This Family Cruise was booked more than a year in advance. I made the three families a Countdown Calendar so we would know how many days until The Cruise.
One son and his family flew from Minneapolis. The other son, his family, my husband and I flew from Pittsburgh. We met at the airport in Ft. Lauderdale. The Days Inn offered complimentary shuttle from the airport to the hotel. It was a very hot day and the grandkids spent the afternoon in the pool.
For supper, we walked across the parking lot to Denny's. Now we had just one more night before The Family Cruise!
I had arranged a shuttle through Days Inn to take us to Port Everglades. We were so excited to see Oasis! One son and his wife have been on a couple cruises, we have been on Oasis once before. The rest of the family have never cruised.
Embarkation was fast. We were onboard before noon and headed immediately to the Central Park Café for the famous Roast Beef Sandwiches. We were the first to arrive. By the time we left, all the tables were full.
The grandchildren, ages 9, 8, 7 and 6 loved the children's pool area and spent part of every day going from one pool to another.
The grandkids also spent time on a couple days in Adventure Ocean. They enjoyed that, too. Bonus: The adults were able to have a relaxing dinner at Giovanni's Table one evening and bar hopped one afternoon.
As a Father's Day gift to the 3 dads, they were registered for the All Access Tour. It's expensive, but if you ever decide to participate, Oasis is the ship to do it! They had to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. The tour lasted 3 hours and they saw parts of the ship no one else gets to explore.
The Main Dining Room service was excellent! Our waiter and assistant not only served dinner, they also entertained the grandkids with magic tricks!
All of us enjoyed Hairspray, the ice show (Frozen in Time), and Come Fly with Me. Making reservations for the shows in advance saved time onboard. And we got to go at the time most convenient for us.
Our Stateroom Attendent, Gede, had towel animals each night. He was always friendly and attentive.
This was the first we took our family on a cruise. Having been on Oasis previously, I looked forward to time in the Solarium and maybe a night or two in Jazz on Four...but neither of those things happened! Instead, we got to see another part of the ship: The theater in Adventure Ocean where our 2 granddaughters performed in a talent show. And at night, we sat on our balconies (Gede removed the barriers between the three staterooms), and watched shows in the Aqua Theater or just watched people on the Boardwalk.