Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Hi everyone! We got back from our trip late Saturday night and its been a whirlwind of time changes, unpacking, laundry, and work ever since. We had a great time, but I have to admit it is HARD traveling with small children. The 4.5 hour plane ride was tough and kids are exhausting! But the cruise ship was AMAZING and all the islands we visited were like paradise. Unfortunately though, it rained except the first 2 days :( I was so so so sad about that, especially St. Marteen because everyone said that even if it is raining other places it is always hot and sunny there. It was pure paradise, but cloudy and/or raining. So we didn't exactly get to enjoy the beaches like we had hoped. But you cant control mother nature and we made the best of it!

The girls had a blast and I was seriously impressed in all they had to offer even for kids as young as M's age. They had huge play rooms with every Fisher Price toy, crayola art rooms, a science lab, a kids theatre, in addition to the Boardwalk area of the ship that was outdoors complete with a carousel and all the Pixar/Dreamworks characters (All the peeps from Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train your Dragon). We also took full advantage of the nursery for Miss M (open 7am to midnight!), so mommy and daddy could have some alone time while K was in the kids adventure club. It was SO nice to have that because we weren't traveling with any other family. I highly recommend the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! It has something and more for EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE! Amazing! But I definitely don't feel that "rested" feeling you usually have after a vacation, because of having the children with us and going going going all the time. I loved every second of it though!! Memories to last a lifetime!

Here are some pictures of our first stop: Nassau, Bahamas. One of the only sunny days. We spent the day at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. They have the most AMAZING aquariums there!

I took 715 pictures on our trip so will definitely be posting lots more soon.


Jennifer said...

Looks like you all had a blast!! I was on the Mariner of the Seas and it was gorgeous, so I can only imagine how amazing the Oasis was!! Glad you all had a chance to get away for some fun.

maria said...

Welcome back! Looks like an awesome trip :)

Momma Wilson said...

Welcome home! Wish our trips would have overlapped and we could have met up in St. Thomas:( Hope you catch up on your rest soon!

Momma V said...

It is so great to see that you loved your ship. We are going on a cruise in May. Not the Oasis, but it's sister ship, the Allure. Love your pictures :-)

Shannon said...

Beauitful photos! Thanks for posting about stuff for the kids, my daughter is Miss M's age and we are planning a cruise for this fall- I am happy to hear they have lots for the little ones to do!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

Welcome back! I cant wait to read more and see tons of pics!!

Its great to hear how child friendly the cruise was! That is the one thing I wanted to do with my hubby before kids. We never got around to it, even though it took us so long to have Trevor! We plan to do a Disney cruise in a few years.