Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I can’t believe it has been 3 days since I disembarked Oasis of the Seas. The Oasis Class from Royal Caribbean is truly a whole new world of cruising. I learned so many new things and look forward to writing some helpful posts for all of you in the very near future. The first thing that I need to tackle is my hammock. I was so shocked by how interesting this was to all of you so I’m going to break it down.
Prior to boarding Oasis, I had received an Amazon giftcard for my birthday from my boss. She told me that I needed to buy something frivolous with it. During my late night searches for cruise vlogs on Youtube, I came across someone with a hammock on their balcony. That was my stroke of genius. I ordered the hammock and hooks below a week before my cruise (thank you Amazon Prime).
Both of these items are very lightweight and don’t take up too much space in luggage. When I got onboard I wrapped my straps around each pole on each side a few times until I reached my desired height. Be conscious of the height for safety reasons when you are constructing your hammock. Then I connect my hammock to the straps with the metal clips. I did not use the white ropes that came with the hammock.
Having a hammock on my balcony truly elevated my cruise experience. There is something back swinging away with a good glass of wine while listening to the waves crash outside your window. Imagine kicking back in your own little pod, swaying and watching the sunset. It is just as good as it sounds.
The biggest tip that I could give you about doing a hammock is to research your stateroom first. Youtube has a lot of different cabin tours from different ships so you can see if it is even possible in your balcony cabin. My stateroom attendant didn’t seem to mind ours but we also made sure it was secure and at an appropriate height.
Make sure you check out my vlogs on YouTube so you can see the hammock in action!