Coming home after a week on vacation is always hard, even harder when you spent the week being lazy! What a long week of catching up on work and getting back to reality. We spent a week on Royal Caribbean’s massive ship, Oasis of the Seas. With over 6,000 travellers and over 2,000 crew members I was really surprised that it didn’t feel more crowded. In fact most the ship was pretty empty after midnight. They had fantastic shows, lots of activities, delicious food and excellent service.
Now, you might think a cruise is boring….being couped up on a ship in the middle of the ocean….it’s for old people…..it’s all about eating…..etc.etc. I did too until we tried it, I think the key is finding the right ship offering the activities you’re interested in.
Here are a few photos from our trip. We stopped in Labadee, Haiti (the cruise line’s own private “island”), Falmouth, Jamaica and Cozumel, Mexico.
We enjoy the Eastern Caribbean itinerary more personally but we really wanted to enjoy all the activities available on the ship. We definitely didn’t get to everything but we did do a lot.
I miss being on vacation, and really REALLY miss the heat & sunshine but it’s nice to be home and sleep in my own bed.
It’s not all about the food, but the food was absolutely delicious.
The Flowrider was a lot of fun, boogie boarding on this surf simulator was easier than I thought. I couldn’t believe I managed to get up from my stomach. On the Oasis, there are 2 of these, the 2nd one is for those wanting to try the stand-up surfing.
Beach by Montego Bay, Jamaica. We took a taxi from the port at Falmouth….I was a bit iffy about it but my husband wasn’t and asked the driver to take us to other places and he took us to some pretty nice places and right into town where traffic was so insane you can reach out the window and touch the person in the car beside.
Richmond Hill Inn, with view of Montego Bay, 2nd largest city in Jamaica
In Cozumel, we did “scoot coupe” excursion where you drive 3-wheel carts along the coast of the island, with a group and a guide of course, was fun but a little scary going into regular traffic.
Yes, this ship had its own carousel! And like a big kid, I rode on it 🙂
Who can resist a beautiful sunset?