Cool Cruising on the Oasis

Cool Cruising on the Oasis

Posted on July 9, 2014 by ECR Louisville in Blog, Vacations

My family and I went on an adventurous cruise last week on board the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas.  We needed a flexible cruise that could help us with mobility, dietary, and energy challenges.

The Oasis of the Seas is a huge ship, full of lots of entertainment, and activities.  We found the ship to be very accessible for people on a scooter, or using a wheel chair.  Since my husband is recuperating from back surgery and could not walk long distances we found lots of great sitting areas to people watch.  We also used walkie talkies to stay in touch with one another.  This was very helpful more than once.

I am diabetic, so finding the right food and excercise was very important.  Even the buffet had good options for me.  Our “date night” was at the Asian venue, which was healthy and beautiful.  There was even yummy tasting sugar free dessert options after every meal. The main dining room was particularly good about special dietary requests.

Finally, our hyperactive member had tons to choose from in Entertainment, Activities and more.  She really enjoyed the Boardwalk area, and the hot tubs.  She did a good job of checking in, and enjoying herself.  She also made friends in the pool area.

So, is the Oasis of the Seas a good cruise for people who have physical challenges?  I would say YES, But…communicate with the cruiseline ahead of time.  We did, and found a sharps box in my cabin, and distilled water in the other cabin.  With RCCL’s recent training with Autism At Sea, and other programs they are leading the way to fun, accessible family vacations.  Way to go RCCL.

By the way, from now until July 15th there is a BUY ONE GET ONE HALF OFF cabin in 2015

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