Merry in Olde England - & a Wedding - Fall 2014 travel blog

Merry in Olde England - & a Wedding - Fall 2014

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When the Oasis of the Seas was first launched in 2009, it was by far the largest cruise ship afloat with 5,400 passengers. Soon it was joined by a sister ship the Allure of the Seas, which boasted that it was 1.5 inches longer. We loved the inaugural voyage on the Allure and were glad to learn that it is already time for the Oasis to be refurbished in Rotterdam so we could sail it back to the US. Although it is not the sort of ship that normally travels between Europe and the Americas, we will enjoy the newly spiffed up Oasis as it lumbers across the Atlantic - a great way to conquer jet lag a little bit at a time. With only one day in port, there will be plenty of time to see all the shows and visit the various areas of the ship that make people forget that they are even at sea.

When we have cruised England in the past, brief stops in picturesque Cornwall, put it on the list for a lengthier visit. We will begin this trip with an exploration of this scenic area by car and follow it up with a theatre packed week in London before we board the Oasis for the trip back home.

After a few days at home a flight to St. Thomas will bring us to the destination wedding of our niece, a long anticipated event!

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Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
23 
 
 
ready to sail
 
24 
 
 
board the Oasis
 
 
 
 
Central Park
 
25 
 
 
the only stop
 
 
 
 
at sea
 
 
 
 
still at sea
 
 
 
 
final thoughts on the...
 
26 
 
 
back to reality
 
27 
 
 
to bed without supper
 
28 
 
 
memories
 
29 
 
 
ferry to St. John
 
30 
 
 
on the roller coaster
 
31 
 
 
the wedding
 
32 
 
 
Reef Bay hike
 
33 
 
 
the last few miles
 
34 
 
 
return to St. Thomas
 
35 
 
 
island therapy
 
36 
 
 
adieux St. Thomas
 
37 
 
 
fly home
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