Wow, it's been awhile.
Life post cruise is always tough, no one is waiting on me hand and foot and I actually have to go to work. It's cold albeit sunny which is nice, but I sure miss those balmy Caribbean breezes. Worst yet, I know we can't afford to take a cruise in 2010 since our new home really needs to be finished inside. Sigh. However, life is good so I'll quit my complaining.
What's new in the cruising world? Oasis of the Seas. This innovative and stunningly HUGE ship is on it's way from the shipyard in Turku, Finland and on it's way to it's home port of Port Canaveral, Florida. There are daily video's on www.oasisoftheseas.com and they are incredibly interesting. I'm addicted of course!
This ship is so different from anything out there. It has neighborhoods on the ship with greenery and lush trees. Central Park is one and Boardwalk is another. It gives a nice twist from the standard inside stateroom, oceanview, balcony and suite. You can overlook Central Park and the levitating (3 decks!) bar, shops and eateries. In Boardwalk, you can overlook the full size carousel and other shops, bars and eateries. You can have an Aquatheatre stateroom that overlooks the aft of the ship where thrilling water shows will happen. You can get a loft stateroom - yes, a two story stateroom with huge glass windows. Another first!
There's so many different and new items about this ship that I could type all day. However, look for yourself. Oasis of the Seas - what an amazing ship. I wish I was booked on her. Guess I'll have to live vicarously through those that are taking her maiden voyage on December 5th and read about it at the cruise boards.