May 2014

Cruising With a 12-Year-Old: Snorkeling and Climbing Dunn’s River Falls from Falmouth, Jamaica

May 31, 2014

Justina, my 12-year-old niece, accompanied me this week on a Western Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. On Day 4 of our cruise we visited the port of Falmouth, Jamaica. As you can see from the photo above, the 6,000+ passenger Oasis of the Seas dwarfs the relatively new cruise port at Falmouth. […]

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Cruising With a 12-Year-Old: Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s Private Resort in Haiti

May 28, 2014

My 12-year-old niece, Justina, was my traveling companion for a Western Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas.At 8 am on Day 3 of our cruise, the Oasis docked at Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private resort on the north coast of Haiti. I had previously booked us for a zip line adventure on the 2,600 foot long Dragon’s Breath Flight Line […]

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Cruising With a 12-Year-Old: A Day at Sea on the Oasis

May 26, 2014

Day 2 of our cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas was a day at sea, perfect for trying to learn our way around one of the world’s largest cruise ships. 12-year-old Justina, my traveling companion for this cruise had already conquered the Zip Line and one of the two Rock Climbing walls on […]

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Traveling With a 12-Year-Old: Boarding Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas

May 25, 2014

This week I took my 12-year-old niece Justina on her first cruise, on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, one of the world’s largest cruise ships with more than 6,100 guests on board. The boarding process proceeded relatively quickly (we had completed the advanced check-in online ahead of our travels), and soon we were heading to the ship. We […]

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