It was a weird feeling for me to disconnect myself from blogging and tweeting while I went on vacation, but I’m glad I did. I was thrilled to be cruising the Caribbean with my family on a spectacular ship. We spent a few days in Fort Lauderdale, Florida prior to the cruise to shop at my favourite mall – Sawgrass Mills – the largest retail outlet in the United States. I can almost guarantee you that your money will run out before you cover a quarter of its outlet stores - but at least you’ll get great deals! Here are some of my fabulous finds:
After managing to fit my purchases into my already full suitcase, it was time to board the world’s largest ship – Oasis of the Seas. With 6200 guests last week and 2400 crew, this ship is like an incredible city on water. During the day, I’d love to be lazy on the pool deck or beach – tan, swim, drink and repeat. At night, after a delicious 3-course dinner, I enjoyed a variety of entertainment such as the broadway musical Hairspray, Las Vegas Motown performers, figure skating shows and diving shows in the first-ever Aqua Theatre. I also spent time (and money) in the casino, shopped along the Royal Promenade, and visited many different bars and clubs.
We went to two of my favourite islands, St. Maarten and St. Thomas, as well as the Bahamas. I also enjoyed having 4 days at sea to explore the enormous ship. Take a look at some pictures from my vacation:
I kept my outfits fairly simple. I wore a lot of dresses because they’re easy to wear and require little coordinating. I packed a few different clutches, plenty of fun jewellery, and ten pairs of shoes (oops).
Watch the video below to learn more about all the incredible features aboard Oasis of the Seas:
So, are you ready to book your next vacation or what?