This was not our first cruise, but this ship (and its sister ship Allure of the Seas®) is phenomenal, and unlike anything I have ever seen before. The ships made their maiden voyages in 2009, and have all the amenities and luxuries that any cruiser could ever want or need. From the promenade jammed with shops, restaurants, lounges, and bars, to the Central Park with outdoor cafes and live vegetation, designers of this ship did not overlook any details. We even partook in a round of mini-golf, as well as ice skating and aqua shows.
We did make stops at three ports of call, which was just about right so there was still enough time to relax and explore this spectacular ship. Our first stop was in Labadee®, Haiti, which was a private beach owned by Royal Caribbean®. Although it certainly did not have the true feel of Haiti, it was an enjoyable day on a beautiful beach topped-off by a Royal Caribbean® barbecue on the beach (which was a huge plus not having to go back to the ship to eat lunch).
Our second stop was in Falmouth, Jamaica (not far from Montego Bay). This was another beautiful day at the beach with opportunities for great shopping and a chance to take-in a little Jamaican food and culture.
Our final port of call was Cozumel, where we had a day to shop, sight-see, adventure, and once again, bask in the sun on the picturesque beaches of Mexico. With excursions such as swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling, and scuba diving, our day in Cozumel was busy.
I cannot say enough about our cruising experience on the Oasis of the Seas®. There was so much to see and do on the ship that we didn’t have time to do it all. We missed-out on the zip-lining, rock climbing, and the Flow-Rider wave pool, so I am thinking maybe we will have to try the Eastern Caribbean itinerary next year:).