The Honeymooners-finally!

January 18, 2011 0 Comments A+ a-

As some of you may know, Norm and I were married a little over a year ago, before he deployed to Germany.  We ran down to the courthouse on a moment's notice, with only God and the celebrant as our witnesses, and we were married.

Then, he was sent away to a faraway land.  Oh, I was able to see him, and he was able to come home a couple of times, but it always involved non-rev (standby) travel. That meant it wasn't a sure thing, and a couple of times, a no-go situation for me.

So, we decided we would go on a cruise when he came back, and that would be our official honeymoon.

We leave for Fort Lauderdale (FLL) on Friday.  We sail on the Oasis of the Seas on Saturday for seven nights.  We don't even care where it goes...we just like being on the ships.  (Okay, okay, two stops in Mexico-Costa Maya and Cozumel and one private "island"- Labadee.)

Two rock-climbing walls, a zip line, ice-skating rink, two Flo-riders (onboard surfing), basketball court, 26 different dining venues, fitness center, spa, 37 bars, a Coach store, and the largest casino at sea...the ship is mind-boggling!

Here are some pictures that obviously I stole from the Internet....
Leaving Finland, where she was made, Oasis of the Seas
passing under the Great Belt Bridge, which she cleared
by only two feet, after having lowered her smokestacks.

Docked next to the Radiance of the Seas

See the Coach store on the right?
Norm booked us a balcony stateroom, then upgraded it a few months later, when the price was right.  Our Travel Agent e-mailed us last week--Royal Caribbean very generously upgraded us again!  So, we're both excited about that!

We cashed in some Delta miles for our airline tickets and are heading down to Fort Lauderdale with real seat assignments!  No standby travel for the honeymooners!