From CATS (the full Broadway-version show) to the DreamWorks characters, there is a plethora of family-friendly fun on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, and G and I were blown away!
Our county in GA has something that I’d never heard of growing up in FL: Winter Break in February. What a great time for this warm weather loving island girl to hit warm weather, sand, and ocean! T had to work, so the kiddo and I packed up for a week (plus a couple of days at Universal Orlando) at sea-so we decided to check out Royal Caribbean for our faithful MVPbyJess clients.
The shows on the Oasis of the Seas were mind-blowing, and this is coming from a theatre major who has seen some spectacular productions across the United States! G and I agreed that our favorite was Come Fly with Me, an acrobatic production with live singing of some great old school tunes by The Eurythmics, Phil Collins, and more. The aerialists were breathtaking and we loved it so much that we saw it on back-to-back nights!
Oasis of Dreams, located on the ship’s Aqua Theatre, was another gravity-defying production, this one showcasing high diving stunts into a tiny pool of water. When we stopped to think about the fact that it was ON A MOVING SHIP, we realized just how much timing mattered and how talented the performers are!
As a lifetime fan of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (and a huge Phantom Phan), CATS has never been one of my favorite shows, but my son was absolutely captivated by the production, from start to finish. Even Old Deuteronomy stayed on stage during the intermission to meet and get photos with the audience. He sat still (9 year old athletic boy) through the whole show and weeks later, is still talking about it!
Frozen in Time was adorable as well-it was a showcase of Hans Christian Andersen tales…on ice! The Red Shows (um…skates) and the Ugly Duckling were so endearing.
Additional onboard family entertainment included 70s Dance Party at the Royal Promenade (G had a blast jamming out to the YMCA), the DreamWorks Parade, which we saw twice-it’s a high energy showcase of everyone’s favorite characters from Toothless to Po, the DreamWorks Breakfast, onboard character meet and greets, and a very enthusiastic Bingo contest (where some entertaining seniors screamed “Give it to me” when they were one number away, and spectacular onboard pool decks and Jacuzzis, there really is fun for all ages! G was not a fan of the kids club, so he hung with me the whole time. We rode the carousel a bunch…because it’s a merry-go-round on a ship! He was 3 lbs too light, so I had to do the zipline myself (it was amazing to zip across the ship airborne!). We didn’t do the climbing wall or Flow Rider surf simulator this trip, but it was a blast watching the other Flow Riders wipe out! A quick game of putt putt on a windy afternoon was a must-do. As a floating city, the Oasis of the Seas had so much for everyone! Stay tuned for our fun on excursions, detailed food reviews, and more!
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