am a bit of a wallflower and tend to shy away from things that draw attention to myself. This review has inspired me to break out of my shell a little and live it up like you seemed to on the cruise!

What a great review. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to spreading my wings and trying all the new things the ship has to offer! All the best to you both!

#104 Maliva on 20, Sep, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Hello there, I’m just a little bit like Ann (#103), and feel the same about you Cassie. I founded this site looking for info about the shows on the ship which we are taking x 2012 and all this had given us a lot of what we really need to know I’m glad U shared ur vacation this way, I felt the fun you had Can’t wait to go on our trip. God bless u.

#105 Rennee on 27, Sep, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Thank you for posting this! I am leaving oct 8, 2011 and I did not know what to expect! You prepare me for it and I enjoyed your video on the flow rider! LOVE THE VIDEO!

#106 Amy on 03, Oct, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Thank you for such a great post! This was such a help in deciding if want to take a cruise for the first time – and it’s an 8-day on Allure of the Seas! It’s so nice to get a “real person’s” view of the room and all the places and activities instead of the “airbrushed perfect pictures” the cruise lines show! Wow. What a big help in understanding what the cruise ship will be like. A special thanks for the bathroom photo – we’ve heard some stories on how tiny they are. This bathroom looks like it would totally work if you keep your accessories to a minimum! Thanks again and God Bless!

#107 Natalya on 16, Jan, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Hi. Looks like so much fun!! I am going on this cruise in June and just wanted to know if you experienced any seasickness? I am just worried about that and what I need to get in terms of medications or Sea Bands for that. Thank you!

#108 Hanny on 18, Jan, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Hi – thanks so much for the write off and all the pictures. I was doing some research about this cruise ship as my husband and I would like to go this summer 2012 and I ran across your article. It is very helpful and I got alot of detail out of it. Looks like you both had a great time. I can’t wait to go. I love seafood and hoping that they would have lobster night. From your article, it looks like they do Lobster at the Chops Grille in Central Park, is that something you paid extra or it included with the package? Would they server lobster more than one night? And the shows that you mentioned Aqua Theater Show as well as Come Fly with me, did you have to pay extra? Thank you so much!!

#109 Jeanne on 01, Sep, 2012 at 3:37 pm

We very much enjoyed your blog…we will be taking a cruise on Oasis of the Seas Sept. 8 and your write up was just the ticket to see what it’s all about! Thank you.

I hope your wife’s health is much better by now. I too wish they would post health forms. As I have high blood pressure and some attractions warn against that.

Again, thank you for your time in putting this together!

#110 Jamie on 12, Sep, 2012 at 1:28 am

loved your pictures, the wife and I are renewing our vows in three years, and planning to spend our re-honeymoon on the oasis for a 7 day cruise… thanks for the insight ; )

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