TBEX at Sea – Get ready to be Wowed!
Recently, we were lucky enough to board the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship to get a little preview of our home base during the first ever TBEX at Sea event October 31 through November 7. The representative from Royal Caribbean told us we were in for a great time and she was right. Our first word when stepping on board was WOW. We would repeat that word many times over during our 5-hour tour of the spectacular Oasis of the Seas.
Oasis of the Seas Offers Something for Every Travel Blogger
Is your blog focused on FAMILY, FOODIE, or LUXURY travel? Are you a SAVVY blogger looking to increase your industry knowledge and network with other influential bloggers, brands, and travel industry professionals? If you answered YES to any of these, then come on board!
For the FAMILY Travel Blogger
Whether you are bringing your family with you on the TBEX at Sea event or your audience is primarily family travelers, The Oasis of the Seas will provide you some great story ideas. You will find fun and unique experiences for children (and adults!) of all ages.
From climbing walls, to Flow Riders, to zip lines, and miniature golf, there are enough activities to keep the children happy and active during your entire trip. The younger set (and their parents) can also meet some of their favorite movie characters, like Shrek or Fiona, as part of the DreamWorks Experience.
The Kid’s Club also offers great activities as part of the Royal Caribbean Adventure Ocean programs. Catering to all children from babies to teens; there are many fun and educational programs available. The Youth Zone and H2O Zone are the place to be for the young cruiser, with an occasional ride on a vintage carousel to bring home even more family memories. It is hard to tell who will have more fun on this cruise!
For the FOODIE Travel Blogger
The Oasis of the Seas is definitely a lot more than the buffet most people envision for a cruise. There are 25 dining options on this ship and many of these great restaurants are included in the cruise price.
The Grande Restaurant offers a formal setting every night should you choose. Try some Pan Asian flavors at Silk or even some healthy and tasty options at the Solarium. For an extra charge, you can tempt your palate with great steaks at Chops Grille, or choose between several international inspired restaurants. Be sure not to miss 150 Central where the James Beard award chef will take you on an amazing culinary adventure. Advanced reservations are usually required to take advantage of the 6-course extravaganza offered with fabulous wine pairings!
For the LUXURY Travel Bloggers
Is your audience all about the luxury vacation? You will find a lot of content options aboard the Oasis of the Seas. The luxury accommodations are just the start. The Royal Loft Suite, which is spread across two floors, includes a private Jacuzzi on your balcony and a baby grand piano! The Sky Loft Suite, with gorgeous indoor and outdoor dining areas, allows entertaining of family and friends. There are plenty of luxurious rooming options onboard.
After spending a day shopping on the Caribbean islands, head to the onboard shops such as kate spade new york and Michael Kors for even more selection. Or if you prefer something relaxing, you’re always welcome at the Vitality Spa for a massage or manicure. The Concierge Club and Diamond Lounge beckon the discerning traveler for relaxation and pampering with a host of body treatment options.
SAVVY Bloggers – Looking to Develop More Skills and Power Networking?
One of the many things we are looking forward to on this first ever TBEX at Sea cruise are the more in-depth courses that will be offered. Three-hour sessions where interaction with the experts in writing, podcasting, and many other blogging business topics will help bring your blog to the next level.
Like what you hear in a session and want to learn more from the presenter? Looking to meet with other bloggers and brainstorm ideas? Conference areas have been set aside for breakout networking sessions. Or, if you prefer a more relaxed setting, meet up in Central Park and chat over a glass of wine.
TBEX at Sea is a full week of fun, with the opportunity to meet other bloggers/industry professionals and share ideas in a relaxed setting. Wi-Fi (compliments of TBEX) during the cruise ensures your audience is kept up-to-the-minute on all the fun and excitement!
Royal Caribbean’s Technological Advances
The technology on the Oasis of the Seas is pretty amazing, and well beyond what we have seen on other cruise ships.
Digital signage allows you to see exactly where you are on the ship, you can find the place you are heading and the digital map appears before your eyes. No more getting lost on your way to the show!
High speed Wi-Fi is better than ever due to the use of O3b network and connected satellites. These satellites can actually be moved to focus on a ship to ensure you have best and fastest connection. No worry about missing out on some social media sharing on this ship.
By the Numbers:
Here are some interesting facts about the Oasis of the Seas:
- Length: 1,187 feet (362 meters)
- of Decks: 16 passenger decks
- Guest Capacity: 6,360 guests (total)
- of Crew: 2,394 crew (From over 71 countries)
- Total Stateroom: 2,706
The Oasis of the Seas was listed as the largest cruise ship in 2009. It held the title until 2010 when their sister ship, Allure of the Seas, hit the water with an additional 2 inches, about 5 cm!
Let yourself be energized and ready to soak up the sun and fun. Enjoy a week aboard the Oasis of the Seas with TBEX at Sea!