Oasis of the Seas
Original Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean (St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Labadee)
New Itinerary: Western Caribbean (Cozumel, Falmouth, Labadee)
We booked this cruise when we were onboard the Oasis in May 2016. That cruise was our first on an Oasis class ship. It was just my husband and myself so we wanted our kids to experience this amazing ship.
We are a family of 4 that currently lives 25 miles south of Minneapolis. We are an Army family that moves every couple of years. We have lived in our current location since May 2016.
Paul (DH) is active duty Army currently working at Fort Snelling. Cruising likes: The shows, relaxing in the hot tub, trying new drinks and exploring the ship & ports. Interesting facts: Lactose intolerant, Dr. Who fan, enjoys working out. Paul has been on 12 cruises.
Lori (myself) is an RN currently working on an outpatient observation floor. Cruising likes: People watching, relaxing in the sun, socializing at the bars in the evenings and trivia. Interesting facts: Breast cancer survivor, Cubs fanatic, crocheter. I have been on 14 cruises.
Briar (DD) is a junior at the University of Minnesota majoring in sports management. Cruising likes: The food, trivia, slot machines, and seeing new places. Interesting facts: Aspires to work for the Chicago Cubs, foodie, loves baseball. Briar has been on 10 cruises.
Darian (DS) is a junior in high school. Cruising likes: Trying new foods, swimming, drawing and the beach. Interesting facts: Pescaterian, amazing artist, transgender, plays trumpet in the marching band. Darian has been on 9 cruises.
We are all C&A Diamond status. This will be our first cruise as diamond and are looking forward to the new perks.
When we first booked this cruise it was going to be the four of us. Somewhere in the middle of planning my best friend and her family decided to join us. This will be our first cruise traveling with another family. My best friend and her family live in Australia. I was born in New Zealand which is where I met my her. When we were both 7 her family moved to South Africa and my family moved to the US. She has a son and a daughter the same ages as my kids. We refer to their family as the “Southern Hemisphere version of our family”! For my review we will call them the Oz family.
I am a huge planner! I love to read reviews, check prices, hunt for past cruise compasses and menus. Sadly for this cruise I was not able to find us a better rate than what we had originally booked at. I was able to find some pretty good deals on the beverage packages, Voom and excursions.
We booked 2 boardwalk balcony cabins. The Oz family booked a boardwalk balcony and regular balcony. All of our cabins are on Deck 11 port side.
We received the Stay & Play package with our boardwalk cabins so the soda packages, one time Johnny Rockets lunch or dinner and private family rock climbing session was included. We purchased the deluxe beverage & Voom package, photo package and excursions all prior to sailing. In Labadee we will all be doing the Dragon’s Breath Flight Line and in Cozumel Paul and Darian will be doing the Starfish Sanctuary & Palancar Reef Snorkel.