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Star Class Wedding! Oasis Of The Seas November 7, 2021


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@Booscruize I have a feeling you're going to rock whatever you wear, your amazing positive attitude will shine through, just think if you waited for the 14th of November cruise all you would need is a tie & shoes! I digress, waiting patiently for some pics of the big day, I am sure that genie will make magic happen. I want your cruise to be here as much as you! Can't wait, congratulations again, Denise

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4 hours ago, Neesa said:

@Booscruize I have a feeling you're going to rock whatever you wear, your amazing positive attitude will shine through, just think if you waited for the 14th of November cruise all you would need is a tie & shoes! I digress, waiting patiently for some pics of the big day, I am sure that genie will make magic happen. I want your cruise to be here as much as you! Can't wait, congratulations again, Denise

Thank you so much Denise you just made us smile! You’re right whatever happens it will all be just fine! Xoxo 

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15 hours ago, Neesa said:

@Booscruize I have a feeling you're going to rock whatever you wear........... all you would need is a tie & shoes! ....waiting patiently for some pics of the big day

@Booscruize,I think those would make for some unique wedding photos! 😂 

But agree with @Neesa, and congrats on the big day!!

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6 hours ago, Neesa said:

Good morning @Booscruize it's 01 November.....I'm getting excited for you. Your posts had me pulling down my wedding album circa 1992. Holy Hannah, was that really me? Patiently waiting.....

 

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Good morning! Wow what a BEAUTIFUL photo! The bouquet is gorgeous and yes I can’t believe it’s November 1st! We leave for Florida in just a few days!!!! We cannot wait!! 

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ONE MORE DAY! 
 

Today was a WHIRLWIND! A very exciting one but a whirlwind! We drove from Tampa to Miami and it was a breeze. Took us about four hours. Sadly Jarell did not get to see an alligator along Alligator Alley….there was only one and he missed it but of course I saw it LOL Oh well…looks like we gottta hit up a zoo to make up for the betrayal soon! LOL We got to our hotel (Holiday Inn Port Of Miami) around 2:30. Since check in wasn’t until 3 ( or so we thought 👀👀) we decided to grab some food at Bayside Marketplace. I’m not sure if they were giving our free $100 bills or handing out a shot for every child you bring but it was PACKED! We literally had to play a game of frogger across traffic so much traffic that is felt like a taking a Zumba class from someone with an extreme caffeine addiction. Eventually we made our way over and settled on Chilis since it had no wait and we were in DIRE need of a cocktail. A few bites and a margaritas later and it was 3:30pm and we were read to check in! So we made our way to the lobby and they informed us that the hotel was at 100% capcity and everything was behind. So sadly our room wasn’t ready yet. No big dealsince we had to drop off our rental car anyway. Eventually they called us at around 4:15 and said our room was ready. Perfect timing since we had just dropped the car and we’re READY to take on Miami! 45F76413-A623-44C4-BA1B-5E70363F1C92.thumb.jpeg.158485342e68cf29d3b65ce7d21cf45b.jpeg

We arrived at the hotel and checked into our bay view suite #711! Much like the other 7/11 I would say this hotel had a lot of amazing attributes and is SUPER convenient however….it could use a fresh coat of paint and maybe a light wash of holy water. None the less the views were FABULOUS and it was so spacious that we forgot all about the chipped paint and late check in. 

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As soon as we got settled it was time for dinner at The Versace Mansion! I cannot recommend this enough. The house is iconic and STUNNING and the food and service was absolutely incredible! D88B898F-429C-4EDE-BF4E-D545B1BEB6D1.thumb.jpeg.706d27efdceee5755d4e263e6da3f142.jpegD83EBDFC-B5C1-4873-AC20-5D5C4D53D217.thumb.jpeg.b4889c476667b767c8e6ce41ecbf07e2.jpeg3C8212E5-4CE5-4CA2-A0BA-2F603C41797B.thumb.jpeg.37b90906da07f042099f4aebb5d0891a.jpeg3C69A543-E9F9-4C6C-89AC-DF8DD5F34A86.thumb.jpeg.6f15c312079b6625e6c89d2cee885eb5.jpegE3D1B306-5141-4B49-BE32-235367CF6631.thumb.jpeg.cd7d0871b02d9b0e36989de6794271ad.jpegE513D438-6A8E-473F-8FDA-79780BF9EE11.thumb.jpeg.ceeab52562ca959cd9d94d422cb1ffb1.jpeg040FB92C-0521-47EC-BA23-AE880472CD2C.thumb.jpeg.a6bb74110acabbeecdbd66d13c4fed35.jpeg

 

Now it is almost midnight and I am WIDE AWAY with excitement wondering how I am going to go to sleep…. Tomorrow is the day!!!! 
 

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I am so very sorry that I am behind!! The Wedding and planning events and entertaining our guests has taken up ALL of my time. Literally I’ve not even seen half of the ship! Let me back track a bit! 
  We woke up at 4am on Sunday morning because I of course was so excited that I was wiggling my toes under the covers LOL I sprang out of bed to look out the window and try and get a glimpse of our ship….of course Oasis is the first terminal A…so there were multiple shops blocking her LOL I couldn’t go back to sleep after that so we just ended up watching tv and packing. I am NOT a morning person so I was pretty impressed with myself…and without coffee! At about 9am we walked to CVS to get $100 in one doll of bills for tips and then came back to do final packing and finally call our uber! Our Uber arrived at roughly 10:45am and we arrived to the port around 11am. We rushed passed the porters who all tried to take our bags because I had been warned that we should only relinquish them at Star Class banner. We quickly found it in all its purple glory! 

