Meet n Mingle for Oasis Viewing on Friday

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#1
645 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Hello Oasis fans! We thought it would be fun to create one main thread for people to discuss their plans to go down to the waterfront to see Oasis of the Seas sail in on Friday, post their first impressions and photos of the ship, and in general talk about how excited we are that the ship is finally arriving in Florida. Use this thread to plan a spontaneous Cruise Critic meet n mingle party at the John Lloyd Park or find people to carpool with. Let us know what you think -- does Oasis of the Seas meet or surpass your expectations? We can't wait to finally meet her!
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Erica Silverstein
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#2
London, UK
209 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
I won't be there in person, but I was down at the Solent in the U.K. last week when the ship came in for a short stop to drop off workers. There was a lot of excitement with the crowds there. I am sure the arrival in Fort Lauderdale will be fantastic, too!

I am looking forward to hearing the first impressions and chatting to members tomorrow about the atmosphere!

Have fun all, and definitely post your thoughts!
#4
645 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
According to Royal Caribbean, the ship will be visible around 6:30 am. It will enter the inlet around 8 am and dock by 9 am. I'm sure all these are estimates but probably pretty close to accurate.
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Erica Silverstein
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#5
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
1,865 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
According to Royal Caribbean, the ship will be visible around 6:30 am. It will enter the inlet around 8 am and dock by 9 am. I'm sure all these are estimates but probably pretty close to accurate.
Thanks SOOOO much, dear Erica!!

DH Dr. Dave and I are here in Fort Lauderdale for just two days (from our Phoenix home)--and looking forward to seeing her tomorrow!

BTW: We're RCCL Diamond members--booked in an Aqua Theatre suite on the January 2 sailing in just 7 weeks!! Our dear Phoenix friends are joining us (in a Loft Suite) to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary--on the sailing day (January 2).

We won't be able to get to the 17th Street Bridge area (for a high-rise view) until around 11 a.m.-ish tomorrow (Friday, 11/13) -- but would you like me to send my phone number for our views (or is that too late)?

And thanks also to all the great posters on these boards who have provided so much helpful info about the sail-in!!!

Appreciatively,
Mary-Lou
#6
Seattle, WA.
223 Posts
Joined Oct 2009
I will be there in spirit.

Enjoy everyone!

Less than 9 hours to go.
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#11
Connecticut
1,217 Posts
Joined Oct 2008
Inlet cam isnt working for me!
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-Justin, Lindsay, & Alexandra-


1996 - Carnival Destiny - Justin's First Cruise
June 1, 2008 - Freedom Of The Seas 7 NT - Our Honeymoon Cruise - May 30, 2009 - Liberty Of The Seas 7 NT- Our 1st Anniversary Cruise - September 5, 2010 - Liberty Of The Seas - 7 NT- Our Delayed 2nd Anniversary Cruise! - June 2, 2012 - Explorer Of The Seas 5 NT- 4th Anniversary Cruise with 1 extra in tow! - June 13, 2013 - Explorer Of The Seas 9 NT - 5th Anniversary Cruise - April 26, 2014 - Oasis Of The Seas 7 NT Western - September 12, 2015 - Oasis Of The Seas 7NT Western - September 18, 2016 - Allure of the Seas - 7 NT Eastern President's Cruise & FB Group Cruise - UPCOMING August 10, 2017 - Grandeur of the Seas 9 Night
#13
Connecticut
1,217 Posts
Joined Oct 2008
Try the back up webcam. I seem to be getting a connection there right now.
Its frustrating... oh well. I got it to work as a webcam, but now its frozen. Luckily, it seems like GMA has an anchor waiting on the jetty to show it coming in
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-Justin, Lindsay, & Alexandra-


