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Onboard the Oasis


Spring may seem a long while away, but it’s never too early to book your next vacation. This winter, plot your course for a south-bound ship come April.

Where: Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas. Fort Lauderdale, FL. 800-999-3543; www.cruisemembersonly.com

What’s special: The Oasis of the Seas is designed around seven neighborhood concepts, each with its own set of activities. The ship’s boardwalk neighborhood includes a full-sized carousel; a youth zone — the largest dedicated youth area at sea; an adults-only solarium; an aqua theater, and Central Park where guests can stroll, meander the gardens, and dine. On-board are cantilevered whirlpools, a zip-line view of the ship and the sea below, miniature golf, four pools, a spa, fitness center, casino, ice shows, a nightclub, and a disco.

The deal: The seven-night, west Caribbean round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale starts at $829 and includes a $50 onboard credit and complimentary dinner for two at one of the specialty restaurants when you book Boardwalk or Central Park balcony.

When: Sailing Apr. 2, 2011 (reserve early)

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