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NJ
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Stay tuned for more adventures as Inflatable of the Seas visits Cruise Critic's headquarters in New Jersey.

In the meantime, we want you to get involved in OASIS FEVER this week, too! Post your funny RCI/Oasis pics here. We might use your submission on our site -- if we do, you'll get a free T-shirt!


(Inflatable ship and fancy hull art appear courtesy of cruise lover Robert Arose.)
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Chicago by way of Boston and NOLA
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Originally posted by [email protected]
Inflatable of the Seas failed sea trials this morning:


Good thing the cruise contract specifies that they do not guarantee that the ship is seaworthy!
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Ewing, NJ
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OK, now THAT's fun stuff (how come we don't play with toys when *I'm* in the office, huh?).

I also know you guys have been VERY creative in the past (ahem) -- can you top Mel's Inflatable of the Seas photo???

Laura
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NJ
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Inflatable of the Seas doesn't float, but maybe it will fly? Cruise Critic staffer Matt (our search engine guru) gives it a head start:




Here, Inflatable of the Seas takes a quick dip in the freezer to see just what Oasis had to endure while being built in icy Finland!

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Sounds like it's "Banana Daiquiri Day" at Cruise Critic!
The story behind "Banana Daiquiri Day":
One day our boss told us he was going to be out the next day.
We responded "When the cat's away, the mice will play!" and he told us that he'd used that expression once in front of a Chinese employee, who didn't know what it meant.
Once Drew explained it, the employee said, "Ah, I see! You mean, 'When the tiger is gone from the mountain, then the monkey is king!'"
So now we refer to the time when the boss is out of the office as "Banana Daiquiri Day" (because the monkeys are not only king, they're having one heck of a party!)
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NJ
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Ha ha, fabulous

Originally posted by RoofingPrincess
Sounds like it's "Banana Daiquiri Day" at Cruise Critic!
The story behind "Banana Daiquiri Day":
One day our boss told us he was going to be out the next day.
We responded "When the cat's away, the mice will play!" and he told us that he'd used that expression once in front of a Chinese employee, who didn't know what it meant.
Once Drew explained it, the employee said, "Ah, I see! You mean, 'When the tiger is gone from the mountain, then the monkey is king!'"
So now we refer to the time when the boss is out of the office as "Banana Daiquiri Day" (because the monkeys are not only king, they're having one heck of a party!)
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Originally posted by [email protected]
Inflatable of the Seas failed sea trials this morning:

ROFLMHO! Love the humor.

You are way too funny! And just a little green with envy, aren't ya!

So are we, Wish we were there too!
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NJ
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Adorable, Elizanessie!!
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NJ
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Inflatable of the Seas went out for lunch with Associate Editor Dan and IndependentTraveler.com (our sister site!) Assistant Editor Caroline, and proceeded to get into some trouble...

First, Inflatable tries to stow away:



Then, Inflatable decides to just steal the car:



A final attempt at troublemaking:
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Make sure the Inflatable of the Seas steers clear of any circular weather patterns like hurricanes, and tropical storms, and...

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