After giving our bags away and checking in with the nicest young woman we were told to wait to be led up to security and then to the suite lounge to meet Shane our INCREDIBLE genie (More on him later) 

Eventually we were led up and it took awhile to get through security since there was only one lane open and there was apparently a small debacle over a misfit extension cord trying to be brought on by a person ahead of us LOL No big deal nothing can ruin our day…we are going on a cruise! Once in the suite lounge we sat excitedly waiting for Shane! E4E9C67F-DFC6-4929-BBC2-BFF31BCB7ECA.thumb.jpeg.3efb8512b36b44a18ac94dae0f7a6346.jpeg

Then suddenly we looked up and like a vision in Blue…a beacon of light…a cruise Unicorn if you will…Shane was there r greet us! I cannot ever actually express how much I adore this man even after two days but I will say that I can’t imagine ANYONE else taking this wedding cruise journey with us. He is the best of the best. There….I said it!

After meeting us he brought us to the dining room to do our muster stations and it genuinely took 3 minutes. We were in and out in a flash and now it was finally time to see our suite! 1720 Star Loft! We chose this because of the balcony and the entrainment space and pictures will NEVER do it Justice! 
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6F8E1BF1-7897-451C-8F11-6F6F47929372.thumb.jpeg.9dc1e24f283331586ad46d48b52aa75f.jpegI must say…it was the BEST dang filet I have had on any ship! That sauce was OUT OF THIS WORLD and I’d venture to say that I could have cut it with a spoon! 

Shane also informed us that he HAD procured our wedding tuxedos despite there being some question if it was even possible due to Covid. He is magic! He also had welcome aboard snacks eating for us! 

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We also ran through some of the wedding details and he gave us our weekly schedule and reservations. Then we were off to Playmakers to meet our friends for lunch. Playmakers was delicious! We had a TON of food. Basically one of everything LOL if you like sports bar food then this is for you. My burger was AMAZING! 8947ADDD-3F1B-4B8C-B807-E722404C9A75.thumb.jpeg.3df88cd81ecad1294b05400c96e28bfd.jpeg

After this we went to the Facebook group meet up! Can I just say what an INCREDIBLE group of people that were compiled in this group. The most positive, loving, FUN group of people. I can’t thank everyone enough to has come up and said hello or congrats to us. You have made our hearts smile! I also finally got to try for lava flow with kraken rum! Matt would be so proud! 327A68FB-F0F7-45EF-937B-6E5BB1035FE5.thumb.jpeg.a3bc5fc1625b8a5ee205c9c8ab44e99f.jpeg

After the meet up it was time for Sail Away party on our balcony with friends! Shane arranged for some snacks and appetizers to be delivered and we were able to give our guests the giant welcome bags we had custom made for them! They had things like thermos cups, sunglasses, towel clips, cat ears for when we see CATS LOL, fans etc etc. 6510608F-B3DD-48F8-854C-C4D8683ED6F7.thumb.jpeg.38f221eb996f9a09c1ac6020f17bee7a.jpeg

Sail away was amazing. We sailed at 6 so there was time for us all to have cocktails and mingle before our 8pm dinner at Coastal Kitchen!

We were really excited to eat at Coastal for the illustrious and sometimes controversial Filet! I must say…it was the BEST dang filet I have had on any ship! That sauce was OUT OF THIS WORLD and I’d venture to say that I could have cut it with a spoon! 
Burrata was fresh and delicious and not too heavy

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Tomato soup was a real treat and the smokiness added a real depth of flavor! I also loved the pour over service! 5A38A352-D145-47C6-9939-085AFC31FA48.thumb.jpeg.cd7600175a800562dcb08dfedef421b5.jpeg

I must say the filet was the BEST dang filet I have had on any ship! That sauce was OUT OF THIS WORLD and I’d venture to say that I could have cut it with a spoon! 
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After dinner we returned to the room to find that Shane had left us amazing beach bags for CocoCay! I love them so much I refused to use them because I want to save them to use at home LOL3EB3ED4F-86EB-4CE2-A64B-984A354B0C79.thumb.jpeg.06e5f91204b261c2021c5cc2832a59c0.jpeg

Then we were off to the ice show! Now listen…I love Hans Christian Andersen as much as the next thirty something but I will say this story/choice wasn’t be FAVORITE theming. However the TALENT and amazing passion from the performers had me leaping to my feet. What they can do on ice is astounding! E12AA413-231E-411B-A504-3747CC169F1B.thumb.jpeg.6b675b98f160b4826a295b7afa7af840.jpeg

After the ice show it was nearly midnight and we were SO exhausted by the day we had to go to bed! I will stop here for now since it’s 2am and my husband (yay I can say husband) is snoring beside me LOL

p.s. Props to you live bloggers who manage to do this without falling behind! 

 

 

 

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