glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

RCCL's Oasis of the Seas gets a Royal Welcome at Port Canaveral by the Local Community

For the second time this past weekend, I headed over to Jetty park at Port Canaveral for another huge community-wide party to celebrate a mega ship being newly home ported here. On Sunday, it was for RCCL's Oasis of the Seas. On Saturday, the event was for NCL's Epic.   I have sailed on The Oasis and her sister ship, The Allure and they are truly my favorites ships because of all the fun things to do on board and the wonderful entertainment.  I am thrilled that The Oasis now sails out of my local Port Canaveral - just minutes from my home.  

 

I was asked how the events differed.  They really didn't.  At The Epic event there were complimentary huge sturdy balloons to bounce, strong kites to fly and very unique frisbees to toss, for the kids.  At the event for The Oasis there were different colored flags to wave as the ship departed. When you sailed the ship, it would be nice to take one with you to wave at sail-away.   At both events party-goers were given souvenir folders with the ship's photo inside.  There were several tents for local travel companies on Sunday but none on Saturday. You might win a free cruise, pick up cruise brochures, information about the travel companies' sponsored cruises and trips plus get a miniature squeezable cruise ship to take home.   Everything else was the same, music, dancing, entertainment, food, games, etc... Here are a couple of photos from Sunday's event for RCCl's Oasis. 

Commemorative handout folder for The Oasis of the Seas Event

Commemorative photo of the Ship, RCCL's The Oasis of the Seas. 

Tags: Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas Port Canaveral Jetty Park Port Canaveral Sail-A-Bration RCCL's the Oasis of the Seas Community-wide Party at Jetty Park

5 Answers

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Ah, the benefits of having a busy cruise port as a neighbor! 

deke01
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I'm 1.5 hours away near Ocala.  I'm glad I got a chance last month to sail Freedom OTS before she was sent away.  Oasis, it looks like January for us. 

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Yes, it is nice having a local port within minutes of my home.  We get to go on ship lunch  tours, too, which are fun and Port Authority members speak at our club meetings regularly.  Cruise line reps also speak at our meetings and bring handouts and prizes, too which are fun. Sometimes the port holds breakfasts and invites the community to attend.   The port itself has water front restaurants and you can even stay in one of 8 small vacation cabin right in jetty Park or go RV camping.  In the past, the port has hosted such huge  events as Art Shows, Boat Show Events,  Seafood Fests, etc...but now that we have two mega ships, the port will need all the available parking for the cruise industry.  The Exploration Tower is a great place to visit and very inexpensive.  Good way to spend a couple of hours if you are in port for the day.  It is right in the port near the restaurants.  Jetty park is a great beach to visit and it is alongside the port.   Or is fishing is your thing, there is the Malcolm E. McLouth recreation Pier at Jetty Park that is paved and lighted.  Or, take take a daytime or nighttime Fishing boat charter.  The port is becoming a destination itself.  

 

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

Sounds like so much fun! I have that same picture, but only because when I sailed on her, I bought 3 pics and got it for "free" lol. 

Dbldelites
Contributor Level: Captain

What a magnificent ship!  She is a real beauty! Wink

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