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.

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