The 6th day on Oasis was spent at sea as we took this opportunity to relax and do more exploring throughout the ship. I’m not one to exercise while on vacation but I was curious to see the jogging track that runs around the ship. It’s actually very nice and has some nice views. To travel one mile we had to walk 2.4 laps. We walked the entire distance enjoying the fresh air and funny quotes aligning the track. Towards the area near the gym, a mural of runners encouraged us to try a second lap!
Later in the afternoon we spent time playing miniature golf. Its not very big, but perfectly situated near all the water sports and Zip Line. The panoramic views of the ocean were wonderful from this area. Along the edge of the 3rd hold you’re literally standing on the side of the ship with a breathtaking site of the Caribbean Sea. The golf area is lined with fun bronze-like statutes…the dog was my favorite.
The rest of the day was spent relaxing by the pools. We headed to the top deck and with a couple of towels blocking the light breeze, we waiting for the sunset. The ship is so large, there’s room to spare for all to enjoy. As you can see from the picture, it’s not crowded at all. We expected to be overwhelmed with people since the ship holds over 6000, but its so large that space is plenty to go around.
Finally, at night we returned to The Opal Theater for a show called Come Fly With Me. I won’t give too much away other than it was a spectacular experience that kept the audience constantly surprised with aerial events. All three shows at this theater have been great, but I suggest to arrive early so you can appreciate the beauty of the theater before the show starts.
Earlier in the day we had a wonderful time in St. Maarten/St. Marten, but at night it was time for two great shows onboard Oasis of the Seas. As I mentioned earlier on day 3, the aqua show Oasis of the Dreams was canceled due to excessive movement of the ship, so it was postponed for tonight. However, we were also booked for the Ice Show later that night, two shows, one night, it was going to be a spectacular night!
We arrived early to the Aqua Show of Oasis of the Dreams and chose a couple of seats near the center. We had a wonderful view of the stage and unlike a couple nights ago, tonight the ship was still docked in St. Maarten, so no rocking of the ship. It was about 6pm or so and the night sky was a perfect backdrop to the wonderful lights illuminating the stage. The show consists of dancers, divers and music. I was surprised at how short the program was in duration, however it was well worth the time. I was enjoying the show so much, I only paused to take a couple of pictures. The images you see were taken at the start of the show.
Later that night, we headed over to the Ice Show Frozen in Time at Studio B. Only one word can describe the show and that is WOW! The studio is large and seems like 97% of the seats all have the same excellent view of the rink. (TIP: Arrive early to get your seats. Although most of the seats have a great view, there are a few which are blocked by support columns. I noticed a few people sitting behind them having to move their head left and right to see the show.) Once again we had center rows, right in the middle as I normally like it (see photo). The place must hold a few hundred people but because of the configuration of the seats, you feel very close to the ice skaters. The performance was wonderful and surprisingly a few were doing some very high level skating maneuvers. A special treat during the ice show included the world renowned Ilana Yahav creating her beautiful sand art. Not sure if she is doing this on a permanent basis on Oasis, but she was featured during that night. You can see more of her sand art on her website SandFantasy.
After a full day on St. Thomas and a quick bite to eat, we headed over to the Opal Theater on deck 4. Having already made the reservations before we left home for all our shows, we entered with no problems. A couple of nights before, we had seen the show Hairspray and enjoyed it very much, tonight was a musical group called Mosaic.
Mosaic is a vocal group made up of 6 men. They don’t use any instruments, only their natural vocal sounds to create music! They sound like a band, with musical instruments and all, but everything you hear, the vocals, guitars, drums sounds etc, all came from their voices! It really is a unique show.
At first, I didn’t know what to expect, but I am glad Oasis booked them for the cruise. You can find more information about them here on their website Notaboyband.com.
I must hand it to Oasis, because it seems that every minute of the day and night there is something to do and there is always something going on for everyone. As soon as the show ended, we headed over to the Promenade for a special disco party. The Promenade soon became full of people singing, dancing and moving in unison to disco songs. Ken Rush, the cruise director was leading the way dressed in all white, while his disco beauties danced along the crowd.
With a team of people taping the event, Oasis captured everyone dancing and having fun to 70’s music. It was especially entertaining the day after, since it was played on a special channel via our staterooms! My wife was recorded several times moving to the beat of YMCA!
I took the last picture as the party ended. Ken and his disco girls hopped on the Rising Tide Bar and finished the night rising up to Central Park. You can see the entrance to the Boardwalk behind them.