Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cruisng the Caribbean

Our cruise began in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Being my first time on a cruise ever I was beyond amazed by the ship and all the facilities. We cruised on the Oasis of the Seas on Royal Caribbean. It is the largest Royal Caribbean ship on the sea. AMAZING! Not only is the boat HUGE but all of the levels incrediable. Each level has it's own theme including:

-The Boardwalk: a carnival time area with a carousal, ice cream shop, hot dog stands, and large pool area where the Aqua show takes place. We also watched Oz the Great and Powerful in that area on the big screens that surround the pool. And there were two climbing walls scaling the back of the ship.
-Central Park: lots of vegetation and little restaurants where we ate lunch many afternoons. Our room overlooked that area. I loved sitting on the balcony watching the people from the ship.
-Upper decks: 4 large pools and over 6 hot tubs. We spent many mornings lounging by the pool. There were flow riders for surfing or boogie boarding. We also entered a dodge ball tournament on the sport court and WON! Go team Stoker.
-Other areas included many specialty restaurants, the dining room, ice skating rink, movie theater, zip line, and the shops of the Royal Promenade where we took a Beyonce dance class. 

We went to a different show every night and I was really impressed with the caliber of the shows. Very entertaining and all of the performers were so talented. Most of the days at sea where filled with activities throughout the day from napkin folding, to dodge ball, dance classes, movie showings, watch shows, a fully functioning gym, or exploring the boat. I found new places every day. There were a total of 18 stories on the ship and the rule of cruising is you always take the stairs, to work off all the yummy, never-ending food we ate. Needless to say we cruised the Caribbean in style.