Cruise ship photo essay - Oasis of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - Oasis in St. Maarten
Richard H. Wagner
Every two weeks, Oasis of the Seas calls at Phillipsburg on the Dutch half of the island
of St. Maarteen. The island is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean
and its cruise terminal is designed to accommodate several large cruise ships at a
time. Indeed, on the day these photos were taken there were five ships in port with
Oasis (Celebrity Silhouette, Adventure of the Seas, Mein Schiff 2, Ruby Princess and
In the photo above, Oasis is docked at the pier that was built largely in anticipation of
Other ships arrive to join Oasis.
Here, Carnival Dream approaches in
order to dock next to Oasis.
As evening falls, Oasis becomes a blaze of
colored lights. Her passengers back from a day
exploring the island, she casts off and sets off
into the darkness.