So this is pretty funny. CruiseLog’s Gene Sloan just tweeted:

Let the madness begin: World’s largest #cruise ship causing traffic jams in Fort Lauderdale. http://bit.ly/OPN53 #travel #oasis

It seems that everyone going on cruises this past weekend have been driving by terminal 18 before going to their designated terminal. As with everyone’s first glimpse of the ship, I am sure they slow down to make sure they take in all that Oasis brings, although from the outside its all balconies, but still 8 decks of them are impressive.

The Sun Sentinel, which has been doing a great job of following the Oasis’s arrival in Southern Florida, also commented on the traffic jams:

…the port has been flooded with people asking to get a closer look at Oasis or wanting to take a tour, Ellen Kennedy, spokeswoman for Port Everglades, said on Sunday. Only ticketed cruise passengers and authorized personnel are granted access to Port Everglades for security reasons, she said.

While port security officials have been turning spectators away, mass crowds have made it difficult for cruise passengers to enter and exit the port, Kennedy said.

I can’t blame them for trying to get a look, but really the best view of the Oasis is from their cruise ship. Even more so as it sails out of Port Everglades.