Friday, November 26, 2010

Central Park at the Oasis







I hope you don't mind but for Sightseeing, Favorite and Pink Sat.I would like to just repost photos from our favorite cruise, the Oasis of the Seas. I have been extremely busy and I really cannot find time to post anything new right now.


Another nice feature of the Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship is that it has an ice skating rink. AJ wanted to try it so John took her and gave her some lessons. She learned pretty quick and was on her own before long. This is the second part of Sightseeing Saturday about Oasis of the Seas. I am combining SS with Pink Saturday, which is hosted by Beverly. If you want to see more adorable pinks, go to http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. I am also linking with Laurie at
http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/
since this has really been my favorite cruise after all so many that I have taken. Last week, I showed you the Boardwalk. Today I will show Central Park and the spectacular ice show and some high tech features. The Central Park is on the 8th Deck and with its 12,000 plants and trees planted, it truly is a natural haven. It is made out of various high end restaurants, bars and shops.

One of the shops located here is Coach, which we frequently visited. Too bad, they did not have any good sale items. They also have an art gallery and the Park Cafe where you can eat for free anytime, cafeteria style.


Central Park by Night


Now, I will take you to Studio B, where the ice skating arena is. We watched the most spectacular show of all, a rendition of Hans Christian Andersen's works, portrayed through ice skating and dancing. The Russian skaters were truly amazing.

Do you recognize AJ? Yep, she was so excited to be picked and be part of the show. This was the second time John and she watched the show. They wanted to watch it again because it was so good, it definitely deserved a second look. As for me, I stayed in the cabin watching TV and getting entertained. I'll tell you more about that next week.




And now for my Pink Sat. contribution. The dancers all looked adorable in their pink tutus.




The ship is incredible. We thought being in a giant ship with so many passengers would be total chaos and be so disorganized. Not so! It had so many high tech features. Seen below is a self serve bar.






At the bottom right, you will see pictures of terminals, which were placed strategically on each deck. You just enter where you want to go, and it will show you a map and directions and how to get there. So, you really can never get lost.





If you have been on a cruise before, then you have experienced being in a crowd looking for your pictures, going from rack to rack. At Oasis of the Seas, you do not have to do that. Your pictures are all organized in a single portfolio so all you have to do is pull it out, look at your photos and buy whichever you want. There were no crowd nor lines at all. The number of your portfolio is listed on your Sail and Sign card. If you want to order any prints, just go into one of those computer terminal that are all over the photo shop, view your photos, select which ones you want and order right from there. How convenient is that?




They had 23 interior lit bronze microscope vessels placed randomly all over the ship called "Small Wonders" and when you look in them, they have different interesting natural wonders of life in them. Shown here are a few. AJ really loved looking in.




I hope you enjoyed another tour of the biggest cruise ship in the world. Next Saturday, I will show you more. Thanks a lot for coming along and thanks Beverly and Laurie for hosting Pink Sat. and A Few of My Favorite Things.

28 comments:

Regina said...

Merry Christmas!
Happy PS. So much fun!

chubskulit said...

What a glorious place to spend vacation with. Happy holidays.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What an amazing trip on an amazing ship! Thanks for sharing Christine, this was a fabulous tour! Cindy

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Have to say Wow! again :o) So amazing! And how exciting for AJ to be part of the show :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, I love to ice skate. We have an indoor rink near my home. I haven't been yet this year, but you can bet I'll be heading over there soon. Your pictures are beautiful. We are all traveling with you and enjoying your pictures. Keep posting them!!! Rosie

daylily777 said...

Wow , That is an amazing Cruise Ship!
I hope you are feeling better .
Merry Christmas &
A Blessed New Year !
~Myrna

Self Sagacity said...

Fabulous Pink posts! They are so vibrant! Good job.

Tardevil said...

Hi Christine! Thanks for coming by! Your cruise looks fabulous. I haven't been on one in a long time, and it makes me want to go! I hope you had a great time and a wonderful Christmas! I hope you will have a wonderful New Year, too! LOL!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Christine- A very Merry Christmas albeit tardy! Meant to get over sooner but you know how busy it gets!

Thank you friend for all your traveling times- you must look me up when you travel down Colorado way!!

Have a wonderful time celebrating with your family!

blessings
mary

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, these photos are absolutely great! AJ gets to experience so many new and wonderful things by traveling with you two. I know it makes it so much more fun to be able to see her enjoying it all. laurie

Sares said...

This ship is enormous! You could LIVE here and never be bored, wouldn't that be fun!

Beverly said...

Wow, Christine. That is an amazing ship. We've never been on a cruise, but we hope to one day. Thank you for sharing.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Christine. Be sure to link your post using the linking tool at the bottom of my post.♥

What a wonderful trip. And, I love to watch ice skating. I know you all must have had a wonderful time.

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you for sharing such wonderful pics of your trip. Looks like a lot of fun.

I'm a new follower stopping by from Pink Saturday!

Happy Holidays from Sally Lee by the Sea
http://SallyLeeByTheSea.com

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Christine Sweetie...
Oh my gosh what a beautiful share. Looks as though everyone had a wonderful time. AJ looks so sweet in the swan. How exciting for her to be picked to be in the show. She just sparkled.

I love the photos. I have never been on a cruise, but always wanted to go. You have encouraged me sweet friend. I love the night picture with all the lights most of all. How exciting it must be. Doesn't look crowded at all.

Thanks for sharing sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous, as I said before, I think I really must put this on my list of "to dos" it really is spectacular. Love the Pink vest ducks on ice.
Happy Pink Sat.

Gracie Jewellery said...

Sounds like a fabulous vacation! Happy Pink Saturday. Hey, I having a give away!

Donnie said...

Everything is so lovely especially the entertainers. Happy Pink Saturday.

Rebecca said...

Christine-you always seem to go and do the most exciting things-I just love to see what you've been up to-!!!!!

Debbie said...

Oh that looks so fabulous Christine. You are so blessed to be able to travel the way you do. I am happy you share it with us....I am anxiously awaiting my BFF to get home from her first cruise.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I kept having to remind myself that these were photos on a cruise ship. Hard to believe! This ship looks like adventure after adventure. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

Dolores said...

Wow, this looks like an amazing cruise vacation. How neat that your granddaughter could be a part of the entertainment.
beautiful pictures!

Chandy said...

Christine, wow! Those pictures are amazing, as always! Been struggling to find time to keep up with blogging so glad that I'm on this week. Hugs!

Sarah said...

Christine, you take the most amazing trips. What fun for AJ that she gets to join in. She is one lucky little girl! Thanks for sharing the photos. ~ Sarah

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You are so lucky Christine!
That looked like one amazing trip! What a ship!
What fun!
Hugs,
Cindy

Marlis said...

Christine, what a blessing to have been on that ship. I cannot believe all that is on one ship. It's really beautiful, as are the pictures of you and your family.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

How exciting for AJ to be chosen to be part of the show.. what a delightful memory for her. We can't get enough of our grandkids can we? :-))
hugs ~lynne~

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Oh my, I cannot believe all that is on a BOAT! Truly amazing. What wonderful things you experienced!
Best,
Gloria

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