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A Week in the Caribbean, Part 2 {Atlantis, Bahamas}

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

A few weeks ago I went on my first ever Caribbean cruise as part of the Click Retreat photography conference I attended. I shared part one of my recap earlier this week. Here’s a little bit more about our week-long cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and our time at Atlantis in the Bahamas!

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

The Oasis of the Seas is the second largest cruise ship in the world. (The largest is only two inches longer!) And it’s the the largest cruise ship that travels to the Caribbean.

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Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

The ship is home to over 5,400 passengers and more than 2,300 crew members. It has 25 different dining options, 17 decks, five swimming pools, a rock climbing wall, an ice skating rink, a zip-line, a mini-golf course, and so much more!

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

We had a Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony and I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of space we had. There was plenty of room to unpack, hang up clothes, put things away in drawers, and store our luggage under the bed.

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Our balcony was huge! Loved having our complimentary room service breakfast out here in the mornings. Don’t you love my crazy hair here?? ;)

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

There was tons to see and do and explore on the ship.

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

There were broadway shows, ice dancing shows, a Cirque-type acrobatic show, and a high-diving show.

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Obviously my favorite part was the free soft-serve ice cream. ;)

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

There’s an extremely nice spa and gym on the ship, and they offer free morning yoga classes. They also have an AMAZING juice and smoothie bar! One of my favorite parts of the cruise was doing morning yoga and treating myself to a fresh juice after class. When the weather is nice, they hold the yoga classes on the ship’s helipad. That was SUCH an awesome experience!!! Let me tell you, yoga on a moving ship is VERY different from a regular yoga class! Especially when the the ship is experiencing pretty significant ocean swells. We were swaying all over the place trying to hold our poses!

Side note: I showed this picture to Kevin and he picked me out of the crowd immediately, first try. Freaky, lol!

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

This sweet girl is Shawn, my awesomely adventurous partner-in-crime on the ship!! We did all the fun stuff the ship had to offer. Shawn has an amazing food blog at I Wash, You Dry. She is the inventor of the famous Pizza Cake!!! She also has a cookbook coming out called Express Lane Cooking. She takes 5 ingredients and makes 3 different meals out of them. Her cookbook has over 80 quick and easy dinner with only 5 ingredients!! I cannot WAIT until it comes out. You definitely want to preorder this one right now!! :)

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

We did the massive rock climbing wall….

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

I made it about 1/3 of the way up! ;)

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Before I screamed and jumped down!

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We also went zip-lining and SURFING! On a boat!! Here’s a video of what all we did :)

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Then we celebrated with Pineapple Smoothies on the sun deck. :)

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Our very first port of call was Nassau in The Bahamas.

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

We got to spend the day playing at Atlantis!

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

How crazy does that waterslide look??

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Loved the fun and colorful houses in the Bahamas!

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

But my awesome roommate Shaina found us our own excursion to take…

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

This is The Cloisters, the 14th century remains of a French Monastery.

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

There is a free shuttle from Atlantis that takes about 10 mins. It’s totally free and it was not crowded at all!

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

This would be the perfect spot for a wedding!

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Surrounding the remains were gorgeous Versailles-type gardens with flowers, statues, and ponds.

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Afterwards we walked on the beach and sipped coconut smoothies.

Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

That afternoon we sailed away from the Bahamas onto our next adventure! Be sure to check out this post for more from our cruise. :)

Thanks so much for looking! Have a fabulous rest of your week. :)

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