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  1. Thanks for the info! Did you happen to keep or take pictures of the Fun Times?
  2. We'll be sailing in 2021 so it will be Wonderland by then. I'm going to assume Wonderland will be quiet by 10 or 11 at night, and I'm excited it will be there. I really want to try it!
  3. Near the back of the ship, there are a handful of interior rooms tucked in by the elevators on decks 8-14. This is an ideal location for us, as our family members are traveling in the balcony cabins right across the hall. However, I’m a little worried about noise, as these cabins are all next to, above, or below venues such as Dazzle, or the Diamond Club. Has anyone stayed in these rooms or does anyone have some insight? I’d hate to spend the cruise being kept up until 3:00 am by music. Thanks!
  4. The cruises for 2021 were just released, and my extended family is planning a trip together. We chose a Caribbean cruise on the Oasis out of Ft. Lauderdale. Then someone told my dad that the Oasis is moving to New York in 2020 and he now has the whole family freaking out that the cruise we just booked won’t exist or at the very least will be on another ship. Some of them have their hearts set on the Oasis. Has anyone heard about the Oasis being based in NY starting in 2020?
  5. After our photography session, we all sat down to dinner. I immediately started to feel ill. Unfortunately the feeling didn't go away, so I didn't take any pictures, cancelled my order and went back to the cabin to get into bed. The only positive thing about having to skip Easter dinner with my family was witnessing the sunset that night.
  6. My husband and I met up with the rest of my family to take professional pictures. We got there early and took multiple pictures at several different backgrounds. It seemed a little ridiculous how many pictures we took, but I'm glad we did as we only ended up liking a handful of them. My advice is to get there early to avoid really long lines and to be assertive with the photographers if they suggest something you know you won't like or if you'd prefer a certain pose.
  7. After breakfast, my husband and I spent most of the day lounging by the pool. The movie screen was a little odd during the day, showing mostly short video clips that belonged on You Tube or America's Funniest Home Videos. This only encouraged kids in the hot tubs, but staff did a good job of letting them know when they were getting too rowdy. Even so, we did feel the need to escape to the adult's only area. We also went to the first ice show of the cruise. I shared the pictures earlier but will reiterate the need to get there early for good seats. Before we knew it, it was time to get dressed for dinner and the first formal night.
  8. I've never been on a cruise during a holiday. Spending Easter in the middle ocean was pretty unique. The ship did a few things to celebrate. My mom woke up in time to go to the service at 8:00 which was a Catholic mass. At the breakfast buffet they had a large cake and a huge chocolate display with varying sizes of eggs and bunnies for passengers to take. By the time I woke up and made it up there it wasn't picture worthy, but they did a good job with the chocolate. It was a special experience to be able to give my niece her Easter basket on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. Just being able to enjoy peace and/or a coffee on our balcony was a good start to the day.
  9. And to wrap up our first day, I was able to scan some of the Compass packets. Here's the first one of our trip:
  10. I loved these interactive screens. Not only did it help find the way around the ship, it included activity information.
  11. The adult area, complete with loungers, a pool and hot tub. I was very grateful for this area. I was expecting tons of kids on this spring break cruise, but only noticed a couple of times. Mostly in the hot tubs. What is it with little kids and hot tubs? Anyway, it was nice to escape from them from time to time.
  12. The outside portion of Johnny Rockets: Two story Miniature Golf (the equipment is on the 2nd level):
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