1996 - Carnival Destiny - Justin's First Cruise
June 1, 2008 - Freedom Of The Seas 7 NT - Our Honeymoon Cruise - May 30, 2009 - Liberty Of The Seas 7 NT- Our 1st Anniversary Cruise - September 5, 2010 - Liberty Of The Seas - 7 NT- Our Delayed 2nd Anniversary Cruise! - June 2, 2012 - Explorer Of The Seas 5 NT- 4th Anniversary Cruise with 1 extra in tow! - June 13, 2013 - Explorer Of The Seas 9 NT - 5th Anniversary Cruise - April 26, 2014 - Oasis Of The Seas 7 NT Western - September 12, 2015 - Oasis Of The Seas 7NT Western - September 18, 2016 - Allure of the Seas - 7 NT Eastern President's Cruise & FB Group Cruise - UPCOMING August 10, 2017 - Grandeur of the Seas 9 Night
#15
Connecticut
1,217 Posts
Joined Oct 2008
looks like i finally got a connection!
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-Justin, Lindsay, & Alexandra-


1996 - Carnival Destiny - Justin's First Cruise
June 1, 2008 - Freedom Of The Seas 7 NT - Our Honeymoon Cruise - May 30, 2009 - Liberty Of The Seas 7 NT- Our 1st Anniversary Cruise - September 5, 2010 - Liberty Of The Seas - 7 NT- Our Delayed 2nd Anniversary Cruise! - June 2, 2012 - Explorer Of The Seas 5 NT- 4th Anniversary Cruise with 1 extra in tow! - June 13, 2013 - Explorer Of The Seas 9 NT - 5th Anniversary Cruise - April 26, 2014 - Oasis Of The Seas 7 NT Western - September 12, 2015 - Oasis Of The Seas 7NT Western - September 18, 2016 - Allure of the Seas - 7 NT Eastern President's Cruise & FB Group Cruise - UPCOMING August 10, 2017 - Grandeur of the Seas 9 Night
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NJ
867 Posts
Joined May 2004
I'm watching the Web cam from my cabin onboard Carnival Dream, which was christened just last night -- what a week for cruise ships! This is so exciting and fun -- can't wait to read all the reports from people who are in Florida watching in person
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MelissaP
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#18
Easton,Maryland
291 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
Turn on Good Morning America. The crane that was shown on another thread yesterday is for their camera. They have already shown the ship from from about 1 mile away. I am in Maryland. I would have given anything to go to FTL. But then again I would have flown out during a nor-easter. I don't think so. Not even for OASIS.

I couldn't get the inletcam to work. Now I'm happy.
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CARNIVAL - Liberty - 4-13
RCCL - Serenade of the Seas - 3-12
RCCL - Oasis of the Seas - 11-10
RCCL - Liberty of the Seas - 9-09
RCCL - Freedom of the Seas - 6-08
HAL - Maasdam - 12-07
NCL - Pride of Hawaii - 8-06
CELEBRITY - Galaxy - 8-04
CARNIVAL - Inspiration - 8-96
NCL - SS Norway - 10-92
NCL - SS Norway - 11-92


CAN'T WAIT FOR
NCL - Pride of Hawaii - 1-25-14
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#19
Rochester, NY USA
492 Posts
Joined Jul 2000
Watching the inlet cam right now....looks like something might be getting ready to happen....people gathering and spray from boats flying high in the air...as well as the cam slightly repositioning...Map shows Oasis about 1.5 miles off shore right now...heading in at about 14 knots...
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#20
Easton,Maryland
291 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
Still trying to get the inletcam to work. I quess it's overloading. Anybody got an update? GMA isn't doing anything except when they break for the weather.
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<CENTER>SAILED
CARNIVAL - Liberty - 4-13
RCCL - Serenade of the Seas - 3-12
RCCL - Oasis of the Seas - 11-10
RCCL - Liberty of the Seas - 9-09
RCCL - Freedom of the Seas - 6-08
HAL - Maasdam - 12-07
NCL - Pride of Hawaii - 8-06
CELEBRITY - Galaxy - 8-04
CARNIVAL - Inspiration - 8-96
NCL - SS Norway - 10-92
NCL - SS Norway - 11-92


CAN'T WAIT FOR
NCL - Pride of Hawaii - 1-25-14
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