Our second day on the Oasis of the Seas began in a leisurely fashion. This was our first time staying in an inside cabin as a family and we realized inside cabins are perfect for families with kids who “rise with the sun”. Our youngest is an early riser, almost always. The lack of natural light in the cabin allowed her to sleep in until 8 am and get much needed rest from her extended night of excitement the day before. The boat was docked in Nassau for the day.
We found our way up to the Windjammer for breakfast after a failed attempt to be seated in our assigned dining hall which was closed. Once again, the Windjammer buffet was packed. Just like the day before, it was swarming with people and almost every table was taken. We ended up sharing a large table which only had 3 people sitting at it (tip: do not hesitate to approach other cruisers to share tables in the buffet or on the pool deck; most people understand the stress of finding a space to eat when the room is packed, and you just might make some new friends!). Breakfast options were plentiful and varied but the stress of the environment made us just want to eat and run.
After breakfast we dropped the girls off at Adventure Ocean at their request. Hubby and I certainly weren’t going to fight them on it, LOL. Free to ourselves we just hung out a bit , catching up on work and napping. Around noon we headed up to the adults only Solarium area on the pool deck. It was very lovely and relaxing. Fortunately, there weren’t any drunk or rowdy adults around and in general, everyone was just taking it easy and enjoying the warm sun and breeze.
We had lunch in the Solarium restaurant and it was great. It’s clear that the bistro in the Solarium focuses on healthy, clean food. There was a nice salad bar with several gourmet, cold salads. A Gazpacho bar was included on the salad bar with toppings such as diced vegetables olive tapenade and croutons. The hot bar featured steamed and seasoned veggies, brown rice and grilled fish and chicken. There were a few light desserts. The entire area was beautiful and airy.
We enjoyed our lunch and then retired to loungers on deck to read a bit and nap.
Around 3pm we picked up the girls and we all went to spend some time in the splash area by the pool. We lounged in the hot tub and a neat, round pool with a current that pulled you along the pool in a circular fashion.
After pool we quickly cleaned up the girls and sent them back to Adventure Ocean for Pirate Night and dinner. Hubby and I then headed off to the Solarium Bistro for our dinner reservation.
We absolutely loved the Solarium Bistro for dinner. The restaurant had a clean, modern look with neutrals and white décor. The setting, in the middle of the Solarium, allowed for peaceful views and the restful sounds for gently running water.
After a delightful dinner that left us full but not feeling stuffed, we decided to walk the ship with no intended destination or purpose. We roamed the Promenade deck, people watching and enjoying the good energy. Many of the shops on the Promenade were having sales so the area was quite busy. We don’t usually find anything that interests us in the shops on cruises so we just navigated the crowds and headed to On Air Bar located on the Promenade which was showing the Thursday night football games. We enjoyed the game for a bit before the live music started at Boleros across the Promenade. We drifted over to the lounge area and took a moment to enjoy some live music and watch cruisers have fun dancing to the Latin rhythms.
It was Pirate Night and we discovered that the Adventure Ocean Explorers and Voyagers were about to put on a parade for us!!! We spotted our oldest daughter quickly in the crowd of kids with her face painted and a quirky bandana on her head.
The kids marched to the center of the promenade and put on a dance show for us which was hilarious, adorable and fun all at once. My daughter had a blast and I don’t know who was smiling harder, Hubby and I or our sweetheart.
We ended the night lounging up on the Solarium on the huge circular two person chaises in front of the massive window wall, as the boat set out to sea from Nassau.
Day Two was an absolute delight! In case you missed them you can find links to my daily diary of the first day here:
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